Barletta Tries To Save Local Girls Life ...Obama Administration : Let Her Die
Well this is the woman who has a great deal to do with obama care. Her agency and the IRS will take the lead in running and applying the rules for obama care.Personally I find neither very reassuring and I do find it odd as I thought these were the folks who claimed they would not be denying care or there would be death panels.
Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an
appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., on behalf of a girl who needs a
lung transplant but can't get one because of a federal regulation that
prevents her from qualifying for a transplant.
“Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Rep. Lou
Barletta, R-Pa., asked Sebelius during a House hearing Tuesday on
behalf of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung
transplant. She can’t qualify for an adult lung transplant until the
age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the
authority to waive that rule on her behalf. The pediatric lungs for
which she qualifies aren’t available.
“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing
situation where someone lives and someone dies,” Sebelius replied. “The
medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule —
and have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between
pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other
organs — that it’s based on the survivability [chances].”
Barletta countered that
medical professionals think Murneghan could survive an adult lung
transplant. During the exchange, he also said that the girl has three
to five weeks to live.
Sebelius reminded Barletta that 40 people in Pennsylvania are on the “highest acuity list” for lung transplants.