Thoughts on Obamacare from a Surgeon and Friend

Over the past six months, I have had the distinct pleasure to become acquainted with Dr. Dave Janda, orthopedic surgeon and the Director and founder of the Institute of Preventative Sports Medicine based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Shortly after recording my first radio interview with him, he sent me his book, The Awakening of a Surgeon, which has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.  This book was a real eye opener for me since it demonstrated clearly how all of the corruption and unethical behavior I witness every day in the financial services sector is just as rampant in the healthcare industry.  I don’t do things like this lightly, but I suggest everyone go out and read this book.  It is well worth your time and will really enlighten people in finance that do not get healthcare and how truly screwed up the system really is.

I haven’t talked that much about Obamacare and I don’t plan to in the future.  The main reason is that it is not my area of expertise and we already have enough blowhards out there spewing garbage on topics they know nothing about.  That said, I do know that this bill was written by and for the insurance companies.  The analysis I have done on it, from activists on both sides of the political spectrum makes this perfectly clear.  Anyway, without further ado, here is what Dr. Dave Janda recently penned to his email list.

Mike

Friends,

The Supreme Court has spoken….. it should have never come to this. Was i surprised…. yes and no.   I have learned to NEVER trust the judicial system when it comes to common sense and the rule of law….. so a 5-4 decision didn’t surprise me.  What did surprise me was a supposedly “strict Constitutionalist”, Roberts, decided to invent a legal argument that Obama’s lawyers did not and were not able to make during the hearing.

Both parties are to blame for this mess.  In truth we have only one party, The Republicrats. I have been involved in health care reform since the late summer of 1988 when Ronald Reagan became aware of my work in Prevention and health care cost containment.  An approach which Empowered patients by putting the decisions back in the hands of patients and their treating physicians and NOT government bureaucrats, HMO’s or insurance executives. The approach Reagan embraced, that I advocated, was also based on the implementation of Health Savings Accounts, which puts the finances back in the hands of the people as well as a focus on Wellness and Prevention.

As I have mentioned a number of times on my radio show, Reagan’s embrace of my approach was subsequently shunned by Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and of course Obama. If Romney becomes President…. it will also be shunned by him. 

 If what I have advocated, and Reagan embraced,  is such a great plan why have these “giants  of freedom” rejected the approach ? They reject the approach because they ALL are owned and operated by the insurance, HMO, pharmaceutical and international banking industries. This fact has been “conveyed” to me by a number of “advisors” in the past 4 administrations. With the exception of Reagan, health care reform has been about control and political contributions, it has NOT been about more affordable, more available or more quality oriented care. All you need to do to confirm this fact is to read Hillarycare, Obamacare and  Romneycare…. it becomes very apparent.

Of further note, I had the opportunity to help dissect Hillarycare back in the ’90′s and present the information to Senator Dole and his staff. When Hillarycare was defeated, I was told that health care reform based on a “Big government takeover was done forever.” I told members of Congress and their staffs that this was a small battle victory and if they did not advance meaningful health care reform a more virulent and oppressive version would come to the battlefield. I was shown the door by those in The White House and Congress.

Needless to say, they did not listen and the American public was then carpet bombed with Obamacare.  A plan, which from the outset, stripped more Freedom and Liberty from every American than any other legislation in our country’s history . In February 2009, with the passage of The Stimulus Bill which contained the rationing and enforcement boards, I voiced my concerns and opposition. There were very few docs who supported me on my analysis. My analysis lead to threats against my life, my career, my family and our safety. Unfortunately, I had endured this same response  with my dissection of Hillarycare and my work in Prevention. 

My opposition continued with the “second part” of Obamacare…. the passage of the health care bill in March 2010.  My opposition was not based on the mandate…. it was based on the heart of Obamacare….. the rationing and denying of care as a means to cut costs. A formula that is the most inhumane and unethical means of cutting costs. Again, I was met with the same threats and lack of support by the medical community. In fact, I presented the case to the public on Glenn Beck’s TV Show 6 months before passage of the Health Care Bill.( http://video.foxnews.com/v/3943915/  )

My “bag” is Prevention…. this entire ” health care  war” could have been prevented.  If only the past four Presidents  and the past 20 Congresses would have taken the time and effort that Reagan put forth. Our country would currently have a health care system that is more affordable, more available, more quality oriented and billions of dollars would have been saved and used to help Americans in a meaningful manner.

