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Posts Tagged ‘policy’

interview w/former congressman

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Abortion in nationalized health care

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

No one has ever seen the full force attack on the sanctity of life that we are experiencing right now in the United States. We’re now funding and promoting abortions worldwide. We’ve declared open season on human embryos. We’ve stripped health care workers of the right to refuse participation in abortions. We’ve stacked federal government bureaucracies with the most stridently pro-abortion policymakers. We’ve even declared that being pro-life is a trait to look for in potential domestic terrorists.

And it’s far from over. In fact, it’s now ramping up at breakneck speed with Washington’s clamor for a government takeover of health care. In many ways you could argue that nationalized health care is the last major domino to fall in ushering in what we commonly call socialism. In the form most desired by its leading supporters, nationalized health care will include universal abortion coverage and health care rationing based on a quality of life criteria established by a government committee using government guidelines to make government decisions on who lives and who dies.

The game plan will be the same used in the disastrous stimulus spending bills (previously known as bailouts until the government PR machine found its sea legs). We won’t know what’s in it. Congress won’t know what’s in it. No one will know what’s in it. But we will be told that this is an emergency and that the country will dissolve into ruins unless we pass it now.

Like General George McClellan before the battle of Antietam, we know what the plan will be. It’s just a matter of whether it can be stopped.

Who gets the treatment?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

One of the big things to watch for in the national discussion of health care reform is the whole issue of health care rationing. Let’s face it – no nationalized health care plan can promise everything for everyone. The result is that somewhere along the line, cost control measures will unavoidably turn to making treatment decisions based on some type of “quality of life” criteria. That’s bad news for everyone, but especially for the sick, the disabled, the elderly, and anyone else whose “quality of life” becomes subject to a government committee’s determination. Economists are warning that cost-control measures will be the only way to make nationalized health care possible. The question is: who gets the treatment, and who gets the short end of the stick? Something to think about.