Monday, August 3, 2009
Today marks a milestone for me; I went for my first mammogram. A couple of years past when I should've had one done, but...
As I was waiting in the outpatient registration area (which was quite busy) reading my copy of "Catastrophe" by Dick Morris, I took brief glances of those who were there with me and thought: "Do these people realize just how good they have it?"
The young, pregnant woman waiting for a sonogram with her husband and young son probably never gave it a thought that under Obamacare, what is now a routine procedure for pregnant women might become a luxury. That is, of course, if the baby isn't born while waiting for one. Did she also think about what would happen if, Heaven forbid, something would be wrong with her baby while in utero? The left would say that it wouldn't be very cost effective to operate on a child who may tax resources once they make it into this world. And once a sickly child is born, who is going to decide whether that life is worthy of living? If you said a government wonk, move to the head of the class.
Many elderly people were also there for various tests. Did it ever occur to them that instead of going for testing, under Obamacare, they'd be going for "End of Life Counseling"? Yes, the elderly do require more healthcare as they age, but, again, who is going to make that decision? I don't think it should be the decision of a bureaucrat, but that will be the case should this crap be signed into law.
Many people around me were grumbling about the wait. I wanted to stand up and scream "You think you have to wait NOW, just watch what happens if we're forced to live with Obamacare!" Of course, being in Pennsylvania, speaking out against a Democrat is considered blasphemy.
I wonder sometimes if people just bury their heads in the sand because the truth is so ugly. Ignoring a problem isn't the solution. Some may find that out the hard way along with those of us who saw this coming. I urge every one of you to keep on your representatives in Congress and make sure they hear you loud and clear!!!