Correcting Health Care Reform Lies

There are people who have a vested interest in keeping the American health care system broken. Those people are the health insurance industry execs who are making millions of dollars and the politicians they have bought off. These people have hired PR firms to spread lies about health care reform in order to scare everyday Americans into fighting against their own self interest (which is obviously for health care reform.) These are the people behind the orchestrated anti health care reform noise at the town hall meetings across America. This is nothing “grass roots” about that movement. It is a manipulation of uninformed people (many of these folks don’t even know that Medicare is government run health insurance) into fighting for the interests of the health insurance industry rather than for the American people.

If lies are left unchecked then they often become generally accepted by a large portion of the population. This is why it’s so important to reject each of these anti-health reform lies strongly. It’s important to let people know that when they repeat these lies they are simply parroting the fear mongering tactics of the health insurance industry which has no interest in health care, only in continuing to rake in huge profits (their profits actually went up by over 7 times from 2000 to 2007.)

“Rationing” is one of the biggest lies being spread about health care reform. These folks say that somehow having a government run health insurance option (“the public option”) will create some kind of “rationing” that doesn’t take place with our current system. The truth is that health care reform is designed to decrease the rationing that the health insurance industry currently takes part in! You see they make more money by denying your care.

The euthanasia lie is probably the most distasteful one being spread. What could be worse than telling people that the government is going to kill your grandma? This is the same kind of lie that right wingers told about Medicare when it was first introduced in the 1960s. They were full of it then, and they are full of it today. There is absolutely nothing to do with euthanasia or Sarah Palin’s fantasy “death panels” included in health reform. This is an entirely baseless lie. And a despicable one at that. Shouldn’t these people be called out for spreading such a disgusting lie? If they are willing to tell lies like this, why should anyone believe anything they say?

Another big lie is that health care reform will be expensive. What would really be expensive is not doing health care reform. Our current system is headed towards bankruptcy rather quickly. Health insurance premiums are going through the roof. A big part of what this reform is aimed at doing is controlling costs. In fact the economic reasons to implement a “public option” (or even better true “single payer” universal health care) are just as strong as the health reasons.

The final point I want to leave you with is to remember that the “public option” is just that. An option. It will not force people into a government run health insurance plan. If you want to stick with your private health insurance plan, that’s up to you. What the “public option” is designed to do is to create competition for the private health insurance industry so that they cannot continue to gouge their customers with skyrocketing premiums. And it’s designed to give an “option” for those who don’t trust the health insurance companies not to take away their health care.

Why wouldn’t you trust the insurance companies? Why would you? Did you know that there’s currently about a 50% chance that your private health insurance will be taken away from you, using any reason they can come up with, if you get really sick or injured and need significant coverage? They call that “cutting costs.” I call that criminal. What’s the point of having health insurance coverage if it can be taken away from you when you need it most?

George Kane thinks it’s important to note that Doctors Support Health Care Reform. It’s also good to remind people that health care reform is also essential for the US Economy’s Health. Kane supports Single Payer.

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Are We Talking About “Health Care” Reform, or “Sickness Care” Reform?

All the talk about “Health Care Reform” has certainly ignited a fire in countless Americans! Every national news and talk radio show is focused on this hot button topic recently.

The economic crisis is clearly the catalyst for the proposed sweeping changes in national “health” care. Scarce funds and resources, as well as a pending economic “collapse” (as some describe) are forcing us to consider how to manage health care in tough times… and in extreme circumstances.

We’re hearing terms like “rationed health care”, “socialized medicine”, “universal insurance” and the “value of human life”. It’s no wonder this subject has sparked such heated dialogue.

Spending the first 23 years of my life in “socialist” Canada, and still spending much time and energy in their medical system with both of my parents, I may have a different perspective from the sensationalized one being portrayed in media.

I’m perfectly willing to admit that I don’t understand all the politics and red tape involved. I simply have a memory of how things really played out in that system and countless experiences to call upon.

Growing up, I quite clearly recall paying out of pocket for many doctor’s and specialist’s visits, treatments and procedures, and paying a partial “co-pay” for the remaining forms of care: physical therapy, surgery, prescriptions, etc. Not exactly the picture I continue to see painted on the news.

Studying and working within the field of health and wellness for the past 18 years, I know I have a different perspective. First, I wish we’d quit calling this “health care”. The subject of this conversation is “sickness care”. I know I can’t change that, but it annoys me! Words are important.

