December 17, 2009

She was right all along...

Senator Tom Coburn, The Health Bill Is Scary - WSJ.com:


I recently suggested that seniors will die sooner if Congress actually implements the Medicare cuts in the health-care bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. My colleagues who defend the bill—none of whom have practiced medicine—predictably dismissed my concern as a scare tactic. They are wrong. Every American, not just seniors, should know that the rationing provisions in the Reid bill will not only reduce their quality of life, but their life spans as well.

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....

Read it if you still have a hankering for government health care--it's plenty ugly. And remember who was first onto the front lines when most Republicans were quivering with fear that attacking the Obam might damage their precious careers. Who coined the term—dare I mention it?—"death panels"...

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Posted by John Weidner at December 17, 2009 7:45 AM
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