Congressional Candidate Anna Little says Pallone's Stance on Healthcare Tells the Real Story
Highlands, NJ, August 18: Frank Pallone will be speaking about women’s health today at Middlesex County College, but given his vote to nationalize health care doctors and conscientious citizens have indicated that Pallone is less than qualified to speak on women’s health.
The controversy over women’s health and the effects of government-controlled health care began last November when the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force discouraged women between the ages of forty and forty-nine from receiving routine mammograms, claiming the overall benefit proved small. The report ignored the effects early screenings have in saving patients' lives.
Though only recommendations, the guidelines were interpreted as the first step towards health care rationing. Representative Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, confirmed that, “the guidelines that came out this week by the Preventive Services Task Force have a direct link to what would be offered if the House and the Senate bills were to go into law." Pallone, proud author of H.R. 3200, has been outspoken in his support of nationalizing health care.
Dr. Alieta Eck, a practitioner of internal medicine in Piscataway, NJ, concurs: "Once the government is in control of our health care, patients will be looked upon as groups of people rather than as individuals. If a thousand mammograms yields only one case of breast cancer, the government decision-makers might say that mammograms are not worth the money and remove them from the list of approved tests. The best research and innovation in cancer care is performed here in the United States, something that will surely decline if the government takes over."
The debate has heated now that the FDA has rescinded its recommendation for the drug Avastin as an option for breast cancer patients. Its report is based on the drug’s expense as compared to its ability to extend a patient’s life. Highlands Mayor Anna Little, Republican nominee for the people’s 6th District seat stated, "I believe that the patient should be able to choose her form of treatment, in private consultation with her doctor, without worrying whether the government views it as necessary or economical.”