Memo to Michael Moore

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Hi Michael,

Recently, I
noticed that you’re asking your readers to submit their "Health
Care Horror Stories” via your website

Thank you for
asking and thank you for your concern. Here is my story…

For the most
part I’m a healthy person who works hard, saves his money and has
been essentially self-sufficient since the age of 19. Remarkably
however, I am unable to afford healthcare coverage and have recently
discovered the reason why. For some strange reason, it appears that
there are vast numbers of people in this country, people like yourself,
who continue to promote and pursue government healthcare solutions
instead of demanding and using the only proven method of delivering
healthcare, a system known as Free
Market Medicine

In the recent
past, nearly everyone in this country could afford healthcare for
themselves and for their families. Furthermore, those who could
not manage to pay their modest hospital bill or doctor’s fee would
often seek and receive financial help from their family, friends,
a private charity or perhaps the church. When necessary, the doctor
would simply donate his or her time. The beauty of the system was
that somehow nearly everyone got what they needed and at a cost
that they could afford. And best of all, this healthy balance was
achieved without government regulation and without its close companion,
high taxes. These were the days when your local doctor would make
a house call to anyone in need. But guess what? Those days are long
gone. And the important question is: WHY? The evidence
clearly shows that the federal government has stepped in and driven
up the cost of nearly every healthcare product and service including
house calls. The only reason you can still afford a house call,
Michael, is because you’re a millionaire. But what about the rest
of us? Why can’t we afford them? Why can’t we walk into a pharmacy
and buy life-saving and life-improving medicine without a government
mandated prescription? Why does it cost nearly a quarter million
dollars to become a doctor? And why does it cost a company nearly
million dollars
and about 10 years to get a single new drug
or treatment to the people who need it? The answer to each of these
questions is clear. The culprit is government intervention into
a once free and open marketplace.

By the way,
why do you keep telling people how wonderful Canada’s healthcare
system is? Talk about horror stories! For a quick dose of reality,
I would recommend that you take two of these ( Extra
Strength Tablet 1
& Extra
Strength Tablet 2
) and call me in the morning.*

The truth is,
the US healthcare system, like that of many other countries, is
already largely controlled by the government through its insane
regulations and its deadly FDA. So you see, you already have what
you’re asking for; a government-run healthcare system, one that
simply doesn’t work for millions of people. And yet, along with
Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean and the entire state of Massachusetts
for example, you’re asking for even MORE government control. And
for what? To make things worse?

The evidence
is overwhelming: Our so-called "public servants" have
regulated the healthcare industry to death, literally. Need more
proof? Well, we can all learn a lot by listening to Dr. Mary Ruwart.
She’s taken the time to explain the key
in a very simple and verifiable way. Her website explains
how the unnecessary delay of a single drug can lead to the death
of tens of thousands of people. There are also lots of excellent
on the subject freely available via most search engines
and policy

In conclusion:
Please educate
before you make the huge mistake of using your impressive
film-making talents to mindlessly promote a healthcare "dream"
which is doomed to fail and which will undoubtedly lead to the unnecessary
death and suffering of countless individuals, which by the way,
would make you (Michael Moore) no different than your arch enemy
George W. Bush. That’s right, "the awful truth" is that
government healthcare is as deadly as any war. It has and will continue
to KILL many more people than it will ever save. So please, STOP
promoting your dangerous "solution" to healthcare and
start embracing the only system that has ever worked to the benefit
of both patients and providers alike. It’s a system known as Free
Market Medicine
. Learn it, love it and start promoting it.

Thank you.

*This statement
has NOT yet been evaluated or approved by the FDA.

12, 2006

McElhinney [send him mail]
is a biotechnology investor and the founder of
In his spare time he enjoys Yoga, Tai Chi and any discussion that
involves libertarian philosophy. He is currently developing a search
engine dedicated exclusively to serving up libertarian content.

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