Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obamacare is going to SUCK if you're old or disabled

As quoted by the former mayor of NYC, Ed Koch, who is an Obama supporter:

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). " (Emphasis added.)

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If this doesn't sound to you like the early 20th Century's eugenicists, who had a great deal of influence on the Nazis and Communists, you need to turn off American Idol and go crack open a history book.

1 comment:

Don said...

Public Health Care can work well. I'm an Australian, I've contributed to it for decades, and I've benefited from it as well.

However, it needs attention to basics. The people running it need to be medical practitioners, and they need to Care for the Health of the Public. The USA could benefit from the Australian model, provided you extended the care only to people who've paid for it - not tens of millions of illegal immigrants.

However, obviously, that's not
what they want to give you. They want heartless administrators using it purely as a means of cutting budgets and exercising their eugenics programs. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?