America got a perfect exposition of the great progressivist myth in the September 12 CNN/Tea Party Presidential debate. The great progressivist myth is this: If government doesn't do it, then it won't happen. If the government doesn't do it, it doesn't count. If a person is against government intervening, he therefore must favor the ends the liberal or progressive claims will happen without government intervention. In short, the great progressivist myth is that you either favor government intervention, or you are an awful person who wants some horrible consequence.
Here is how it works:
Hospital emergency room.
1) First get all of the patient's info and various people bringing them into the emergency room. Create the Medical File.
2) Evaluate and Order Tests for the patient (err Medical File)
3) Doctor evaluation. Administer needed care or order still more tests for the Medical File)
4) Release patient, send Medical File to Medical Coding.
5) Consolidate charges by tabulating all the code numbers for anyone who touched or breathed on the Medical File (by secret code book) over to Billing
I was just thinking that a better answer to the to the 30-year old without health insurance question would be something like:
"I can't tell this person to get a healthcare plan and I have no right to force a plan on him at his expense. I know if this person was to collapse at my hospital or asks me for help; I would call on all free-market supports to setup a donation site and ask that everyone donate 10 or 20 dollars to help pay for his medical bills. As you know the revolution I am apart of is a revolution of love and I am sure we can meet a challange such as this and raise above it"
"In the Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night in Tampa, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer posed a hypothetical question. Normally, a hypothetical question should not be answered, but in this case it revealed something about the questioner and sparked a controversial, but necessary answer from Rep. Ron Paul."
WASHINGTON -- When CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) over what he would do if a 30-year-old uninsured man suddenly slipped into a coma and needed care, he did so, in all likelihood, not knowing just how personal a question it was for the Texas Republican.
WASHINGTON -- The ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million -- nearly 1 in 6 Americans -- as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work. And the number of people without health insurance has reached 49.9 million, the most in more than two decades.
This is the most meaningful article I ever read regarding feasible solutions to our ever increasing health care costs. I hope Dr. Paul could use a few snipets from it to direct the discussion regarding health care...
WASHINGTON -- Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry's office pitched an unusual offer to the state's retired teachers: Let's get into the death business.
Perry's budget director, Mike Morrissey, laid out a pitch that was both ambitious and risky, according to notes summarizing the meeting provided to The Huffington Post.