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Mon May 8, 2017, 01:45 PM

Republicans Take the Hypocritical Oath on Healthcare

Born to Run the Numbers looks at the hypocrisy of the Republican House on Healthcare:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/05/republicans-take-hypocritical-oath-on.html

If you actually read the Hippocratic Oath that doctors must take, and you read the oath of office that our Congressional Representatives must take, you realize that the House Republican healthcare bill is just a Hypocritical Oath.

Excerpt from this article:
"What might be of interest to Republicans is to look at healthcare from a different point of view, a perspective that is not informed solely and wholly by Mitch McConnell’s singular life goal of eradicating the legacy of Barack Obama. Perhaps Republicans could look at health care from the perspective of those who provide it.

Interestingly, doctors are also administered an “oath of office." The difference is that doctors, unlike our politicians, actually read the words and take their oath seriously. Most people think that the Hippocratic Oath is centered on the idea of “do no harm.” In fact, those words do not appear at any point in the text.

What does appear, however, are these vows: 'I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.'

Yes, doctors are bound to reflect on the humanity of the persons they treat, the potential economic burden of their care, and to be vigilant about how that treatment affects the patient’s life and the lives of all those he or she holds dear. Wouldn’t it be something if our Republican representatives held themselves to such a standard? If they arrived at their decisions based on the impact on the constituents rather than on the donations of those who fund their re-election campaigns?"


If you actually read the Hippocratic Oath that doctors must take, and you read the oath of office that our Congressional Representatives must take, you realize that the House Republican healthcare bill is just a Hypocritical Oath.

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