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"Brain Surgeon" Confirms Obamacare Strategy To Use Death Panels For
Seniors Who Require Advanced Neurological Treatment-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: There is an audio file from a
segment of the Mark Levin radio show that is circulating the Internet.
It contains a conversation between Mark Levin and a caller who
identified himself as Jeff from Chicago, Il and claimed to be a brain surgeon.
The caller said that he had just returned from Washington DC where he
over a document that said that patients were referred to as "units" and
anyone over the age of 70 who subscribed to
government medical insurance and needed stroke therapy or treatment for an
aneurism would be given "comfort care." Comfort care
does not cure or treat illness but works on relieving symptoms and
improving patient comfort. One model of comfort care is hospice
for terminal patients.
The Truth: The radio call aired on
November 23, 2011 on the Mark Levin radio program but it is "factually
inaccurate" according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS),
which posted a statement on its web site.
Click for statement.
The AANS reviewed the transcript and said that the organization was
"unaware of any federal government document directing that advanced
neurosurgery for patients over 70 years of age will not be indicated and
only supportive care treatment will be provided." The statement
also said that. "the caller who identified himself as a brain surgeon is
not actually a neurosurgeon, nor was there any session at the recent
Congress of Neurological Surgeonsí scientific meeting in Washington, DC
at which a purported government document calling for the rationing of
neurosurgical care was discussed."
Audio and a transcript of the segment from Mark Levin radio program can be found on the
Right Scoop blog website.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Audio of brain surgeon on Art Levin radio show:
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