The Trojan Horse That’s Killing Healthcare Reform
by Newt Gingrich
President Obama said something at his White House healthcare event last week that offers a disturbing hint of our future under his vision of health reform.
He suggested one way to save costs is not to spend on procedures that “evidence shows [are] not necessarily going to improve care” for the sick and the dying. “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller,” the President said.
Maybe. But the question is, who decides?
A Bureaucrat’s Concern Isn’t You, It’s the Government’s Bottom Line Who decides if those extra dollars will or will not be spent on your care or the care of someone you love? Under the plan advocated by President Obama and his allies, that someone will be a government bureaucrat.
Are you sure you want the Health Czar or his minions to decide whether your aged parents or relatives are worth the cost of a procedure that will extend their life ? Do you want pain killers for them or do you want a longer, pain free, life for them ?
Should we let government make that decision or should we let the patient and their loved ones decide their fate?
Let’s ask Ted Kennedy which course should be taken. It’s his Health Care Bill.
Hmm What Would Ted Do ??