Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rationing Care - the Government Option

Posted by BigDog

Falling out of Love with Barak Obama

...President Obama's appointee, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who, according to a New York Post op ed article by Betsy McCauley, former Lt. Governor of the State of New York, stated, "Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, 'as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others' (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008)." He also stated, "...communitarianism' should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those 'who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens...An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.' (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96). "


The government deciding who lives and who dies.

Its funny when Leftists try to refute criticism of the health care bill by quoting Obama. The bill itself is evidence as is the long publicly held beliefs of his administration's officials, advisers and associates. Saying 'that's not true because Obama says its not true' doesn't cut the mustard.