Dr. Advocates No Medical Care After Age 75

Posted: September 24, 2014 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

“You should take everything Dr. Ezekiel (“Zeke”) Emanuel says seriously. Especially the subtitle of his latest long essay in the The Atlantic on Sept 17: “Why I Hope to Die at 75: An argument that society and families and you — will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly.

“As a principal architect of Obamacare, a White House insider, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” a former director of the National Institutes of Health Department of Clinical Bioethics, and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Zeke makes pronouncements on health policy that are likely to become law.”

“And that means that if he wants to force you and me to “ask whether our consumption is worth our contribution,” we better start asking how soon Medicare and insurance companies will demand we justify our existence or be ushered out of this world to preserve America’s global competitiveness.”

“He uses a graph, “Creativity of People With High Creative Potential,” to show that productivity peaks at age 40. Clearly the message is that if you are over 40 and have disabilities or diseases that cost a lot, you are consuming more than you are producing.”

“My reaction to Zeke’s article is one of disgust and outrage. Even if he is the smartest guy in the room, he’s dumb when it comes to understanding what the average person wants. How dare he claim to know that someone over age 75 who walks slowly, has some memory lapses, and has some medical disabilities and limited resources doesn’t deserve to enjoy music, sunsets, or the company of children and grandchildren?”

“And why will Zeke stop at age 75? When will he and his political cronies — of both major political parties — decide that a disabled paraplegic wounded warrior is consuming more than he is contributing?”

“Emanuel’s essay on dying to help balance the federal budget comes not coincidentally on the very same day the Institute of Medicine, of which he is a member, released its report, “Dying in America,” which not coincidentally terms fee-for-service medicine a “perverse incentive.”

“But guys like Zeke want to play God, and that never ends well for society. So get ready to take one for the country. It’s your patriotic duty to die when Zeke says it’s time to go.”

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Geriatrics/GeneralGeriatrics/47790?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2014-09-24&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=ST&eun=g805656d0r&userid=805656&email=gamegetterii%40yahoo.com&mu_id=6090827&utm_term=Daily

Comments
  1. gamegetterII says:

    Maybe Sarah Palin and the death panels claims ain’t so far off after all…

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