Today, the Daily
Caller posted an outstanding piece by three former AMA Presidents Donald Palmisano, M.D., William Pested II, M.D. and Daniel H. “Stormy” Johnson. The Piece points out what has been long recognized by health policy experts opposed to Obamacare. Obamacare can’t work. It can’t drive down costs, increase access to care and improve quality. It can only ration care and transform the profession of medicine into a system where all “providers” are cogs: servants of the state and the insurance companies. These three men have received the Ed Annis Medical Freedom Award for good reason. This award was recently presented to Ben Carson, M.D. and has also been given to Senator Tom Coburn, and Representative Tom Price. The Sun Beam Times is cross-posting the beginning of this important piece and encourages its readers to read the full version here at the Daily Caller.
|Posted By Donald J. Palmisano, William G. Plested II & Daniel H. Johnson, Jr. On 10:34 AM 12/19/2013
“The President and Democrats have spent the last three and a half years selling ‘Obamacare,’ the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, with a carefully planned campaign of laudatory speeches, comments, and editorials.
On June 15, 2009, President Obama made this promise to all Americans: “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” The President and his allies have repeated such statements many times since.
Such non-ambiguous rhetoric was used to shape the public’s understanding of Obamacare. Now, we are reaching mandatory enforcement timelines. Millions of Americans are learning that they will lose their physicians, their hospitals, and their health care plans. This calamity has resulted in a furor that has finally registered with the media. It is clear that the promises of the president and many Democrats were simply untrue.
The president finally responded by stating: “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me”. Unfortunately, this does not seem much of an apology.