Included among the imperial decrees (i.e. executive orders) issued by our Dear Leader recently was one that will “clarify the Affordable Care Act” to encourage doctors to ask patients if they own guns. Paul Hsieh, in his latest column for Forbes explains why this is such a bad idea:
Doctors already have a professional and legal responsibility to notify the authorities if they believe patients pose an imminent threat to others or themselves. But routine inquiry about gun ownership goes far beyond this obligation.
Such inquiries will instead only offend and alienate many responsible gun owners, compromising the trust essential to the doctor-patient relationship. Doctors should not put themselves in a position where patients view them as … agents of the government working against their interests.
This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how the President and the anti-gun lobby are attempting to use ObamaCAre to tamper with the doctor-patient relationship in order to carry out a program that has nothing to do with medicine.
ObamaCare is far more pernicious than any health care “reform” law. It is, and was always intended to be, a wedge that Obama and his accomplices plan to drive between you and your basic liberties. To read the rest of Hsieh’s column, click here.