Bishop ignored the people

Published 9:01 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Don’t wear a pink ribbon during breast cancer awareness month next October, Congressman Bishop.

You didn’t just vote for a government takeover of medicine, you celebrated it with parties at your district offices. Less than one week later, we see what life will be like under your plan.

An Obama administration task force just announced that the age for mammograms should be increased from 40 to 50 and no one over 75 should be screened unless risk factors are already known. This panel did not include a single oncologist (cancer physician) or radiologist.

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These bureaucrats decided that the number of early detections caught in screening a 40-year-old did not justify the cost.

Tell that to the grieving little elementary school age son and daughter and husband standing at the graveside of a 42-year-old mother and wife.

Welcome to Sanford Bishop’s government health care. Sanford Bishop ignored the people of his district. He represented Nancy Pelosi instead. If you think that Sanford Bishop is going to support your particular area of interest, then you need to check with Nancy Pelosi first because he is acting more like her congressman than he is yours.

Donald E. Cole,Cordele, Ga.