Skip to comments.The Equal Protection Clause vs. ObamaCare
Posted on 11/15/2009 11:30:09 AM PST by agooga
Ten years from now, the United States has fully embraced universal healthcare and the government is responsible for administering every aspect of medicine.
Two patients' files fall on the desk of a governemnt employee: Both have brain tumours in exactly the same places, and only with heroic attempts will either survive.
One is a 25 year old man. One is an 91 year old woman. With heroic methods each have about a 20% chance of survival.
Since the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution does not discriminate based on age, can the 91 year old woman expect the same life-saving treatments as the man? And if not, does she have a case to sue under the Equal Protection clause?
Answer: What makes you think they give a damned about the Constitution? The Constitution in no way authorizes the federal government to take money from one person aqnd give it to another, yet they still do it.
I've seen several people go through all kinds of tests and operations even though they were terminal...and die a week later having endured additional pain from surgery.
Then change that to cure rate.
Suppose the cure rate was the same (ignoring that
statistics don’t apply to individuals).
There are death panels in ObamaCARE and RomneyCARE.
The current bill that passed the HOR is a cornucopia of delights for all sorts of different law firms (Not just personal injury firms) amongst the 50 (57 if a dem) States in these United States.
Treat whichever one votes Democrat.
Unfortunately, the weak link in your hypothetical scenario is the assumption that the Constitution will still exist ten years from now.
So true. Does it even exist today? They say it does, but I’ve heard otherwise.
THe great thing for the Obama administration is that while it is very easy to vote democrat if you’re dead, it is very difficult to sue the government if you’re dead.
Then lets compare Obamacare, which we pay for, with the congressional care, which we also pay for.
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The question is moot; in ten years there will be no Constitution.
There is no Constitutional equal protection for either age or sex based the 14th amendment. Protection will need be statutory in nature.
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