SF Examiner Runs My Anti-Obamacare LTE With Affiliation

Dear All;

Last Sunday the SF Examiner had a couple
of Obamacare op-eds mostly con. However,
they did not come out directly against Obamacare
and its massive costs and bureacracy. I did. In
todays Sunday SF Examiner they ran the LTE.
Why the 1 week delay who knows but it still
ran which is what counts.

The LTE was shortened by one sentence and I
wonder why - here it is - you decide if it should
have been left in or out - editorial space needs
or too raw? It was the lead sentence of the
2nd paragraph.

Mandating a massive Obamacare red tape
ridden bureaucracy run by penny pinching
Obamanistas rationing healthcare costing
a trillion dollars is Obamunism.

To read how to solve the healthcare crisis see this
op ed I wrote for the CALP Libertarian Perspective
which was also re-printed in several California
newspapers. The lead paragraph says it all about
healthcare costs from yesterday to today.


Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
Hostis res Publica
Morte ai Tiranni
Dum Spiro, Pugno



"Sick of Obamacare "

Your July 12 editorial’s nebulous figure of 44 million
uninsured Americans is wacky. U.S. Census uninsured
figures include 10 million illegal aliens. And 25 percent
of the uninsured can afford insurance but don’t buy it.
Individuals between jobs are included. Millions are
covered by Medicaid, Medicare and other
government programs. The net result is about 6 to 8
million Americans uninsured out of 300 million.

Obamacare doesn’t even account for sham claims like
the $30 billion in fraudulent Medicare costs. Massachusetts’
mandated health insurance overwhelmed doctors
with patients. With Baby Boomer medical personnel
retiring, are there enough doctors to provide Obamacare?

Obamacare would become our de facto doctor,
deciding what medical care we get while emptying
our wallets and making us stand in line.

No thank you.

– Ron Getty, Vice Chair, Libertarian Party ,San Francisco

Mises talks about the impossibility of centrally planned economic activity. The crux of the problem is that without a buyer and a seller there is no way to price anything and thus no way to rationally call into production what is needed and not produce that which is not needed.

The hybrid medical system we have now depends on the bit of the system that is free to provide price direction to the centrally managed part. As the market portion of the helth care system disappears, pricing and thus alllocation of resources and incentives will become ever more arbitrary.

Except for R, my MD friends think I am nuts when I talk this way. R, growing up in communism and trained in Communist hospitals, knows that disaster awaits us, but understands that the only way the body politic will learn is to experience it first hand.

She has hysterical stories of butchering pigs in the surgical suite with monsterous room size Russian surgical lazers. doctors and janitors were paid the same in the hospitals of her youth. Thus, slaughtering pigs was a valuable use of the surgical suite in the economic calculations of the staff.

One Christmas we had dinner with a friend of R's whose father was surgeon. A patient had given him a very large carp that was swimming in the bathtub. The dr. hated killing anything, so it was up to father in law to kill the monster.

From what I could tell, the Slovak society worked pretty well because of the underground activities. We got our bread in a back alley, knocking on a little window. The money was slipped in and the bread slipped out, like a drive up speak easy. But the healthcare was unspeakable.

My father in law died at 64 from heart disease, in part because of a third rate pacemaker.