Beth Haynes writes:
The new healthcare law has multiple provisions which disrupt individualized decision-making between the physician and patient. This is no accident. It is by concerted design.
She provides a few examples and concludes:
These health care policy makers believe the source of our health care problems stem from the autonomous decisions made by the private doctor-patient team, working together in the best interest of the individual patient.They are wrong.They have forgotten that the best interest of the individual patient is the purpose and standard of medicine–both morally and practically. The health of the nation depends on the sum of the health care provided to individuals.Nothing more or less.Medicine for the masses is meaningless if the lives and health of individuals are sacrificed to the “common good.”
Read the whole post: ACA intentionally undermines the Doctor-Patient relationship.