Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care Rationing – WSJ.com
Betsy McCaughey writes in The Wall Street Journal that President Obama’s health adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has created a complete lives system with a priority curve in which individuals aged 15 to 40 get the highest priority for scarce resources. …
By BETSY MCCAUGHEY
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.