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Friday, August 28, 2009

Obama's Health Czar Favors Rationing

Among the reasons America's health care is so expensive are advances in treatments in the last twenty to thirty years that offer a better quality of life as people age and a greater probability of cure. Consider the difference that knee and hip replacements have made in pain-free mobility for the elderly. Dialysis offers those waiting for kidney transplants a longer window of opportunity. In-utero surgery saves babies who wouldn't have survived the pregnancy twenty years ago. Advances in cancer treatment have made the word less terrifying as more and more Americans beat the disease.

Ezekiel Emanuel would like to see health care rationed and one can presume that his views are shared by the man who appointed him as an advisor. And yet, do you think he would have recommended rationing for Ted Kennedy? He wants to eliminate options for those with dementia, how about an incurable brain cancer? Would he have urge Kennedy to forgo the aggressive treatment that enabled him to live 15 months beyond his diagnosis and call for palliative care only?

The elite always have two sets of rules: one for themselves and the rest for the unwashed masses. If you want to understand how it works, read George Orwell's Animal Farm. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

3 comments:

Turfsuper said...

Private insurance is already rationing and they get the house and all the assets as well and you think this is better? This is just anti-Obama stuff. Your attitude is exactly like those who lost the civil war which freed the slaves. Instead of accepting the significance of that, the sore losers started discrimination. Only now, unthinking and resistance to everything, even if it's good. Sore losers the lot of you.

Ray Schneider said...

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The folks in Washington quickly reach the point where they believe they are a special form of life. This is true also of the rich in general. They think they are rich because of some good quality they have so it is God approving of them. Scary notion really. Believing that you can talk yourself into anything.
Obama is an extreme narcissist and believes he can do no wrong. That's probably the worst kind of person to have as a president.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Another non-argument and illogical comment. How on earth is their any comparison between debating about health care and the Civil War? This is just another ad hominem attack so you can compare those who oppose Obama's policies to those who "started discrimination." Playing the race card isn't an argument. It's just a slur against those who disagree with you. Your posts are becoming more and more incoherent.