Government + Healthcare

This is what happens when governments decide to get involved in the business of healthcare.

The Immigration Department this week rejected Dr Moeller’s application for permanent residency, saying the potential cost to the taxpayer of 13-year-old Lukas’s condition was too great.

[From Chorus of demands to let doctor Bernhard Moeller stay | The Australian]

What great burden will Dr. Moeller, a specialist physician serving a town of 50,000 going on 2 years, put on the Australian government? What burden is so great that it should cause the government to deny him residency in the country he has been contributing to? His son has Down syndrome.

No person should be denied a visa or citizenship because they have a medical condition. Shame on the Australian government.