Glenn Beck: Universal Health + old people = death

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Voice: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America’s march to socialism.

Glenn: Yesterday, I told how you how the socialized health system in the UK was letting the last survivor of the Titanic go bankrupt because they weren’t covering her health costs. Mark my words, they’re going to start selling us universal healthcare as a solution to our Social Security and Medicare costs, Medicaid, it’s all going under. They’re going to revamp it. This is really dangerous. Why is it dangerous?

Because look how it’s happening and how it’s working so wonderfully anywhere it’s being tried. Hollywood, it kills me. Hollywood actually had step in. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet bailed this 97 year old woman out to save her from healthcare despite endless examples of healthcare rationing in the healthcare system, Obama still full speed ahead on pursuing universal healthcare. He actually said that, you know, we all got to have the top flight medical care. It’s not good enough that some people in our country have the best medical care. Excuse me?

How are you going to be able to afford everyone having top flight medical care?

You won’t. You’ll level the playing field which means we’ll all have crappy healthcare. Don’t worry, old people, though, it’s going to be great. You’re going to love it. When I say you’re going to love it, I don’t mean healthcare. I mean, heaven. You should see it especially this time of year. You can’t get there fast enough. Let me tell you universal healthcare will help you do it. Why?

Because of the cost benefit analysis. At the Senate finance committee hearings on healthcare reform, Professor Stuart Altman of Brandeis University said that resources get wasted in the American healthcare system. Wasted. Well, what does that mean?

He means that it gets wasted specifically in one segment of the population. Old people, if you think I’m hyping it, his tonight to his words himself. Here’s the audio record.

Voice: Remember, our population is aging and at the very, very elderly, the costs go down so that percentage should be falling and it’s not. Second, the cost of care is growing by so much so at the same percentage it’s worth a lot more. So let’s go back to the issue of comparative effectiveness which we’re supporting. That’s where that can have a big impact. It’s not the only place. But that’s where the waste is. That’s where people are using technologies that really either don’t work at all or keep people alive for very limited and very high costs. Hospice is one option, but we do need to take account of the?? you know, I hate to say it, the cost benefit of some of the things we do and either we can do it directly or we can do it by bundling payments and let the delivery system deal with it. So it’s a combination of the delivery system dealing with it or?? and/or you providing more information for people that make the right decisions, both for themselves and for their care.

Glenn: Do you understand what he just said?

What he said?? this should terrify people. He’s saying you can either let the delivery system do it, in other words, the healthcare system can just say, yeah, you’re not going to get that. You’re too old. You’re a drain on society. I’m sorry, no kidney dialysis for people over 70. What is it in the UK?

60. Some the things they cut off once you outlived your usefulness.

This is Nazi Germany stuff.

This is the kind of stuff that is progressive in its nature. It is eugenics. It is survival of the fittist. It is the reason why the abortion argument makes so much difference. You can’t devalue life at either end because these people are waiting to swoop in and say it’s just not worth doing these things. Don’t waste the money on old people. They’re not going to live long anyway. Spend it on someone who meets the requirements of our cost benefit analysis. So old people, thanks for all the contributions you made to society during your better years but now we’re sorry to say it’s time to send you to a better place, heaven.