In response to Matthew DoBias' Bush signs bailout, mental-health parity measure:
Now the consumer is going to pay for treatments of every drug addict in the country. All those who want socialized medicine should be celebrating. Within the next eight years of a Barack Obama presidency, we will be there. You can kiss goodbye to the finest healthcare system the world has ever known. We can join the mother country from whence we fought to leave. The socialized medicine movementnot universal healthcare, call it what it isis here. It will have only taken 50 years to complete the move, from President Johnson to President Obama. How long should we wait before Washington will be asking for 50% of our hard-earned dollar. Today is a sad day for this country. I predict it will not take 50 more years for the quality of medicine to deteriorate. After going through these last few weeks, does anyone believe that the government can run a healthcare system?
Rae Hansberry, Ph.D.Nashville To submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog, click here. Please include your name, title, company and hometown.