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One From the Debate

September 26, 2008

McCain just said something to the effect that healthcare should be between the patient and the physician, not the federal government. Can I hold him to that on reproductive health and “conscience?”


Update: For reference, I looked at a transcript of the debate. Here’s the exact quote, and the context was a question from Lehrer about how the financial crisis would affect either candidate’s Presidency; McCain was referring to Obama’s health care plan: “I want the families to make decisions between themselves and their doctors. Not the federal government.”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. gorlitsaknits permalink
    September 26, 2008 9:30 pm

    I don’t think that’s at all the context he was referring to, but even so, wouldn’t that mean that he would support a physician making their own decision on care to offer?

  2. Jen permalink
    September 26, 2008 9:34 pm

    I think a physician’s personal ethics shouldnt’ have any place in medicine. You’re there to do a job, do it. Assign the medication/treatment/whatever that your patient needs without judgement or reservation. This is what you’ve trained for and worked for so just shut up and do it.

  3. September 26, 2008 11:04 pm

    Oh my god, I thought the very same thing. What a freaking hypocrite.


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