I have no challenge with paying for – investing in – my own health. I will gladly invest in lifestyle choices that proactively build better health. Choices like: healthier foods, high quality nutritional supplements, pure water, exercise classes, equipment and tools, Chiropractic care, massage, less toxic personal care, household and lawn care products, and so on. I don’t expect a hand out for any of these things… although it would sure be nice! It’s just not realistic. My health and my family’s health is my responsibility.

If we continue to talk about sickness care as though it will somehow provide us with health, we’ll continue on our devastating trend of unparalleled rates of chronic illness in all age groups. We’re confused.

What drug, surgery, insurance plan or federal program could ever fix a problem due to a lack of fresh, healthy, whole, untainted (genetically required) real foods? Or a problem due to sedentary living and lack of regular (genetically required) movement? Or a problem due to a lack of healthy emotions like love and joy? Or a problem due to toxic thoughts and emotions like fear, worry, hate and hopelessness?

Thinking that national “health care” is responsible for our health is irresponsible on our part. It’s also foolish. Their paradigm is still the sickness paradigm. Why on earth would we expect them to deliver us health?

Do I think that we should have a system to help those in need achieve better health and receive sickness care when needed? Yes. But I sure would love to see the main focus of such a program be on “health”! I’m certain we’d spend FAR less on sickness care (and “health care” as a whole) if that were the case.

I’d also love to see the pharmaceutical industry focus on health rather than profits, and drugs only be used for life-saving endeavors… but I digress!

I’m blessed to live in a country with excellent sickness care options. In the case of emergency or trauma or life-saving procedures we have the best. In the case of “health care”… not so much! Sadly though, it’s all there. Everything we need in order to create ideal health is right here at our fingertips. As a culture, we just keep overlooking it and choosing sickness care, expecting health as the outcome.

Our paradigm is inaccurate.

As individuals, imagine if we all began to proactively take steps to create better health. We would no longer play the role of passive by-stander or helpless victim in this game. That’s where I think our focus needs to shift – why wait around to see what’s decided FOR us? Regardless of whatever decisions are made by this current administration, we can certainly become healthier one by one, family by family. Isn’t this the perfect, most necessary time to take responsibility for our own health and safety?

Science has clearly shown us that it’s our lifestyle choices – how we eat, how we move, how we sleep, how we respond to stress – that directly determine our level of health, function, performance and our ability to prevent and reverse chronic illness. Getting healthier means making more pure and sufficient choices while simultaneously reducing toxic and deficient choices. No one can do this for us but US.

When we shift to this responsible, proactive and accurate belief about health care, THEN we will have a truly beneficial health care reform and a profound strengthening of our economy!

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Health Care Reform Vs. Health Insurance Reform

Health care reform has been a hot item starting prior to the most recent Presidential Election. The Obama Administration, has now moved health care reform to the forefront of their agenda. Regardless of your political affiliation, the obvious facts are that health care costs have continually increased over the last decade. How should the problem(s) be resolved?

The average person who favors government intervention with health care reform believes that the reform needed is with health insurance. Be careful not to confuse health care reform with health insurance reform. The two issues should be completely different, but it seems the Obama Administration has focused their energies in solving the health care issue by focusing on health insurance.

While there have been few specific plans for the administration’s reform, many experts believe that the reform will involve a major involvement from the government. While there are factions in this nation that favor a “Nationalized Health-care System”, there is equal opposition. Unfortunately, the public divide seems to rest within the “class system”. A majority of those families and businesses in the upper-middle to upper class oppose a nationalized system, while the lower-middle to lower class favor a Nationalized Plan.

I say to those that favor a Nationalized Plan, be wary of what you wish for! The problem with the divide actually resides with education and communication. Too often, those in the lower portion of the class system have been conditioned to believe the Insurance Companies are the big, bad profit mongers that cause your premiums to increase. Let’s be frank, insurance companies are in business to make money. However, if you take a look the profit margins within most health insurance carriers, you will see that most are lucky to achieve a 10% profit.

If the problem with our health care system is not with the health insurance carriers, then where should the blame go? Unfortunately, there is no one cause for the skyrocketing cost of health care. Rather, there are multitude of issues that have caused our health care system to become the inefficient beast you see today. There is no one “magic” pill that will fix our system.

