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How Medicare Treats Your Doctor

Did you think that you were safe from the effects of the PPACA until 2012?

Guess again.

Dr. Doug Perendia  at The Road to Hellth relates the story of a physician’s experience with one small, rule-of-law-ignoring change enacted in the reams of detail within the new health care control law.

Read how the folks at Medicare are treating the men and women whom you are trusting with your life.

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Symposium for Change

Two days ago I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a symposium co-hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center. Held on the 25th floor of the Hotel Nikko, the views were as stunning as the speakers were inspiring.

Read more here.

Sen. Paul and Lucidcus Project: Health Care is not a Right

Senator Rand Paul form Kentucky and Jared Rhoads of the Lucidicus Project both provide excellent explanations for why health care is not a right. Both take the argument to its logical conclusion: any claim of a right to someone else’s property or labor is a claim to a right to enslave.

Senator Paul, speaking before the Senate HELP subcommittee stated:

With regard to the idea whether or not you have a right to health care you have to realize what that implies. I am a physician. You have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. You are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants, the nurses….You are basically saying you believe in slavery

Mr. Rhoads writes on Quora:

Healthcare is not a right. A right cannot grant a good or service to one person by imposing an obligation upon another person to provide it. In other words, you can’t declare something a right for one man if it creates a slave out of another.

Health care is an important value, and for some may even be a matter of life or death, but that fact does not justify turning one man into the involuntary means of an other’s ends.

Resistance to ObamaCare continues to grow

[R]esistance to the one-year-old health care law is now stronger than ever. Forty-one states have introduced Health Freedom Acts in direct conflict with ObamaCare, 28 states are suing the federal government, and a handful have even rejected or sent back federal funding for the law’s implementation.

Read more here.

“Quality Bonuses”–Grease for the Squeaky Wheels

One hand giveth while the other taketh away–and both hands live in the White House.

The Obama administration is doing everything it can to sell the new health care control law and keep the populace complacent.

Read more about the latesest strategy here.

Vilifying Dr. Berwick — for the Wrong Reasons

My op-ed was published on today’s PJ Media:

If you don’t like ObamaCare, you probably really don’t like Donald Berwick, the current administrative head of Medicare and Medicaid.
You know him. He’s the one who’s “in love” with the Britain’s National Health Service, the guy who insists that we “must — must — redistribute wealth,” and tells us that, since rationing is unavoidable, we’d best do it “with our eyes open.”

But in regards to government-funded health care — including Medicare and Medicaid — Dr. Berwick is right, so it does no good to shoot the messenger.

Medicare, Medicaid, and all collectivized medical care require rationing for the simple reason that all scarce resources must be rationed.

You can read the rest here.

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Independent Women’s Voice Video Contest

Check out the Black Ribbon Project entry here.

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