Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Choice for All Patients: Kill Obamacare

For those who care passionately, one way or the other, about abortion, a bit of perspective: If Obamacare goes into effect, all medical decisions will ultimately be made by the federal bureaucracy. And young women won't be the only ones whose morality, and whose lives, will be on the line. You will...whatever your age or gender...every time you consult any kind of health care provider. Both your opinion and your doctor's opinion will be subject to the federal government's approval.

Carly Hill reminds us of another kind of patient choice scenario:

One of dozens, Gentle Readers. Some of you may remember a Top Ten List of stories like this I published on Associated Content back in, what was it, 2009? Stories where patients' judgment calls on medical opinions saved their lives. I think eight of the ten stories came from close relatives of mine. And if an insurance agency, private or federal, had been making the decisions, very likely all ten of those patients would have been disabled or dead.

Your U.S. Senator needs to read this story. (If you are not a U.S. citizen, you don't have a U.S. Senator, and may be more interested in scrolling down to another post.) Please remind your U.S. Senator that we don't want to deny medical benefits to poor people; we want the system that provides them realistic and sustainable.

(And so far we haven't even mentioned the effects Obamacare would have on the here for a PDF report on that topic.)