Health Care

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In these United States of America, many people cannot afford even basic health insurance. They suffer severely under the present system and have to live under the constant fear of not knowing what they will do if they or their loved ones ever fall seriously ill.

But in many cases, insured individuals aren’t much better off either. In comparison to the exorbitant insurance premiums they pay, the medical care they receive is often very poor.

Additionally, due to the government-enforced monopolies of HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and pharmaceutical companies, many patients will never even hear about some of the most effective and non-invasive treatment methods. These natural and inexpensive ways of regaining one’s health are being suppressed by the FDA and the medical establishment not because of safety concerns (they’ve been around for hundreds of years), but because they cannot be patented and would therefore cut into the pharmaceutical industry’s profits.

The current system is most definitely broken, and it must eventually be abolished if we want to regain both our health and our freedom.

But Obamacare is the worst possible answer. All it does is perpetuate a flawed system by forcing everyone to become a client of insurance companies, even those who don’t want to or need to participate.

Why should anyone be forced to subsidize the medical care of others? Very few individuals would personally assault their neighbors at gunpoint and steal thousands of dollars to pay for their own medical needs. How could any freedom loving person agree to delegate such criminal acts to the government by supporting a compulsory health insurance system?

There is only one solution that will lead to true health and true freedom: making health care more affordable. Ron Paul believes that only true free market competition will put pressure on the providers and force them to lower their costs to remain in business. Additionally, Ron Paul wants to change the tax code to allow individual Americans to fully deduct all health care costs from their taxes.

Through these measures and the elimination of government-sponsored health care monopolies a much larger number of people will be able to finally access affordable health care, either by paying for medical insurance or by covering their medical expenses, which are now much lower, out of their own pocket.

As for the poor and the severely ill who can neither obtain insurance nor pay for the medical care they need, Ron Paul offers the following solution in his bookThe Revolution: A Manifesto“:

In the days before Medicare and Medicaid, the poor and elderly were admitted to hospitals at the same rate they are now, and received good care. Before those programs came into existence, every physician understood that he or she had a responsibility towards the less fortunate and free medical care was the norm. Hardly anyone is aware of this today, since it doesn’t fit into the typical, by the script story of government rescuing us from a predatory private sector.

Illegal aliens already receive de-facto free health care. Why can’t poor Americans have the same… not as a right, but as a charitable benefit provided by doctors who feel a personal responsibility for their fellow citizens?

Unfortunately, the current medical monopoly corrupts many doctors by rewarding practices that are not in the patients’ best interest. Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in not curing people, but getting them permanently addicted to expensive drugs that have many side effects, thereby requiring additional drugs to suppress those side effects. Many doctors are afraid to speak up and question the system for fear of being ostracized by their peers or even losing their license.

Under a liberated health care system prices would come down and additional options would become available, thereby making health care much more affordable. Moral corruption would give way to true compassion, and many doctors would remember their implicit obligation to provide free medical care to those in need, just like they did in the past.

As a medical doctor, Ron Paul swore the Hippocratic Oath many decades ago. His entire person and career is a monument to the beauty and sanctity of human life. Ron Paul knows that life without health can be very difficult and is not what it was meant to be. He has personally cared for the poor for many years, without asking anything in return.

The government’s original role is to protect our freedoms and restrain itself from causing too much harm. Ron Paul is working to prevent greedy bureaucrats, opportunist politicians and corrupt pharmaceutical companies from having any sort of unhealthy influence over our bodies and minds.

Join the Ron Paul Revolution and help us put the federal government back where it belongs: to Washington DC and out of our daily lives.

Transcript:

Government has been mismanaging medical care for more than 45 years; for every problem it has created it has responded by exponentially expanding the role of government.

Points to consider:

