Not only will panels decide end-of-life care, they will decide treatment for individuals. There was a doctor that spoke about how he testified in front of congress against government healthcare, and he explained that physicians will be reporting their cases to Washington on some handheld computer device, where a panel will decide which treatment options, and in which order they had to be given. He asked what would happen if he, as a doctor who knows a particular patient well--say for 35 years, were to go *against* what treatments were elected, and they told him he would be fined $100,000. When he asked, "When I do this again, because I *will* do it again" because he is actually face-to-face with the patient and knows what will be best for that patient, "Will you fine me another $100,000?" The congresscritter told him, "Oh no, Doctor. The next time you would go to jail." He said this "panel" isn't in the Healthcare Bill; it was slipped into the Stimulus Bill. He was speaking about this at some rally, and it was hair-raising. He was adamant that Obamacare be repealed. Completely. There is a video of his speech on You Tube.
My mother's doctor told her today that she should have all her surgeries and such that she needs now because after 2014, the door will be closed on those after a certain age. I could only agree with her doctor. Lord, what has become of this country You so generously blessed us with?
I pray it is not too late to undo this. I pray that the SCOTUS will declare this unconstitutional.
Carrie Grace, Rapture Ready 51 Comments
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