Sarah Palin, former Gov. of Alaska, calls President Obama’s healthcare plan for the US “Evil” on her facebook page today. Reading through Palin’s comments about the Obama Healthcare Plan it takes the reader back to the year 1976 and ‘Logan’s Run’. That great science fiction movie where the world’s residents must ride the carrousel at the ripe old age of 30, knowing it is their time when the spot upon their hand turns black.
These kinds of comments such as the one Sarah Palin has made against the healthcare plan come to life because of the comments within the bill itself. Those issues within the healthcare plan are things such as “end of life counseling”. According to sources on the net this is not much of a change from that in the Medicare regulations that allow Medicare patients to use Hospice care at end of life or revealing and having on file a “Living Will”.
Before we turn our backs on President Obama’s Healthcare Plan lets look at a couple of facts that we have and know are true today.
Fact 1 – Any patient at end of life is given the option of using Hospice care and counseling while at the end stage of life.
Fact 2 – Several States in the Nation have “Right to Die” laws in place already. These Right to Die laws have strict rules attached to them to protect us from euthanasia.
Fact 3 – When a patient in Oregon chooses the right to die he must see a Psychiatrist and it is determined that the patient is within weeks of death. After that is determined the doctor visits the dying patient no less than 12 times and the medication used for the “Right to Die” is not given to the patient until the day of their death. The law also calls for the Patient to give themselves the dose of medication no one else can feed it to them.
Fact 4 – Every dying patient has the right to have death counseling and it is required by most insurance companies in the States that have ‘Right to Die’ laws in place.
Fact 5 – Obama himself has told us in his conferences regarding the Healthcare Plan that there will be no ‘Logan’s Run’ actions within the bill. There will be no pre-existing clauses so that the ones who are sick will have no coverage or care for certain diseases.
Why doesn’t the general public let this bill come to fruitation and then see where it stands? At that time we will have the information we need and we will be able to make an informed decision on what we the people feel is appropriate.
Questions you should ask are:
What will the cost be and who is going to pay for the Healthcare Plan?
What if we have no income in the household how will we pay?
What happens to each States Welfare Health Plans?
What will happen to those persons who live in our Country but are not Citizens?
Will the tax payor pull all the weight of the cost of this new Healthcare Plan?