Death Panels are alive and well. Of course, ignored by the corporate media, death panels have been created by Republican Teabaggers like AZ Gov Jan Brewer.
Effective at the beginning of October, Arizona stopped financing certain transplant operations under the state’s version of Medicaid. Many doctors say the decision amounts to a death sentence for some low-income patients, who have little chance of survival without transplants and lack the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to pay for them.
You see, Republican Teabaggers think poor people want to be poor, so they have no one to blame but themselves for not being able to afford transplant operations that will keep them alive.
But the story has an added bonus: Jan Brewer is now blaming Obama and his health
care reform insurance giveaway for killing these people.
The Republican governor has in turn blamed “Obamacare,” meaning the federal health care overhaul, for the transplant cuts even though the Arizona vote came in March, before President Obama signed that bill into law.
To uninformed Americans, this might resonate, since Republican Teabaggers have dishonestly attacked the legislation for 2 years now. What Brewer and other Teabaggers will never discuss is how forcing Americans to buy private insurance translates into an Arizona state health program deciding to save $14 million per year while poor people die for lack of transplant organs. Of course it doesn’t make sense. Nothing the Teabaggers propose as policy actually makes sense. This is simply what follows after millions of greedy, selfish old white people decide to exert their influence on politics. Wake up America: these kinds of policies are coming to a neighborhood near you if you allow the Teabaggers to take this country back to the 1750s.
I could advocate that the President finally wake up too, if I thought it would make any difference. Brewer’s cowardly assignment of blame is what results when you capitulate to everything extremists like her want. By all means, keep capitulating though. As long as Sarah Palin is the 2012 Republican Teabagger nominee, the President might be able to eek out a 2nd term.