The President: So that's where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that's also a huge driver of cost, right? I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.
Mr. Leonhardt: So how do you—how do we deal with it?
The President: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that's part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It's not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that's part of what I suspect you'll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.
Read the whole interview.
So the president wants some independent group to evaluate this end of life issues??? But there will be no death panel, right?
When you here these words coming from the President of the United States, ever single American should take pause and ask themselves, should government be involved in these types of decisions?
Did anyone notice that as the President of the United States was running around during last election that none of us knew that then candidate Obama was going through this at the time he was asking us to let government in on our health care making decisions?
Barack Obama never bothered to share this information about his grandmother with anyone even as he is asking America to allow the government into our decision making process. Candidate Obama never involved the American people or the federal government in the decision making process his family was going through. Candidate Obama was allowed to keep this decision making
Now before you get mad at me for even daring to challenge the President on this issue, I personally believe that candidate Barack Obama should not have shared that information and let all of America in on the end of life debate involving his grandmother. This is a private personal family matter that should not involve our government. The President had every right to make this decision in private without involving the American people or the government.
President Obama is currently asking us to allow the federal government in on the decision making process. It is not just end of life decisions, this involves every single aspect of our health care. Aching tooth? It is cheaper to have it pulled than put a bridge in. Blood test? Well, the government will decide the mode of treatment.
I do not understand why so many liberals, even the President, cannot seem to grasp that some items are too private and personal for the government to be involved with.
I had no right be involved in the private and personal matter the President and his family were going through last year with his grandmother.
President Obama nor anyone else in the federal government has any business being involved in mine decision making process either.
Perhaps now you see why so many Americans are scared.
As has been said over and over again. Healthy people don't need health care, only sick people do