Obama: “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking painkillers.”
Jane Sturm told the story of her nearly 100-year-old mother, who was originally denied a pacemaker because of her age. She eventually got one, but only after seeking out another doctor.
“Outside the medical criteria,” Sturm asked, “is there a consideration that can be given for a certain spirit … and quality of life?”
“I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit,” Obama said. … “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking painkillers.“
– Hot Air
Update: Let Them Eat Allergy Medicines
AllahPundit at Hot Air has a new video of Obama admonishing greedy doctors for removing childrens’ tonsils instead of giving them allergy medicine.