Skip to comments.Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’
Posted on 06/04/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but cant get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant.
I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies, Sebelius replied. The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the ruleand have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other organsthat its based on the survivability [chances].
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Looks like Obama’s death panels have arrived.
Folks, this is just the beginning
She must have looked at their voter registration,
or the charities they donate to,
and determined that this girl would be “someone who dies”.
If the girl’s doctors think she’s a good candidate for transplant,then get out of the way Kathleen.
The witch doesn’t care.
You need to check you spelling - that should be “b****”.
I was thinking more along the lines of “Weapons-grade Douche Nozzle.”
If her family put’s up a fight, will the DOJ or IRS pay them a visit? We live in a dangerous new world.
Sibileus is living up to all our expectations and is just getting warmed up.
The bureaucrats are now in God’s stead deciding who lives and who dies. The American demographic voted for those currently in positions of authority and due to degeneracy will not object but like brute beasts accept their lot.
You are right!!! What’s one more young child life lost, when Sebelius sanctions millions of murderous abortions from early to late term without any remorse at all. Obama and Sebelius could care less about this child. These disgusting people, from Obama on down are heartless killers!!! America, you are standing by an America many of us would have never dreamt we would ever see. Hilter is briskly alive and well In Obama and his lock-stepping, child murderers. They have no souls, these Democrats!!! Why should they, their beloved Obama is truly Hitler & Satan combined!!! God is weeping today....and so am I!!! Wait......the Obama/Sebelius death panels will be here soon!!!! If you are old, sickand require extensive medical care.....the Obama team will kill you!!!
We certainly went from “no death panels” to “death panels someday” to “you’re going to die” in record time, didn’t we?
Oh, but no...there’s no death panels, are there...
WTF? Why does such a federal regulation exist?
Unfortunately there are many more people in need of organs then donors. There are current rules around who gets in the front of the line. One can argue against the rule as written. But does one want a situation where a Congressman gets to reshuffle the line? If this girl gets to jump in line then someone who does not have the political pull will not get the organ and will die.
The very young and the very old will be the first to be denied care under Obamacare. The Nazis had a term..”life without life” for those deemed too expensive for the state to care for and who then were euthanized. We can expect the same under Obamacare.
Democrats are part and parcel to murder on a daily basis. Nazis of the first order. I wish on them the same fate as the Nazis.
It is an honor to die for Dear Leader
Yes, the Government will insist that the rule is based on what the science and the doctors” say, just not what HER doctor says. Of course, if she were pregnant and wanted an abortion, Sebelius would issue an exception without hesitation.
” She cant qualify for an adult lung transplant until the age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the authority to waive that rule on her behalf. “
If the girls parents were Democrats from Chicago, what do you think would happen?
Is there a Health and Human Services officer named Mengele?
Sebelius would act immediately if this girl’s parents were Democrats. I’m betting they’re Republicans. My bad if wrong but apparently our new government bases all of it’s decisions on one’s belief system; Democrat or Republican.
I agree with you. If there are rules in place, it should not be up to the discretion of Sebelius or anyone to change the rules at their whim. It is a sad situation, but if we seem to start down a road of condoning the HHS to make decisions as to who lives and who dies... we are just escalating the problem.
Ms Sibelius is going to go to hell.
what was that movie denzel washington was in when his son needed an operation??
BUSH'S FAULT!! BUSH'S FAULT!!
Yet they cling to this rather than change it. Bush’s precedent becomes good when they can utilize it to their own whims.
She should be the first nominee for the ‘Adam Lanza Award’.
Just democrats doing what democrats do, kill the unborn and young.
The more they kill the better they feel.
Time to stop letting them kick us around and start fighting back.
Just rip a lung out of Sebelius, she’s such a blowhard she can do without it
It’ll be just another dead baby notch on her belt
She already owns a cubicle right next to teddy kennedy and frank lautenberg.
“The American demographic voted for those currently in positions of authority and due to degeneracy will not object but like brute beasts accept their lot.”
Seems we could come up with our own enemy of the Country list based on the percentage who voted for communism.
Blacks 95% (more if you count the ones who voted multiple times)
Jewish 75% (so smart and so dumb at the same time)
Butt Pirates 90%
College/University professors 80%
Hispanic ?? don’t know the % but it is more than 50
Need I go on? Seems like we have a very large enemy within our own borders.
The expression was "lebensunwertes Leben," meaning "life not worthy of life."
.....and someone has secret government emails despite explicit sunshine laws.
What is the federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant? I have know people who have had friends die waiting for a transplant. Does the rule prevent her from getting the transplant or won’t pay for it? There are more people needed them than there are available. If you had unlimited money so any that anybody who needed it can be treated someone still needs to choose who gets treated first. Who should do this? It can’t be just the patient’s doctor because they only know about their patient.
The first test is it a good match? Will the person getting the transplant accept it or not?.
Once you know it is a match witch one is most likely to survive a transplant. Another how long can they wait?
Is this a place where free market won’t work?
Who comes first an old Hollywood star that has money to pay for it?
Should a homeless drunken street bum be turned away because he won’t do the necessary follow up to live?
Should the tax payers be included in the choices because they pay for it?
People on death row?
All this some what academic because until there are enough donors someone will need to choose who dies.
Timber Rattler was right to call her a witch, not a bitch. A bitch is a female dog. I have two wonderful male dogs. The mother of each was a bitch. A witch, OTOH, is a totally vile, evil woman who’s sold her soul to Satan in return for special, evil, powers, a perfect description of Siebelius. Calling her a bitch horribly insults all dogs, her personal and moral level being so far below theirs.
I don’t want the govt involved with this decision. It should be a medical decision.
In another era, Sebelius would have been in charge of a Nazi death camp or of a Soviet gulag.
She has a cold, harsh, I-know-better-than-you apparatchik attitude about her.
She is the American version of the murderers who ran those camps.
We should all be on the LAWN of the WH right now. With tars, feathers, and a noose.
She showed them how those death panels are supposed to operate ... rules are rules, except for the exalted.
Hold on a minute. If this young girl is getting the lungs, who is?
I am eager to jump and point as proof. But is there some good medical sense behind the decision or are they throwing the lungs in the trash because of a rule?
There must be more to the story.
“And most of all, there was everywhere a contempt for human life. What, to the strong, was one man more or less in a crowded world?”
Sibelius: DEATH PANEL
No, she doesn’t. If I posted my mind right now, I would be permabanned and attract helicopters. That poor baby girl.:(
“If the girls parents were Democrats from Chicago, what do you think would happen?”
1st in line