Obamacare deprives patients of choice

September 7, 2011

Free enterprise is the best system for getting goods and services from the producer to the consumer. The incentive to produce is so much greater under this system than a more socialist approach. Hence, it is more successful.

Obamacare is much closer to a socialist approach, and it has allowed many waivers from it. If it is such a great idea, why would any organization not want to accept it willingly?

Obama has criticized a free market solution to our health care when he chastises doctors “lining their pockets” and insurance companies for their excessive profits (actually, quite a bit lower than other private entities).

He compares doctors to auto mechanics in relating the latter as more appropriate in regard to failure to perform the assigned task. He ignores the fact that many mechanics refuse to have the owner remove his vehicle if the bill isn’t paid in full. How would a doctor do likewise to patients that didn’t pay in full — lock them in their office?

Looking at the many obstacles Obamacare has, not only in waivers but also in cost, Obama seems to want his system to fail so he can finally claim his eventual goal, socialized medicine.

Michael A. Smith

From the Sept. 7-13, 2011, issue


  1. Susan

    September 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Was any one else shocked by the behavior of the “Tea Party” conservatives at the last debate? They were in favor of letting a young 30 something person die rather than provide medical care if he did not have health insurance. Even Gov. Perry was shocked. This letter is in line with that.

  2. Mike

    September 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Your insurance company currently makes the choice of which Doctor you will see unless of course you wish to pay a lot more out of pocket. Which you will still be able to to under any plan. Acutally it is not even your insurance company making the choice of your Doctor it is your employer who chooses your insurance plan which in turn includes or excludes doctors based on best returns.

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