...government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
This was too much even for him. He had on a Dr. Leigh Vinocur, who seems to be there to argue for Palin's point of view but ends up saying that what the Zombie Plumber Queen is saying is nuts.
Cavuto: Dr. Leigh Vinocur says she's not that far off. Ahhh, doctor, that's a little extreme, don't you think?
Vinocur: Yes, I do think it's a little extreme and it's because right now Obama is looking at end of life care, and I think the majority of out healthy care costs are in our last twelve years of life so it makes sense....
Cavuto: To call this a death panel and evil, that's that's a little much, don't you think?
Vinocur: Well I do, but I think her point is that she doesn't want administrators making the call...so I've dealt with those issues and doctors tell you, look, these are the options. You have to change peoples expectations in America. What do you say to somebody..
Cavuto: We have that going on in our health system now. We have rationed care in our health system now and I know the fears are that it would be on steroids a national type program and maybe those fears are legitimate, but to then start saying things like "death panel" and "evil" destructs the debate, does it not?
Cavuto: She's going further than that. She's mentioning her Down Syndrome baby and more or less implying that in such a system that we're envisioning that baby is tough out of luck.
We already have administrators making the call. They are called the freaking health insurance companies... Cavuto will never support the public option or most of what progressives want in the health care bill, but even he can't handle the Beckerwocky that the teabaggers are speaking.