Friday, May 02, 2008

Congressional Malpractice

Imagine that you are a congressman, you are also a trained and practicing doctor. You are presented with a bill that would make discrimination on the basis of genetic testing for employment or insurance coverage illegal. Finally women with a family history of breast cancer can be tested for the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes without fear of losing their health coverage or being denied a job. Finally women don't have to make the choice of getting genetic testing but possibly losing their insurance or job, or just getting a preventative double mastectomy on the CHANCE that they MIGHT have the gene for breast cancer. And it isn't just breast cancer, it is Sickle Cell disease, and Diabetes, Heart Disease, Prostate Cancer, and all kinds of other things too.

The Senate has already approved it on a 95-0 vote. How would YOU vote?

If you are Dr. Ron Paul, you would be the lone vote against it.


Blogger american woman said...

What is Dr. Paul thinking? Does he just vote no, no matter the bill? He certainly is an odd man.

May 03, 2008 5:50 PM  

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