The only “losers” with the approach I advocated, and Reagan embraced, would have been the HMO’s, insurance, pharmaceutical and international banking companies…… and of course their puppets : Bush 1,  The Clintons, Bush 2, Obama and the corporate global elite’s “new model” Romney. 

History is about to repeat itself…. the headlines will read : “Obamacare has won ”  Many will cry, few will cheer.  My take is the same as it was in the ’90′s after Hillarycare’s demise….. Obama and his handelers, the global elite international banking criminals, won a battle today in an ongoing war. Until a program emerges that Empowers people and their treating physician about the care Americans receive and a program that puts the finances back in the hands of the people this war will NOT end.

It is NOT time to cry or to celebrate….. it is time to finally do the right thing. 

Dave Janda , M.D.

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    • Single payer means the doctor is paid to please, not the patient who is suffering, but rather the payer of the bills. If this is only to be the government, the doc is economically pressured to substitute his relationship with his patient for one with a beaurocratic entity. I think is rather like Veterinary care, but for people. I very much like vets, but when the vet explains that it will cost 10K to keep Fluffy alive, and 75 bucks to euthanize him, he looks at ME (as He who Pays the Bills) to decide. Fluffy Muffins does not get a vote.

  1. Sorry, but Reagan is the president who truly opened the doors to the corporations, turned the 80s into the superficial corporate state control, now on hyper-drive today. Under the right-wing media corporate-friend hoodwinking he easily continued Nixon era subverting the constitution in central america for example.

    • Spaulding Smails

      Um, sorry to hear about your Reagan derangement syndrome, but what the heck does any of your rant have to do with health care? The doc was just giving him a little credit for having the kohones to take the right approach. Relax and try to focus please!

    • You’re way out of sync Mike.

  2. @Mike, spot on mate and not to mention Reagan’s dabbling in the murder and oppression of 100′s of 1000′s of south americans in the name of corporate profit. Reagun? Just say NO!

  3. lets make money Title of movie, and you see about reagan how he get the start up.

  4. About a year ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and given about a year without chemo or 2 with. I descided to go alternative and have since tryed 3 protocals. All 3 have been effective but one, (hemp oil) was too expensive, high quallity pot being $4ooo a pound. Another damaged my stomach and the 3rd, based on carrots is working well 7 months on. I thought I would be able to work with the conventional cancer community given my, in their opinion, terminal condition, but no. They, the oncologists, have faught me tooth and claw. I have been through 3 of them and they were all the same. Discouraging me in any way they could even though they could offer me no viable option, (pun intended)!
    I have learned trough my own experiences that 100′s of millions of people who have and are suffering and dying because of the corruption that I have encountered .

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  5. Certainly the good Dr’s prescription of reinstating deductibles is a partial step in the right direction. Insurance was originally intended to cover catastrophic expenses while leaving routine stuff as the patient’s responsibility where spending his/her own money will become the source of “rationing”
    However, deductibles are hardly the panacea he describes. We are often told that 1/3+ of the medical money spent during our lives occurs in the last 6 months of life. These are big bucks that far exceed even a big deductible. These plus the other random catastrophic expenses that occur earlier in many of our lives means that, even if we all had large deductibles, a majority of spending on medical care is still going to be paid for by third parties and that arrangement is the root cause of rampant medical inflation. A partial cure for sure, but deductibles are not the whole answer.

  6. @Mike, @Peter Jennings : Address your complaints on Ron Reagan to the Shadow Government Beef Department– that’s who ran then, and still run these scams and operations on the US Congress, S America, et al. Reagan, may I remind you, was not king or dictator like the more recent self appointed by runaway exec orders. The same banksters and corporate lobbyists greasing the corrupt politicians now, were doing same then. Congress wrote pro-corporate bills and Congress passed them…. Reagan could not do any good unless he cooperated… Statists choose to see and believe whatever suits them. We can ALL spot statists now by their level of denial and freeloading tendencies.

  7. Doctor Michael Cutler says 85% of the heart surgeries are unnecessary, and it is a shame
    if that is true, because most surgeons would have to retire, if we adopted the homeopathic
    trained doctors as general practitioners as they do in many European countries. Real cost benefit
    analyses sucks for some, when you put the patient first! Read Cutler’s books.

