Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Government control of healthcare decisions mandated in "stimulus" bill

The fact that Democrats are using the "stimulus" bill to ram through their favorite liberal priorities is made frighteningly clear in this article on healthcare mandates buried deep within the bill. It will set up a new federally run bureacracy with the power to decide what treatments you receive using criteria designed to withhold expensive treatments from those deemed too old or sick for treatments to be "cost effective". These changes are very similar to proposals made by Tom Daschle in a recent book, which advocates European style centralized healthcare decision making.

If these provisions are passed, government run healthcare will be a reality, and we'll all pay a heavy price to cut healthcare costs by reducing healthcare delivery. This is one of the most important articles you'll read this week, and one of the most important bills to be stopped if you want decent healthcare.

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