Health Care Reform: The Irony of it All

by CJFosdick on August 14, 2009

Health Care Reform is on the front burner of today’s political issues. And the irony of it all is that much of the proposed health care reform policies directly contradict the current medical research which is getting us closer and closer to medical cures in many diseases. How so?

Discoveries in recent years in the field of health have gotten us closer and closer to having cures for some of the world’s worse diseases: Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular Diseases, High Cholesterol, and Alzheimer’s, just to name a few. I said cures, not just advancements in treatment. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF CURING DISEASES THAT HAVE PLAGUED HUMANKIND FOR CENTURIES. Think of it!

Much of the research promising medications and innovative procedures have been discovered by PRIVATE pharmaceutical companies, medical colleges, doctors, and other scientists, often at great expense, perseverance, dedication, and hard work on their part. In much of the research, the government has had no part of. Right now, I personally am participating in a year-long study done by my private physician to find better treatments for diabetics, involving a 400 mile round trip twelve times a year on my part. I feel this is well worth the time and money to do, not just for me, but also for other diabetics.

None of what we today take for granted in our health care has come easy, nor has it been cheap. Yes, and much of these advances has been done right here in America. America, indisputably, has been on the cutting edge of medical technology. Everyone, except Obama and his minions, realizes that America has the greatest and best health care in the world. (Remember, Obama went on record on 6/26/09 saying that American health care is not as good as in other countries — no examples, no proof, as usual from him, yet just another negative generic attack on America.)

The irony of all this research is that Obama is hell-bent on reforming American health care and wants to cut out the use of what much of the new research has discovered. He says our health care is in crisis and the reform must be done. NOW! In a hurry, before Americans can figure out just what is in the bill, yet to be finalized. In order to pay for the staggeringly expense proposed government run health care reform bill (estimated somewhere between a $trillion and a $trillion and a half price tag) Obama is proposing cutting Medicare payments to seniors. He says things like, “No Operation; just give him a pain pill” and “Over half the tests ordered today are not needed. Cut the tests and save the money”. He also wants to have a government committee meet with seniors once every five years to plan “End-of-Life Decisions”. END-OF-LIFE? Hells-bells! I want to have “Extension-of-Life Meetings, not plan how to end my life before God takes me.

Take a survey of those still on Medicare right now and those 70 million baby boomers about to retire. See how many of them want to have end-of-life meetings to figure out when and what tests, procedures, and medications they don’t need that will keep them living longer, forcing these seniors across the Great Divide sooner. I mean, why not save mucho-big-bucks and stop the race to find cures for continuing diseases, especially, if we are going to try to ease-the-elderly-out-of-the-human-race early? That only makes sense, don’t you think?  Oh, the irony of it all.

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CJFosdick August 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

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