Skip to comments.IN EFFECT, PHASE #1 OF OBAMACARE DEATH PANELS FOR SENIORS!
Posted on 09/30/2012 3:56:18 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
A new phase of Obamacare will penalize hospitals if they re-admit Medicare patients at a rate that the government oversight panel deems excessive. Their premise,a strictly financially based one, is that this will minimize waste and fraud.
In reality, it will minimize the survival rate of many seniors in the waning years of life. I'm sure that will indeed make for huge savings in overall Medicare liability.
I cared for both my parents for eight years before their deaths. Their health problems, common to many seniors, required more numerous doctor visits, more medications and increasingly more numerous hospital stays as they entered the last years of their lives. Each one of these factors led to a few more months, weeks or days of life that they could use in a dwindling span of time that belonged to them. Thanks to modern enovations in the medical field, those increments of time still provided moments to enjoy the gift of life for themselves and our family.
With the penalties for re-admission in place, hospitals and physicians alike will find themselves answerable to government mandates in their decision making rather than their expertise or the needs of their elderly patients. Is there anyone who will deny the fact that the elderly will die more quickly and in greater numbers as a result of these policies?
As a daughter, I know the experience of standing at the bedside of an elderly, beloved parent in the emergency room, knowing that they were fading fast and needed the care and facilities that were available or their span of life would be over and I would lose them. I was never ready for that. The doctors and hospital staff gave me many precious days and hours with my parents that I otherwise would not have had without their compassion and dedication to preserving life. Those same medical professionals also knew when they could no longer sustain my parent's lives even though they could have kept their physical bodies indefinitely intact; and they compassionatly advised me of that. By virtue of their dedication to their field; I trusted that their judgement was correct and that the time had come to let go.
For my own daughter, however, I fear a different scenario could take place if my age progression follows that of my own parents. Her anxious wait by my bedside in the Emergency Room for the saving powers of my doctor's orders that I be put under hospital care could end in rejection because I exceed some quota or don't meet some standard set by a panel of politicians and financial advisors. A panel of beaurocrats who view my humanity in strictly financial and statistical terms in spite of what my physician may think medically.
Welcome to the world of Socialism. We have arrived. The right to kill and dispose of human life that doesn't meet Government standards before natural birth has been won. Now, the right to deny medical means to extend life beyond the governmental standard of "productivity" has all but been won as well.
This creeping national inhumanity is nothing new under the sun and neither will the final result to our nation be. Rather than the human being that my doctor and healthcare professionals see, my life will now be subject to the opinions of a group of number crunchers who view me as simply one of too many. I will be treated according to their concepts in order for my hospital to avoid fines and bankruptcy. It sounds kind of like what's being done to the coal industry except that the "emmissions" being controlled are human beings.
If you or your loved ones fall into the "Senior" category; count your blessings. Your government will decide the rest.
This may not be relevant but my dad was admitted to a hospital in Little Rock with heart problems, they said it was his final hours, we all paid our last respects last week and then he improved his condition enough so the hospital sent him home.
He passed away last night.
I wasn’t there but from what I hear from my sister who is an RN the hospital pulled some funny stuff about discharging him, no real facts on my part as I am thousands of miles away.
I have not heard one Rino mention the death panels. They support this “reduction in health care costs” final solution. The kill ‘em idea is bipartisan. They are going to kill a lot of old, very poor, and very white people.
The boomer generation is huge and will be extremely poor after the real estate market crash and global economic crash. The bs is that they can all get jobs in their old age. Riiiight. The federal health care machine is going to kill them off the generation in an organized fashion.
I’m so sorry for your loss. The heartache is just beginning for America.
DEMOCRATS WAR TO EUTHANIZE SENIORS! Media silent.
“Euthenasia of unproductive adults coupled with the killing of less than desirable children provides the perfect confluence of two essential elements of National Socialist ideology; the bioligical and the economic.”
Holocoust Education and Research
Nazi Eugenics and Euthenasia
Can you put that in plain speak? I’m rather simple.
Sara, post when your not intoxicated. You might have something positive to contribute.
Everest, don’t project your drinking problems on others. No not everyone gets drunk like you do.
“Can you put that in plain speak? Im rather simple.”
Sure I can. In ObamaWorld, if you can’t put out for the government you get canned, boxed, coffined, deleted.
It is your duty to die, comrade, that the regime might live!
The problem is that they will be faceless, anonymous bureaucrats, probably earning enough to live in secure surroundings. No way to get to them.
I’m sorry to hear that, prayer’s up for you. Still, like the ending scene in the first movie of the Terminator series, I do see storm clouds just beyond the mountains. B-(
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