With all the uprising against Sarah Palin’s term “Death Panels” it seems appropriate to take a look at the name and see if another one would fit just as well. After all, “death” is such an unappetizing word, even to liberals. It’s so . . . well . . . final.
So maybe we should look at what the president himself called it in a speech on August 11 at a Town Hall meeting. Paraphrasing his paraphrase, it is a Medicare reimbursed consultation about end-of-life care. A little cumbersome. His explanation was: “So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.”
Give me just one small break here. Do you want to tell me why Medicare should get reimbursed for something that the patient, the family and the physician are perfectly capable of getting done on their own —at no charge? Go here to see what Jerry McConnell has to say about section 1233.
The following was taken from Crippy’s World, http://crippy.me/ and makes me more than a little sick. The arrogance of the president is mind numbing:
OBAMA SAYS HE IS GOD’S PARTNER IN MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
In an apparent attempt to justify the creation of "Death Panels" in his Obamacare bill, president Obama stated that "we are God's partners in matters of life and death". The statement was made during a August 19 conference call with rabbis.
A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today —as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.
"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin...), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided "who shall live and who shall die."
The president was surely not speaking for me.
This man's hubris borders on a pathological mental disorder.
God help us!
Don’t forget this is the president who said during his campaign that his favorite Bible verse is John 16:3!
So, this is the guy who wants to decide what to do about the sick, the lame, and the halt. What better term that Death Panel? I believe the only objection the left has to it is that Sarah Palin named it first.