September 04, 2009
The Healthcare Wars
Most days David Brooks’s columns just make me mildly impatient. Not this time. Read what he says in today’s New York Times about President Obama and healthcare.
And while we’re on the subject, take a look at this depressing story out of Wisconsin, where a group of merciful and compassionate doctors tried to apply intelligence to end-of-life decisions — only to run into Sarah Palin and her fellow deathers. Of all the lies and hypocrisies spread by the GOP in this summer of discontent, surely this has been the most ignorant, the most cruel.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 04, 2009 09:49 AM
The basic Republican notion is getting to be that people don't own their own bodies; they belong to a corporate mosaic of insurance, penal, religious, and military officials. So you are only allowed to die if it is someone else's idea.
Is it possible they are really afraid that national health would give individuals *too much* autonomy?
Thanks for the links. The back story on the ex-gov's "death panels" is particularly welcome. As an Iowa resident, Grassley's remarks has made me ashamed.