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In this short story from Times of Trouble, Jon Ryan dreamed of becoming a doctor his entire life. Before he graduates from medical school, the government takes over healthcare, making him wary about the profession he's going to school for, but not enough to quit chasing his dream. He practices medicine as medical plagues and disasters occur, all the while the government says they're on top of things. Eventually, government oppression forces him to make changes to his practice that will forever change him as the end times approach.

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ISBN: 9781497724860
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Jon Ryan wanted to be a doctor for as long as he could remember, and he really didn’t care which part of the medical field he would end up practicing in, he felt it was his Christian duty to help people with their medical problems. Now that he was almost finished with medical school, his dream was coming true. But, before he was set to graduate, an announcement from the government about healthcare would change everything.

"Today, I’m pleased to announce the signing of the Universal Healthcare Law. Once I put my signature to paper, it will become law. Congress and I have worked hard to bring this to you, the American people. We are confident that with this law, everyone will have equal coverage and no one will be left behind. The people who stand here with me today are examples of those who were abandoned by their medical insurance, which this law takes care of, for they will no longer be set adrift.

Pay no attention to those divisive voices out there that say this will ruin the best healthcare in the world, that there are death panels, mandatory abortions for unviable children, and so on. They even say that it would be an undue burden to people, who normally wouldn’t pay for insurance because they claim they don’t want it, to have to pay an annual fee to have access to healthcare that the rest of us will get to have for free. They accuse us in the government of not reading this bill, and that we have to pass it to know what’s in it. I say that’s nonsense, we all know the contents of this bill; this bill protects all Americans from the immorality of the insurance companies, which is why our fellow Americans are suffering, because those insurance companies profit off of American’s miseries. Please, join with me in celebration as I sign the bill into law. President Marsh took one of the many pens in hand, which were placed next to the bill, and began to sign the new healthcare bill into law as the people around him began clapping.

The medical students who were watching this on television knew about the whole controversy surrounding the universal healthcare law, since the Democratic majority in Congress rammed it through without debates and without any minorities from the opposition voting on it. Jon wasn’t at all political himself, so he figured he’d withhold judgment until he was out there helping the sick. One of his school friends, Richard Schooler, said as he turned