Obama’s syrupy rhetoric disguises a slow-drip poison intended to give government the power to decide whether you live or die.
A snippet from the transcript from yesterday’s full court propaganda push by state run media reveals the insidious hidden nature of Obama’s nationalization of the health care industry. A plan that will give the government the power to regulate what you eat, how you live and even how you vote if you want or need health care. The real truth is that everything related to healthcare is going to be decided and based on cost. If you are too fat, too old, too white, too rich or smoked, did drugs or ate meat – some government stooge is going to deny your ability to get care for whatever ails you.
Once the government gets control of deciding who gets health care – it can then be easily manipulated to make deciding factors for care reach the truly insidious proportions, such as “did you ever vote for anyone other than a Democrat”? If you did – that may decide whether or not you get the stamp of approval for that surgery you need to remove your gall bladder. After all, in many places – welfare already operates on such litmus test requirements for aid.
As Obama masterfully hinted last night without actually stating it plain; instead of a life saving surgery or pacemaker to extend your life – you will get pain pills instead. Decisions he says “we” will have to make. Understand that everywhere Obama uses the word “we”, he is talking about GOVERNMENT being the “we”.
One wonders if his amazing slight-of-tongue to mesmerize the masses under his spell of Marxism is again going to triumph here – or will he simply ramrod this takeover through by sheer force?
But what needs to be noticed – is how Obama skillfully hints at what he truly intends without making it obvious. His plan for you is one that if you are too old by government standards – you get a pill instead of life saving surgery.
SAWYER: And we have with us a couple of people who really represent the opposite ends on this spectrum too. I want to talk, if I can, to Jane Sturm.
Your mother, Hazel…
JANE STURM: Caregiver for 105-year-old mother: Yes.
SAWYER: Hazel Homer (ph), 100 years old and she wanted…
STURM: She’s 105 now. Over 105. But at 100 the doctor had said to her, I can’t do anything more unless you have a pacemaker. I said, go for it. She said, go for it. But the arrhythmia specialist said, no, it’s too old.
Her doctor said, I’m going to make an appointment, because a picture is worth a thousand words. And when the other arrhythmia specialist saw her, saw her joy of life and so on, he said, I’m going for it.
So that was over five years ago. My question to you is, outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, quality of life? Or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age?
….OBAMA: But, look, the first thing for all of us to understand is that we actually have some — some choices to make about how we want to deal with our own end-of-life care. And that’s one of the things I think that we can all promote, and this is not a big government program. This is something that each of us individually can do, is to draft and sign a living will so that we’re very clear with our doctors about how we want to approach the end of life.
First off this is the big lie of Obama. The entire full-court propaganda press is about conditioning the American people to swallow the biggest government program of all time. This whole push is about big government getting control of health care.
Obama: I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people.
This is insidious. They will be making care decisions based on ALL KINDS of criteria based on cost, and notice how he suddenly thinks government can usurp the Hypocratic Oath doctors take – and create new rules and oaths to fit his new criteria for what constitutes ‘good’ quality care.
GIBSON: But the money may not have been there for her pacemaker or for your grandmother’s hip replacement.
OBAMA: Well, and — and that’s absolutely true. And end-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we’re going to have to make.
Oops – a little truth spilled out there. Obama admits that life and death decisions are things “WE” (Government) will have to make.
Obama: I don’t want bureaucracies making those decisions, but understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they’re not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they’re being made by private insurers.
Another lie. The health care plan already circulating Congress expressly makes such decisions the province of a MASSIVE bureaucracy unlike mankind has ever seen. And I’d rather my own private insurer make decisions on what they will cover for my health care than some stupid government stooge making it for me. I can always shop for a different insurer. None of us can shop for a different bureaucrat if they get that kind of control.
Obama: We don’t always make those decisions explicitly. We often make those decisions by just letting people run out of money or making the deductibles so high or the out-of-pocket expenses so onerous that they just can’t afford the care.
And all we’re suggesting — and we’re not going to solve every difficult problem in terms of end-of-life care. A lot of that is going to have to be, we as a culture and as a society starting to make better decisions within our own families and for ourselves.
Your government culture and Marxist society has no authority to make such decisions for me and my family. Who the hell are you to tell us that we have to “start making better decisions’ – while at the same time, are demanding we accept a behemoth program that takes those decisions away and puts them in YOUR evil little hands??? I’m also sick of your veiled efforts to continually create demons for the people to hate, from corporate CEO’s to stockbrokers to doctors and health insurers. You are a demagogue.
Obama: But what we can do is make sure that at least some of the waste that exists in the system that’s not making anybody’s mom better, that is loading up on additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care, that at least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what?
Who decides what the waste is? YOU? Some Marxist bureaucracy you establish? The “waste” that exists is already largely in place as a result of both medicare and medicaid rules and as a result of the billions of dollars in frivolous medical malpractice suits that have created encyclopedias of rules and regs insurance companies demand regarding how your doctor must treat you. How about you get rid of the Trial lawyers? We will save billions.
But you are in their pocket – so no.
Obama: Maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.
And those kinds of decisions between doctors and patients, and making sure that our incentives are not preventing those good decision, and that — that doctors and hospitals all are aligned for patient care, that’s something we can achieve.
And here is the plain truth of how Obama’s health care is going to operate. HE will decide that you or your relatives are better off not having life saving surgery, but getting painkillers only – until you or your loved one dies.
Obama is pushing for government to decide if you live….or die.
And as usual, on the Kennedy plan circulating the halls of power, CONGRESS is exempted from being subject to the universal health care they are going to pass on the rest of us. They get to keep the plan they now have. Meanwhile, you and I will be forced to stand in line for a pain pill.