I suppose, if helping a patient die is killing, I suppose I’m a killer-Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death)
DNR, Do Not Resuscitate. Will Texas establish a new death trend in our hospitals? Legislators in the Lone Star State have engaged in debate over how much power hospitals and doctors should have over the lives of Texas hospital patients.
Texas Right to Life reports on it’s website:
We’ve warned you about secret DNR orders and the hospital death panels that already exist and operate in Texas. You’ve read about the patients who we’ve helped in the past — patients whose families accidently discovered hidden DNR orders and patients whose death was being expedited by hospitals until Texas Right to Life scrambled and helped move them to a different care setting. The full story is found here:
Powerful forces are at work behind the scenes with a push to expedite the death of some critically ill patients. This current effort is rooted partly in concerns about the cost of Obamacare in the future. There will be rationing. There will be cuts in services. There will be doctor shortages. These things will occur barring some drastic action by Congress or a divine miracle.
Texas Senate Bill 303 has already been passed and now resides in the Texas House. The House version, HB 1444 is now the center of attention of Texas Right to Life and other conservative and prolife organizations. It will be debated soon. The outcome could affect the rest of the 49 states.
End of life care is not a new issue in the Texas legislature. The implications of this law, should it pass, are that terminal patients and their families would lose some control over when treatment is reduced or terminated. It would become easier for doctors, and not patients or families, to make that final and fatal decision.
Like many things that become political this legislation could be the proverbial Camel’s nose scenario. As time goes by, doctors may be empowered to stop care of patients on their own authority without family consent and in disregard of family’s or patient’s wishes.
The debate about Obamacare’s death panels has ebbed and flowed since the passage of the horrendous Affordable Health Care Act. Let’s face it. It doesn’t matter whether there are death panels or death doctors. If someone dies due to Obamacare the result is the same. They’re dead!
If I may shift gears for a moment, there is some good news about Obamacare. Those who crafted Obamacare are now learning that this legislation is not affordable nor will it accomplish what was intended. It appears quite the opposite results will manifest, and soon.
If the truth be known, and it will be in 2014, premiums will increase for most people. In addition, taxes will go up and many will lose coverage from their employers. Some will lose their beloved doctor and maybe their insurance company of choice. Oh, and there will be massive penalties and fees should you be uninformed about the 14,000 pages of regulations. Start reading my friend.
Just this week one of the architects of Obamacare, Montana Senator Max Baucus, appeared to be in a state of panic. He now sees what he says is the coming Obamacare train wreck. His constituents are banging on his door with complaints. They are losing coverage and can’t afford insurance on their own.
Senator Baucus won’t face the prospect of a future election defeat though. He will retire and won’t run again. Good choice Max. Make your mess and leave it to the people who trusted you to clean it up.
All of Obama’s promises will soon be exposed for what they are-lies. I cannot cut the President a break here and believe that he just miscalculated or was ignorant of what would happen with the passage of Obamacare. He is smart, very smart and I am convinced that he knew exactly what would happen. I even think he was counting on it.
Don’t forget that the vast majority of Americans were against this legislation. They passed it anyway. Today, its popularity has increased somewhat, but this is probably because a lot of the good benefits, the free ones, are being enjoyed. In 2014 a lot of the bad provisions will take center stage. Everyone will suffer.
I realize as I write articles each week that I’m mostly preaching to the choir. I greatly appreciate patriots reading what I write. But, even those of us who know what is going on have to do something to educate others and do what we can in our own world of influence to change things. This is a real war in which we are engaged.
So, let me encourage you to not give up and to keep on keeping on. We face a massive crowd of uninformed voters who are doing themselves and us great harm. They simply don’t get it, yet. Hopefully, they will. And, thank you for all you do for the nation and hopefully, for the Kingdom of God.
Paul the apostle would join me, I believe, with great encouragement for you and me. He wrote:
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. (Galatians 6:9 The Message)