by Moody Adams
Up to now, Medicare has paid for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).
It is easy to see how this will save the government money. By putting an age limit on procedures the old can be left to die without treatment when the government decides this is “cost-effective.” This is what is done in countries with socialized medicine.

Thanks to Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York and an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, the truth is out about government’s new role in deciding who gets medical treatment and who does not. Read her article at:

Cal Thomas ( congratulated Mrs. McCaughey for revealing this and said, “Dr. Francis Schaeffer and the about-to-be surgeon general of the United States, Dr. C. Everett Koop, wrote a book, "Whatever Happened to the Human Race?"

“In chapter three, "Death by Someone's Choice," the authors write, "Will a society which has assumed the right to kill infants in the womb -- because they are unwanted, imperfect, or merely inconvenient -- have difficulty in assuming the right to kill other human beings, especially older adults who are judged unwanted, deemed imperfect physically or mentally, or considered a possible social nuisance?"

“No one should be surprised at the coming embrace of euthanasia. After the Supreme Court deprived the unborn of their right to live by declaring them nonpersons, it was only a matter of time before other categories of human life deemed to be inconvenient or unwanted would also face extermination in order to benefit the government, the healthy and the wealthy, who prefer not to be disturbed in their pursuit of pleasure, personal peace and affluence.”

Thomas said, “I called Koop, who is now 92. He reminded me that in 1988 he had an ailment that left him a quadriplegic. Surgery restored his limbs, but ‘if I'd lived in England, I would have been nine years too old to have the surgery that saved my life and gave me another 21 years."

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