Sep
07
2010

I made a mistake in yesterday’s post on House races.

When I went along with calling what the Democrats are doing in the House ‘triage.’ Triage implies a situation where an overwhelming number of people have been injured and absolutely must be sorted out by severity of injury, in order to save as many as possible.  What we have here instead is a situation where “sick” individuals are being sorted out not by the severity of their (political) illnesses, but by a combination of the absolute cost of the patient’s treatment, cost-effectiveness of that treatment, and the perceived overall value of the patients themselves.  Those that make the cut get treated; those who don’t, get a palliative.

In other words, House Democrats have set up their own personal death panel.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

2 Comments

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  • Ric Locke says:

    No.

    The point score for triage is:

    1) how bad/urgent is it?
    2) what will it take in time/resources to fix?
    3) how important is this one?

    The result is three categories:
    A) Unfixable with present resources. They die or get sent to a better-equipped facility.
    B) Fixable. Sorted by importance (colonels first, e.g.)
    C) Don’t need fixing (or not right away). Ignored for now.

    Only B gets real effort. You had it right the first time.

    Regards,
    Ric

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