Well apparently they have them in the UK. It looks like that country’s nationalized health care system, so often touted as a model of what we could have by those who seek government control of our own doctors and hospitals, routinely writes people off and puts them to sleep just to keep from spending more than their alloted sum to keep them alive. How can people be so naive to believe it won’t happen here?
Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.
The letter, signed by notable experts such as Professor Peter Millard, Emeritus Professor of Geriatrics, University of London, Dr Peter Hargreaves, a consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Luke’s cancer centre in Guildford, claims the government bureaucrats who take on God-like powers to doom patients who might otherwise survive aren’t necessarily as omniscient as they think they are.
“Forecasting death is an inexact science,”they say. Patients are being diagnosed as being close to death “without regard to the fact that the diagnosis could be wrong.
Our very own system, where patients from those other socialized systems come when their “free” health care fails them, now faces its own demise even though American public opinion is becoming galvanized in its overwhelming support to keep the free market in control. President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress have refused to acquiesce to the will of the electorate, insisting their elected offices ordain them some sort of ruling class rather than the “representatives” they’re supposed to be. These left-wing wonders have convinced themselves we-the-people are beholden to them and their will, not the other way around, and certainly not the way our founders intended.
Apparently it’s scaring subjects of the crown across the pond now, because the soul-less behemoth that is the UK health care system is now creating quite a stir among its patrons in England.
“…a national wave of discontent is building up, as family and friends witness the denial of fluids and food to patients.”
It doesn’t matter how many times Obama and his parrots repeat the lie that we won’t face rationing under a government-run system. We will. Wake up, call and email your congressmen and senators today. (Use the links on the right side of this page.) Tell them we don’t want our children to live under such a system, now or ever.
Thanks to Erick Erickson at Redstate for putting this out there.
Here’s the story of a government (state of Oregon) run health care system that told a woman they wouldn’t pay for her life-saving chemotherapy drugs, but would be happy to pay for a physician assisted suicide! It can and will happen in the single-payer system Obama and the Democrats are trying to force us into.
“If we invest thousands of dollars in one person’s days to weeks, yet…we are taking those dollars away from someone,” says the chairman of the Commission that sets policy for the Oregon health plan.
Oh. Who do you think offered to supply the woman with the drugs, free of charge?
The big, mean pharmaceutical company that makes the drug.
So the government health care system is really the bad guy, the pharma company the good.