Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Wealthy. I Have A Pool!!

In my basement.

Ohio is bracing for more violent weather amid power outages and high water left behind from an earlier round of strong storms.Heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning hit western and central Ohio Friday morning, putting some roads under water and cutting power to some 20,000 customers. Also, a gas station canopy collapsed under the weight of rainwater in Delaware, north of Columbus. Authorities say no one was hurt.By noon, around 6,000 customers still had no electricity in central and southeast Ohio, and National Weather Service flash flood warnings and watches were up across much of the state because of potential problems along swollen creeks and streams.Forecasters say more storms with drenching rain are likely later in the day and into the night.

Obama's Health Care Ain't So Healthy

And nor is our health system after 44 years of government help.

That is the way government help goes. Vibrant black communities such as Harlem were devastated by government help. With government help abortions have sky-rocketed, but they consider that a success. Communities seeking relief from inner city problems and hoping for regeneration were given Urban Renewal complete with the help of government sponsored architects and urban planners. Those cities are just now physically recovering from that help. The districts, such as San Francisco's Fillmore District, have been destroyed forever along with the communities that lived there, city cohesion and the jobs are lost forever. All in the name of government help.

Now Obama wants to 'help' us all some more, maybe kill us with the cure.

My family has been involved in medicine and health care for generations, but before my father died in 1967 he was glad that I would not continue that family practice. He told me that with the advent of government Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, medicine in America would see medical care go in the toilet and the costs go through the ceiling.

Health care costs since the federal government started helping us:

In 1965, $42.2 billion (or $187 billion in 2005 dollars) was spent on health care.

In 2006, national spending on health care reached $2.1 trillion (an increase of almost 97 percent over the past 10 years).

The current national health spending of $2.1 trillion accounts for 16 percent of the gross domestic product.

This trend in health spending is projected to continue, reaching $4.3 trillion in 2017.

A look at a doctor's office, as an example, in 1965 shows a far different look than today's modern office. A typical doctor in 1965 had a receptionist who also handled billing and follow up calls and a nurse who assisted the doctor who, if also a surgeon, saw a steady stream of patients after a morning of surgery and also had his office open on Saturday mornings.

Today, my doctor, who is excellent, has a large staff just to cover paper work for the government and insurance companies, which also have large staffs for CYA with the government, a hidden staff of over seers and lawyers to check on him and to protect him and an even larger unseen partner called the federal government which has made him rethink being a doctor. He is not alone.

And we want more government help for .......?