Dr. Jack Kervorkian
Maybe some remember this infamous Doctor, and maybe some don’t, he was the poster child for planned suicide, a doctor that assisted patients in euthanasia. He was imprisoned and has served his term, less time for good behavior. He may now figure into the Health-care reform as hidden in the health-care reform starting on page 424 and continuing to page 430.
It seems that as many seniors look forward to going into Medicare to have a large portion of your healthcare paid for, and to enjoy your later years. The Administration looks at that portion of your life very differently. Starting at age 65 and then again every five years, the government mandate will force you to talk to your general practitioner about “end of life directives.” To talk about living wills, final directives and end stage care. This goes hand in hand with the rest of the reform, where the elderly will be treated as second class citizens, and treatment will be denied based on monetary concerns only, viewing the elderly as a group of diminishing returns.
Betsy McCaughey, a former New York state officer, commenting on the bill said this, “ As a patient advocate I am so shocked at the vicious assault on elderly people and the boomer generation. I hope people listening will protect their parents from what is intended under this bill."
This is way too creepy to even comprehend, my mind goes back to the 60’s movie Soylent Green with Charlton Heston…..look it up, it’s coming to a house near you!