Now, the overall thrust of the article is that, for Canada, death panels are a good thing and it is justified by the following:Last week Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that doctors could not unilaterally ignore a Toronto family’s decision to keep their near-dead husband and father on life support. In the same breath, however, the court also confirmed that, under the laws of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, a group of government-appointed adjudicators could yet overrule the family’s choice. That tribunal, not the family or the doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug.
In other words: Canada has death panels.
Canada has death panels, and that’s a good thing.
This, as I see it, is one of the consequences of your government health care.In Canada, with our single-payer health care system, Rasouli’s situation has a very public bottom line: Should taxpayers foot the bill for his family’s indefinite goodbye?
Fortunately, in the US...at least right now...we don't have your style of government health care so we don't have to ask that question. Every individual family member has the right to make their own decision.
THAT is but one reason for the US to reject your government health care and I hope to god we never find ourselves in the position where we feel the need to ask that question.