By Dr. Carolyn Dean – NewsWithViews.com –
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the chief architects of Obamacare. But instead of extending life, according to an article in WND Health, he wants us to die at 75. “’Die At 75′ Advocate’s Political Motives Hidden.” That’s right, Emanuel advises us to curb our life expectancy in a system of limited resources. This system is substituting moral decisions concerning who will receive health care and who will not with a recipe for death.
Emanuel writes a column in The Atlantic where he argues that improvements in health care that extend life expectancies through vaccines, antibiotics and technological innovations end up “stretching out old age,” resulting in “a progressive erosion of physical functioning.”
The point is that modern medicine doesn’t work to keep us healthy. In spite of vaccines, antibiotics and technological innovations, people are not cured of their diseases so they live longer but are increasingly physically disabled. Thus, productivity is lost and health care costs rise. People are still alive but they have tubes running into every orifice and everyone just accepts this scenario as inevitable.
Instead of fixing a system that doesn’t work, everyone has given up because the mandate of modern medicine is not to keep us healthy – just medicated. The solution says Emanuel is to quit being a burden to society and just die. This ridiculous cost/benefit analysis of life leaves NO room for people to be healthy and productive as long as they desire.