Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sarah Palin’s comments on “death boards”---do they go too far?

Let's not confuse the tone of her remarks with their substance. Once again, Wesley J. Smith finds the proper balance:

Palin is not being paranoid. Some of President Obama’s most influential health-care advisers have promoted rationing and quality-of-life judgmentalism. For example, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s brother, has suggested that we can no longer afford Hippocratic medicine, laid the intellectual groundwork for rationing based on age, and even stated that medical services “provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed.”

and this---

True, Palin would be a more effective critic of Obamacare if she didn’t write like a college-student blogger. But her concerns are legitimate and substantive. And that shouldn’t be lost in the criticism of her lexicon.

Go to the primary source. Ezekiel Emanuel is a top health care policy maker in the Obama administration. Just pay attention to what he says if you don't like listening to Sarah Palin.

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