The Descending Darkness of Obamacare
"Waiting for the Stars to Shine Through"
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Back in March of 2005, I wrote the following: “National Health Care is a Socialist dream. It is also a Conservative’s worst nightmare.” Americans are about to wake up “to," not “from," that nightmare!
if you really want the government to have control of your life, I mean
every facet of your life, then a National Healthcare program is EXACTLY what you want! If, on the other hand, you want to preserve your freedom, then a national healthcare program is the last thing on this earth you want.
We are, of course, referring to Obamacare, which is now the law of the land.
Look, “womb to tomb healthcare”
has so many strings attached that it isn’t worth the hassle , the
increase in taxes, and the decrease in the quality of health care that
has already begun as a result of the most intrusive government program
ever devised by the mind of man.
Already, the damage done to the
world’s premier healthcare system has been devastating. The money
saving schemes sold to corporations to reduce that corporation’s
expenditure on it’s employees group healthcare programs, of many
varieties, has devastated healthcare in the US.
Once, just a few
short years ago, the US healthcare system was the envy of the world. No
nation on this planet enjoyed the quality of healthcare as did
Americans. That is no longer the case. The US healthcare system has
fallen far down the list from the number one position it held a decade,
or two, ago.
But, if you happen to suffer from a chronic disease
and require frequent medical attention, you already know that. In my
case, I have required 80 some odd hospitalizations since 1965. Doctor’s
office visits for me run about one or more a month or six weeks. Now,
during all those years of experience with doctors and hospitals I have
been in an unenviable position, which enabled me to observe the decline
of healthcare in this country.
These days hospitals and doctor’s
offices run patients through the system at a rate, which approximates
that of a downhill bobsled run!
Patients wait in the doctor’s
waiting room for an hour to have the privilege of spending 5 or 6
minutes with your doctor. Does anyone actually expect even the
country’s best doctors to be able to accurately diagnose an illness in
five minutes? Sure, things like a cold, the flue, etc. But a serious
illness is going to be missed. If the patient insists there is
something seriously wrong, then the patient is hit with a battery of
tests that cost in the thousands of dollars and yet depend upon the
trained eye of the specialist to interpret. It becomes a circus.
are sending patients home “quicker and sicker” than ever before. In my
case the same illness used to require ten days to two weeks of hospital
time -- plus 30 days of recovery at home before I could return to
work.In the last decade, or so, the same illness requires a hospital
stay of three days, four days tops! What has changed? The way, in
which, the insurance companies pay the hospitals. These days a hospital
is forced to move patients through their system and continuously bring
new patients in, and through, the system, at as fast a pace as is
possible in order to stay profitable. Non-profits have to do it to
remain open. It reminds one of the necessity of a shark to maintain
forward motion in order to "breathe" and maintain life.
result the emphasis, in the American healthcare system today, has
shifted from the care of the patient… to the viability of the practice
as a business, or the hospital as a business. The quality of care, for
the patient, is nowhere near what it was just 20 years ago.
the dark forces of the American Left have arranged to have the
government deliver your healthcare. That sound you hear is the “death
knell” of the American healthcare system.
Back in March of 2005, I wrote the following:
Health Insurance” is one of the primary tools used by a government to
control her people. That alone is enough for me to be whole-heartedly
lets get something straight… I believe the health insurance companies,
in America, deserve what they get. They have been, in my opinion,
abusing their subscribers for entirely too long. Rates have risen thru
the roof at an
undeservedly fast pace. Sure medical costs have gone up, but not at
the percentages your insurance premiums have gone up. This has to
stop. But National Health Care is a cure worse than the disease.
government in our lives is more than just a little bit scary. Once
National Healthcare is implemented, and don’t get me wrong, I believe
some form will be, your life will be under the control of the
administrators of that insurance.
For Instance, lets say you
have an obesity problem. You have developed a heart problem as a result
of the obesity. You need treatment for your heart. National Health
Care says: “OK, we will not pay for the heart treatment until you lose
weight”. Or, they provide all citizens with a chart, approved by the
FDA, of the “Approved Foods” all citizens should eat. They make it
clear that if you cannot show proof of having ingested those “approved”
foods, on a regular basis, also decided by them, you Health Insurance is
no good. You will not receive treatment.
Or, another example,
you may be allowed to have one child only. It must be a boy. (See
China.) If you choose to have another baby, after the approved ONE, the
costs will come out of your pocket. Get the picture?
does not take into account the reduced quality of care we will receive
from the medical community. Their hearts will not be it. After 8
years. or so, in school, to learn their profession -- and they -- will
become “salaried government employees”. Need I say more?
left is hell-bent on imposing such a system on the citizens of this
country. That is another reason we must refuse them power, ever again,
in the Congress. At least in numbers large enough to affect
National health care is a socialist's dream. It is also a Conservative’s worst nightmare.
must be on our guard, for some form of national health care is about to
raise its ugly head in the nation’s legislature. It is time for
conservatives to exercise their power and stop it in its tracks as we
did the “Clinton Care” attempt in the ‘90s.
Lets get it done."SOURCE: INSIGHT on Freedom: http://www.insightonfreedom.blogspot.com/2006/11/dark-forces-of-left-insistent-on.html
was written in March of 2005. Some eighteen months after its
publication the democrats had control of the Congress. Their goal was
to bring socialist change to this country. They did that as quickly as
they could before the American electorate had recovered from the shock
of the election.
Let’s face it. The America my generation grew
up with, a global super power, a nation that could not fail… because it
did not believe in failure, a nation that had a vision unlimited even by
the sky, is gone. What we are left with is a defeated, deflated,
depressed, democrat socialist country, with its core slowly rotting
Obamacare, the national healthcare system we warned
America of, will prove to be the last nail in the coffin of a proud,
independent, and free, America.
Those Americans among us, who
still value freedom, must continue to fight Obamacare even unto our last
breath. We must ignore the laughter, the smirks, the out and out
denigration from the left and maintain our drive toward repealing
We have been leaderless in the Congress for a long time now. Now there appears HOPE on the political horizon!
Thank Providence, a leader SEEMS to be morphing from the ranks of the young conservatives who were sent to Washington to stop the backwards slide and the leftward tilt of the GOP, which had seemed dead set on suicide for many long months.
hesitate to even mention the name of this human "catalyst" for fear
that I will be disappointed once again. But I can tell you this: He has
an Hispanic name, is of Cuban extraction, born in Canada, lives in
Texas (Where else?), is a lawyer, and is now a junior Senator, who, for
all intents and purposes, is powerless -- and yet -- has the power
to strike fear in the hearts of the democrats, the entire left, much of
the GOP, liberal republicans, the leftist media, and -- a "slew" of
conservatives who fear that he is NOT legally qualified to be a
candidate for President of the United States.
know it appears hopeless. I continue to remind myself -- from deep
inside the moribund democratic cloak of darkness smothering freedom in
the USA literally "to death," -- that "It must be dark before one can see the stars."
Well, it sure as heck IS dark!
Is that pinprick of light in our darkness a star we see, or is it the
brilliant blase of a penny match at the apex of its short but fiery
existence? The answer is yet to be determined.
© J. D. Longstreet
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