Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The New Health Czar
The soon-to-be Chief Government Witch Doctor
The new National Coordinator of Health Care Information Technology (NCHCIT)
(But has he paid his taxes?)
It appears the much-vaunted 827 billion dollar "stimulus package" also has a few health care measures sneaked in-enough to set up nationalized health care in this country.
Go to this website http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h1eh.txt.pdf
The bill's health rules will apply to "every individual in the United States" (445, 454, 479). In addition, our medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. In addition, we will have another "czar"- the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, whose bureaucracy will monitor treatments to ensure our doctors are doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and "guide" our doctors' decisions (442, 446). And who will do the guiding? A yet-to-be hired national team of Deputy Witch Doctors, that's who-aided by a phalanx of Asst Deputy Witch Doctors, of course.
The provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Tom the tax cheat Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, "Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis."
According to Tax Cheat Tom, doctors would have to surrender their autonomy and "learn to operate less like solo practitioners." The goal "is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs". Daschle praises Europeans for being more willing to accept "hopeless diagnoses" and "forgo experimental treatments," and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system. Translation? Like the Nazis used to say, "life unworthy of life"-or "useless eaters").
Holland, here we come. How does that stimulate you?
Oh yee suckers.