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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

Want A Better Picture On The "Death Panels" Issue...?

In today's Wall Street Journal, Jim Towey, a former director of the Bush White House's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and founder of the nonprofit Aging with Dignity, found a troubling, newsworthy, death-encouraging decision that has already been made during Barack Obama's short term in office.

If President Obama wants to better understand why America's discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He will quickly discover how government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."

Who is the primary author of this workbook? Dr. Robert Pearlman, chief of ethics evaluation for the center, a man who in 1996 advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill before the U.S. Supreme Court [and is known for his support of health-care rationing].

"Your Life, Your Choices" presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political "push poll." For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be "not worth living."

When the government can steer vulnerable individuals to conclude for themselves that life is not worth living, who needs a death panel?

These are the same items currently proposed in the house version, it's time to wake up...no matter what the left thinks or tells american people, the proof is in the pudding !!!

When the government can steer vulnerable individuals to conclude for themselves that life is not worth living, who needs a death panel?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/08/20...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702046...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Thank you. I agree with you and find your links interesting and informative. It is time for us to take our country back from liars and corrupt politicians.

  • Golfer
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It is no secrete the left want to control peoples live from cradle to grave. What the left leaves out is abortion the killing/termination of a fetus. The assisted suicide. The amount of care for the elderly.

    How soon before it becomes unassisted suicide? Or termination of life. Maybe they will call it late term abortion?

    The VA and the Indian Health Service are two examples of why not to have the government run health care--unless you want assistance with suicide.

  • 1 decade ago

    I saw this on the news last night. There are too many things happening in this administration that contradict what they say. I believe the government health program would result in survival of the fittest at some point. It is inevitable when you consider there will be 78 million people on Medicare in the next 20 years. That just includes the boomers. Right now there are half that many.

    I don't believe the government should be involved in health care decisions. That is what doctors are supposed to do. They weren't meant to base their treatment on a pay chart.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Romans 8:6 (King James version) 6For to be carnally minded is demise; yet to be spiritually minded is life and peace. save on with the needs of the flesh (sin) is demise save on with the bible and the Holy Spirit is life (peace and exhilaration in this sinful international and eternity).

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  • 4 years ago

    Romans 8:6 (King James version) 6For to be carnally minded is dying; yet to be spiritually minded is existence and peace. stick to the desires of the flesh (sin) is dying stick to the bible and the Holy Spirit is existence (peace and exhilaration in this sinful international and eternity).

  • Bev
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

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