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The Dangers of Universal Health Care – Socialized Medicine

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Cox & Forkum: Checkup

FOX News: John Edwards’ Universal Health Care Plan Would Make Regular Checkups
Mandatory
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Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

“It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care,” he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. “If you are going to be in the system, you can’t choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.”

‘NHS should not treat those with unhealthy lifestyles’ say Tories

Failing to follow a healthy lifestyle could lead to free NHS treatment being denied under the Tory plans.

But heavy smokers, the obese and binge drinkers who were a drain on the NHS could be denied some routine treatments such as hip replacements until they cleaned up their act.

Those who abused the system – by calling an ambulance when a trip to the GP would be sufficient, or telephoning out of hours with needless queries – could also be penalised.

The report calls for a greater emphasis on the “citizen’s responsibility” to be healthy and says no one should expect taxpayers to fund their unhealthy lifestyles.But heavy smokers, the obese and binge drinkers who were a drain on the NHS could be denied some routine treatments such as hip replacements until they cleaned up their act.

Those who abused the system – by calling an ambulance when a trip to the GP would be sufficient, or telephoning out of hours with needless queries – could also be penalised.

The report calls for a greater emphasis on the “citizen’s responsibility” to be healthy and says no one should expect taxpayers to fund their unhealthy lifestyles.

Do these systems, one proposed and one in practice sound like BIG BROTHER?

Well, when the government pays, the government will mandate and regulate.

Another link from the Ayn Rand Institute: No Right to “Free” Health Care

There is NO free lunch in health care. Health is a PERSONAL responsibility NOT a government obligation.


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  1. I’d like to tell John Edwards, or any other candidate who really wants to start connecting with America, that it’s time to talk plainly about Universal Health Care in America. Right now it’s just a “hot air” political topic that sounds good, but they are avoiding the realities of the problem. The health care system, like the military industrial complex of the cold war, is predicated on corporate profits and not the well being of the patient. The CEO’s of the large HMO’s and pharmaceutical companies have the same agenda as any other corporate leader. Raise their company’s stock price or lose their job which pays their obscene salary and bonus. Health care corporation’s focus is financial and they are not concerned with access to care or the quality of care their patients receive.

    These same companies will push for tort reform because it limits their liability in medical malpractice lawsuits. They want to limit patient access, reduce their costs and not have any responsibility. The trial lawyers will not tolerate these unconstitutional limits and are fed by the victim’s misfortune. We have all heard the advertisements asking, “Has anything bad ever happened to you. Someone else should pay. Call us now. Time is running out.” How would they survive if they could only make a few hundred dollars an hour? (Assuming, of course, that they are not double billing). However, without these legal wolves patrolling the health care system even doctors would be at risk to corporate domination.

    Where does this leave the doctor? Right next to the patient in the over-crowded emergency room wondering how things have gotten so out of control.

    Posted by Dr. Michael Esposito M.D.
    Radiologist and Author of “Locked In,” a new medical thriller.
    http://www.mikeespositomd.com

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