THT: Doug On Obamacare


Here’s what Doug Martin (General Manager of  GNC and my employer) has to say about health insurance reform. Originally posted at Town Hall Tucson.

I know there is a great deal of concern about the health care proposal that is currently on the table.

I think it is great we live in a country where we can still vigorously debate these issues. Here are my 2 cents (and that may be all I have left after the government takes the rest):

We waited too long to work on this. We have come from a time when I was born when people paid for their medical services (including maternity) and had catastrophic policies to cover major medical. Now folks are used to HMO’s, PPO’s etc. and are not used to paying for the services completely. They are part of the co-pay or no-pay generation. This along with defensive medical practices (doctors do unnecessary tests because of the fear of law suits, this costs us 200 Billion Dollars per year) and trial lawyers have raised the costs astronomically.

Change is inevitable, so what are you going to do about it? We had a roundtable with John Kyl before the election. He told us that regardless if Obama or McCain were elected we were going to have the plan that Obama was proposing and in 2 years we would have a single pay system. So what is happening now is delaying tactics with the hope of derailing the process.

If the plan goes through what are you going to do to move your business forward profitably?

That is right sir, and we have to keep delaying so that the American people can see Obamacare for what it really is, and judging by the town hall meetings they are opening their eyes. Read more from Doug’s blog and a whole host of other bloggers in Tucson at Town Hall Tucson.

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One Response to “THT: Doug On Obamacare”

  1. If you don’t know who Rick Scott is then you don’t know who is duping you. This is the false prophet. Scott is the money-changer you let into your temple. Scott is a big health care CEO (whose company by the way was fined $1.3 billion for fraud) who is financing the disruption of the town hall meetings. He is the temptor who has cause you to stumble into the gospel of hatred for your fellow man. His “salvation” (money) is to get you to server corporate profits instead of your fellow man.

    One Master said “Feed my sheep,” “As ye do to the least of these my brothers, you do unto me.” Perhaps you can appreciate how that would be served by universal health care?
    The other “master” says, “shout them down,” and “voice your anger.” Does that really serve your mission to be the spreader of the Good News?

    I truly feel sorry for good-hearted people who have been drawn into the hatred of political extremism and who honestly think they are serving Christ, when in fact they are serving corporate lobbyists. What a shame!

    Check it out: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/06/rick-scott-sanchez/

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