If the liberals, who passed Obamacare, thought that death panels were not a reality, it would simply be the 10 millionth time they were wrong – and Americans will have paid the price. There is no way for the Federal Government, and the tax paying Americans who fund it, to keep your comatose grandmother or child alive for weeks, months, years to see if they will ever “wake up.” It comes down to dollars, and as much as Americans have screamed about their healthplans and what they felt they wouldn’t pay, they could always, through the force of media, get them to change their minds. This will not, and honestly cannot happen under a single payer government system. They will have a pot of money and that money will go where THEY decide it should go. They will choose the lifesaving drugs that get to market and then they will decide who gets those drugs. If you don’t think that the difference between rich and poor will be a deciding factor in who lives and dies, well you are just deluding yourself. The Ruling Class Will Decide Who Lives And Who Dies:
THE leader of Scotland’s doctors has questioned whether society can afford to pay thousands of pounds to keep terminally-ill people alive for weeks or months when health service budgets are under unprecedented strain.
Dr Brian Keighley, chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, said in some cases tens of thousands of pounds were spent on drugs to extend cancer patients’ lives for relatively short periods.
Speaking ahead of his organization’s annual meeting, the GP said the country had to debate the merits of these kinds of aggressive treatments and the effects they had on the NHS budget. But he stressed any decision had to be made at a society level, rather than being left to doctors.
Patient groups are concerned that many cancer treatments are being rationed by the NHS because they are deemed too expensive.
While the NHS budget for Scotland rose slightly this year, the increasing cost of energy, food and drugs has meant health boards are having to make efficiency savings just to stand still. In many cases this has included recruitment freezes and a reduction in the NHS workforce of more than 3,000 in the past year.
Keighley said the Scottish Government was facing a “budgetary cliff edge” amid concerns about the negative effect of cuts. But he said there were areas where wider debate was needed to decide if Scotland could still afford to pay for services where good outcomes were limited.
This included life-extending treatments provided to people at the end of their lives with illnesses such as cancer.
Welcome to your nightmare, the government is here to save you….hahahahaha!