It Figures. Liberal Media Already Pushing Death Panels for Fat People and Smokers

We were warned.
The liberal media is already pushing a plan to let “health sinners” – like fat people and smokers – die without health care treatments.

Maybe they’ll make them secret death panels like in Great Britain where a national audit found that half of dying patients placed on the controversial “Liverpool Care Pathway” are never told that life-saving treatment has been withdrawn. Each year 57,000 patients die without being told life-saving treatments have been stopped.

The worries about Liverpool Care Pathway arise from reports that it is sometimes invoked without informing either the patient or family. (Photo: Alamy)

The AP reported:

Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?

Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says. These costs accompany sometimes heroic attempts to prolong lives, including surgery, chemotherapy and other measures.

But despite these rescue attempts, smokers tend to die 10 years earlier on average, and the obese die five to 12 years prematurely, according to various researchers’ estimates.

And attempts to curb smoking and unhealthy eating frequently lead to backlash: Witness the current legal tussle over New York City’s first-of-its-kind limits on the size of sugary beverages and the vicious fight last year in California over a ballot proposal to add a $1-per-pack cigarette tax, which was ultimately defeated.

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  • Anonerik

    They have a very valid point. Every health care dollar spent on people
    whose habits are self destructing is one more dollar that Obama, his cronies and the ever-growing statist bureaucracy can’t piss away for us. We can’t have that, now can we?

  • Kate

    Liberals…caring, tolerant and love the misfortunate. What total BS. More appropriate is Liberals…my way or the highway, please die and save us the problem of dealing with you.

  • Kenny Solomon

    You gotta tell ’em…… Soylent Green is people !

    It’s time for TV’s most entertaining criminal justice show, The Running Man !

    Anyone see Logan ?…… He’s 35 today.

    — — — —

    Naaaaaaah…… None of that can happen here.

    Not even ‘death panels’.

    — — — —

    Bad Libs, bad Dems, whatcha gonna do when they come for you too ?

    Remember…… You don’t “need” a 30-rd mag for your firearm…… Nor “need” a pickup truck…… Nor a 5-bdrm home either.

    No you don’t.

    And…… Yes they can…… And will……

    — — — —

    Are we having fun yet ?


    Well, I am a goner.

    But why just fatties and smokers? What about bull riders, and mountain climbers? What about the people who don’t take vitamins? What about the jerks who decide to live past SS retirement age?

    Those that exercise often also have more doctor vists due to structural problems and the like so off them too.

    It was one thing to pay more for my treatment based on my health, but now I will have no choice.

  • mark1973

    Now you know one of the main reason’s these marxist’s/islamist’s in Both political party’s who now run our Country, would like to take our Firearms away. If these Genocidal Monster’s actually try to implement any of these policies while we still have our Firearms, there will be Heck to pay!

  • Anonerik

    After the progressives get rid of the elderly, the infirm, the disabled, the addicts and the dissenters who do you suppose they will choose next? The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious Progressive monument on which are carved ten “commandments” for a “New Age of Reason”. The first commandment? Maintaining the world population under 500 million people because that is “sustainable”.
    Included, of course, is their goal of one world governance.
    Baby steps now, goose steps later.

  • J. Knight

    I’ll bet good money that the ones making these suggestions will place exceptions for themselves in the legislation and death panels. Reminds me of the old Soviet gulag system. Of course, they can do nothing so long as we’re armed, thus the great push “forward” by the dufus in the WH.

  • JenBee

    Obamacare has made it legal and acceptable for government to control all aspects of your life.

  • Gary A

    AP= part of the White House PR department.
    And who didn’t see this coming?

    @#4 Kenny Solomon. I enjoyed the link, thanks!

  • Mad Hatter

    If these people are going to be categorized as “health sinners” due to their high cost, isn’t it only fair to categorize people coming into our country illegally as “border sinners’? After all, they’re costing the tax payers billions per year.

  • Adi

    Their Messiah is a big smoker. Maybe we should start with Him.

  • stuart

    Well, they will carve out exceptions for people like Chris Christy (aka fatso), and Barry the King of Choom. For that matter exceptions will be the rule for all our Sturmbahnfurhers and Gauleiters.

    God I am beginning to miss the Third Reich. What’s not to like? Snappy uniforms, stirring marches and a much better taste in popular music.
    But I guess it has to be that way. The SS would look pretty silly if they had chanted Hip Hop lyrics as they marched along.

  • Taliena

    As a smoker, I pay an extra $35 per month on my health insurance. I believe it is only rational that the morbidly obese be penalized too.

  • http://Americanthinker paul

    it might be a good idea to be a registered democrat prior to checking into a hospital. Just sayin’.

  • RS

    So why is it we hear NO words about letting AIDS patients die from THEIR lifestyle disease?

  • Stella Baskomb

    “Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says.”

    This was all predictable (and was predicted, years ago). You see, it’s because now, with Obamacare, the government must pay for the treatment of the medical conditions that result from behavior it deems “risky.” It can raise taxes. Or it can try to squash the risky behaviors.

    Well guess what.

    And if you believe it will stop with these, you are dreaming.

    In fact, the government might one day do something so trivial as regulating the size of soft-drink cups.

    What’s that you say?

    Oh, right.

  • jainphx

    You must know that this type of reasoning is Liberal. they and they alone know how people should live, what they should eat or not eat. They and they alone know what to or not to drink, and in what size. Simply put, it all goes back to them thinking there is no god but them, they can take unborn life, just for the good of all you know. They never stop to think they are wrong! NO they are never wrong (god complex) and if there are unforseen happenings due there agenda, its well that’s life, or what difference does it make.
    Some here and at other blogs, took exception to Sarah Palin coining the term “death panels” went so far as to say “why she’s just plain crazy” who’s crazy now? Just either don’t get old or stay healthy because some one is going to judge if you live or be put down like an animal. I spit at all of them.

  • Lim Lynn

    Traitor in Chief and his band of hippies already listed every possible illness and bad habits [smokers overeating fat people]. Whether if they become fat and smokers wonder how will they be treated.

  • steve clark

    WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! Folks, cigarette smokers and obese folks who die ~10 earlier than people with healthier lifestyles DO NOT COST MORE HEALTHCARE DOLLARS. THEY SAVE US MONEY. A cancer patient, regardless whether they smoke or not, cost a lot of money to care for. The savings come when the smoking cancer patient dies 10 years early. That is 10 years of healthcare they then do not receive. And that 10 years of health care at the end of life is very expensive. By dying early, those 10 years of elder care is not needed, hence the savings. Healthcare economists have proven this time and again. The nonsense that smokers and the obese are a drag on healthcare costs is an urban legend that is propagated by ignorant people who are basing their viewpoints and policies on intuition rather than fact.