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7/3/2013 9:19:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Land of the free and home of socialism?

Vladimir Lenin, the founder of Soviet communism once said “Socialized Medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialist State.” He believed that if government controls your access to health care it thereby controls your life. It is beyond doubt that under the veil of universal coverage lies a dark shadow of massive tax increases, increased deficit spending, health care rationing, trampling of religious freedom and policies that are forcing many doctors to leave medicine altogether.
When asked why it will take until 2014 to implement Obamacare Congressman John Dingell stated “ It takes a long time to do the necessary steps that have to be taken to control people.” This statement sums up the administration’s goal in socialized medicine. It certainly is not to help the American people.
Buried within the 2,700-page Obamacare document is even regulations that force doctors to ask their patients if they own a gun? Can you see where that is leading? People with guns are harder to control. He even seeks to strip away our religious freedom guaranteed in the 1 st amendment. Obamacare forces all health insurance plans to cover abortion inducing drugs. Some Christian hospitals have already announced they will close their doors if forced to do abortions. This plays right into the governments hands, no other hospitals around to chose except those controlled by the government.
Every government that has socialized medicine sets up a Health Care Rationing board to control costs. Of course we give a nicer name the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This consists of 15 unelected bureaucrats who know almost nothing about good sound medicine. Yet these are the one making decisions for you. The bottom line the older you are the less likely you are to be properly cared for. 
President Obama said health care for a family would drop by $2,500 by the end of his first term, but it actually increased on average by $3,000. The IRS now estimates by 2016 the cheapest family plan will cost $20,000. Maybe we can squeeze that in between the groceries and the light bill. 
According to a survey by the Doctor Patient Medical Association 83 percent of doctors are considering quitting medicine altogether due to Obamacare. Yet as the baby boomers continue to age, the need for doctors will continue to increase. People in fear are much easier to control. Obamacare is the worst legislation our country has ever seen. (source the Faith and Freedom Coalition)

Dennis Gross
La Salle 

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Article comment by: ronwood61

jimshooes, you are one of the many who keep mixing up communism with socialism. They are not the same. We already have many socialist programs in our country that I believe you avail yourself of. They include the police and fire departments, the public education system, our military, and even the roads you drive on. "Socialism" means programs for the "common good" and we have our share of these but, since you wish to stop these, list which socialist programs you would like to do away with.

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Article comment by: METALWORKER

Me, I am a seeker of knowledge. I can,t spell and I ramble but Ilove facts.
Take this fact for example. We, most, hate commies with a passion and yet profess to be Christians. A group that, one could say was the birth of communisium. Christ often said put your worldly assets aside and joun me. I will feed you, clothe you ect.
I, Mr Gross, by your standards am a socialist .
I collect SS and I asume you do also or will, No?
If you are or were a farmer you mare than likely collected crop parrity, crop ins. and flood ins. One could call those socialist programs and not free market.
Every bussnies, large and small depends on equiep. depreceation. Most certanly not free market.
I could go on and on but you get the mess.
You say this was he land of the free, and yet this country enslaves Native Americans. Whire slavery abounds and while you might say you do not engage in ilicet sex, what do you do to stop it?
Do you truly want to live in a country that has no laws and regulations?
You more than likely recieved your health ins. trough work. Is that not a form of soc.?
If you worked for a utility we all paied for your health care.
In a free market, truly free the cost of that ins. would have been taxed, as would all income. If in a free market there would be a tax.
I guess in a truly free market you would plow your own roads that you built. Oh thats right, it's a free market and a free country.
No regs.. No laws. every one is free to do what they want, when they want.
Sounds like fun. No?

Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Article comment by: jimshooes

when you re - post, you should cite it's source... or use quotation marks.

but it is nice to see some one else that wishes citizens would become involved
and put a stop to the socialization of America. Thank You for posting this.

Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Article comment by: ronwood61

Mr. Gross is either a Republican mis-information expert or one of those people who believes any lie that fits their personal opinion. He makes up quotes that were never said and omits the fact that the USA and South Africa are the only FREE industrialized countries in the world without national healthcare. In fact the USA is rated number 37 in the world for healthcare by the World Health Organization (a branch of the UN)., and who is ahead of us - all of Europe, most of the free Asian countries, and our neighbor to the north Canada. And we are not going to have "socialized" medicine like the countries ahead of us do. We will still have the insurance company system we have now but just with rules they will have to follow. Mr. Gross is "crying wolf" when he does not know the facts.

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