Biggest Fight For Freedom Is Over Health Care Rights

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Editor:

Right now, as you read this letter, politicians in Washington are scheming behind closed doors to impose a massive government-run health care system on the American people. This will be a $1.6 trillion cost to taxpayers for the “down payment” on this plan.

What should really concern you is not its cost, but rather its callousness.

Probably the most horrifying aspect of Obama-Kennedy-Pelosi-Care is that it will actually limit your family’s health care choices, put government bureaucrats and accountants in charge of your family’s medical decisions, and enable these government bureaucrats to actually play God — deciding who gets what treatment and when.

The dirty little secret is that this idea of “reforming” American health care seems to be less care for all, little or no care for some. All health care decisions will be based on “bottom line” mentality with no regard to individual circumstances and with questionable adjudication process for appeals.

Per political pundit Dick Morris, “They are going to cut medical cost by cutting medical care. Decisions will not be medical, but financial. They will not be based on a doctor’s opinion of what his or her patient needs, but a bureaucrat’s and an accountant’s opinion of what the new health care system can afford.” And you will not be able to bypass their rulings and pay for this care yourself.

The rules laid down must be followed and private payments will not be permitted to override them. What we now call a private fee for service will metastasize into a bribe.

Is this the kind of “reform” you intended when voting in our present administration? If you need a CAT scan or an MRI, forget it. If you need antibiotics, maybe — only if they’re approved by the federal government. As for potentially life-saving or life-extending treatments, take a number and stand in line.

Denial of choice — you bet. Without exception, simply saying no is not enough. We must right now tell our elected officials that we want them to say “no” to government-run health care as well. This is perhaps the biggest fight for freedom in a generation. It is about the liberty to make our own health care decisions, in consultation with the doctors of our choice, rather than the federal government doing it for us!

Dina Galassini

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