A Wonderful Thing Happened Last Week
Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
Dr. Benjamin Carson gave the keynote address at
the National Prayer Breakfast. Dr. Carson is the director of pediatric
neurosurgery at John Hopkins University
He is the son of an single mother. He grew up
living in poverty. He hated poverty. Among the things his mother taught him
were that excuses were not acceptable. Once that declaration is accepted one
can start figuring out solutions.
The You Tube of his speech is entertaining, riveting
and inspirational. Only 18,000 people have watched the You Tube so far. I
believe this speech should be watch by every American for its inspirational
If the media is the message people watching
this You Tube should play close attention to President Obama’s body language
during the delivery of Dr. Carson speech..
One commenter noted;
“ Worth watching this 26 minute
video. Interesting to watch the president grimace as he gives a complete
opposite solution to every problem the country faces. One smart pediatric brain
Every topic Dr. Carson covered pointed out the
potential greatness of Americans. He makes a strong case for the solutions to
the many problems America faces.
Embedded in each solution to each problem is
individual responsibility and not government dependence.
He makes the case for self-respect and
self-reliance. He makes a plea for the respect for others’ opinions whatever their
political or religious leaning.
Carson’s solution to the healthcare system can be found at the 20-minute point
in the You Tube.
covers the solutions to the problems education, the tax code and several other
problems we face. Some will say he is simplistic. I implore those who say he is
simplistic to think about the potential
liberating power of his solutions as opposed to the potential freedom
stifliling solutions of big government.
Government must be a facilitator not a dominator.
Dr. Carson reminds his audience that five (5)
physicians signed the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. He says
America needs physicians to speak out now and not worry about being politically
correct (PC) in our PC world
Dr. Carson says,
solution to the healthcare systems problem: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic
medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed
– pretax — from the time you're born 'til the time you die. When you die, you pass
it on to your family members, so that when you're 85 years old and you got six
diseases, you're not trying to spend up everything. You're happy to pass it on
and there's nobody talking about death panels.
And also, for the people who were indigent who don't have any money we can make
contributions to their HSA every month because we already have this huge pot of
money. Instead of sending it to some huge bureaucracy, let's put it in their
HSAs. Now they have some control over their own healthcare”.
Funny, isn’t it?
This is exactly what I have been saying the
past six years as our healthcare system has been becoming more complex, more
dysfunctional, more costly, more controlling and more bureaucratic.
This is the advice I gave President Obama in
six letters as President-elect and in the early weeks of his presidency.
Obamacare is a ineffective patch on a
dysfunctional healthcare system. It has generated thousands of new regulations
that will be costly and difficult to comply with. The new regulations will be
impossible to enforce even though there have been 18.000 new IRS agents hired
to enforce them.
Dr. Benjamin Carson has injected common sense
into the national discussion without trying to offend anyone.
The key is to get politicians to listen to him.
If you agree, please send this on to people you know.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone.
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