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Written by David Limbaugh...,


I don’t have a completely satisfactory answer when people ask me what we can do to combat the tyranny we are witnessing in this country, but one brave and principled Texas physician is showing how people can stand up.

Dr. Kristin Held of San Antonio, whom I’ve befriended on Twitter and grown to deeply admire for her vocal advocacy against Obamacare, has taken the next step in her battle — our battle.

Last week, she wrote a letter to Aetna insurance company terminating her participation in its program because of unilateral changes she said the company had made to its contract with her.

In her letter, Dr. Held informed Aetna that “Obamacare, the ‘law of the land,’ contains ever-changing-at-the-whim-of-HHS, politically expedient mandates, rewards, penalties, rules and regulations with which I cannot rationally or morally treat my patients and run a practice, much-less interpret, implement, or comply.”

She continued with something that cannot be said often and strongly enough, if for no other reason than President Obama will simply not acknowledge it and callously glosses over it, whether in his self-serving State of the Union speech or in his painfully evasive interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “Millions of Americans,” wrote Dr. Held,” have lost coverage because of the healthcare law and must now shop on a defective, insecure government website and sign up for more expensive policies through Federal and State exchanges.”

Next, she described how she only accidentally found out that the insurance company with which she had enjoyed a contractual relationship for years had changed the contractual terms in the middle of the stream without her knowledge, much less with her consent.

“Only by logging in as a prospective patient,” said Dr. Held, “did my office manager and I discover that Aetna was selling plans for which I am a provider — effectively selling my services without even asking, much less informing me that my services would be sold on such a site, under the auspices of new terms with which I will not comply.” Bravo!

She said that “after the fact,” she received a “form letter” informing her of the company’s “new allowables.” She told the company in no uncertain terms that she would not be treated this way.

“I will not sell my services under such terms,” she wrote. “While treated as such, patients and doctors are not commodities worthy of such impersonal, inconsiderate, and cavalier treatment. We choose dignity and personal service over disrespect and form letters.”
She went on to scold the company for “getting new business offering health insurance plans featuring (her) services with (her) consent under terms which are unacceptable to (her).”

In closing, she wrote, “It saddens me to think of the decreased access to care from actual physicians and the shockingly increased costs Aetna patients will now experience because of your choice to collude with big government rather than collaborate with patients and physicians.”

Dr. Held wrote in her blog on Dec. 21, 2013: “Obamacare empowers a few political elites, their operatives, and cronies to do whatever they want to the American people on the false promise of access to ‘free’, ‘quality’ ‘medical care’, AKA tyranny-through-medicine. They write and rewrite the deceitfully-passed law for political expediency, power, and money; patients are an afterthought, an annoying impediment to their ultimate goal — socialized medicine, the keystone in the arch of Socialism. … Our current Federal government is the antithesis of all that composes American medicine and the sacred patient-doctor relationship.”

Dr. Held is exactly right. This law was deceitfully passed, and patients are the last thing Obamacare’s designers and supporters are concerned about. In their obsession to continue with this law’s implementation, they are obliterating the nation’s health care system, forcing millions off their plans and apart from their chosen physicians, and then disgracefully pretending it hasn’t happened. They are ensuring that patients will have less access to and fewer choices of care, despite promising more of both, and that their health care costs are increasing, despite explicitly guaranteeing cost reductions.

Please don’t assume that Dr. Held is exaggerating when she says that the goal of these statists is to impose socialized medicine on America. It’s not deniable. They can no longer credibly say they are pushing this system for the reasons they initially claimed, because every one of those has proved to be false — and they knew it ahead of time.

I watched a debate between Obama’s radical friend Bill Ayers and Obama critic Dinesh D’Souza over the greatness of America. Guess which one touted America’s greatness and uniqueness? D’Souza, of course, credited America’s founding, and Bill Ayers claimed, essentially, that any greatness America possesses comes from its radicals and activists against the government.

Well, let’s take a page out of the Ayers-Obama-Alinsky community organizing playbook and, like Dr. Held, exercise our own form of activism to fight the lawless tyranny of the current federal government. Except that when we engage in activism, as it was with Dr. Held, it will be within the law.

God bless Dr. Held for standing up to tyranny and fighting for her patients, her profession, and the unique protections of God-given liberty enshrined in our Constitution.

What would happen if most doctors did this?

Bernie
 

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Well, good for her. We are fixing to lose alot of doctors(good ones) because of this tyranny. I guess all that will be left is concierge doctors, and the govt. will force them out also.
 

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Here is a link to her story and letter!

Funny how a woman has the courage to stand against these con artist(socialist) wonder where the men are????
 

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I spent 3 1/2 hours on the telephone today either responding to computerized phone attendant systems, talking to very ignorant federal employees who's speech sounds like a Saturday night live inter urban criminal sketch or being put on hold. All that and have not been able to get my questions answered, or correct some tax and social security issues.

This is the same quality of workers that will be handling your life treating illnesses and tapping whatever they want from your bank account under Obama care. Yeah team! What a mess we are in.

In my world no one that is not productive enough to earn their own way and pay taxes would get to vote. No welfare vote, no wards of the state vote, no crazy little old lady vote. A government for the people who support the good of the nation, not the parasites.
 

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My wife and I both got a letter last week from our long time family Doctor. He stated. I can no longer offer my services to my patients due to the taxing burden of Obama care. As of march 1st I am closing my practice. He has been a doctor since 1988 and has been ours since 2002. He informed me a few months ago that he could no longer accept medcare and now this
 

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And what will happen is there will be an emergency bill to provide interest free school loans for young people who want to become doctors, and they'll cookie cutter out a bunch whether they are competent or not, and expect them to work for government pay.
 

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Brian,

Doctors will become de facto governemt employees. When there is a single payer system that is precisely what will happen. Their checks in payment for services will come from some government agency with a non-government sounding name, just to obscure this fact. In the interim, you will be treated by more "nurse practitioners" and "physicians assistants". This is a tragic turn of events for the country. When this is all done, more people will be treated by fewer doctors with poorer results at skyrocketing costs. Ah, nirvana for Democrats.
 

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"I am so glad we have the best healthcare in the world",,,,,,,circa 2009
 
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