If you take a step back and analyze our system as whole, you have to concur that we have the best health care services in the world. If this were not the case, then why would the world’s wealthiest people fly around the world just to have their medical needs taken care in the United States? The fact is, wealthy people who live in countries with nationalized health care systems do not trust those health care providers with routine procedures, much less the more complex ones.

So if we can agree that the health care professionals and facilities are the best in the world, then you should further assume that those individuals providing that care are deserving of whatever money they make. For my part, I want the guy who is about to open my chest up to perform heart surgery to be paid like a surgeon, and not a garbage man. So how do we fix our system?

The first thing is to focus on the real problem. The real problem is with the inefficiencies present in the system, not with the insurance industry. There are cost savings available through the efficiencies that can be made through the use of technology. By gaining the cost savings within the system itself, health care providers (not the actual professionals) do not have to charge as much money. That means the health insurance carriers do not have to pay as much to the providers. Guess what! That means the health insurance carriers do not have to charge as much in premium. Finally, Joe & Jackie Blow do not have to pay as much for health insurance!

President Obama, focus on the real problem of fixing our system, and health insurance premiums will become more affordable.

Jack Wingate is a Professional Insurance Advisor and Founder of ALLCHOICE Insurance in Greensboro, NC. For more information about Jack Wingate, ALLCHOICE Insurance, or North Carolina Health Insurance please visit http://www.allchoiceinsurance.com

Launching Dr. Health Care’s Army

The debate on “health care” has been raging for years, yet to this day politicians have been unable to enact a far-reaching health care program.

The debate on “health care” has been raging for years, yet to this day politicians have been unable to enact a far-reaching health care program. For this I say “thank God”! There really are two directions we can go with fixing health care, one being a government run program commonly called “Universal Health Care” and the other being to embrace a “free enterprise” or “market driven” approach to health care.

Something missing in the debate is the voice of “common sense” which would tell us that since NO Government run program has ever worked properly in all my years on this earth we should not expect one to work now. Also in my life here on earth I have lived and worked in a market driven health care environment and it worked just fine.

Unfortunately the debate as we witness it through the news media has been one-sided telling us “we need a government solution” to health care, and as we move forward we will explore why this is. But if we don’t strengthen the voice for a free enterprise/market driven health care system we face the prospect of losing more than a workable health care system. We face losing the freedoms granted us in our constitution in all areas of life and this is fact, not a scare tactic. Since no one else seems willing to step forward to lead the effort for a workable health care system we are creating “Dr. Health Care’s Army”. BECOME INVOLVED!

The alternative scares the devil out of me and we are seeing it unfold before our very eyes. This so called “economic bailout” before Congress now includes a provision to create universal health care NOW without the benefit of debate. Politicians seem to have decided they cannot pass a standalone comprehensive health care program and are willing to force it down our throats incrementally. Let me give you an example of the nonsense in the bill being jammed down our throats.

The government will establish yet another bureaucracy for the purpose of “means testing” when a senior citizens needs medical service. The doctor must examine the patient and submit his findings to the new board for approval. If the government determines the cost of treatment is too much to justify the expenditures on a citizen too old to be productive, the payment for service will be denied.

In fact Tom Daschle, one of the architects of this abomination, has stated publicly (and here I will paraphrase) “when a person gets old they should expect to die because everyone does sooner or later and just accept it”. The time for action is NOW and it is in our collective interest to work together. I know of no other way than to create a forum such as “Dr. Health Care’s Army” that keeps everyone involved.

Through “Dr. Health Care’s Army” everyone who cares about this country’s future can become involved by joining free of charge via email. We will also regularly release articles designed to help everyone understand what health care really is and information will be concise, broad in scope and easy to read. This information will go to members and as a general release through the Internet.
When action is necessary to help our cause everyone will be notified and asked to do their part because collectively we can SUCCEED. We are prepared to take this as far as our resources and energy take us and to this end everyone who can afford to help financially will be given the opportunity.

Please understand that financial participation is not a requirement to join. This effort is not a “business” per se, it is a passion driven by a desire to do the right thing for my children, grandchildren and however corny it sounds this greatest of countries we live in here on earth.

If we need to broaden our organization, or need to become a Political Action Committee, or a non-profit, we will do it provided the resources are available. Further, I intend to be an advocate for “doctors” and for “small businesses”. These two groups are at a distinct disadvantage because of government incompetence and arrogance never seen in my lifetime.

