Obamacare Shutdown TAkes! The Complete Lives System

Rich TAkes! on the Complete Lives System

Handing over decisions about your health care to the government should scare the life out of you. Perhaps that is what they want. I dunno.

I do know that for once Speaker Boehner has finally stood up, with huge prodding from the TEA Party. Laws can be passed, but the House has to fund it. It’s right there in the Constitution. We call that “checks and balances”.

Progressives believe that they know what is best for you, or society in general, and Obamacare will relieve both you and your Doctor of making decisions when and if you ever become ill, injured, or need a transplant. Obamacare is not about better health, it is about government control and distributive justice, whatever that means. (I’m pretty sure that it’s bad)

Obamacare is about driving up your health care costs, while insuring that your actual health care is worsened. There is no way that adding thousands of bureaucrats and 16,000 IRS agents to the mix can make costs cheaper.

Doctors are closing their private practices, and are either becoming hospital employees, or quitting altogether. New Physician-owned hospitals will be prohibited, and current facilities will be prohibited from expanding. Some Doctors are opening up cash-only practices, offering superior services at a cheaper cost. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that model deemed illegal in the near future if Obamacare is allowed to stand.

“Progressives” real goal is to bankrupt private health insurance and give us all “single-payer” models where the government calls all of the shots. They are not bashful about this, either.

Some companies have been giving a rebate to employees who opt out of an employer sponsored plan in case they are already covered, or just plain don’t want coverage, that practice will be illegal beginning Jan 1. Many companies have already dropped spousal and family coverage as a result of Obamacare.

Private clinical trials, especially for cancer and AIDS cases, will be greatly curtailed, since the government under Obamacare is mainly concerned about reducing health care costs overall. If there is no longer any profit motive, what is the point? The real heart and soul of Obamacare can be summed up in Zeke Emanuel’s Complete Lives System:

Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care Rationing

McCaughey (pronounced McCoy) may be the most knowledgeable expert on the subject of Obamacare anywhere.

Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions

Above is the PDF of the article co-authored by Emanuel, published in the Lancet, compliments of CUNY

The Complete Lives System:  Socialism in Medicine

Summing up Obamacare in two pages. It’s about control: Editorial (PDF) from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 18 Number 3 Fall 2013

Abstract from the National Institute of Health

“The allocation of scarce health care resources such as flu treatment or organs for transplant presents stark problems of distributive justice. Persad, Wertheimer, and Emanuel have recently proposed a novel system for such allocation. Their “complete lives system” incorporates several principles, including ones that prescribe saving the most lives, preserving the most life-years, and giving priority to persons between 15 and 40 years old. This paper argues that the system lacks adequate moral foundations.”

I find it troubling that the words “distributive justice” appears on a government page.

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