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Cooking the books on Grandma's health care
The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2011 | Betsy McCaughey

Posted on 11/03/2011 7:39:29 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

The British medical journal Lancet reported last month that 32% of elderly American patients undergo surgery in the year before they die, a statistic culled from Medicare data. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Amy Kelley of Mount Sinai School of Medicine labeled the 32% figure a "call to action"—to reduce costly surgeries, intensive-care stays and other high-intensity care for the elderly. Her call was parroted in hundreds of media outlets nationwide. But advocates for limiting health-care spending on the elderly are distorting science to make their argument.

Don't be bamboozled: The Lancet investigators looked only at patients who died...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: medicaid; medicare; obamacare; rationing

1 posted on 11/03/2011 7:39:31 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

Young liberals are always in favor of limiting Gramma’s health care. Then one day, they are old themselves - and they join the AARP.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 7:54:38 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons To And Party!

3 posted on 11/03/2011 8:28:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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