[March 23, 2009 @ 9:42 am] Stuart Browning

Obama’s stimulus bill contains $1.1 billion for “comparative effectiveness research”.  Here’s what socialized health care advocate Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) had to say:

The new research will eventually save money and lives, although it may very well shorten the lifespan of some senior citizens who would not be allowed to receive some treatments even if they volunteer to pay for them themselves. (Robert Pear, New York Times 2/15/09)

We won’t be able to say that we were not warned.


  1. Richard M. Says:

    “…not be allowed…even if they volunteer to pay for them themselves.”

    Will Americans accept this kind of cr*p lying down? I sure hope not. We’re not Europeans yet!

  2. Kris Says:

    Fortunately the free market has a solution for this problem. It’s called an underground economy or “black market”.

  3. Vance Says:

    What I find ironic is how Americans understand Medicare and Medicaid are both $38 trillion in the red over the next 75 years, yet we somehow think that creating a program even larger than those two would be better. If we cannot afford to insure the elderly and the disabled in America, how in the world can we pay for health care for everybody??

    If we let the free market work, health care would be much less expensive. The Government has been involved in the medical industry for decades and the result has been higher prices.

  4. Mary Manning Says:

    Can anyone tell me how much an office visit at their primary doctor is? When I go in for an office visit I ask. No one in the doctor’s office can tell me the actual price of the visit. They say that it depends on your insurance. I would like to shop around for the best price as I have catastrophic insurance coverage (large decutabile) and do not have co-pay, etc., and would like to find the lowest priced Doc. They do not post prices so trying to depend on the “free market” is impossible without prices of cost of service at time of delivery. What can we do about that?

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