Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who Decides?

The great Thomas Sowell has a post up at NRO here discussing who decides, ie do doctors or beaurocrats get to make decisions about YOUR healthcare.

His angle is that no one is saying "death panels" but he clearly proves that Obama's selection of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is damning.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is “Special Advisor for Health Policy” for the Obama administration. That’s nowhere? He is also co-author of an article on Americans’ “over-utilization” of medical care in the June 18, 2008, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Is that nowhere?

Dr. Emanuel’s article points out that Americans do not visit doctors or go into hospitals more than people in other industrialized countries. In fact, we go to both places less often than people do in those other countries, which include countries with government-controlled medical care.
I should explain that the phrase "over-utilization" is Dr. Emanuel's jargon for "reducing healthcare services for those whom I decide do not need it". Don't believe me, read the doctor's publications.

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