To remedy this crisis, we must undertake three important initiatives:
1. Separate the purpose and principle of medicine from a diseased economic system. Restore the essence of the Hippocratic Oath as the philosophical center of the medical professions. The practice of medicine is meant to serve the development of people, not Wall Street financial conglomerates, and "population reduction" agendas.
As Hippocrates said, "It is the duty of the physician, not only to do that which immediately belongs to him, but likewise to secure the cooperation of the sick, of those who are in attendance, and of all the external agents."
2. Restore the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. The same Wall Street debt bubble which is crushing the Federal government is crushing the medical profession, as well as the rest of the economy. The only way to liberate ourselves from its destructive effects, is to restore the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. Its repeal in 1999 opened the door to the growth of the biggest financial bubble in history. We must separate commercial banking from investment banking, and let Wall Street sink under the weight of its own bad investments.
No more bailouts, or bail-ins, for Wall Street.
3. Impeach President Obama. He has repeatedly demonstrated that he is incapable of performing the job for which we hired him. Multiple legal authorities have already assembled articles for impeachment. This man has failed you, and will allow you to die, with his inept and undeniably lethal policies that masquerade as "health care reform."
It is time for the American people and their medical community to wake up, before it is too late.
n Mark Shelley, M.D., D.A.B.F.P. is Board Certified and has been practicing Family Medicine for 28 years in McKean County, Pennsylvania. He can contacted at DAMObamacare@gmail.com.