Two important notes. First of all, this only applies to those people on Medicare. If you have the money to afford neurological care, you can still buy it, but the administration has decided that older people without money are expendable.
Second, it should be noted that this places the elderly on Medicare on the same level as the poor on Medicaid. The difference being that the elderly on Medicare involuntarily paid for years for their benefits, and the poor didn’t.
This being the case, it opens up an opportunity for “elderly neurological insurance”, private insurance that is strictly in case of filling the gap if you are elderly and have a neurological problem.
That is, if the government allows it. I think the bottom line is that the government has said it wants elderly people to die. As horrific and unreal as it sounds, they do want this.
You’ll notice that recently, there have been several government announcements to the effect that doctors should discontinue routine diagnostic tests for things like breast and prostate cancer, that will be lethal if not detected.
A cynical person could point out that this is just a means to *increase* mortality rate among people who would otherwise have diseases that could be treated, but are expensive to treat.
As I see it, the goal of obamacare is to drive all private medical insurance companies either out of business or regulating them to cover only what obamacare permits and NOTHING more. Of course if you have enough money and can find a doctor who is not forbidden to treat private patients you might be in luck, but I seriously doubt that.