Thursday, July 08, 2010

This Smashmouth Obama White House. We'll take care of you

White House appoints a new do or die ObamaCare Medicare head during a short congressional recess--no hearings, no debate, no oversight. They do what they want, shove through big brother we know what's good for you "healthcare" paid for with your money and your body-- you die sooner rather than later. Yes we can:

But it doesn't take an M.D. to understand the opposition to Dr. Berwick. "I am romantic about the National Health Service," he told a London audience in 2008, referring to the British single-payer system. "I love it," Dr. Berwick added, going on to call it "such a seductress" and "a global treasure." He routinely points to the NHS as a health-care model for the U.S.

Yet despite this torrid affair, new British Prime Minister David Cameron is devoting an extra £1 billion to cancer care and other specialty treatments and surgeries that the NHS currently denies to patients because the bureaucracy deemed them too costly. Dr. Berwick has been careful to say that the NHS is "far from perfect," but in a now-notorious interview last year he said that "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

This creepy pediatrician will have oversight over us, deciding life and death behind closed doors. Just shut your eyes and line up for the slaughter. It's a pattern with these leftist elites:

"If you're going to do health-care cost containment, it has to be stealth," said Jon Kingsdale, speaking at a conference sponsored by the New Republic magazine last October. "It has to be unsuspected by any of the key players to actually have an effect." Mr. Kingsdale is the former director of the Massachusetts "connector," the beta version of ObamaCare's insurance "exchanges," and is now widely expected to serve as an ObamaCare regulator.

He went on to explain that universal coverage was "fundamentally a political strategy question"—a way of finding a "significant systematic way of pushing back on the health-care system and saying, 'No, you have to do with less.' And that's the challenge, how to do it. It's like we're waiting for a chain reaction but there's no catalyst, there's nothing to start it."

In other words, health reform was a classic bait and switch...

John Podhoretz: Obama Is Giving Up the Fight on Health Care — Now It’s All Muscle. Outright lies and thuggery.

Remember in November. It's your life, not theirs.

P.S. I remember at my 25th Harvard reunion I went to listen to a panel on health care. It was the summer of 2001 and they were obsessed with the failure of HillaryCare and the need to revive it. I was still wearing mom jumpers in those days, I think it had pretty fish swimming in a soft blue sea, and stood up during the Q & A to say consumers are more informed than ever, they look online for answers and choices in every aspect of their lives, then asked--why wouldn't they want choice and transparency in healthcare? Why not individual medical savings accounts with catastrophic rather than a one size fits all top down approach.

Silence from the panel. People turned around and looked at me. Then one Harvard-trained doctor responded, I think he taught at Stanford. He said slowly, that's a conservative idea, and went on to outline it. At least he recognized it and gave it some validity as an alternative argument.

...Silent Cal spoke up when it counted. Scott Johnson, Powerline quoted President Coolidge on the meaning of Independence Day. It sticks in my mind:
About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
We have to reassert this against these "progressive" elites who play god.

Anyone who's held a newborn babe in their arms is awed and humbled. Every life is precious.

As is the American freedom we know and love.

More. IRS Ombudsman Says ObamaCare Compliance to Impose "Significant" Burdens on Businesses

Dr. Donald Berwick - K.H., via RCP.

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