Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Got plans for Labor Day weekend?

If you live in or are visiting someone in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana area over Labor Day weekend, here's an event you might find fun. (Note: American Solutions is Gingrich's group so, if you're a strict Constitutionalist, the messages might be a little irritating; however, King's Island is a lot of fun and it's probably worth it.)

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Have any plans for Labor Day weekend?

We ask because on Saturday, September 4 at King's Island in Ohio, the Cincinnati Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council are holding a very exciting event that we thought you might be interested in.

The event, called "Friends of Liberty Day," will be a celebration of American Freedom, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy rides, attractions, speakers, and good company with friends and family-all at a special discounted price.

This is a great opportunity to meet liberty-minded people from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan.

If you're interested in attending, go to VisitKingsIsland.com/Liberty. There you'll find directions, along with information on everything from times to tickets.

We hope you'll check this out, as it sounds like a great event.

Thanks for all you do.

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American Solutions

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dana Loesch LIVE from the 8/28 Rally

If you're wondering where you can catch live coverage of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday, here's the scoop!

PJTV PJM

 

- SPECIAL ALERT -

Dana Loesch LIVE at the 8/28 Rally

PJTV contributor Dana Loesch will record LIVE at the 8-28 rally this Saturday in Washington, DC, streaming the coverage back to www.pjtv.com.  The Restoring Honor Rally (which has become known as the 8/28 Rally) will feature national personalities such as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Alveda King, among others.

Tune into PJTV on Saturday, August 28, for Dana Loesch's coverage of the rally.

The co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, Dana Loesch is a regular commentator on activism and netroots.  Loesch writes for DanaRadio.com, Biggovernment.com and Big Journalism.com, co-hosts "Tea Party TV" for PJTV, and vlogs for Momversation.  In May 2009, Neilsen ranked Loesch as one of the top 16 most powerful moms online.  She is a regular contributor to Fox News and CNN, among others.




Thursday, August 26, 2010

Michigan tea partiers launch surprise push  | ajc.com

It can happen in any state provided Tea Party folks are willing to push through the stonewalling. Nice work, Michigan!

Michigan tea partiers launch surprise push | ajc.com

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So, I'm also a "nativist" now?

I know she rubs a lot of people, independents as well as liberals, the wrong way but Ann Coulter is FUNNY! Yes, she's snide and ascerbic but it's just so delicious when blended, Ann style, with remarks directly from the radical Left.

I believe the Bluegrass state has just been called "nativist" without any
evidence at all! Was Kentucky's father a nativist? Was it educated in a nativist
madrassa as a child? Did Kentucky just endorse the idea of a nativist cultural
center at Ground Zero?


Read the full piece, "MSNBC Swears to Allah That Obama's Not A Muslim" for a good laugh.

For the record, I don't really give a rat's arse what religion Obama practices. I'm not much on organized religion myself. All I ask is that a President to uphold his oath of office. However, apparently, that makes me a "nativist." Go figure.

From "Kook" to "Reasonable Conservative" with just one statement?

I have begun contributing pieces to a local media outlet -- I think I've mentioned this previously in a post on ConservaChick. It took a while for me to get my thoughts together on this new media fascination with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) thanks to his statement on the "Ground Zero mosque" -- ha! Take that, AP! -- controversy. I'm lazy this evening and, instead of approaching it again in a different fashion for readers of this blog, I thought I'd simply link you to it on WLKY's Local Voices instead. Forgive me?

From "Kook" to "Reasonable Conservative" with just one statement?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Same as the Old Boss...

Earmarks were used to bribe Republicans to support the prescription drug benefit and TARP. Earmarks were used to bribe Democrats to support Obamacare. Earmarks are a drug and the GOP, to absolve itself of its own sins, publicly declared that House Republicans would give up the very corrupting practice.

But it was all for show, or so it seems. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) declares earmarks will be back in full swing once the GOP takes back Congress.


With Eric Cantor (R-VA) already talking about a rollback of the Republican ban on earmarks if they reclaim majority status, limited government activists can be sure that our message has NOT gotten through to the establishment GOP in DC. This is sad. It reminds me a lot of what happened in '94 when the Contract With America helped sweep the GOP back into power. Dick Armey commented that term limits were no longer necessary as the GOP was back in power. Nice, eh?

