Skip to comments.Maurice Ferré: Cut medical costs for those about to die
Posted on 06/10/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT by Nachum
Senate candidate Maurice Ferré said it is wrong to spend thousands of dollars to prolong the lives of the dying for a short time.
Senate candidate Maurice Ferré said it is wrong to spend thousands of dollars to prolong the lives of the dying for a short time. WEST PALM BEACH -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Maurice Ferré says the United States spends an ``absurd'' amount on end-of-life care and should gradually move to a universal health system in which the government controls costs by setting prices for medical procedures and capping expenditures based on age and medical condition
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Here come the all powerful death panels. It must be a power trip or something for them... to decide who lives and who dies.
Again, let me second your sentiments ~ YOU FIRST MAURICE, YOU FIRST. Then, your family.
I do believe Maurice could win the Darwin award.
Nothing to see here, folks. There will be no death panels.
Oh, this will be well received in Florida.
Of course, it’ll be fine to steal from your pay over the course of your career to provide for care that’ll never be given.
“Don’t worry, be happy!”
unlike Obama, at least hs is willing to be honest about his support for death panels
But who makes the decision to stop medical treatment on what might be a futile fight, but also might be a temporary medical crisis which the patient might live for years if he survives the next week? And since the person is retired and not paying a lot of taxes, are they any bets that the definition of "dying" will quickly become pretty darn loose?
this puke would kill my wife. let him tell it to my face.
Nope. Reverse the order of applicability. First, apply it to those he loves......on the other hand, that could be a very small number of people.
Pitchforks and torches.
The Snow Birds are gonna flog him! LOL
U.S. Senators are indispensable, so they and their staffs and families are exempt and MUST be given treatment, no matter how hopeless. It’s only fair, y’know.
“Maurice A. Ferré (born June 23, 1935) is a former six-term Mayor of Miami. Ferré was the first United States mayor born in Puerto Rico and the first Hispanic Mayor of Miami. He is a candidate in the 2010 elections for the U.S. Senate seat for Florida vacated by Mel Martinez”
He’s already 74 years old. But being a career politician, I’m sure HIS health care will be extremely thorough. Unlike us, the peasants.
I O W Yooths in Asia!
His family fists?
Let he who is without typo cast the first stone.
I thought “The Barracuda” was crazy for discussing death panels.....
Hey libtards, this is simply the logical conclusion to your dream of universal health care. The best part is that you can make SS solvent again with these policies.
This is what we can expect as individual rights (American philosohpy) are replaced with Marxist collective rights. We no longer own our own health, productivity, etc. The “community” owns everything, which really means a few individuals in government own everything. Not much different that a monarchy really, if one thinks about it.
...he wants everyone else to feel his pain. His son, daughter in law and grandson die in a plane crash in the mid 90’s....he is an empty shell of a bitter man
Wow. That didn’t take long.
Maurice “Death Panel” Ferré
Incredible...Ferre’ aka Dr. Mengele?
He should hook up with Grayson, they’d make a fine pair. Just what are they adding to the Florida water?
This is the foundational premise of leftism: that people are things. This premise is absolutely necessary in order to justify the slaughter of millions - and to enslave and impoverish the rest.
This is precisely the road down which that Marxist meat puppet of a President and his owners are taking us. History is my witness.
Why else would the modern American Left seek to 'move the goalposts' that define life? Why do they now insist upon defining the worth of your life by its utility - not to you, but to 'society'? We have the likes of Peter Singer speaking blithely of extending that 'right to choose' to children as old as 28 months! Why? Because Singer argues that at that age, well... they're not fully conscious and capable of reason!
Why else would we hear of Rahm Emanuels brother - also an 'advisor' to 0bama - advocating the assessment of the relative 'quality of life' under the aegis of his innocuous-sounding Complete Lives program? Emanuels guidelines are strictly utilitarian, and are based in part upon the notion of an individuals value to society.
What happens when:
1. The goalposts defining the beginning and the end of life converge?
2. The decision as to who lives and who dies is eventually taken from you and passed to the state?
3. How long will it then take for those decisions to be made according to whim and politics?
Who has the courage to answer that?
There is only one way this can end.
So, what I really want to know: is Ted Williams head still going to be frozen after all this? Or will a panel be convened to thaw it out, cremate him and spread his ashes over the Keys like he wanted? ;-)
Inner Party members will be covered. Only the proles have a “duty to die quickley”.
Maurice Ferre is a long-term politician who was mayor of Miami about 30 yrs ago. He sucked then and still does.
... and by pumping the death tax up to around 55% and decreasing the exemption the government gets to more money more quickly.
I thought it was funny.
goseminoles: Buy a life
That’s kinda sick............
Democrat death panels revisited.
Some can argue what Mo is proposing is common sense. The only problem is *WHO* will be deciding what ailments/conditions are too extreme to justify trying to save the life. And I certainly trust no DEMOCRAT to make that decision.
The jokes just write themselves......
Let he who is without typo...
FReeping can make one hungry.
I'm just sayin'
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
This is a great idea.
Monsieur Ferré should start his own medical practice (after going to med school all those years) and charge less for patients he deems worthy.
That would be a terrific idea in a free market.
Oh, that’s right, Liberals don’t understand free markets.
what you said
You are truly living up to your FR moniker.
Prolly right......: )
For the pinheads who couldn’t follow the iron-nee, it’s constenant
We have to cut off this genome at the source ~ we can’t get that done if we simply limit the overburden reduction to those he loves!
Marrice Ferre is just the candidate that seniors want to represent “God’s waiting room”.
Nooo. That would be Crist.
Disappointed these days. My mother is 83 and still has significant real estate holdings. At least three years ago I advised her to get liquid because 1. the real estate market in her area had not been hit yet and 2. the next Democrat President was going to work with a Democrat Congress to increase both the cap gains tax as well as the death tax. Did she listen to her lowly government bean counter son? Noooo. She listened to my more enlightened sisters. Now she can’t get rid of her property and it happens to be in the path of this oil slick and you know the taxes are on the way.
I REALLY wish the Ferre family would have kept all of their spawn back in Puerto Rico, but I’m sure that Freepers on PR would disagree. Rosario wrote some cool stories, but other than that, I don’t have much use for the Udalls of PR.
For every dead one that used $$$ in the 30 days before death, there are 3 or 4 that used the same $$$ and are still alive.
Just counting the dead ones is a rigged game.
My least favorite Miami Mayor was Steve Clark. At least Joe Carollo was entertaining.
Most EVIL Miami politician: Janet Reno, who was a close ally of Ferre.
IMO, this evil, demented, and vile person has no business creating death panels to determine who lives and who dies. Of course, there will be exceptions for people with money or influence.