Disgraced doc David McKalip, who earlier this year earned national infamy for depicting President Barack Obama as a witch doctor, has written another hyperbolic op-ed criticizing Obama’s plans for better health care and insurance. In an article titled “The Medical Road to Serfdom,” McKalip warns that patients will not even be able to trust their doctors.
Bureaucrats will create standards designed for cost control and force doctors to follow them. They will give insurance companies and government excuses to deny payment for tests, treatments and doctor’s visits. They will do this in the name of “equity” for covering the uninsured — the type referred to by Churchill who pointed out state control means we all will be “equally miserable”. They will punish doctors financially and professionally if they choose to prescribe more expensive care their patient needs and reward those that stick to the unrealistically low government approved budget assigned to the patient. In other words, doctors will be the rationing agent of the state to save money for the state off of the backs of patients. A patient can not trust their doctor in this environment.
When is this guy just going to go away?