Friday, February 06, 2009

"Obamacare": More Socialism in America... Universal Healthcare

More Socialism in America: Universal Healthcare
By: J. D. Longstreet

The charge by the democrats to set up a "National Health Insurance" program in America officially began with Obama signing the new CHIP bill, a few days ago, which extended health care coverage to 4 million uninsured children. The President was not the least bit bashful in announcing that his action, in signing the bill, was the first step in fulfilling his promise made during the campaign to provide universal health insurance for all Americans. To quote Obama he said: "As I think everybody here will agree, this is only the first step. Because the way I see it, providing coverage to 11 million children through CHIP is a down payment on my commitment to cover every single American."

Now, you may think this is just swell. We don't! In fact we are pledged to work as hard as we can to see that universal health insurance does not come to America.

Why? Mainly, for two reasons. First: because it is out and out socialism. That is why, dear reader, it is referred to as socialized medicine! The second reason, and just as important as the first, is the fact that socialized medicine will utterly destroy what is arguably, the best healthcare system on the planet!

Some of you will disagree with me, I'm sure. That is your right. But bear with me for a moment or two, and keep reading, and we will try to change your mind.

A few months ago I wrote the following, which is every bit as pertinent today as it was then, so I'm going to repeat it. Back then I wrote this:

We are continuing to lose our privacy, here in America, at an ever-increasing speed. There is hardly a place in America one can go, these days, without being seen by someone’s security cameras. I recently stood in a parking lot of one of the Big Box stores and counted 22 cameras zeroed in on the parking area, and entrances, and exits, to the store. And that was just on the OUTSIDE, at the front, of the store!

If you think Big Brother’s snooping is bad now just wait. It will get worse, a LOT worse, IF we allow it.

Weigh too much? Lose weight… or the government won’t pay for your medical bills.

Drive too fast? Slow down… or the government won’t pay for your medical bills if you’re in an accident.

Smoke? The government won’t pay for your medical bills, period.

Have more than (two) kids? Your medical bills will not be paid if you exceed the allowable limit on babies.

Pregnant with a third child and the government insists that you have an abortion, but you really want this third child? Well, either have an abortion, or that third child will have no medical coverage and the cost of the pregnancy, and delivery, will not be covered, either.

Didn’t finish High School? Your medical bills will not be covered if you do not get a High School Diploma (At least a GED).

Take the wrong courses in college? Well, if you didn’t check before you signed up for a course, and you signed-up for a course the government thinks is uncalled for, or that you do not need for your chosen occupation… then your medical bills will not be picked up by the National Healthcare.

Own a gun? Why, everyone knows there is an epidemic of deaths due to handguns in America. So it is a health issue. National Healthcare will not pay for your medical bills until you turn in your guns to the government!

Choose the wrong career, and you are on your own… no medical help from the government.

Get the picture? Almost total control. And you, and I, will have given that power to the government!

So, next time you hear someone calling for National Healthcare/Universal Healthcare, remind them of all the freedom they will give up for that "cradle to the grave" care. The founders of the United States of America wanted us to live free... healthy, if we could manage it, but free in any event. Today, it seems we are prepared to give up our freedom for a modern day form of Marxism... Socialized Medicine!

Ok, so what about the cost to Americans in dollars, per year? Right now, if the economy doesn't get any worse, (and I think we can agree that the economy is certainly going to get worse under the policies Obama is trying so desperately to set in place)... the universal healthcare program will cost us around 150 BILLION per year! The possible ten-year cost-out might be expected to exceed 3 TRILLION dollars. There is an excellent article over at the Washington Times we recommend. You'll find it HERE.

To make it even worse, it is expected the bill, when passed through the Congress, most likely will outlaw private health insurance, altogether. The democrats understand that to make the Universal Healthcare System work, at all, nobody can be allowed to have any form of insurance that is superior to the National Healthcare Program.

What about clandestine healthcare? You know... sneaking around to find a doctor who will treat you for a fee, off the books and out of sight of the government. Well, if you seek out a doctor, and have an examination, and pay the doc in cash, you and the doctor could both go to jail!

If you think medical care is bad now, wait until we have Obama’s national health insurance program. If you think government is intrusive now… just wait for “Obamacare.” Our every move will be monitored, and the government will direct us in every facet of our lives. To some of you that will be comforting, I’m sure. But to those of us who feel responsible for our own lives and take responsibility for them, it is pure, unadulterated horror! If you think the government is intrusive in your life now... just wait... you ain't seen nothing yet!

There is just so much to understand about how a national healthcare system would work that most Americans will never understand it... until it is too late and we are saddled with this horror from hell! It has become obvious, to those of us who actually pay attention to what our government is doing, that Obama, and his cohorts in Congress, plan to push the national healthcare bill (Obamacare) as hard and as fast as they can through the Congress before you and I can read the small print. Many, if not most, of the Congresspersons and Senators will NEVER read it all. And yes, they WILL vote on it without ever having read it.

