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Hillary is a Douche

Hillary has been complaining, and I have seen her supporters echoing her, that Obama doesn’t support Universal Health Care. Umm… notice to the idiots who parrot her, yes he does. His plan is Universal Health Care. His plan, offers health care to everyone who wants it, and mandates coverage for children. Everyone can be covered, that my friends is Universal Health Care! Hillary’s plan on the other hand isn’t Universal Health Care, it is Mandatory Health Care because she thinks you are too dumb to make a decision regarding your own health care. Under her health plan you have to be covered, if you want to or not, meaning if your employer offers a better plan now, they will probably stop under her plan, even if their plan is much better because health care costs represent one of the largest costs of being an employer, and if the employee has to have coverage from the government anyhow, then why pay the extra costs when you don’t have to? Under Hillary’s plan we end up with less choice, and worse service from our health care providers. Under Hillary’s plan, you have to see a doctor every year under penalty of law. I haven’t seen a doctor in nearly 10 years, and I see no reason the government should force me to see one every year.
Something to keep in mind is Hillary gets lots of money from Pharmaceuticals, who stand to make big under any socialized plan, and their margins are already twice the margins that oil companies get. So we begin to see why she has part of her plan mandatory doctor visits. Your doctor says you need prescription X, you pay a small fee, the government covers the rest, and suddenly millions of more people are taking prescription X making the pharmaceutical companies even happier. Suddenly, not only are their margins twice that of oil as they are today, their actual profits go up due to increased volume.
Obama, undoubtedly also gets money from the big drug companies, but not as much. His plan is true Universal Health Care. Many employers may continue to offer better health care plans under Obama’s plan, since coverage becomes a choice, they will want to compete with Employer B down the street who offers none and leaves it to the government plan alone, meaning they get the better employees. Obama trusts American’s are smart enough to make an informed decision about their health care coverage. I am sure that if his plan was adopted, most every American who doesn’t have coverage now, would elect coverage. Some people who have coverage will undoubtedly switch depending on the cost/benefit of staying with their employer sponsored health care provider, or going with Obama’s Universal Health Care. For example, with my current employer, the plan they sponsor is probably better than the Universal Health Care that Obama would offer (or Hillary’s Mandatory Health Care would demand), so in that case I am best served by staying with that plan, but my prior employer’s plan was fairly bad, and both Obama’s and Hillary’s would be better, save for the fact that Hillary demand I see a doctor every year.
In short, Obama is offering true Universal Health Care. Don’t believe Hillary’s lies. All she offers is Mandatory Health Care because she thinks you are too stupid to make your own health care choices and she’s in bed with the drug companies.

Department of No Shit Sherlock

I saw a report that said that Antidepressants may not be as effective as popularly thought. Worse, the studies that prove certain drugs are ineffective are very seldom published in medical journals and literature. This is above and beyond the known side effects of antidepressants, such as them actually increasing the suicide rate among teens, despite which, if the school tests your kid and thinks they are depressed and it is confirmed by a psychologist, they will need to be on antidepressants in order to continue going to high school… and that little law came courtesy of the Bush administration who isn’t nearly as in bed with the drug companies as the Democrats are, especially Clinton, and remember the drug companies make twice the profit as the oil companies for which he is deeply in bed with… of course one typically doesn’t go to war to secure drugs. I’ve talked about the secret testing of teens in school before so I won’t cover it more now, outside of reminding everyone the only candidate who has tried to make laws requiring notified informed consent to test the kids at school with no negatives if they refuse consent it Ron Paul.
Anyhow, I am typically of the opinion that drugs seldom work as well as advertised and in general probably have more negatives then positives. This isn’t to say that we should avoid them. I take acetaminophen or Aspirin if I get a bad enough headache that I think it warrants some. Doctors, medicine and drugs can be good, but we tend to overdo it and over-prescribe. Natural remedies tend to be ignored as they result in less profit for the drug companies. This is perhaps the number one reason that marijuana is still illegal, its effectiveness to cost ratio is too good compared to the pharmaceuticals that have been used for years to replace it. (The other reason being that the drug war costs tons of money which means lots of taxes need to be collected for law enforcement and the military, ending the drug war as it is fought now and moving to treatment would result in billions being saved, and despite all the posturing by politicians, saving money isn’t what they are about.)
This study won’t matter in the end. The public will soon forget; they will be enticed into taking drugs they don’t really need by ads on TV.