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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We should all ask this question to members of our Congress

Are you going to opt out and forgo your current health care plan in order to join the health care plan proposed for all Americans?

In a town hall meeting, on June 25, 2009, Dr. Devinsky asked a similar question to the President:

Obama: So as we say, all of this is "How does this affect me?" And we want to get to your questions, and I want to start with Dr. Orrin Devinsky, is he here? Dr. Devinsky.

Q Yes, in the past, politicians who have sought to reform health care have tried to limit costs by reducing tests, access to specialists. But they've not been good at taking their own medicine. When they or their family members get sick they often get extremely expensive evaluations and expert care. If a national health plan was approved and your family participated -- and President Obama, if your wife or your daughter became seriously ill and things were not going well, and the plan physicians told you they were doing everything that reasonably could be done, and you sought out opinions from some medical leaders in major centers and they said there's another option that you should pursue, but it was not covered in the plan, would you potentially sacrifice the health of your family for the greater good of insuring millions, or would you do everything you possibly could as a father and husband to get the best health care and outcome for your family?

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