Friday, August 14, 2009

Health Care Dichotomy

Conservatives seem to be expressing two fears about health care reform:

1. The government will intrude into the patient-doctor relationship, interfering with things like end-of-life decisions.

2. The government will NOT intrude into the patient-doctor relationship, allowing things like legal abortions.

The first fear is especially peculiar, because it was conservatives who wanted the federal government to intrude into the end-of-life decisions of the Schiavo family.

The lesson I draw from this is that conservatives don't want the government intruding into your decisions as long as you make the decisions that conservatives approve of. If you make any other decision, well then the government will have to step in.

In which case, it's your own fault for not being more moral and sensible.