Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dr. O Will See You Now, Boomer

Erick Erickson at RedState.com reports on a part of the Obamacare plan in the House. It ain't pretty:

Section 1233 of H.R. 3200. The section, titled “Advanced Care Planning Consultation” requires senior citizens to meet at least every 5 years with a doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss dying with dignity.
The section requires that they talk to their doctor, not a lawyer, about living wills, durable healthcare powers of attorney, hospice, etc. Given the progressive intelligentsia already being on the record in favor of euthanizing the elderly, it is no small leap to see where the Democrats are headed with this.
Legally forcing senior citizens to have “death with dignity schedules every few years is just another way to say the government wants to make sure seniors know it is time to commit suicide to save the system money.
And saving any medical system through encouraged deaths of the elderly or unborn is not a medical system worth having.
Erick also links to the bill so you can see what they're up to. As Lordy O's numbers slide he'll try to get this monster passed quicker. Every day that his subjects have to find out what he has in store for us makes it harder for him to get his hands on everyone's medical care.