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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


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...of pinheads in Congress seizing power that the U.S. Constitution does not grant them. The same liberals that believe the constitution grants a right to a woman’s privacy on abortion believe the federal government has every right to violate my health care privacy.

You see, every liberal Democrat that compares the execution of a convicted murderer to the voluntary abortion of a six-month-old unborn baby can’t have it both ways. If they believe in the right to privacy of pregnant women then they cannot be for the 2,000-page monstrosity that puts you in prison if you refuse to have health insurance. If I have health insurance that is really none of the federal government’s business - it is private.

All those people out there that don’t have health insurance have the excuse that they can’t afford it. It puzzles me how otherwise ethical people don’t see any problem with forcing me (not asking) to pay for their health insurance. What if I can’t afford it? What if our country can’t afford it? Many of these same people live in upscale neighborhoods, have a TV in every room, central air conditioning, eat out for lunch, extra cars for their teenagers, a new car for themselves every other year, etc., etc. You see, many people (not all) that claim they can’t afford to pay for health insurance just have different priorities.

Many of these same people act like it is my Christian duty to pay for their health insurance. Isn’t it their Christian duty to pay for their family’s health care?

Like I told you in this column (check column archive on our web site for August 19, 2009) this health care reform act has nothing to do with providing health care for the uninsured and everything to do with seizing power and socializing one-sixth of the U. S. economy.

For example, the American Medical Association (a voluntary trade association only interested in its continued existence) came out in support of the recently past House version of Obamacare. A few short years ago their entire budget was $20 million a year and came almost exclusively from dues. Now, their revenue is $300 million per year after they secured some kind of “right” to Medicare codes that all doctors must use called CPT codes. Like I said in my column on August 19, digitized medical records will cost us money and line the pocket of one or two “authorized vendors.”

Another example is the AARP coming out in support (of its continued existence?) of the House Bill, while they will be selling all the supplemental insurance policies for things that Obamacare won’t pay for anymore like Medicare Advantage, etc.

All of these people (and the government) that act like they are doing something for you are really only interested in padding their own pockets (and doing something to you). This government controlled Obamacare is socialized medicine plain and simple and the government will control your life when they control health care. And, they will control it. Not you. Not your doctor. Not your health insurance provider. The government. You know, the same federal government that controls Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Social Security, TARP bailout, the U.S. Postal Service, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Contact michael@fortbendstar.com, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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