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Do you know who healthcare czar Ezekeil Emmanuel is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9PrC_6ePM

must watch till the end!

 
2mothershelpers

Asked by 2mothershelpers at 7:49 PM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Emanuel, however, believes that "communitarianism" should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96).

    Translation: Don't give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson's or a child with cerebral palsy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Population control freakazoid. That's who.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 7:50 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • He's a very, very scarey person. That's who he is.
    sunnymom3

    Answer by sunnymom3 at 7:54 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • That doesn't surprise me one bit, all you have to do is go back and look at various speeches Hitler did and look at what is going on now and what has been said and what is trying to be done. It isn't rocket science. And those who can't see it, even though it is as plain as the nose on their face, yes I am going to say it, have been brainwashed by the mainstream media and the liberal indoctrination.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Rahm Emanual is a freak too. Must run in the family.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:01 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Ezekiel Emanuel, who's currently advising the administration on healthcare reform through a post at the White House Office of Management and Budget, is actually one of the country's leading medical ethicists, a forceful defender of people approaching the end of their life. Indeed, he opposes even voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

    The charges against the doctor are "a gross distortion of Dr. Emanuel's 25 years as an oncologist and leading academic researcher," Kenneth Baer, the communications director at OMB, told Salon. "He has dedicated his professional life to improving the quality of care and giving more choices to terminally ill patients. He was an outspoken public opponent of euthanasia when the Supreme Court was considering the legality of physician-assisted suicide.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:05 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • what is trying to be done.


    and what might that be?

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:07 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, "as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others" (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).
    Yes, that's what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.
    Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they'll tell you that a doctor's job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • He explicitly defends discrimination against older patients: "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, Jan. 31).

    The bills being rushed through Congress will be paid for largely by a $500 billion-plus cut in Medicare over 10 years. Knowing how unpopular the cuts will be, the president's budget director, Peter Orszag, urged Congress this week to delegate its own authority over Medicare to a new, presidentially-appointed bureaucracy that wouldn't be accountable to the public.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • He's not the health care czar, he's an advisor along with a bunch of others.


    Oh and thanks autodidact.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 8:10 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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