Friday, December 18, 2009

Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn on why this healthcare plan is hazardous for your health

My 25 years as a practicing physician have shown me what happens when government attempts to practice medicine: Doctors respond to government coercion instead of patient cues, and patients die prematurely. Even if the public option is eliminated from the bill, these onerous rationing provisions will remain intact.
Dr Coburn details, point by point, the provisions in the bill which will undermine the doctor-patient relationship, and access to doctors in the first place. This is without the public option. He uses statistics and his experience as a family physician who has saved lives.

This bill must be buried once and for all, for the lives of the most fragile among us, which could be you someday.

Questions anyone?

Read the entire article in the Wall Street Journal online.