Apparently, the GOP in DC continues to miss the point of the rallies and protests. When Tea Parties were started, average Americans had finally reached the overflow point -- federal government had overstepped its bounds TOO many times with TOO much of our money. We began searching for a deeper understanding of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. WE re-learned our American history and civics. WE found ourselves enlightened and appreciative of the intelligence, sacrifice, and honor of our founders. Unfortunately, now WE seem to be the only ones who get it.

Eric Erickson's piece, "Meet the New Boss," is dead on. It's depressing but he's definitely called it like a lot of us see it. It's apparently time to figure out a new game plan, folks, because Cantor and others on The Hill don't get it. Handing the Dems a pink slip is only a start... they all need to come home and we need to replace them with patriots who put the Constitution first.

It's a daunting task and one that makes me wonder if We the People have finally let They the Congress get so far out of control that we will never be able to rein them back in to their Constitutional boundaries.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Brilliantly funny!

If you're like me, you've probably gotten sucked into the Facebook thing. I don't mean the Farmville, Farkle, Mob Wars side of Facebook; I mean the status updates and random things that are shared by your friends. It's a constant source of entertainment for me. Heck, the internet is too big for us to have to comb it for amazing humor all alone. Why not let your friends find the good stuff for you?

If you're a history buff AND a Facebooker, you'll giggle yourself silly reading these... Enjoy!
[A BIG thank you to David and Ann for sharing these with me on FB!]

Democrats are scarier!

Funniest comment yet on Rand Paul's upcoming victory!

Sunday Funnies: Voters More Afraid of Democrats Than 'Right-wing Extremists'

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Difference between Republicans and Democrats

A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican's pocket and got out twenty dollars. He kept $15 for administrative fees and gave the homeless person five.

Now you understand the difference between Republicans & Democrats.


[Of course, we all know *this particular difference* doesn't apply between the two parties anymore but this joke was a little too funny not to share. Thanks to my Tea Party compatriot, Mark, for sending it my way today!]


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

545 People

Over the past two years, I have probably received this same email about six times. It containing the text of an article by a journalist named Charley Reese numerous times from different folks. Charley wrote for the Orlando Sentinel for thirty years and retired in 2001. I understand why I'm seeing it more frequently lately; however, I hope the folks forwarding it have given serious thought to it. I fear the frivolous thoughts that run something like, "Yeah! Obama, Pelosi, and Reid suck!" Unconstructive, unenlightened, and destined to fail, again. I hope the line of thought is as serious and constructive as, "How can I be a part of stopping this insanity?"

The problem stated clearly in Charley's article is that WE the People are the problem when we choose to send those 545 people back to Congress to continue doing what they've always done. While the 545 who blame vague entities like "the economy" and "politics" keep playing that game, we keep putting them back in office to continue the game. Serious people understand that this must stop. I don't care what side of the aisle you're on, if you vote for someone who plays these games, you're as guilty as they are.

From what I can tell, this article has been published several times under varying titles and with varying text. According to Snopes.com, this version was published in 1985. 


The 545 People Responsible For All Of America's Woes

By Charley Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation's responsibility to determine how he votes.

A CONFIDENCE CONSPIRACY

Don't you see how the con game is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O'Neill, who stood up and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits.

The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.

O'Neill is the speaker of the House. He is the leader of the majority party. He and his fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto.

REPLACE SCOUNDRELS

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can't think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it's because they want them in Lebanon.

There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation" or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

This article was first published by the Orlando Sentinel Star newspaper

Why Does Hollywood Hate 'To Save a Life'?

I haven't seen this movie yet but it's now on the "must see" list.

Why Does Hollywood Hate 'To Save a Life'?

A highly successful faith-based film about teen suicide comes under attack.
Could its Christian message be a stumbling block for critics?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

Terrific article from Mr. Gardiner at the Telegraph. Funny how Obama was supposed to restore the world's respect for us... apparently, he's failed at that too.

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Phil Moffett At "Night Before Fancy Farm" Event

As a Kentuckian, I really like his ideas for fixing the economic mess in this state! He's the first GOP ticket to announce for the gubernatorial race next year -- Meet Phil Moffett:

Why not?



Monday, August 09, 2010

How to Trump the Race Card

Watch this outstanding video from Sonja Schmidt at PJTV:
 
 
 It's wonderful to see fellow Conservatives stand up the the constant idiocy of Liberal media who label people based on the color of their skin.

