Obama waited until lawmakers went home on vacation to approve, by a vote of ONE-0, his pick for Medicare and Medicaid Rationing Czar.
Donald Berwick: To your Collective Health!
Donald Berwick's philosophy is on record in favor of rationing of health care.
..."any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.”
"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care", says Berwick, "the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly."
Obama says he had to sneak Donald through the socialist backdoor because Republicans were obstructing his appointments and he would not allow a few to obstruct his changes - because he knows what is right for America for the many.
Republicans, however, have reported that they tried for weeks to get Obama to bring Donald Berwick forward, so they could expose Berwick's rationing-redistribution of health and wealth ideology.
Instead Obama waited...and waited...and waited...knowing the recess was coming and he could then install Berwick, without Senate confirmation hearings, thereby bypassing exposure of Berwick's socialist views - while also Not exposing those who would have to defend Berwick and vote for him publicly.
Not that most of the Media would have informed you anyway.
You know - because we are told, information is a distraction...and, we have to pass it before we know what's in it...
There are only a few ways introduced to reduce costs in Healthcare that doesn't involve reducing lawyers fees:
1)competition which has been rejected.
2)mandatory participation of the healthy non-users dollars 'spreading' those funds to cover the cost of the costly.
3)efficient-rationed care to the actual costly users.
Two out of three ain't bad- right?
People are just Not listening:
I want to remind anyone reading this (that disagrees ) of one of Obama's statements that has people carrying signs and trying to warn you of what is to come for your 'post-existing' conditions:
Obama on brokering treatment options: "There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place... The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health- care bill out here."
Yet anyone with a "Save Grandma" sign is ridiculed and called a whack job?
Blind, fool, or needing a tax dictionary, to describe what IS is, Obama wants to have a required cost effective democratic conversation with you, or yours, and the billing burden of actually providing ANY health care when you'll need it most.
The Stimulus Bill has already provided the funds and staffed the democratic distributive jury that will decide whether you fit inside Obam's 80% bracket.
If you can't figure out what That above end of life Obama statement means without reading or understanding a single line of these ration-controlled health Czar manifestos then get ready to go home, shut up, and take your pill.
Quotes from Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama's Health Policy Czar:
"Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality of care are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change...When the worst-off can benefit only slightly while better-off people could benefit greatly, allocating to the better-off is often justifiable."
...and less expensive.
What Obama has set you up for; Again from his Health Policy Czar:
"Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years."
-Lancet, Vol 373 June 31, 2009
"Strict youngest-first allocation directs scarce resources predominantly to infants. This approach seems incorrect. The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects....
-Lancet, Vol 373, January 31, 2009 425,
and...although life-years are equally valuable to all, justice requires the fair distribution of them...poor adolescents should be treated the same as wealthy ones, even though they may have received less investment owing to social injustice.
This guy sits on the Obama Board that determines your, and your families, well being.
He will be crafting, implementing and imposing priority policy for your future forced insurance coverage.
Cost Effectiveness and preferential Minority panels are already set up and funded by the communist and terrorist authors of the Apollo Stimulus Bill.
The bureaucratic claims clerks are replacing the insurance adjusters.
Government will have direct access to your personal bank account for withdrawals, the collection agency will be the IRS, and the 'distributive justice' rationing eugenicists judges are being seated.
There is nothing new here in reforming the hated insurance practices except a newly formed unmitigated non-recoursed Master.
If you are to young to vote, to old to pay income taxes, or within the burdensome 80% end of life medical funds drain, then a Dr. Berwick redistributive allocator is Obama's fair-share justice-administrating reform answer for the flushing out of any non productive, chronic, economic investment wastes.
Berwick joins the rank-ranks of Obama's legion of radical transformational Czars, most of whom were never confirmed, who will destroy this country's freedom and sanity as we knew it.
The more obstruction the better for America in my opinion- Reveal Remove & Repeal in 2010!
The wake up call awaiting all of those still sitting on their expected 'free health care' wall, is all the king's horses and all the king's men --- obscuring and avoiding 'that very difficult democratic conversation'...scheduled for sometime after 2013.
"To provide a high quality of life for all, there must be fewer people."- Obama's Science & Technology Czar - John Holdren