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  • Flashback Video: Obama Appointee Donald Berwick “We Must Redistribute Wealth”

    07/07/2010 8:57:27 AM PDT · by · 12 replies
    Eyeblast TV / The Blast ^ | 7/7/2010 | Joe Schoffstall
    Today, President Obama officially made Donald Berwick his recess appointment to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In a 2008 while speaking on the British health care system in the UK, Berwick said wealthy individuals must redistribute their wealth to those less fortunate for health care funding. Also during this speech, he told those in attendance that he opposes free markets. “Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition...
  • Reform Repeal Is Just Child's Play

    03/25/2010 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 698+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Repeal: Some say trying to repeal ObamaCare is a futile dream once people get used to its benefits, such as covering kids with pre-existing conditions. Once before, government was slapped down. It can be done. Entitlements can be addictive, and it's certainly the purpose of this administration to make as many Americans as possible as dependent on government as possible. That's partly why a health care bill put student loans under the Department of Education. The government needed the revenues, but it also needed the power over yet another class of citizens. Unlike Medicare and Social Security, this nationalization of...
  • The public option in the real world

    10/29/2009 3:52:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 493+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 29, 2009 | MARC K. SIEGEL
    Like many other doctors, I've been looking at my panel of patients and trying to decide whether a "public option" in health reforms will help them. Unfortunately, I can't think of a single patient where it will. As an internist, I have a varied practice, with patients ranging from rich to poor, from chronically ill to "worried well." On any given day, I see at least one quarter of cases (including Medicaid patients) without charge; one or two come in without insurance and pay me cash. Most of the time, I accept the patient's HMO or Medicare without looking closely...