My health insurance company is forcing me to choose between no treatment or taking medication not chosen by my doctor. I should have the freedom to follow my doctor’s recommendations.
To treat this uncomfortable, chronic, and increasingly serious condition, I now have to take a medication that has the potential to be toxic that will require monthly blood tests to monitor the effect on my liver. Single parenting and a severely limited income makes going for “simple blood tests” not a simple thing. My health insurance company insists I try *that* medication (and possibly others) before they will cover the (more expensive) medication my doctor actually prescribed.
Doctors should be able to care for their patients based on their experience and knowledge and intuition. Pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies shouldn’t be controlling our healthcare. The insurance industry should be abolished.
My medical freedom should be protected by the government. The government should protect the medical freedom of citizens who are physicians, as well, to allow them to care for their patients as they see fit. Health care should happen between patients and doctors/care providers. Our medical freedoms shouldn’t be suffocated and crushed by private industries.