Thursday, December 3, 2009

Disturbing Restrictions Hidden Within National Health Care Reform

In one of my many medical journals I receive weekly, was some very disturbing information. Now, I am not out to re-start the age old pro-choice v pro-life debate; but hidden in this bill is the fact that women would only be allowed to have abortions under cases of incest, rape, or if the mom's health is at risk due to the pregnancy.

This would make it illegal for any women covered under the National Health care coverage, which would be many, to have an abortion under any other situation. It would also make it illegal for physicians to provide those services as well.

My mind immediately flashed back to back alley abortion clinics, clandestine, surreptitious clinics performing abortions; and all the de-regulation that comes with any medical procedure not fully scrutinized.

I was frightened, very frightened. What else is in the bill I thought?

A doctor in Sweden was recently cited for malpractice when she attempted to put her patients on a low carb regimen to help them loose weight. This doctor who was once overweight, placed herself on low carbs, lost a good amount of weight, so she decided to share this with her patients. Gosh, it's what I do for my patients on a daily basis.

The Swedish medical societies would have none of that; they immediately sued her for malpractice; the reason, because everyone 'knows' that eating more fat and cholesterol is bad for us.' You read that right. The Doctor was not sued by any of her patients, it was her medical governing bodies that brought the suit. It took this doctor 2 years to finally win the trial, but I ask myself "At what cost?"

Please keep in mind that the Swedish Health Care System is all government funded.

Is this what I have to look forward to?

The good news is "I'm ready for the fight!"

Dr Jim


  1. Thank your local bible thumper for this.

  2. Why would any self-respecting health professional want to be a member of that Swedish medical group?

    Sound like it's time for Swedish patients to give up on doctors and look for naturopaths, dietitians, or just plain old farmers' markets.

  3. That's very worrying! The evidence is coming in thick and fast that low carb is the way to go.. but I know that when the experts can't deny it any more, they'll say that's what they were advocating all along! They'll find some way to wriggle out of the fact that their 'expert' advice has been making everyone ill (and dead) for years. But if you have the courage to call your book 'Genocide', I'm sure fighting a malpractice case would be a walk in the park for you!

  4. Hi dr. a.!

    First off, thanks for following my Blog! And yes, I have no problem with the 'powers to be' suing me for malpractice. In fact, I welcome it. The problem they'll have is I also have a JD with an emphasis in medical malpractice. So I'm more than ready for a fight. Bring it on!

    dr jim

  5. you are referring to Dr. Annika Dahlqvist - and she has triumphed! Read up on it here: