Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's at Stake with Obamacare

Another excellent editorial by Dr. Paul Hsieh of FIRM rebutting the claim that health care is a right and demonstrating how a free market in medicine is moral and practical. Hsieh observes that Obama names the principle involved but, as usual, takes the wrong side:
In a speech to Congress, he piously declared that health care was “a moral issue; at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.”

President Obama is right, but not in the way that he means. Thousands of Americans at Tea Parties across the country have rallied precisely to oppose the fundamental principles behind the President’s plan.
Why?
Any attempt to otherwise guarantee an alleged “right” to health care must necessarily violate the actual rights of those compelled to provide such care and those compelled to pay for it.

Furthermore, whenever government attempts to guarantee “universal” health care, it must also control it — if only to control costs. The inevitable result is rationing and waiting lists.
Contact your congressman today and tell them to vote against this bill. Here is an excellent list of arguments against Obamacare prepared by Brian Schwartz. GRASFIRE is a paid service that will send a letter for you. Here is a list of Bluedog Democrats who may be on the fence.

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