The Obama administration has been caught with their pants down. Sarah Palin exposed them for what they were and her statement of facts won out.
Congress has removed (or promises to remove) the death squad (my description) section from the socialized medicine reform bill.
Interestingly, I do not believe we have stopped the euthanasia plans of the Marxists. They are simply going to achieve that in another manner. Whatever the method, the elderly and very young are going to die.
The term Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) sounds so good, after all who would not want our health system to be effective? We could all use reduced costs and more effective drugs and treatments.
The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research has already been set up by Obama and we should fear this group. In fact, we should do everything in our power to eliminate this appointed group.
Most of the American Citizens have never heard of this group, as it has not been publicized by the general media, or even talk radio. They have been operating and have already issued their first annual report to the President and the Congress.
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, has written for years that the very young and the elderly need to have limited health care treatments as they are not as valuable as the 20 to 40 year old age group. You heard me right! He has advocated for years that healthcare needs to be focused on those who are the most productive people and not on those who do not contribute a lot to society.
He has argued that a 2 year old baby should be left to die if that child is going to use resources that could keep a 20 year old woman alive. Attention all liberal parents!!! Would you like to be told your young child does not deserve the proper health care because that child was not yet a productive member of society?
The report does have the following note on pages 72 and 73:
(1) COVERAGE— Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the Council to mandate coverage, reimbursement, or other policies for any public or private payer.
(2) REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS— None of the reports submitted under this section or recommendations made by the Council shall be construed as mandates or clinical guidelines for payment, coverage, or treatment. Title VIII—Departments of Labor, Health And Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
If you believe this, you have already drunk the Kool-Ade. Read the full report here.