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June 13, 2009

Kill the Old [someone]

Anyone with half a brain and an eye to what's happened elsewhere around the world knows the endgame of universal coveragesocialized medicine: not just shitty, third-world standards of care and the end of drug development, well, forever but rationing -- the denial of care to those the government bureaucracy decides would cost more to treat than they're worth.

And this means, most of all, seniors -- you know, the huge voting bloc whose already government-subsidized treatments get more and more expensive as the time they have left gets shorter and shorter.

Now it's unsurprising to me that Kaus has spotted the Journolist zombies' foundation-laying for this kill-the-boomers endgame. What did surprise me was finding it in the very first draft of ZeroCare:

Health-care overhaul legislation being drafted by House Democrats will include $600 billion in tax increases and $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel said.
And this is, of course, the preliminary lowballing.

What's the AARP up to these days, I wonder?

Update: With even Bill Kristol calling for the GOP to find their balls on this, it's waaay too early for defeatist fatalism.


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