Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Obama's Rationed Health Care
Critics of the new economic stimulus bill Congress is considering are concerned that, buried in it, is a new plan for rationed health care. Betsy McCaughey, the former Lt. Governor of New York, has written a widely circulated editorial with the analysis.
Rationed health care is not a new fear for the pro-life movement.
The British government has been condemned for years for its nationalized health care system which puts off important surgeries and other health care for patients.
If instituted in the United States, pro-life advocates have been concerned it could lead to the denial of lifesaving medical treatment or euthanasia of patients.
...the rationing provisions "reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle," who was the former nominee for the Health Secretary before he withdrew his name over a tax scandal.
The stimulus bill includes health rules to have medical treatments tracked electronically by a federal system to help reduce duplicate tests and errors.
But it goes further by establishing a new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, that monitors treatments, as McCaughey says, "to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective."
"The goal is to reduce costs and 'guide' your doctor’s decisions," she explains.
It's really no surprise that Barack Hussein Pbama, Junior would support euthanizing the senior citizens, considering he championed legislation in Illinois for the Kill The Baby That Survived the Abortion Process Act.
The same crowd that bitched about Bush and Cheney "wiretapping and listening in on their phone calls with Aunt Bertha" are apparently unworried and unconcerned -some could say carefree - in turning all their medical data over to the government.
The Betsy McCaughey Op/Ed at Bloomberg.
I never thought I'd be telling the government to "keep its hands off my body." Hey now, there's a catchy phrase. I bet I'm the first one to think of it?
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