posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 11:02 AM
Here's another glimspe of the possible future:
Scientist discovers that a having a particular gene may increase your chance of getting whatever disease you want to put here....So, scientists
develop this drug that they claim may prevent this gene from having that effect on you. The insurance companies pressure the employers to require all
people with that particular gene to take this medicine. So, the employers take a sample of everone's dna and and look for that particular part.
They then tell the employers that they must either take this drug, or they will be forced to let them go, because they just don't want the hassle of
dealing with the higher cost the insurance company threatened them with. So, you go, spend $50 to visit a doctor, and buy the medicine, even though
you at the present time really feel great. So, shortly after you begin taking this medicine, you develope some pretty painful pains in your abnomen,
not enough to incompacitate you or cause you to seek medical attention, but enough for you to take notice. Well, after about a week of living with
it, you approach your boss, telling him, you think it might be the medicine and want to stop it. He says you need to visit the doctor again, and have
him order it. So, you spend another $40 to see the doctor again, and you describe the symtoms to him. And, well, they don't sound that alarming to
him, the fact sheet on the drug says nothing about it. He tells him that there is probably nothing at all, keep taking the drug. So, well, it's
still a choice between taking the drug, or getting fired. So, he takes the drug. A week or so later, the pain has increased and his boss is now
noticing it. They talk, and he agrees to contact the insurance company, see if they will withdraw their policy for him. And, well, back off to the
doctor, spending another $40, who still insists that it's not the drug.
Does anyone here really want to open the door and allow the insurance industry that much power into their lives? Come, on, for all you know, the
doctor, the insurance company, and the government all know full well what that pain in the stomach is really the drug eating away at your stomach, and
you will soon be dead!! They are just afraid to admit that fact, since hey, then they'd get sued!!
They have no right to enforce their choice of lifestyle habits onto you for financial reasons!