Skip to comments.Valuing Seniors' Lives
Posted on 06/06/2011 6:15:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
Reform: The administration's regulatory czar tries to disavow his statement that a program that saves young people is better than one that saves their parents and grandparents. It's called rationing, and its name is ObamaCare.
A commercial showing granny being pushed over a cliff by a person resembling Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was recently put out by the Agenda Project, implying that the Ryan budget will kill old people by changing Medicare.
For the sake of accuracy, granny should have been dispatched by a character resembling Cass Sunstein, President Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
The Ryan budget attempts to curb the explosive growth of entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security so they are there for granny without burdening the grandchildren with unconscionable debt. Sunstein, as was pointed out during congressional testimony last Friday, literally believes granny should be sacrificed in favor of the kids.
In testimony before the House energy and commerce subcommittees on oversight and investigations, the 56-year-old Sunstein tried to walk back comments he made in a 2003 paper, "Lives, Life-years, and Willingness to Pay," written while he was a professor at Obama's one-time home, the University of Chicago.
Rather than ensuring that everyone get the best care possible, Sunstein wrote that government should rely instead on the "value of a statistical life year" (VSLY), which would likely result in significantly lower benefit calculations for elderly people and significantly higher benefits for children.
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Hitler would love Hussein and his Regime. Welcome to the next Holocaust brought to you by Hussein, Pelosi, Reid and the RATs in Congress.
Bend over and kiss your rear goodbye.
The question regarding the value of life was answered some sixty plus years ago. Five reichmarks if you are able bodied, and two if you are elderly, infirmed, or only able to perform light work.
What I find hysterical is this cretin is a member of the AARP!! He IS the old man who has no worth sitting in an office, writing opinions?? How big is his lard butt?? He is the one who should run scared cause he isn’t getting any younger. None of those so called brilliant minds are.
What Obama and the Dems have planned for Seniors is very alarming. The new “Efficiency Measure” and the Independent Payment Advisory Board, will be involved in wholesale rationing of Seniors by October of 2012. This doesn’t include the cuts to physicians and hospitals. That is if Seniors can even find physicians or hospitals that will take Medicare. This is a horror story for those of us who depend on Medicare. Republicans are simply not doing a good job in telling Seniors what is coming from Obama.