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Death Panels are HERE
The Grouch at Right Truths ^ | October 18, 2012 | Dr. Grouch

Posted on 10/20/2012 8:51:52 PM PDT by LucyT

Today while working my shift in the emergency room, an old lady was brought in very sick and in fact near death. I did my usual workup and evaluation and attempted to administer life saving treatment. It was my plan to admit this woman to the hospital. I found out a little later that this same woman had been a patient here just slightly more than 2 weeks ago with a DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. I was told that if this woman was admitted, the hospital would not be paid.

The new Medicare rule now is that if the same Medicare patient is re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days, the hospital will not be paid. When they first started this nonsense they said this only applied to patients with the same diagnosis. Now they have "expanded" the rule to include re-admissions for any reason.

So if you're in the hospital for pneumonia, and 3 weeks later, you break your leg.......too bad. Medicare will not pay the hospital to fix your leg.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; rationing; sarahwasright; socialism
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Are prisons reimbursed if they admit someone to the infirmary more than once a month or this rule just for private citizens?

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1 posted on 10/20/2012 8:51:55 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Bump


2 posted on 10/20/2012 8:52:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; jersey117; ...

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Ping.

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3 posted on 10/20/2012 8:54:20 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

” - - - The new Medicare rule now is that if the same Medicare patient is re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days, the hospital will not be paid.”

Duh, it Obama putting profit above people?

Obama said in 2009 “This is not the time for profits!” Up until now I really thought that he meant it. Go figure!


4 posted on 10/20/2012 9:02:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: LucyT

I had no idea. Thanks for the article.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 9:07:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LucyT


VOTE THE MARXIST OUT, along with every other possible demonic-rat!

6 posted on 10/20/2012 9:09:01 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: LucyT

I’m in the prison business but not the healthcare part..

We used to have state employees running it but it’s been contracted cost-cutters here for close to 20 years.

If you go to prison your best bet is to stay healthy and not require care...

They probably bid the contracts on x dolllars per inmate with some provisions for certain exceptions which cut directly into the contractor’s profit.

Not much different than your and my healthcare plans, but free citizens can raise more hell when abused.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 9:09:40 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: onyx

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Sarah was right.

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8 posted on 10/20/2012 9:12:09 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

so if we avoid gettin’ whacked by an Islamikazi, or Iranians don’’t nuke when we are 3 yrs old and actually make to old age the Dumbass healthcare nazis are going to finish us off. WTF over. When will this ship be righted cuz’ we are riding with the bottom up right now.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 9:17:20 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: LucyT

Mark


10 posted on 10/20/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT by sport
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To: LucyT
Sarah was right.

And they knew she was right.

11 posted on 10/20/2012 9:22:41 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: LucyT

I am not for the Affordable Care Act (at all), but portions of this article are not true. The reimbursement drops 1% the first year, 2% the second year and so on. They still get reimbursed, just not at the same rate. Which will in turn wind up causing death panels because providers don’t like to take Medicaid patients anyway because the reimbursement rates are already bottom dollar.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 9:32:15 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: LucyT

All over America, liberals are covering their ears and making noise so they don’t have to hear this.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 9:33:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LucyT

A young lady relative of mine is pregnant — maybe 5 1/2 months or so. Seems the hospital did every test imaginable on the unborn baby to find something wrong — so they could advise her to abort the baby. Unfortunately for Obamacare, everything came up fine. God help us.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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I should add the the mother is in considerable pain — they don’t know why. Any prayers for (their) well being would be appreciated! I was asked not to write the mother’s name here but please call her “E”. Thank you to whomever!


15 posted on 10/20/2012 9:47:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Also meant to add that some one did come in her hospital room once — she doesn’t know who — and asked “Do you want to abort the baby?”


16 posted on 10/20/2012 9:49:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; Alamo-Girl; ..
Logan's Prayer Warriors, please read this post and the two posts following, and PLEASE pray for this baby and Mommy.
17 posted on 10/20/2012 9:53:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: steve86

How tragic. I join in urgent, earnest prayer for the baby and for her!


18 posted on 10/20/2012 9:56:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: LucyT

This is definitely part of the diabolical “Obamacare” Act.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 10:02:04 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: Brad's Gramma; Alamo-Girl

Thank you very much. I won’t be able to thank each prayer warrior on FR, at least not right away. Tomorrow at church I will try to say a prayer thanking each, if not by name.

The mother E also has serious heart problems and is undergoing a bitter dissolution, no money, etc. Four other small children live with her; two older ones with us.

The hospital is a very well respected hospital in a very conservative area (area will go 58% or 59% Republican).

Thank you all very much!!!!


20 posted on 10/20/2012 10:07:22 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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