Sorry folks, Sarah Palin is (partly) right on health care
But that should not distract voters from this reality: President Obama has proposed a new body that would enhance Medicare’s ability to deny care to the elderly and disabled based on government bureaucrats’ arbitrary valuations of those patients’ lives.
Governor Sarah Palin used hyperbolic
words but what she said was mostly
true. under this plan bureaucrats could
in effect decide who will get treatment
and who will die.
IMAC’s unelected bureaucrats [interpretation] of “reasonable and necessary.”[care] Obama places no such restrictions on IMAC. Unless Congress rejects IMAC’s recommendations within 30 days, they would become law. The administration would have license to implement them “notwithstanding any provisions of this Act or any other provisions governing the Medicare program.”
I recently read of a former mayor who
had $1million in medical costs for a heart
problem over 5 months. He had private
insurance but what if he was on public
health care?Could we spend this much on
everyone who has serious health problems?
If we do the deficit would go from $2 trillion
to $5 trillion.
Whatever one thinks of Sarah Palin should not distract from this truth: President Obama proposes to let government bureaucrats decide who gets medical care and who does not.