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For more than two years now, health insurance experts like myself, health care experts like the physician activists at, as well as Tea Party activists like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have been trying to warn the American public about the 2010 Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). Chief amongst our concerns are the unprecedented powers it grants to unelected bureaucrats who will be making decisions on what kind of  health care Americans will receive in this nation post-Obamacare and, more importantly, what kind of health care services we will no longer receive.

The Obama administration repeatedly assures us that  “no health care rationing of any kind will be allowed.” But with the recent establishment of the “IPAB” (Independent Payment Advisory Board), comprised of 15 unelected government bureaucrats commissioned to “control the high cost of Medicare,” should be of great concern to our nation’s senior citizens who receive their medical treatment via reimbursement from Medicare.

The testimonies from working physicians around this nation has been truly disturbing. Last night a brain surgeon called into Mark Levin’s syndicated radio show and said that he had just recently visited Washington, D.C., to review President Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care for patients over 70 years old, issued by HHS (Health & Human Services). The plan, which includes “ethics panels,” states that if you are over 70 years old and on government-supported health care and you visit an emergency room, you will receive what they term “comfort care.”

Here’s an excerpt from the call:

Caller: Basically what the document stated was that if you were over 70 and you’d come into an emergency room and you’re on government-supported health care, that you’d get “comfort care.”

Mark Levin: Wait a minute…what’s the source for this?

Caller: This is Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care.

Mark Levin: And who issued this? HHS?

Caller: Yes. And basically they don’t call them patients, they call them units. And instead of – they call it “ethics panels” or “ethics committees,” would get together and meet and decide where the money would go for hospitals, and basically for patients over 70 years of age, that advanced neurosurgical care was not generally indicated.

Mark Levin: So it’s generally going to be denied?

Caller: Yes, absolutely. …If someone comes in at 70 years of age with a bleed in their brain, I can promise you I’m not going to get a bunch of administrators together on an ethics panel at two in the morning to decide that I’m OK to do surgery.

This should be no surprise to those of us who work in the health care or health insurance field since, unlike most members of Congress who passed it, many of us have actually read the entire legislation. We also know who had the president’s ear prior to the passage of this onerous legislation. People like the physician brother of Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, who believes in something called “The Complete Lives System,” which disturbingly assigns how much health care you should receive depending on your age and relative “value to society.” Read about Dr. Emanuel’s ‘system’ in the Wall Street Journal.

If you are prone to label the above assertions as hyperbole, I urge you to listen very carefully to the aforementioned testimony of a neurosurgeon who called into the Mark Levin Show yesterday:

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Then watch health care analyst Dr. David Janda describe how severely doctors will now be penalized if they attempt to act in their patients’ best interests and ignore the new and unprecedented authority granted to the federal government via passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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Health care rationing in the United States is here, it is real, and it soon will be exponentially worse thanks to the passage and rapid implementation of Obamacare. For much more about this onerous legislation visit

h/t & for this Neurosurgeon’s pertinent and timely testimony.

12 Responses

  1. LibertyAtStake

    Personally I love how the Internet (relatively new technology) and AM talk radio (relatively old technology) have combined forces to defend liberty against statism and tyranny during this corrupt statist administration. One sign of success in my radio market – metro DC – is WMAL’s recent move into the FM band! Yay – taking down Barry and his corrupt gang of progressives one technology at a time!

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  2. Jethro

    Figures, thank god the SCOTUS will hear this case next spring? I hope they will shut it down.

  3. Bustin Loose

    The rationing of healthcare to seniors in Obamacare should be on the lips of every GOP candidate. MAKE THIS THE NUMBER 2 ISSUE OF AFTER THE ECONOMY.

    • Nam 66/67

      Steve upon cking the facts as you desire, I have found this to be very creditable right down to the foot notes. I would kindly suggest before you call something a lie you might offer footnotes to back up your claims. Again using your words we all must be respectful of the truth even when we don’t like it or the bearer of it. thank you & may GOD touch your heart.

    • GendaX

      In all honesty, linking me a story in the huffpost as “fact” isn’t going to do too much to sway me. It’s pretty well known that the HP is one of the primary mouthpieces of the statist prog movement. I DO respect the truth, that is why I generally don’t go to HP for “news”. I consider it to be, much like MSNBC, a place for editorials.

  4. C. Steven Tucker

    Steve Erickson,

    When the AANS provide us with the NAME of the neurosurgeon that they are desperately trying to discredit then we will have the truth. If the AANS knows that this man was not a neurosurgeon than they must provide us with HOW they know that. Until then, their response is nothing more than a PR “Puff Piece.”.

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