Obama Asks Nation for Health-Care Reform Input

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: Healthcare, Nanny State, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Socialism/Communism |

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The last thing we need is socialized medicine!! Competition is good. Let the doctors do their jobs and not have to keep worrying over some big-wig in a suit telling them how to do it! But from what Obama has said before, he is going to put gov’t in charge of healthcare. Lord, help us!!!!

Obama Asks Nation For Health-Care Reform Input

Tactic aims to circumvent special interests that quashed previous efforts

By Ceci Connolly
The Washington Post
updated 6:10 a.m. ET, Sat., Dec. 6, 2008


In between the tree trimming and gift-giving, President-elect Barack Obama is inviting Americans to spend part of the holiday season talking about health care – and report back to him.

As he gears up for major health reform legislation next year, Obama is encouraging average Americans to host informal gatherings to brainstorm about how to improve the U.S. system.

The sessions, which could take place at a party, over a Menorah-lighting or at the annual Christmas cookie bake-off, are to be held Dec. 15 to Dec. 31. Former senator Thomas A. Daschle, Obama’s point person on health, will attend at least one and prepare a detailed report, complete with video, to present to the next president.

“In order for us to reform our health care system, we must first begin reforming how government communicates with the American people,” Obama said in a statement yesterday. “These Health Care Community Discussions are a great way for the American people to have a direct say in our health reform efforts.”


‘We want your exact ideas’

With the transition team contemplating how to deliver on his campaign promise to expand health coverage and lower costs, “what we want to do now is to move to a discussion across the country,” Daschle said in a speech yesterday in Denver. “We want your exact ideas.”

In addition to the house parties, Obama’s transition Web site, Change.gov, is collecting thousands of comments on health-care reform.

By seeking broad public input early in the process, the incoming administration hopes to avoid some of the mistakes of President Clinton’s failed initiative 15 years ago, said Daschle, who is also Obama’s choice for secretary of health and human services.

“Details kill,” he said, recounting that opponents picked apart Clinton’s thousand-page bill. “Once we get started, we have to stay focused. Let’s finish it, let’s not put it down.”


LINK: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28081017/


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Every Industrialized nation has mad a major provision for the delivery of health care to its citizens. In most instances it is from cradle to the grave. Such provision has insured a healthier work force,lower morbidity rate. It has removed the concern that serious illness wil banrupt the family.
Considering that almost fort million of our US citizens do not have health insurance, the time is now for our government to insure that the health of the nation, its children and the elderly are protected. Anything less places us way down the list with the third world nations.

uytrewrtyuytrew…., You are out of your mind! The reason these folks from OTHER countries come here to the US for healthcare is because their system is NOT working!! Look at some of the other articles on my site concerning socialized medicine and you’ll see some of the reasons it doesn’t work.

You’d be surprised of how many people choose not to have medical insurance in the US. I know a few people who don’t have it, and not because they can’t afford it. Just something to think about. I personally do not want socialized med. I don’t want the gov’t telling me what Dr’s I can/can’t see. I don’t want to be on a waiting list like some people in other countries that have to come to the US for care. I also want the best care I can get! If I’m paying for it, I’ll most likely get it. I have family members in Cuba that can’t get the proper medicine, and we have to send it to them. I guess it’s something that you have to go through to realize how messed up it is.

Universal health care has been a failure in other countries and would be a failure in the US. Plus it violates fundamental individual rights. There is no such thing as a “right” to health care, or any other good or service that must be produced by another.

For more on this, please see the following article from the Winter 2007-2008 issue of The Objective Standard:

“Moral Health Care vs. ‘Universal Health Care'”


Paul Hsieh, MD
Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM)

You might also be interested in the following OpEd of mine which will appear in the 1/7/2009 edition of the Christian Science Monitor entitled, “Universal healthcare and the waistline police”.

My theme is that adopting government-run universal health care will lead to a “nanny state on steroids” deeply antithetical to core American principles of individual freedom and responsibility.

The URL for the piece is here:



Thank you!

I always find it interesting how common it is for people who assert they are pro-life to be adamantly opposed to universal health care. It makes it so obvious that the desire to prevent women having safe legal abortions has nothing whatsoever to do with any human feeling of care for fetuses… since the best way to ensure a healthy fetus and a healthy baby is to provide universal health care for all pregnant woman and all children.

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