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Didn’t They Tell Us There Wouldn’t Be Death Panels?

When the idea of ObamaCare first got scrutinized, the notion that there were provisions made for Death Panels in the legislation gained a lot of popularity. Because there were provisions made for Death Panels in the legislation …

But we were told that would be taken out. There were no Death Panels. No one would be making decisions for you based on the notion that you were too old for a particular treatment and that the resources would best be invested in or on a younger patient or a patient deemed to be more worthy of the treatment than you.

While the notion of Death Panels has not returned to the legislative process, the notion is being floated, discussed and bandied about by the MSM. Certainly with a view to winning over the masses to get them to accept Death Panels as a normal part of life.

The catalyst for the discussion is the end of 71 year old Dick Cheney’s heart transplant list wait. After waiting 20 months,  Cheney got a new heart. But Today Show host Matt Lauer and NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman raise the question of whether he should have.

The question they ask is whether giving a 71 year old a new heart is the best use of that resource and wouldn’t it have been a better use to give it to a younger patient who would have lived longer with it.

Of course someone would have to answer such questions. Presumably more than one someone. Presumably on a case by case basis. But I wouldn’t call that a Death Panel, would you?

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  1. So Cheney gets a new heart, and then we see the lack of heart by the Left. This is exactly why government being involved in health care is a treacherous road. Too many people like to think they have the right to decide when someone lives or dies. Just look at England, the NHS has the elderly dying simply because they aren’t receiving care. Playing God like the Nazis did is the end of our humanity.

  2. I hope Dick recovers fully over the summer so that when August and the brokered convention rolls around and Newt and Santorum release their delegates and they join with the uncommitteds to make Rick Perry the nominee, he chooses Darth, er, Dick, to be his running mate.

  3. I will say this, we need to use each and every leftist comment on Cheney’s age and the way they want to deny him his heart transplant and run ads in every retirement village from sea to shining sea and then we need to get every Democrat congressperson and Senator on film saying what age should the government stop people from getting ANYTHING they can afford to pay for!

  1. So Cheney gets a new heart, and then we see the lack of heart by the Left. This is exactly why government being involved in health care is a treacherous road. Too many people like to think they have the right to decide when someone lives or dies. Just look at England, the NHS has the elderly dying simply because they aren’t receiving care. Playing God like the Nazis did is the end of our humanity.

  2. I hope Dick recovers fully over the summer so that when August and the brokered convention rolls around and Newt and Santorum release their delegates and they join with the uncommitteds to make Rick Perry the nominee, he chooses Darth, er, Dick, to be his running mate.

  3. I will say this, we need to use each and every leftist comment on Cheney’s age and the way they want to deny him his heart transplant and run ads in every retirement village from sea to shining sea and then we need to get every Democrat congressperson and Senator on film saying what age should the government stop people from getting ANYTHING they can afford to pay for!

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