“Neurosurgeon” Discloses ObamaCare Plan to “Pull the Plug on Granny”
By Jerry A. Kane
Last March Barack Obama told House Democrats, “Nobody’s Pulling the Plug on Granny.” In the same speech, he said that ObamaCare would not take over health care, and that it would allow people to keep their doctor and health insurance.
Tuesday evening, a self-identified brain surgeon named Jeff, phoned a nationally syndicated radio talk show and told host Mark Levin that he had just returned from a seminar in Washington, DC, where members of the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurosurgeons (CNS) reviewed and discussed information provided by Health and Human Services (HHS) and other government officials regarding Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care.
The caller told Levin that Obama’s health care plan contained “ethics panels” or “ethics committees,” which will deny advanced neurosurgical care to patients over 70 years old on government supported health care. The following excerpt is from the call:
Jeff: [I]f you were over 70 and you’d come into an emergency room and you’re on government supported health care … you’d get “comfort care.” … This is Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care.
Levin: And who issued this? HHS?
Jeff: Yes. And basically they don’t call them patients, they call them “units.” And instead of .. they call it “ethics panels” or “ethics committees,” would get together and meet and decide where the money would go for hospitals, and basically for patients over 70 years of age, that advanced neurosurgical care was not generally indicated.
Levin: So it’s generally going to be denied?
Jeff: Yes, absolutely. … At two, three, or four in the morning we’re going in the operating room, and we have to wait for an ethics panel to convene, which are not made up of physicians, which are made of administrators to decide whether a patient should receive our care.
Levin: So Sarah Palin was right; we’re going to have these death panels, aren’t we?
Jeff: Oh, absolutely! … [I]f you’re a “unit” above a certain age, you get comfort care instead of advanced neurosurgical intervention.
The caller told Levin the HHS information reviewed by AANS and CNSmembers has not yet been made public. It looks like Obama intends to achieve through regulation what he couldn’t do through legislation.
When the government provides health care for people at the end of their lives, it is not acting as an impartial advisor. Government has a vested interest, i.e., the less health care the it provides, the less money it pays out.
Keep in mind that ObamaCare will cut $500 billion from Medicare over the next ten years at a time when Medicare enrollment is projected to increase 30 percent. Remember too that Obama and the proponents of ObamaCare lied when they said:
ObamaCare would not cause the price of health insurance to go up;
ObamaCare would allow Americans to keep their health insurance;
ObamaCare would not affect separate health care policies;
ObamaCare would reduce the deficit; and
Obamacare would not decide the type of care patients would receive.
Millions of people needlessly died because Great Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was so invested in his policy of appeasement that he trusted Adolf Hitler in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. And many people will needlessly die in America if enough people don’t examine the evidence and expose the lies of ObamaCare.
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