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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why one woman ran to the hospital when she heard about the healthcare bill

When an older woman interviewed for the USA Today news article, “New baseline of opinion on health care” found out about the Democrat healthcare plan, she “ran out and got the surgeries she needed,” explaining, “When has anything that the government does saved money?"
She shares the fears of an increasing number of Americans polled by USA Today : that government–run health care would increase cost and decrease quality. Patients also fear the delay and denial of procedures and medicine by bureaucratic bean counters.
When 53-year-old Randy Stroup of Dexter, Ore applied to Oregon's state-run health plan for help with his chemotherapy, bureaucrats sent him back a letter stating that the state would not cover his chemotherapy but would pay for the cost of an assisted suicide.
Obama health policy advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens,” such as “patients with dementia.”
Anyone tempted to buy the political propaganda extolling government-run health care should think about their last experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles--and then imagine their lives depending on that bureaucracy.

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