Is it racist to criticize Obamacare?
Waiting times for elective [Many medically necessary surgeries are also elective surgeries -- inguinal hernia surgery, cataract surgery, mastectomy for breast cancer] have increased since last year. Specialist physicians surveyed across 12 specialties and 10 Canadian provinces report a total waiting time of 19.0 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of elective treatment. At 104 percent longer than it was in 1993, this is the longest total wait time recorded since the Fraser Institute began measuring wait times in Canada.
-12/12/11http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011… Canadian Broadcast Company:
"Canadians are being forced to wait almost 4 ½ months, on average, to receive surgical care, prolonging the pain and suffering patients and their families are forced to endure."
“Smokers and obese people are already being denied operations such as invitro fertilization, breast reconstructions and a new hip or knee in some parts of England.”
“Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year” Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.
-11/29/12 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-… The innocent children are being put on controversial “death pathways,” once only thought to have involved elderly and terminally ill adult patients."
-12/18/12 http://www.france24.com/en/20121218-repo… “France should allow doctors to "accelerate the coming of death" for terminally ill patients, a report to [socialist] President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.”
-12/22/12 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-… “Prince Charles’s intervention follows a series of reports of appalling treatment by NHS staff, including dying patients left screaming for water”; “Last month, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was a ‘kind of normalization of cruelty’ in the worst hospitals, with patients too often subjected to, resentment, indifference and even contempt.”
“Thousands could lose their sight as NHS cuts cataract surgery by a quarter.”
President Obama's favorite economist Paul Krugman: We're also "going to have to ... really make decisions about health care, (and) not pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. Death panels and sales taxes is how we do this."
6/17/13 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/…: Now, in the Netherlands, parents who cannot bear to watch the suffering of their dying child can have doctors administer muscle relaxants that will bring on death quicker, the Dutch Press reported (via Google Translate).