AJ Strata has an excellent commentary about life, heart attacks, the elderly, costs, and how Obamacare would “save” money.
The whole health care reform bill is loaded with racial politics.
There is a morality problem here. If I am reading the following correctly, then we are dealing with men and women who are absolutely God-less. Ann Coulter had it right. These people don’t give a rip about humanity.
“…Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University: “Life as a whole has no meaning. Life began, as the best available theories tell us, in a chance combination of gasses; it then evolved through random mutation and natural selection. All this just happened; it did not happen to any overall purpose.””…Once upon a time in America the issue of “life” was about the death penalty for murderers. Then it was abortion. Next it was about stem cell research. Now, it’s about whether Michael J. Fox’s life has sufficient QALY points to justify letting him live….”
I think a recent Spectator piece says it all. “Who will tll Michael J Fox he needs to die?”
“…Prior to Auschwitz and the other death camps, the Nazis established a policy of direct medical killing: that is, killing arranged within medical channels, by means of medical decisions, and carried out by doctors and their assistants. The Nazis called this program “euthanasia.” Since, for them, this term camouflaged mass murder, … The Nazis based their justification for direct medical killing on the simple concept of “life unworthy of life” (lebensunwertes Leben). While the Nazis did not originate this concept, they carried it to its ultimate biological, racial, and “therapeutic” extreme.
Of the five identifiable steps by which the Nazis carried out the principle of “life unworthy of life,” coercive sterilization was the first. There followed the killing of “impaired” children in hospitals; and then the killing of “impaired” adults, mostly collected from mental hospitals, in centers especially equipped with carbon monoxide gas. This project was extended (in the same killing centers) to “impaired” inmates of concentration and extermination camps and, finally, to mass killings, mostly of Jews, in the extermination camps themselves. …in relation to the Nazis’ overall biomedical vision and as a prelude to Auschwitz and the other death camps…”
Heath Care Reform, as embraced by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama and the Dems is a violation of the Constitution.
“…Totalitarian regimes approach matters of human worth in this way. But this is America, and our Constitution says that, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process.”…”
The Obama Adminsitration is now attacking the CBO for “overstepping” it’s analysis of the whole health care mess.
Why must I make difficult choices and give things up so that some welfare queen can have better health care than I do? Isn’t that what this is all about – taking those of us who can afford decent health care and don’t suck on the government titt down a peg?
This is about class warfare and making sure that everyone gets the same bad health care – unless you are Barack Obama and his little friends. If you are a Democrat entrenched in the Federal system, you will get better health care. If you are a retired Republican who has worked your whole life and has about a million in savings, you’re going to be screwed then killed. It’s that simple.
It is class warfare gone Nazi.
“…It became basic sterilization doctrine and set the tone for the regime’s medicalized approach to “life unworthy of life.” Included among the “hereditarily sick” who were to be surgically sterilized were the categories of congenital feeblemindedness (now called mental deficiency), an estimated 200,000; schizophrenia, 80,000; manic depressive insanity, 20,000; epilepsy, 60,000; Huntington’s chorea (a hereditary brain disorder), 600; hereditary blindness, 4,000; hereditary deafness, 16,000; grave bodily malformation, 20,000; and hereditary alcoholism, 10,000. The projected total of 410,000 was considered only preliminary, drawn mostly from people already in institutions; it was assumed that much greater numbers of people would eventually be identified and sterilized….”
Sure, there’s a heck of a lot of waste an inefficiency. We waste money when people don’t have the brains to go to a drug store and get a cold med, instead, they cost us thousands in any sundry ER. Then they get an antibiotic they don’t need, and should not be taking, thus costing us more money.
From the Washington Post:
“…PRESIDENT OBAMA sometimes presents health-care reform as a pain-free proposition, as simple as choosing the red pill over the blue — one that’s no more effective but costs twice as much. Asked at his news conference whether “the American people are going to have to give anything up in order for this to happen,” Mr. Obama’s basic answer was no. “They’re going to have to give up paying for things that don’t make them healthier,” he said….As CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf testified in February, “Given the central role of medical technology in cost growth, reducing or slowing spending over the long term would probably require decreasing the pace of adopting new treatments and procedures or limiting the breadth of their application.”…”
“…One judge on a Hereditary Health Appeals Court raised the interesting, question of the “burden of unusual responsibility” placed on doctors required to perform operations that “serve no therapeutic purpose.” But Gerhard Wagner — then the leading Nazi medical authority and a zealous advocate of sterilization — denied any such moral conflict in doctors; and a Party newspaper ran a column with the significant heading “Life or Death,” which made the simple point that the life of the nation took precedence over “dogma and conflicts of conscience,” and also that opposition to the government’s program would be met with strong retaliation….”
This could never, happen, right? John Griffing has a damning column in American Thinker. He writes:
“...The bill puts the Secretary of Health in charge of life and death decisions coming out of these sessions. Under the heading, “QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE,” the bill says, “For purposes of reporting data on quality measures for covered professional services furnished during 2011 and any subsequent year, to the extent that measures are available, the Secretary shall include quality measures on end of life care and advanced care planning that have been adopted or endorsed by a consensus-based organization, if appropriate. Such measures shall measure both the creation of and adherence to orders for life-sustaining treatment.”…”
Sounds a little like this – doesn’t it?
“…Research efforts, mostly post-mortem studies, also became more systematic, as sometimes happened in adult “wild euthanasia.” Not only did the regime remain closely involved, but the greater part of the killing of children took place after the official ending of the “euthanasia” project. What did become more “wild” was the method of deciding which children should be killed. Now even the pretense of review boards of “expert opinion” was abandoned: any child considered in some way impaired, and sent through the administrative system to any of the “special pediatric units” of the original project, was still fair game. Beyond that, institutional doctors could proceed according to their own inclinations.
Adult “wild euthanasia” involved more radical changes for psychiatrists. No longer operators of gas chambers, they returned to the familiar terrain of syringes, oral medications, and dietary prescriptions for achieving the same end. From the regime’s medical bureaucracy came the continuing message that mental patients were “useless eaters,” burdens on the state and its war effort, “life unworthy of life.” Permission to kill was clear enough, even if a little indirect. As one psychiatrist later testified, “In conversation with other participants in the program I learned that there would be no fuss if some physician or other in an institution stood ready to kill a patient by injection or overdose, if he was convinced that the patient’s extinction was desirable.” And there was a partial merger of child and adult “euthanasia” programs as the age limit of the children’s program was raised to sixteen years: “to some extent this expansion was to offer a substitute for the cancelled program.”² There were, in fact, documented cases of patients of about that age who had managed to survive the official end of the adult “euthanasia” program only to be fatally reclassified as a child.”…”