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Letís Put Health Care Rationing On the Table: Donít Treat AIDS
IsraPundit ^ | 8/18/09 | Bill Levinson

Posted on 08/19/2009 10:46:12 AM PDT by Winged Hussar

Rationing and triage (in which only people to whom immediate medical treatment means a life or death difference receive it) apply in disaster and battlefield situations in which there are simply not enough resources for everybody. We state up front that we do not believe that the American medical system is anywhere near this point, especially because 30 to 60 cents of every health care dollar are squandered on waste and inefficiency. These include administrative costs, inefficiencies such as doctors and nurses having to walk or wait to get or record information, and easily preventable medical mistakes such as medication errors and hospital acquired infections. It is totally irresponsible to even consider rationing and triage while such inefficiencies persist, but Barack Obama, his medical advisor Ezekiel Emanuel, and others in the Obama camp think there is indeed a shortage of medical resources that justifies a rationing and triage mentality. This article will continue under this premise.

Consider a genuine disaster situation in which there is, for example, a shortage of food and water. In such situations, deliberate and willful waste of the scarce resources is dealt with very harshly and perhaps even punished with death–which is normally reserved exclusively for crimes like murder and high treason. ... It is easy to envision somebody who deliberately wastes a lifeboat’s water supply being thrown overboard by the other survivors, with the action qualifying as justifiable homicide. If, as President Obama and Ezekiel Emanuel claim, there is a shortage of medical resources, care should first be denied to those who waste these resources. This is not something we advocate but, if the President and his advisors wish to go down that path, AIDS (unless acquired from a blood transfusion or accidental contact with blood) must be put onto the table for discussion.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aids; grids; hiv; homosexualagenda; killgranny; moralabsolutes; obamacare; rationing
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To: B-Cause

“CASH FOR CODGERS”
I love it! It’s funny! We all need a little humor.

(libs have no sense of humor and will not like this at all)


21 posted on 08/19/2009 11:49:57 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Winged Hussar
There is one sure-fire way to avoid aids... SIT DOWN AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

LLS

22 posted on 08/19/2009 11:53:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: B-Cause

If that wasn’t so darned creepy, it would be funny. . . .


23 posted on 08/19/2009 12:13:30 PM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: Enterprise
Enterprise - Thank you for the fine response. Let's keep the pressure on these liberals and the congresscreeps.


Be sure to watch this "Sweatin' with the Socialists" Video Clip - IT IS A HOOT!

Here's to You Obama & Nancy
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Sweat While Nancy Claps!
Clap Nancy Clap!!

24 posted on 08/19/2009 7:45:41 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Leftism is Mentally Deranged - Thank you for the fine response. Let's keep the pressure on these liberals and the congresscreeps.


Be sure to watch this "Sweatin' with the Socialists" Video Clip - IT IS A HOOT!

Here's to You Obama & Nancy
Click Here

Sweat While Nancy Claps!
Clap Nancy Clap!!

25 posted on 08/19/2009 7:46:48 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: MissNomer
MissNomer - Thank you for the fine response. Let's keep the pressure on these liberals and the congresscreeps.


Be sure to watch this "Sweatin' with the Socialists" Video Clip - IT IS A HOOT!

Here's to You Obama & Nancy
Click Here

Sweat While Nancy Claps!
Clap Nancy Clap!!

26 posted on 08/19/2009 7:47:53 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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