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For Katie Brickell, government-run health care was a death sentence
Posted on May 8, 2009
Cervical cancer ran in Katie Brickell’s family, so she tried to get a routine pap test. That’s no problem here in the United States, but Britain’s National Health Service refused the procedure because she was only 23.
Finally, after three requests, the government-run health care system finally allowed Katie to get a pap test. The results were tragic.
She had terminal cervical cancer – and had she gotten the test when she first asked for it, it would have been found while it was treatable.
If that doesn’t make you angry, this will. Barack Obama wants to abolish your health care and replace it with a rationed-care system like the NHS.
He claims government-run care costs you less. Not only is that a lie, his system attempts to save money by simply denying you treatment.
Snuck into the details of the “stimulus” package was the creation of the Federal Coordinated Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (FCCCER, don’t say it out loud.)
Its purpose? To monitor health care and begin “coordinating” care.
According to Obama, medication and procedures aren’t expensive because the government meddles in it. They’re expensive because too many people are getting them.
In fact, the White House announced on “Meet The Press” on April 19 they want to ration access to medical procedures.
That means you can look forward to stories like the one that ran in major newspapers like London’s “Daily Mail” a few weeks ago:
“Thousands of patients with terminal cancer were dealt a blow last night after a decision was made to deny them life prolonging drugs. The Government’s rationing body said two drugs for advanced breast cancer and a rare form of stomach cancer were too expensive for the NHS. (Daily Mail, March 5, 2009)”
Will you help the Libertarian Party stop Obama’s deadly health care scheme by rushing me your best gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, $1,000 or $2,500 right now? Simply to go http://www.lp.org/contribute. Please send whatever you feel you can afford.
We need to run candidates who can not only spread the Libertarian message, but get the word out about Obama’s plans to ration health care, and the deadly results.
Can I count on you to help the Libertarian Party stop the Obama rationing plan, before tragic stories like Katie’s come here to America?
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Acting Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee
P.S. For Katie Brickell, government-run health care was a death sentence. It requires government to ration access to procedures, meaning she was repeatedly denied a pap test. By the time she got it, the cervical cancer it found had become terminal.
And now Obama wants to bring NHS-style care here. The White House has already announced on national television it plans to begin rationing access to health care. They claim that submitting to a government-run system gives you less expensive care. What they don’t say is that they save that money by denying you critical treatment.
I need you to help the Libertarian Party stop this deadly government power grab. Please go to http://www.lp.org/contribute
immediately to rush your kind contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $1,000 or $2,500 so we can challenge the politicians who want to give you the same deadly health care Katie got.