Death Panels Return Under Cover Of Christmas

When the Democrats were ramming Obamacare through they hit a roadblock in the name of Sarah Palin who rightly pointed out that the end of life counseling mandated in the original plan amounted to death panels where the most vulnerable among us would be swayed to forgo needed medical care under pressure from health care providers receiving incentives to provide such counseling. The counseling would have been accomplished every five years and would pressure those in poor health to die peacefully.

Ousted Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida once called the Republican health care plan; if you get sick, die quickly.

The reality is that the Democrat plan was designed to accomplish this task.

But public uproar forced the Democrats to remove the end of life provision from Obamacare and then the bill was rammed through. Unfortunately, the law allows the people in charge to make rules governing Obamacare and Medicare chief Dr. Donald Berwick (Dr. Death) has released a new rule implementing the end of life or death panel counseling. The new rule will require end of life counseling every year instead of the five in the original bill.

The new rule was released on Christmas Day and was reported by The New York Times.

While America was busy celebrating the birth of Christ Dr. Death released rules that would compel health care providers to coerce the weakest among us into submitting to death. This, as Palin once noted, amounts to death panels.

The Democrats are happy this took place because they wanted it from the beginning but were taken aback by the uproar. So, as with many things Democrats do, they sneaked it in in a covert fashion. As the Times article points out:

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill. The American Spectator

What they are saying here, and as the Spectator points out (the Times link requires registration), Sarah Palin was absolutely correct. They smeared her for making such claims and then removed the portion of the legislation to which she referred and then they put it back in.

Palin is often slammed as not being very bright and of a lesser class than those elites who supposedly lead us but Sarah Palin is an astute observer who was absolutely correct. She pointed out what the Obama Regime was doing and forced them to remove the death panel provision. Now that they have secreted it back, and with more stringent requirements, (coupled with the desire to keep things quiet) Sarah Palin has been vindicated.

The Obama regime specifically, and the Democrats in general, have no concern for human life. The so called party of the people cherish abortions and now look to compel the weakest among us to take decisions that are not in their best interest.

I think that the regime will see a lot of John Q types if people are forced to take decisions contrary to their best interests.

I imagine doctors might feel pressure to force people into end of life decisions especially since they will be paid to do so (and required to have the discussion). I wonder how many doctors will happily comply if their safety is placed in jeopardy by people not too happy with the whole death panel scheme?

I don’t think anyone argues that patients and their physicians should not engage in these discussions when warranted. But compelling physicians to have them and paying them to do so in an effort to force people to skip medical care is evil and will cause an upheaval that will not be pretty.

All in the name of saving a dollar. Keep in mind, those making the rules will get all the care they want no matter what.

Obamacare and the people running it are pure evil.

And we see this daily as items in Obamacare begin to infect our health care system.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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11 Responses to “Death Panels Return Under Cover Of Christmas”

  1. Blake says:

    As I said- these libtards will get what they want through the use of Executive Fiat- the Executive orders and regulations that the various Departments put out, like Net Neutrality, “Food Safety” (that’s a GOOD one!), and now the “Death Panels”-
    Does ANYONE (besides Adam and Darrel) truly believe the canard that “they’re from the government and they are here to help?”
    No- control is what they want, because they really DO believe that they are so much smarter, so much more “advanced” in their thoughts and feelings that we should just shut up and listen to them, and we are being ungrateful swine for displaying any independent sttreak at all.

  2. victoria says:

    Don’t you know that it is Bush’s fault.

  3. With Medicare cutting back payments to doctors, I rather imagine that doctors will be financially “forced” into counseling patients about end-of-life decisions.

    Down the road of Huxley’s Brave New World we are going!

    • Blake says:

      Sure- they will be paid to “nudge” their patients onto an “end of life” track- but this is just one avenue the libtards have ongoing- if you think they have given up on the single payer option, you would be mistaken- and that one will actually kill more people than Pol Pot.

    • Ogre says:

      There will be great pressure to do so. I am sure there will be government guidelines regarding things like, “Well, Mr. X, the government won’t pay for your treatment or pain medicine. So you can just go on your way and remain in pain for 10 years, or, there is one option that government will pay for…”

      • Big Dog says:

        No doubt the Kavorkian treatment option will cure you Mr. X.

        They claim this is nothing more than what Bush did (it is HIS fault) but Bush allowed a paid counseling visit to those newly enrolled in Medicare. End of life could be discussed but was not mandatory. Under Obamacare doctors are paid to discuss it. Who among us us thinks doctors will not go that way given how little Medicare pays them?

        I have a solution. Doctor: Mr. X, we won’t pay for this but we have an option…

        Mr. X’s son Big Dog: *sound of slide activation* Doctor, if he dies you die…

        A .45ACP is strong incentive to do what the patient wants and not what Obama wants…

        And lastly, end of life counseling has always been available between a doctor and patient. Why dos Obamacare require it unless it is to steer the most vulnerable among us toward the Grim Reaper?