Today, Dr. Donnica Moore was on The View and the topic was preventing bone loss in women.  One of the ladies asked her about the recommendation that women should get a bone scan at age 30 as a baseline, since bone loss can start that early.

She replied that she agrees with that recommendation, but with health care reform we are trying to eliminate unnecessary tests, so the American Osteopathic Association recommends scans at age 60.

60!

Welcome to state-run medical care, folks.  Enjoy it while you can.  Before you die from something that is currently able to be detected early, but won’t be when we have to wait for basic care.

What?  I’m just using Republican scare tactics?

That’s what everyone said – including our truthful president – when the right claimed that private insurance would be driven out by the government.  Yet, Investor’s Business Daily reports that the House’s health care legislation goes so far as outlawing private coverage.

Of course, as Pres. Obama said, we can keep our current coverage.  We just can’t alter it or ever get another policy, if we move or change jobs.

Government monopoly, baby.

While you revel in it, check out Steven Crowder’s undercover look at Canada’s system.

I hope you have $900 for a check up at a private clinic.  That seems to be the standard advice given by the government run health providers, not once but thrice, in his video.

Hope and Change!

8 Responses to “Eliminating Unnecessary Preventive Care AND Outlawing Private Insurance – Hope AND Change”

  1. You’re extrapolating a very broad conclusion from one comment you heard on The View. That’s not sound logic. IBD is a very biased source which has taken that paragraph of the legislation out of context. Media Matters has a different interpretation. Who is Steven Chowder and why should I care what he says? Is he an Oscar winner? Let’s compare Chowder to Michael Moore. The first thing I would note would be that Chowder was born in 1987 and Moore was born in 1954. Think on that. Do you actually have any Canadian friends? I have one whom I’ve known about 17 years (since Chowder was Koko’s age) and he’s never had anything but nice things to say about his country’s health system. Same goes for pretty much any European I’ve ever discussed this with. You know come to think of it, when I was 18 I got sick in Belgium and went to the hospital there. The care was immediate and totally awesome. They have a public private blend like Obama’s working out. And what would you say to someone with no health insurance, and who cannot afford health insurance and/or isn’t eligible for health insurance? What’s your answer Charity, my friend? Because I have the pleasure of telling these people “sorry” all day every day Monday through Friday. I mean this in the nicest possible way- but you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Have you ever been to the hospital in Belgium? …Or won an Oscar? Hmmmmm? All well. God Bless President Obama. Full speed ahead. Thanks for posting again on this important topic.

  2. It’s Crowder. Let’s please try to be respectful.

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I do, or did, have a Canadian friend. Her father is a doctor, actually. And, it just so happens that he was not very happy with the health care system.

    I wonder if the woman in the video, whose mother had both legs amputated due to the fact that she had to wait an entire year to have treatment, agrees with your Canadian friend.

    So, I don’t know what I am talking about because you spend your days telling people they don’t qualify for medicaid. Talk about sound logic.

    BTW, I wasn’t extrapolating anything; I was giving an example of what’s to come.

    But, hey, at least you won’t have to tell people they don’t qualify. Instead maybe you can field calls from people who are pissed that Obama lied and not only did their taxes go up, but they didn’t get to keep their current plan either.

  3. Like it’s impossible to find an American doctor who isn’t happy with our system? Like it’s impossible to find a health care horror story in this country? Are you kidding? It’s all anecdotal. You don’t know what you’re talking about. Not because of how I spend my time, but because of how you spend yours. Cough! (daytime talk shows) Cough! I’m teasing, but someday you’ll see. And, btw, you are so extrapolating. Predicting what’s to come from an example is extrapolation. If you don’t believe me…

    Anyway, I’ll stop. Thanks again for promoting health care reform, and for this soon to be retired “She’s Right” blog. It’s been real. God bless you, Charity.

  4. How come only the left can use anecdotal evidence? Come on, you lift up Michael Moore (figuratively, obviously) and then shoot down anecdotal evidence. This whole push for government health care is based on anecdotal evidence.

    Anyway, I know what extrapolation is. I was not predicting from an example. I was presenting an example demonstrating that what I previously predicted is already coming to pass.

    BTW, I don’t watch daytime talk shows. I started the post explaining how I came to find myself watching 5 minutes of The View, but I decided that it was not germane and deleted it. The kids were not home and I was channel surfing during the 15 minutes I had to eat lunch before I had to go pick them up.

  5. “Welcome to state-run medical care, folks.”

    How is the “American Osteopathic Association” a “state-run” entity??

    “Yet, Investor’s Business Daily reports that the House’s health care legislation goes so far as outlawing private coverage.”

    LOL…IBD editorials are notoriously far Right-wing, period.

    “We just can’t alter it or ever get another policy, if we move or change jobs.”

    What?? How about enrolling in private *group* (as in groups of individuals) coverage instead, where the rates are usually much better??

    “check out Steven Crowder’s undercover look at Canada’s system.”

    Is anyone seriously proposing the Canadian health care system for down here in the USA??

    “Instead maybe you can field calls from people who are pissed that Obama lied and not only did their taxes go up”

    You mean those people that are making many multiple hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars?? Please…

    “This whole push for government health care is based on anecdotal evidence.”

    No, it really isn’t. This is like saying that we don’t actually have a health care problem in the USA.

    I’d like to say that, from what I’ve read of this current health care reform so far, I haven’t found a whole lot that I’ve liked. The final bill is still a ways away from being clear though.

  6. “How is the “American Osteopathic Association” a “state-run” entity??”

    Are you serious? This is why I ignore your comments.

    I wasn’t saying that it was a state-run entity.

    Re-read it, Mr. Reading Comprehension. I said, “with health care reform we are trying to eliminate unnecessary tests” was the reason given for the recommendation being 30 years later than doctors recommend. In other words, Mr. Logical Conclusion, this is what is meant by “eliminating unnecessary tests,” when politicians say it. It means changing the recommendations to suit the goal of lowering costs.

    In other words, Mr. Let’s Connect the Dots, in order to have state-run care, we need to eliminate “unnecessary” tests, and the way that will be done is to delay tests that are being done earlier now. That is, the quality of care will decline, as we evil conservatives have been claiming all along.

    BTW, if you continue to be rude to other commenters, I will ban you from this blog. People are complaining about it. Grow up.

  7. “I wasn’t saying that it was a state-run entity.”

    This is *exactly* what you said Charity:
    “She replied that she agrees with that recommendation, but with health care reform we are trying to eliminate unnecessary tests, so the American Osteopathic Association recommends scans at age 60.

    60!

    Welcome to state-run medical care, folks.”

    Again, making the leap from what the AOA has voluntarily recommended to mandate by a “state-run entity” is quite a leap, even if you can’t recognize it yourself.

    “in order to have state-run care, we need to eliminate ‘unnecessary’ tests”

    Again, that is purely another assumption on your part.

    “BTW, if you continue to be rude to other commenters, I will ban you from this blog.”

    Please, this blog is DOA, and don’t do me any favors Charity.

  8. “Again, that [we need to eliminate ‘unnecessary’ tests] is purely another assumption on your part.”

    Yeah, or I heard it from Vice President Joe Biden countless times, as well as others on the side of government health care.

    Mr. Lacking Reading Comprehension Skills, I already explained what I meant in my post. You can continue to assert that I claimed The American Osteopathic Association is state-run, but that will not make it so.

    And you know, not only do you not need to read this blog, but you do not need to comment, either.