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Back in the news: “Obamacare and Death Panels”

Good-news-bad-newsIn the “good-news-&-bad-news” category, there’s a tiny bit of good news…and plenty of bad.

First, the “Good” news, such as it is.

Senator Marco Rubio joined Ted Cruz in support of eliminating funding for this year’s implementation of Obamacare. We’ll need more than Rubio & Cruz on this, but it’s a start.

From CNN.com:

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The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP): a preview of Obamacare

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So says Dr Laura de Rooy, a consultant neonatologist at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London writing in response to an article published in the British Medical Journal of the placement of disabled infants on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).

The LCP was developed to help push those clinging for life off the cliff, so to speak. The elderly and terminally ill. It defines the “care” for patients no longer deemed fit for life in the much-vaunted free NHS. Free for those healthy enough to survive it, maybe. But I digress.

Severely disabled infants have been placed on the LCP. Starving a baby to death. Brings new meaning to the term “care protocol,” no? More:

Earlier this month, an un-named doctor wrote of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies. The doctor described one case of a baby born with ‘a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies’…

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