Big Brother Obama

Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! As part of this “Stimulus Bill,” the government wants to orchestrate the distribution of my medical information on a national level? Further, and even more insidiously, the bill would also give government the right to enter into the doctor-patient decision making process?? So says former lieutenant governor of New York, Betsy McCaughey

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system.

And then there’s this…

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).

Orwell warned us about this sort of thing in “1984”…

Once there was a time when you could go to a doctor and say all things non-criminal in complete confidence. Once, privacy in medications, conditions, and treatments was sacrosanct. Once, we all kept our own medical notes, and a quick call from one doctor to another took care of the rest of the details. As one doctor would retire, a person would assure that his or her records were passed on to a new doctor. Once upon a time, we were responsible for ourselves… But not now.

This bill will pass, and the very government that can’t even count votes will have input into the trivial matter of your newly-exposed health and well being.

If Ms. McCaughey is even remotely correct, welcome back to the future – 1984.

Alan Speakman

2 Responses to Big Brother Obama

  1. Gerry Ashley says:

    If there is any aspect of this absolute railroading of democracy now taking place in Congress that will cause the dazed and glazed American public to wake up and revolt, it will be this.

    If some government lacky has the decision-making power to grant or deny you medical treatment, how long will it be before one of the factors taken into consideration is “How has this individual voted in the past? What? He voted against the incumbant administration?”

    TREATMENT DENIED!

  2. Josie says:

    Not only that, (possibly,) but: the suggestion seems to be that Seniors, especially, will be subject to a cost-analysis of treatment. The formula may be the cost of the treatment divided by the number of years the patient might benefit from said treatment. The older you are the less probable it is that you will receive any treatment but the least expensive. From what I have read, this “Health Care Reform” is, indeed, part of the stimulus bill that was passed.

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