I am not supprised that the Obama administration wants to be the ones who decide who should live and die after all they are proponents of elective abortion and Obama is on record for saying that a baby that was born during a botched abortion should be allowed to die because of its cost to society.
When I heard all these things that Zeke wants to do, I thought at first he was only saying that Medicare would not pay for these treatments. Unfortuantely, Obama plans this for all healthcare costs as he makes the care priciples universal to all payors. Even when you are spending your own money. I guess he also wants to save Social Security as well by allowing all those old enough to get it to die of treatable things before they have a chance to collect.
I was really glad to hear that a physician told Emanuel that we as physicians work for a patients and not for the government, unfortuanely it seems that he wants to change that as well.