“The only effective cure for our health-care woes is to establish a single, publicly financed system, one that removes the inefficient, wasteful, for-profit private health insurance industry from the picture.” Quentin Young
By Kelleigh Nelson
If the government controls your health care, the government controls you. Obamacare was never about health care. It was about government power, dependency, and control. Monica Crowley, Asst. Sec. for Public Affairs for U.S. Treasury Dept.
Obamacare, without a single Republican vote, cut $700 billion out of Medicare. Congressman Louie Gohmert
Unfortunately, the health care bill commonly referred to as Obamacare is making it more difficult for employers to provide insurance to their employees. It limits individuals’ ability to pick their own doctors and, over time, decreases the quality of care we provide in this country. Congressman Jeff Duncan
Thirty years ago, employer-supplied healthcare deductibles were $250.00 per person before going to an 80/20 payout and then shortly to 100% coverage by insurance. This was pretty standard across the country.
Today, because of Obamacare, my family, like so many others are hit with thousands in deductibles before insurance covers 80 percent. This is what Obamacare has done to middle-class Americans who receive their insurance from their employers. Kaiser Family Foundation claims that over 156 million Americans are insured via employers. It is breaking middle-class families which is exactly what it was designed to do.
When Obamacare came on the scene in 2010, things radically changed for patients as well as physicians. The government required paperwork for each patient is astronomical and must be done only by the physician. Many physicians have taken early retirement. The changes in our healthcare have been destructive and often deadly. One of the meat cutters at our local upscale market could no longer afford his blood pressure medication on their new employee healthcare. Three months later he died of a stroke.
That’s not all, the yearly physicals which used to give women both pap smears and breast checks, along with EKGs and full physicals have disappeared and now the latest is the elimination of labs in the physicians’ offices. Outside labs are hired for blood and urinalysis and there is no opportunity to sit down with the doctor 20 minutes later to review the results. Results come via snail mail.
Worse yet, hospitals can no longer carry all the drugs patients use when in hospital. I would urge everyone to carry their regular drugs with them. Twice in the last five years the nursing staff has failed to give me the proper medications and told me I could not take my own. Bring your own anyway and keep them close to your bedside as many of the “substitutes” are not equal to what you normally take.
Getting rid of folks who know what this country was built on, who know the Constitution, who received excellent educations, and who are patriotic Americans is exactly what Obamacare is designed to do. Basically, the transnationalists (globalists on steroids) want us eliminated. Remember when Obama said, “Just take a pill.”
The Opioid “Crisis”
The government tells us that 1.7 million Americans are addicted to opioids, but what they don’t tell you is that marijuana, heroin, cocaine and meth amphetamines are included in the overall list and those drugs are illegal in most states. That is .0485 percent of the American public. So, what is the real number of opioid addictions from prescribed drugs? We don’t know, but what we do know is people who have gone through surgeries like knee, hip, or shoulder replacements need these drugs and because of the “crisis,” people who will never become addicted are being deprived of temporary use of drugs that will help them through the first few days or weeks of pain. Here is the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2018 national drug threat assessment.
Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them. The Sinaloa Cartel maintains the most expansive footprint in the United States, while Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion’s (CJNG) domestic presence has significantly expanded in the past few years via illegal aliens. Although 2017 drug-related murders in Mexico surpassed previous levels of violence, U.S.-based Mexican TCO members generally refrain from extending inter-cartel conflicts domestically.
The real cause of drug use? Our elites were incentivized to deindustrialize the upper Midwest. It’s the reason Donald Trump is President. J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis says the opioid crisis is directly correlated to the Midwest and upper Midwest loss of factories and jobs that went to China. Human dignity and self-worth were lost when the ability to support your family was removed. Wall Street and the Corporations benefited from it via lower costs, but America’s people suffered. Prior to China joining the World Trade Organization and receiving “most favored nation,” our growth every year was 3.5 percent. Once China came on the scene our growth dropped to 1.9 percent. Trump is changing this…and we must stand with him.
