The recommendations that came out this week from the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion should be a wake-up call for women in this health care debate.  The question is who do we want making these types of decisions about how frequently we are screened for breast cancer?

I’m glad to hear recommendations from commissions but ultimately, I believe that decision should be between an individual woman and her doctor–not a government bureaucrat.  If we move down the road toward government-run medicine, these won’t be recommendations, they’ll be mandates and women will have critical health care decisions taken out of their hands.  That’s not what women want.

Michelle D. Bernard, President & CEO