"Death Panel"- "Alive and Well"

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    1. As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we're saying not just no, but hell no! The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. Palin: Obama's "Death Panel" Could Kill My Down Syndrome Baby

    2. Fifteen-month-old Joseph Maraachli, known to the world as “Baby Joseph,” is being transported from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where he received a tracheotomy last month, the Windsor Star reports. He will arrive in Windsor, Ontario, on Thursday.

    His parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, wanted the boy to undergo the tracheotomy so that he could spend his remaining days at home. London Health Sciences Center refused to perform the procedure, saying it had too many complication risks and would be too invasive, the Windsor Star reports.

    Joseph’s parents appealed to the Canadian courts, but the courts sided with the hospital. The boy was then taken by Fr. Frank Pavone and other Priests of Life staff to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, where doctors agreed to treat him and eventually performed his tracheotomy.

    Priests of Life has covered all of the family’s medical bills while Joseph underwent treatment in the U.S. and will also cover the costs of Joseph’s flight home, the Windsor Star reports.

    'Baby Joseph' Flying Home to Canada - FoxNews.com
     
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    Humana and other HMO's and insurance companies have been rationing health care for decades.
     
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    I certainly question Cardinal Glennon Children Hospital's ethics. The procedure did not save the child's life and the hospital had to know it wouldn't before they agreed to do it. They also had to know it was dangerous and would endanger the child's life. I suspect the hospital did it for the money. That's troubling. What else would they do just for the money?
     
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    PoliticalChick, you need to stop being such a radical! :lol:
     
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    Death panels exist now, and will exist in any solution to HC that anybody comes up with.

    Get over it.
     
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    Yes and in the prober context and useage they should exist.
     
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    "I suspect the hospital did it for the money."

    There's an old, but true, saying,

    "We can only judge others by ourselves."
     
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    "Get over it."

    Perhaps you should go back and re-read John Donne.
     
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    Naah Ayn Rand.
     
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    Glad to see that you understand that this is the rationing of healthcare.

    What you don't understand is that one or several private companies rationing same, as one can change companies or move to a different state,is
    hardly the same as the entire nation on that 'page.'

    The OP illustrates exactly that.
     

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