August 30, 2009
Government Controlled Health Care means:
1) The End to Private Health Insurance. President Obama has made it abundantly clear over the last few years - the evidence is easy to find if you want to on the Internet - that his goal is a "single payer" system. The single payer would be the Federal Government, or some sort of "Co-op" controlled by the Fed. Regulations in the various bills now before the House and
Senate would make it cheaper for many businesses to simply pay the tax penalty rather than continue with private health insurers for their employees. Private health insurance would wither on the vine for those who are not rich. It might even be made illegal eventually, simply because the government would not want there to be resources that would not be at their disposal. This means that many of those reading this article would lose their company-provided health insurance within a few years of the adoption of a CGHC - whether you want to or not.
2) More Abortions. GCHC (Government Controlled Health Care) means that all resources will be controlled and regulated through the single-payer principle. What the government will not pay for will not be able to be carried out. For those with problem pregnancies you might be told that care for a handicapped child would not be paid for. This would drive many towards abortion, even if the government didn't pay for that. But the reality is that those in control in Washington are so pro-abortion that GCHC will not be passed unless it covers abortion. This means that many will be pressured to have abortions and that your money will be used to pay for them.now.
What do you think that a couple will do if they are told that the tests show that they might have a Down's Syndrome child and that the GCHC will not pay for the care of such a child because it was preventable? And if they are told that the GCHC will pay for the abortion, what will they be pressured to do?
3) The End to the Catholic Hospital System. GCHC will want access to all resources so that they can be fairly distributed amongst all citizens - doesn't that sound good? This means that Catholic hospitals have to do their fair share. Doesn't that also sound good? But what that means that they are going to have to follow the GCHC regulations. Notice what happened in Massachusetts with our new state health insurance mandate (the state makes us get insurance- because, apparently, we are their children): the Catholic hospitals, in order to participate in the program, are required to offer "full reproductive services". This is the code for killing babies in womb, among other things. This inevitably will become the national standard if GCHC is adopted. The argument will be made that if a Catholic hospital is unwilling to do abortions then it is not serving all of the population (because in the culture of death you "serve" the population by killing some of them). Catholic hospitals will not be allowed to "benefit" from the national system - which will be the only system - unless they are willing to do all of the work that is presented to them. Not doing abortions will be seen as "imposing Catholic morality" on others.
3) The End to Conscientious Objection. Why would the government hire you for the GCHC system if you are unwilling to do abortions and sterilizations, or give Granny the exit pill she "needs" (see the article next week)? Why would McDonald's hire someone who was unwilling to work the fryolator? Catholic physicians and nurses would be a drag on the system. Even if you were tolerated for a while, the medical education system would only train those willing to give a full range of "services" ( which means, of course, killing people). More next week.