Concierge medical care a matter of choice, freedom

December 31, 2013 

In response to Ed Siemaszko's Dec. 26 letter titled "Latest health care 'scam' involves concierge care." I take personal offense to your cynical attitude that healthcare providers are anything other than "hard-working, responsible, and altruistic." Sure, there are those who are in it just for the money. That is their right and it does not mean that the care they provide is substandard.

If a person of means wishes to employ the services of a concierge healthcare provider, then that is their right! If they are not happy with the services, then they can choose another plan.

Both parties enter the agreement with eyes wide open, so where is the "scam?" And where do you read into this agreement that the provider is in some way violating the Hippocratic Oath?

Nowhere in your letter do I see the words "right" and "choose." I guess you believe, as our president does, that healthcare choices are better left up to the government. Not only has this president violated our trust and outright lied to us, he is setting a precedent of using the executive branch to make law.

As bungled as the Affordable Health Care Act was, it was the law. And merely by his word he has repeatedly altered the law to give people more time and not require businesses to comply. He does not have the right to do that.

Yet Congress has allowed him to get away with it. Not only will the ACA deteriorate the fabric of American life, his manipulation of the law has set a precedent for future presidents to do the same. Talk about "Do no harm!"

Dan Morgan

Bradenton

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