First, doctors are faced with the prospect of becoming an “employee” of the government and this will definitely deter any competent person from even considering becoming a doctor in the future. For small businesses the financial burden of providing health care insurance for their employees is more than most of them can afford and be successful. We need to help them out!!

Fritz Scheffel has over 40 years experience working in the heatlh care industry and is author of “Health Care: It Can Be Fixed” – for more information, go to The Health Care Fix

Health Care Options For Seniors

Many seniors enjoy living in their own home with the freedom to do as they please. While some health problems may limit a senior’s ability to do so, with the right home health care, a senior can enjoy an independent life in the presence of illness or other health conditions. When a senior receives adequate health care, it can keep the senior out of a convalescent or nursing home.

For many seniors, just knowing that they will be allowed to recover at home will put them in better spirits, which is more conducive to faster healing. The goal of home health care is to provide the senior with any necessary treatment as the senior heals from an illness or injury in the home setting. Home health care concerns medical treatments and services would otherwise be done in a hospital or other health care setting. Home health care can include services such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, social services and speech therapy.

A doctor will prescribe home health care when the doctor feels that a patient may recover successfully at home. The doctor may order of services of a nurse, homemaker, physical therapist and a personal care worker as part of the home health care plan. Each of these personnel members would perform different tasks as the senior recovers.

The nurse would administer medications, give the patient dietary tips and would arrange any other treatments or services that are necessary. The homemaker would do the household chores, shopping and preparation of meals. The physical therapist would perform such services that would help the patient get their strength back. The personal care worker would help the patient move around their home, including such tasks as dressing, bathing and walking with the patient. The people who provide home health care services are usually licensed nurses, homemakers, therapists and personal care workers.

Many products can be purchased for the purpose of home health care. Not all the products are related to the patient’s body and instead are used to make the home safer for the patient. Such home health care product and services involves the modification of the outdoor steps, seating, inside walls, bath and shower. A walkway may be built or railings may be placed inside the home. Mobility equipment such as a cane or wheelchair may be required. Any necessary medical equipment may be rented before making a purchase as well.

Home health care services may be performed by a public, private or other organization that is devoted to these services. Home health care workers are checked by most states for criminal backgrounds. Not all states perform a background check. If a state does not perform these checks, it is up to the person hiring the services of a health care worker to make sure that their criminal record is clear.

Home health care is not the same service as home care for seniors. Generally, home care revolves around house cleaning and other chores at the house. Home health care involves medical treatments or those services that are required to help the patient recover.

Home health care allows a senior’s life to go on despite any injury or medical condition. A health problem does not automatically mean that a person has to be cooped up in a health care facility or nursing home. Patients that receive home health care are grateful for the opportunity to avoid the hospital or nursing home.

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All about Health Care: Intended For Individuals

There is a common saying “health is wealth” and the finest way towards healthy future is to maintain regular healthy routine, practice good habits and to always remain happy. Health care is prevention, illness management and treatment along with preservation of physical as well as mental well being by means of services offered through nursing, mental along with associated health vocation.

Health care cuddles all services and goods that are mainly designed in order to promote the health comprising curative, palliative and preventive inventions whether intended for individuals. Pre-arranged provisions for such services that may constitute system of health care include specific government organization like National Health Services or some other social services.

Health care is usually provided in many developing and developed countries to almost everybody regardless of an individual’s ability to compensate. Health care paybacks are of big worry especially for the families along with the costs having skyrocketed for the employers.

You can easily obtain information concerning health care by surfing websites, which provides comprehensive source of orientation in order to look after well-being of your family and yourself. There are few tips concerning health care that are necessary to take care of which may include:

* Checking of medicines regularly
You must try to avoid supplements as well as drugs, particularly painkillers as it can create heat burn within the body and hinders the internal system of your body. Always refer to those medicines that are prescribed by the doctor.

* Examine your own diet
Always try to avoid caffeine, dark chocolates as well as high acid foods such as citrus juices. Do not over eat as it can lead to obesity. Rich food is much and more powerful than any other prescription in order to take proper health care.

* Quit smoking
Smoking is injurious to health as it can destroy your lungs because tobacco irritates the digestive tract and this contributes to severe health problems.

