Dear Readers: I am featuring Logan’s Run this week as the Iconic American Movie. I will have to disagree with Sarah Palin, and say that the goal is not a Death Panel. Based on the writings of Obamacare Policy Wonk, Ezekiel Emanuel, the goal is Carousel.
…according to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health care advisor to President Obama, the elderly with dementia and the young who have neurological disorders should be sacrificed for the common good. I can tell you that as a mom to a four year old girl with severe speech apraxia that prevents her from being able to speak intelligibly, this scares the living hell out of me. If you have a child with autism, cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, or any other neurological disorder or chromosomal defect that prevents him or her from participating in society in the manner Dr. Emanuel or the government thinks they should, that neurological care would not be guaranteed as basic and would, therefore, not be covered in a government takeover of health care.
Want further proof? Ed Morrissey of Hot air has a video that details how ObamaCare will ration care. Ed’s summary:
Short, funny, and to the point, from our friends at the Independence Institute. If you want to know how ObamaCare will likely control costs, look no further than Oregon’s management of Medicaid spending. Instead of having doctors give “best practices” and having treatment decisions stay between a patient and his/her doctor, Oregon’s politicians draw up a priority list each year for treatment funding. If your condition is higher on the politicians’ list, you’ll get more priority for treatment. If it’s lower, or not on it at all, then you can expect to deal with a pain in the ass — literally:
Advanced breast and prostate cancers aren’t covered, but anti-smoking treatment is? Acute respiratory infections aren’t covered, but weight loss is? You can get treatment covered for moderate depression, but serious anti-social behavior is left untreated? Sounds like the anti-tobacco lobby did a good job in Oregon.
As for the fissure problem, that definitely sounds like a job for Congress. In fact, it sounds exactly like Congress.
Please join us on AUG. 14TH TO PROTEST THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSALS! Logan’s Run make for a better movie than a real life experience.
UPDATE: I am posting this piece of eye-candy, as it has visuals that appeal to both the ladies and gentlemen who frequent this blog. This is what a truly great looking power couple looks like: