Is that the way the Hippocratic Oath goes? Well, apparently the medical profession is becoming all-too-eager to hop on board with the Obama-Sebelius plan to give you a pain pill and send you out on the porch to contemplate your fate.
In a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care, the nation’s leading association of cancer physicians issued a list on Wednesday of five common tests and treatments that doctors should stop offering to cancer patients.
Joining the list of other professions – journalism, teaching, sociology, clergy – who are abandoning morals, ethics, discipline and common sense to get on board with the Obama Express, many medical professional associations nowadays are apparently doing their best to make up for the budgetary shortfalls that will accrue to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the wake of the CLASS provision of the Act being abandoned by the administration, all of the waivers granted and the now likelihood that the individual mandate, at least, will be ruled unconstitutional.
But here is the question, the two or three trillion dollar question, of those who foisted this universal health care scheme on the nation and are moving mountains to keep it in place: If health care is a “right”, as everyone on the left side and far too many on the right side of the equation propose, then why is cost even an issue?
In reality, it’s not an issue for the left. That’s just a charade to appear to be responsible and conscientious about the expenditure of public funds in order to win over the “independents’, the “moderates”. If they could somehow push confiscatory tax rates nearer to the 100% level, no one would even be talking frugality.
When it’s all over, though, when the socialists prevail, it won’t be just a matter of frugality. Because universal health care, not “coverage”, for a nation of 310 million people is a pipe dream to the extent that it is expected everyone will be treated and cured of everything and live to the ripe old age of Methusaleh.
Somebody’s going to have to die, and now it seems, sooner rather than later.