There’s so much that’s wrong with Obamacare, but what most people are overlooking, is how it changes the doctor/patient relationship away from the hippocratic ethic to the “veterinary” ethic:
But gradually the medical profession has been forced to give up this approach for what I like to call a “veterinary ethic,” one that places the interests of the payer (or owner) ahead of the patient. For example, when a pet owner is told by a veterinarian that the pet has a very serious medical condition requiring extremely costly surgery or other therapy, the veterinarian presents the pet’s owner with one or more options—from attempt at cure, to palliation, to euthanasia—with the associated costs, and then follows the wishes of the owner.
Read the full article in Reason. It’s important.