  1. No one has a right to medical care. If one assumes such a right, it endorses the notion that some individuals have a right to someone else’s life and property. This totally contradicts the principles of liberty.
  2. If medical care is provided by government, this can only be achieved by an authoritarian government unconcerned about the rights of the individual.
  3. Economic fallacies accepted for more than 100 years in the United States has deceived policy makers into believing that quality medical care can only be achieved by government force, taxation, regulations, and bowing to a system of special interests that creates a system of corporatism.
  4. More dollars into any monopoly run by government never increases quality but it always results in higher costs and prices.
  5. Government does have an important role to play in facilitating the delivery of all goods and services in an ethical and efficient manner.
  6. First, government should do no harm. It should get out of the way and repeal all the laws that have contributed to the mess we have.
  7. The costs are obviously too high but in solving this problem one cannot ignore the debasement of the currency as a major factor.
  8. Bureaucrats and other third parties must never be allowed to interfere in the doctor/patient relationship.
  9. The tax code, including the ERISA laws, must be changed to give everyone equal treatment by allowing a 100% tax credit for all medical expenses.
    Laws dealing with bad outcomes and prohibiting doctors from entering into voluntary agreements with their patients must be repealed. Tort laws play a significant role in pushing costs higher, prompting unnecessary treatment and excessive testing. Patients deserve the compensation; the attorneys do not.
  10. Insurance sales should be legalized nationally across state lines to increase competition among the insurance companies.
  11. Long-term insurance policies should be available to young people similar to term-life insurances that offer fixed prices for long periods of time.
  12. The principle of insurance should be remembered. Its purpose in a free market is to measure risk, not to be used synonymously with social welfare programs. Any program that provides for first-dollar payment is no longer insurance. This would be similar to giving coverage for gasoline and repair bills to those who buy car insurance or providing food insurance for people to go to the grocery store. Obviously, that could not work.
  13. The cozy relationship between organized medicine and government must be reversed.
    Early on medical insurance was promoted by the medical community in order to boost re-imbursements to doctors and hospitals. That partnership has morphed into the government/insurance industry still being promoted by the current administration.
  14. Threatening individuals with huge fines by forcing them to buy insurance is a boon to the insurance companies.
  15. There must be more competition for individuals entering into the medical field. Licensing strictly limits the number of individuals who can provide patient care. A lot of problems were created in 20th century as a consequence the Flexner Report (1910), which was financed by the Carnegie Foundation and strongly supported by the AMA. Many medical schools were closed and the number of doctors was drastically reduced. The motivation was to close down medical schools that catered to women, minorities and especially homeopathy. We continue to suffer from these changes which were designed to protect physician’s income and promote allopathic medicine over the more natural cures and prevention of homeopathic medicine.
  16. We must remove any obstacles for people seeking holistic and nutritional alternatives to current medical care. We must remove the threat of further regulations pushed by the drug companies now working worldwide to limit these alternatives.

True competition in the delivery of medical care is what is needed, not more government meddling.

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2,615 responses to “Health Care”

  1. fap

    all the vaccines are grown out of aborted fetuses so when you get a vaccine you get aborted fetal cells in you and abortion was legalized to sell more vaccines because vacciens are grown out of aborted fetuses and when it got legalized it was now cheaper to grow the vaccines out of aborted fetuses and that is the real reason abortion was legalized. Here is the documentary that talks about this and many other important things. It is called: Lethal Injection: The Story Of Vaccination: The definitive look into the history of vaccination. From cancer, to autism, to the purposeful sterilization of innocent people around the globe, find out why all of these things are perfectly legal according to U.S. CODE – why the government considers you no different than cattle in their own law: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hITYIT02rA&feature=player_embedded

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    Yes I am a broken record, I some one is paying attention?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lXgnb6tdBY

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  7. Vrina

    We have healthcare thru union. Pay nearly 900.00 monthly for husband and self yet we cannot afford care. Deductibles are set so as a rule any testing will end up being paid in full by you anyway. Most Drs have a 10 minute time frame for you visit, so any hope of any decent diagnosis is non existent. I could receive better care if I had the 900. monthly to pay for my own care. When you go for med care you rarely see a physician anyway. Let me put it this way. When I had a tumour the size of a baseball, Emergency Room said I abused the eroom when I went. Seems tumour was turning and strangulating my organs causing me immense pain. Finally diagnosed w/emergency surgery after going thru hell.
    Had non viral hepatitis, no known reason as to why I had gotten it, not a drug user, yet emergency room was not able to diagnose me until I had turned completely yellow, was in hospital for 6 months. I now diagnose self and find my own medicines. I have no respect anymore for our current system or any of the politicians. Greed is the word of the day, truly sad!!!

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    1. Brad

      Try Vitamin B17!

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      1. Brad

        B 17′s in apple seeds, apricot seeds, cherry seeds, plumb seeds, avocado seeds (i think they might be the largest source), peach and necterine seeds, Crack them open like a nut everything in moderation. Jason Vale cured himself with seeds. Look it up on your own Laetril/Vitamin B17 had been discovered in the 1950′s but thanks to the medical mafia has been suppressed as has been many other cures. Look up all that I have been saying for the past many months here & under “Protect all human life!” The cure is also in the Bible.
        Vrina you have to know our medical system is not to keep us alive but to keep us comfortable before death or something like that?

