Skip to comments.Hey Seniors! Just Die Already!
Posted on 07/26/2009 5:29:45 PM PDT by pharmamom
Ezekiel Emmanuel, Rahms health-wonk brother, wants the nations seniors to just get on with it. Death, that is. Believing that older Americans have already had their fair share of time, he suggests that they be denied health care resourcesout of a concern for justice, apparently. This, from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, sums it up:
'In a January article published in the British medical journal Lancet, Emanuel and his co-authors advocate a health rationing policy that discriminates against older people. They wrote, Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life years is not. And, although life-years are equally valuable to all, justice requires the fair distribution of them.'
So, does that mean Obama is going to deny the mother-in-law medical care should she suffer illness or injury? What about his own mother? Maybe he could talk to some of those Canadian Muslims about swimming lessons for the elderly, get some tips about how to make it go smoothly.
Somehow, I dont think this is going to go over very well with the AARP.
Obama Care - Deathcare.
Backhoe do you have any of your great graphics you could add to this thread?
Ezekiel playing roulette huh. With others’ lives in play. Or is it Wheel of Fortunes?
See page 425 of the new healthcare bill - counseling sessions for seniors on how to die - this is not a joke
Hmmm...I thought that was his dad.
The AARP knows all about it. They agreed with the Obama Administration to the cuts in Medicare providing Medicare was opened up to people between ages 50 and 64 - that way, AARP can sell a new group of people Medicare Supplement Insurance (as approved by the Obama Administration).
The AARP is primarily about selling insurance - protecting the rights of seniors is just a sales ploy.
Men who think like Ezekiel Emanuel need to be contained for the good of society.
Yes, I know, I have been trying to explain the deathcare bill to several today who supported it. EVEN with the end of life counseling mandatory, I could not win. These are Obama koolaid drinkers of the worst sort.
“We have to do something about healthcare”
One even said - for a doctor to make $350K is outrageous and must be stopped!
But, I said, putting a government bureaucrat in charge of what care you receive and don’t receive and your end of life situation which should by no means include government bureaucratic decisions.....is more like Nazi Germany than the USA!
How about posting it, if possible?
The longer their parents live, the less inheritance they’ll get.
I agree. The problem really lies with 71 1/2 and over. They want heart transplants and want us to pay for it.
As I have said before, we just allocate a percentage of GDP to Medicare and be done with it. But Obama wants to cut healthcare to people over 65 and give it to illegal immigrants.
The solution is LESS government involvement in healthcare, not more. It includes tort reform bigtme. It includes giving more tax incentives to healthcare reimbursement accounts and users of those accounts....just for starters.
Start calling Ft Myers and snow bird papers to ask if the communities like the snowbirds’ business (and relatives’) or not.
Farm agencies & small weeklies. 4-H.
Think it is brother...
Pharmboy, eh. Am I your mother?
I agree 100% about the solution’s being less government involvement. My point was that many seniors have abetted this march towards socialism by refusing to consider HOW the government will pay for endless entitlements. Many old Americans who are now afraid they won’t get pacesetters at age 100 were the same people who got hysterical when raising the age for SS benefits was ever raised.