My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: – Hosea 4:6
In Future Memoriam:
To all those who will die in the future due to their unwillingness to live free, due to their belief in the fallacy of authority, because instead of controlling their own destinies; they will wait until death for the government-controlled healthcare system to treat them.
There is much talk lately of scandals in the Veterans Health Administration. Are the people just now figuring out that the VA sucks compared to the American private health market, or is it a scandal now because we finally have documented irrefutable evidence?
The mainstream news reporting that veterans have died because of secret wait lists designed to delay treatment to save money should be a wake-up call to all the statists who love Obamacare, but I’m afraid it won’t. The sheeple should now understand what we were talking about when we warned you of death panels in Obamacare. We gave you examples of death panels in other countries but forgot to tell you they existed right here at home.
Everyone knew the VA sucked. I’ve known veterans all my life and have always heard the same typical complaints about the VA. I also always wondered why the veterans put up with it?
I wasn’t a vet, but I had been to the doctor many times. Growing up; we were with Cigna. If I got sick or hurt; my mother would call Cigna and tell them the problem. They would call back in about an hour and tell us where and when my appointment would be. I would always be in front of a doctor within 4 hours, and the problem was immediately dealt with that day; tests, x-rays, MRI’s, whatever. I haven’t met a private doctor unable or unwilling to do what I want him to do to me as long as I had the money to pay him. I tore my ACL and the doctor was ready to put me on the butcher block the next day!
In America; if you’re a man and want a doctor to turn you into a woman; you can do that. If you’re a woman and you think you’re breasts are too small; a doctor will make them bigger. If you think they’re too big; a doctor will make them smaller. In this country you can pay a doctor to make your butt bigger, nose smaller, lips fatter, thighs thinner… whatever you can think of, and if you ask for it, and show them the money; they’re ready to lie you down on the butcher block ASAP, not three to four months! But, they said there was no access to healthcare in America, and that’s why we needed the Affordable Care Act.
For years I’ve heard the veterans and their wives complain about long waits, long drives, and the doctors not listening, and not doing what they wanted, about the VA system in general, and always wondered why they didn’t go to private doctors like Danny Williams, Premiere of Newfoundland. He realized he was going to die waiting for treatment under Canada’s celebrated socialist medical system and came to the United States where he received immediate treatment for his heart condition.
Williams, 60, is an independently wealthy former lawyer and businessman who donates his premier’s salary to charity.
“Ultimately we have to be the gatekeepers of our own health,” Dunderdale (Newfoundland’s deputy premiere) said. – Huffington Post
If life was a game, that money could buy
The rich niggas would live
And the po’ niggas would die – Geto Boys
Eric Holder said there will be no investigation, Obama is not firing anybody, It will be business as usual at the VA. I’m not being callous, but that makes sense. There is no scandal here. It’s just best to not take a tour of the hot dog factory because you will see them putting eyeballs, lips, butts, tails, and feet into the meat grinders.
You already know the VA sucks. Why look under the hood and witness the rationing, secret lists, and death panels?
The VA is doing what it is supposed to do.
The study of economics deals with resources and how to distribute them. Economics is needed because there is a limited supply of resources and an unlimited demand for them. There must be a system to distribute the resources and prevent them from being exhausted.
In a communist or totalitarian society; the State controls all resources, all means of production and distribution. In a democratic or free-market society; resources are privately owned. Production is done by private firms, and price controls distribution.
High demand + low supply = high price. Low demand + high supply = low price. Low prices usually increase demand which will deplete the supply and cause the price to rise.
The Veterans have been promised free healthcare for life. Healthcare is not free. Healthcare is a limited resource. The dollars needed to pay for healthcare are a limited resource. The amount of money the VA receives is decided by Congress. Congress gets the money from we the People. We don’t give congress our money to only pay for the VA so the VA’s money is limited. Let’s not forget that the VA is a federal bureaucracy, so a large percentage of its budget will go to executive salaries, luxurious executive offices, executive bonuses, and other general government waste and inefficiency. The VA offers healthcare, a limited resource, free, so the low price will increase demand which will deplete the supply and cause the price to rise. The VA is not part of the free market. There is no price to rise to suppress demand, so the resources must be controlled and distributed by some other force – people, not free-market forces. Those people are the death panels.
The rich niggas will live
The poor niggas will die
So I guess we gotta make all the poor niggas rich
Is that how it goes? – Geto Boys
Some think the solution is to give the veterans credit cards that can be used with private healthcare providers.
One: that would be like having the hot dog factory in a glass building where everyone can see the offensive ingredients being used.
If the VA doesn’t have enough money and resources to meet the demand on it, then how will they be able to pay the private doctors? When the VA doesn’t have the money to treat you; they let you down gently – “You’re appointment is four months from today in the next city 200 miles away.” You go away thinking the government still loves you and wants to do everything it can for you. The free-market one the other hand isn’t like that. The free-market is going to bluntly tell you that you don’t have enough money. Go away and come back when you can pay.
What would it be like if all the Veterans suddenly could see how the sausage was being made? Would they wonder why the recently discharged young guys had more money on their cards than the Korea and Vietnam era vets? Would they wonder why the officers had more money on their cards than the infantry grunts? Would the amounts on their cards fluctuate according to variables like, say, I don’t know, maybe according to how they vote, or religious affiliation, or their political opinions expressed on social media sites?
Two: Soon there won’t be any private healthcare market for any of us to go to. Last I heard; Obamacare pretty much destroyed that. It’s not dead today, but we’re watching it die. It will be soon enough.
So the endgame is for us all to be treated as poorly as the veterans who are treated worse than convicts and Al- Qaeda prisoners.
A Sacred Trust
Barack Obama and Joe Biden are committed to creating a 21st Century Department of Veterans’ Affairs that provides the care and benefits our nation’s veterans deserve. They will:
· Strengthen VA Care: Make the VA a leader of national health care reform so that veterans get the best care possible…
· Fully Fund VA Medical Care: Fully fund the VA so it has all the resources it needs to serve the veterans who need it, when they need it. Establish a world-class VA Planning Division to avoid future budget shortfalls.
· Fix the Benefits Bureaucracy: Hire additional claims workers, and improve training and accountability so that VA benefit decisions are rated fairly and consistently…