  8. Real Facts About Mitt Romney=em

    Just Some Real Facts About Mitt Romney That We Will Not Hear About From The Lame Stream Media About The Real Mitt Romney! All you will hear from the Lame Stream Media about Romney will be negative or repulsive (from Mitt’s high school days approx. 50 years ago!) that in no way proves anything about what this man is made of today. The facts below are much more informative than what CNN or MSNBC can dig up about Romney.

    Mitt Romney:

    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.

    As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.

    Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

    Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.

    Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

    Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.

    Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.

    Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.

    No salary as president of the Olympics 3 years.

    No salary as MA governor 4 years.

    That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church.

    And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income….Obama gave 1%

    Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%

    This is real character vs….well you know what!

    Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or squander my money on vacations. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the “Spending President” has gotten us into. We didn’t know that when Obama said he’d give us change, he meant nickels and dimes, and he would get the big bucks. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

    But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot. Never got drunk. Did not associate with communists or terrorists. Nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the U.S.

  9. Bottom line, this country is OVER! It’s way PAST time to leave and the smartest I know, have already left!!! I know that “hope” of a real “change” (lol) has kept me here…. so far! But “hope” is not where I want to live. The FEDs have and are continuing to raise the cost of leaving…. yep, the FEDs have recognized that the “money” and the productive people are leaving the USA!!! No matter what you say, this is a FACT and the TRUTH! Socialism and Communism has never worked and never will work, period! Good luck, you are going to need it!

    Dave Janda, isn’t it way too late to do anything? Unless RON PAUL is elected… which looks like they would break any law, even to the extreme, to prevent this from happening..

    You may want to remember this quote: “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.”
    - George Orwell

  10. ##### ATTENTION DOCTORS #####
    Retire now. All of you. Or as many of you as you can influence. That is probably the only solution to the Obamascam at this point, because the majority of americans are not officially BRAINDEAD… though only partly due to the corrupt health care system.

    • not officially ==> now officially.

    • Working on it. (The retirement).
      Also getting my care from a naturopathic chiropractor recently who has done more for my health in 2 visits than all the docs I consulted with in the past year after an auto accident.
      Americans it’s time to take very good care of your own health because the standard of medical care in US is going to decline even further than it already has.

  11. Reagan was not perfect but he was right on in this analysis and it is too bad thing have evolved to this system that the British, Europeans and Canadians, et al have proven is dysfunctional.
    The fact that Obamacare nearly does away with Medical Saving Accounts shows how the establishment wants to control your medical care. MSA’s are a simple possible fix for many but control is the purpose of this plan. (BTW, there is enough money in the system, it is just going to the wrong places)
    I am a dr & have been a cancer pt so I have seen both sides. The only way to control cost and “unnecessary” procedures is to have an involved consumer (patient), and a compassionate competent provider (dr) as advocate. This system has sucked the passion for medicine from drs who have become robotic.
    The present system is unsustainable and the new proposal is worse. I live in MA and cost have gone up 30% since the “Universal coverage” and you can’t get an appointment with a PCP.
    I have written letters on this subject for yrs and also been attacked as being uncaring, etc. But the real uncaring are those who would support this monstrosity after seeing how it does not work everywhere it has been implemented.
    (And I agree with the analysis of Romney by JA Graham above)

  12. We tried to talk him out of it, but President Obama and the liberal New York Times were just too powerful is not a narrative I imagine Roberts would endorse. Politics and public perception undoubtedly weighed on the Chief Justice (as it surely did on the rest of the court), but so did the precedent he was setting. Conservatives considered the structure of his opinion — which applied a heretofore-obscure argument that the individual mandate is a tax — ridiculous. “To say the individual mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute, but to rewrite it,” the minority wrote. Roberts’ reply was that “every reasonable construction must be resorted to, in order to save a statute from unconstitutionality.” His vote, in theory, was for restraint of both congressional and judicial power.

    That’s a lonely position, though. Conservatives are furious. Roberts’ fellow conservative jurists didn’t mention him by name in their dissent because “they no longer wished to engage in debate with him.” One Justice, according to CBS, said the right wing of the court effectively told Roberts, “You’re on your own.” They washed their hands of the ruling. Clearly, that’s something they want the world to know.

