Sunday, August 9, 2009

Truth And Facts Are Now Before The "Death Panel", They Are Going To Die

Harold Pollack delivers a much needed spanking to Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachmann. Their unconcerned with truth and facts. It is apparent their only goal is to mislead and scare people into believing that Barack Obama and democrats are "evil" actors working toward killing Americans and destroying the United States. My Previous post on this very topic is here Palin invites the scorn she deserves when she writes:
"The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Pollack answers:
"Third, people genuinely worry that comparative effectiveness research (CER) is a stalking horse for rationing or for curtailing care for the sick, elderly, or disabled. This is a misplaced concern. I recently noted an Institute of Medicine CER report. None of the identified high-priority items involved anything approximating the rationing of life-saving or life-extending care. End of life care ranked 28th in their chart of priority areas for CER research. This may be a mistake. Better approaches to palliative care often look very good when evaluated against the standard benchmarks of medical cost-effectiveness.
ourth and finally, publicity-seeking politicians subtract a lot from these conversations. Palin, Bachmann, and others score cheap points by scaring people and by spreading falsehoods. Their disrespect goes beyond their own political base to those whose views they so recklessly misconstrue.
These people are a disgrace and should to be ignored. Unfortunately that is not going to happen while Palin and Bachmann continue to use shocking terms such as "death panel."

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