Category: Socialized Medicine
March 7, 2012
Netherlands’ “Groningen Protocol” sanctions lethal injections for newborns
Maybe it’s time for Newt Gingrich to apologize. Us too. As the brave new world brought to us by the Culture Of Death unfolds, it would seem that IL State Senator Barack Obama was not actually an “extremist” in voting to protect infanticide. The young, bright and personable abortion rights activist was just a wee bit ahead of his time.
The recent controversy concerning what is becoming known as After-Birth Abortion was provoked by an article in the Journal Of Medical Ethics titled “Why Should The Baby Live”?
The article simply follows the pro-abortion argument to it’s ugly, logical conclusions – 1) “Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life”, and 2) the difference between an unborn baby and a new born is “morally irrelevant.”
But such concepts are not just fodder for futuristic fantasies at Planned Parenthood. After-birth abortions are already being performed in the Netherlands.
January 4, 2011
Any government healthcare program is based on rationing
America’s first Club Med president is temporarily back in Washington. Barack Obama’s New Year’s greetings to America’s elderly, however, is anything but happy.
The End of Life Counseling program, aka the “Death Panels” provision which public outrage drove out of the president’s healthcare legislation, was surreptitiously slipped into law as a Medicare rule effective January 1.
This mandate was issued by Dr Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a controversial proponent of increasing “end of life options”.
In going to such lengths to initiate EOLC, the president is proving the point he steadfastly denied throughout the healthcare debate. A point we have often made.
No government controlled healthcare program can function without rationing of treatment in order to control costs.
July 5, 2010
Obamacare medicare cuts leading doctors to drop elderly patients
“Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the pain killer.” – President Barack Obama
Barely three months after being bribed and threatened through congress, Obamacare is being exposed for the big lie it had always been. Health insurance premiums continue to increase, employer based plans are being discontinued, Obamacare taxes on business burden an already crippled economy, and not one uninsured American will be covered until 2014.
Socialized medicine has failed miserably in every country in which it has been implemented. And rationing of treatment, beginning with the elderly, is by economic necessity part and parcel of every government healthcare program in existence.
So it begins in America, with the Healthcare Reform Act’s well publicized $500 billion of Medicare cuts which will, in effect, lower the cost of Medicare simply by reducing the number of doctors willing or able to treat the elderly.
November 3, 2009
The Stupak-Pitts bill would easily be circumvented
The Pelosicare version of the president’s healthcare takeover bill is scheduled for vote on Friday. Speaker Pelosi’s pride and joy is everything the pro-life community, and the country, feared. HR 3962 is a socialist manifesto comprised of 1990 pages of business and personal mandates, business and individual taxes, penalties, new bureaucracies empowered to make medical decisions, and federal funding for abortion.
The final attempt to eliminate funding for abortion is the Stupak-Pitts Amendment offered by Bart Stupak (D MI) and Joe Pitts (R PA). The Stop The Abortion Mandate website conducted a webcast last night to rally support for the amendment via e-mails and phone calls to House members. And it is incumbent upon us all to work for passage of the Stupak-Pitts amendment.
However, expansion of unrestricted abortion services, cloaked as essential healthcare benefits and fully funded, will be included in any “public option” signed into law by President Barack Obama. Irregardless of passage of Stupak-Pitts.
September 8, 2009
Implementing an abortion “head tax”
The “Healthcare Reform” hustle on abortion is now being aided and abetted by liberal religious organizations citing the Capps Amendment to HR 3200 as proof that President Obama has no intention to include abortion services in the “public option”. Congresswoman Lois Capps is seen at the left demonstrating against California’s Prop 8 initiative restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
Obamacare supporter Chris Korzen, executive director of Catholics United (Catholics-United.org) gave the group’s imprimatur to HR 3200 claiming “The inclusion of the Capps Amendment represents a positive step toward health care reform that preserves existing policies prohibiting federal funding for abortion services…”.
It remains to be determined whether groups like Catholics United, or Jim Wallis’s Sojourners, are intent on fooling themselves, merely bent on fooling others, or both. Even casual perusal of the text of the amendment bares it for what is intended to be. Legislative bait and switch, written in Clintonese and riddled with loopholes.
August 17, 2009
Euthanasia is a fundamental component of socialized medicine
The US Senate finally got it’s mind right. The Senate Finance Committee announced it will drop section 1233, the Death Panel provision, from the senate’s version of “healthcare reform”. The announcement came after indignant denials from the distant left that any such provision existed anywhere in the various versions of Obamacare under consideration.
While section 1233 was euphemistically titled “end of life counseling”, anyone familiar with government controlled healthcare programs understands the concept for what it truly is. Guidelines for the rationing of medical care to the elderly, and eventually, the chronically ill and the handicapped. Death Panels.
This victory for life can primarily be attributed to the undaunted courage to speak out of one private citizen. Sarah Palin.
Having optimistically written off Palin as a future force to contend with, after her resignation as governor of Alaska, the distant left was blindsided by the virtually overnight success of Palin’s lightening strike, launched out of her new Facebook page. Severe cases of Palin Envy have reemerged in the bewildered, enraged leftist media.