Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government control over health care: How HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius almost killed a 10-year-old girl

Some of you may remember the story of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who was considered by her doctors to be a good prospect for a lung transplant from an adult. But current federal law arbitrarily sets 12 as the minimum age at which a child may receive organ transplants from adults, no matter what doctors say. If a federal judge hadn't intervened and ordered that Murnaghan be put on the adult transplant list, she'd likely be dead now. Here's a story from back in June:


And thankfully, a federal judge intervened and in effect saved the life of this young girl, who is now recovering from a lung transplant:


Are you going to sit by without protest and let this sort of thing take over our health care system, bringing death and misery upon thousands, maybe more, just so everyone has the "right" to health insurance?

"Please, pretty please Mrs. Bureaucrat, let my daughter live!!" Why should decisions of life or death be up to government bureaucrats instead of medical professionals? What do government bureaucrats know about medical care and how to improve people's lives?

What if Sarah Murnaghan was your daughter? She very well could be.

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