Uncle Sam Wants You! … To Inform On Your Doctor

September 22, 2011 05:43

What do we call a government that encourages everyone to inform on everyone else? The Terror, as in revolutionary France? The Gestapo, as in Germany? The KGB, as in Russia? Big Brother, as in George Orwell’s 1984? We may need a new name for it.

Richard Ralston at Capitalism Magazine


… the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, then withdrew, a plan to hire your fellow citizens to pose as patients seeking appointments with thousands of medical practices, using a script of false symptoms–alternately pretending to have private insurance and Medicare. It seems the government is growing concerned that more physicians will not want to accept new Medicare patients as it slashes reimbursements for services to a level below the cost of providing them.

The bad news is that the government is also trying to get your physicians to inform on you.

Why would the government want everyone to inform on everybody? Must the government criminalize medical care in order to control it? It looks like we are about to find out.

Intrusion in health care now involves issues that transcend medicine or insurance. The growth of that intrusion represents the leading edge of a government that will consume all activity until it controls every aspect of our lives.


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