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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How to reduce Healthcare Costs

Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel and Obama’s own choice to head Medicare and Medicade, Dr. Donald Berwick, believe that the way to reduce healthcare costs is to simply kill off those who cost the most to care for. An extreme statement? An extreme view? Perhaps, unless one happens to look into the backgrounds of these two men and the Sitting US President who considers their viewpoints worthy of consideration.

Barrack Obama spent his entire adult life sitting at the feet of an avowed enemy of the American way of life, Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright. Both Ezekiel and Rahm Emanuel are on the record praising one of the founders and leaders of the Weather Underground Organization, Bill Ayers. The following statement comes from the radical group’s founding document;

“The most important task for us toward making the revolution, and the work our collectives should engage in, is the creation of a mass revolutionary movement, without which a clandestine revolutionary party will be impossible. A revolutionary mass movement is different from the traditional revisionist mass base of "sympathizers.” Rather it is akin to the Red Guard in China, based on the full participation and involvement of masses of people in the practice of making revolution; a movement with a full willingness to participate in the violent and illegal struggle.”

Neither Obama, neither Emanuel brother nor Ayers himself have ever repudiated their roots, nor have they ever denounced the revolutionary ideals that drove them then and apparently drive their agenda now.  It is also germane to mention Thomas Malthus, a British clergyman and economist who published An Essay on the Principle of Population during the 18th century. Leftists somehow seem incapable of believing that the human species is anything but a drain on the resources of the earth. This brings us to the continual and ongoing healthcare debate.

Back in 2009, when Obamacare was being shoved down the throats of the American public, the Democrat leadership not only ridiculed those who objected to the bill but laughed at those who wished to know what was in the bill before it was voted upon. What is the saddest part of all of this is that the sycophantic American Media thought the Democrat attitude was perfectly reasonable. Would those same people have thought it reasonable when a real estate agent said they could only inspect their new house after they bought it? The parallel is not arguable.

Obama continues to push affordability and cost control in his ongoing support of his horrible idea. He, like every other liberal leader out there knows full well that the opposite will occur. Costs will rise exponentially, which is exactly what is desired. If the Washington power elite truly wanted to make being patched up less expensive all they need to do is lower the cost of providing healthcare to the providers. This is basic economic fact, not theory. Look at it this way; if the cost of oil drops how does that affect the cost of gasoline at the pump? It certainly does not go up. It is the same with a visit to the doctor’s office. Lower the cost of doing business and what business provides costs less at the point of purchase.

Right now the major cost of running a medical office is not salaries, nor is it equipment. It is the price of being allowed to do business set by the government. Your average doctor pays through the nose for liability insurance. So many avenues and barriers have been erected by government and their attack dogs, civil suits in suits (read: lawyers), that if true tort reform were ever enacted the price of medical liability insurance would drop to about 1% of what it is today. If all of the fees and regulations that are nothing more than bureaucratic redundancies were removed from running a medical practice or facility and the practice allowed to pass the savings along to the patient, the cost of healthcare would also drop exponentially. Will the liberal establishment ever allow this to happen? Not on your life.

Will the liberal establishment ever allow an honest debate on these principles? What do you think?

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