Tom and Jerry: Defenders of All Things Right and Good

Thursday, June 25, 2009

And So It Begins.....

As President Obama gears up to "reform" health care in America, here is one of his prescriptions for containing costs:

President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care.

In a nationally televised event at the White House, Obama said families need better information so they don't unthinkingly approve "additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care."

He added: "Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller."

Since there are those who may not agree that it's time to give granny a little shove towards death's door, their decision is done "unthinkingly". We can't have people making those decisions for themselves, can we?

I'll try to resist the temptation to mention that I told you this was coming. But I did.

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