Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Death Panels - They're coming

Outcry: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt provoked outrage by saying the death pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'
I guess, "Ask not for whom the bells toll...." needs to be inserted here.
The term “Death Panels” was introduced to describe what would happen when Obama’s healthcare law was passed and $500 billion dollars was taken from Medicare.
Why? Because when you remove funding and lower payments some Doctors will cease taking Medicare at all and some will cease taking new patients. Hospitals will also be hit so they will reduce expansion and adding new equipment.
When the baby boomers hit retirement, and they are now starting to, there will be shortages. Shortages always result in rationing. Some by price, some by government fiat.
So there will be panels to decide. In that some will be allowed and others denied the term “Death Panels” is quite accurate. In fact, a version of them exists now in that they approve the treatment and the drugs. The difference is that, since there are no shortages, approved treatments and drugs are not denied.
That this doesn’t bother Obama is easy to understand. His infamous remarks about his aunt are well known and his health care Czar, Ezekiel Emanuel (Rhambo’s brother) is for rationing:
From this source:
 “And in case you think Palin was a little over heated, let us revisit what Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama's health care advisor, had to say about such things.
This civic republican or deliberative democratic conception of the good provides both procedural and substantive insights for developing a just alloca- tion of health care resources. Procedurally, it suggests the need for public forums to deliberate about which health services should be considered basic and should be socially guaranteed.
For my slower readers, that means you Lefties, that means a group of people deciding what health care services people should get. Let's pursue what he meant.
Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity-those that ensure healthy future genera- tions, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations-are to be socially guaranteed as basic.
Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed.

Again for my Leftie readers, that means no disabled folks should apply.
 An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. A less obvious example Is is guaranteeing neuropsychological services to ensure children with learning disabilities can read and learn to reason.

He means it boys and girls. Not for himself, of course, but for the "others." The children that can offer nothing but love and being able to dress themselves by age 9. The mother that remembers your Senior Prom but not seeing you yesterday.

Of course you have a duty to the state. You exist only to serve the state. Love the state. Pay no attention to the ovens being built.
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

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