Plano Texas Politics

August 31, 2009

Health Care will Start Up Again

“The intelligentsia have been quick to dismiss former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s claim that, under President Obama’s health plan, “my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide … whether they are worthy of health care.”

No one ever accused Palin of being a health policy expert, and many found her hyperbolic term “death panel” off-putting. But that should not distract voters from this reality: President Obama has proposed a new body that would enhance Medicare’s ability to deny care to the elderly and disabled based on government bureaucrats’ arbitrary valuations of those patients’ lives.” – Cato Institute

This is true, bureaucrats will be deciding important health issues for us. We must not let this happen, though health care has recently become a smaller issue, it is still on the table. Please, call you senators and representatives and tell them that you do not agree with government health care. Congress’ August break is coming to an end, and then Congress will once again be debating this issue.

~James Dalley



  1. More conspiracy-theory ranting.

    What’s actually been proposed is counseling sessions to help people manage their end-of-life care provisions better. Palin’s turned that into ‘death panels’ and the red-rag brigade (especially Fox News) have gone fringe-crazy with it.

    At this point what the Democrats should do is just go ahead and pass a Bill. They have the votes, they should just do it and let you all scream long and loud about how it’s destroying your freedoms for reasons you can’t quite articulate. Like uh socialism. Or Hitler. Or socialism and Hitler. And what about guns. Freedom. Blah blah blah.

    Comment by deeplybored — August 31, 2009 @ 11:58 am | Reply

    • I do not believe that Palin is referring to the end of life care provisions. I think what she is describing is the board that will control who and how much people get medication. There will be bureaucrats who get to say, Sarah Smith has cancer and she’s going to die anyway so why not let her die quicker instead of giving her medication to help her live a month longer.

      As a note one of the reasons that I do not want government health care is because this will lead to worse care, as can be seen in Canada, also this will lead to lower medicine availability, and as is always the case in any government run program innovations and advances will be limited.

      I have severe asthma problems and I spend $100+ a month on the meds that keep me alive and breathing, and that is with insurance. I fear that with a government takeover in health care it will be harder for me to get the medications that I need that keep me alive from month to month.

      Comment by jdalley — September 1, 2009 @ 11:13 am | Reply

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