..::: NEWS RELEASE
..::: OCTOBER 14, 2003
Expand Free Choice of Doctors, Not Medicare
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIAWith the nation at war, the economy struggling, and every
realistic economic analyst forecasting financial trouble for the
38-year-old government program, Congress is poised to expand Medicare
the most ill conceived notions in American politics, according to an
op-ed released by California-based Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
"Robbing from future generations of Americans to pay
for the richest seniors in history is deeply immoral," AFCM argues, "but
that has not moved Congress or the President to kill the Medicare drug
subsidies bill. Maybe this will: the bill is likely to eliminate retired
Americans' existing prescription drug benefits."
AFCM notes that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a
heart surgeon who chose to practice politics over medicine, has asked
the Medicare expansion bill's conference committee members to devise
ways to force employers to offer drug coverage, which is
tantamount to nationalization of employee benefits. AFCM points out that
such a measure is consistent with national socialism, an economic system
in which the state controls the corporation.
According to Associated Press, the committee recently
issued a memorandum demanding that members act in total secrecy, which
recalls Hillary Clinton's Health Care Task Force.
"This is a crucial moment for those who seek free
choice in medicine and yearn for a real reckoning with the cause of
America's higher health care costs: government intervention," AFCM
observes. "America's patients, doctors, and drug companies are on the
brink of losing the right to control their health care."
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine, (AFCM),
founded in 1993, publishes a consumer's guide and tutorial to MSAs on
its Web site and it is the nation's only educational organization based
on individual rights, personal responsibility and free market ideas in
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