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March 19, 2010

Dr. James Pagano on Obamacare

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[This is a guest blog by my friend, emergency room physician, Dr. James Pagano:]

“The longer this drags on the more obvious it becomes that the bill is a complete disaster and the process of getting it passed is bordering on criminal.  The cost estimates are completely trumped up, the deficit reduction Obama is touting is a fantasy.  The end result if this is passed and allowed to actually go into effect will be a severe erosion of health care in this country for everyone for the alleged benefit of the few–alleged because they will be given the equivalent of Medicaid, which is almost worthless, at the cost of degrading Medicare to a level of near-worthlessness, increased taxes on just about everyone who actually pays taxes, decreased access to physicians, limited choices of therapies, extreme rationing of services to the elderly and ‘non-productive’, and the eventual creation of a single-payor system run entirely by the government, with annual escalations in the cost that will cripple our ability to maintain any sort of leadership role in the world.

 But that’s the whole point, isn’t it?  Obama doesn’t care about our health.  He cares about creating the socialist utopia–the utopia that has never been realized in the past though it has been tried on numerous sad occasions.  He doesn’t want the U.S to play a leadership role, he wants us to succumb to a new world order.  He is so ridiculously naive and ideological it depresses me that so many seemingly intelligent people were fooled by his smooth rhetoric, and that many are still unable to see through his systematic, ‘do whatever it takes’, lies and deception.

 Many physicians understand that this will be the final, fatal blow to their careers.  The trial lawyers, (think John Edwards here), have succeeded in taking the joy out of the profession, and now the socialists will take away our ability to earn the sort of decent living we deserve doing the essential, stressful, time- and education-intensive work we do.

 Our hope lies in the up-coming elections.  To save health care, and our entire way of life, we must get the democrats out of office.  If we can do this, much of what Obama is trying to do can be undone.  There will be a spate of legal challenges to this bill the minute it passes–these, too, offer a measure of hope.  Finally, we have to make certain that this president does not last more than one term.”

[Clare: my father was a physician who always treated poor and lower-middle class patients. He was opposed to socialized medicine in any form. Non-physicians may have little idea of the stress and danger experienced by idealistic doctors.]

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4 Comments »

  1. […] Pagano’s first blog can be found here: https://clarespark.com/2010/03/19/dr-james-pagano-on-obamacare/. Dr. Pagano has just published a novel, The Bleed, “about ER doctors, sleazy trial lawyers, […]

    Pingback by Dr. James Pagano on ObamaCare (2) « YDS: The Clare Spark Blog — November 22, 2010 @ 4:13 am | Reply

  2. In this guest blog your blogger states:

    But that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Obama doesn’t care about our health. He cares about creating the socialist utopia–the utopia that has never been realized in the past though it has been tried on numerous sad occasions. He doesn’t want the U.S to play a leadership role, he wants us to succumb to a new world order. He is so ridiculously naive and ideological it depresses me that so many seemingly intelligent people were fooled by his smooth rhetoric, and that many are still unable to see through his systematic, ‘do whatever it takes’, lies and deception.

    Well Clare I shall be removing your blog from my list of favorites and will never read it ever again. The above blog is nothing but a series of carefully calculated lies and agitprop. Dr. James Pagano is abviously unable to figure out what is real from hysterical paranoia.

    With digust and derision.

    Goodbye!!

    Comment by Pierre Cloutier — March 28, 2010 @ 2:46 am | Reply

    • Dear M. Cloutier, your comment would have been more useful had you challenged Dr. Pagano on the facts, namely whether or not his predictions (about the deleterious effects on health care that Obamacare will produce) are likely to occur. Certainly a fellow scientist would want to get down to cases.

      Comment by clarespark — March 28, 2010 @ 3:08 am | Reply

  3. The Democratic Party has turned into an anti-American organization (if it was ever anything else, which I find increasingly doubtful), as witness their support for measures such as this, and their tactics in pursuing it by any means necessary. They are, IMHO, no better or less traitorous than outright communists. Actually, I will give communists some grudging credit for honesty in comparison to Democrats.

    When a Democrat says he loves this country and its constitution, you should always interpret that as meaning they love the country as they think it should be, and the constitution as they think it should be interpreted (in other words, it should be read to mean whatever Democrats want it to mean at any given time, depending on the circumstances and their own agendas at any particular time).

    Conservatives and most moderates (not necessarily Republican) just love the country and constitution, period, with all its warts and flaws, but are not adverse to meaningful change where needed and appropriate. They fully understand that is why the amendment process was added to the constitution, which otherwise means exactly what it says.

    Democrats (and unfortunately all too many Republicans as well) are power-hungry demagogues who play at the old shell game that, when they have the votes, they are upholding majority rule, but when they don’t have popular support, they must protect minority rights. Anything to get what they want, which can be boiled down to one thing-

    Power!

    Comment by PatrickKelley — March 20, 2010 @ 5:29 pm | Reply


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