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Friday, August 21, 2009

When Nat Hentoff is Nervous

When Nat Hentoff is nervous, I pay attention.  Here he is talking about the current Health Insurance discussion.  This appeared in The Jewish World Review.  Here is the lede:
I was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover's FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him.  I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights without blinking.  But now I am finally scared of a White House administration.  President Obama's desired health care reform intends that a federal board (similar to the British model) — as in the Center for Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation in a current Democratic bill — decides whether your quality of life, regardless of your political party, merits government-controlled funds to keep you alive.  Watch for that life-decider in the final bill. It's already in the stimulus bill signed into law.
Read the whole thing.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Renee said...

Op-ed from WSJ regarding end of life issues in the VA by Jim Towey from the Bush Administration. They removed the "Your Life, Your Choices", a 52 page document created in 1997 from circulation in their hospitals. In his opinion, he made a comparison that it was like a push poll.

""Your Life, Your Choices" presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political "push poll." For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be "not worth living."
The circumstances listed include ones common among the elderly and disabled: living in a nursing home, being in a wheelchair and not being able to "shake the blues." There is a section which provocatively asks, "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'If I'm a vegetable, pull the plug'?" There also are guilt-inducing scenarios such as "I can no longer contribute to my family's well being," "I am a severe financial burden on my family" and that the vet's situation "causes severe emotional burden for my family."
When the government can steer vulnerable individuals to conclude for themselves that life is not worth living, who needs a death panel? "