Remember Sarah Palin? The former goverrnor of Alaska? The female of the human species the Obama people want Americans to hate more than any other? That Sarah Palin?
Didn’t Ms. Palin in her moment of deepest ignorance dream out loud that the Obamacare Health Plan so deviously and darkly maneuvered into “LAW” some months ago, would lead to “DEATH PANELS as a fundamental American right for better health care?
That Sarah Palin……the no-nothing know-nothing who said one could see Russia on a clear day from certain shores of Alaska! The Charlie Gibson Sarah Palin…….Remember her?
The Governor Sarah Palin whom these Charlie Gibsons of the American world painted as a national political candidate woefully inferior to “Community Organizer Barack Hussein Obama!”
Guess what? President Hussein Obama has maneuvered Donald Berwick to become the Directokr of Obamacare. Please do read the following Investors Business Daily editorial, “The President’s One Man Death Panel.”
“The president recess-appoints a fan of rationing and Britain’s National Health Service to direct one-third of American health care. Why does the administration want his views hidden from scrutiny?
‘The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” That’s what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, told a National Institutes of Health publication a year ago, when he was just president and CEO of the Institute for Health Care Improvement.
Such views were to be fodder for a stormy confirmation hearing — except none has been scheduled.
Instead, Obama opted to make a recess appointment of Berwick to head CMS, an agency that oversees a third of all health care spending in the U.S. and that will play a major role under ObamaCare in deciding what care is available and who gets it.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rightly accused the president of trying to “arrogantly circumvent the American people” with Congress out of town for its annual Fourth of July break.
Berwick could serve through 2011 without Senate confirmation. This sleight of hand involving one-sixth of the American economy and the man who will run one-third of that is the fruit of hope and change?
It is understandable why the administration would want to keep Berwick’s views under the radar. He has praised the U.K’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which he says has “developed very good and very disciplined, scientifically grounded, policy-connected models for the evaluation of medical treatments from which we ought to learn.”
Last year, the Orwellian-named NICE unveiled plans to cut annual steroid injections for severe back pain to 3,000 from 60,000. “The consequences of the NICE decision will be devastating for thousands of patients,” Jonathan Richardson of Bradford Hospital’s Trust told London’s Daily Telegraph.
“It will mean,” said Dr. Richardson, “more people on opiates, which are addictive and kill 2,000 a year. It will mean more people having spinal surgery, which is incredibly risky and has a 50% failure rate.”
And here we thought the first rule of medicine was to do no harm.
If Berwick wants to imitate Britain’s model, perhaps he can explain why breast cancer in America has a 25% mortality rate while in Britain it’s almost double at 46%.
Prostate cancer is fatal to 19% of American men who get it; in Britain it kills 57% of those it strikes.”
Comment: Unless a government develops a secret police system which effectively paralyzes its population with fear, and as long as some folks can accumulate fortunes fairly or criminally, the latter including the politician class, bribing increases dramatically in a government run economy to become the economic stimulus of any corrupt culture such as the good old USSR.
In worlds of forced equality the masses know who makes how much money among the fellow masses. (These masses do not include the Barack Obamas or George Soroses of the world who run the farm the masses tend.)
Let us assume that one of the clever among the masses has amassed massive amounts of money on the sly. He, (and it almost always will be a he, despite what is taught at university) dearly loves his 65 year old mother, but she needs her appendix removed.
‘Mother’ is also one of the masses and the bureaucrat reading the computer analysis of the woman’s age (by now the longevity of life average of this socialist dictatorship has fallen to age 63) and health forcast denies the procedure which surely would save her life.
“Son” has money. He has hidden it well, saving it for just this kind of occasion. As in the good old USSR, he is experienced in the “POD STOLOM” economy……the “Under the Table” business world.
So he pays a small fortune to encourage the government bureaucrat to change a few words on the computer handout ruling. Now the bureaucrat has financial freedom to encourage improvements in his own condition to enjoy life a bit better than the standard “FORCED EQUALITY” government standard.
One kind of economy or another will succeed regardless of the degree of fiscal and moral corruption president Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow Marxists will introduce to the American scene. As in any SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP, THAT ECONOMY WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE TABLE IN NEARLY EVERY CIRCLE OF NATIONAL BUSINESS LIFE!
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