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Medical Freedom

February 5, 2013 by  

Medical freedom does not exist in America.

Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, saw the risk of medical monopoly to public and individual health. Rush believed that the right to medical freedom should be imprinted into the Bill of Rights. Medical freedom, he thought, was just as important as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Medical care in America is political. It is what the “consensus of medical opinion” says it is. “Consensus of medical opinion” is mysteriously stamped on American medicine as a control system to create conformity; alias monopoly. Medical monopoly kills medical freedom and causes costs to skyrocket.

Medical care today is commerce. It’s money, and healthcare is only incidental.

To get serious healthcare in America today, one has to avoid the “consensus of medical opinion” and seek out alternative medical care wherever it can be found.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Robert Smith

    Yesterday evening I discovered that my primary care doctor has to justify a prescription again. The pharmasist told me it will be every six months. Who decides about my scripts? Apparently the insurance company.

    A few days ago I found out the corporation I work for is changing insurance vendors. Because a specialist I’ve been seeing for ten years isn’t “in plan” I must change doctors.

    And yet the lie continues that Obamacare won’t let me decide about doctors for myself and they will decide about prescritions, not my doctor.

    How is it propagindists have confused the reality now with insurance companies and then speculate that the same thing with Obamacare would be bad, if it is real? But the claims about Obamacare are false.

    Rob

  • http://Hearthkeeper Linda

    Everyone had better notice that their doctors do not have control over what pain medicines to give their patients. In Florida most primary care doctors won’t even prescribe pain medicine because of their fear the DEA or some overzealous county sheriff will accuse them of “over prescribing”. Two CVS pharmacies were shutdown by DEA for this reason.Its supposedly to get bad guys that sell drugs but of course the only people being harassed are just normal old people with chronic pain problems. Now only “specially trained” doctors with state licensed pain clinics can prescribe pain meds. Even hospitals are being monitored by bureaucrats as to how much pain medication is dispensed. So now we have people with possibly a GED education deciding whether pain is legitimate and how it should be treated. Pharmacies even refuse to fill prescriptions for people they are “suspicious of” or people who they sneak around and find were arrested years ago, so now they won’t fill a legitimate prescription. Florida is now a paranoid state where doctors are afraid of the DEA and cops; as are pharmacies. People are looking over thier shoulders wondering if some new law has been passed that they might not know about concerning pain meds. Its all about control. All about the government being in your private space. Better do something now before its too late.

    • Diane

      After my hip replacement the result left me with much pain due to connective arthritis issues. I was given Lidocaine patches and when that did not work was sent over for spinal injections at a nearby facility.
      In time I was transferred to a pain management clinic and prescribed first 12mg Fentanyl patches, then up to 25mg and finally 50mg.
      At first they would mail me the Fentanyl patch prescription which is only given for one month supply but one got lost or stolen, I have no way of knowing, so then each month they required me to visit the clinic and sign for my prescription. That was the real pain since it was a 60 mile round trip. Maybe they thought this senior lady was a drug dealer. Or maybe they thought I was selling the damn stuff.
      I got so fed up that I sought out a pain management facility closer to home. Ended up still getting the patches but finally a cervical nerve ablation was done. The pain is not completely gone and still a bit uncomfortable but easily tolerable, not the agony I had been undergoing before.
      Now to wean me off the patches which are a controlled opiate drug. Already down to the 25mg and hopefully today will be down to the 12mg with the intent to get me off opiates altogether.
      We need to seek out professionals or we are at the mercy of the pill pushers. I found that out the hard way. The surgeon now taking care of me is a very professional woman but seemingly a bit strict. Takes urine to test for drugs of all her patients. They can even tell if you had a scotch and soda the day before. I really need to get off these opiate patches or I might as well sign up for the teetotalers brigade. LOL

  • Bill

    Good comments, Bob
    To think that you can live any lifestyle you want then go to the doctor for the magic pill when you get sick is a death sentence

    Good health has to be a lifestyle, with prevention being the main focus. But, then again, that is too much work for the average person

  • ibcamn

    With the new world order coming along,if you don’t have millions in the bank or the best insurance money can buy,if your older,you gonna die!you outlived your usefulness,now it’s off to the glue factory!that’s how the progressives want it,your old you need to die!Obama agrees and is eager to help!there is no,and never was a time where you got your medical health taken care of for free,it’s always been a pain in my a$$!unless your a freak and never neede any medical help,you know what i mean!freedom?not!

  • http://protonius.wordpress.com PROTONIUS

    1. Even in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently issued a regulation — all by himself, it appears — that he announced is designed to cut down the “overprescribing” and “illicit use” of pain meds in NYC — the consequence of that regulation being, say critics, that patients who are in true need of those pain meds will now have a much harder time obtaining them.

    Of Bloomberg’s paid-meds-decree: What an outrage! No vote on it by the City Council, no public referendum, not even a public plebiscite — just an order by this one person. This is “democracy”? This is “fairness”? This is helping people with some of their true and most urgent medical needs? This is “medical freedom”? This, at its core, is what we, the citizens of this nation, and of New York City, and in other places (such as Florida) which are experiencing similar heavy-handed subjugation of our basic rights, is what we are supposed to now accept as “freedom”?

    2. And a system that, whether at the local, state, or Federal, level, commonly forces — and enforces — upon Americans such controversial and, according to critics, potentially health-devastating modalities such as chemotherapy, radiation, vaccinations, psychotropic (and various other types of) pharmaceuticals, and seeking to deny to the American people the right to learn about or to access other more “holistic” or “natural” health-enhancing modalities: Is THIS what we, as Americans, signed up for?

  • Concerned

    Just imagine what would happen if we all took the responsibility of taking care of ourselves. Ate the right foods, in my case I believe that to be unprocessed, organic foods, and exercised everyday. We would not need “doctors” at all. If we can avoid the poisons handed out to us as food and medical care we will be much better off. Doctors do not uphold their oaths any longer, as most of what they do is designed to create more “illness”, there is even a term for it iatrogenic. They are our death squads but I guess they do not work fast enough for the current administration.

    • https://twitter.com/ssnbn1 Suzie

      So true, and we are never to hold to change. My neighbors smoke cigs and marijuana, so unfortunately I am being suffocated slowly. Not having ins. til July, I’ve found it hard to get M.D.s to write prescription for my ‘natural’ desiccated thyroid as they only know synthetic poisoning. Otherwise, I’ve been using food as medicine for two years and lost 60 pounds. Purchased three commercial grade massage apparatus as it was cheaper than a chiropractor (which, as told to me, Medicare fights paying for them every time). Between full body massage, refraining from drugs, alcohol and personal smoke abuse, this senior is getting by with old age aches & pains. We all do have to accept some amount of pain with age.

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