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Don’t Think … About Health Care

Posted By Alan Partis on June 27, 2009

On the subject of abdicating our right to think and subjecting ourselves to a corse fabric of rules …

In Obama’s recent health care infomercial on the ABC television network, he was confronted by a woman who told a story of her very elderly mother who was repeatedly denied a pacemaker by doctors and her insurance company due to her advanced age. The questioner wanted to know how things would be different (presumably better) with the plan that Obama is proposing. He responded thusly:

“I don’t think that we can make judgments based on people’s ‘spirit.’ Uh, that would be, uh, a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that, uh, say that, uh, we are going to provide good quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we’re going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they’re not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they’re being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know — and your mom know — that you know what, maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off, uhh, not having the surgery, but, uhh, taking the painkiller.”

I’d like to think that I don’t need to point out the obviously very scary things that Obama said at the very start of his response. "I don’t think we can make judgements …" and "I think we have to have rules …"

What a vast majority of the people who support Obama’s plan (it’s no longer just Hillary’s plan to implement a complete government takeover of our health care system) don’t realize, because they aren’t thinking for themselves, or they suffer from situational myopia, is that any government solution WILL result in loss of health care freedom. It will, by it’s nature, result in exactly the problems they propose to fix. It cannot end any other way.

I wish this were not the case, but until more people wake up to the realities of government run health care, we’re all doomed to suffer as a result.


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