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Why Obama Care Will Not Fix America's Healthcare Dilemma --Thoughts from an American Expat Living in Austria

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But, the rest of the America? All Americans will be forced to join the government "universal healthcare" program and will not be allowed to purchase private insurance; all Americans who do not buy into "the program" will have to pay a penalty in the form of a 2 ½% tax on their income. (See, "Here Comes Obamacare," New York Post, July 16, 2009, Does this proposal not have the same "smell" as the previous Bush idea of "forcing" Americans to turn their Social Security "plans" over to the government which in turn would invest this money at its own discretion? A whiff of Soviet one [lousy]-size fits all?

Is "ObamaCare" about improving healthcare for American citizens or is it a kind of "bailout" for the American healthcare industry? Make no mistake, like the "Bankster" bailout and what followed, the Obama healthcare plan is not just about lining the pockets of the already bloated healthcare industry, it is also about turning over to these gangsters total control of the health and well being of all the American people . The healthcare industry is nothing less than one more instance of "corporatism" (based on the "cost-savings" model) which is a corporate/government partnership, indeed, Mussolini's definition of "fascism." Or, to put it in today's most appropriate context, Obama's insurance plan for Americans is nothing less than a "healthcare industry bailout package."

In bold contrast to the corporate/government "fascist" mode, the true free market mode offers choices and competition that drives prices down and quality up. But, Obamacare will shut down choice and the mechanisms required for quality, leaving the American citizenry with something along the lines of post-Hurricane Katrina "care" by the government. American citizens are now being "herded" from the frying-pan-into-the-fire in the same way that the citizens of New Orleans were herded into the Superdome in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

If the American public wants to get a true sense of what's in store for them with Obamacare, just listen to Obama himself, who on the ABC health special (July 15) stated that if your mother breaks her hip, it might be better to give her pain pills (see "Health cartoon was downright scary," Mlive, July 18, 2009, I am reminded here of Dennis Kucinich grilling Goldman Sachs's Kashkari on November 14, 2008 and saying to him, "I don't think anyone questions Mr. Kahkari that you're working hard, our question is, who your working for?" President Obama is clearly convinced that his healthcare solution presently before Congress will "work," but, to use the "logic" of Dennis Kucinich, the more important question is -- for whom will this plan be working?

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