Sunday, April 17, 2011

Progressive Democrats Almost Silent on Republican Plan to End Medicare

By: Dr. J. P. Hubert

US House Republicans have voted for Congressman Paul Ryan's deficit reduction plan which if passed would end Medicare and Medicaid as we know them. This plan would legislatively enact health care rationing on a level never before seen in this country, certainly not since 1965.

Only wealthy and middle class Americans with private health care plans would receive needed medical care while the poor, elderly, disabled and others would be left to suffer and die.

Where are the progressive Democrats who should be literally screaming from the rooftops about how Republicans are trying to introduce massive class-based health care rationing and even legislatively sanctioned assisted suicide/homicide?  When do the Democrats intend to "take off the gloves."  This degree of Republican hubris and brashness has not occurred before in my lifetime.

Virtually the entire US House Republican caucus is now on record favoring class-based health care rationing and death by neglect. Who will make the case against them effectively? The moral high-ground rests with those who wish to provide medical care to all Americans not with those who callously voted to deny care to tens of millions of our citizens!

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