While this all sounds good and fine, as far as the Senate leaving the “Advanced Care Planning Consolations” aspect off of their bill; I remain concerned/skeptical should a House and Senate Health Care bill pass, that during the course of the “reconciliation process” the Advanced Care Planning will reappear.
For whatever reason, this administration has a vested interest in controlling the aging population. Ezekiel Emanuel , the individual who has the President’s ear as Health Care policy adviser (Czar) and was appointed to the Board of the Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research, published in the British medical journal Lancet, January 2009 an article entitled, “Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions.” In this article Emanuel sums up who is to be treated, and who is to die:
When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.
Doesn’t this make you feel cozy?