63 responses to “Ron Paul: Let’s Put Patients and Doctors Back in Control of Healthcare!”

  1. OccupyYourLives

    In a free market…poor people get extremely adequate care for a real good price. The best care is not always affordable, but a good quality care, with cheaper drugs(generics) is still available. While the poor are treated with highly evolved tools that magically help them, while they read their gossip magazines and are lucky enough to live in the USA The poor, if the free market existed, would be wealthier than many kings & queens not even a hundred years ago! Freedom & Liberty & Joy for all!

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  2. OccupyYourLives

    In a free market…poor people get extremely adequate care for a real good price. The best care is not always affordable, but a good quality care, with cheaper drugs(generics) is still available. While the poor are treated with highly evolved tools that magically help them, while they read their gossip magazines and are lucky enough to live in the USA The poor, if the free market existed, would be wealthier than many kings& queens not even a hundred years ago! Freedom & Liberty & Joy for all!

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  3. ashkaji

    Agreed, people would eat way to much because theres no reprocussions (cost) to being a fatfuck. Its the same reason people who smoke there entire life get lung cancer, want someone else to pay to fix it, and they KEEP SMOKING. CONSIQUENCES AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!! That is where morals and common sense are learned!

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  4. ecosby100 .

    i say every body do there taxes so that you have to pay at the end of the year and then every body just dont pay what would the IRS do they wouldn’t know where to start

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  5. ecosby100

    i say every body do there taxes so that you have to pay at the end of the year and then every body just dont pay what would the IRS do they wouldn’t know where to start

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  6. nick

    Let me start this by saying that I am a big fan of Ron Paul and some of his proposed policies. He is one of the few genuine and honest politicians we have in these tremulous times. But I will have to respectfully disagree with Mr. Paul on the issue of community-funded healthcare (not Obamacare, that thing is a mess). IT IS A RIGHT. Protection of LIFE, liberty, and property should be the goal of any government friends . Your health is your life. It is part of the social safety net (which is a bad term because I disagree with many of the programs are that typically associated with it) like the fire department or law enforcement. Here’s an analogy: my house is on fire. i don’t put the fire out myself or hire a private contractor to douse the conflagration. I rely on the community’s resources and know-how (funded through local taxation) to handle it. This its due to it’s threat to community. A threat to me is a threat to the community as I am a component of said community, hence I have cancer I have the right to locally funded healthcare. Now you may be saying “what’s the difference if you pay a local tax for care or if you pay through an employer aside from bringing the inefficiency of government into the equation and negating the positive aspects of free-market competition?” Well, a free market based healthcare system brings a conflict of interests into the equation. The ultimate priority of a for-profit provider is … PROFIT. NOT MY HEALTH. Contrary to what Mr. Paul contends, your physical well-being is not a good or commodity and should not be driven by supply and demand. It is not a hamburger. If the HMO, etc. has to make the choice between providing the best possible care for it’s clients and it’s bottom line, well, guess which one wins. That’s called good business. But it’s bad healthcare. I agree that we should give the power back to patients and doctors, but that will not be accomplished through our current free-market approach.

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  7. kmg501

    He isn’t Superman, expecting him to go after 9/11 truth when he doesn’t have the power to do so is really foolish if not suicidal. And just for the record, I’m not committed either way when it comes to 9/11 truth. I certainly want to know for sure but you first have to get to a position of power without getting tangled on highly questionable issues.

    Cart before the horse…

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  8. taylor kerz

    he cannot be entirely forthcoming about some truths quite yet. he “can t handle the controversy”

    youtube. com/watch?v=88x6JdfjwCY

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  9. taylorkerz

    he cannot be entirely forthcoming about some truths quite yet. he “can t handle the controversy”

    youtube. com/watch?v=88x6JdfjwCY

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  10. TreachMarkets

    Ron Paul is the last Jedi left in the Republic. I want to be a padawan!

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  11. YoDudeRock .

    Let me help you out Gary. The Constitution spells out what the government can do, health care isn’t listed in the powers of the president, Congress or Judicial. The 10th amendment of the Constitution also says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In other words, what’s not in the Constitution, can’t be done by the Federal government.

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  12. YoDudeRock

    Let me help you out Gary. The Constitution spells out what the government can do, health care isn’t listed in the powers of the president, Congress or Judicial. The 10th amendment of the Constitution also says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In other words, what’s not in the Constitution, can’t be done by the Federal government.

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  13. KillBaddBugz

    Ask any MD in the country how they like the new law. Better yet- ask how they like having Medicare pay only 80% of the bill. Good luck even finding an MD in 2 years.