The joke isn't funny anymore...

I admit it. I sent Barack Obama an online birthday greeting the other day as a joke. It wasn't a very nice greeting, actually. It was a very straight forward critique of his job so far as POTUS, an earnest request for him to stop dividing this country by playing the race card non-stop, and to drop the golf outings in favor of a trip to our Southern borders, along with my best wishes for a one-term presidency. I thought it was kind of fun and got a giggle out of it.

Evidently, not only did his handlers not bother to READ the greeting, they sent me a thank you note. That thank you note from Mitch Stewart was followed up by another one from the Emperor himself. And now, if all the thank you notes weren't enough, I am being spammed by OFA to request my help in supporting their Marxist, Banana Republic agenda.

This is freakin' ridiculous. I guess it's got to be the first time in US history that a President has ever trapped email addresses for his brown shirts to use to spam the resistance. Geez. This is nonsense.

STOP THE SPAM, POTUS... or is that SOTUS?!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wendy C. <info@barackobama.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 3:37 PM
Subject: I am not a "special interest"
To: Conserva Chick <conservachick@gmail.com>


Organizing for America
Dawn --

Right now, my job -- along with those of my colleagues -- could be in jeopardy.

I'm a public school teacher in Philadelphia. And, like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is facing some bad budget shortfalls.

Without federal help, a lot of teachers like me -- as well as other public servants like police officers and firefighters -- will lose their jobs. Maybe you know some of these people. Maybe it's you.

Democrats in Congress are trying to do the right thing, proposing emergency assistance for states to preserve more than 100,000 jobs like mine. They're racing back to the Capitol for an emergency session this week to pass this bill and save these jobs.

But Republicans are standing in the way. Minority Leader John Boehner is calling the bill a "payoff" to "special interests" and attacking every Democrat who is fighting for us.

But I'm not a special interest. I'm a teacher.

Can you join me in telling House Democrats that they have our support as they fight for our jobs?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and the entire Democratic Caucus -- have decided to rush back to Washington to make sure that hundreds of thousands of workers like me will get to keep our jobs. In addition, the bill will actually create even more job growth by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas.

But the Republicans are going to do everything they can to prevent this aid.

Please stand with me, in support of Democratic leaders who are standing up for folks like me:

http://my.barackobama.com/MyJob

Thank you,

Wendy C.
Teacher
Ambler, Pennsylvania




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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Rock On, Uncle Ted!

NUGENT: It is us
We're the ones who allowed anti-Americans to take over America

"Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless,
disconnected, ignorant Americans invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly
anti-American jihad into our lives. This president's overtly destructive,
clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his
ultra-leftist public voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting
with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism, socialist and racist community
organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology- and
social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of
convicted communist terrorists like Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching
appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass Sunstein,
Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were
noble because you simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn't
notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and now you're shocked that your child
has rabies? I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence -- dangerous,
life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence. " [...]

Outstanding, shooting straight from the hip, and telling it exactly like it is. That's the Ted Nugent we know and love! Read the rest from Uncle Ted in his op-ed for the Washington Times.

Friday, August 06, 2010

FYI - Valparaiso, Kansas City, San Diego, and New Jersey tomorrow!

Doctors Tea Parties added in Valparaiso, Indiana (Aug. 7), Kansas City (Aug.7) & Austin, Texas (Aug. 21)

The Valparaiso, IN event is being organized by AAPS Past President Tamzin Rosenwasser, M.D.  Visit www.doctorsteaparty.us/indiana for time and location.
The Kansas City Aug 7th event is being organized by AAPS Pres. George Watson, D.O.  Visit www.doctorsteaparty.us/kc for time and location.

On Aug 21, U.S. House candidate Donna Campbell, M.D. is organizing the Texas Doctors Tea Party on the Texas Capitol south steps from 10am-Noon.
http://www.doctorsteapartyaustin.com/

And don't forget about the San Diego & New Jersey locations on Aug. 7.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

They say tea is good for you.

In an interesting turn of events today, I received notice of two related subjects:  Upcoming events for the Doctors Tea Parties and an OpenSecrets blog entry examining the political contributions rolling in to members of the new Tea Party Caucus in Congress. Guess which group is among those making the largest campaign contributions to the Tea Party Caucus... yep, doctors! Rightly so, if you ask me, as their livelihoods are at risk with the Banana Republic style takeover that we all know is right at hand.

