Monday, April 29, 2013

Ask for a second opinion...

....lose your children.

Via Linda Out Loud:
In the coming brave new world of more government control in health care, what will happen if you disagree with a doctor? In the case of the Nikolayev family, seeking a second opinion before a recommended major surgery for their 5 month old resulted in CPS taking their baby away.
"While getting a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, police showed up. However, they were told that the baby was fine and so the cops left the scene. A doctor even wrote a note saying that the baby was safe.
Unfortunately, the next day everything changed. CPS and the police showed up at the family’s home and forcefully removed the baby from his mother’s arms. Anna Nikolayev had no choice but to hand over Sammy Nikolayev."
Read more: http://www.everyjoe.com/2013/04/27/crime/anna-nikolayev-loses-sammy-nikolayev-after-asking-for-second-opinion/#ixzz2Rra2rdTw
This baby was originally taken to the hospital for the flu. Then the parents were told they baby needed heart surgery. It is perfectly reasonable for them to make sure such invasive surgery is absolutely necessary before letting a doctor cut open a 5 month old's chest.

So, what happens when the rest of us refuse to follow our doctor's prescriptions?

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