Confessions of Dr. Death aka Ezekiel Emanuel

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

Sounds like a confession to me! I have heard the “MOB” shouted down and called liars but the truth is a stubborn thing and Sarah Palin who was demonized for using the term evil has now been redeemed by what amounts to Dr. Death panel’s confession.dd

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says views ‘evolved’ over time.

Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the White House official targeted by Sarah Palin and other conservatives as an advocate for health care rationing and “death panels,” said Thursday his “thinking has evolved” on the need to decide who gets treated and who does not.

“When I began working in the health policy area about 20 years ago … I thought we would definitely have to ration care, that there was a need to make a decision and deny people care,” said Dr. Emanuel, a health care adviser to President Obama in the Office of Management and Budget, during a phone interview.

“I think that over the last five to seven years … I’ve come to the conclusion that in our system we are spending way more money than we need to, a lot of it on unnecessary care,” he said. “If we got rid of that care we would have absolutely no reason to even consider rationing except in a few cases.”

read story here.: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/14/white-house-adviser-backs-off-rationing/

meanwhile- if you think I and Sarah and a few other lunatics are off the wall and no one would ever consider such a thing… well think again.

8 Responses

  1. So much debate is going on pointing out how bad the collectivist approach of the Obama/Democrats will be for our health care, but where is the advocacy of a workable solution?

    Here is a brief outline of where we need to go with US health care:

    The Modern Health Care Solution

    We need to reset our health care system back to a free-market, patient-driven system. Every other successful part of our society runs this way- why not our health care for goodness sake?! We need:

    1. Market-based pricing of health care. We need medical Care/Service/Procedures priced up front like everything else in our society- not the price/cost black-boxes of today’s employer and government-subsidized health care.

    2. Minute-clinics and similar no-appointment, transparently-priced clinics are going in the right direction of delivering this concept:
    http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/23_zdechlikm_coninfo/

    3. Just like with the fair, portability of pre-tax 401k’s, we need fair, portable pre-tax health savings accounts for everyone to save their own money over time, make their own decisions on health care, and pay it with their own money.

    4. Make health care ‘insurance’ back into actual insurance. Couple health savings accounts with high-deductible catastrophic health insurance policies that people buy like they do for life insurance or car insurance.

    The above approach gives everyone the access, proper control, and choice over their health- not the opposite helplessness dictated by some far away, faceless bureaucrat.

  2. “I think once you have the president having to try to convince you he is not going to kill your grandmother, you’re in trouble…”

    –Kirsten Powers

    • Love your comment Kristen!

      “… once you have the president having to try to convince you he is not going to kill your grandmother, you’re in trouble…”

  3. i say let’s all “FLAG” ourselves!!

    flag@whitehouse.gov

  4. Emanuel = LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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