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November 23, 2011

Neurosurgeon’s Call to Levin show – HHS refers to People Over 70 as “Units”

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 a neurosurgeon named “Jeff” called in to the Mark Levin radio show , and said he had just returned from a seminar in Washington, D.C. where a group of surgeons were reading over what the Obama administration’s plans would be for those over 70 who needed advanced neurosurgery.

Basically, the health care plan for “advanced neurosurgical care” for those over 70 years of age is “not generally indicated”.

If someone over 70 goes to an emergency room, and is on a government-supported plan, that person will get what is called “comfort care”  instead of the more advanced life-saving care.  These people are not referred to as patients, but as “units”.

Mis-named “ethics panels” will make the decisions about whether a patient over 70 should receive advanced surgical care.  In general, they will not.

To hear this call, follow this link to the 11/22/11 show. Audio of the caller begins at minute marker 44:34.

To Oklahoma’s Republican leadership – are you listening?  Can you say death panels?

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