Yesterday at a townhall hosted by the AARP, President Obama found himself being questioned harshly by elderly Americans who have heard about page 425 of HR3200 and its provisions about end of life counseling or what I like to call “brainwash the unwanted old people so they want to do their duty and die”. Our elders also have history to look to and they know that socialized medicine leaves them out of the loop. The President himself mentioned during his ABC healthcare infomercial that some old people will be told to just go take a pill for their pain rather than have surgery when a woman asked him if her mother who was 100 and needed a pacemaker would be allowed to get one under his plan. That does not give the elderly much hope under ObamaCare.
“I have been told there is a clause in there that everyone that’s Medicare age will be visited and told to decide how they wish to die,” one caller, Mary, asked Obama. “This bothers me greatly and I’d like for you to promise me that this is not in this bill,” she added.
Obama’s answer after some pause to make sure he did not blow this answer like his “Cambridge police are stupid” answer was, “I think that the only thing that may have been proposed in some of the bills — and I actually think this is a good thing — is that it makes it easier for people to fill out a living will. But, Mary, I just want to be clear: Nobody is going to be knocking on your door; nobody is going to be telling you you’ve got to fill one out. And certainly, nobody is going to be forcing you to make a set of decisions on end-of-life care based on some bureaucratic law in Washington.” Do you believe him, Mary? I sure would not because his previous answers and the wording of the bill says something quite different.
My advice to all of us and in particular our elderly, is to read this new bill being marked up by the House. Scrutinize it carefully because Progressives are Eugenicists, which means the elderly are expendable.