Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thank You, Mr. Cohen

CongressCritter Steve Cohen posted an article on his Facebook page about the death of a local cancer surgeon. The author of the article, Dr. Scott Morris, said this about Dr. Raza; “If I had a cancer patient at the Church Health Center who needed surgery, Raza would do the surgery without a thought about whether the patient could pay his fee.” Who is Dr. Scott Morris and what is the Church Health Center? From their website:
“Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, the Church Health Center Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, we care for over 54,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.”

The Church Health Center is a great model of how private charities and not the government are more effective and should be caring for the poor. It’s not the government’s responsibility to care for the poor.

Mr. Cohen is a big proponent of Hellcare, yet he praises a man who did charity work at a clinic that Hellcare would put out of business. Thank you, Mr. Cohen for pointing out the hypocrisy of the Hellcare bill. It’s not about healthcare, it’s about power for bureaucrats in D.C. like yourself. You have no private sector business experience, yet you purport to know more about running one than those that have. You aren’t a man of the people, you are an elitist.

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