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…but the Patient Died

August 14, 2009
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Allegedly Sarah Palin (you know the one – the quitter) has managed to annoy the Dems so  much with her and caused so much trouble that they are dropping the “end of life provision” from the bill.

Don’t bet the farm on it.

They’re Dems.

Don’t trust ‘em.

They’re up to something else.

The American College of Surgeons doesn’t.

I am as concerned about the provision that the Feds can take money out of my pathetic checking account when they so desire – and can have access to all my records.  So much for privacy.

Want a disaster?

Case in point:  A former neighbor of mine lost her husband after a short, but expensive illness which was covered completely by their health insurance.  What has almost ruined her financially is the State of Texas that deducted a specific amount of money from their joint account to make up for a pension or salary he would not be receiving after he had died.  That, and a the very expensive costs of a funeral left her checking account empty.  She did not authorize the deduction from the State of Texas and never told her.  The bank charges were enough for her to be forced to hit the money market account to cover NSF charges, etc.  The end result was something like a domino effect leading to bank and bounced check charges and overdrafts pushing a thousand dollars.

She had money – she has money.  She has savings, CD’s, a new house that has been paid for, and very few bills.

Thanks to an unauthorized government deduction – she has a mess on her hands and is determined to get her money refunded.

That’s what is going to be happening to each and every one of us.

Say someone is in the acceptable 2 years old to 49 years old and will receive health care.  A life flight to another state runs up charges pushing $50,000.  The Feds come in and completely take every cent in your bank accounts.

This provision needs to go, also.

AND –

Why is George Soros spending so much money to promote socialized medicine in the US?

For those who are making fun of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, etc. for saying that the Dem plan will basically kill people, it’s too bad they aren’t paying attention to their homework.  AJ Strata has an excellent column highlighting just this.

“…Under Obamacare there is no contract. There is no choice. There is no ability to use the fruits of your life’s work to buy additional coverage (that would destroy the hold of the government run system). There is no way to fight back against disease with all your resources. Under Obamacare all you have is death panels who decided, based on their budgets, who lives or dies….”

Ed Koch (of all people) wrote:

“…Most alarming for people like me, who at 84 years of age recently needed a quadruple bypass and aortic valve replacement, are the pronouncements of 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). “…”

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