Healthcare rationing with IPAB means trouble for seniors

Published 3:12pm Monday, November 12, 2012

I’m not saying this is going to be easy, and I’m certainly not saying that I want some government panel making life and death decisions for me or my family. But this is what our future looks like, and at some point we have to make tough choices.

On March 29, 1984, then Colorado Governor Richard Lamm made an incredible speech, during which he said that elderly people who are terminally ill have, “a duty to die and get out of the way…let the society, our kids, build a reasonable life.”  Nine years later, former governor Lamm again clarified his position regarding the terminally ill and the extraordinary costs of technology and medicine even back then, adding, that he was, “…essentially raising a general statement about the human condition, not beating up on the elderly.”

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