Monday, August 10, 2009

Bring out your dead

Wow, I'd missed this one. This is from an editorial in the Investor's Business Daily (h/t Atrios and Jay Bookman), warning us that Obama's health care reforms would create health care rationing that would lead to grandparents being left to die since they are no longer useful, just like they have in the United Kingdom:
The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) basically figures out who deserves treatment by using a cost-utility analysis based on the "quality adjusted life year."


People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.
That would be the same Stephen Hawking who has lived his entire 67 years in the U.K. and received hospital treatment there earlier this month.

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