On whitehouse.gov, Obama discusses his healthcare agenda. Here’s an excerpt:
“Under the Obama-Biden plan, patients will be able to make health care decisions with their doctors, instead of being blocked by insurance company bureaucrats.”
Right, the big bad insurance company shouldn’t be making health care decisions, right? They’re not doctors, so why should they be making decisions (actually, there are quite a few doctors and nurses working at insurance companies who make those decisions, but anyway)? Let’s eliminate that middle-man and make sure patients get the treatment they need.
“But the [‘stimulus’] 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”
Ahhh, because government bureaucrats are much better trained at “guiding” doctor’s decisions. I would much rather have Joe Government Employee, who has no performance plan and is guaranteed a pension, telling my doctor what to do than an insurance company who’s every incentive is to keep me alive so I can pay premiums.
Also, where the h**l are they getting my healthcare information from? I never authorized that.
Where’s the media on this violation of my privacy? Bush listens in on calls originating from foreign soil ONLY and gets his head handed to him. Obama literally steals my health information and uses it to guide my medical treatment, both without my consent, and we hear nothing.
And you wonder why I don’t watch TV or read newspapers?