Posted by Lorren on August 12, 2009
When Oregon passed a law several years ago allowing doctor-assisted suicide, people said that it would be a choice. Nobody would be pressured into killing themself if they didn’t want to. Well, that was then…
Barbara Wagner wanted to live. But the medicine that she would need to save her life cost $4000 a month. However, for $50, the government could purchase a suicide pill so she could die. They sent her a letter saying that they’d pay for her death but not for the drugs to save her life.
Obamacare has a provision where doctors will be required to have “end of life” discussions with elderly patients. Let them know that they can kill themselves if things get too tough… I suppose. No thank you, I’m not interested in suicide.
Obama says that he’s not trying to off your grandma, but Obama’s advisors have spoken about the “complete lives” system, where people ages 15 to 40 will get the most health care dollars. When there’s plenty of money to go around, I’m sure grandma will get care. But “never waste a good emergency,” right? What happens when there’s not enough health care money to go around?
Have you ever wondered how people in Nazi Germany could be so evil? I don’t think that most of them were trying to be terrible killers. But taking care of the crippled and diseased cost money, even then. Did rationing health care happen then? I don’t know. But I do know, that before Hitler, there was the Weimar Republic. The government printed too much money (sound familiar) and there was runaway inflation.
People were in a financial mess, and were struggling.
Will we face health care rationing? Will the government encourage abortions for the poor and parents of disabled children? Probably not now, but what about when it costs $1 billion for a loaf of bread?