"President Obama, sir, that leg's gotta come off, but I don't have any more copies of Federal Form 345-B authorizing me the use of the bansaw, so all I can do is wrap it in some gauze and hope it holds until he makes it home. So, um . . . am I gonna get sued for this?"
You know, I've always wanted a reason to try my luck in South America. Looks like Tom Daschle is about to give me one.
According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”
Furthermore, according to Daschle, under his proposed "universal" health care system, sure, the elderly will suffer from lack of access to state-of-the-art care but that's okay. It's about time the old farts "learned" to just accept the aches and pains and other ailments that come along with the aging process.
Fucking old people, man. Who needs 'em?
Except, ya think Daschle and all his big wig buddies in Washington are going to "accept" getting old and go ahead and do the "natural" thing and DIE on us already (you listening, Ted Kennedy)?
Nah. You can bet they'll jet themselves off to whatever clinic in whatever's left of the free world that is still smart enough to practice "autonomous" medicine.
Look, Party People, this isn't rocket science. The only way to ensure that everyone – you, me, our children, our parents, the poor and the indigent – have easy access to high quality medical care is to return medicine to the free market. Listen to me now or suffer later: Insurance companies and the government do not provide care. Doctors – highly trained, competent, and with an incentive to succeed – do.