Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 08-20

From The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page, "An Anesthesiologist's Take on Health-Care Reform, Expect a two-tier medical system and needless ER deaths if Congress and the White House have their way."

A Washington Post op-ed from Marshell Ackerman is titled, "Devaluing Doctors -- and Care"

This Wall Street Journal discusses the "feasibility" of healthcare co-ops in this op-ed titled, "Health Co-ops: Slow Road to Government Care, The potential benefits are nil; the potential costs are large."

The Washington Examiner believes that "Blue Dogs should be more than Pelosi's lap dogs."

An interesting Washington Post op-ed here suggesting that perhaps, just perhaps, we should listen to people like Dr. Denis Cortese, the chief executive of the Mayo Clinic.

The Democrats want to "go it alone" on Obamacare. Here's what the Wall Street Journal has to say about that.
So let's see if we have this straight: Democrats sought to go to war with one-sixth of the U.S. economy. They didn't have a plan, and now they have no allies, so they've decided to go it alone.

"Obama tries to reunite Democrats on health reform" according to this piece in The Washington Examiner. The problem is, at the end of the day, these politicians DO NOT answer to Obama. These politicians DO NOT answer to the Democratic Party. These politicians DO answer to their constituents. And woe betide any politician who forgets that these days.

The Washington Times suggests that we need to learn "from Canada's mistakes."

Daniel Henninger suggests in this Wall Street Journal column that "In Government We Trust?, The public's reaction to government health care is proving that Ronald Reagan was right." I'd suggest that the public has always known what Reagan knew but until recently never believed they had to spell it out to their politicians.

In this New York Post article titled, "Bait and Switch" the opening paragraph says it all.
Obama has stopped talking about "health-care reform." The new poll-tested phrase of the day is "health-insurance reform."
Basically, Obama needs a scapegoat and thinks Americans are stupid enough to think that healthcare reform and health insurance reform are two different things. Many Americans may have a love-hate relationship with their insurance company (I know I do) but we're not stupid. The healthcare insurance relationship is a triangle between the patient, the doctor, and the insurance company. Obama has tried to bait and switch by shifting from attacking the doctor-patient relationship to attacking the patient-insurance company relationship. We are not stupid, Obama. We see through you - this still leads to Obamacare/nationalized healthcare HELL.

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