When: Wednesday, September 16th, 5:30-7:30
Where: La Dolce Vita (1673 N Farwell)
CYPers will gather at La Dolce Vita (1673 N Farwell) and hear the truth about so-called health care reform from real experts: young doctors from among our ranks who will see their practices dramatically changed by a poorly conceived government takeover of healthcare.
CYP encourages its members to come, learn, and encourage our elected representatives to vote against government healthcare. It’s up to us to let our elected representatives know how we feel about this–after all, we’re going to be paying for it. This is perhaps one of the most important political battles of our generation and we should get involved.
To contact your elected representatives right now: http://joinpatientsfirst.com/
I read President Obama’s speech from last night. President Obama suffers from a myopia that many attorneys have. Just because you can say the words in a rhetorically appealing way and even a very convincing way, you cannot change the underlying facts. To me (and I’m interested in what others have to say), there are two facts that Obama is at very least fudging: first, that there is a crisis in our healthcare. Untrue. Most people like their healthcare and Americans have some of the best healthcare in the world. There are problems in the growth of spending and in the number of uninsured people. If there were a crisis, then Obama would be justified in the major changes he wishes to make. He is trying to manufacture a crisis that voters simply do not see. When he tries to solve this crisis with dramatic intervention and billions of dollars of new spending, people will look at it and disagree.
Second, Obama is claiming that he can increase the number of people who have insurance and decrease costs without changing the outcome for people who have insurance. He may be able to walk on water and raise the dead, but I’m not certain that all the saints in heaven could pull off that trick. To claim differently is to play pretend.