* Loose weight
Weight loss is the most common health care step that is necessary to take care of. You must avoid eating junk food or oily food as it can creates mess in the process of digestive system workings. Do not starve or skip your meals as by doing so the metabolism process would get obstruct that can lead to indigestion.

* Reduce stress
To take proper health care, reducing your stress is an important element that one should always consider. Stress can also lead to overeating which in turn leads to obesity and creates malfunctioning inside your body. Obesity is the common problem from which every individual suffer from, thus keeping yourself happy is the finest way to take proper health care.

* Exercises
Doing exercise is the best way to remain fit and healthy. By doing regular aerobic program, brisk walk daily and by practicing yoga everyday, it becomes possible for an individual to maintain health care. One can also opt for meditation that helps a person in eliminating stress and keeping oneself calm and stress free.

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Health Care Ethics: Paramount To Good Health Care

This interesting article addresses some of the key issues regarding health care ethics. A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in how you think about health care ethics.

You can see that there’s practical value in learning more about medical care management. Can you think of ways to apply what’s been covered so far?

When you’re learning about something new, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information available. This informative article should help you focus on the central points.

If you base what you do on inaccurate information, you might be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Make sure you get the whole medical care ethics story from informed sources.

Many people don’t ever think about health care ethics when they visit their doctor’s office or hospital. That’s more than likely because all of their health care providers practice good health ethics. That means that they care for their patients without prejudice, without malice and they do whatever they do with the best interest of the patient in mind. Health ethics are important to every aspect of the health care industry, from ambulance drivers to heart and brain surgeons. Without medical ethics, the world as we know it would be drastically different, with everyone frightened to go to the doctor or the hospital for fear of their own safety and well being.

A Frightening Thought

What if you went to your doctor and you were never told about a certain drug that could help your ailments merely because he or she wanted you to keep coming back, which would require an office visit fee each time? Or, what if you went for a physical exam and were fondled? Or, what if your doctor tried a new experimental technique on you without you knowing about it and you ended up disabled or worse? Any one of these things would enrage most people and rightfully so. You now see why health care ethics are so important.

When doctors and other medical professionals get their individual licenses to practice whatever form of medical care they are educated in, they must take an oath stating that they will promise to practice good medical care management. This is meant to protect the patient from any unethical practices, which would give health protection in general a very bad name. It’s important for anyone practicing any aspect of health care to have good health care ethics. The patients, after all, pay their salaries so it’s important to treat them with care and the utmost respect.

However, just because an oath is taken, doesn’t mean that all doctors and health care providers are ethical. There are always a few bad eggs in the bunch. You need to watch out for any questionable health care ethics practiced by your health care provider. If you notice anything you are uncomfortable about, tell someone immediately. Most health care providers do practice good medical care so you should rest easy knowing that you are in good hands whenever you visit your local doctor or hospital.

That’s the latest from the health management authorities. Once you’re familiar with these ideas, you’ll be ready to move to the next level.

Don’t limit yourself by refusing to learn the details about medical care standards. The more you know, the easier it will be to focus on what’s important.

Roland Jefferson is an online researcher based out of Los Angeles, Calfornia. For free resources covering 19th Century Health Care, please visit our 19th Century Health Care Resource.

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Canadian Health Care: The Difference

Canada is a former member of the British Empire, not that you would know to look at it at the moment! It is now a long-standing independent country but still bears a resemblance to the country that it was once under in certain ways, and health care is one of those ways. Canada health care is extremely good and based on the national health care system still in existence in the UK. In other words, everyone gets access to a good system that is affordable and non-discriminatory, but those who wish to can pay for private care as and when they like. Canada health care insurance plans are funded by the government and publicly as well, and an individual’s policy in maintained by the province that they live in.

Canada health care guidelines are set by the government and are thus uniform throughout the country. It is similar in its make up to that in the UK, meaning that it offers both remedial and preventative health care to anyone that needs it as and when the need arises. This includes doctors, hospitals, dentists and other health care practitioners that come under the one blanket that is Canada health care. All Canadians can get the health care that they want and need as a result because nobody is excluded. The quality of care, though, is unparalleled. Despite being a publicly funded service, the standards are so high that other countries look to Canada for inspiration if their health care system is in need of a makeover!

The average life expectancy in Canada is 80 years old, and that is higher than the age set for most other countries. This pays testament to just how good Canada health care actually is. The infant mortality rate is also low, and these two facts combine to speak volumes about just how good care actually is.

