Jacob Hornberger: Why Conservatives Lost the Health-Care Battle
….Surrendering to the siren’s song of the statists, the American people embraced Medicare and Medicaid (and the welfare state), in the process ditching what was once the finest health-care system in the world, one based on freedom and free markets…..
….Friedrich Hayek, whose famous book The Road to Serfdom had been published in 1944, continued to sound the warnings. Ludwig von Mises was pointing out that one government intervention would inevitably lead to future interventions to deal with the crises produced by previous interventions….
….So, where did that leave conservatives in the latest health-care debate? It left them with nothing. Concerned about legitimacy, credibility, and power, they couldn’t bring themselves to call for the only real solution there is to a crisis produced by decades of socialism and interventionism: Repeal (i.e., don’t reform) Medicare, Medicaid, medical licensure, and insurance regulation (along with the taxes that fund them).
Lloyd Marcus: The Progressives’ Perfect Trojan Horse
….The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black Tea Party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question: “Why are you siding with these white racists against America’s first African-American president?”…..
…..Recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama’s race not being an issue. In reality, Obama’s presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from the Tea Party movement. Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator’s virtually unchallenged presidential campaign to his unprecedented bullying of America into ObamaCare…..
James Payne: A Health Insurance Criminal Pleads His Case
….Those without savings are in a different situation: They probably need insurance, or a subsidy, or charitable help. My point is that if you can handle your own medical bills through savings and personal responsibility, this is a sound approach. Politicians should encourage this state of self-reliance, not criminalize it…..
…..In the real world medical resources are limited, and therefore all approaches to health care funding employ rationing.
In tax-based systems administrators establish waiting lists so that some patients die before their opportunity for treatment comes up. They ban the use of expensive treatments and alternative therapies….
….We are hiding behind the confusion of a tangled government/corporate system that pretends we can have all the medical care we want….