Saturday, August 15, 2009

Too late, you've been fooled already!

Drudge Report headlined "'End of life' provision to be dropped from bill". Gov. Palin states that she "joins millions of Americans in expressing appreciation for the Senate Finance Committee’s decision to remove the provision in the pending health care bill that authorizes end-of-life consultations (Section 1233 of HR 3200)."

Not so fast, folks, you've been fooled again already!

Read today's Joseph Ashby article in American Thinker -- 'death panel' is not in the bill . . . the panel already exists!

Yeb, it is called the "Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research" in the first bill Obama rushed through in February, the porkulus Stimulus bill (H.R. 1) that many politicians seemed to have voted without reading. The the Council is to empower an unelected bureaucracy to make the hard decisions about health care rationing that elected politicians are politically unable to make. One of the member already on the Council is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, not that many American had ever heard him, but is really the "death doctor" behind Obama's healthcare bill, who as Ashby pointed out had explained the elderly care as "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years." In other words 65 year old has out-lived his or her usefulness, the priority is to the 25 year old. Is this America?

So even if as claimed the "end of life" provision is dropped, it will always in hazy language aimmed at some of the people some of the time -- that's all they need to get the bill passed. Once it is passed, they can do any interpretation to your disadvantage for certain. As Mr. Murphy might have implied: If it can be interpretated to screw you up, it will!

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