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  8. Brad

    Even more explanation of the “Medical Mafia” and how they have done it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeAuRFqwcY

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  9. Brad

    Just some more insight into our “Medical Mafia!”

    March 5, 2013 at 1:03 am | Permalink | Reply
    “Don’t donate 1 red cent to any cancer society it just helps keep the cures suppressed. Curing cancer is illegal!”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer_Act_1939
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxoGeTMFdEk
    Dr Lauraine Day beat cancer, found the cure in the Bible.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V46q8YmTHtw
    Dr Burzinsky has FDA approval but now the FDA is trying to take that approval away!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmXfKBwG_nI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bv-UxhKdg4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4cTKIqizE
    Jason Vale has been curing his own cancer for years by eating seed which contain vitamin B17/Laetril.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmkkwBTqVPc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJAiutL8JyU
    Susanne Sumers beat cancer too?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-aYxu4Uys0
    Sir Jason Winters found a cure and has shared it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wNRJfFPt2c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMi17Jwx9a0
    Royal Raymond Rife found a cure for cancer confirmed after he cured 16 terminal cancer patients back in 1934. He was awarded by having his clinic ransacked, his asyscope frequency generator and microscopes destroyed. So he went into exile. He was not a doctor but a genius that should be awarded a Nobel Prize!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edpiECwDgNY
    Harry Hoxley’s family herbal cure 1924 10 herbs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otweBiXVjHk
    Nurse Caissie discover’s herbal formula that cured cancer from a native woman that had her breast cancer cured by an Indian medicine man 30 years before 1922
    Essiac herbal formula 1922 4 herbs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8JLgYPs0vY
    Dr Maxamilion Gerson 1920′s
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qA7T6P4mS8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGye7kA6rM&playnext=1&list=PL5010050A7F0AC0A7&feature=results_main
    “My ‘Educated’ cousin doen’t believe there is a cure for cancer even after showing him all of these at least 2 X, how smart is he?”
    Cancer cannot live in Alkilinity normal PH is 7+ stay Alkaline!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjOyypqHYLs

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  12. Citizen

    I’m 5′-8″ 324 lbs and I smoke 3 packs of unfiltered Camels a day, the medical marijuana helps ease the pain of the bed sores.

    I get my exercise going to the Welfare office monthly to renew my debit card balance. Gov forbid I my strain myself

    I haven’t worked in over 6 years since I’m too overweight and no one will hire me…. that’s discrimination!

    I’m now on 90% disability; suffering from accute depression and type 2 diabetes.

    The video games just arn’t cutting it any more…
    So I’m looking to purchase an assult rifle to help restore my self esteem.

    Thank Goverment for ObamaCare…

    Now I can finally get the help I need…. better living through better psychotropic drugs and pain killers to help me deal with my self inflicted depravity.

    NO… this is not me… but rather these are the Government Zombies who expect Obama Care to heal them from their self-inflicted wounds.

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  13. Lily

    It’s amazing to pay a visit this web site and reading the views of all mates about this post, while I am also eager of getting know-how.

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  15. Rebecca chase

    We need afordable health care

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  16. sanjeev

    no any food eating my child 14 year please guide me

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  17. tarina smith

    my husband and I do natural supplements that work great ! if you think this is crazy go to ADVOCARE.com and see for yourself ….

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  18. Brad

    Another example of your FDA, AMA & government suppression in your democracy?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSVlvyhBvaU

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  19. Brad

    A broader perspective of cancer cures with a prince a former president and some humour!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjac4hTfSCQ

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    They control our money and our health too for the same reasons, GREED!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LXH-TJYS5w
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtjvbE9w58A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_zuTtw-6Vg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBFTre-Y1eo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wNRJfFPt2c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vhHe55s9rg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zydhIZtZVs4?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvKQrATZ6bU
    There are many cures for cancer they don’t want you to know about,
    not your doctor’s not your governments. The medical system is “The medical mafia!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGye7kA6rM

    “DON’T GET CHIPED” its not for the reason they tell you!

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    What does Ron Paul know of this an much much more…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEt5zd3YYHw

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    Where were you? Where are you know?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er7mggAE_z8

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  26. Brad

    Just more suppressed medical facts, thanks to the AMA, FDA, Big Pharma & the whole medical system.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEt5zd3YYHw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo7uqQTFAs0

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  27. Brad

    If you are the 2 or maybe five that check this issue out I have linked much more pertininent cure references. Save the world live long and healthy!