What took me a bit by surprise in the list of contributors was the large contributions from retirees. If these are retirees looking to protect their government-subsidized retirements and/or medicare, then we certainly have a fly in the tea, ladies and gentlemen. That is NOT what the Tea Party movement is all about. However, if these retirees are hoping to protect their grandchildren from financial slavery, well then, we do indeed have a party and that tea will certainly hit the spot!

For your convenience, here's the scoop on the Doctors Tea Parties. Go get 'em, docs!

Doctors Tea Parties added in Kansas City (Aug.7) & Austin, TX (Aug. 21)

The Kansas City Aug 7th event is being organized by AAPS Pres. George Watson, D.O.  Visit www.doctorsteaparty.us/kc for time and location.

On Aug 21, U.S. House candidate Donna Campbell, M.D. is organizing the Texas Doctors Tea Party on the Texas Capitol south steps from 10am-Noon.
http://www.doctorsteapartyaustin.com/

And don't forget about the San Diego & New Jersey locations on Aug. 7.


National Doctors Tea Party featured on two national radio shows
Thursday, Aug. 5.

Jane Orient, M.D. will be live with Roger Hedgecock at about 5:45pm PDT Thursday talking about the Doctors Tea Party.  You can listen live at www.rogerhedgecock.com .  If you happen to be in the Tucson area, you can stop by the Sheraton at 5151 E Grant and watch the interview live.  Mr. Hedgecock is on the road in Tucson hosting the "Great Arizona Buycott."  J.D. Hayworth will be on earlier in the show.

Doctors Tea Party participants, Ricky Lee Jackson, M.D."the singing doctor", & David Castillo, U.S. House candidate will be on the Lars Larson show at about 4:45pm PDT. To find a station that carries Lars click here

 



Other Events:
 
The AAPS 67th Annual Meeting will be held Sept 16 - 18, 2010 in Salt Lake City, featuring all-star cast of speakers, including:

Jacques Chaoulli, M.D.
Hero in fight for Canadian medical freedom

  

Tom Woods, Ph.D.
NY Times Bestselling Author
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century



Cherilyn Eagar
Utah's Common Sense Conservative
http://www.cherilyneagar.com/



Sam Kazman, J.D.
Competitive Enterprise Institute's
Death By Regulation Project 



For complete agenda, hotel information, and online registration visit:
www.aapsonline.org/2010am 

Don't miss this opportunity to meet and learn along with your AAPS colleagues.
 



Dinner Aug 14 at Valley Forge

You are cordially invited to be our guest at an informal dinner on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 6 p.m. to about 8:30, at the Dolce Hotel, 301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
See http://www.dolce-valley-forge-hotel.com/ for driving directions.

AAPS General Counsel Andrew Schlafly will present a brief update on our lawsuit against ObamaCare, and AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, M.D. will give an update on what's in the Act, and what we can do about it. We'll try to answer your questions.

MSSNY President and AAPS member Leah McCormack, M.D. will also join us.

We also want to hear from you!

Dr. Orient will be at Valley Forge to speak at the Freedom Action Conference, which also might be of some interest to you. The banquet speaker on Friday will be Thomas Woods, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and author of Meltdown, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, and Nullification. You can learn more and register at www.freedomactionconference.com. Mr. Woods will also be speaking at the AAPS annual meeting in Salt Lake City, September 16-18.

RSVP: (800) 635-1196 or aaps@aapsonline.org so we can give the hotel an accurate count.


What A Resemblance!

From my Aunt in Tennessee...


I knew he reminded me of somebody famous....

 

                On the left is "Walter," Jeff Dunham's dummy.

                            The one on the right is Obama's...

 


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

It is Up to Us. – Tenth Amendment Center

We now have a Kentucky chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center. Thanks to Michael Maharrey for stepping up and becoming the state coordinator, we will have a voice in this movement. Judging by his first editorial, I'd say our chapter's in good hands!

It is Up to Us. – Tenth Amendment Center

Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal judge denies Holder request to dismiss Obamacare constitutionality challenge UPDATE: Cuccinelli reacts | Washington Examiner

Congratulations, Virginia! Thanks for leading the charge. I just wish Kentucky had your back on this. Unfortunately, our current AG is apparently one of Obama's boys.


