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Death Panels: Now the media talking openingly & chuckling (video)

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posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by skunknuts

Show me EXACTLY where this bill reforms health care?

I thought this bill was Insurance Reform?

I have searched for comments on death panels, should I post them here now?

No, want to obfuscate some more?

posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 11:03 AM

Originally posted by budro

The insurance companies will not exist. It will be the Guberment who decides if you are worth treatment.

They will be disolved once they are no longer able to line our politicians pockets.....Third line just cuz im sick of this crap.....Damn would you people please please go read some books about history?

For crying out loud you are on a conspircy site and you cant see the power grab?

I would be happy to as I have a keen interest in history and FACTS.

I will oblige if you promise to read up on spelling, grammar and punctuation.


[edit on 31-3-2010 by kinda kurious]

posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by kinda kurious

I don't need no help wit gramma, I white like i want.

Seriously I thought I did fine considering it was late and I was on drink 4.

Ok deal. I'll produce something to impress on you that I can indeed dictate like a doctor and you produce some FACTS that show why you feel comfortable with our gov. Running healthcare.

On phone so forgive shorthand

posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:07 PM

Originally posted by skunknuts
reply to post by anon72

Um, I think you are not understanding what is right in front of you.

"...this particular expensive treatment actually doesn't do any good medically and so we are not going to pay for it. That is actually going to save quite a lot of money...that's going be a really, uh a really major cost saving."

Anyway, you'd prefer a panel of insurance company bureaucrats deciding what is or is not covered, knowing that insurance companies exist solely to make a profit??!! Are you mad?


P.S. I thought conservatives were all for rationality and common-sense. Why would a conservative want the government to pay for expensive treatments that don't work? Stop spreading lies, paranoia, and disinformation.

[edit on 3/30/2010 by skunknuts]

Wow skunk, you're the one that is nuts. It sure is right in front of us. The cat was let out of the bag. To me I look at it this way.

You think that it is a money saving opportunity and that the government isn't about profit. ROFLMAO!

That there will be NO biased decisions being made on expensive treatments. You see, if I were a 'specialist' hired by the government to review a patients records for a much needed but very expensive operation and that patient is say 60 or older, I would probably lean a bit more in favor of that government. My decision may be swayed just a bit to say "well, I don't think it will do any good." Yet a private doctor would then come in and say that the operation would add 10 or more years to the person's life.

You see the dilemma? You seem to be thinking that the government will make decisions based on the people. It will not. It will make them based on money. Period. If it costs too much then all of a sudden there is just no hope for you.

I say this from experience. My mother was on a government program. She got seriously ill. Once her expenses topped the $750k mark (and not a penny above) we got a call from the doctor saying that he felt there was nothing they could do to save her. This after all of the while telling us that she is getting better and doing well and will be brought back to consciousness soon.

Well, something came up and another operation would be needed. Of course I am speculating here because I'm NOT a doctor. But I have researched my mothers condition and it is usually not fatal for people in their 60's. It's brutal but they can usually recover fully. Well, she was 47.

I was surrounded by these doctors and they all just hounded me into giving in and having her removed from life support. They insisted that there was nothing they could do. The problem is that she was doing so well until that critical money amount came in.

I was told absolutely that once they removed her from the system that it would be quick. Within two or three minutes. 8+ hours later I finally said goodbye to the woman that brought me into this world holding her hand the entire time.

I just wish I would have done the research BEFORE that meeting while she was in the hospital. I would have been better armed to refuse them and force them to help her. You see, she was on disability thus all health costs were covered by the government.

Now these very same people will control who gets the treatment and who doesn't.

I hope you don't get sick to the point that you end up being weighed against the cost.

posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by dariousg

First let me say that I am sorry for your loss. However I am moved to respectfully share my personal story which is 180 degrees the opposite.

My late elderly father was in final stages of succumbing to congestive heart failure. He was both a retired Naval officer and FAA Government employee and received Tri-care for life government healthcare insurance. I was his appointed legal healthcare surrogate and held Medical and Legal Power of Attorney. His Living Will CLEARLY indicated he did not want artificial life support or resuscitation of any kind.

Despite his advanced age (92) and the unliklihood of his recovery the Doctors and Medical staff made several overtures towards me to continue their efforts to sustain his life. I refused to acquiesce and he passed peacefully. Those were his wishes.

So you see this is contrary to your own story but painful nonetheless. Regardless, it is heartbreaking to witness a parent die. I thank you for sharing.

Doctors are sworn to the Hippocratic Oath. Their goal is to sustain life, no matter the cost.

My .02¢

[edit on 31-3-2010 by kinda kurious]

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