JULY 10, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Obamacare: Storm Coming
Amid the debate over mandates, more fundamental medical problems are overlooked.
By Marc Siegel
Last week, with the Fourth of July looming, I was able to get a quick CT scan to rule out appendicitis for one patient, and an ultrasound of the legs to quickly diagnose a blood clot for another. Tests like these — ordered solely on the basis of my medical intuition – may not be possible in a few years. Since in both cases the symptoms weren’t “textbook,” I would probably have had to appeal to some Kafkaesque committee, wasting precious time; in an extreme instance, this could even cost a patient his or her life.
Would this story every be seen or read at your local main stream media outlet. Highly unlikely.
- Blood clot care ‘risking lives’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Taxes and Trust: The Achilles Heels of Obamacare and Obama (breitbart.com)