Tag Archives: rationing

Media Matters Fails to Discredit Me

By Wesley J. Smith Media Matters must be running low on targets, since it chose to go after a piece I have in the Weekly Standard  this week urging that Congress repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board

Quality (Not Worthy of Life) Danger Ahead

By Wesley J. Smith There is a fight in the UK about whether to keep a seriously ill baby on life support or put her in palliative care to die. Typically of our age, the idea that

Tell Congress You Don’t Want Tax Funds to Push Older People to Agree to Premature Death!

Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 3251 against Biased “Advance Care Planning” Under Medicare Background: During the debate over the enactment of Obamacare, there was considerable controversy over paying Medicare health care providers to conduct “advance care

Obamacare Rationing “Excess Benefits” tax threatens health care plans of state and city workers

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Most state and city government health care plans, as well as many other plans, are soon to be undermined by one of the most serious of

Pushing “Social Justice” Medical Bigotry

By Wesley J. Smith “Don’t mention death panels!“ the medical technocrats often scream–as they plot and plan to institute death panels. And that’s just the course taken by the New York Times physician columnist, Sandeep Jouhar, as

Serious Obamacare Rationing Provision Again Under Fire

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A renewed pushback is underway against one of the most serious of the multiple rationing provisions of the five-year old Obama Health Care law — the “excess

Report Examines Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning

WASHINGTON – In advance of a Friday Institute of Medicine conference in Washington, DC involving policymakers in implementation of its September 2014 report that urged promotion of “advance care planning,” the Powell Center for Medical Ethics at

How Obamacare Rationing is Harming the Economy

  By Burke. J. Balch, J.D., director, NRLC’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics President Obama has been among the many deploring the reality that despite an improving economy, middle-class wages have remained largely stagnant. Yet there is

Who Decides the Harm in “Do No Harm?”

  By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s Note: In his excellent piece Wesley Smith sounds the alarm about a Canadian board that typifies the push to deny life-saving medical treatment against the will of patients and families on

Report claiming US health care worse than abroad distorts facts but ObamaCare may soon make it a reality

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A report released June 16, 2014, by the Commonwealth Fund think tank claims that although the U.S. spends more on health care, we underperform relative to

Obamacare’s “Reference Pricing” threatens to ration Americans’ health care

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Under the Obama Health Care law, the Administration’s stated mission is to limit not only the overall level of healthcare spending but also what Americans may

Healthcare spiraling downwards as ObamaCare takes hold, worse yet to come

  By Burke Balch, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appeared in the May issue of National Right to Life News which can be read in its entirety at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2014.pdf While critical access