Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mob Member Henthoff (!?!)

Nat Henthoff joins the mob (see right).

Emanuel writes about rationing health care for older Americans that "allocation (of medical care) by age is not invidious discrimination." (The Lancet, January 2009) He calls this form of rationing — which is fundamental to Obamacare goals — "the complete lives system." You see, at 65 or older, you've had more life years than a 25-year-old. As such, the latter can be more deserving of cost-efficient health care than older folks.

Quoted by Vox, who goes on to observe:

Saying that a form of age-related discrimination is not "invidious discrimination" is an open admission that it is discrimination, you just happen to think that it's justifiable. Clearly, that's where the anti-civil rights forces went wrong... they should have argued that race-based discrimination wasn't "invidious discrimination" and was therefore perfectly acceptable.

Some pigs are more equal than others.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Not surprised here. Hentoff is someone who calls things as he sees them, and is beholden to no one.