Sunday, August 23, 2009

Complete Lives System

Troubling Questions Remain About Obama's Health Care Plan
by Sarah Palin


I join millions of Americans in expressing appreciation for the Senate Finance Committee's decision to remove the provision in the pending health care bill that authorizes end-of-life consultations (Section 1233 of HR 3200). It's gratifying that the voice of the people is getting through to Congress; however, that provision was not the only disturbing detail in this legislation; it was just one of the more obvious ones.

As I noted in my statement last week, nationalized health care inevitably leads to rationing. There is simply no way to cover everyone and hold down the costs at the same time. The rationing system proposed by one of President Obama's key health care advisors is particularly disturbing. I'm speaking of the "Complete Lives System" advocated by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the president's chief of staff. President Obama has not yet stated any opposition to the "Complete Lives System," a system which, if enacted, would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential. [1] Why the silence from the president on this aspect of his nationalization of health care? Does he agree with the "Complete Lives System"? If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on?

Full Article and Source:
Sarah Palin - Facebook


Anonymous said...

I do not understand the fuss here. Why not counsel people on end of life options? If you are at that stage, you'd want to know all the options.

Anonymous said...

Is Palin just figuring out about rationing health care? Where's she been? Rationing health care has been going on for years. If you're over a certain age, you can bet you won't get a needed transplant. Doctors refuse to operate because they don't want a death on their record. This isn't new. It's just been kept quiet.

Anonymous said...

People need the right of choice.

If the choose to have end of life consultations, then that's what they should have.

End of life is the time when they should be made aware of all options and let them pick what they want to do - or don't do.

To say that people shouldn't be informed is an ignorant statement and view.

Anonymous said...

What we are talking about here is informed consent.

It's like saying schools shouldn't hand out condoms because condoms teach teenagers about sex. Apparentely, preganancy is preferred over sex education.

Now we don't want people to be informed about end of life decisions?

People should have the absolute right to make their own decision based on all the knowledge available.