Skip to comments.We (the government) will decide if you are too old to live.
Posted on 06/25/2009 8:10:10 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
STURM:My question to you is, outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, quality of life? Or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age?
GIBSON: But the money may not have been there for her pacemaker or for your grandmother's hip replacement.
OBAMA: But what we can do is make sure that at least some of the waste that exists in the system that's not making anybody's mom better, that is loading up on additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care, that at least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what? Maybe this isn't going to help. Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.
And those kinds of decisions between doctors and patients, and making sure that our incentives are not preventing those good decision, and that -- that doctors and hospitals all are aligned for patient care, that's something we can achieve.
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Yeah? I’ll bet your Aunt can take Obama with one hand behind her back or stunn him with one of those looks old people give. You know the one I am talking?
They just look at you wanting to point out your stupidity but feel you are some mentally lame it would be a waste of time.
How are you going to do it?
Or blue eyes, or blond hair or black hair, or short fingernails, or (fill in the blank)
We are all just lucky
You are absolutely correct! The seeds they so gladly sowed on November 4, 2008 will in the near future be ready for harvest. When the reaping begins so does the weeping.
Stuff? Stuff? My life is just STUFF in Obama's mystical world?
NO to Obama care...America takes care of her old and her young. Get any further Government out of my health care.....Impeach the b******d!...he wants to murder senior citizens in order to have more of your $$$$s to squander. This impostor scares the bejezzus out of me.
Until we have real conservatives in office, I don’t know how. Until we have a super majority and rescind the regulatory and departments of stupidity, we are stuck with this. My hubby and I are trying very hard to ‘live off the grid’ so to speak. Hopefully, the libs have stepped in it so deep that the people will wake up.
Either Barack Obama is being very imprecise with his language, or he is one scary dude. I think the latter is true.
If I continue breathing, evidence shows it is not necessarily going to result in me living to see tomorrow. I could get hit by a bus, a bullet, or a wayward Space Toilet. By this language, no care would be justifiable unless there was a 100% guarantee that the patient would improve.
By that standard, all medical care should be suspended immediately.
We The People should begin to consider Impeachment for this president who can't even produce his birth certificate. President Bush would have had those papers served on him within hours of declaring Senior Citizens a burden to America.
WAKE UP AMERICA....OBAMA IS A TYRANT AND IS BECOMING SICKER DAY BY DAY WITH HIS DETERMINATION TO MAKE AMERICA, MY COUNTRY, A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. I can't become any more outraged. NO TO OBAMA HEALTH CARE REFORM....remind all your elected they risk not being re-elected if they vote on this worthless and damaging piece of caca.
Wake up America!
What evidence could Obama possibly have that any test or treatment given to anyones mom was not really needed?
In most hospitals they would call this medical malpractice.”
Boy, that NObama guy sure is busy:
He is a “god”.
He is an auto executive.
He is a Union leader.
He is a bank president.
He is a money market manager.
He is a doctor.
He is a...........
And he is a lawyer!!!
Thank you for reminding me of the old people I have loved”
Define “OLD”. To a 14 year old, a 35 year old is “OLD”.
How old is old to you?
Used a translator but it basically says:
(Amount of money being spent at the top) then says:
Hereditary Disease which lasts a lifetime...People of Germany its your money...The new national... then lists political party information at the bottom.
Basically its a propaganda ad supporting the Nazi position of don't waste money taking care of those who are worthless to the Fatherland, its a waste of money, etc. etc. etc.
Suffice it to say that many of those applauding Obama's new 'eliminate the elderly and infirm' money saving plan would be quite comfortable with Hitler's policies.
My mother lived in her home until about a month before she died (at 94) even though she was in declining health. This winter she fractured a bone and was in excruciating pain. She had successful surgery but age caught up with her and she died about a month later. As far as I’m concerned (and the doctors too) the surgery was completely worth it.
I’m waiting for AARP to take Obama to task. /sarc
Soylent Green....The new Obama Care to cure all problems
Lucky to feel. Unlike Zero.
Bottom line is that a socialist economy needs some workers to pay into the system (to keep it afloat and pay the annointed ones) but it can’t survive with too many non-producers. Thus the young unwanted or disabled, too old to work, dissidents and anyone else who is “surplus” or irritating has to go.
I know for a fact it will not -- I already got the "live with it" brush-off back in 1998, I was 35. (It took nine years of doctor-to-doctor-to-doctor to find one with the compassion to care about me, treat me). This *Marie Antoinette, let them take a painkiller* attitude is evil incarnate.
Yep. I'm at the point where we as a people need to seriously consider taking to the streets armed and firing and marching to D.C. If I die being bombarded by a predator drone, or hit with chemicals from a fighter, so be it. I'm not going to survive for long under Obama's care plan, so may as well go down fighting.
There is so much wrong with 0bama's *example* here, it would take pages to lay out rebuttal, but one thing I'd like to point out regarding his "take a painkiller" toss-off. How many stories have you heard where painkillers were not allowed to a dying patient because the health care provider does not want to get that patient hooked? I would like to have been in that room last night to ask the follow-up, "What if that person is denied the painkiller you suggest due to the (irrational, IMMGAHO) fear of dependency??"