Doctors are resisting participating in Obamacare. Shocking, I know, but some doctors are only seeing paying patients, some are retiring early, and many are upset with the limited compensation that the system provides them for their services.
The solution is obvious. Doctors will be forced to participate. Because if health care is a right, then it must be provided. Those who provide it may not be allowed to quit, refuse, expect reasonable compensation, or hinder the system in any way. It would be unpatriotic. It would violate the rights of the patients.
The only distinction between freedom and slavery is this: In the former state, a man is governed by the laws to which he has given his consent; in the latter, he is governed by the will of another.
— Alexander Hamilton
I didn’t make up that number, Yahoo Finance is reporting it.
And at that, it may be falsely underestimated.
In any case, click here and watch the numbers for a few seconds. Don’t just look at the top, look at the bottom at the section on unfunded liabilities. That $126 Trillion? That’s money promised out we don’t have either.
Because this lady, in her VFW piscutter cap clutching a closed sign, is a moral repudiation of both the people who ordered her memorial closed and the people who carried out those orders. The people giving the orders look like tyrants. The people carrying them out look like thugs.
More pictures here.
Thousands of people converged on the National Mall and tore down the barricades around the WWII memorial. A glimpse of Old America, like a dying tree that puts out one green branch. But an unusual event, certainly one that seems newsworthy.
This is what happens when you centralize and socialize your health care system. It hasn’t happened here yet. But it will. If you’re wealthy or important, care is available. If not, you will be refused care. What happens after that is just variations on the theme.