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Republicans warn: Rationing medicine has already begun ^ | October 30, 2009 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 10/31/2009 4:18:49 AM PDT by Man50D

President Obama today extended a federal AIDS program that an unlikely pair of Republicans – one blasted for being "anti-gay" and the other chairman of an organization for homosexual conservatives – criticized earlier this month as a foreshadow of the rationing and waiting lists sure to come if the U.S. adopts even more government-run health care programs.

In a ceremony this morning, Obama signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act, which continues a federal program that provides up to $2.5 billion annually in medication for AIDS patients.

The move was lauded by many homosexual advocates, including Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, who called the extension a "tremendous step" on behalf of people with HIV and AIDS.

But in a joint opinion piece called "Govt.-Run Health Care Isn't the Answer," published in the online version of The Advocate, a leading homosexual magazine, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and GOProud's Christopher R. Barron warned the homosexual community that the Ryan White CARE Act has already demonstrated how government-run health care has introduced rationing and waiting lists and cost the lives of the people under its provisions.

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1 posted on 10/31/2009 4:18:50 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D

*shrug* The swine flu vaccine is currently being rationed.

There you go.

2 posted on 10/31/2009 4:22:10 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Those who have never failed work for those of us who have. - Henry Ford)
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To: Man50D

Yup...rationing has begun, and it’s going to get worse if any of the so-called health reform bills get through. In typical fashion, government will take a situation and make it worse.

3 posted on 10/31/2009 4:23:35 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

A friend of mine who works in the health field said they were the last in line to get the vaccine.
Soon, it will be “SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE”

4 posted on 10/31/2009 4:25:12 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Man50D

For those who have voted for me supported me and my agenda, SWINE FLU VACCINE FOR YOU. For those who did not, NOT! Read between the lines. we work, we pay for, we don’t get, they don’twork , they don’t pay, they get!

5 posted on 10/31/2009 4:27:34 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: Man50D
"Selective" medicine....another money "subsidy" not included in the big package...

Planned Parenthood is another...

6 posted on 10/31/2009 5:16:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ronnie raygun

Swine flu is an opportune trial for public controled SSocialist “medicine”! DEATH PANELS are beginning!
S.PALIN was straight on!

Looking for reliable data about swine flu is a real challenge.


Todays WH is NOT a reliable source

7 posted on 10/31/2009 5:22:53 AM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
And until this morning the chief officer of government in charge of making sure there's enough vaccine (Sebelius) had no idea at all how it came to be that she'd failed in her duty.

Now she's blaming the manufacturers. She was on CNN complaining that they "overestimated their capacity".

What a ditz. It's her fault. She's in charge. Time for seppuku!

8 posted on 10/31/2009 5:27:39 AM PDT by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: Man50D
And denying medical care/procedures to the elderly. Why wouldn’t that be age discrimination?
9 posted on 10/31/2009 5:52:46 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Better yet, Americans’ swine flu vaccine is currently being rationed so it can be given to foreigners.

“Much was made about the possible bird flu pandemic during the 2004 election, President Bush was run through the ringer because America was not ready for the impending pandemic. That crisis never came to pass. But here we have another pandemic that the government has warned us about and President Obama has remained blameless about his incompetence to protect the American people from the impending doom that his administration has said is coming.

In light of the Swine flu crisis we would hope that the government would distribute the vaccine to the states in a timely manner but last week we learned that the United States will begin to divert 10% of the vaccine to foreign nations before all Americans who are in the stated risk groups have had the vaccine made available to them.

President Obama tried to downplay this revelation as a misunderstanding, or poor communication, but today we have learned that Kathleen is still considering sending 10% of the vaccine overseas before all at risk Americans have received their vaccination.

She admits that the government knew all along that there would be a Swine flu vaccine shortage but that the United States entered into an agreement anyway to give away vaccines to foreign countries, and she is still considering doing just that.”

Sebelius admits that Swine Flu vaccines will be sent overseas before all Americans are immunized–

10 posted on 10/31/2009 6:09:22 AM PDT by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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No vaccine

Vaccines must be sold by big pharm for free (Thanks Hillary!!! 1994)

AIDS guys flood into America ...

They cost $14,000 a year and they are not even Americans (THanks OBAMA!)

Gee, not enough money left over?

Die American dogs die -—— but not till you’re older than 55 and can no longer send in you world’s highest taxes ——— then ya can die.

Welcome to the new dictatorship -——— don’t you know any gangsters to buy the empty lot next door to your house for full price???

I guess you lose then ..............

11 posted on 10/31/2009 6:50:16 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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