July 24, 2009
Euthanasia and abortion will be fundamental aspects of “controlling cost”
President Obama’s highly ballyhooed (the clucks at MSNBC actually had a countdown clock) press conference on healthcare spoke volumes about what the president and congressional democrats have no intention of speaking about. Questions from a complicit press on the actual details of healthcare “reform”, and how the numbers can’t possibly add up, were either not forthcoming or not answered.
The whole show boiled down to the by now standard Obama MO of declaring an imminent crisis and reciting a cliché. The cliché of the evening was “no one can be denied coverage”. The deliberately misleading big lie inherent in all government controlled health care. Because coverage” does not equate with, or guarantee, treatment.
The truly deadly “R word”, rationing of healthcare, is by necessity and design an integral component of every government controlled healthcare plan in existence. And this one will not be any different just because Barack Obama is initiating it.
And “controlling cost”, from the first day of Obamacare onward, will focus on the two easiest targets: the elderly and the unborn.
Picture DMV and postal employee type “case evaluators” making return on investment decisions on who, and who is not, worth the expenditure of government dollars. Initially, these decisions will primarily be made upon the basis of age. Americans past the age of 75, or 80 tops, will simply not “qualify” for certain types of treatment. Euthanasia by indifference.
One of the president’s favorite code words, “empathy” will be bandied about in the form of doctor assisted suicide for the elderly ill willing to cooperate “for the good of the state”. All costs included in your coverage.
As the cost of the fiasco begins to overwhelm the country, as government healthcare has done everywhere else it has been implemented, the category of those offering a poor return on government’s investment of healthcare dollars will be expanded to include those, of any age, who are severally ill with diseases requiring intensive long term treatment.
Television and radio abound with reports detailing the cessation of treatment for the elderly and severally ill in Canada and Europe.
The lives of America’s unborn, already denied protection under our laws, will be another primary area in which government will “control cost”. Mandatory amniocentesis will be used to screen for potential “cost excesses”. Children with birth defects. Pressure to abort such children will be tied to that presidential magic word “empathy”. The pressure will likely begin with “counseling” encouraging the parents to be to do the “right thing”. But, again, as the cost of healthcare continues to drive up deficits, children with birth defects could easily cease to be born in America.
And it won’t stop there. In England, members of parliament cite families with an excess of two children as “irresponsible”. In January, Nancy Pelosi began paving the way for a similar consensus in the US when she stated that population control is necessary for a healthy economy.
There can be no doubt that any healthcare bill coming out of the US House of Representatives will include provisions for completely unrestricted abortion upon demand. All of the evils of the “The Freedom of Choice Act” dressed up as healthcare for children. Stealth FOCA as Father Frank Pavone of Priests For Life recently termed it. Abortion Incorporated is relishing the potential for windfall profits in Obamacare.
“Universal coverage” may sound wonderfully reassuring. When you’re well. But if this legislation becomes reality, America will find “Obamacare” to be the door into An Ugly New World we should have never entered.