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  14. DaveTammy1

    Please YouTube / Google Clift for congress He is a true liberty candidate running for the House of Representatives in California CD10. He is running against John Garamendi the deciding vote for Obama care. Thats C L I F T for congress.
    Obama care would be great if it worked but let’s face it, it won’t work as promised and will further bankrupt the country. See also Fairfield CA Town Hall John Garamendi

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  15. katey1dog

    Nothing wrong with free enterprise. That’s why I support Dr. Paul. I don’t support a welfare state on the scale of the USSR or perhaps even France.

    But we need to take these ideas and work with them. Why? BECAUSE THEY WORK. These nations are free countries, perhaps a little to liberal for our American tastes, but they remain free. And when accounting for health and well-being (judging life expectancies of adults and survivability rates of newborns), these nations win.

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  16. katey1dog

    As would I. But unfortunately, people are becoming more and more trapped. People can no longer afford quitting a job for fear of losing healthcare. Men and women are trapped in a tedious positions at a job which happens to have medical insurance. And most importantly, men and women are losing work and can no longer afford even the cheapest insurance. That creates fear.

    And FEAR is NOT freedom. The unemployed as well as the employed would no longer be trapped.

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  17. GaryVolts

    There are lots of different ways to live, I happen to like our free enterprise system and the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

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  18. GaryVolts

    The Constution was written to specifically innumerate the responsibilities of the federal government. The states had had enough of an central authoritarian control. It says that anything not listed is held by the states and their people. So the constitution talks about a lot of things, for example national defense, but nowhere does it say anything about a national healthcare system. Change the Constitution if you want to live in a country like that. I don’t.

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  19. katey1dog

    If you have ANY more doubts of the feasibility of a single-payer system, then here are some wonderful nations that accept it: United Kingdom (England, N. Ireland, Wales, Scotland), France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan (ROC), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, just to name a few.

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  20. katey1dog

    If you have ANY more doubts of the feasibility of a single-payer system, then here are some wonderful nations that accept it: United Kingdom (England, N. Ireland, Wales, Scotland), France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan (ROC), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, just to name a few.

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  21. katey1dog

    First what you’re hoping for is against the Constitution.

    Where is it written in the CONSTITUTION which openly states the notion that National Health Care is in some way flawed or illegal? Especially when there are millions of Americans that take advantage of Medicare and Medicaid every day?

    They tried guaranteeing all that stuff, and the place collapsed, it was called the USSR.

    Uh, Russia still has National Health Care. It’s probably the only true benefit.

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  22. katey1dog

    The reason people can’t afford health care or an insurance policy from an insurance corporaiton is because government has outlawed the less expensive forms of health care for the benefit of the health care industry.

    AND GUESS WHOM SUPPLIED THE LOBBYISTS FOR THAT!!! THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES!!!

    Wouldn’t have that problem with a National Health Service. Albeit people would have the freedom of their own policy, if wanted.

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  23. katey1dog

    I mean the government not giving anyone anything,

    Listen, now you’re drifting off into something is ambiguous, government spending. The government is OBLIGATED to provide everything from law enforcement to meter maids. I’ve got my problems with both, but then again, there is a need for certain programs which are non-profit, yet benefit the body politic. Road construction/maintenance, bridge construction/maintenance, the military, NASA, medicare/aid, etc.

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  24. katey1dog

    I mean the government not giving anyone anything,

    Listen, now you’re drifting off into something is ambiguous, government spending. The government is OBLIGATED to provide everything from law enforcement to meter maids. I’ve got my problems with both, but then again, there is a need for certain programs which are non-profit, yet benefit the body politic. Road construction/maintenance, bridge construction/maintenance, the military, NASA, medicare/aid, etc.

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  25. GaryVolts

    The reason people can’t afford health care or an insurance policy from an insurance corporaiton is because government has outlawed the less expensive forms of health care for the benefit of the health care industry. Things have gotten so far out of whack that people think health care and an insurance policy are one in the same. We need to brings back competition and let the market provide difference levels of care for different budgets.

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  26. GaryVolts

    First what you’re hoping for is against the Constitution. By your reasoning, more pressing needs like food and housing should be guaranteed by the federal government before medical care. They tried guaranteeing all that stuff, and the place collapsed, it was called the USSR. It takes away people’s incentive to work when they feel like at the very least, they have their basics covered. You’re basically arguing to discard our capitalist system, that’s a pretty big change.

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