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Romney: We Must Repeal ObamaCare in its Entirety

DevilDogReturns Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 10:58 AM
dressing. As he wrote in the Feb. 27 , 2008, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA: “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records, and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change.” True reform, he argues, must include redefining doctors’ ethical obligations. In the June 18, 2008 , issue of JAMA, Dr. Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the “overuse” of medical care: “Medical school education and postgraduate education emphasize thoroughness,” he writes. “This culture is further reinforced by a unique understanding of professional obligations, specifically the...
Robin311 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 11:02 AM
Ezekiel Emanuel is a hardcore liberal who supports rationing of health care. The New England Journal of Medicine's idea of redefining "medical ethics" includes items such as "fourth term abortions", i.e. killing infants that are deemed unproductive to society.
DevilDogReturns Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 10:58 AM
the Hippocratic Oath’s admonition to ‘use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgment’ as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of cost or effect on others.”

Dr. Emanuel chastises physicians for thinking only about their own patients’ needs: “Patients were to receive whatever services they needed, regardless of its cost. Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life.”

“In the next decade, every country will face very hard choices about how to allocate scarce medical resources,” Emanuel predicted in the Sept. 19, 2002 , issue of The New England Journal of Medicine

Over the past two days, many have raised questions about whether Mitt Romney is actually committed to repealing ObamaCare in its entirety after telling ABC News he supports certain aspects of the law. Romney never said he would keep any part of ObamaCare, but said he would place certain parts he supported, like the coverage of pre-existing conditions, into his own healthcare plan after a full ObamaCare repeal.