The Canada health care system has been much debated over the years because is has been and still remains socialized. Some individuals have called for private health care but you only have to look at the existing standards and practices to know that it is better left alone. Why try to fix something that is not broken at the risk of making it worse?

There are no problems with the system as it is and making Canada health care resemble US health care is a risk that is not worth taking. At the moment, all Canadians are entitled to the same health care, regardless of age, postcode and annual income. This works well because the nation’s health is far higher than any of their neighboring and fellow Western countries. Whilst the system is not cheap to maintain, it works and surely the nation’s health is more important than money?

We only live once and should make the most of every day via opportunities that are presented to us. Not everyone in the world has access to good health care so make the most of the opportunity that you have been given!

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You and the Health Care Debate

There are basically two very different sides to the health care debate, but only one side is getting a great deal of publicity. This is unfair, but it is happening because politicians and new media people control media communications and favor a socialistic form of health care.

It is ALL ABOUT POWER over our lives, and they control the news!!! Socialized medicine is a very inferior type of health care that has been tried around the world and in some third rate countries still exists. Further, it has never successfully supplied health care to the people who live in the socialized states.

The primary question to me is why anyone who understands health care would favor such an inferior system? I just used a word that is at the crux of the problem “understands”. Most people DO NOT understand what health care is and our greatest challenge is to educate people about health care so they are better equipped to make the right choices. By the way, the two basic options for health care systems would be either “socialized medicine” or a “free enterprise” market based system.

Also, let’s not play games with it comes to naming a health care system Universal Health Care. The word “universal” is used because politicians and the news media understand the word “socialism” has a bad reputation and people understand socialism is not good. Let’s call it what it is.

Let’s first look at the potential problems with socialized health care. The first problem is socialized health care will be run by the government and the government’s record for successfully managing ANY program is non-existent. Never in the history of this country has the government successfully run a program of any kind and the reason is simple. When the government is running, or managing a program of any kind failure, or lack of any signs of success, is never admitted.

Instead, politicians or government officials will claim “we just haven’t spent enough money” on this program and will allocate more funds (actually our tax dollars) to make us think they are really doing something good for the program that they want us to believe it will now magically work, and this goes on and on, year after year.

Compare this approach for “program fixing” with a “free enterprise” run program. A free enterprise market managing a program may fail, but if it does those running the program will either terminate it or make changes so it will be successful. Think real hard now, have you ever heard of any government program being “terminated”, I can’t. Instead, it seems that all government programs continue in perpetuity continuing to waste more and more of our tax dollars. Politicians simply to not have the guts to admit a program they voted for has “failed”.

So, the first problem with socialized medicine is that it is a government program. Another is it will lead to “rationing” of health care services. The politicians will establish a “government board” to monitor how a doctor treats your health needs. Surely you don’t believe the government will allow a doctor to spend whatever dollars he/she deems necessary for your treatments, do you?

The last time I checked we do not live in “fantasy land”. Whatever treatments your doctor deems you need will have to first be explained to this “wonderful” new government board for approval. Their decision to either approve or deny the recommended treatment(s) will probably be based on your age, value to the community, monetary costs, etc. In other words, the government board will determine if you are to get health care treatments or not.

In the news recently was an example of one of the hazards of socialized medicine, and it involved a patient in need of a hip replacement in a foreign country where socialized medicine exists. It seems the regulators determined that this patient was too fat and should have known the excess weight was going to be harmful to his/her body and they refused to let the government pay for this patient’s hip replacement.

This, or course, leads to another potential problem associated with socialized medicine and this would be a “shortage” of doctors. Why would any person preparing for the future decide to become a doctor and spend tons of money for an education and more money setting up a practice only to become “employees” of the government and have the “government” tell them how to practice medicine?

When you look down the road of socialized medicine it is not hard to realize there may be no doctors in the future. The only good news I can offer for socialized medicine is that doctors would be protected from litigious lawyers because government employees would be off limits to these terrible and thoroughly useless people who contribute absolutely nothing to society.

On the other hand, free enterprise, or market based, health care works. I entered the health care field as a young man before the government got involved. Free enterprise health care works! I will admit it was not perfect, but life being what it is, no system will be perfect. But this I can guarantee, a free enterprise health care system will work much, much, much better than ANY government run program for health care. We are in this mess today because back then, too many people were only too eager to accept the promises of politicians.