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  28. Brad

    John D Rockafella used HOMEO PATHIC METHODS while investing in ALOPATHIC METHODS. HARRY HOXSEY CURED THOUSANDS, FOUGHT AND BEAT THE AMA BUT EVENTUALLY LOST THE FIGHT AFTER OVER 25 YRS AND HAVING OVER 17 CANCER HEALING CLINICS FROM 1924 TO ? 1940′S OR 50′S. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE SEARCH IT DEMAND IT!

    HOMEOPATHIC METHODS- HERBS, VITAMINS, NUTRITIONAL, ETC
    “PROBABLY LIVE!”
    ALOPATHIC METHODS- DRUGS, RADIATION, POISON, SURGERY, ETC
    “PROBABLY DIE!

    “RIGHT IS RIGHT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?”

    “The person who has ideas and carries out reforms will find himself embattled by those who’s profits and privileges will be threatened by those reforms. But those who stant the most to gain by those reforms, quite often do nothing… and this is the greatest IMPEDIMENT to CHANGE! (NiccoloMichievelli “yr 1515!”).

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    Cure all diseases, start with the Genocide of cancer and the suppression of all the cures (CANCER ACT 1839). I think Ron Paul knows this that’s why he was sqeezed out. How much money would be saved by curing from herbs, vitamins and food. All the disease society make thier money from your donations to “Find a Cure” and The FDA & AMA to suppress all cures. Big Pharma needs patients,
    “GIVE ME DRUGS, GIVE ME DRUGS, GIVE ME DRUGS” “not me” i’m alergic to doctors. I’ve addeed way more facts under abortion lost leader.

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    1. Brad

      Thank You! Speak it & live it!

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  30. Health key

    Aug 06, 2010· desire complete freedom great quantity pleasure your overal wellness there are a few ingredients to be able to manifesting this particular reality.health

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  31. Brad

    Adopt the Israeley system, it’s your they are using. Pay taxes to create a health system. Loose weight, eat healthy, Cure cancer by eating right and excersing, educate yourselves and don’t believe most of what you hear unless proven true.
    Especially your over brainwashed doctors, they are sponsered by big pharma.
    Eat your seeds apricot, plumb, peach, cheery, apple (use nut cracker or pliers or rock) be happy, love, laugh and be honest. You were made to live and “thrive” so always do it. Always!

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      I was being sarcastic, their perfect system is paid for by you the USA while you all starve and die, America Oh What a Country! Down with Israel! Forever!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sQhiHwdMXc

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  32. jt

    yes he is big time look these up and see for your self ok here
    1. House passes GOP budget
    2. Rommey’s Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    3. Ryan Budget Fact Sheet
    please go and read please he want to shut down ssi and ss and medcaid and medcare for good and go to congress.gov and you will find more he is not being truths at all to the usa people at all

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  33. Chris

    Soooo….people that are too poor, or have pre-existing conditions are going to get free healthcare out of the goodness of a doctors heart?

    I’m a big fan of Ron Paul, and I very well may end up voting for him, but this is insane and will never happen in a million years.

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  34. Amy

    Ok. Lets say that this article is completely over my head.

    Question: Is Ron saying get rid of Medicaid / Medicare for even those who CAN NOT afford medical insurance??

    What is his views on Medicaid / Medicare??

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  35. Gabriel

    Being born in 1982 it’s unimaginable that insurance companies would ever do what’s in the best interest of their customers. Insurance companies are known for refusing to pay for treatments or at least making it extremely difficult to get reimbursed.

    My father has had a “good job” for 10 years working for the government and had what he thought to be good insurance. What he’s found out is that they’re only good to you until you have a serious problem.

    After having surgery, the insurance refused to pay for the procedure. In the following months while fighting to get the insurance companies to pay up the account went into default and ruined his near perfect credit. They of course had to pay in the end, because it was covered under their policy, but both the hospital and the insurance company refused responsibility for ruining his credit and said he should have paid the thousands of dollars. This isn’t a unique story and why would it be? Insurance companies are in the business of saving money by sticking it to the customers.

    Now if my father had a pre-existing conditions or a bad medical history etc. no other insurance company would even look at him and he would be stuck with the insurance that he had and even if they would he would have to pay at least double because he would lose the group rate which he receives from his job.

    My question is how would this story be different in a free market?

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