Friday, March 12, 2010

Obama's Cousin Understands the True Cost of the Government Health Care

I wish my cousin Barack the greatest of success in office. But I feel duty-bound to rise in opposition to Obamacare. I must take a stand for my patients, my profession and, ultimately, my country. The problems caused by government will not be solved by growing government. Now that this new era of big-government takeovers has spread to our health care system, it's not just our freedoms or our wallets that are at stake. It's our lives.

Those are the words of Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a physician in Kansas and President Obama's second cousin once removed.  Writing in the Washington Times, Dr. Wolf cites some frightening statistics from nationalized health care around the world as compared to the current situation in the United States:

America has the finest health care delivery system in the world. Let's not forget that and put it at risk in the name of reform. Desperate souls across the globe flock to our shores and cross our borders every day to seek our care. Why? Our system provides cures while the government-run systems from which they flee do not. Compare Europe's common cancer mortality rates to America's: breast cancer - 52 percent higher in Germany and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom; prostate cancer - a staggering 604 percent higher in the United Kingdom and 457 percent higher in Norway; colon cancer - 40 percent higher in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Wolf isn't comparing our cancer mortality rates to those of third world countries.  Germany, the United Kingdom and Norway have the same medical technology that is present here but their doctors do not have the same access to the technology as our doctors because of the cost factors. 

Read Dr. Wolf's article and then email a copy of it to your Congressman.

H/T Paco Enterprises

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