Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hsieh LTE in Gazette on Amendment 63

The August 30, 2010 Colorado Springs Gazette has published my LTE supporting their position on Amendment 63 (the second one down):
Doctor gives thanks for 63

Thank you for speaking out in favor of the Colorado Health Care Choice Initiative protecting us from mandatory health insurance. This idea forming the core of ObamaCare has already been tried -- and failed -- in Massachusetts, resulting only in skyrocketing health costs, a desperate shortage of doctors, and significantly longer waits for medical care than in the rest of the country. Some Massachusetts patients must now wait almost a year for a routine physical exam.

As a practicing physician, such Massachusetts-style problems are the last thing I want here in Colorado. Colorado voters can avoid the mistakes of Massachusetts by supporting Amendment 63.

Paul Hsieh, MD
The original Gazette OpEd can be found at: "Amendment 63 protects our freedom".