Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thought of the Day #219 - Death Panels

Supposed "Death Panels" in Obama's plan will decide who will get care
and who won't. Tell me how this is any different than insurance
companies denying care and refusing claims? Same thing, only the latter
is making the decision to limit corporate financial liability for its
shareholders.

2 comments:

Chris said...

As a Canadian living in the U.S., I cannot say how glad I am to hear you say this. Is public medicine perfect? No. Is it something that the average American should fear? Definitely not. I respect people having different points of view on public health plans, but the current fearmongering is ridiculous. And you correctly note the biggest canard: bureaucrats making decisions is scary, yet HMOs making decisions based on corporate profitability is not. Thanks Cat!

Chris

Bobber said...

There is a reason why some positions are called extreme and their adherents extremists. And "Death Panels" are as good an example of extreme misinterpretation of facts as I have seen in a long time.

You are quite right, IMO, to equate death panels with insurance company's risk management in refusing claims.