Millennials Under Attack from ObamaCare

In this episode of America’s Fabric, Dr. Vliet discusses the harm ObamaCare is causing to young Americans. Millennials, now between the ages of 18-34, have LOWER incomes, LESS wealth, HIGHER unemployment, and GREATER DEBT than the baby boomers had at the same stage of life.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

with special guest: Shelley Kais
Congressional Candidate (AZ-2)

From the talk show “America’s Fabric” 4/6/2014  — KVOI 1030AM — Tucson, AZ

Medicare Under Attack

In this episode of America’s Fabric, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet of, lists the TOP FIVE recent changes to Medicare. Medicare as you have known it has been drastically transformed under Obamacare in many ways that affect your ability to get the medical care you need when you need it, even if you want to pay out of pocket. With special guest: Shelley Kais Congressional Candidate (AZ-2), From the talk show “America’s Fabric” 3/16/2014  — KVOI 1030AM — Tucson, AZ

Government Medical Guidelines Can Jeopardize Your Life and Health

On July 18, 2013 reported Yale researchers’ findings that avoidance of estrogen likely led to the premature deaths of 50,000 women over the last 10 years, as a result of flawed FDA guidelines. As ObamaCare increases federal control over allowed medical treatments in the US, such government distortion of research will likely be even more hazardous to your health.

From the talk show “America’s Fabric” 8/11/2013 – KVOI 1030AM – Tucson, AZ

Employer Mandate Delay & Medicaid Expansion: Path to Total Government Control?

Dr. Vliet discusses recent events that combine to push us further down the road to government-controlled medical care by undermining the ability of private medical insurance plans to remain in business. The Obama administration announced July 3, 2013 that it would delay by one year the enforcement of the employer mandate provision of Obamacare that forces large employers to provide affordable healthcare for their employees or else pay a $2000 penalty per worker. By forcing individuals to purchase Continue reading

Health Care Options for the Future: A Tale of Two Countries

The stark differences between the neighboring countries of Argentina and Chile provide a lesson for us here in the USA. If our tradition of liberty continues to decline, so too will your ability to access high-quality medical services and medical privacy. As the tsunami of ObamaCare hits in 2014, making plans now to receive your medical care in countries where economic freedom flourishes could be critical to your future health and wealth.

From the talk show “America’s Fabric” 4/21/2013 — KVOI 1030AM — Tucson, AZ

Going to the Doctor? Got your passport?

Government intrusions, including the 2010 health care law limiting medical treatment options and new threats to Second Amendment rights, are jeopardizing your liberty, privacy, and ultimately your right to defend your body and life.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., speaks about new international options to protect your medical privacy and freedom and be able to obtain the life-saving medical care you may need.

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Even With Private Health Insurance, Gov’t Will Be In Control

From Investors Business Daily 2/26/2013

By Besty McCaughey, PhD

If you think the Obama health law won’t affect you because you have private insurance, keep reading.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced final rules for private insurance last week.

The federal government will have control over your care. Sec. 1311 of the law empowers the secretary of Health and Human Services to dictate how doctors treat privately insured patients and what questions patients must be asked.

Your doctor will enter your information into an electronic database, your doctor’s decisions will be monitored for compliance with federal guidelines, and your doctor may have to choose between what is best for you and avoiding a government penalty.


Gun Control and Health Care Control are both, at heart, People Control

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD hosts Americas Fabric on KVOI AM Tucson, on February 24, 2012.  NRA Past President Sandra Froman joins her for this important discussion about Second Amendment rights

Both gun control and healthcare control infringe on our constitutionally-guaranteed rights.  The right to keep and bear arms and the right to make individual decisions about health care are fundamental to protecting our most important personal property – our own bodies!  Our Founders knew that you could not defend your body with parchment!  The Second Amendment has everything to do with defending our property, and our bodies as our property, from government control or harm from criminals. Gun control does nothing to help reduce the types of deaths we have seen when disturbed individuals decide to use a gun to kill and maim. Gun control only disarms the law-abiding citizens, and makes them vulnerable to the same slaughter we have seen with armed governments in the Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria and other totalitarian states. I urge you to listen to this program and share it with your list, post the link on Facebook and tweet to encourage others to listen to the ways that healthcare control and gun control are linked….and threaten your very right to defend your body ….from illness or criminals!

