That’s Right Nate

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We Must Stop Obama from Destroying Health Care

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One of the greatest things about this great country is our health care system.   When an American is sick, it only takes a quick phone call to bring the family physician over for a quick house call.  We don’t even have to pay for medical help because our employers pay the bill.  Medical decisions are made by ourselves and our kindly old family doctor without bureaucrats getting in the way.  My friends, the Obama administration threatens to destroy all of this all in favor of socialized medicine.

Now socialized sounds kind of like social–like an ice cream social.  Hmm, ice cream as medicine, what could be wrong with that?  Unfortunately, that is not what socialized medicine means at all.  Socialized medicine is when people are insured not by their friendly insurance agent, but by the federal government.   As has been pointed out by people like Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich, socialized medicine will cost more, provide less benefits, and require long waits for even basic services.  Nobody in their right mind would ever prefer a socialized option over their current insurance company

Obama, however, is shrewd.   He’s not calling for us to go right into single payer socialized medicine.  Instead, he wants to have a public insurance option to compete with private companies.  This move is full of danger.  As Timothy Finnell pointed out in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, “The reality is that the interlude between adoption of the current Obama plan and socialized medicine would be short. The demise of the private insurance industry would be brutal. No amount of wishing or promising would thwart the inexorable shift from the free market to government-run medicine. The evidence is so convincing that many believe the current proposal is merely a ruse to create a foothold for a single-payer system, probably along the lines of the Canadian system.”

As people like Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich have pointed out, there really is no way for a private company to compete with the federal government option.   The government’s insurance plan would provide more benefits for less money.  The Lewin Group issued a report stating that they would expect private insurance companies to lose up to 120 million customers to the public option if they competed with each other.  We must not allow Obama to weaken medical care in this country by changing it.   The federal government is too powerful and too ineffectual to be a fair competitor to private insurance companies.

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Written by thatsrightnate

June 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm

13 Responses

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  1. One thing I’m sure of is that our current Health Care System has our best interests in mind. We can count on them. And our employers. It’s a perfect win/win situation. Why muck it up with this “social” aspect? Who wants to wait in line like a European? Or a Canadian? The idea of an American waiting in line like a Swede is crazy.

    wrecksracer

    June 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

  2. Obama think everybody Swede. Me no Swede.

    thatsrightnate

    June 10, 2009 at 4:40 am

  3. Forget healthcare. Donald Trump is destroying Carrie to further the homogenda. As a leading voice of conservative America — if Newt is the soul then Nate is at least the liver, if not the heart — you must take a stand Nate and fight for the rights of our Queen, Carrie Prejean. As a former Miss Ohio, I can tell you the opportunities for beautiful, thin, intelligent, attractive blonde women are few and far between in this Obamanomy. Do something Nate to protect our queen and I will be forever grateful.

    cecily

    June 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

  4. Nate reminds me more of the gall bladder of conservative America. “Filtering out the impurities of Our Political System” should be his motto!

    I’m still trying to figure out what a “prejean” is. Is it some ancient form of dungaree?

    wrecksracer

    June 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

  5. That’s a good suggestion wreck. As a former Miss Ohio, I went with liver because Nate filters out the impurities of socialist thought, but is also full of bile.

    Lola would probably go with la cabeza.

    cecily

    June 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

  6. Oops, I heard my name! I wonder why every time a Miss Universe contest is mentioned, people automatically think of my name.
    You know, I’ve been busy (my PhD defense is a week from now!). But I always come here and read everything, including such clever comments from the former Miss Ohio.

    Lola

    June 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

  7. Good luck with the defense! You’ve been missed around here, but its good to know that you’re doing well.

    thatsrightnate

    June 11, 2009 at 11:54 am

  8. That’s fantastic Dr. Lola! I have my PhD from the University of Notre Dame (USA History). Nate will never admit it, but it’s his favorite college football team. He likes the gold.

    Steve

    June 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

  9. See? I bet you didn’t even think we had universities here in Brazil.

    Lola

    June 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm

  10. I just assumed they were all community colleges. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. I have my honorary associate’s degree hanging on my wall.

    thatsrightnate

    June 12, 2009 at 5:18 am

  11. Check out this site. Send magnets to your family and friends and send them to legislators!

    Susan

    August 4, 2009 at 10:05 am

  12. With obamacare comes union control of all medical jobs. If you haven’t a heart problem’ you will. And bring your union card or don’t bother coming.

    Chas

    August 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  13. Oh yeah–I already dislike that doctor’s union–the AMA. What will happen when nurses and even the guy who cooks your cafeteria food are in unions.

    thatsrightnate

    August 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm


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