Dobson Falsely Claims It Is Now Illegal for Doctors to Provide Stents to Anyone over the Age of 70

If Congress had recently passed, and President Obama signed, legislation making it illegal for anyone over the age of 70 to receive a stent for treatment of heart blockages, you would think that is the sort of thing that might have made news and people would have heard something about it.

If such a law had been passed, you would think we'd be able to find at least one news story about is somewhere and it wouldn't be the sort of thing we'd have to learn third-hand from someone like James Dobson, who claims to have heard this unconfirmed report from some unnamed physician, right?

I have not had this confirmed, but a physician told me last week that Congress recently passed a law that has been signed by the President that would make it illegal to give people over 70 years of age stents for their heart.  Which means you're going to let them die. I don't know for sure if that's true, but that's the kind of thing that is coming.  In any competition between the young and the old, guess who is going to lose that?

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