Thursday, August 27, 2009

Insuring Early Death

In today's Wall St. Journal, Betsy McCaughey reveals chilling information about Dr. Exekiel Emmanuel, Rahm's brother.
1. Currently he is both health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of the Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. Therefore he plays a major role in shaping Obamacare.
2. He believes that health care should serve society's needs, whatever that is, not the patients' needs.
3. He proposes changing medical ethics to achieve savings in health care costs and admits that Obama's ideas about improved record keeping and preventative medicine are practically worthless.
4. Our big problem, according to medical ethicist Emmanuel, is relying on the Hippocratic Oath too much.
5. He wants the majority of health care dollars to serve the people from around age 10 to age 50, with peak expenditures between 20 and 40. Infants would receive the least amount of help and from 50 on, there would be a precipitous decline in availability of medical assistance.

His idea is to spend the most health care dollars for the age group that has the least need for medical care, while almost insuring early death for the weakest among us -- the babies and older people.

Of course such a program would result in great savings in medical expenses, but it's barbaric. No wonder Congressional Clowns refuse to apply the "reform" to themselves and their own families.

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