By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews - The Trump administration has issued a directive for hospitals and medical centers providing care for patients with the coronavirus, ensuring that no health care is rationed for patients who are elderly or disabled. The move furthers the pro-life ethic President Donald Trump has brought to the White House… On Saturday, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS issued a bulletin directing hospitals and medical centers to follow the law to ensure that civil rights are not violated in the treatment of those diagnosed with COVID-19… The directive is important because recent news articles highlighted healthcare providers and “ethicists” discussing the possibility of rationing care based on the age and ability of those affected by COVID-19.
By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post - As the dust settles following Congress’s hurried passage of the China Virus1 pandemic emergency relief package2 known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, spending details of the 880-page $2.2 trillion behemoth are now becoming known, and it’s not a pretty sight. While billions of dollars go for needed virus relief, roughly $600 billion goes into government coffers. It’s the biggest one-day expansion of government power ever, with the vast majority going to increase the welfare state… It’s clear that Big Government proponents, especially the Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, followed Rahm Emanuel’s advice and didn’t let this crisis go to waste. What may be an even greater danger than government expansion is the precedent this crisis action has produced.