Let's put this challenge to a more real life example.
Let's say that there's a cancer patient and the traditional treatment for a procedure is a generic red pill that costs $5.00 a dose. Because of the uniqueness of symptoms, red pill treatment may not work on Patient A. But a new, blue pill, is out on the market to address those symptoms.
Unfortunately, the new, blue pill costs $500 a dose.
Which one would Dr. Obama prescribe?
Well, if Dr. Obama operates like the State of Oregon's health care provider, he'd prescribe the purple pill for assisted suicide. Here's a real life example of government health care making the choice for the patient.....
The powerful story of Barbara Wagner demonstrates why this discussion is of utmost importance. When Barbara’s lung cancer reappeared during the spring of 2008 her oncologist recommended aggressive treatment with Tarceva, a new chemotherapy. However, Oregon’s state run health plan denied the potentially life altering drug because they did not feel it was "cost-effective." Instead, the State plan offered to pay for either hospice care or physician-assisted suicide.
This is a must read for every US citizen.
Thanks to reader Fred.