To: SVB Zaandam, RDW, College voor Zorgverzekeringen, Ombudsman Zorgverzekeringen, Nationale Ombudsman, NVVE
CC: mr. Paul J. Möhlmann (mayor van Oostzaan), mr. Peter Visser (alderman of Oostzaan), UWV, Doorn-, UNIVÉ, PWZ Insurances, family doctor's practice De Kolk, family, friends and acquaintances.
Subject: request for exemption for the compulsory (health) insurances due to conscientious objection
Oostzaan, 09 November 2006
This document is an attempt to explain my objection regarding (health) insurances.
Brief background information about myself: I graduated in Computer Sciences at the Computer Sciences Faculty at the Free University Amsterdam in June 1990. My original main subject was moved from Medical Informatics to General Informatics. After that I’ve been working in this field for more than 10 years. Since 1994 (after my divorce), I’ve been developing myself in spiritual, natural- and eastern medical technology. At this moment I’m professionalizing my healing services for living.
The arguments are summarized in these 3 subject matters:
Wanting to carry my own full responsibility in life without any interferences
Deficiency of the “regular” Dutch medical care (health service)
Public financial contribution for (heath) insurance is unreasonable and unbearable
1. Military personnel: Members of the armed forces on active service are insured under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act but do not have to take out insurance under the Health Insurance Act. They receive care from the military medical services. This cover applies outside working hours as well as during deployment in the Netherlands and abroad. The Ministry of Defence is able to provide care on a scale that ensures optimum services under all circumstances to safeguard the health and deployment of members of the armed forces. This would not be possible under the Health Insurance Act. Therefore, military personnel have no obligation to take out insurance under the Health Insurance Act.
2. Conscientious objectors: Another exception to the insurance obligation has been made for people with conscientious objections. Those who object to insurance on principle pay no premiums under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act. Nor are they obliged to take out insurance under the Health Insurance Act. However, they do owe the income-related contribution in the form of a substitute tax. This extra tax paid by conscientious objectors is placed on a separate account held with the Health insurance Board. A conscientious objector may use the balance to pay for the costs of care similar to that covered by health insurance.
The compulsory, forced, unwanted health care is just another form of violation
of human rights. A mutilated form of the Good Samaritan: “I provide you with my
care (whether you like it or not), but you've got to pay me afterwards!!!”
For people who wish to carry responsibility of own life becomes worse: they are saddled with an extra tax!!! So if I do not wish to make costs for the care, does the money disappear in government's cash register? Is this the same as camouflaged day light robbery???
[By the way: As a result of the insurance companies and legislation, the Dutch society becomes an administrative, bureaucratic, intellectual, narrow-minded, mechanical, egoistical, egocentrically and non-social society. It is not weird that (by easterners mentioned) western illnesses (mental illnesses – loneliness, depression, burn-outs and heart & vessel diseases) havocking in this community.
If the government demonstrable motivates its legislation on the idea: “The Netherlands is a very small country; there are too little Dutch people on earth; we’ve got to be thriftily with our people”, then I feel definitely that it’s a noble gesture. But if this is really true, the state should take accommodatingly measures, which is comparable to the military regulation.]
That’s why hospitals and insurance companies and ultimately the state (that feed itself too from the wealth of these agencies), become richer and richer. The insurance companies even invest their money in weapons!!! Contradictio in terminis.
The extra premium for dentistry and “alternative” (named in this way due to the narrow-mindedness in The Netherlands) is so high, compared to the allowance for “alternative” medicine one can get, that it is unattractive for me to insure myself in The Netherlands. I thought that the origin of Liberalism is in Holland. I thought that The Netherlands is the least narrow-minded country in the West. Or does this Liberalism also refer to crime - criminal thoughts - delinquent people who are protected by the law or the state? Is the Netherlands a paradise for liberalism and criminals? The insurance companies are apparently aware of what is really good for the human being, that it limits this. Because if everyone stays healthy, they will not earn money anymore. Why do you think, is it very difficult to earn money in the “alternative” circuit? Who are willing to make sacrifices? Replace luxury for real health? Who are willing to give up ones belongings, career, and all things you are pursuing at this moment for the benefit of your own well-being in body and mind??? You’re too greedy, arrogant and jealous … unaware that you are signing for your destruction, and digging your own grave.
That’s why the almost free, costless, but very effective medical science from the antiquities are destroyed. One has forgotten that so much “weeds” (also so called by narrow-mindedness - read: greed) are so medicinal. No, weeds and many other crops that are so good for our body and mind have to make place for roads and technological industries. And what to think about the urine-therapy? Why are the books, that elaborates about these are not available anymore? If everyone will have this knowledge, then all the hospitals would become empty and the physicians would become unemployed together with other “vagabonds“.
On the other hand it would be better to raise the car taxes with minimal 5 times, and in case of not paying, raise the penalty with another 5 times. The same holds for the fuel prices. Because the government should be able to determine how much pollution will be allowed in our clean and pure Netherlands. Unfortunately, the government also is full of greed. It generates big money out of the car- and fuel industries.
3. The insurance premium is as such that it attacks the budget for the absolute minimum income. For this group it is very hard to cover another 10% for the assurances!!! The premium should better be related to someone’s income. As it is now, the wealthy people among us (the greatest committers of exhaustion of the soil of our mother earth) become richer and richer, and the less endowed (become) poorer and poorer.
Finally I also would like to bring forward my complaint regarding the procedure of submitting of this scruple which was started in November 2004:
Nobody knew at the SVB (social security bank) which department is engaged in scruple health insurances. This indicates how little people in the Netherlands are conscious with the development of someone’s own responsibility.
· Only after 2x SMS he gave a belated reaction
· The meeting should take place September 2006 the 22nd at 13.00, but mr. Bakas didn’t show up without any notice. One hour after the arranged meeting I went to the SVB office in Zaandam to get an explanation. Mr. Bakas was not at the office. After a phone call from the hall-porter, I’ve got the answer from the hall-porter: “warn out discussion” and ask for excuses. I think this is not correct: with a short phone call he could have mentioned that he was late or take initiative to apologize afterwards. Excuses for a first contact is in my opinion strange, cheap and easy. It would be better if he would offer something extra as compensation!
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Ps.: this document has also been translated in
Photo of the main
entrance of the Poona hospital – India:
Text at the entrance hall: “Every patient is a picture of god - TO SERVE HIM IS TO WORHIP GOD”