The answer to this looming problem is to get government as far away from our health care and medical decisions as possible before we fulfill the wishes of former Sen. Tom Daschle, adviser to President Obama, and follow the path Great Britain has taken.
Instead of expanding bureaucratic control over health care, we the people need to make decisions on our own, with our physicians. When government is given free rein to overrule medical professionals, we and our doctors no longer have our rightful, meaningful role in determining our own medical fates — something that simply cannot be permitted.
Jeff Emanuel, a special operations military veteran, is a columnist, combat journalist and contributor to the conservative Web log RedState.com. He also is a health care policy fellow for the Heartland Institute.
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