We constantly are told that “while ObamaCare might not be perfect, the right has not come up with a better plan.” Is it possible that we do not need a “plan” at all?
Think about it. Has the federal government set up a food plan for all? A housing plan? Is the Secretary of Whatever empowered to decide what and when we eat? What kind of house each of us lives in? Of course not. We work, we plan and we buy what we need, saving up for the big-ticket items. Government does not control us, nor should it.
So why is health care different?
“Health care” begins in the home– when moms and dads teach and model good health habits and good nutrition. In grade school the health teachers show children the basic food groups and explain why eating right and exercising is the road to a healthy life.
Avoiding the use of toxic substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs is part of early training. Early learning of the proper role of kindness and generosity is the best way to teach good behavior and the structure of a healthy family and community.
So while staying healthy is the first step, next we need to learn how to detect illness early. A fever, a localized pain, a cough, or simply knowing that something is just not right ought to prompt one to seek medical attention.
That is where it would be good to have a relationship with a physician who knows us, or at least knows the right questions to ask. His education is geared to picking up the signs, symptoms, and physical indications of disease. He is also prepared to handle 92% of what ails us and can get us back on our feet.
We ought not need health insurance for routine care, as running these doctors visits through an insurance company will make them more expensive.
Of course, despite our best behavior with inevitable slip-ups, 8% of us will come down with a serious injury or illness. This is where we will need the expertise of those who have made this country the go-to place for the best care in the world.
A tumor, blood disorder, cancer, diabetic complications, or a broken bone—these are instances where purchasing health insurance—affordable, high-deductible health insurance is a wise decision.
No government is needed. No control of physicians by bureaucrats looking at a computer screen. Instead, we all need to be empowered to make our own enlightened decisions.
And what about the poor? Those who do not have the means to care for themselves? Again, we do not need federal control here, but instead local communities pooling their talent and resources to help those who cannot help themselves.
The year 1965 ushered in Big Government in health care, and the outcome has not been good. A recent Gallup poll stated that 72% of the people feel big government poses a greater threat than big business or big labor. This is a record high since they began asking the question 50 years ago.
The rocky rollout of ObamaCare is only a distraction, as if a perfect computer system would have made the program work beautifully.No, the very idea that the federal government can micromanage our lives is the lie that must be exposed.
Physicians should be our trusted coaches and skilled professionals that we enlist to help us when we need them. A Big Government program cannot be trusted to make the decisions that should only be made between a patient and his doctor.
Alieta Eck is so convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care that she has testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress in 2004 about better ways to deliver health care in the United States.
In 2013, Dr. Alieta Eck put her name forward in the Republican primary race to win the party’s nomination for a temporary seat on the U.S. Senate. Confident she could make a change in Washington she ran on a platform of shrinking the federal government and repealing ObamaCare – President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Despite losing her bid for Senate, Dr. Alieta Eck pushed forward, running for Congress in 2014 but, lacked enough votes to win the predominantly Democratic 12th Congressional District.
Dr. Alieta Eck is working to enact NJ S94 in New Jersey whereby physicians would donate their time caring for the poor and uninsured in non-government free clinics in exchange for the State providing medical malpractice protection within their private practices.
Dr. Eck is a long time member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and in 2009 joined the board of AAPS, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which advocates the preservation of the practice of private medicine.