GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Remember Barbara Wagner; that could be our fate!

Obamacare will be 1 big ‘death panel’
Just as in U.K., government system will lead to early demise of seniors
Posted: August 20, 2009
By Richard Poe

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Barbara Wagner of Springfield, Ore., was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005. Chemotherapy and radiation put her cancer into remission. But the cancer returned in May 2008.

Wagner’s doctor prescribed Tarceva, a pill which slows cancer growth. There was a good chance it might extend her life by a few weeks or even months.

At age 64, Wagner had two sons, three daughters, 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Every moment she could spend with her loved ones was precious.

But Oregon’s health commissars nixed the plan. Her Tarceva treatment would cost $4,000 per month. Wagner was going to die anyway, so why waste the money?

Wagner received a letter stating that the Oregon Health Plan would not approve any treatment for her “that is meant to prolong life, or change the course of the disease …” However, if Wagner opted for physician-assisted suicide, Oregon would be happy to pick up the tab, said the letter.

Physician-assisted suicide is legal in Oregon and costs only about $50.

“It was horrible,” Wagner told reporters. “To say to someone, we’ll pay for you to die, but not pay for you to live, it’s cruel. Who do they think they are?”

Wagner finally got her Tarceva when the manufacturer Genentech offered to supply it free of charge. She died in October 2008.

A humble, retired schoolbus driver, Wagner touched more people in death than she had in life. Local and national press picked up her story, alerting many Americans to the danger of medical rationing.

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There has to be a special place in hell for those who have defrauded the public into thinking this is “medical care”.

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INTERESTING: The Universe is truly “one song”

Four Ways to Be Happier – About Your Past
from The Coach Approach by Lora Banks

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Rewrite Your Personal History. You can actually sit down and write a version of your personal history simply highlighting all of the great events of your past. Try to stick to some semblance of fact. If you embellish too much or try to put a positive spin on say a traumatic experience, you will find your mind busy judging and debating the details rather than relishing the positivity of the past. And you don’t have to actually write it down. We tell our personal stories all the time and they reinforce how we think and feel about our past. Choose the stories that reflect the the gems rather than the rocks and you will in effect, rewrite history – your history that is.

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ROFL, I kinda did that when I wrote “CHURCH 10●19●62”. I wrote what I thought when I was a child. Carried the story for decades. And, was tickled when it was in print. No one should leave the “universe” with their song unsung. Why leave it to other to write?

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