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Many hospitals have a chaplain or priest on their staffs, either as employees or volunteers. I think this is a great idea. I think it is time, however, to consider bringing veterinarians into the mix. You see, no one knows more about, or has more experience in carrying out euthanasia than these guys. For those Uncle Sam has decreed too expensive to treat, I think the veterinarian’s method is a more humane way to murder people than the Liverpool Care Pathway, the method admittedly used by the British National Health Service, consisting of starvation with heavy sedation.
One third of all patients who die in British hospitals are euthanized. Don’t believe me? Read it here for yourself. Don’t think this is possible here? The UCA (unaffordable care act) gives big insurance unprecedented leeway in deciding what they’ll pay for and what they won’t. You’ll have an insurance card, but if big insurance decides that your treatment will hurt the value of their stock….well….I think you know where you stand. Cheap wellness kind of stuff? You’ll be O.K. Extensive surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for your recently diagnosed cancer? Not so sure.
This death from neglect will start slowly and then become more commonplace as the price of health premiums and care climbs. When One’s illness hurts Another’s pocket book, Another be more open to “putting them out of their misery.” The UCA also applies this same compassion to newborns with birth defects. Introducing, the Complete Lives System. Check out this 6 minute video, then try to convince yourself that rationing care and dealing death isn’t part of this new health care plan.
G. Keith Smith, M.D.