The overriding theme from the DemocRAT clones running against the Fearless Leader, wants to charm you
into accepting their formula for eradicating all your ailments. Much of the next presidential campaign will discuss, compare
and knock each plan, while the central issue remains silent. Is the condition of national health enhanced with the centralization
of mandated medicine?
If you are one among the majority that view government as a benefactor,
you will be looking for the most you can get out of the system. But if you are a person who values your own mental health
and that of your community neighbors, you will need to search for a balance in wholeness, that all can strive to achieve.
The first maxim of medicine is that there is no guarantee of sound health. Physical fitness and a freedom from afflictions
is beyond the realm of science to warrant and the capacity of the State to deliver.
will hear varied versions of the unattainable, promised by quacks that want to operate on the body politic. Sickly invalids
seek hope from their handicaps. So it’s not a shock when diseased citizens seek to vote for the perfect pill. The virus
that infects the populace is not a bacteria, but is a mental illness. It attacks common sense and leaves a fantasy substitute
for rational equilibrium. That is why the loathsome debate for the better form of government national health program becomes
a foul practice, that can only lead to the expiration of the patient.
Care’ is a terminable diagnostic prospect. Only a sick person would claim that the federal behemoth can deliver a tonic
that cures the suffering. The record of generations of bad medicine hasn’t healed, but it surely has harmed the public.
Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, Medicare and Medicaid are shams, the war on drugs is a fraud, the FDA is a subsidiary of
the pharmacy industry and the abstraction of a Federal Mental Health bureaucracy is an oxymoron. Sorry folks, the general
welfare clause in the constitution was never intended to discharge insanity.
The coronary heart
of Social Democracy is the congenital infliction of modern society. The aorta is blocked by central planning and the arteries
are starved from life sustaining nourishment. Freedom in choice is the nutrient of mortality. Medicine based upon false science
is malpractice, so to with politics. When policy is based upon a superstition that government can immunize society from the
cancer that spreads from the design of their own programs, the constitution of the citizen is injured. Their systemic damage
swells and becomes malignant when private enterprise is replaced with the bureaucratic narcotic. Medicine is as much an art
of the practice as a technology of treatment. Government programs always lack treating the individual, while excelling in
therapy for the masses.
Individuals have the principal responsibility for their own health. So
should their ability over the methods and options for medical care, be of personal choice. You know all too well the adverse
circumstance of socialized medicine. Now the country will be subjected to another manipulation of brainwashing to inject the
contaminated vaccine of social submission. Phil Gramm is no longer in the Senate to stop national health care. The bandwagon
for a federal prescription drug coverage must be derailed, before only sedatives become prescribed. Manifest your indignity
for socialized medicine.
Surely, the AMA is no Marcus
Welby. Nevertheless, doctors are not the foremost problem. The economics of the health care establishment, regulated and abused
by a host of greedy parasites is the core issue. The threat of unlimited liability from excessive law suits has taken much
of the incentive out of private practice. HMO’s have driven out reasonable return for physicians, while massing vast
profits for corporations and investors. Pharmaceutical companies through advertisement seduce the ill to seek a panacea from
sickness with dependency in their magic potions. Insurance companies reject individuals from coverage because they are not
part of an accepted group. Food manufacturers insert designer chemicals into their products that alarm nutritionists. Alternative
practitioners are scorned, as homeopathic methods are discouraged from reimbursement.
coverage is not humane, when it is financed with theft by a surgeon who only amputates our autonomy as living beings. Requiring
the taxpayer to pay for illegal aliens, uninsured emergency care, excessive testing and experimentation and insufferable administrative
redundancies, is defective doctoring.
The problems can be solved. Despite the cries for an expanded
role for government, the answers lie in returning the purchasing power back to the consumer with an emphasis upon preventive
medicine. Quality of one’s health is more important than longevity of life. Each person has the responsibility to become
a sophisticated customer of medical services. When insurance pays for endless procedures and lab exams, without any semblance
for their proper costs or realistic necessity, we all lose. How may tests are performed simply to protect a doctor’s
legal rectum? The litigation risk from ambulance chasing pettifoggers needs to be reduced, or our pain and suffering will
continue its compound fracture of society.
The practice of the pharmaceutical sector to dump and
sell to foreign clientele, brand name drugs well below U.S. pricing is dishonest. Few industries have greater profit margins
and less incentives to sell generic substitutes. Funding future research is desirable, but competitive pricing is essential
for costs to reflect relief without gouging.
Returning the value of expense, from employer insurance,
into personal and portable accounts, honored by the physician of choice is central to bring down costs. Insurance carriers
need to offer medical products that resemble whole life coverage, whereby healthy lifestyles accrue savings that can be applied
to preventive costs, while maintaining catastrophic coverage. Affordable, with options of high deductibility, private insurance
for the self employed, retirees or unemployed would be realized, as the excessive cost of superfluous treatment is reduced.
Patients would be free to spend their personal resources for therapy and medical care. However, the erroneous concept that
good health is a universal guarantee and paid for under the coercion of government, must be repudiated.
The holistic approach to health must also include the regeneration of the mental well-being of society. Mental institutions
for the bureaucrat and the Social Democrat would be a healthy form of rehabilitation. Surely, we all would benefit from a
temporary condition of employment internment for the “collectivists” with an intense tutelage in the principles
of constitutional federalism. Recovery for the ‘do gooders’ at someone else’s expense is the worst of all
plagues. Health can be restored, when people have the ability to live their own lives. We don’t need more government
to infect babies in the cradle, contaminate our working years or desecrate our demise with degraded warehousing.
The debate on national health should demand a return to private medicine. Nothing short of that will heal the patient,
cure our aliments and restore our health. Iatrogenic - a medical term- - refers to sickness caused by the doctor. In this case the medical attendants are the pander
politicians, of both parties.
SARTRE - May 18, 2003