Friday, January 6, 2012

Orwellian State Medicine

A brain surgeon called into Mark Levin's radio show to report on a conference he recently attended in D.C. Under Obama's flavor of state-controlled health care, he says, patients will be regarded as "units," and those over 70 needing advanced neurosurgical intervention may be given "comfort care" instead of a needed operation. Here's the point: The decision will not be the doctor's to make. It will be made by an "ethics" committee of administrators, or what Sarah Palin called a Death Panel. All this and much more because people have been convinced that freedom doesn't work.