Stanley Feld M.D., FACP,MACE
President Obama has manipulated both the traditional media and the new media. He has been a likable fellow. His discusses issues in generalities. The devil is always in the details.
President Obama’s healthcare reform sounds great. He is going to provide affordable care to everyone and an increase in quality. He does not discuss the hidden cost to the government or who is going to pay for it.
It would be fine if the health reform plan would work. It won’t. It will increase government control over individual decision making. I predict healthcare reform will fail under the weight of its own bureaucracy
We have already seen signs of its failure with healthcare insurance premiums rising. The McDonald’s incident showed that the Obama administration is willing to show favoritism.
President Obama just launched a new consumer website www.healthcare.gov . On it he explains how you can take control of your healthcare. He explains how the Affordable Care Act will benefit you, your family or your business. He also explains how to find healthcare insurance coverage.
It is worth looking at. The media is the message but not necessarily the truth.
John R. Graham, Director of Health Care Studies, Pacific Research Institute adds some of the missing facts from President Obama’s statements on HealthCare.gov.
“The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.”
Since its founding in 1979, PRI has remained steadfast to the vision of a free and civil society where individuals can achieve their full potential.
Put simply, public policy is too important to be left just to the experts. Individuals are the real decision makers when it comes to their schools, health care, and environment.”
The contrast between President Obama’s explanation and John Graham’s interpretation is eye opening. It is consistent with Charles Krauthammer’s statement, “Don’t listen to what President Obama says, Pay attention to what he does and what he is doing.”