Letter: President’s administration hypocritical

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 06:54 PM

To the editor:

President Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, when asked to intervene and allow a 10-year-old girl dying of cystic fibrosis to be allowed a potential life saving transplant, refused to intervene. To paraphrase one of her comments about the rules under which this life-saving transplant applies, she said some people will live and some will die.

Remember earlier conversations about the so-called “death panels” created under the Affordable Care Act? Those outcries of concern have been denied by everyone associated with this new health care law. However, it seems clear in this example that those concerns are well warranted.

My reaction and point here is this: I never thought there would come a day when the first thing anyone had to do before they seek life-saving treatment is to have to ask the federal government for permission first.

Trained doctors and nurses make quick decisions everyday when it comes to helping those of us in need and those are the people who should be making the decisions, not some government-appointed bureaucrat who has no medical training or background.

This was supposed to be the most caring administration ever. Banning guns is worth it if it saves the life of just one child, and people should not have pre-existing conditions in their health conditions in their health plan, says President Obama. And the list of hypocritical statements goes on. But trying to find exceptions to their rules in order to save a life, apparently not.

The more we become dependent on government, the fewer freedoms and choices we have. Thus, we become a socialist state where the real power lies in the hands of a very few and where they redistribute the fruits of “our” labor like giving out candy to little children.

We need to wake up.

Donald N. Kohl