Dear Readers: Is it really worth it?
In 2008, bureaucrats at the VA’s National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, “Your Life, Your Choices.” The book asks veterans to decide whether their own life would be “not worth living” under situations that reek of a communitarianism approach of evaluating the need for medical treatment. This is page 21 (full image HERE):
President Bush canceled the publication; Obama has reinstated it.
As the VA goes, so goes Obamacare. No amount of SEIU thuggary can negate the cruel dispassion so evident in all aspects now known about the current administration’s proposals. The GOP has no power to stem this onslaught…this fraud … this slush-fund crony payoff. Both HR3200 and the Senate Version can be defeated only the American people. May it go down BEFORE it gets enacted, unlike Cash-for-Clunkers.
Tea Party Then. Tea Party Now. Tea Party Forever.
Krauthammer has some solid points on end-of-life counseling, HERE. MUT’s Money Quote: We also have to tell the defenders of the notorious Section 1233 of H.R. 3200 that it is not quite as benign as they pretend. To offer government reimbursement to any doctor who gives end-of-life counseling — whether or not the patient asked for it — is to create an incentive for such a chat.