Freshmen and sophomores in a social studies class at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in Illinois were asked to make life-and-death decisions concerning people they’d never met…
The lesson began by telling students that ten people shared a serious problem: Without access to a dialysis machine, they would all die.
Unfortunately, they were told, the local hospital only has enough machines for six of them. The assignment was to decide who got the treatment and who didn’t. The students were asked to rank the potential recipients from one, the person they most wanted to receive treatment, to ten, the person they least wanted.
All they knew about the people was age, race, and occupation or lack thereof: a housewife, doctor, lawyer, disabled person, cop, teacher, minister, college student, ex-convict, and prostitute.
When a mother of one of the students learned about the assignment, she thought about how her own family, which included an autistic child and an elderly bed-ridden mother, would fare in the exercise. So she contacted the school and complained about the assignment…
The school insists that the assignment was about “social bias,” a claim that is belied by the fact that the following lesson was about abortion and when in pregnancy it was permissible.
Death panels are still in our future. Obamacare is wounded but it is not dead yet.
Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape under ObamaCare.
That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.
New York State Medical Society President Sam Unterricht is demanding a congressional probe after learning that one health carrier alone, UnitedHealthcare, is terminating contracts with up to 2,100 doctors serving 8,000 Medicare Advantage patients in the New York metro region.
So the death panels are already here. The rationing is already going into effect. While The Independent Payment Advisory Board is still ready to launch, it is only one part of the concerted government effort to control resources and decide who gets to live.
Schools are already in gear preparing students to accept all this as a public health issue.
Explain to me, again, why it was such a good thing to give seniors free or subsidized healthcare in the first place. If we were only going to start taking it away from them after they had come to rely upon it, I fail to see how we are better off. And if bureaucrats are going to deprive people from having health care anyway, what was so immoral before about people who allegedly “didn’t have access” to health care before under the old system?
Obamacare is a death panel. And it comes with a death panel propaganda curriculum for children.