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From KevinMD.com, which describes itself as social media’s leading physician voice. Kevin Pho, MD, writes about political policy and healthcare, and his opinions are highly relevant to those who are family or professional in-home caregivers for elderly parents in San Diego County.
Have you ever owned a dog? If so, did you ever take him to the vet? I’m sure that even if you don’t own a pet, you understand the gist of the question, but now I’d like to ask it again in a different way.
Before taking your animal to the doggie doctor, do you ask the little guy which vet he wants to see, or what treatment he wants to have? Of course not, that’s ridiculous.
The animal doesn’t understand anything about their illness or injury, and besides, who is paying for their care? They should just be grateful that their magnanimous owner provides for their needs…
Dr. Pho is a skillful observer of the the trend we’re experiencing in the United States in which our government describes healthcare as a human right or entitlement, and then puts itself in the position of controlling and rationing access to, funding for, and payment for that healthcare.
Read the entire article at: Why American health care is inching closer to veterinary clinic status.