Obama’s VA ‘Death Book’ And Your Future Health Care

No death panels?

Recently we learned that Barack Obama has re-instituted the “Death Books” that President Bush banned from being used by the Veterans Administration.

On page 21 of the VA book, “Your Life, Your Choices,” you get to answer questions pertaining to the issue: “What makes my life worth living?” And guilt-inducing scenarios to consider such as,“I can no longer contribute to my family’s well being,” and “I am a severe financial burden on my family” to “guide” one to come to the conclusion, life is “not worth living.”

On Sunday’s “Fox News Sunday with Chri Wallace,” Jim Towey – who broke the story to the public in a Wall Street Journal article entitled, “The Death Book for Veterans” – made this statement:

“The 2007 edition said go to Compassion Choices. That’s the Hemlock Society. The 1997 version referred you to an organization that was the American Euthanasia Society. I think the bias of the document’s clear. Why would Americans be given such a poor document, a poor planning tool, on a subject so important?”

What is frankly just as frightening as the Veterans Administration trying to steer veterans toward a renamed version of the Hemlock Society is the fact that they’ve clearly altered the page with gibberish in a clearly last-second attempt to cover-up what they were doing.

Here’s a printscreen of the relevant PDF page (52) that I downloaded on Monday, August 25:

VA-Death-Book_52

I’m no investigative reporter, but when I tried to learn what http://www.choices.org was under the heading, “Advance directives,” I went to the site – and discovered that it was geared toward providing children with education resources so they wouldn’t drop out of school.  It had nothing whatsoever to do with end-of-life decisions.  And when I called 1-800-989-9155, I discovered that it was Loesche America – an engineering and construction firm.

In other words, it was a hastily orchestrated scam perpetuated by government employees to hide the truth from the American people.  That should scare you.

Why did the VA scrub their website? I would argue that they did so because someone had a guilty conscience. Democrats KNOW this stuff is evil; and they KNOW that the American people would reject them if they knew the truth about what Democrats are trying to do.

And what is that truth?  Let me just use the phrase that Sarah Palin was so demonized for using: “death panel.”

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2 Responses to “Obama’s VA ‘Death Book’ And Your Future Health Care”

  1. hoboduke Says:

    This insults the heritage and traditions of sacrifice made by our military for our country. When they are down on their health, and feeling vulnerable, our help is to tell them to cash in their chips? Why not use that same advice for former President Carter? He’s retired military, and the expense of his retirement as President is more than his value as contributint to our socieity.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Generally, when someone has served their country in the military, I give them more respect – and therefore cut them more slack – than anybody else. They earned their right to say what they want about what’s going on in the country.

    In the case of Jimmy Carter, he long since used up whatever “slack” he deserved.

    George H.W. Bush – and so far his son – have exemplified the respect that former presidents should live by. They had their shots to make the world a better place, and now they realize that it’s someone else’s turn now. Bush II has kept his mouth shut even as Obama has blamed him for EVERYTHING under the sun – including now his failure to get the Olympics. Amazing.

    Carter was a disgrace as president, and now he’s an even bigger disgrace as FORMER president.

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