Monday, April 12, 2010

Bowden on ObamaCare and the FDA

Tom Bowden of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights has two good recent pieces touching on different aspects of the health care debate.

In his blog post, "Doctors ask: 'Is this what I have to look forward to?'", Bowden discusses some poignant responses he has received from physicians in the wake of ObamaCare being signed into law.

At least some doctors are realizing that this will lead to involuntary servitude, where the fruits of their labors are regarded as someone else's automatic "right".

In his OpEd, "What About Private Health Emergencies?", Bowden dissects the inconsistencies behind the government allowing FDA rules to be bypassed in "public emergencies" but not for individual patients' illnesses.

Bowden notes:
Every life-threatening disease presents a health emergency to the individual patient. Morally, you have the right to seek the best treatment you can find. Yet our legal system denies you that right when it comes to private health emergencies.
I'm glad to see more discussion of health care issues from the ARC, and I hope their works receive the attention they deserve.