Sometimes I sit and wonder, how did we get to this moment in time when the Federal Government of the United States of America is controlling so much of our lives? This Country was built on the blood of FREEDOM fighters against such control, and yet, We The People allowed both Democrats and Republicans to slowly, inch by inch, steal every conceivable freedom from us. I guess, like most people, we all assumed that no matter the Party, they would never steal our liberties, and yet in the year 2011 so many are slipping away. One only need read the internet or listen to talk radio to know what exactly has been done to this Country in the name of “social justice” the “common good” and other Communist/Socialist/Marxist/Statist names, that the central planners in DC think up. I have had more then enough, have you? Do you think you can enjoy your summer and these people will stop? Do you think that you can just wait until November 2012 to make it stop? HELL NO you cannot! This is a 24/7/365 fight, it is tiring, it is painful but it is the name of the game. You see, the simple thing to do is get into the Parties and change them from inside out and if you aren’t doing that, then you are bitching about nothing.Â However, to deny that screaming your bloody head off at your Congressman/Senators offices is not effective is to deny what the leftists have done for 5 decades. I don’t know the answer, Lord knows I wish I did, I only know that we can never go back to our lives as we knew them prior to 2001, really, to be honest, because that is the day that changed a whole hell of a lot of us. We were lied to about the threat that existed, we were treated like children and a nightmare happened.
I supposed the biggest assault on the freedoms we cherish would be Obamacare and now the Federal Government is going to be tagging our free doctors, they are still free aren’t they? They are free to accept any patient they want, right? Well, once they get the numbers back on the doctors who are not accepting the paltry sum the government wants to pay them, legislation will be forthcoming that will FORCE them into slave labor – enslaved to the government. Â Are we just going to sit here and allow our fellow Americans to be subjugated to the USA? HELL NO, WE WON’T!
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of â€œmystery shoppersâ€ to pose as patients, call doctorsâ€™ offices and request appointments to see how difficult it is for people to get care when they need it.
The administration says the survey will address a â€œcritical public policy problemâ€: the increasing shortage of primary care doctors, including specialists in internal medicine and family practice. It will also try to discover whether doctors are accepting patients with private insurance while turning away those in government health programs that pay lower reimbursement rates.
Federal officials predict that more than 30 million Americans will gain coverage under the health care law passed last year. â€œThese newly insured Americans will need to seek out new primary care physicians, further exacerbating the already growing problemâ€ of a shortage of such physicians in the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a description of the project prepared for the White House.
According the the Timesâ€™ report, some doctors arenâ€™t to thrilled with the stunt. I canâ€™t say I blame them. While these â€œmystery shoppersâ€ are only asking for appointments, itâ€™s still a little bothersome to see the government engage in such tactics. Besides, that appointment they make will take the place of a real appointment that someone needs.
As for access to primary care doctors, perhaps President Obama and Congressional Democrats should have looked at that before than rammed ObamaCare down our throats. When primary care doctors are rare, then the value for their services increases and therefore healthcare costs increase. Perhaps part of the solution would be to press for more doctors being educated each year which would decrease the scarcity of the resource.