Preview of government 'health' care

I woke up this morning to the sound of my wife yelling at the TV. She was reacting to a report on Good Morning America that a Federal government panel has determined that mammograms were not needed until you turned 50. When I was serving in the U.S. Air Force, health care providers from that same Federal government insisted she start annual mammograms after age 40.

Of course, the medical profession was surprised even outraged by this latest example of political science. Not the social science dealing with political institutions and the principles and conduct of government, but scientific research and studies motivated by special interest groups and politicians looking for some to blame for the problems they themselves created, so they can get votes from the “victims.”

Is it a coincidence this supposed study comes out just as the U.S.Congress is about to impose a Federal government run health care provider system on us all?  Proponents of nationalized health care are quick to label anyone who raises the possibility of health care rationing as someone who just wants you to die.

Apparently, their humanitarian solution is to simple re-define what procedures are good for you, and when you need them.

One skeptic of the latest Federal government medical breakthrough noted that the practice of regular mammograms and educating women to check themselves has been taught for generations.

But the Nanny State know best.

On a personal note, my beloved did develop Stage 0 breast cancer last year and had a mastectomy. Thanks to God — not the Federal government — she is a survivor.


  1. Remember when we were told that eggs were bad for us. I am happy that your other is fine and doing well.

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