My sister is "under" insured - an additional problem to uninsured. Because she *has* insurance she isn't eligible for some prescription help programs. She has a debilitating and rare disease called psoriatic arthritis for which only one drug has ever be made: Enbrel. She was on it for 1 month and after 11 years of cripling pain she could walk - even skip! The insurance company then decided she only needed 1/2 the dose her doctor perscribed. For 3 years she's been in pain now because she can't get the meds she needs. This insurance company covers Viagra by the way.
You dread the gov in between you and your dr? Can't be worse than the insurance parasites.
I'm a crazy liberal, Obama-loving, socialist wanna be. I don't feel that socialized health care and abolition of freedom of choice go hand in hand at all. Liberals - home of the ACLU, remember? The right of informed choice is a very liberal ideal.
Also, there are multiple examples of socialized countries (Canada has already been mentioned) that still up hold freedom of choice. Scandinavia for example.
I have searched extensively for what Obama has said about vaccines and I can't find anywhere that he is against choice on the issue. He is pro-vax but that doesn't bother me as long as he is pro-informed consent. Does anyone have a source on Obama saying he is against vaccine choice?
He was quoted as saying "I am not for selective vaccinations. I believe it will bring back deadly diseases."
But, he has since made some statements which sound to me like he has been learning more about this issue.
“There is much evidence to suggest that ASD is a genetically-based neurological condition with environmental triggers. As president, I will lead an effort to conduct research to confirm these findings and study the potential triggers. We must find out why many Americans have ASD and other special needs, the causes, and best treatments and intervention.”
And now, yesterday, at a rally in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama had this rather surprising thing to say:
"We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it."
(Note: The Washington Post reports that when Obama said "this person," he pointed to someone who had asked an autism question).