2009-08-08 01:53:04 UTC
Why Obamacare could result in the early deaths of millions of baby
Imagine lying in some government-run hospital, hospice or nursing home
many years from now.
Imagine languishing unattended for days in soiled sheets, suffering
from hunger and thirst, covered with bed sores, your flesh aboil with
Imagine living in fear of resentful, underpaid health aides who take
out their anger on you and abuse you.
And imagine spending your final moments on earth in the company of a
government health care worker with a syringe, who injects you with a
Do you find this hard to imagine? You should. In any civilized country,
such things should not happen ever. But President Obama's health care
proposals have the very real potential to turn this nightmare into a
reality for many Americans, according to an in-depth investigation
reported in the August edition of Whistleblower magazine, titled
"MEDICAL MURDER: Why Obamacare could result in the early deaths of
millions of baby boomers."
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Especially vulnerable are the 80 million baby boomers born between 1946
and 1964. "If you belong to that group, take note," says Richard Poe,
author of the August cover story. "Your generation has been targeted
for a program of age-based medical rationing such as our country has
never before experienced." Adds Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian,
"If this dire end-of-life scenario sounds too awful to be possible,
that is only because the reality of Obamacare has not been sufficiently
reported. For this is not a fantasy it is what is already occurring
in other 'civilized' nations, including Canada and Britain, that have
adopted the same government-run system."
For instance, the cover story, "Medical Murder," documents how British
seniors, under a government-run system, "are routinely denied treatment
for cancer, heart disease and other deadly illnesses," many dying "in
filthy, overcrowded hospitals or nursing homes, rife with pestilence,
including the deadly, antibiotic-resistant superbugs." Numerous horror
stories of needed medical care intentionally denied reveal the stark
reality of government-run health care worldwide.
To a small degree, Obamacare's ominous implications are starting to
leak out. Here's how columnist Charlotte Allen explained it recently in
the Los Angeles Times:
In looking for a way to fund healthcare, Obama has set his eye on the
oldest and sickest. You see, according to the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services, about 30 percent of Medicare spending nearly $100
billion annually goes to care for patients during their last year of
life. What if there were no 'last year of life,' the president seems to
be asking. ... [W]hy not save billions of dollars by killing off our
own unproductive oldsters and terminal patients, or since we aren't
likely to do that outright in this, the 21st century why not simply
ensure that they die faster by denying them costly medical care? The
savings could then subsidize care for the younger and healthier. And
for those who have been paying close attention, Obama himself has
ever-so-gently hinted at his true intentions. At a town hall event in
June televised by ABC News, Obama cited the case of his grandmother,
Madelyn Dunham, who died on the eve of his election, suggesting one way
to cut medical costs would be to stop expensive procedures on people
about to die.
Families, Obama said, need better information so they don't approve
"additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not
necessarily going to improve care."
"Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the
painkiller," the president offered.
Obama was slightly more explicit in a May 3 interview with the New York
Times, when he said there ought to be a national "conversation" over
whether "sort of in the aggregate, society making those decisions to
give my grandmother, or everybody else's aging grandparents or parents,
a hip replacement when they're terminally ill is a sustainable model."
Such decisions, added Obama, shouldn't be left to patients or their
relatives, but to a "group" of "doctors, scientists, ethicists" who are
not part of "normal political channels."
One such elite medical decision-maker would be Obama's special adviser
for health policy, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel. He's a
longtime advocate of "age-weighted medical rationing" meaning, the
older you are, the less care you get, as in Britain. But what about the
Hippocratic Oath, you might ask, the sacred vow doctors have always
taken to do all they can to heal their patients? As Whistleblower
documents, Emanuel advises doctors to stop taking that oath so
literally, and instead to be "prudent" in assessing how much time,
effort and money each patient is worth, for the greater good of
Moreover, as "MEDICAL MURDER" reports, a bill being pushed hard by Sen.
Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health
Care, will take from Congress all authority over federal health
spending and decree that such decisions in the future would be made by
a secretive committee of "experts" modeled after are you ready? the
Federal Reserve Board.
Highlights of "MEDICAL MURDER" include:
"It's D-Day for choice in health care" by Joseph Farah
"The evil of Obamacare" by David Kupelian
"Alice in Medical Care" by Thomas Sowell, who says those raising
healthcare alarm are "long on catch phrases, short on coherence"
"Medical murder" by Richard Poe, a stunning, in-depth investigative
report why Obamacare could result in the early deaths of millions of
"Massachusetts: A model not to copy" by Phyllis Schlafly, who shows the
Obama-Kennedy health care bill is based on a failing plan
"Government is the problem" by Ben Shapiro, on why Obama's plan will
only make America's health care system worse
"How Obama's health care agenda will hurt American families"
documenting how the plan chips away at fundamental rights while putting
bureaucrats in control of decisions
"Entitled to be sick, fat and self-destructive" by Star Parker, who
says personal responsibility is at the heart of the real health care
"Exposing the myths of universal health coverage," by Devon Herrick, on
why Obama's plan to lower costs would have the opposite effect
"'45 million Americans' who are those guys?" by Larry Elder,
revealing what the government isn't telling you about the so-called
"Health care is not that complicated" by C. Edmund Wright, who shows
graphically what would happen to auto repair if we used the same system
"Live free or die" by Mark Steyn, who explains how government health
care "can be used to justify almost any restraint on freedom"
"Obamacare is arguably the single most important issue of our time,"
said Kupelian. "It's not about taxes, debt, wasteful spending or
burdensome regulations it's about our very lives, and the lives of
our loved ones. Americans seriously need to wake up and see the horror
staring them in the face, and then they need to let their elected
representatives know, in no uncertain terms, exactly what they think of