Thursday, March 18, 2010

ObamaCare Could Cost Me My life.

Below is a piece I wrote back in 2008.

As we near crunch time in the US Congress on the passage of ObamaCare, I hope this article will serve as a reminder to the millions of Americans who suffer chronic diseases and depend mightily upon the current healthcare system in America for their life. It is a reminder that ObamaCare is a matter of life and death for many of us -- yours truly included.

Please read on -- JDL

ObamaCare Could Cost Me My life.
By J. D. Longstreet
Socialized medicine may seem like a good thing to you; unless you are sick, even less so if you are chronically ill.

We have been warning of the dangers, and the short comings, of socialized medicine for a very long time and it is looking more and more as if we are going to have it rammed down our throats by the democrats… whether we want it or not.

Given a choice between healthcare run by the government and keeping my private insurance and paying the premiums and going to see the doctor, I want to see, and not some civil servant working for the government healthcare system, I’ll take the latter any day. In fact, the choice, for me, is a “no-brainer.”

Since 1965 I have been hospitalized over 70 times. I have had numerous surgeries and I must see a doctor every four to six weeks of my life. See, I know the value of a good healthcare system and I know, first hand, the value of having a doctor, in whom I have confidence, treating me. I know what it means to have a rapport with your physician. That, alone, is tremendously important when you are chronically ill.

Unlike a lot of folks, when I think of nationalized healthcare, I perceive a threat to my life. I have no doubt that the introduction of socialized healthcare in the US will shorten my life and bring it to a termination much sooner than currently expected. In fact, I have no doubt about it. There are millions of Americans, just like me, who will have their lives shortened by the coming socialized medicine in America.

Where oh, where, will the money come from to finance this national money pit? TAXES! Obama has already said he plans on soaking the rich and big business to pay for it. But what about the recession they say we are in? Seems to me a lot of the resources from which Obama had planned to draw the money to finance this mess are drying up, if they haven’t already. Guess where they will turn next for the cash. You’ve got it! You and me!

Why are the dems pushing so hard for socialized medicine in the US? It is another step in their plan to bring the welfare state to America and establish socialism as the “master” form of government in the US!

Look, it matters not what you have been taught in our government schools, there is NO SUCH THING AS FREE HEALTHCARE! SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY! Who pays? You and I will pay… in taxes. If you think healthcare is expensive now… just wait ‘til it’s free!

Get a GRIP, America! There is NO FREE LUNCH! There never has been! If you want it… you must be prepared to pay for it.

When you look past the carefully erected fa├žade, the democrats have placed between us and the details of what they have planned for us, you will find that socialized medicine is not about healthcare. It’s about power and control of this nation’s citizens. Obama and his minions have placed this nation on the fast track to socialism and socialized medicine is a major, major, step in accomplishing that goal.

I don’t know about you, but I plan to fight their plans for socialized medicine in America every step of the way. I am expecting to lose, but, hey, I’m fighting for my life.

J.D. Longstreet

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