Skip to comments.Obama Says "Right to Try" Bill a "Costly Mistake" [semi-satire]
Posted on 06/01/2018 6:05:00 PM PDT by John Semmens
This week President Trump signed the "Right to Try" bill recently passed by Congress. The new law will allow desperately ill patients to employ therapies not yet approved by the FDA. Trump called the bill "a decent and humane option to the current policy that allows patients no option until the glacial pace of the FDA has run its full course. Many have died waiting. This will give them a chance to act at their own risk to try to avert dying."
Former President Obama predicted "this legislation is a costly mistake. Patients aren't qualified to assess the risks. Neither are their doctors who have the narrow focus of keeping these individuals alive no matter the cost. Not everyone can be saved. Rather than allowing individuals to grasp at straws we have a system that dispassionately analyzes the risks and rewards on a collective basis. The private resources that are squandered to save the few could be better deployed to the benefit of the many if we allow for a greater government role, as my Affordable Care Act put in place."
"Offering palliative care to the terminally ill is the progressive solution that puts the well-being of the many ahead of the search for improbable cures for the few," Obama argued. "Government needs to have the courage to tell these sick individuals that the struggle simply isn't worth it. We should be generous with pain relief and end-of-life assistance, but we should conserve scarce resources for the growing cohort of immigrants that are making up for the birth shortage among native born Americans. That is the greater good for the greater number."
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LOL! Barry O’Slabem is riding shotgun with Jack Kevorkian on the highway to hell.
If you don’t like your Dr....Dr. Jack is here for you.
Trump care v. Obamacare BUMP!
There is a time and place for triage. Being over eager for triage is indecent.
Obama Says “Right to Try” Bill a “Costly Mistake”
If Obozo is against it....it must be Great for America.
His logic is so secular and utilitarian.
My eyes are tired. I glanced at your headline and saw “A Bill Cosby Mistake”
Obama = a very costly mistake. I’m not just talking about the 10 trillion dollars he added to the national debt. He was costly in every conceivable way. What a calamity. One of the all time worst US presidents.
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I had to share this one! Tnks!
The state knows better or so Obama thinks. The left seem happy fot people to take their own life but not choose their own treatment. Seems like his pat grade has gone up!
From a guy who told a lady her 90 year old mom just needed to be made comfortable and then die, rather than get a new hip.
Obama a “Costly Mistake”
The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
Funny, in a strange sense.
The right to choose takes control of your health out of the hands of government(IRS).
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