As a physician who was board-certified in Internal Medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University, my view may be different than most people, but the majority in Bible times were wrong…
#1. Forcing others into a plan they don’t want is not good.
#2. Taxing people to support what they don’t believe in is wrong.
#3. Obamacare provided for government access to patients’ bank accounts; whoa!
#4. As Dr. Carson said, “It’s the worse thing since slavery.
#5. If people want to eat, drink, smoke and change sex as they please, they can pay for their own medical care.
#6. If people lose medical care because they can’t afford it, they can’t afford alcohol, tobacco, junk food, etc.
#7. Medical care is not healthcare; it’s about relief of symptoms they unwisely caused; accidents are exceptions, and most surgery isn’t necessary. For example, a cardiologist told 60 Minutes that 90% of the coronary artery bypass operations weren’t necessary. See 5-minute video on last link below–it’s reversible.
#8. When people don’t get symptomatic relief, they look for better answers that can cure them—most disease is reversible if we are willing to change what we eat. Rx drugs are a leading cause of illness, disability, death.
#9. US spends trillions to extend life a few months; bad. Why are we so afraid to die?
#10. Obamacare was written by the pharmaceutical industry and congress gets drug company donations to their re-election, outrageous. “You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, [donation] for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.” Deuteronomy 16:19
Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH