Monday, November 23, 2009

Lowering Health Care Standards

Lowering Health Care Standards
Kevin Bryant

It looks like government ran Obamacare is already lowering the healthcare standards for Americans and the bill hasn’t even passed the senate yet. Completing a study that supports the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Obamacare is laying the foundation of weighing medical cost against human life

"If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly," - Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

Remember this little jewel of a comment from way back in September of this year? Well, he was partially correct. There is a political party that does want Americans to die quicker it seems, but it isn’t the Republican health care plan. Looks like it is going to be the Democrat /Obamacare plan.

Well ladies, it sounds to me like this administration wants you to die quicker. No longer do you need those annual mammograms. They are a waste of time and money and according to the latest GOVERNMENT study, having them annually saves very few lives. Every 2 years is more to their liking. As for those self examinations just about every women’s organization and every cancer group tells you that you need to do every so often, well the GOVERNMENT doesn’t want you to do them because 10% of the time they lead to false reporting of potential problems. Ladies, did you get that? This is the Obama administration is looking out for your best interest.

So, in review, 90% of the time when a lump is found during a self examination of the breast, there is actually something there that would warrant attention from a physician but that 90% isn’t high enough for the government to support you doing this in a timely and routine fashion. The cost of those 10% false readings cost too much for the government to warrant health care attention. Any physician will tell you that the earlier cancer is detected, the better the odds for a full and complete recovery. If you get a mammogram in August and develop undetected breast cancer in October of that same year, don’t worry about that next mammogram you scheduled for the following year, it’s a waste of time and money. You will be just fine waiting an additional year before it is detected and if you happen to die because of the long wait between screenings, you will be just one of a handful that die and it won’t matter much to the national statistics. You will have done your part by saving the government $1000’s in exam and treatment cost. Explain to me how the loss of even one life can justified in dollars and cents when having an exam annually instead of an every two years would have greatly increased a person’s chances of surviving.

Also, no longer are those painful mammograms necessary at age 40, the age recommended by the American Cancer Society. NO, the GOVERNMENT wants you to wait until you are 50 before having a mammogram done. It doesn’t matter to President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius or the administration that some women develop breast cancer in their 20’s and the risk goes up as we increase in age. Things aren’t looking too good for any woman that gets breast cancer before she turns 50. Under the government recommendations, the loss of your life is acceptable.

If I could afford it and it served my own interest, I can pay for a study that shows heavy drinking is good for your health. I could produce facts that would tell you that smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day will not increase your health risk. Heck, I could even produce a study that supports the theory of driving and driving increases awareness when behind the wheel. It would not change the fact that the conclusion of all these studies would be wrong just as it is wrong to weigh the cost of treating cancer against the chances of survival.

Very few lives would be saved. I would like President Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius explain this to every grieving husband who loses a wife to breast cancer, that they were right in mandating fewer mammograms, and look every family member in the eye and tell them that their mother’s death was for the greater good.

1 comment:

barb p said...

It is truly amazing just how 'smart' those idiots want us to believe they are...