Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prelude To Obamacare

Well, I see in the Wall Street Journal today that a government-funded "authority" is saying that routine mammograms are not necessary for women under the age of 50 and even after the age of 50, they should be performed only every 2 years instead of annually.  They claim that this applies only to women with no family history of breast cancer and who don't have genetic mutations associated with breast cancer. 

Two questions come to mind:  Are they aware that the majority of women diagnosed each year with breast cancer have no family history of the disease?  Second, how are we to know which women have genetic mutations without sophisticated testing of all women? 

This is a prelude to government health care, pure and simple.  Step one:  start getting people accustomed to the idea that they don't need those unnecessary health screenings as early or as frequently as the current standards indicate.  That way, when they can't get them in the future because of health care rationing, they won't feel they're missing out too much.

The callous disregard for human lives inherent in this policy is appalling and disgusting.  The Obama administration seems to think of human lives strictly in terms of dollars and cents.  This, like so much about this man, is morally bankrupt. 

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