Obama rule will reform health care by allowing you less of it.
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In March of 2005, [Ontario resident Shona] Holmes began losing her vision and experienced headaches, anxiety attacks, extreme fatigue, and weight gain. Despite an MRI scan showing a brain tumor, Ms. Holmes was told she would have to wait months to see a specialist. In June, her vision deteriorating rapidly, Ms. Holmes went to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where she found that immediate surgery was required to prevent permanent vision loss and potentially death. Again, the government system in Ontario required more appointments and more tests, along with more wait times. Ms. Holmes returned to the Mayo clinic and paid for her surgery.
In another example:
[Alberta resident] Bill Murray waited in pain for more than a year to see a specialist for his arthritic hip. The specialist recommended a “Birmingham” hip resurfacing surgery (a state of the art procedure that gives better results than basic hip replacement)….But government bureaucrats determined that Mr. Murray, who was 57, was “too old” to enjoy the benefits of this procedure and said no.
Murray is now suing the government to get his “free” health care.
If you read between the lines of Obama’s speech last night, you realized that this is how he plans to slash the deficit, by denying you promised health care. Let’s nip that in the bud now with a national crusade to repeal the foundation for health rationing that was just adopted in the fraudulent stimulus bill. Let’s repeal the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, and establish firmly in law that the federal government may take no steps that would deny patients any treatments, procedures, drugs, or practices that satisfy a standard simply of safe and effective.
Not one single American should suffer or die because he or she does not have access to health care, or fall into bankruptcy because of the uncovered costs of such care. Those are my values. Full protection from those results can be achieved by focusing on reforms to establish a complete health care safety net. It is not necessary to steal from the American people freedom and control over their own health care. I agree that they have already lost too much freedom and control in the current system.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?