The government run health care in the beginning was created for no other reason than to allow politicians to buy votes from the poor. The poor were pawns then and are still pawns today because the plain truth is that politicians have no expertise in health care and really do not even care about your health, or mine. They are looking for power over our lives and longevity in office.

My goal is to become involved enough in the health care debate to present a voice of truth. Those speaking the loudest advocating socialized medicine seem to be people who are unwilling to accept responsibility for their own health and health care needs and they need to be educated about the truth.

We are working to help everyone understand what health care really is, and as politicians continue to create more programs that have no chance of working, we will become involved in “educating” them. It would be very effective if we could amass millions of voices to let our politicians know we are watching them and their decisions regarding health care.

Fritz Scheffel has over 40 years experience working in the heatlh care industry and is author of “Health Care: It Can Be Fixed” – for more information, go to The Health Care Fix

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Universal Health Care Is Not The Only Solution!

The current health care debate seems to assume some kind of “government” run program is the best option to rein in rising health care costs that are threatening not only the financial health of millions of Americans, but their physical health as well.

The current health care debate seems to assume some kind of “government” run program is the best option to rein in rising health care costs that are threatening not only the financial health of millions of Americans, but their physical health as well.

The only voices being heard, thanks to a biased news media, are those in our population that seem to think “health insurance” is an American “right” and thus the responsibility of our politicians to provide it. And of course the politician’s voices are telling us they can and will provide a government run health care program even though they have no clue of how to do it and worse, they are telling us the costs can be contained which history proves is a bold-faced lie.

Not included in the debate is the fact that “universal” health care has never worked anywhere in the world it has been tried. If anything, “universal” health care around the world has made getting good health care an impossibility everywhere it has been tried.

Rather than being very wordy with my answer and going on and on about how bad universal health care is, let me give you a real life example of what can happen with any government run health care program.

The person who told me about this incident lived it and participated in it as well. This person married a woman from the Dominican Republic. On a visit to the island country his father-in-law became ill and needed medical treatment.

He was taken to the hospital where treatments were to be paid by the government. That day the hospital was very busy and the patient was told he could not be treated “today” and would have to come back another time. Because the gentleman was very ill, his son-law began talking to the doctors and nurses and learned he could facilitate treatment if he paid money (which you and I know as a BRIBE), whereupon he paid the money and the patient was treated. Do not for a minute think this is an isolated incident.

Be careful what you wish for. Let me know what you think about this question and the answer.

Within this blog and others I will be taking part in I want to hear from YOU any questions you may have about health care. In my life time I have seen both “universal” and “free-enterprise” health care systems and am anxious to participate in the debate because I am absolutely convinced embracing “free-enterprise” health care is the only way we can have a viable and affordable health care system.

Citizens of this country, and the world, need to know what health care really is and not just what they hope it will be. To facilitate the debate we are launching a campaign utilizing the Internet and the vast resources now available. If you agree with us you can participate by helping to finance the effort as we can only go as far as our resources will let us. Our plans are many fold;

1) we will be an advocate for health care programs based on “free-enterprise” principles and totally devoid of ANY government intervention,

2) we will be an advocate for a doctor friendly health care system,

3) we will be an advocate for businesses, both large and small, to be freed from health care responsibilities,

4) we will attempt to establish learning centers for politicians, and future politicians, to learn how to save our tax dollars instead of seeing how many of our tax dollars they can spend,

5) for those weak citizens with their hands held out and expecting government to provide for them, we will work for YOU because we know you will have better care with our approach than any government run program could ever provide, and

6) we will continue to expand our efforts as long as we have the resources and the energy.

Let’s have a healthy debate about health care, not one made up of biased sound bites fed us through biased news media outlets. Instead, let’s exchange ideas to help people around the world understand that health care provided by government IS NOT FREE.

Here is a newsflash for all to hear, a government does not have any money with which to provide us with health care, or anything else for that matter, unless they first take the money from us in the form of TAXES, LICENSES, or FEES. A government run health care system is fertile ground for abuse, inferior medical care, rationing, and corruption. Today in this country, 90% of our health care resources as used up by only 10% of our population.

Be careful what you ask for!

Fritz Scheffel has over 40 years experience working in the heatlh care industry and is author of “Health Care: It Can Be Fixed” – for more information, go to The Health Care Fix

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