-By Warner Todd Huston
Are you an elderly American? Well get ready to be determined a non-essential medical expenditure if Obamacare has any say in the matter -- which it will if its allowed to become fully implemented.
A caller to the nationally syndicated Mark Levin talk radio show last week gave us an appalling sneak peak at the death panels that are about to be unleashed on the country once Obamacare is fully implemented (God forbid).
The caller said that he was a neurosurgeon and told talker Levin that the advance briefing that he got from government representatives informed him that anyone over 70 years of age would be denied lifesaving (and expensive) brain operations because they were too old to bother with.
The caller said that instead of healthcare, older patients with aneurysms or strokes would get "comfort care" -- care that would just "comfort" them while they die -- instead of care that would cure them of their ills.
Sounds like death panels to me!
So, do you want a government perfunctory deciding if you are worth saving? As the caller said, with the nation aging rapidly and with so many of use living vital lives into our nineties, is this what we want, government officials that will decide you aren't worth the effort once you hit your seventies?
Doug Ross has the full transcript of the call. Go read it. It’s quite frightening.