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Maurice Ferré: Cut medical costs for those about to die
miami herald ^ | 6/10/10 | GEORGE BENNETT

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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You and your family fist Maurice
1 posted on 06/10/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Here come the all powerful death panels. It must be a power trip or something for them... to decide who lives and who dies.


2 posted on 06/10/2010 9:11:44 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Nachum
Maurice Ferré sounds very sick to me. Time to cut off his meds ~ presuming he hasn't already cut them out eh!

Again, let me second your sentiments ~ YOU FIRST MAURICE, YOU FIRST. Then, your family.

I do believe Maurice could win the Darwin award.

3 posted on 06/10/2010 9:12:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Nothing to see here, folks. There will be no death panels.


4 posted on 06/10/2010 9:12:14 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Nachum

Oh, this will be well received in Florida.


5 posted on 06/10/2010 9:13:00 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nachum

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!”


6 posted on 06/10/2010 9:13:35 AM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Nachum

unlike Obama, at least hs is willing to be honest about his support for death panels


7 posted on 06/10/2010 9:15:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 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.

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?

8 posted on 06/10/2010 9:16:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: Nachum

this puke would kill my wife. let him tell it to my face.


9 posted on 06/10/2010 9:16:20 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: muawiyah

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.


10 posted on 06/10/2010 9:16:53 AM PDT by Pecos
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To: Nachum

The Snow Birds are gonna flog him! LOL


11 posted on 06/10/2010 9:16:57 AM PDT by NurseZac
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 06/10/2010 9:18:31 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: Nachum

From Wikipedia:

“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.


13 posted on 06/10/2010 9:18:34 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Nachum

I O W Yooths in Asia!


14 posted on 06/10/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

His family fists?


15 posted on 06/10/2010 9:20:13 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Let he who is without typo cast the first stone.


16 posted on 06/10/2010 9:21:12 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 9:21:31 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Nachum

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.


18 posted on 06/10/2010 9:21:56 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Nachum

...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


19 posted on 06/10/2010 9:22:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Nachum

Wow. That didn’t take long.


20 posted on 06/10/2010 9:25:32 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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To: Nachum

Maurice “Death Panel” Ferré


21 posted on 06/10/2010 9:25:33 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: Nachum

Incredible...Ferre’ aka Dr. Mengele?


22 posted on 06/10/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Nachum

He should hook up with Grayson, they’d make a fine pair. Just what are they adding to the Florida water?


23 posted on 06/10/2010 9:26:26 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Ancient Drive
The refusal of the Left to acknowledge the value of individual human life is one of the principal reasons why no peace can ever be made with them. It is a reckless, willful and evil disregard for the most fundamental of all of our rights: the right to live.

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? Emanuel’s guidelines are strictly utilitarian, and are based in part upon the notion of an individual’s ‘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.

24 posted on 06/10/2010 9:26:38 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Nachum

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? ;-)


25 posted on 06/10/2010 9:27:09 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: EggsAckley

Inner Party members will be covered. Only the proles have a “duty to die quickley”.


26 posted on 06/10/2010 9:27:14 AM PDT by PogySailor (BHO - Dividing the country into tribes since 2008.)
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To: Nachum
The cost of care for the last month of life is known only when the individual dies. The same care is counted differently if the patient survives. How does the death panel know which is which in advance?
27 posted on 06/10/2010 9:27:44 AM PDT by yeetch! (The end is near.)
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To: muawiyah

Maurice Ferre is a long-term politician who was mayor of Miami about 30 yrs ago. He sucked then and still does.


28 posted on 06/10/2010 9:29:28 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: CSM
The best part is that you can make SS solvent again with these policies.

... and by pumping the death tax up to around 55% and decreasing the exemption the government gets to more money more quickly.

29 posted on 06/10/2010 9:30:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: Nachum

I thought it was funny.


30 posted on 06/10/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Nachum; goseminoles
Nachum: Buy a constanent

goseminoles: Buy a life

TPYOS RULE!!!!

31 posted on 06/10/2010 9:40:03 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Nachum

That’s kinda sick............


32 posted on 06/10/2010 9:44:50 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Nachum

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.


33 posted on 06/10/2010 9:49:15 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? - OBAMA)
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To: newbie 10-21-00
Nachum: Buy a constanent

The jokes just write themselves......

34 posted on 06/10/2010 9:49:54 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: newbie 10-21-00; goseminoles
constanent

...er...ah,

consonant...?

Let he who is without typo...

35 posted on 06/10/2010 9:51:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Osage Orange
Maybe he meant condiment

FReeping can make one hungry.

I'm just sayin'

36 posted on 06/10/2010 9:52:52 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Death Panels?

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)

37 posted on 06/10/2010 9:56:50 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Nachum

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.


38 posted on 06/10/2010 9:57:15 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: EggsAckley

what you said


39 posted on 06/10/2010 9:58:00 AM PDT by IAmNotAnAnimal
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You are truly living up to your FR moniker.

;-)


40 posted on 06/10/2010 9:59:09 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Nachum

Prolly right......: )


41 posted on 06/10/2010 9:59:18 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Nachum

For the pinheads who couldn’t follow the iron-nee, it’s constenant


42 posted on 06/10/2010 10:00:17 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Pecos

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!


43 posted on 06/10/2010 10:05:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: billorites

Marrice Ferre is just the candidate that seniors want to represent “God’s waiting room”.


44 posted on 06/10/2010 10:09:10 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Nachum; darkangel82; Impy; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza
"You and your family fist Maurice"

Nooo. That would be Crist.

45 posted on 06/10/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: CSM

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.


46 posted on 06/10/2010 10:11:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: Nachum; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; cll

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.


47 posted on 06/10/2010 10:14:16 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Nachum
The problem is, you don't know which ones are destined to die until they do so.

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.

48 posted on 06/10/2010 10:14:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question)
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To: Florida native
Maurice, being from PR, was considered the "acceptable" Hispanic, due to antipathy towards the Cubans by the black and Jewish communities (Jewbans excepted) back in the early 1980s.

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.

49 posted on 06/10/2010 10:17:00 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 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.

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.

50 posted on 06/10/2010 10:17:59 AM PDT by olezip
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