When everyone is already a bit freaked out that you put payments for end-of-life counseling in legislation dealing with COST CONTROL, it probably isn't the best time to tell them that you'd deny your own grandma a hip replacement. Oh wait, was this the bigoted old granny you threw under the bus next to Jeremiah Wright? Let me see if I remember how that story went correctly. He thought the government invented AIDS and America deserved 9-11, she got scared of an aggressive panhandler. Yup, both mean old racists. No wonder you didn't want the government to pay for a new hip...
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.