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Pre-Socialist Government Beginning to Dictate Treatment

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm

The government-run health care system will do its best to take care of people.

Really?

In an effort to cut costs, a government task force, (the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) “funded and appointed by the government of the United States” has decided women aged 40-50 do not need mammograms.  These new “guidelines” conflict with the standard of care and recommendations from treating physicians.  The American Cancer Society rejects the government’s nudge toward socialistic cost-cutting measures that will cost lives.  With the government-run health care fast approaching, it may be only a matter of time before actual physicians and physician groups have no medical decision making power.

This government move has already faced strong rebuke from physicians as dangerous and reckless, and will result in unnecessary deaths.

Why do 16 unelected government panel members get to determine what services are offered?  Isn’t that a decision best left to a patient and her physician?

Not one of the 16 unelected government appointee “experts” is an oncologist.  The power of the recommendation comes not from the persuasiveness of their claims; the power of the recommendation comes from the fact that they are powerful and influential government appointees.

When Obama’s plan takes shape, mammography for women 40-50 will be “phased-out” irrespective of patient desire or physician judgement.  The day is near where medical decision making will occur without physician interference.

It will occur by bureaucratic fiat.

What else will be “phased-out” by government task forces?

How will it affect you or your loved ones?

SEIU Union gets physical with those who disagree

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

SEIU is looking out for us.

Really?

Given the very troubled history of this organization, why on earth would we consider putting this ACORN-like group in charge of healthcare and massively expanding its power an influence over our lives?

Imagine

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Imagine there’s no medicine
It’s easy if you try
The hell of red tape
still bureaucrats deny
Imagine all the people
Waiting day after day

Imagine no innovation
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to help those needing
Except for SEIU
Imagine all the people
Living life with disease…

You may say I’m a pleader
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll realize
That when done this can’t be undone

Imagine a sick daughter
I wonder if you can
There is no way to help her
On the government’s plan
Imagine bureaucratic influence
Dictating the care for your child

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll realize
That unions and not patients will have won

Health Care “Reform” = Single Payer = No Competition = No Choice for Patients

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

The Obama administration (and those in the media actively advancing the administration) want citizens to believe that the proposed reform will foster “choice and competition.”

Really?

Prominent democrats have recently stated that they intend to transform the “government option” into single payer.  Don’t believe it?  Well  here it is:

It is quite clear that the proponents of reform want to transform health care and the nation through a massive unionized, NHS-style socialized system.  The problem: there will be no choice and no competition when this happens.  If citizens don’t like how they are treated – it will be like dealing with the IRS  – too bad, move along.

MSNBC’s Lesson in Constitutional Law fails

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

This is interesting.   Yesterday, November 5, 2009, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow criticized House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and exclaimed: “The Constitution doesn’t have a preamble.”

Really?

Painting those with whom you disagree as “stupid” has a way of backfiring when similar mistakes are made.