Saturday, May 02, 2009

Rationing Health Care

Obama is pretty upfront about the need for bureaucrats to interfere in medical decisions under his plans for health-care.

He makes a good deal of noise about difficult questions and moral issues and conversations. But when he speaks like that it just makes me think of all the noise he makes about abortion- about how women wrestle with problems, etc, etc. This is a man who takes a more extreme stance on abortion than any of the pro-abortion Democrats in Congress remember. He has no problems with letting children who survive an abortion being left to die in a closet but he likes to talk as if he's open to all sides of the issue. A man who refuses to allow a abortion-born baby to be given some medical care has lost any claim to discuss the morality of the issue.

When he talks about end-of-life care accounting for 80% of the health cares costs- and the need for "independent advice" (i.e. unelected Washington bureaucrats making medical decisions in place of doctors based on their financial budgets) you know that he's already come to a conclusion about this.

Health care will be rationed if he government takes over- that's the only way it can work. Obama knows this but he shrouds it in a lot of "insightful" rhetoric about the complexity of the issues under debate.

And where will Barack Obama be in ten years, when the rest of us are struggling with a massive, out-of-control, federalized medical system that doesn't give a damn about individuals and is busy rationing care, denying care to the elderly?

He will be retired as a very young man; a very wealthy young man, who will have imposed his Marxist ideology upon this society and then walked away from it.

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