Thursday, October 06, 2011

It's Not A Death Panel

End-of-Life Surgery May Be Overused in Medicare, Harvard Researchers Say

“In a lot of places, we’re doing a lot of these surgeries I think unnecessarily,” Jha said in an interview. “We’re not having the kinds of conversations with patients that we need to have, about what they want out of their last few days and how we help them achieve those goals.”
Or, how to help them help the Single Payer achieve its goals: cost reduction.

We recommend searching "the intellectual roots of the Third Reich" to see what the Ivory Tower was saying about who should and should not be allowed to live during the last era in which it was called upon the answer the question.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Newsday January 4, 2011

Starting this year, Medicare will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment ["Don't believe new 'death panel' talk," Opinion, Jan. 2].

I realize as a retiree I no longer add value to our country, and should I not wake up tomorrow, my demise would be no loss to society. But isn't the elimination of the unproductive among us akin to Nazism, a movement we defeated 65 years ago?

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