Thursday, January 8, 2009

Parker on the Federal Health Board

Dr. Richard Parker explains why the proposed new "Federal Health Board" will be hazardous to your health:
The "Federal Health Board:" Another Scheme to Ration Healthcare

Tom Daschle, President-elect Obama's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has big plans for healthcare. Mr. Daschle has proposed a new "Federal Health Board," an agency that would have unprecedented powers over the healthcare industry. This new federal board would essentially determine by government fiat what doctors can and cannot do to treat their patients. This represents not only a vast increase in government regulations, but the virtual elimination of healthcare decisions at the point of service, and the specter of government bureaucrats making life and death decisions over physicians and patients.

Never mind what you and your physician think is the best course of treatment, the "Federal Health Board" in Washington will make all those decisions for you...
Read the rest here.

The moral is the practical.