Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Change Vs. Security by Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute

The following is an article written by Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute. The Galen Institute is a non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to health policy. They work to promote a more informed public debate over ideas that advance individual freedom, consumer choice, and competition in the health sector.

Grace-Marie Turner will be the keynote speaker at Herbruck Alder's event "Coming Together to Explain Changes in Healthcare Legislation" on August 20, 2009 at LaCentre. Click here for additional event information.

Ms. Turner's article -

ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson shook his head after Wednesday night's broadcast from the White House, frustrated he had not been able to draw out more details from President Obama about the sweeping health reform plan that he is pushing.

Gibson, as well as the doctors, patients, businesspeople, and others in the audience, posed some tough questions. But most of the president's answers came from his standard talking points and went unchallenged. He spoke for 45 minutes of the 75 minutes of actual airtime.

His comments about who controls medical decisions got a lot of attention. A neurologist in the audience asked the president if he would say that he wouldn't seek extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and if the government health plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they could get.

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