I am interested in this "more meds given to more people, more procedures done on more people, more Big Brother type monitoring, and less choice (with repercussions if you opt out)" becoming a growing trend.
How do you feel about this? Could your physician drop you if you refuse to follow his suggestion to take a statin or other recommendation? Could you loose insurance coverage if you refuse to follow your physicians recommendations? Could a physician who doesn't prescribe enough meds and procedures lose her license?
How far will this go? How much choice should we have over our own bodies?
I understand the concern with health care costs being out of sight. Insurance costs escalating. Loss of work, etc., cost on society. But how far should our lives be managed and homogenized and all of our bodies' "numbers" adhering to some range, to make it less costly on society and possible live a bit longer?
And why can't I chose, without repercussions, whether or not l (possibly?) extend my life by a couple years?
This is just scary to me. And to make it clear I vaccinated all of my children. I get flu shots. I have even gotten boosters for old vaccines I already got as a child but are now recommended for adults to update. I am on one blood pressure medication and an antidepressant and Vitamin D. So I am not asking this from a fear or disdain of Western Medicine perspective.
Although, I believe we need to be our own health advocates and do our research. And not blindly follow something because it came out of a doctor's mouth. Anyone who has dealt with the medical community frequently or for very long, hopefully also comes to realize this.
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Edited by QuiteContrary, 12 November 2013 - 10:19 PM.