Reduce the Regime’s Leverage Over You: Get Off The Healthcare Grid
by John deWitt
A major element of surviving and thriving for an American Rhodie is identifying: in what ways and how strongly can the Regime exercise leverage over me and my Tribe? If the Regime can hurt you, that’s leverage. If you need the Regime, that’s also leverage. To that end, briefly consider the following facts:
1. In ObamaCare, the Regime created impossible-to-refuse incentives for all health care providers to acquire and deploy electronic health care record-keeping systems.
2. The Regime has built and deployed a gigantic server farm for the NSA in Utah capable of storing and searching virtually infinite quantities of data.
3. Sophisticated software programs allow micro-targeting of voters based on demographic and consumer patterns.
Where this is going really couldn’t be more obvious. All Americans (Rhodie and non-Rhodie) who aren’t living like Thoreau or Chris McCandless will need health care. And now the Regime is going to know absolutely everything there is to know about the health care consumption, diagnoses, and (hence) health care needs of all Americans.
The triple cocktail of EHRs, the NSA, and micro-targeting will make it child’s play for the Regime to subdivide Friends who have health care needs from Enemies that have health care needs.
I’ll clue you in here: the odds are really high that if you are reading this and don’t work for the NSA (or other FedGov agencies with ammunition stockpiles that make me and other FreeFor Rhodies look like the Cub Scouts at merit badge camp), you will be considered an Enemy with a health care need.
Health care has been and will continue to be rationed – the only question is “how”? Historically in America, because we can’t all afford concierge service at the Mayo Clinic all the time (and to be clear, I’m OK with that), it is often rationed by price. In parts of the health care system that aren’t price-rationed, access is rationed by time – long waits for the ER, long waits on transplant lists etc. ObamaCare is not going to increase the supply of health care available for consumption in America. By removing many of the price-rationing mechanisms, it will become necessary to substantially increase use of other rationing mechanisms for health care access.
One non-market rationing approach would be to create some “objective” measurement of a patient’s social utility and allocate health care access accordingly. Another approach that I think will be much more to the Regime’s liking will be “social justice” as an allocation tool. This will be a nifty way to divide the patient pool into pro-Regime “Friends” (who will get health care access) and Rhodie “Enemies” (who will get slow-walked or red-taped or co-payed or not-medically-necessaryed).
Many of us have read Bracken‘s books (see also his essay warning about “Free Stuff”, which would of course include Regime-delivered health care). In the spirit of the EFAD trilogy, how hard is it to imagine a not-too-distant future in which in order to receive RegimeCare, you need to disarm, be chipped, and move to the FEMA-controlled zone?
Please take action now to reduce the Regime’s future leverage over you and your Tribe. Do everything you can to avoid a situation where you must choose between needing health care you don’t have, or surrendering to Regime control.
Even if the New Rhodesian health care system doesn’t continue rapid decay and/or outright collapse under the weight of insane bureaucracy and gross inefficiencies due to the absence of transparent pricing and uninternalized externalities, what is left of the system won’t be available to Regime enemies – and that means you.
Start planning now for a future without access to the health care system as you have come to know it, and start operating accordingly. This means, inter alia, serious attention to nutrition and exercise. It means identifying alternative sources of health care outside the Regime system, and it means saving up for medical “tourism” to locations outside New Rhodesia. If you need a joint replacement or an orthopedic procedure, get it now before ObamaCare is fully implemented and they begin to exercise their growing capability to use health care as a weapon against you.
It’s not “fast food” any more, and it’s not a “mini mart”. You should think of it, respectively, as “Regime Food” and the “Regime Mart”. Exercising freedom in your nutrition and exercise to reduce your current and future dependence on Regime health care is just as important a Resistance activity as firearms training, food stockpiling, reducing spending, reducing debt, avoiding taxes, and building real assets outside the Fed/Regime financial system or offshore.
I don’t know a lot about alternative health care options (such as nurse practitioners you can pay in cash) or medical tourism, but I intend to find out more. (One resource I’m already reading is here.) Readers, if you can contribute ideas and options, please do so by comments or email (jdewitt1787 [at] gmail [dot] com).
This is really important stuff, Rhodies. If we don’t stay healthy, we can’t stay in the fight. If we can’t keep our children and grandchildren healthy outside the Regime’s health care systematic weapon against us, we’re not going to make it to long term victory. For Rhodie human capital to win, there need to be some Rhodies around to carry and transmit that capital.
Reduce Regime Leverage! Eat healthy and exercise today – be a Resistor!
This is John deWitt signing off for the American Resistance. To all the American Rhodies out there, God Bless, and goodnight.