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Reader Reaction to President Obama


Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE

Last week I received several emails from readers expressing their frustration with President Obama. The readers suggested I present these points of view. I have chosen three which could be considered informative.

The first is Steve Wynn’s his view of the reasons President Obama’s economic stimulus has not worked and why the healthcare reform will not work. Mr. Wynn believes President Obama has placed the United States in great danger.

Steve Wynn is a casino resort/real-estate developer who has been credited with spearheading the dramatic resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip. In 2009, Steve Wynn was the 468th richest man in the world.

The interview is riveting and a must watch.


Next was a note from Norm Green to his friends. Norman N. Green has been a very successful business man in both Canada and the U.S. He is a shopping mall developer from Calgary, Alberta.

Norm Green owns and operates approximately 5 million square feet of commercial real estate in the U.S. and Canada.

He was a co-owner of a National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames, Minnesota North Stars, later the Dallas Stars.

He is a member of the executive committee of the board for the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and has been active in philanthropic and community service activities for over 30 years.

Norm Green sent this email to friends to his friends who frequently asked him to explain the differences between healthcare in Canada and the United States. The article appeared in Investor’s Business Daily.

The article compares the Canadian healthcare system’s outcomes to our healthcare system’s outcomes.

His comment in the last sentence says it all. It is worthwhile to study each outcome.

“A recent "Investor’s Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.”
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S.             65%
England        46%
Canada         42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S.             93%
England        15%
Canada         43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S.             90%
England        15%
Canada         43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S.             77%
England        40%
Canada         43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S.             71
England        14
Canada         18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S.             12%
England        2%
Canada         6%

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada. Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age."


Sen Harry Reid is "elderly" himself but be sure to remember his health insurance is different from yours as Congress has their own high-end coverage!  He will never have to learn to accept "inconveniences"!!!

Norman Green clip_image001
dallas texas

The last email is from an orthopedic physician in Arizona who points out the percentage of cabinet member of United States Past Presidents who had worked in the private business sector and presumable have an understanding of the private business sectors challenges.


The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is… a real life business, not a government job. Here are the  percentages.

T. Roosevelt……..  38%
Taft…………………..  40%
Wilson ………………  52%
Harding…………….. 49%
Coolidge……………. 48%
Hoover ……………… 42%
F. Roosevelt……… 50%
Truman…………….. 50%

Eisenhower……….. 57%
Kennedy…………… 30%
Johnson……………. 47%
Nixon……………….. 53%
Ford…………………. 42%
Carter……………… 32%
Reagan……………. 56%
GH Bush…………. 51%
Clinton  …………… 39%
GW Bush…………. 55%  

And the winner  of the Chicken Dinner is:
President Obama…. 8%!!!

Yep! That is right! Only Eight Percent, the least by far of the last 19 presidents!! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what’s best for GM…
Chrysler… Wall Street… and you and me?  
How can the president of a major nation and society…
the one with the most successful economic system in world history… stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?… or about jobs when he has never really had one??! And neither has 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers!  They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs… or as "community organizers"  when they should have been in an employment line.

Craig H. Weinstein, MD, MPH
Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists

Gilbert,AZ  85296

It is obvious that frustration over President Obama’s administration is mounting. As President Obama makes policy mistakes, people are worried about the ability of the economy to recover. Every week the unintended consequences of his mistakes increase. More and more people, Republicans, Independent, Libertarians, and Democrats are speaking out against President Obama and his puppets in the congress.

Maybe President Obama will start listening to the will of the majority soon and make a sharp right turn toward the center. His legacy will depend on it.

The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone.

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    Keep reading. The administration is not telling the truth.
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