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Freedom vs Bureaucracy

March 31, 2013

Bureaucracy begets bureaucracy! This succinct statement has stayed with me since my college days on an Ivy League campu....

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Ritty77

Mar-31-13 2:03 AM

Great letter, Dr. Gombosi.

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Tgrammiex4

Mar-31-13 5:22 AM

Great letter. So tired of having gov't. cramming things down our throats whether we can afford it or not. Obamacare is killing jobs growth& shrinking the tax base. It is hurting alot more people than it will ever help.

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rick424

Mar-31-13 6:10 AM

Funny how the right thinks. They seem to have no problem with government controlling women's rights or telling us what we should do morally. Happy Easter to all.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-31-13 6:13 AM

Russell Gombosi MD-"As a physician I am faced daily with the ever increasing burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The patient and I no longer have the freedom to decide and carry out that which is felt to be in the best interests of the patient. Protocols designed by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies now dictate standardized approaches to test and medication ordering. Denials have become commonplace..."

Perhaps Dr Gambosi is a relatively new physician. But I can tell you that protocols and denials that are required by insurance companies and medicare have been around for decades. Proof? My father traveled to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre in the mid 70's with a heart condition and had to go through the red tape to have his Aortic valve replaced with a plastic one. If you are against the ACA I fully understand your position, but don't feed us bullcrap and think no one will notice.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-31-13 6:16 AM

On the assault on the family issue, I agree with Dr. Gombosi.

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Ritty77

Mar-31-13 6:25 AM

"Funny how the right thinks. They seem to have no problem with government controlling women's rights or telling us what we should do morally. Happy Easter to all."

Happy Easter to you too, Rick. Can you provide an example of a woman's right controlled by government with which the Right seems to have no problem?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 6:26 AM

rick:

Yes, we will choose the innocent child over the mother every time.

But it is liberals who create mandates for what you are allowed to do.

No 16oz soda, no trans fat, don't smoke here, there, everywhere, register your firearms, you can't have that many bullets, you can't have a cross there, you can't say a prayer over here, etc. etc. etc.

Liberals act more like a theocracy than any conservative with your know-it-all, "you don't need..." attitude.

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MrShaman

Mar-31-13 6:30 AM

"Allow me to illustrate with two federal initiatives; namely health care and marriage. As a physician I am faced daily with the ever increasing burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The patient and I no longer have the freedom to decide and carry out that which is felt to be in the best interests of the patient. Protocols designed by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies now dictate standardized approaches to test and medication ordering." - Russell Gombosi MD

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Besides "magically" making insurance companies "partners", thru those federal initiatives...and, eliminating the redundancy of te$ting...exactly WHICH "burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare" are costing you so much "grief"??

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See:

Implementation Timeline - Kaiser Health Reform

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Bufftrev1

Mar-31-13 7:49 AM

We get it.. you're a doctor and you went to an ivy league school.. and therefore believe your opinion holds additional weight and merit. Sorry, not buying it..

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Tgrammiex4

Mar-31-13 8:06 AM

Erik, ditto, ditto and ditto some more! I speak only for myself, but as far as abortion is concerned, i have no problem with it in cases of rape, incest and a true threat to the mother's health. The problem I have is with women who use it as a form of birth control. There are too many ways to not get pregnant these days, most can be gotten for free.Multiple abortions are not good for a woman's health, neither physically or mental/emotionally. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

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JerryfromRI

Mar-31-13 8:15 AM

@Francine

You work for a company that employs more than 1000 people and yet that company does not offer health insurance.

What happens when those people get sick? Who pays when they go to the doctors?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 8:28 AM

Tgrammiex4:

Abortions are now being performed due to the gender of the child or some other characteristic that is undesirable to the mother.

I hope to see the day that a "gay gene" is discovered and babies are aborted because they are predisposed to homosexuality.

I can't wait for the twisting liberals will undertake to call such abortions "genocide" and "homophobia".

Until then, liberals only see abortions as undesirable peasant babies.

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rick424

Mar-31-13 8:45 AM

I am anxious to hear the response to JerryfromRI question to Francine.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-31-13 9:29 AM

@Francine

How does the ACA double the expense of offering coverage you already provided?

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CMReeder

Mar-31-13 9:40 AM

Bureaucracy has been in place for a long time in health care, even the medical profession is filled with bureaucracy. Of course the good doctor did not mention that fact.

Traditional marriage, he chooses one bureaucracy(religious) over another(government). He speaks to freedom but willingly denies it in favor of tradition.

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spike2

Mar-31-13 9:49 AM

erik - that is disgusting. You want to pick and choose which "defectives" live or are aborted. Really?

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rick424

Mar-31-13 9:57 AM

Strange my health care has been going up every year for at least 30 years. And the benefits keep going down. More co-pay more out of pocket expenses. When did the ACA come into place? Not that I don't believe you, but this has been happening for a long time, it is about time all get insurance or health care or whatever. Just another question, why are a 1,000 people going to loose their jobs?

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JerryfromRI

Mar-31-13 10:06 AM

@Francine

Chillax. I only asked a question.

So your premiums have doubled? Does the ACA require you to provide more coverage then you previously did or did the cost just double on the same coverage?

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philunderwood

Mar-31-13 10:10 AM

Only a simpleton would compare the force of government bureaucracy with church or AMA bureaucracy.

Good letter Doctor.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 10:40 AM

spike:

I do not support abortion, so I would never make that choice.

It is you, as an abortion supporter, that must reconcile aborting children based on their gender, disability or, sometime in the future, their sexual orientation.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 10:41 AM

Phil:

Mr. Reeder is just a dumb liberal who regurgitates nonsense.

He compares gov't coercion (which you do not have a choice) with religious coercion (you can choose another church or religion).

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philunderwood

Mar-31-13 11:11 AM

That’s why they’re called silly people erik.

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gavinf56

Mar-31-13 11:25 AM

Actually Erik, I don't think he truly understands the difference.

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CMReeder

Mar-31-13 11:36 AM

"Only a simpleton would compare the force of government bureaucracy with church or AMA bureaucracy."

"Bureaucracy begets bureaucracy", this is what the doctor said. Bureaucracy exists outside the realm of government. These bureaucracies contibute to govenrment bureaucracy. You are blind to fact that other institutions contribute to the bureaucracy.

Just look at the massive bureaucracy of the Williamsport hospital. The massive bureaucracy of the Catholic church. As long as you goods going to the public you are going to have bureaucracy.

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CMReeder

Mar-31-13 11:43 AM

"He compares gov't coercion (which you do not have a choice) with religious coercion (you can choose another church or religion)."

You don't have a choice, really we live in a tyrannical state where people have no will, no choice in representation, no elections, no voice. You can't chose a political party or movement. You don't follow the church you are excommunicated from the church.

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