Federal judge denies Holder request to dismiss Obamacare constitutionality challenge UPDATE: Cuccinelli reacts | Washington Examiner

House Ethics Committee announces charges against Maxine Waters | Washington Examiner

Is the House Ethics Committee racist?...

House Ethics Committee announces charges against Maxine Waters | Washington Examiner

The AMA sends talking points on Obamacare to doctors. Who's in Obama's back pocket?...

Is the AMA in Obama's Back Pocket?
By Alieta Eck, MD

CLICK HERE TO READ ONLINE AND COMMENT

In the recent AMNews, June 7, 2010, pp 6-7, we physicians were given talking points on how to tell our patients about ObamaCare.  It was so full of "happy-speak" that one must wonder if the AMA has paid lobbyists for the Administration.

A typical question might be, "What's in it for me?"   We are to say "For many patients who don't have coverage and can't afford it, the government in 2014 will offer sliding scale credits to buy a plan… Employers also are going to be expected to step up to the plate, offering coverage or kicking in part of the premium for employees who sign up for plans through the insurance exchanges."

Of course, that is assuming that our patients still have jobs.  But we must not say that.

Our patients might ask, "Are Medicare or Medicaid going to help more?"  Our answer is to be "Medicaid will undergo a major expansion.  …the federal government will be footing the bill for most of the expansion, but states will be required to help pay for it, provided a lawsuit by several states challenging the Medicaid piece does not invalidate it."

We probably should leave out the fact that most physicians cannot afford to see Medicaid patients at the current reimbursement rates, as we ought to present a positive front.

"Will there be enough doctors to see everyone?" The short answer is "No."  But The AMA suggests we tell them that "The federal government will commit more money toward primary care training, redistribute unused medical education slots to primary care and general surgery, and commit more funding toward incentives for primary care doctors to work in critical care areas."

Never mind that the federal and state governments are already bankrupt.

Here's a great line. We can tell them that "innovative care delivery models and measures aimed at boosting health quality and efficiency are part of the reform law's plan to maximize the power of the existing physician work force."

Of course, that might be difficult as 40% of physicians, so demoralized by the specter ObamaCare, will be retiring or looking for other ways to earn a living.

"How might our plan of care change?"  Here is where real doublespeak needs to be applied.  The AMNews tells us to say that "coverage expansion should improve access to preventive care, allowing physicians to order relative fewer complex services and hospitalize fewer patients.  

Effective in 2014, insurers will be required to cover a certain set of basic services, meaning that doctors and patients might not need to find as many alternatives to care that otherwise would be deemed too costly."   

We must not suggest that the government might deem cheaper and less care to be the "best," as we must always assume that the bureaucrats in Washington really care about us.

Above all, we must reassure our patients that the government will be efficient, competent and careful in the way our collective health care money is spent. We can always point to the efficient speed with which the government has handled the oil spill in the Gulf.

The most important question of all might be "Will you keep me as a patient?"  This answer as given by the AMNews was the most honest. They say, "Nothing in the reform law requires a physician to continue seeing existing patients or to take new ones through insurance exchanges, though many say they will as long as their practices can afford to provide the care."  

As a physician in private practice, I will be happy to answer this myself.  I can say that I have no intention of participating in any health plan and thus I will provide care without having to consider a bureaucrat looking over my shoulder.  As stated in the Oath of Hippocrates, I will "follow the system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients."

I will also tell them that as long as we can keep any third party out of most encounters, I will be able to keep their medical records private.  If my patients are willing to pay a fair price for my service, I will remain willing to provide that care.




Dr. Alieta Eck, MD
graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in NJ and the St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She studied Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and has been in private practice with her husband, Dr. John Eck, MD in Piscataway, NJ since 1988. She has been involved in health care reform since residency and is convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care. She testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress in 2004 about better ways to deliver health care in the United States. In 2003, she and her husband founded the Zarephath Health Center, a free clinic for the poor and uninsured that currently cares for 300-400 patients per month utilizing the donated services of volunteer physicians and nurses.  Dr. Eck is a long time member of the Christian Medical Dental Association and in 2009 joined the board of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of Christian Care Medi-Share, a faith based medical cost sharing Ministry. She is a member of Zarephath Christian Church and she and her husband have five children, one in medical school in NJ.