Chicago Communist Quentin Young
I’d bet few have heard of Dr. Quentin Young… a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago and the primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp. Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.
From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party. In October 1968 he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing the extent of his knowledge about the riots that had erupted at the Democratic National Convention.
Fires raged throughout the city during the Democratic National Convention which spawned an historic collision of politicians, protestors and police in the streets of Chicago.
The Committee accused Young of belonging to the Bethune Club, an organization for communist doctors; the group was named after Norman Bethune, a communist physician who devoted his services to the totalitarian regime of Mao Zedong.
Young founded the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), which initially aimed to secure medical care for civil-rights workers in the South, and later promoted “single-payer,” government-run healthcare. Through MCHR, Young in the ’60s helped establish neighborhood health clinics for the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, a socialist organization of Puerto Rican nationalists. His MCHR provided emergency medical care to injured protesters and rioters at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago (including the infamous Chicago Seven, who were charged by the government with inciting to riot).
Dr. Young also was Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal physician. King was assassinated in April of 1968.
In 1982 Young helped establish the Democratic Socialists of America, (DSA) now the largest socialist group in America, which, as the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International, asserts that “many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed.” The DSA scored a huge number of wins in the 2018 mid-term election, including the jihadi squad.
From 1970 until at least 1992, Young was affiliated with the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR), which was founded in 1960 as a Communist Party USA (CPUSA) front group that sought to outlaw government surveillance of radical organizations. CCDBR later became heavily influenced by the Democratic Socialists of America and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
In the early 1980s Young was a leading ally of Chicago Democratic Mayor Harold Washington, who appointed him as president of the Chicago Board of Health. Also during this period, Young served on the board of directors of the ACLU‘s Illinois branch. In 1983 he sat on the national advisory board of the All-People’s Congress, a group heavily influenced by the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party.
In 1995 Young attended the now-famous meeting at the Chicago home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn where Barack Obama was first introduced to influential locals as the preferred successor to Illinois state senator Alice Palmer, a pro-Soviet radical who was planning to vacate her state senate seat. Young quickly became a friend and political ally of Obama, teaching the latter about the merits of single-payer healthcare. He also served as Obama’s personal physician for more than two decades.
Shortly after what he called Barack Obama’s “remarkable and historic victory” in the presidential election of 2008, Young wrote in the CPUSA magazine Political Affairs: “The only effective cure for our health-care woes is to establish a single, publicly financed system, one that removes the inefficient, wasteful, for-profit private health insurance industry from the picture.”
In 1970, Chicago radical activist Mike Soto gave testimony before the “Subcommittee to investigate the administration of the internal security Act…” in the aftermath of Students for a Democratic Society/Weathermen inspired student rioting in Chicago. When questioned about fellow activist Bernardine Dohrn, Soto said “I have talked to her and she is a violent maniac, because when I talked to her, she said ‘let’s pick up arms, let’s blow up this country apart until we take over.’”
In 1938, Dr. Quentin Young was elected to the national executive committee of the American Student Union (ASU), an organization established by a merger between the Communist Party-sponsored National Student League and its Socialist Party counterpart, the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After attending Northwestern University Medical School from 1944-47, Young fulfilled his internship and residency requirements at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Young was Obama’s longtime friend/doctor/mentor and political supporter. As stated above, he was present at the launching of Obama’s political career in the Hyde Park Chicago home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, also patients of Young’s.
Quentin Young has explicitly stated that he influenced Obama towards “single payer,” socialized healthcare. Obama did not conceive of socialized medicine on his own. His acceptance of such a system was cultivated and nurtured by the same types of Marxist revolutionaries with whom he has surrounded himself throughout his entire adult life – and who shaped the major policy agendas of his administration.
Those who wish to permanently change America into a third world socialist country are now working to destroy the very President who stands against it. We must support him, even when we disagree with something he does. Our lives literally depend upon doing just that.
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