Though I have concern that every American citizen has affordable health care, too, I have grave concerns about the opinion that the federal government holds the true solution.
History shows that whenever government oversees personal welfare (such as with Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and Social Security), the program is inept, broken, intrusive, impersonalized, oppressive or often bankrupt.<p>It is no coincidence that the Congressional Budget Office recently released updated figures revealing how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will cost twice as much as the original price tag, from $900 billion to $1.76 trillion between now and 2022.
Many of America's Founding Fathers shared a sentiment that can be summarized in this statement: "That government is best which governs least."
Three perilous previews of state-mandated health care have come to my attention recently.
Veteran journalist Bob Unruh of WorldNetDaily reported just a few weeks ago: "In what is being seen as a preview of a fully implemented Obamacare, government officials in Michigan are demanding that a 9-year-old child follow standard procedure and take a dangerous course of cancer medications that can cause additional cancer -- even though the boy has had three scans indicating an absence of the disease."
Health Impact News Daily added: "Ken and Erin Stieler are the mom and dad of Jacob -- who has been cancer-free since his PET scan in early July. He has had two clean PET scans since then -- the most recent in January. Despite all of this, the Michigan Department of Human Services continues to attempt to prosecute this family for medical neglect. If they succeed they will force Jacob to resume chemotherapy despite the fact that the drugs in question are not FDA approved (either for children in general or for this particular cancer). Moreover, these drugs do not promise anything close to a guaranteed cure. And, the FDA requires the drug manufacturers to disclose that these drugs cause new cancers to form, heart disease in children, failure to sexually mature, and many other serious side effects in some cases."
Listen to the parents fight for their child in the video here.