The Obama Administration is hell bent on imposing some health care reform legislation on us.  I am convinced it will be the beginning of the end of the U.S. medical system that is the envy of the world.  What do I mean by that?  I mean that doctors all over the world look up to the medical innovation and the quality (not necessarily the delivery) of health care available in the USA.  I mean that when someone of means outside of the US gets sick or has a major medical problem, they want to go to the U.S. or have a U.S. team come to “fix them.”  When you have the freedom, when you are not controlled (completely) by government bureaucracy, you can take the risks needed to come up with the innovations that have driven most medical advances.  When you are paid a wage and have regular hours, your motivations change.  You get what they have in most European countries today which is an order of magnitude less than we have here in innovation.  You get a dwindling supply of doctors.  How many will be willing to go through all the hoops, the study, etc. to take a job that pays less than a medical equipment salesperson?

Okay.  I think you get the idea that I don’t like what Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Reid and Mr. Obama are trying desperately to push down our throats.  If you still have doubts, see my other posts, here1, here2, and here3.

Now, about “going forward without a vote.”  It is not enough that the President and Congress are pushing with all their might.  Now they are imposing their plan for Health Care Rationing on us without our input and without legislation.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government panel that issues federal recommendations on preventive medicine, said that screening in a woman’s 40s does not save many lives and can do more harm than good.  Though this is just a recommendation, not law, it will lead insurers to write policies that follow the recommendation.  That means you will not get the procedure paid for in your 40s or but once each 24 months in your 50s and 60s.  In other words, since you will not be covered by your insurance for Mammograms except according to this Federal Recommendation, the effect is that Mammograms have been rationed by the Federal Government.

With the makeup of the USPSTF being mostly academics, I make the assumption they are more liberal than conservative and as such will back the aggressive “reform” program sought by the current administration.  To me this means that this is just the first step in Government Rationing.

Who needs Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?