This morning I came across several news and information pieces that are particularly enlightening in regards to the health care debate.
The first one is a video of Barbara Wagner, a Springfield, Oregon cancer patient and her experience with health care rationing in the Oregon health care system. (Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide years ago.) Watch the video here.
The second item is a list from FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council, of 10 Reasons Rationing Is In The Health Care Overhaul. I encourage you to read the well-documented PDF, which covers the “end-of-life planning,” “Comparative Effectiveness Research,” government bureaucratic control and denial of care provisions in the bill, in addition to others. Read the PDF here.
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care…Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
As FRC Action’s PDF points out, this alleged “disinformation” stems from Obama’s own statements, the statements and votes of those who authored and support the plan and the language of the bill! Instead of asking Americans to report on each other, the White House would do better to go the route of honesty–tell Americans the truth about the “Big Brother” health care overhaul that is H.R. 3200.