Governor Sarah Palin was exactly right about “Death Panels” being possible in the Obama/Democrat Heath Care Nationalization Act. It is in the end of life counseling section 1233 of the Obama “health plan” HR 3200 regarding patients counseling.
This new section, look it up for yourself, has a long list of new requirements for your mandatory “advanced care planning consultation.”
Your “advanced care planning consultation” will be required every 5 years and your “practitioner” will be paid, for the first time, by Medicare for helping you out with this small project. That is new and exciting.
Let’s not forget that written into the new bill is a requirement of your practitioner to offer a list of “suggested people to talk to” about your advanced care planning. Funny how doctors are accused of being pill shills for the drug companies but Obama has no problem introducing unnamed “suggested people” to the infirm through someone sporting a white coat. All in the name of reform.
Did you know your practitioner also has the authority under ObamaCare to talk to your mom or dad about living wills, durable powers of attorney and such?
I guess there will be a short session on law at most medical schools from now on. What oh what to call it – how about “Doctor Sue Thyself.”
There is no tort reform in all this health reform, in case you did not notice, but Doctor Whomever can handle legal questions you may have about the end of your life.
When it all comes down to believability, if you have any questions about whether your government health plan bureaucrat will select who will get treated and who will not, just remember the flip side of end of life care.
We call it abortion. Abortion beats at the heart and soul of the liberal Democrat Party. Keeping unwanted people from infecting our planet is what liberal Democrats have convinced themselves is a Constitutional right, a right they support right up to a pair of scissors entering the head of a “health problem” in the womb.
Picture yourself very old and in a wheel chair you have little chance of ever getting out of. Would you like Ezekiel Emanuel, David Axelrod, Barack Obama, or Sarah Palin pushing you around and feeding you on time?
Credibility rests with actions that warrant credibility.
Barack Obama’s brother lives in a shack in Africa. Where do you think he will put you when he has no need of you or you cost so much his health plan is at stake?