Skip to comments.EZEKIEL EMANUEL AND THE OBAMA CARE FINAL SOLUTION
Posted on 08/10/2009 4:24:53 PM PDT by SJackson
Is the "Final Solution" wording that was added to this revamped Obama Health Care graphic warranted? Some might see it as a simple play on words.
But before you decide how to consider that wording, please read the following shocking quotes from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the chief health-care policy adviser to President Barack Hussein Obama, and (not coincidentily) the brother of Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.
"Strict youngest-first allocation directs scarce resources predominantly to infants. This approach seems incorrect. The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects.... Adolescents have received substantial substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments.... It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies, and worse still when an adolescent does."
"Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years. Treating 65-year olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not."
"Ultimately, the complete lives system does not create 'classes of Untermenschen whose lives and well being are deemed not worth spending money on,' but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save when genuine scarcity makes saving everyone impossible."
"When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated"
"Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda. If the automakers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration's health-reform effort."
From: Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008
"Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others"
From: Health Affairs Feb. 27, 2008
"Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change,"
(These quotes add new context to the "End-of-Life" Counseling sessions required every 5 years for all seniors over 65 in Obama Care.)
"There is a widespread perception that the United States spends an excessive amount on high-technology health care for dying patients. Many commentators note that 27 to 30 percent of the Medicare budget is spent on the 5 percent of Medicare patients who die each year. They also note that the expenditures increase exponentially as death approaches, so that the last month of life accounts for 30 to 40 percent of the medical care expenditures in the last year of life. To many, savings from reduced use of expensive technological interventions at the end of life are both necessary and desirable."
"Many have linked the effort to reduce the high cost of death with the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. One commentator observed: "Managed care and managed death [through physician-assisted suicide] are less expensive than fee-for-service care and extended survival. Less expensive is better." Some of the amicus curiae briefs submitted to the Supreme Court expressed the same logic: "Decreasing availability and increasing expense in health care and the uncertain impact of managed care may intensify pressure to choose physician-assisted suicide" and "the cost effectiveness of hastened death is as undeniable as gravity. The earlier a patient dies, the less costly is his or her care."
"Although the cost savings to the United States and most managed-care plans are likely to be small, it is important to recognize that the savings to specific terminally ill patients and their families could be substantial. For many patients and their families, especially but not exclusively those without health insurance, the costs of terminal care may result in large out-of-pocket expenses. Nevertheless, as compared with the average American, the terminally ill are less likely to be uninsured, since more than two thirds of decedents are Medicare beneficiaries over 65 years of age. The poorest dying patients are likely to be Medicaid beneficiaries. Extrapolating from the Medicare data, one can calculate that a typical uninsured patient, by dying one month earlier by means of physician-assisted suicide, might save his or her family $10,000 in health care costs, having already spent as much as $20,000 in that year."
"Drawing on data from the Netherlands on the use of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and on available U.S. data on costs at the end of life, this analysis explores the degree to which the legalization of physician-assisted suicide might reduce health care costs. The most reasonable estimate is a savings of $627 million, less than 0.07 percent of total health care expenditures."
"This civic republican or deliberative democratic conception of the good provides both procedural and substantive insights for developing a just allocation of health care resources. Procedurally, it suggests the need for public forums to deliberate about which health services should be considered basic and should be socially guaranteed. Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity-those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations-are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia."
These quotes are something you would expect from Dr. Mengle of the Nazi Germany years, or perhaps the ultra progressives from earlier years who were pushing Eugenics.
They might be something you would expect today from some very fringe, wild-eyed population control radicals.
But they are not. These are the words from the chief advisor to the President of the United States on health care and a chief architect of the health care plans being forumlated by the Obama administration and the democratic controlled Congress.
These are absolutely un-American, far left, radical views. The Health Care Plan developed by the proponent of this thinking is sure to contain provisions, processes, and planning for the longer range implementation of these steely-eyed, radical goals and principle of its inventor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.
Do not fall for the platitudes and the revisionism or assurances of the people pushiung this plan. It is a radical plan and it will lead to single payer, complete governmental control of health care. A command economy of health care much more akin to what someone like Karl Marx would implement to go hand and hand with his political philospohpies.
The president, in a less-guarded moment before running for the Presidency out lined his true goals with respect to Health Care, and now he has the congress and the advisors he thinks will lead him there.
I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its gross national product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And thats what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. Thats what Id like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first weve got to take back the White House, weve got to take back the Senate, and weve got to take back the House.
When you add to this the President and his Whitehouse staff's pronouncment of Aug 4, 2009, that Americans should listen to other Americans casual conversation and then turn in those people or web-sites that voice anything "fishy" in opposition to the health care plan, and add it together with the pronouncements of the Chief Health-Care advisors, the wording on the graphic above comes into much clearer focus.
Ultimately, the complete lives system does not create 'classes of Untermenschen whose lives and well being are deemed not worth spending money on,' but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save when genuine scarcity makes saving everyone impossible.
Of course it does create classes of untermenschen, from birth, and rest assured based on influence. But the word, what was he thinking of?
That word was used on purpose....I am sure of it.
What disgusting pigs these people are.
the Emanuel family
Then he goes right on to make his salient point:
but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save
When placed in the context of his thoughts on the "complete life", and the power they would give this man or whomever they put in charge of this...that is one hell of a scary statement.
Ezekiel Emanuel is, IMHO, a modern day Dr. Mengele.
This is so bizarre. His father was a militant zionist working for the Israeli underground.
I can’t understand their thinking.
I do understand the Chicago Thug part of it. His grandfather was an union organizer in Chicago.
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
We must keep power over our daily lives dispersed to the individual primarily, and then sparingly to localities and the states as much as possible and out of the hands of those in Washington.
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I hope he's not practicing his specialty. I feel very desperate for his senior citizen patients, God help them.
Thanks for the ping!
And if Obamacare passes...this will be carved in granite into law.
With the rising opposition to this...if they pass it it will not have time to get very far implemented before their “stone” is shattered by a wrecking ball and jack hammers starting in 2010.
Who in the heck are THESE people uhbama has brought in to advise on medical science issues? I mean...this Holdren character????? And Ezekiel Emanuel (eugenics advocate) who does not consider a little baby a life until it is socialiazed ???
These are the type of people who have written the blue print for our health care reform?
We have to get this out onto UTUBE and we have to make this VIRAL.
If people knew that
Hitler, er, ubama had hired these goons to prepare our great national, one for all and all for one, SOYLENT GREEN health/death care system, I believe the architects above would be THROWN OUT OF THEIR OFFICES via pressure from folks like us calling them out on their filthy, nazi TOTALLY NAZI, views.
The same people he associated with before being elected. it should come as no surprise, but Sen. McCain and the GOP insisted it wasn’t an appropriate issue to raise. They’re part of a highly suspect group of Commisars rather than in the Cabinet, stocked with second stringers other than defense, because they’d never pass scrutiny.
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