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Posted on 05/24/2010 8:34:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The Decision is Whether We Will Ration Care With Our Eyes Open' Monday, May 24, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obamas nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Medicare, is a strong supporter of the government-run health care system in Britain, who said in a 2009 interview about Comparative Effectiveness Research: The decision is not whether or not we will ration care--the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
The $787 billion stimulus law signed by President Obama created a Federal Coordinating Coucil for Comparative Effectivieness research in health care that some critics was a step toward rationing of heatlh care in the United States.
Donald Berwick, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the head of the non-profit Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was nominated by Obama on April 19, 2010.
In choosing Berwick, the Obama administration is implicitly admitting that the health care law passed by the Democrats in March will lead to the rationing of health care, said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) in a May 19 press release.
Concerning Berwicks 2009 comment about the rationing of health care, the White House released a statement to several news organizations in which spokesman Reid Cherlin said the following:
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As sure as the sun rising in the east...at least for those with their “eyes open” and looking the right direction.
Hell, why open your eyes now? Just keep 'em closed, put your hand in the bag, draw a option, and make it law. Obama Bingo. It's a great way to run a country.
Vet benefits/$$ were cut at the beginning of the year.
Hope I get called for jury duty on one of these cases.
Behold the next Holocaust plotted by this Thug Administration and this Congress (except a very few Conservatives); never again was wishful thinking. Now each American has to ask who these enemies of freedom plan to do away with via denying care. Could it be you?
Now you can say goodbye to your parents and grandparents. When they get serious illnesses, which is almost a given when considering age, the government will let them die.
The list, ping
What is his position on abortion?
The guy probably does not have the moral authority to put on a band-aid.
If they ration care, they will eventually ration terminal care. They will do this by “convincing” the young that the old are taking things from them.
But they won’t call it Death Panels!
I hope it is not too late to save the best medical community in the world. How dare the liberals engage in ruining it for their version of social justice. When there are no doctors or not enough doctors because DOCTORS do not go to medical school to be DICTATED TO by our government which has an ever changing populace of usually self involved scumbags.
The decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
This goes out to all of the “blind” voters out there.
THANKS A LOT, O-HOLES!
Except in GB, if you wish to, you can bypass NHS and purchase your own care/treatment, it is not ILLEGAL to privately contract with a physician as it is under 0bamacare, disallowed under Medicare.
Rand Paul was critized for saying that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate. What about government funded healthcare? What if you are not a member of the government-decided ‘protected’ group? What if you are elderly or have a severe handicap? Would it be fair to require Dennys (a private business) to serve all comers but not require the government run healthcare to provide services to all people?
The decision is not whether or not we will ration carethe decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
Hello....RNC....Republican Congress Critters....
IS ANYBODY HOME???
Man, an obvious hole-in-one, and the Republicans TURN THEIR HEADS!
Will just one of them use this to nail these Marxists during a campaign?
Nah, they too are in on “the plan”.
Hmmm... some might call that... “death panels”.
Won’t matter...a black market will be alive and well...among those who will be able to afford it.
Another HARVARD egghead running part of Fed government when they have spent their entire lives in acadaemia.
Theory masters only-—not a lick of applied practice nor a lick of common sense.
Just what we have waaaaay too much of all over Washington DC.
The government rations healthcare now. I met a retired AF vet over the weekend that is in need of a kidney transplant. They won’t even put him on the list because at 65 he’s “too old”.......................