Obamacare’s IPAB – Death to the Constitution, Death to Patients

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.,

Color PortraitThe Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, is one of the lesser known features of “healthcare reform” tucked away in the thousands of pages of the “Stimulus Bill” from 2009 and the healthcare law passed in March 2010.

Just exactly what is IPAB and how does it affect your life and health, and your access to medical care? And how does IPAB fit with our Constitutional Republic and our guarantees to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” under the US Constitution?

IPAB is a panel of unelected, government-appointed bureaucrats set up under the guise of “efficiency” and “clinical effectiveness” to “recommend” cuts to Medicare services in order to “bend the cost curve downward.” That is government-speak for “spend less money on patient care.”

IPAB is a threat to your health, and your life, if you are the patient whose care is denied because of your age, your condition, and cost based on how many “quality” years you are expected to live.

IPAB is set up to function exactly like the rationing board of the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain, called National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). The strong arm of NICE prevents NHS doctors from prescribing state-of-the-art drugs for breast, stomach, lung, and prostate cancer or diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others.

IPAB is also charged with slowing the growth of payments to doctors and hospitals, reducing the rate of medication reimbursement under Medicare, and “reducing waste” in Medicare spending. “Waste,” however, is defined solely by bureaucrats, and may include medicine you actually need.

An 80-year-old patient recently said, “The pharmacist just told me that Medicare is no longer going to pay for my heart medicine because I am now too old.” His choice? Pay out of pocket or die.

Recently, the government quietly directed Medicare to cut reimbursement for 4 million diabetic seniors by 66% and also reduced the number of companies that are allowed to supply blood sugar monitoring supplies from more than a thousand to 15. Older patients are already being hurt by Obamacare reductions in Medicare services.

Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons said “Even the American Medical Association (AMA), which endorsed ObamaCare, is calling for repeal of IPAB, citing worries about payment cuts, lack of ‘meaningful dialogue’ with Congress, and potentially limited access to care.”

The AMA avoids strong words like “death,” “dictatorship,” “rationing,” and “unconstitutional.” But as physicians, we do use those terms because our focus is on the lives of our patients. And IPAB is very bad “medicine” for older patients whose medical care is being cut so that Medicaid can be expanded for younger people.

What about IPAB and abuse of power as a threat to the Constitution? In her new book, Beating Obamacare, Betsy McCaughey explains it like this: “IPAB is a radical departure from Medicare as we’ve known it. In creating IPAB, Congress cedes nearly all control over Medicare spending to unelected bureaucrats. Congress is admitting it doesn’t want to make unpopular cuts and then face seniors. The Obama health law says the whatever cuts IPAB ‘recommends’ automatically go into affect unless Congress enacts a different set of Medicare changes with the same net savings. That arrangement—making IPAB into a lawmaking body—turns the U.S. Constitution on its head, many argue.”

As a physician who took an Oath to serve the individual patient to the best of my ability and judgment, I believe it is a major assault on our very right to life to have unelected, politically appointed bureaucrats making medical decisions—especially without any right of appeal or Congressional oversight or judicial review. In passing the healthcare law, the Democrats ruled out any review of IPAB diktats now or in the future—an astonishing abuse of power.

Life is a gift from our Creator, not the government. IPAB must be repealed before we become like Britain: a place where old people are condemned to die sooner than God intended.

Dr. Vliet will be a featured speaker at the prestigious Harvest Celebration and Casey Research Conference, March 14 – 19 in Cafayate, Argentina.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. is a preventive and climacteric medicine specialist with medical practices in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX that take an integrated approach to evaluation and treatment of women and men with complex medical and hormonal problems. Dr. Vliet is also President of International Health Strategies, Ltd., whose mission is twofold: liberty and privacy in treatment options and preservation of the Oath of Hippocrates focus on the individual patient.

Dr. Vliet is the 2007 recipient of the Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation for Women for her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health. Dr. Vliet received her M.D. degree and internship in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, then completed specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Vliet is a Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Vliet has appeared on FOX NEWS, Cavuto, Stuart Varney Show, Fox and Friends and syndicated radio shows across the country addressing the economic and medical impact of the new healthcare bill.

Dr. Vliet’s books include: It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!; Screaming To Be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect– And Doctors STILL Ignore; Women, Weight and Hormones; The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS, The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Testosterone.

Dr. Vliet’s medical and educational website is

DISCLAIMER: Dr. Vliet speaks as an independent physician. Dr. Vliet has no financial ties to any health care system, pharmaceutical company, or health insurance plan. Her allegiance and advocacy is to and for patients.