page 272 section 1145 of the legislation that "had to be passed to find out what's in it" says that all cancer hospitals must ration care according to a patient’s age, section 2521 subtitle C-11 authorizes the government to implant a microchip in you, and page 425 lines 4 – 12 mandates that all Social Security recipients must attend end-of-life planning seminars every five years.
Methinks brother Zeke has watched "Logan's Run" one time too many.
And then there's the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the government death panel created by Obamacare, that empowers non-medical bureaucrats to decide if your treatment is cost effective. This is the end result of Zeke Emanuel's delusion that people outlive their usefulness to the state – a government panel that makes your life-or-death health care decisions based on a cost-benefit analysis.
But the basic premise behind this sort of thinking is totally erroneous. People don't "outlive their usefulness."
Thomas Jefferson was 82 when he opened the University of Virginia, the first secular university in the United States, which Jefferson himself had designed and created.
At 82, Albert Schweitzer made his famous "Declaration of Conscience" speech, broadcast to the world over Radio Oslo.
Maya Angelou published Great Food All Day Long when she was 82 and Debbie Reynolds published her biography Unsinkable at the age of 82.
Jeno Paulucci, the creator of Chun King Chinese foods and Jeno's Pizza Rolls is launching a new frozen food this year – at the age of 89.
Tony Randall, who died at the age of 84, became a father for the first time at 77 and for the second time at 79. I'm sure Julia and Jeff Randall are happy their father was not euthanized at 75.
Willie Nelson is still wowing CW fans at 80 and Michael Caine, also 80, has an exposition of his extraordinary photographic art at the Museum of London and is scheduled to make three movies this year.
And who can forget George Burns, who lived to 100 and inspired the world with this sage advice: "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."
And then there's yours truly who joined the octogenarian's club this last March – and who has no plans of canceling my membership any time soon.
"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age." – Sophia Loren