Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.
Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).
The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit.
The beauty of this planned elderly euthanasia is that it won't cost much to off grandpa and grandma, just deny them medical care based on their age.
Just think how this will stimulate the economy!
All those morticians and graveyards who should see a big uptick in their business, thanks to Grandma dying before her time, from an illness or physical malady that "Big Brother Kildare" refuses to treat!!
What a "Team Obama" Special Intensive Care Unit for the elderly will look like
Not in your "golden years?" Not to worry, you'll be burdened by another layer of bureaucracy that will decide whether or not the treatment you need is "appropriate and cost effective"!!
From a February 9 article titled, "Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey" in Bloomberg.com
But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”
The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid. The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).
Yes, we must learn to sacrifice for the good of the State. After all, where's all that money that is needed to build the next generation of stealth bombers to come from if not from glorious sacrifices from us comrades?