“The Obama administration is silently diverting $500 million to the Internal Revenue Service to implement President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to The Hill. The funds represent only a fraction of what is needed for the agency to implement the health care law, and the funds have been provided outside of the normal appropriations process.
“‘The law contains dozens of targeted appropriations to implement specific provisions,’ The Hill reports. ‘It also gave the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $1 billion implementation fund, to use as it sees fit.’ The Department of Health and Human Services plans to drain the entire implementation fund by September — before the presidential election — and roughly half of the $1 billion will go to the IRS.”
“The Obama Record: When Vladimir I. Lenin sought to remake Russian society into a “proletariats’ paradise,” he targeted three sectors for control: health care, banking and education. Sound familiar? Of these three, however, Lenin viewed socialized medicine as the “keystone” to building his socialist utopia. The Bolshevik leader told the Russian people everybody would be able to afford going to the doctor, not just the “greedy rich.” He also claimed centralized control of the medical industry would “reduce costs” and end the “waste” from “unnecessary duplication and parallelism” in a competitive market. In 1918, the USSR became the first nation to promise “free” universal health-care coverage. Fifteen years later, major flaws appeared in its grand social experiment, even to Western observers who for the most part romanticized it. “Monetary motives have almost entirely ceased to operate in medical practice in Soviet Russia,” observed a pair of sympathetic physicians from America and Britain who traveled to Russia in 1933. As a result, “there still exists a great shortage of physicians and hospitals,” they wrote in their report, “Red Medicine: Socialized Health in Soviet Russia.” “Drugs are almost fabulously dear and scarce.” “Overworked doctors” couldn’t handle the flood of new patients. A bloated new medical bureaucracy, led by the People’s Commissar of Public Health, only worsened delays in treatment. “The dissatisfied patients objected to the many formalities before they were allowed to see a doctor at the public clinic, and to the fact that the intervals before they saw him again were excessive,” the 1933 report said.”