Breaking News Archive 2009
Rationing Certain to Follow
If you don't think the
healthcare plan of Barack Obama and the leaders in Congress
will result in widespread rationing of medical services, here
are some sobering realities.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is
the brother of Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff to Barack Obama.
Dr. Emanuel is a chief architect behind the healthcare plan.
He was quoted in
saying medical benefits of a
government-controlled healthcare plan would not be given to
(and I quote) "individuals who are irreversibly prevented from
being or becoming participating citizens." Just in case you're
wondering if you've read this right, Dr. Emanuel clarifies by
adding, "An obvious example is not guaranteeing health
services to patients with dementia."
So who else will be
killed by medical neglect under such a health plan? It will
likely be patients with Down syndrome, Parkinson's or one of
many other debilitating illnesses. But wait, you say, that
quote is over ten years old. Surely he's got a different
opinion now. Not so. Dr. Emanuel defended discrimination
against senior citizens when he wrote the following in the
January 31, 2009 issue of the medical journal,
Lancet*: "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not
invidious [offensive] discrimination." The "allocation" he's
talking about is healthcare services-many of which are
critical to sustaining life or at the very least, a better
quality of life. We're talking about everything from
life-saving bypass surgery to joint replacements.
To help pay for
universal healthcare, they plan to rob billions of dollars
from Medicare, which is already under-funded. It's a blueprint
for guaranteed rationing of health services for our most weak
and vulnerable citizens.
Less than a year ago
(Nov. 16, 2008), Dr. Emanuel gave us a hint of their
Chicago-style methods of getting what they want. He wrote a
Health Care Watch
that stated: "Every favor
to a constituency should be linked to support for the
health-care reform agenda. If the automakers want a bailout,
then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and
lobby for the administration's health-reform effort." This
level of arrogance was being displayed months before Barack
Obama took office.
absolutely imperative that you contact your two Senators and
member of the House of Representatives. Tell them that under
no circumstances do you want them to support a
government-controlled healthcare plan that allows rationing or
funding for abortion. Here's the link. Please do it now.
Life Issues Institute
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