Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

Obamacare has passed but has not yet taken effect. A lot of voters regard the predicted harms from the new law as matters of conjecture and wonder if they are real or not.  By 2014, they will know darn well that they are real but it will be too late.

The health bills coming out of Congress would put the decisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees.  They’d decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare.

The health care law will force rationing of medical services, worsen the shortage of doctors, tax young people out of one month's income, and raise all of our health care premiums

The New York Times has just recently discovered that you cannot treat thirty million new people, have a diminishing supply of doctors and expect medical care to remain the same. 

One of Obama’s top health advisors is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, (Rahm’s brother)  REMEMBER THIS NAME. He says doctors will be required to change their thinking about their patients...  They take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously by trying to help their patient regardless of cost (Journal of the American Medical Assoc., June 18, 2008.) SOUNDS GOOD. 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. He believes “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.  

He states his allocation by age is not 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 old now was previously 25 years old. (Lancet, Jan. 31) SOUNDS CRAZY TO ME.

If Obamacare is not repealed, seniors will not be able to get the care they need because they do not have enough QLYs remaining (Quality Life Years). The authoritarian regime of math will take over. Does your hip replacement cost $300,000?  But are you 84 and have only three QLYs left? Our guidelines do not permit us to spend $100,000 per QLY. PERMISSION DENIED! (But you will still have to purchase health care.)  How could anyone but God know how many QLY’s you have?   

Dr. Emanuel believes in withholding care from elderly for the greater good. Remember this on Nov. 6th.

(For more information go to Betsy McCaughey/Dr. Ezekiel in search - she is the former Lieutenant Governor of New York state.)


Alyce Turner has lived in Euclid for 66 yrs., gone all through school in Euclid and put 3 daughters through school in Euclid. She now has 6 grandchildren and is a very concerned citizen.

Alyce Turner

I have lived in Euclid for 66 yrs., went all thru school in Euclid and put 3 daughters thru school in Euclid. I now have 6 grandchildren and am a very concerned citizen.

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