Reflections: Obama’s Austerity Care ~ Seniors Must Submit To Counseling For End-Of-Life.


Washington Post confirms Grandma faces Euthanasia under Obamacare

The Washington Post has just confirmed as false two statements in the new White House video and AARP emails, which had denied claims of Euthanasia in “Obamacare” health bill HR 3200, that hostile, socialist government takeover of your hospital, doctors, children, and grandparents.  An editorial by respected bioethicist and Wash. Post Editorial Board member Charles Lane entitled, “Undue Influence: The House Bill Skews End-of-Life Counsel,” blasts the false claims by AARP and The White House that HR 3200 does not push euthanaia on seniors.

1) Proof that EUTHANASIA is pushed by Obama’s socialist government “health” care.

President Obama had been confronted by a North Carolina woman asking if “everyone that’s Medicare age will be visited and told they have to decide how they wish to die.”

In response Obama joked morbidly about euthanasia, that he hadn’t yet hired enough bureaucrats to conduct such an operation, yet he could not deny the New York Post’s discovery the House bill “compels seniors to submit to a counseling session every five years (and more often if they become sick or go into a nursing home) about alternatives for end-of-life care” (pages 425-430).  In other words, your grandmother will be told, when insufficient resources are rationed to young people, that her duty to die begins with mandatory “end-of-life counseling,” or as Obama explained, “encourage the use of living wills” that terminate otherwise salvageable lives prematurely through signed “do not resuscitate” (DNR) legal releases that authorize “pulling the plug” on Grandma.

The White House made a quick video to refute claims of euthanasia in the health care bill, but interestingly they deleted Obama’s quote about living wills, and AARP sent emails claiming rumors about euthanasia in the bill were generated by conspiracy theorists.  But then a respected bioethicist wrote a scathing editorial in theWashington Post, confirming that euthanasia is initiated by the government in the bill. Lane writes:

“Consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite ‘purely voluntary.’  To me, ‘purely voluntary’ means ‘not unless the patient requests one.’ Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive — money — to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.  Patients may refuse without penalty, butmany will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit ‘formulation’ of a plug-pulling order right then and there.”

Lane agrees the legislation mandates the doctor ‘shall‘ discuss living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses:  “Section 1233 goes beyond facilitating doctor input to preferring it. Indeed, the measure would have an interested party — the government — recruit doctors to sell the elderly on living wills, hospice care and their associated providers, professions and organizations.  You don’t have to be a right-wing wacko to question that approach.”  

Bankrupt state can’t afford to pay for grandma’s hip replacement?  Obama’s plan turns her doctor into a lawyer, paid by Uncle Sam to persuade her to sign a DNR, explaining her hastened duty to die, and obtaining her signature legally absolving him of all guilt. Lane says he personally has a living will, but doctors shouldn’t be paid extra by the government to push them on seniors. Euthanasia begins when socialism replaces capitalism.


The seniors advocacy group AARP defended Obamacare, stating in emails to seniors:  “FACT #3: There is no provision of any piece of legislation that would promote euthanasia of any kind. The rumors out there are flat out lies…It is not mandatory and it has nothing to do with euthanasia.”  But since the House bill includes the legal term “shall,” the Dean of Liberty University School of Law Mat Staver disagrees.  “I just went back and re-read the bill. The end-of-life counseling is mandatory and there is a 5 year requirement that it must occur every 5 years. The bill is on our website and people can read it for themselves. It is not new that AARP favors killing their own members. They…do not have the best interests of their members in mind.”

Attorney Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel had stronger words.  “AARP is lying. See pages 424, 425 and 426 of HR 3200. The government ‘consultation’ that seniors ‘shall’ get if they have ‘not had such a consultation within the last 5 years’ is clearly designed to encourage them to get out of the way and to just go ahead and die already.

Widely respected Minister Rick Joyner wrote, after reviewing Mat Staver’s detailed analysis of H.R. 3200 “Health” care bill, voicing his strong opinion that this bill “is about euthanasia, the power to determine who lives or dies in America. Hitler and Stalin would have loved to have had a means such as this for dispatching the millions they killed-it would have made their job much easier, and probably given them the ability to kill many more than they did. THIS BILL IS THAT SINISTER. This is not a joke.” You can read Mat Staver’s line-by-line analysis of the 1000 page health care bill at the bottom of this email.

2) Tax-payer funded ABORTION on demand is another guaranteed result. 

Last week several so-called “pro-life Democrats” executed a bait and switch that will fully fund abortion on demand in the new Obamacare “health” bill.  Led by compromiser and ex-pro-life Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), who was recently booted as an advisor to Democrats for Life of America for his lack of principle, the liberal House Democrats  overruled conservative Republicans 30-28 to pass the hideous “Capps Amendment” to H.R.3200 in the Energy and Commerce Committee.  This amendment now deceptively creates a phony accounting scheme that gives the false impression your tax-payer dollars will not subsidize abortion, while it simultaneously nationalizes free abortions for low-income urban neighborhoods, fulfilling the dream of Margaret Sanger (and her protege Ruth Bader Ginsburg) that African American babies will be the first exterminated in the government funded ovens that weed out “Populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) explained the Capps Amendment: “It’s one of the most deceptive amendments I have ever seen.  The bottom line is that money is fungible, and the plan itself will be subsidizing abortion-on-demand, with taxpayer funding commingled, and the numbers of abortions will go up significantly.”

