How ObamaCare will "evolve" into single payer fully socialized medical care.

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How ObamaCare will "evolve" into single payer fully socialized medical care.

Post  Anti Federalist on Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:34 pm

Remember "ObamaCare" was "RomneyCare" first in Massachusetts.

And in about ten years, it will become fully socialized medical care.



A Medical Maniac Wants to Be Governor of Massachusetts

Scott Lazarowitz

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/a-medical-maniac-wants-to-be-governor-of-massachusetts/#more-486413

A loony-tunes Obama “doctor” is running for governor of Massachusetts on the Democrat side. Donald Berwick, former Obama Medicare Administrator, wants to impose “single payer” health insurance on Massachusetts victims. Berwick is not only a quack, but a dangerous collectivist who doesn’t get it when it comes to the individual’s right to control one’s own health matters and keep them private.

According to ObamaCare critic Betsy McCoughey, “Instead of doctors making decisions autonomously in the interest of their own patients, (Berwick) wants a nationwide plan allocating resources ‘to anticipate and shape patterns of care for important subgroups.’ These subgroups — which can be defined by age, disease affliction or socio-economic status — should be the ‘unit of concern,’ not the individual patient.”

So Berwick’s ideology is very much like that of former Obama Health Policy Advisor Ezekiel Emanuel, who believes that not all people should be treated equally under a government-controlled medical care system. Similar to Berwick is Emanuel’s vision of “allocating and rationing” of medical services, such as by age and disability. Emanuel’s belief that the individual’s needs should be seen by doctors as secondary to what’s best for the community, is something Berwick — candidate for governor of Massachusetts — seems to agree with.

We can’t accuse these anti-freedom collectivists of being “pro-civil liberties” now, can we? After all, sacrificing the individual to serve the needs of the collective is as far from civil liberties as anyone can get. So this is just another part of the Left’s abandonment of such civil liberties and their embracing of the police state, as there will be no way for these visionaries to enforce their government-controlled medical diktats and rationing except through a heavily-empowered police apparatus.

Hmm. I wonder whether any Massachusetts campaign interviewers or debate moderators will ask Dr. Berwick what his opinion is of the Justina Pelletier case. Now there’s a patient whose medical treatment was sacrificed by certain “doctors” to serve their own “behavior modification” ideology. Since the psychiatrists seized Justina’s case away from actual medical doctors who were treating her for an actual medical condition, her condition has deteriorated severely. Well, as long as the Orwelliquacks are able to learn more about the effectiveness of their beloved “behavior modification,” that’s what matters. (But for some reason, I doubt that Dr. Berwick will be asked about Justina Pelletier.)

(Medical fascists, that is what they are. - AF)

And, by the way, Berwick loves Britain’s National Health Service. That government-controlled medical care system, which may in fact be responsible for over 130,000 elderly deaths per year, and which is responsible for surgeons leaving objects inside a hundred patients per year, as though it uses Soviet medicine as its model, is highly praised by “Dr.” Berwick. As Nat Hentoff, someone who actually does understand civil liberties, noted in 2010 about Berwick’s praise of the British system, “Berwick is enthusiastically, openly candid in his support of Britain’s socialistic National Health Service. In a 2008 speech to British physicians, our new health czar said: ‘I am romantic about National Health Service. I love it (because it is) generous, hopeful, confident, joyous and just.’”

Honestly, this medical crackpot becoming governor of Massachusetts — home of the Kennedys — seems to be a perfect fit, if you know what I mean.
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Post  WHL on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:09 am

And you know what's funny about that, they complain all the time that we can't afford Medicare. How do they think we can keep adding these programs. If the gov. never got involved in the first place, prices never would have gone sky high. Insurance and gov. interference are the two worst enemies of any kind of business including health care.
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'Got Obamacare, and can't find a doctor?

Post  News Hawk on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:17 am

Nguyen said the newly insured patients checked the physicians’ lists they were provided and were told they weren’t accepting new patients or they did not participate in the plan.  And Nguyen says – while the free clinic isn’t technically supposed to be treating former patents they signed up for insurance, they can’t in good faith turn them away.  Dr. Kevin Grumbach of UCSF called the phenomenon “medical homelessness,” where patients are caught adrift in a system woefully short of primary care doctors.  “Insurance coverage is a necessary but not a sufficient condition to assure that people get access to care when they need it,” Grumbach said.  

Those who can’t find a doctor are supposed to lodge a complaint with state regulators, who have been denying the existence of a doctor shortage for months.  Meanwhile, the sick and insured can’t get appointments.  “What good is coverage if you can’t use it?” Nguyen said.  Experts said the magnitude of the problem is growing, and will soon be felt by all Californians. But those on the front lines, like the free clinic, are feeling it first.  More than 3 million Californians are newly insured.

At the same time, a third of our primary care doctors are set to retire.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/consumerwatch-some-covered-california-patients-say-they-cant-see-a-doctor/


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Post  News Buzzard on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:58 pm

A single payer system can't come soon enough! Meanwhile, Obamacare is here to stay!

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Post  WHL on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:01 pm

How do you answer the question of affordability, NB? You hear now all the time about how Medicare is unaffordable, how do you think this is going to be any more affordable. You know it will be subsidized.
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Post  Anti Federalist on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:09 pm

News Buzzard wrote:A single payer system can't come soon enough! Meanwhile, Obamacare is here to stay!

Ah well, at least your honest.
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Post  News Hawk on Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:23 pm

News Buzzard wrote:A single payer system can't come soon enough! Meanwhile, Obamacare is here to stay!


Like Canada, British doctors out on strike:

"Hospitals were last night making desperate efforts to prepare for the mass walkout on Tuesday and Wednesday this week which will hit Accident & Emergency units, maternity units and intensive care as well as general services.

Almost 13,000 operations have been postponed and a further 113,000 appointments cancelled in an attempt to ensure essential services can still be run."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/pregnant-women-and-cancer-patients-hit-by-first-ever-all-out-str/

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Post  WHL on Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:27 am

I heard that Obamacare is on life support. United Health Care has left the market and the other 8 are in trouble.
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