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Sweeping New Health Insurance System Proposed for U.S. Residents

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Mike Adams
Natural News
Sunday, Feb 22, 2009

The Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group that represents the interests of health insurance companies, has proposed a sweeping new program that — surprise! — would require all Americans to buy health insurance.

The new program would mandate that Americans buy health insurance, even if they don’t need it. Those who don’t buy it would be penalized by the government for failing to participate in the new program.

The new program does nothing to end the censorship of free speech about nutritional supplements or teach Americans about disease prevention through nutrition or herbal remedies. As such, it joins the cacophony of all the ignorant health “experts” who claim to be solving our nation’s health care crisis by simply forcing everyone to pay for more “sick care” coverage.

Leave it to Big Government punish people who take care of their own health and opt not to participate in a pill-pushing, scientifically corrupted Big Pharma health care system that only enriches insurance companies and drug companies while ignoring the real causes of disease.

Authors’ Quotes on Health Insurance and Reform

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For better or worse, the “free” market will remain our nation’s choice for funding health insurance and delivering medical care. Our only hope of fixing the health care system’s biggest problems is to enact simple legislative reforms designed with one purpose: to allow the market to provide health insurance more efficiently and affordably. This is a significant and somewhat painful conclusion for the same author who wrote a book as recently as 1998 arguing that managed care would compel the market to reform itself.
- Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System by J.D. Kleinke
- Available on Amazon.com

In the absence of a sufficiently independent and militant working-class movement, national health insurance continued to be defeated in the decades that followed. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s the AMA carried on its vehement opposition to any federal intervention into the financing of medical care. Liberal reformers tried to get national health insurance included in the Social Security Act as part of the New Deal response to the Great Depression and the militant organizing among the unemployed and industrial workers.
- Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America by E. Richard Brown
- Available on Amazon.com

The traditional opponents of comprehensive change such as national health insurance have been the AMA, the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and certain other business interests. After the reform debacle of 1994, politicians looked at comprehensive change with the deference owed a third rail. Popular wisdom dictated that the only politically safe route to take in efforts at health care reform was the path of “incremental” change. What have the incremental efforts of the past decade brought us? We’ve seen an increase of about five million in the number of uninsured.
- Health Care Meltdown: Confronting The Myths and Fixing Our Failing System by Bob LeBow, M.D., M.P.H.
- Available on Amazon.com

This article was posted: Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 4:21 am





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