3) Obama will REMOVE Christian prayers and symbols from Government-run hospitals

The hostile socialist government takeover of Catholic or Christian hospitals will eventually result in atheistic silencing of religious expression (and removing all Christian symbols) from the very place where faith in God is critical to sick and dying patients.  For example, look at the Veterans Hospitals, already government-run, who are busy removing crosses and Christian symbols from their chapels (like in Iowa), because easily-offended atheist complainers have successfully intimidated hospital administrators with threats of lawsuit, by demanding separation of church and state.  Just imagine more atheist lawsuits, when all Catholic and Christian hospitals are seized in the same way Obama took control of General Motors, inviting easily-offended atheist complainers to demand we change the name of the hospital from “St. Luke’s Memorial” to the “Obama Government” hospital, falsely claiming tax-dollars cannot subsidize religion.  But if St. Luke’s refuses government subsidies, they will be drummed out of business, and Christian doctors’ licenses revoked.

Can a government-run hospital still allow Christian chapels, or pay Christian chaplains, or permit Christian doctors to pray Christian prayers with their willing patients, or even allow Christian parents to control the health care options forced upon their dying children?  Just ask Florida Hospital Chaplain Danny Harveyfired last year from Leesburg Regional Medical Center because he prayed “in Jesus name” at a public memorial service.   Ask Christian Pharmacists who Washington has already forced to dispense “Plan-B” abortion pills against their conscience, or doctors denied a “conscience clause” to opt out of abortions when Obama refused to renew Bush’s pro-life executive orders.  Ask Nurse Catherina Lorena Cenzon-DeCarlo, who recently was forced to participate in a second-trimester abortion against her will, and is now suing Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for “blatantly” violating her rights under a 35 year old federal law that protects health care workers with religious objections from being forced to assist in murderous abortions.  Ask Pentecostal Ministers Dale and Leilani Neumann, who were charged with second-degree murder of their 11-year-old daughter,because they refused to trust the power of a government hospital to heal their little girl who tragically died with diabetes.  Can you say mandatory godlessness in “health” care?  If government has power to dictate your health care options, they also have power to seize your children when you refuse.Think about it.

Will you dare refuse the H1N1 vaccine when ordered to poison your children?  No religious exemptions for doctors, patients, or parents are readily apparent in the current Obamacare bill. So take action with me…

4) Homosexuals free $50,000 tax-funded sex-change surgery not excluded by Democrats.

My friend Matt Barber with Liberty Counsel made phone calls to several Congressional staffers, and Democrats from the offices of Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Rep. Barney Frank and the House Subcommittee on Health all refused to give, very simply, ‘an assurance that the proposed health care plan will not allow taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgeries or hormone therapies.’  Instead, they affirmed page 972 of the House version of the bill (H.R. 3200) which provides for “standards, as appropriate, for the collection of accurate data on health and health care” based on “sex, sexual orientation [and] gender identity.”  The Senate draft likewise requires the Department of Health and Human Services to “develop standards for the measurement of gender.” (i.e., officially recognize subjectively self-determined “transgender” or “transsexual” gender identities).  It further mandates “participation in the institutions’ programs of individuals and groups from…different genders and sexual orientations.”  Democrats want more than 2 genders included the bill.  In your townhall meetings, ask them how many? Forgive me, but I was raised on a farm, and there was one simple test for “measuring the gender” of mammals. They’re either male or female.  Just look.

The bottom line?  Your tax-dollars will pay for preferential hiring of homosexual hospital administrators, who distribute $50,000 grants to gender-confused activists for unneeded elective surgery to mutilate their own genitals, (and force Christian doctors to perform it.) And nobody has yet offered an amendment that excludes this.  Let’s get started, by asking your Congressman in your town hall meetings this week, “Will you sponsor an amendment that excludes elective sex-change operations from tax-payer funding?”  Some media complain conservatives hire thugs to challenge Congress with tough questions, but we don’t.  So please just read the bill summary far below, get informed, and show up to speak Truth at town hall. Meanwhile I will do more research for you myself.

So let me summarize Obama’s health care plan:  1) Euthenizes grandma, 2) Mandates funding murder of innocent children, 3) Empowers atheist litigants to outlaw the healing power of the Christian faith, 4) Refuses to exclude funding sex-change operations.

We all gasped when the federal government seized control of General Motors, and Obama effectively fired the Chairman and replaced the board with government bureaucrats selected by Treasury Secretary Geithner.  Now Obama and his liberal Democratic House allies want to replace your doctors with bureaucrats, hasten grandma’s demise, abort and kill children in urban neighborhoods, cut doctors’ pay and control their religion, and transform Christian hospitals into government-controlled atheist bureaucracies.  Does any of this remind you of Communism?  I won’t stand idly by to allow this.  I will fax Congress to say, “no to Obamacare.”  Will you?  Please sign our petition and I’ll send your faxes now. Then please forward this email to all your friends who care about our beloved country, especially those senior citizens who may be at greatest risk.