Conservatives for Patients' Rights is a non-profit, 501 c(3) organization dedicated to educating and informing the public about the principles of patients rights and, in doing so, advancing the debate over health care reform. Those principles include choice, competition, accountability and responsibility. We believe the path to effective health care reform must be based on the patient-doctor relationship and not from a top-down, big government perspective. Anything that interferes with an individual’s freedom to consult their doctor of choice to make health care decisions defeats the purpose of meaningful health care reform.
I personally have no health care at this time. I am a cancer patient and can only qualify for a state based high risk pool. And that coverage is very expensive. There is a waiting list for that coverage. I cannot get health insurance (not even temporary coverage) for the gap period.
I feel very irresponsible by not having health insurance. But under no circumstances would I advocate for universal, socialized health care.
Government -- stay away out of the health care system.
Government -- stay away from the physician-patient relationship.
Government -- stay away from my medical records. I don't mind my doctors seeing the medical records on the medical facilities' computer server. But why the heck would Washington DC need to see my medical records unless some bureaucrat was planning to make medical decisions for my doctors!
Where is the government when "bad doctors" should be disciplined (like orthopedic surgeon Chris Dangles, M.D.)? If the government refuses to monitor the bad acts of the physicians that treat us then how the heck can we expect the government to coordinate and implement universal health care.
Everyone needs to do something to stop Obama's dream of universal health care.