To listen to modern day liberals without Government run welfare our society would not care for its own. However a look at history reveals just the opposite. In fact many more minorities were provided with much better care than under the current government run program. So once again minorities and children are hurt the most by centralized welfare redistribution.
Many people think life without the welfare state would be chaos, and nobody would help support the less fortunate. A little known fact is people found innovative ways of supporting each other before the welfare state existed. One of the most important of these ways was the mutual-aid society.
The rise to welfare came after government regulation and interference in these mutual-aid societie’s health care and social care programs. In fact many ‘mutual-aid societies"organizations ran medical centers which provided quality, affordable health care to members and non-members alike.
Mutual aid, also known as fraternalism, refers to social organizations that gathered dues and paid benefits to members facing hardship. There was a "great stigma" attached to accepting government aid during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Mutual aid, on the other hand, did not carry the same stigma. It was based on reciprocity: today’s mutual-aid recipient could be tomorrow’s donor, and vice versa. Mutual aid was particularly popular among the poor and the working class.
Although mutual-aid societies operated smoothly for many years their demise was inevitable. Many special interets groups had more than enough motives to stop or hinder the popularity of these private mutual-aid societies and lobbied lawmakers to pass legislation that adversely affected these fraternal organizations.
One of the biggest opponnents was the American Medical Association which gained control of the licensing of medical schools where-by they were able to pick and choose which medical schools they would deem acceptable (those which supported the AMA got favorable ratings) and the result was a 51% decline in medical schools which produced a doctor shortage which caused the cost of medical care to increase. This made it impractical for mutual-aid societies to retain the services of a doctor. In addition to licensing medical schools the AMA’s medical boards threatened the licenses of many doctors who would practice lodge medicine. Thereby monopolizing the medical field. This was the beginning of the end of mutual-aid.
Although millions of Americans are still members of fraternal societies such as the Masons or Oddfellows, the organizations no longer have the importance in society that they once did. The history of fraternalism serves as a reminder of the power of human cooperation in a free society.
In a move that really comes as no surprise Indian Planned Parenthood halted services to Medicaid Patients after state funds where cut. Indiana’s Governor signed into law a bill which cut $3 million dollars from Planned Parenthood in an effort to limit tax payer money from funding abortions. Proving without any doubt that ABORTIONS are the main priorty of Planned Parenthood and not aiding the health needs of the poor.
If you had any doubt about Planned Parenthoods true motives doubt no more.
Indiana Planned Parenthood, which lost $3 million in state funding, is halting services to Medicaid patients.
Planned Parenthood took that action pending a federal court decision. At issue is a newly signed law that halts state funds for any abortion-provider. Sue Swayze of Indiana Right to Life tells OneNewsNow Planned Parenthood made a poor choice.
“As our governor is fond of saying, they could have simply stopped providing abortions in order to comply with the new law,” the pro-lifer explains, “but instead [they] have chosen to stop serving women’s health patients and keep the abortion side of the house.” Swayze calls that “a telling statement of where their priorities lie.”
Does that mean Medicaid patients will have to do without breast exams, pap tests, birth control, and other healthcare services Planned Parenthood provided?
“Absolutely not,” responds the activist. “In fact, Indiana has over 800-plus Medicaid providers throughout the state as well as upwards of 100 freestanding family planning clinics — Title X, and other kinds of family planning clinics. There are lots of other providers.”
Swayze also says one would hope Planned Parenthood would care enough about its clients to refer them to other facilities where they can get the medical assistance, rather than just dumping them. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is threatening to halt all Medicaid funding to Indiana.
Now in defense of the Chicago police the ordinance does say: “displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling” within 50 feet from any health care facility.” and it is quite obvious from the picture and the accompanying video that two men are seen within 50 feet of the entrance to the building. They both seem to be praying but one is definitely holding a sign. There is the sound of a woman’s voice also heard but not seen praying.
Now praying in public is not forbidden if you are Muslim in fact it must be tolerated, but if you happen to pray to GOD and not Allah then it can be considered illegal activity. Cooler heads need to prevail in this whole matter in my opinion. And for that reason I give the Chicago Police and the Planned Parenthood facility this weeks DODO bird