Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Congress: A Persistent Vegetative State

It's been decades - decades of waiting for politicians to take action on the abysmal lack of a universal health care system for all Americans. Finally, Congress has solved the problem by declaring that THEY are qualified to practice medicine and will pass laws to enforce their own diagnosis and treatment plans ONE PERSON AT A TIME. Apparently all it takes is the submission of a videotape to Senator Bill Frist. No inconvenient office appointments. No pre-approval by your insurance plan (if you're lucky enough to have one of those). No expensive diagnostic tests. Hell, you don't even have to fill out the four page patient history form for Doc Congress. Wait until they get the videotape of my sorely chapped a**. Richard Cohen's op-ed piece is a must-read: ". . .(this) is a legal case that no longer is about Schiavo. Instead it's about the politics of abortion -- right to life -- and political opportunism. Terri Schiavo lives so that others, notably Frist, can run for higher office."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all so terribly sad, though some good has come of it. More families are talking about end-of-life issues so as to avoid the horrible antagonism of Terri's kin. And kudos to the judiciary for checking the balance of powers.

3/23/2005 10:34:00 AM  

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