Re: Do We Really Want Government Making These Decisions?
posted at 6/5/2013 5:45 PM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
In response to DamainAllen's comment:
This problem has existed for as long as people have required transplants. Sometimes there just isn't enough material to satisfy demand and for that reason rules have to be established to determine who can receive transplants and the waiting list is probably the most fair way of doing it. But asking HHS to intervene and potentially put someone else in jeopardy who is also waiting isn't fair. Its a horrible situation, one where no matter what happens someone isn't going to be able to receive the organ they need to live, but that isn't the government deciding who lives and who dies, it is the system that is set up to fairly allow people access according to criteria long established.
I think everyone understands the scarcity, but that is not the issue.
It is the system that puts a politician in charge of a decision. this is a death panel. That's the issue. A politician is standing there, ready to go thumbs up, thumbs down. that's what I object to.
Look, politicians cannot be trusted with this stuff. Are you telling me that Joe Kennedy calls looking for a transplant for a 10 year old child, Sebelius would say tough cookies? I don't think so.
Tough cookies is for the rest of us.
Wilfull ignorance is not an argument.
The U.S. Congress established the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) when it enacted the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984. The act called for a unified transplant network to be operated by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract.
That means it is private organization that wrote these rules so that gov't politics wouldn't be involved.
Now you want gov't to get involved. Interesting.
Try to deflect. That is not the issue. This falls under Obamacare, and the queen of health, Sebelius.
You understand it is Sebellius who is refusing the waiver? I would say that is absolute proof that this is a political issue.
this is why government needs to get out of health care.