Obama Administration Considers Pro-Euthanasia British-Style Health Care

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The new administration of president Barack Obama is still putting up nameplates on walls and staff members are learning how to use their computers. But some watchdogs are concerned that the administration is already full steam ahead with a plan that could lead to assisted suicide, euthanasia and health care rationing.

    Americans are familiar with the problems that accompany the British-style system of health care -- where costs outweigh the benefit of patients.

    Patients see waiting lists and face pressured to go to Europe for an assisted suicide rather than receiving appropriate medical care. Medical providers use cost-analysis to determine if patients get the latest drugs or treatment.

    Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has penned a new Wall Street Journal column saying the Obama administration plans to pursue the same thing here.

    "In Britain, a government agency evaluates new medical products for their "cost effectiveness" before citizens can get access to them," he explains. "The agency has concluded that $45,000 is the most worth paying for products that extend a person's life by one 'quality-adjusted' year. By their calculus, a year combating cancer is worth less than a year in perfect health."

    "Here in the U.S., President-elect Barack Obama and House Democrats embrace the creation of a similar 'comparative effectiveness' entity that will do research on drugs and medical devices. They claim that they don't want this to morph into a British-style agency that restricts access to medical products based on narrow cost criteria, but provisions tucked into the fiscal stimulus bill betray their real intentions," Gottlieb continues.

    The plan calls for spending $1.1 billion of the $825 billion stimulus package to compare different drugs and devices to "save money and lives."


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    SO! A man who votes to deny medical aid to babies who survive abortion would have no compunction about denying medical aid to sick old people. He campaigned on change you can believe in and now we know what he meant. But just think: This is a way to reform entitlements.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    The entire article is pure speculation without a shred of supporting evidence.
     
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    By the time there's "supporting evidence".......it'lll be too late to change.

    But it will be you, your children, and your grandchildren. ......Sometimes there are reasons to thank God, I have none!:tear:
     
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    Speculation is not worth anything. It is just someone's overactive imagination.
     
  6. Jim1999

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    seventy-five per cent of personal bankruptcies are directly connected to medical costs in the USA. Some medicare.

    At least in Canada, we don't lose our homes because we are ill. I never had to wait for medical attention through 4 strokes.

    It costs me $250.00 just to enter the USA from Canada and then run the risk of not receiving medical care if needed. My wife couldn't afford to pay the costs of shipping my body back if I died.......it can total over ten thousand dollars.

    Sure enough, Give us American style medical care. Ours is not perfect, but it works!

    Cheers,

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  7. hillclimber1

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    The whole stock market, is speculation, and worth trillions.
     
  8. hillclimber1

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    Seeing the signs, the appointments, his history, and his promised changes, and to deny the feasibility of this article just doesn't work....

    President Obama was elected with a lot of this out there, so it's hard to claim we are surprised.
     
  9. SeekingTruth

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    It is just one small step from unfettered abortion to euthanasia without consent/
     
  10. Crabtownboy

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    The article is simply a dishonest attempt by a group to scare people. They have no shame.

    If I am terminally ill, in great pain and suffering ... treat me as good as you would you pet dog or cat.
     
  11. dragonfly

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    Exactly!

    It's one thing to criticize President Obama over things he has done, but to criticize him over things other say he might possibly do in the future is ridiculous.
     

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