Thu Jan 12, 2012, 07:33 PM
Ilsa (34,769 posts)
Latest fake email on "Obama-care":
Snopes investigated this and determined it to be False. The email goes like this:
MUST LISTEN This needs to go viral. A brain surgeon called into the Mark Levin show. If you are over 70 years of age and you go to the ER and you are on government supported care, you will get comfort care instead of surgery. A government panel (a group of people that know absolutely nothing about medicine) will decide if you can have surgery and it has been decided that it will be denied if you are over 70. Patients will also be called "units" instead of "patients". Sarah Palin was correct — DEATH PANELS!
Here's the link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/neurosurgery.asp
The American Association of Neurosurgeons investigated and published this statement:
On November 22, 2011, an individual claiming to be a "brain surgeon" made several statements referencing neurosurgical care on a Mark Levin radio show segment. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) reviewed this segment and found that it contained several factual inaccuracies which we wish to clarify.
The AANS and CNS are unaware of any federal government document directing that advanced neurosurgery for patients over 70 years of age will not be indicated and only supportive care treatment will be provided. Furthermore, in conducting our own due diligence, it appears that the caller who identified himself as a brain surgeon may not actually be a neurosurgeon, nor was there any session at the recent Congress of Neurological Surgeons' scientific meeting in Washington, DC at which a purported government document calling for the rationing of neurosurgical care was discussed.
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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 07:42 PM
yardwork (37,969 posts)
1. The Republicans have to lie about this because more and more people are realizing
that the Health Care act is actually helping them and their families. Notice how the hubbub to repeal it has died down. So the Republicans must resort to lies and fear tactics. Problem is, their likely nominee Romney piloted "Obamacare" in Massachusetts. So get ready for this whole issue to go away pretty soon...