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/07/02/john-roberts-conservative-outcast-and-the-supreme-courts-unprecedented-leak/#ixzz1zWi5nidY

  13. Canadians are so proud of their single payer health care system, where a whole floor
    of a medical system that used to be devoted to bill collecting, was put into a shoe box
    janitorial size closet, after reform, and no health care bankruptcy stories of the U.S.A.
    to be horrified by, anymore, because of the managed care values that Canadian’s
    endure, much the same as the rest of the developed world that pays nearly one-half
    of what we ugly American’s pay, while we receive inferior quality health care overall;
    after all, we were ranked the 37th country for health care. I did not know there were
    37 developed countries in our world when I first heard that, but developed is just
    a state of mind, after all, isn’t it? Canada’s next move should be to go to Homeopathic
    medicine in earnest, that would really have the ideologists howling on hate radio,
    courtesy of media deregulation.

    • my understanding is canada like all scocialized medicne country’s now has HUGE waiting lists to manage so i doubt they saved much on over head by cutting billing costs!
      as far as our aledged standing against the rest of the world VS quality of care ,IF we SUCK so bad at it? how have we ended up footing the bill on ALL R&D for ALL drugs devices and procedures world wide? there is some sort of paridox there that bugs the CRAP out of me! so EXPLANE IT PLEASE if you think this is such a grand idea

      • ugly american, we “foot the bills” for a lot of things with “money” we don’t have, never had, and never will have. It’s just one more source of the $15+ trillion debt over our heads, debt so large that it can never be repaid. I hope this “explanes” (sic) it for you.

  14. Me and Bugs bunny like carrots, but for cancer, would rather blend
    a spoon of flax-seed oil with a spoon of cottage cheese, 3 times
    a day for 3 months, or until the pain goes away. This is a German recipe
    from Doctor Joanna Budwig, a lipids specialist popular among Shaman.

  15. If the money crowd revalues gold at $30,000/oz, Obamacare will self-destruct as
    the cost of band aids goes to $75 a box. The lunatic left always supposes that
    economic conditions will favor them. That’s because they have the media under
    lock & key. But the media knows less about economics than I do about how to
    put a nuclear submarine thru a crash dive. China’s buying gold for a reason .
    They know the developed world is insolvent. They hold tons of Western currencies.
    They haven’t survived 5000 years without acquiring wisdom. The devaluation
    will come over a weekend, and unless you own gold in secret, you won’t be
    allowed to benefit from the windfall. The coordination required to pull this
    off without starting a panic will be something beyond compare; I give them
    60/40 odds of failure. . .

  16. Please remember that liberals, progressives or whatever else they call themselves now, think and vote due to a genetic predisposition. They can’t help it just like my Beagle when he’s around food, my dog eats it the liberals poop it out of their mouths with unsupported rhetoric. Nelson

  17. The situation is far more hideous than portrayed here. The the major agriculture corporations with their GMO agenda is a major part of the equation. They already know that their flawed food is dangerous. See the French research that demonstrated potential cancer risks that has all but been completely wiped off the face of the earth, or falsely ridiculed into oblivion. Other research equally flawed says the opposite. Even if the French research was flawed, a responsible society would fund “serious” follow-on research to get to the real answers. This is not happening, thus all my red-flags as a researcher are flying at full mast. In time I believe that GMO foods will destroy the health and well being of the nation. Look closely at their sponsored research. Basically all it will say is that the vitamins and minerals are still there, or trivialized results that appear to be safe. That is a far cry from safe food. I would like to see research that measures the content (differences first) of GMO vs. non-GMO products via spectrum and other sensitive analysis, then have further research that delineates the real long term health affects based on the differences found in these findings (most likely toxins or other unknowns). This is why I believe the bills going before congress (heavily sponsored by these corporations) give them a pass on any liability on future adverse affects. Then, conveniently there is Obamacare that transfers the risk and responsibility of this pending disaster directly to the public all the while these corporations and their legislative, executive and judicial friends are all given pardons of the crimes they are knowingly allowing (or allowed to be given the plausible deniability deception card) or are actually committing in hopes that the public will not be paying attention. This last election clearly supports this last position. In the background, the central bankers are very likely a major contributor in the orchestration of all of these tightly coupled, but presented as disjoint activities.

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