Sunday, November 03, 2013

The reality of liberalism: Face, meet gun.

Call it what you will, call it liberalism, socialism, collectivism, statism, Fascism or Communism,
the main feature of this mental disorder is the eagerness of its proponents to shout "There oughta be a law!"

Best possible example for today, a DemocRat's response to doctors opting out of Obamacare and Medicare/Medicade generally:

FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted. 

Usually DemocRats cover up their totalitarian impulses better than this Kathleen Murphy beeotch, but we all know this is the end-game they have in mind. Doctors won't play along with the regime's new health plan? If they don't accept Medicare/Obamacare patients then they will lose their license to practice medicine. New federal licensing "guidelines" will be introduced to make it impractical for them to practice in other states, and so restrict them to the one they presently reside in. No license portability, no freedom to accept cash payments or indeed any payments other than government ones, no solo practices outside major hospital groups because solo practitioners can't get hospital privileges.

Basically, just stick a gun in their face.

After all, it worked in Canada, didn't it? After a brief flirtation with civil disobedience and rebellion, Canadian doctors rolled over for the Douglas/Pearson/Trudeau single payer farce which now runs Canadian healthcare. And incidentally runs doctors into early retirement, nervous breakdowns and burn-out syndrome in ever increasing numbers.

But hey, healthcare is a RIGHT, right? People got a RIGHT to see the doctor and get fixed up, and for free too! Because you can't charge money if its a RIGHT! 

Friggin' doctors better toe the line!

That's the reality of the liberal agenda. Use of main force to cram all those square pegs out there into the nice uniform round holes liberals have prepared for them.

As for the rest of you who are not doctors, if you think the 50% taxation you are presently subject to is burdensome, wait until the liberals crank it to 75%. And they will, because The People have a RIGHT to your money.

Just so we are all clear on the stakes in the game.

The Phantom


Alyric said...

I think the most fascinating aspect of this is that doctors aren't accepting medicaid and medicare because the government pays pennies on the dollar - when they pay at all - for the treatment provided.

But is the politician response to ensure that the government pays reasonable reimbursement for services provided? No, of course not - it's to, as you so succinctly said - put a gun in their face and force them to accept, and damn the consequences.

It's sad, but not surprising, that so many politicians don't understand that the current high cost of healthcare is a direct result of decades of government intervention in the industry. Armed with this ignorance, they proceed to intervene more in an attempt to reduce the cost of healthcare, thereby driving the cost higher.

Shakespeare himself could not have written a better farce.

On a related note, look for an upcoming bill that makes it illegal for doctors to retire or switch careers. I'd suggest anyone in the industry get out while they can. Have your name legally changed, too, so they can't just look up people with medical degrees and 'conscript' you.

Paranoid? Yep. But better paranoid and free.

The Phantom said...

Hey Alyric. I must say, you've accurately outlined the Cuban medical plan that Barry seems to have in mind.

I wonder if Fidel is going to charge them a consultancy fee?