How, voters will ask, can we cover 50 million more people without any new doctors or nurses? The answer is to ration health care, with the government deciding who’ll get hip and knee replacements, heart-bypass surgery and other medical treatments. And what does rationing mean? It means that the elderly will be denied care that they can now get whenever they want.
The Obama plan effectively repeals Medicare, putting a Federal Health Board between the elderly and their doctors. This board will instruct public and private insurance carriers on what procedures are to be approved, at what cost and for what patients.
The bulk of this rationing will fall on the elderly. We’ll have to revisit the idea that the elderly have, in the words of former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, “a duty to die.”
Let’s see if this can be refined down to a more succinct point. Obama care is a massive transfer of health care services from the elderly, who have spent their lives building the economy, to illegal immigrants who have come to this nation in violation of its laws. Essentially, grandma and grandpa are going to have deal with less medical access so that illegals can have more.
That is what spreading the wealth means in the Obamanation.