Friday, March 26, 2010

Paul Ryan: Private Health Care Decisions For All, Except Pregnant Patients

Paul Ryan, a Republican representative from Wisconsin, commenting on the recently passed health insurance reform bill:

We should ensure that health care decisions are made by patients and their doctors, not by bureaucrats, whether at an insurance company or a government agency.

Except, of course, if the patients happen to be pregnant women. For those patients Paul Ryan has voted to allow the, you know, government to:

1) Restrict their freedom of movement.

2) Exempt medical personnel and health care facilities who provide them with substandard care from responsibility.

3) Override the physician's medical judgment and practice medicine without a license.

We can only hope (in vain?) that there will come a day when voters recognize that, even when it comes to lowly, pariah pregnant women, politicians whose sacred mission in life is to make people wards of the state are not worthy of their vote.

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