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09/29/12 Weekend Grif.Net Blog – Medical Freedom

09/29/12 Weekend Grif.Net Blog – Medical Freedom

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTE YES!

Thank you to all who support the Wyoming Constitutional Amendment “A”, which
concerns the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. Our opinion
(on behalf of ourselves, our families, and our clients) is straight forward:
We are dedicated to the defense of the right to continue to offer the
services of Preventive Health Resources for us all. Unless this freedom is
preserved, ‘Alternative Healthcare’ is in danger of no longer being allowed,
or being regulated to the point of prohibition.

The New Amendment specifically states: “This Amendment will provide that
the right to make health care decisions is reserved to the citizens of the
State of Wyoming. It permits any person to pay and any health care provider
to receive direct payment for services. The Amendment permits the
legislature to place reasonable and necessary restrictions on health care
consistent with the purposes of the Wyoming Constitution and provides that
this State shall act to preserve these rights from undue government
infringement.”

Many PHR clients have had a physician, upon seeing that alternative
approaches ARE working, say to their patients, “Keep on doing what you are
doing!” WHY doesn’t a medical doctor PRESCRIBE these alternative methods in
the first place? Because in the USA most states do not LEGALLY allow them
to do so. . .which is a very UN-enviable position for the sakes of the
doctors AND the patients.

As a result of state laws restricting doctors to only prescribing certain
types of treatments, MEDICAL FREEDOM is not yet secure for us in the
Constitution! However, at least one signer of our Declaration of
Independence had the foresight back in 1776 to proclaim that medical freedom
SHOULD be a protected right. Benjamin Rush, M.D., was the Pennsylvania
delegate to the Continental Congress as well as a prominent medical
physician of his day. Dr. Rush wisely stated:

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come
when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the
art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others; the
Constitution of this republic should make a special privilege for MEDICAL
FREEDOM as well as for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!”

Hopefully, the day WILL come when ALL effective medical AND alternative
approaches are available freely to everyone. Here’s to OUR RIGHT TO OUR OWN
HEALTH ALTERNATIVES!

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”