Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius has refused to waive transplant rules for a dying Pennsylvania girl whose parents have asked permission for her to receive an adult lung. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant
Sibelius is heartless and in charge of your healthcare. She is a part of the Obamacare death panel and in this case has made a the choice not to help this little girl.
Just to clarify the usual misinformation posted by fake ricky, the organ transplant system is run by a non-profit group called UNOS, under contract to HHS. They have very strict rules for allocating organs and a very formal process for changing those rules. Ultimately the Board of Directors, made up mostly of physicians, sets policy for allocating organs after public input. UNOS has been in place since Reagan created it in 1984. If UNOS is a death panel, it's Reagan's death panel, not Obama's. Kathleen Sebelius is not on the Board of Directors. She cannot arbitrarily change the rules about who gets organs.
But let us be perfectly clear about this. The parents of this girl are asking that an exception to the UNOS rules be made to prioritize their daughter for a lung transplant that is less likely to work for her than for someone else. If they get an exception that means someone else higher up on the list under the current policies will not get a transplant and will die. You are asking Kathleen Sebelius to to ignore established rules made democratically. You are asking her to unilaterally decide that this girl will have a chance to live, a decision that would automatically result in the death of another person. You are asking her to be a death panel. She is refusing.
The other person who will die if you get your way is nameless and faceless. It is easy to root for a little girl whose name and face you can see. But it is sickening to watch people like you literally play politics with peoples lives. You are willing to kill people for some cheap political points.
"If they get an exception that means someone else higher up on the list under the current policies will not get a transplant and will die. You are asking Kathleen Sebelius to to ignore established rules made democratically. You are asking her to unilaterally decide that this girl will have a chance to live, a decision that would automatically result in the death of another person. You are asking her to be a death panel. She is refusing"
This is a another liberal ricky attempt to distort and lie about the facts. Signing the waiver would have allowed the little girl to get on the recipient list it would not move her to the top of the list she is in line with everyone else and does not get priority over anyone above her on the list. Sibelius by not signing the waiver denied the little girl any chance at this life saving procedure. She is in charge of your healthcare under Obamacare.
UNOS is not the death panel, under Obamacare the Independent Payment Advisory Board is the death panel. This 15-member board is tasked under the law with determining which patients ought to receive which treatments. Under the law, if the board isn’t in place, its powers devolve to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Emotion driven distortion of facts without thinking or looking into the truth of the matter. There are no death panels in ObamaCare, never were, never will be. The issue is there are only so many donor lungs to go around, and people die every day because they didn't get one. Sebelius, contrary to your distortion, is trying to help this particular child get priority for a lung. Beyond ridiculous, your comments.
"There are no death panels in ObamaCare, never were, never will be. "
Sebelius", contrary to your distortion, is trying to help this particular child get priority for a lung. Beyond ridiculous
Although the words death panel are not used specifically in Obamacare it does exist and as pointed out previously in this string Sibelius is in charge of it and in this case acted as head executioner by not signing the waiver to save this little girl. She gets to choose life or death by deciding who gets care and who doesn't and decided death for this girl. It took a judge to overide her decision. If anyone is distoring the facts it is you. If anyone doesn't believe there is a death panel just read the info available from the various news outlets about this case, it demonstrates what is in store for you under Obamacare. If Sibelius can make a chioce not to save a little girls life just think of what is in store for you.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to be moved to the adult lung transplant list, giving her a better chance of receiving a potentially life-saving transplant.
My prayers are with you Sarah Murnaghan
This is a shining example of how the death panel works. A person or group of people decides who gets care and who doesn't. In this case the person in charge of the death panel Sibelius decides this little girl should not get care and refuses to sign the waiver. I bet when it is your turn for someone to decide if you get care that could save your life you will not go quietly and just take the pain pill get your end of life counseiling like Obama wants you to do.