It is time, actually it is past time, for all Americans who love freedom, to write, call, fax, telegram, or e-mail their Congressperson and Senators and urge them to fight against a National Healthcare Program bill that will suffocate the remaining freedom we have as Americans. There is not a minute to lose. The democrats are planning to make an attempt at running this thing through Congress at a record breaking speed to defy any chance you may have of acquainting yourself with what is in the actual bill itself.

Don't be suckered again, America! Universal healthcare is not democracy. It is socialism. Universal healthcare is not about healthcare. It is about power for the ruling class.

It is time to get your back up and act as an American. Playing the part of a wimp is Un-American! And lying down and rolling over for a Congress and a President whose intention is to acquire all the power possible for themselves at the expense of the common, everyday, American is skullduggery at the lowest level. And THAT, dear reader, is exactly what is going on in Washington today!

It is time to reclaim that which is rightfully ours... our freedom!

J. D. Longstreet


Anonymous said...

Utterly irresponsible information not based on facts, but instead on an ideaology. American's need to come together and support H.B. 676! Lower costs of healthcare and leave out the corporate middle men who all the current costs are going to.

Longstreet said...

And your argument is NOT based on ideology???

Madam, I have been hospitalized seventy plus times in my life and will be many more, if I am lucky, before I die. I would say my conclusions are based on experience, first-hand experience! I KNOW "first hand" what kind of healthcare system we have in the USA today. I also know that I do not want to be treated by doctors who work for the government. (Been to the Post Office lately?)

Just for the heck of it, stop by your local hospital's emergency room and take a look. Think it is crowded now? Just wait 'til it is free! Ever hear of rationing? The current healthcare system will crash! No doubt about it.

Rationing will be necessary for anyone to be treated. That means loooong waits. You might even find that you have to extract your own teeth with your very own pliers, as our British cousins are doing in Great Britain today.

Plus the FACT that Universal Healthcare is socialism and flat out un-American!

No, Madam, it is YOU who are wrong about Universal Healthcare. The problem is, you, and those on your side of the debate, will NEVER believe what I am trying to warn you about is the truth until it is too late to do anything about it.

If you really want to do a boon for your country, join the fight against socialism. We have nearly lost our republic, madam, to those who seek security rather than freedom, slavery rather than freedom. For that, dear lady, is what socialism is... slavery. I, for one, will not be guilty of doing the greatest disservice to my fellow citizens of this great land by assisting those who would deprive them, deprive US, of the freedom our forefathers fought a world superpower to win for us.

As a loyal American, I find I cannot side with those who, through ignorance, and/or emotional evaluation of our current healthcare system, based on a warped perception of the facts concerning socialized medicine and its detrimental effect on those who currently suffer under it today, honestly believe socialized medicine is the answer. I know, from experience, it will only bring heartache, misery, and increased suffering to the sick among us. I cannot be that unfeeling toward my fellow Americans

I remain, madam. your obedient servant,


April Payne said...

o k So you are against free heath care. That is no reason to attack people personally. You believe all this great stuff and have all these high minded things to say, but you are attacking any opinion that is not like yours. That is your right as an American, however, people will not listen to the ranting of a lunatic . Back your stuff with A LOT more facts. You may get a following of some sort. If you believe it or not, there are other people in the world that have different opinions. That is why I am glad I live in America.I don't have to follow behind everyone else if I choose not to. Oh by the way, if people would stop stealing other peoples things you would not have to worry about security cameras.Universal heath care is no worse than having medicaid or a crappy health care coverage that you have to drive 30 miles to find a doctor to take you. I will not ever give up my freedom. I will start the civil war to keep it and wave the original constitution right in everyone's faces. Others have died for this country and our freedom believe me I have no problem doing the same.If you do not agree with the way things are run in the United States than Do Something stop talking.

Longstreet said...

Just a few points, Madam: ObamaCare is not FREE! I repeat, ObamaCare is not FREE! Nothing is free. I have no idea where Americans came up with the idea of any FREE service from the government. You and I will pay thru the nose for inferior healthcare AND RATIONED HEALTHCARE.

Plus - you say if I don’t like the way things are being done I should do something! Madam I AM DOING SOMETHING! I am attempting to open my fellow Americans eyes to the loss of their freedom and their country to a socialist movement within our government, which will lead directly to communism.

BY the way, I am less than one mile from the office of my doctor.

Madam, I implore you, wake up before it is too late and you DO awaken someday to find that you have lost your country.

As I said above, I have been hospitalized over 70 times in my lifetime. I know a little something about healthcare in this country AND THE COST. I was born before the Second World War, and I am a veteran, so I know a little something about the cost of freedom.

Again, I say, there is no such thing as FREE healthcare. It will cost us our freedom and our country.