UPDATE: I am waiting for confirmation on the new twitter account. Taking down the link.
Finance Committee to drop end-of-life provision Heh. Palin power.
The Senate Finance Committee will drop a controversial provision on
consultations for end-of-life care from its proposed healthcare bill,
its top Republican member said Thursday.
The committee, which has worked on putting together a bipartisan healthcare reform bill, will drop the controversial provision after it was derided by conservatives as "death panels" to encourage euthanasia.
They are dropping the death panel. But frankly, they will drop it back in once the health care rout is passed. It's not enough. NO OBAMACARE.
Obama's Ration Man: Rahm's brother Ezekiel Emanuel (read the whole thing at Political Evidence):
President Obama’s chief advisor on healthcare is Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. In addition to Dr. Emanuel being a
trained oncologist, an NIH Bioethicist and a fellow at the nonprofit bioethics
research institute, The Hastings Center, he's also an avowed communitarian who
advocates healthcare rationing.
In February 2009, he was tapped by the administration to work on the formulation of a national healthcare strategy. Officially, Dr. Emanuel is a special advisor to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for health policy. In February Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that he is "working on (the) health care reform effort." He is "detailed" to the OMB spot and is still officially an employee of the NIH.
Controlled Healthcare, a Hand that Rocks, Cradles to Graves
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.”
- Vladimir Lenin