Own It by Pat Conrad MD

If you think health care is a right then fine – defend it, and honestly acknowledge the results of your thinking.  I recognize that health care was a screwed up mess, certainly to get worse, before Obama’s rise.  I get that many truly thought that he could, and desperately wanted to believe, that he would fix it for all.  Some of us knew better and tried to warn you.
I know that to many it has been critical for Obama to either succeed, or at the very least, appear to be a success.  And I get that for many, the big government hug of Bushism excuses all the subsequent imperfections of wiser, more compassionate Democrats.  Fine.  Here are just a couple of recent articles dealing with the effects of voters choosing to be cared for:
Respected liberal Joe Klein plaintively PLEADS for greater Obamacare competence (his word!).  The AP talks about TAX SURPRISES in store for the newly covered, and “From the Right” in Investors Business Daily CONCURS with HHS Secretary about higher premiums barreling down the pike to Lake Woebego…just woe.  And lately, the ‘net is buzzing with rumors from a CNBC interview, that the HHS Sec’y will need to ask for hundreds of billions more to cover those under existing federal programs.
What the majority of voters chose, and reaffirmed, was the equivalent of having boat engine trouble and stopping at a roadside produce stand, hiring the fruit vendor who is known to have absolutely no experience in marine engines, and giving him a blank check and unlimited time to fix the problem.  I look forward to the day when I hear a patient or family member complain about access, high costs, penalties, and shortages, angry that they voted for this.  It will be my genuine pleasure to remind them that they won.  Own it.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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