When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for individuals to dissolve their professional bands of medical dependency and to assume among their obligations the primary responsibility for their own health to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind require that they should declare the causes which impel them to seek Health Independence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are the freedom to direct ones own Life, to provide for ones own Health and to die with dignity—that to assist in providing such rights when otherwise unattainable, health professions are instituted among people, deriving their roles solely from the consent of the people they serve—
This will likely be controversial if it gets picked up by the giant blogs…Especially the grievances:
The designers of the American health system have failed to recognize the individual and the family as the dominant component in the treatment of most common health problems.
They have not adequately provided information and education to those afflicted with specific health problems, nor have they encouraged patients to seek out such information.
They have discriminately disenfranchised the afflicted of their rights to privacy, personal dignity, and human status.
They have provided pecuniary incentives for the unwarranted institutionalization of the afflicted.
They have created an unwarranted and hazardous degree of reliance on chemicals to alter normal body conditions, thus unwillingly encouraging many forms of drug abuse.
They have failed to assure continuity of care among professionals and have inhibited the individual from assuring such continuity for himself.