By Wesley J. Smith Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the nation’s premier Obamacarians. He has the president’s ear. He is for health care rationing. And now, he wants us to die at 75. He doesn’t put it quite like that, writing in the first person. But make no mistake: That is his essential message. …Continue reading "Ezekiel Emanuel: We Should Die at 75"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Should the federal government pay states to limit what their residents are allowed to spend to save their lives? Late last week, the Center for American Progress, a D.C.-based think tank led by former staffers for the Obama and Clinton Administrations, released a new …Continue reading "Will States be bribed to intensify Health Care Rationing?"
By Wesley J. Smith Obamacare’s emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes. And the Medical Establishment is apparently playing along. From, “The Cancer Death-Panel App,” by Robert Goldberg in the NY Post: “The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough …Continue reading "Obamacare Opens Door to Death Panel App"
By Wesley J. Smith The New York Times uses its op/ed page as a supplement to its editorial page–that is, most of the articles published reflect the views of the editors. Letters to the Editor, too. The NYT has called for health care rationing several times in the past and published articles by others supporting it. It …Continue reading "More Death Panel Advocacy in NYT"
By Wesley J. Smith I was pretty teed off about the Canadian doctors trying to force Hassan Rasouli off of wanted life-sustaining treatment. Then, when I found out that even though they were absolutely wrong in their “certainty” that he would never wake up, they still were considering trying to force him off of treatment, …Continue reading "The Trouble With Futile Care Theory"