Call them death panels or something less ominous sounding such as “end of life counseling”, it really doesn’t matter. The absolute truth is that dear leader’s health care scheme WILL absolutely, totally, completely, and undeniably ration care. It has no option otherwise. Doing so would violate the most basic laws of economics, laws which are as immutable as they are sacrosanct.
But lest anyone think that it is only health care that must be rationed, it is true for ALL goods, ALL resources. To use this space to explain the best, and only, way to effectively allocate those scarce resources is through complete freedom of the pricing mechanism in the free market would be analogous to using this space to explain gravity.
What makes this scheme so pernicious and so evil, is that it is the state that will force this rationing. And yes, they will be forced to do so based on (since price is completely out of the equation) who most “needs” the care. And why not?
Wouldn’t a 25 year old be more “worthy” of an organ transplant than a 65 year old? Surely, the tax revenue that will (be stolen) come in from the younger will far more beneficial to society than the monies expended on the elderly.
So, what we’re going to see is cost/benefit decisions based purely on what is in society’s best interest, not the individual’s. And when you do that, what do you have?
Yes, I will go there.
See, you cannot do what happened there without the masses of people believing it. They did, and it happened. It happened precisely because they were led to believe, long before “he” came to power, eg. Hegel, Neitchse, Fichte, Treistche, et al., that this was not only right and proper, but necessary. What “he” said was merely a recitation of, and reaffirmation of, preexisting popular will.
The uproar we are currently seeing and hearing, if for nothing else, reaffirms my deep beliefs that we are a unique people with an attachment to life, the sanctity and dignity of humanity, and respect for the individual’s worth. Regardless our past indiscretions and failings, we are a good and just people. Thankfully, oh so thankfully, the blood of Locke and Hume and Burke is still flowing.
That the benighted in Washington are in such opposition, and the manner in which they have lashed out against them, only serves as testament to their inhumanity.