Family of dying girl seeks direct donor for lung transplant
Family members of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in desperate need of a lung transplant said Sunday that they are devastated that the nation’s top health official did not intervene with an immediate policy change that could save the dying child’s life.
In response, the parents of Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, are appealing directly for a lung donation from any family who loses a loved one -- soon.There is a picture of the little girl with tubes running to her nose that accompanies the story. She looks very sick, my heart went out to her and her folks.
What the parents want in this case isn't money for the operation. They want a Washington bureaucrat to change a policy so that their daughter will have a better chance to get a donor lung. That or they need a huge favor from everyone who reads the story. IF YOUR KID dies they NEED YOU to PLEASE NAME SARAH as the person to get your dead child's lung.
How do you like them apples? To save a little girls life you have to get a bureaucrat to do something or convince a perfect stranger in their moment of deepest loss to let someone carve up their own child so you can have the piece that might save yours.
This is what life is going to look like under Obama (lack of) Care. Need something done? Hope you got some pull with someone setting in the right cubical in DC. In order to "save" us from the evil of having to use money to get medical care we now have to use "policy" or "pull" to get medical care.
Imagine for a minute that instead of needing a favor to save their little girl, the Murnaghan's needed money. Imagine its a lot of money say $250,000. How long do you think it would take them to get the money? IF they only had half the surgeons fee do you think he'd refuse them and make them put the lung on layaway? Assume for the moment that they have to have ALL THE CASH up front. There is less than $50 in my wallet right now, that's all the cash I have between me and next pay day. Sarah can have it all. What about you? All you have is a $10 would you give it? I'd like to think you would.
I believe that Americans would pony up $250,000 to save a little girls life and do it faster than any government official would or could. That's whats happened until now. America has enjoyed a high level of medical care BECAUSE we paid for it. People form countries that have "free" health care often came to the US to get treatment. Not only did we have what we needed, we had extra capacity for others. When someone truly needed something they couldn't pay for, they generally got it anyway.
Your not going to have that anymore. Now your going to need a bureaucrat to give you permission to keep breathing. That bureaucrat isn't going to be a kind hearted social worker, or medical professional. Under Obama (lack of) Care that bureaucrat is going to be an IRS case worker. I'm sure they will be just as impartial, professional and understanding with your medical care as they are with Tea Party organizations.