It's almost as if President Obama hates old people. Throwing them under the bus to implement ObamaCare hasn't exactly won them over.
The "let grandma die" healthcare bill could achieve several benefits for our government, all on the backs of seniors, I might add. With rationed healthcare, the elderly will not receive the costly care they have expected, saving the government tons of Medicare funds. Shorter lives resulting from rationed care will also save the government the costly Social Security payments. And to top it all, with seniors fleeing from the Democratic Party in the recent election, the "let grandma die" legislation will help to reduce the number of future GOP voters.
But, the big question is: Will there be enough doctors?
Read about one of the greatest dangers from ObamaCare, via the Front Page Mag:
Knifing Doctors and Seniors
by Tait Trussell
"A jarring 94 percent of Americans are worried about a looming Medicare cut in reimbursements to doctors, the American Medical Association found in a poll it released Nov. 8. Unless Congress acts quickly, doctors caring for Medicare patients are looking at a 23 percent reduction in pay for treating seniors at the end of this month. On Jan. 1, an added cut is supposed to take effect.
It 'will be catastrophic for seniors who rely on the Medicare program,' AMA President Cecil Wilson said at press conference at a physicians’ meeting in San Diego. Both seniors and physicians should be boiling mad at continual Congressional dithering on the Medicare reimbursement issue.
The AMA poll of 1,000 Americans revealed that 98 percent of respondents over age 65 said the anticipated drop in Medicare reimbursement was a 'serious problem.' And 95 percent of seniors polled said that 'Congress should act immediately.' The poll was taken two weeks ago. AMA President Wilson said, 'Congress should take its marching orders from the American public before leaving for Thanksgiving break….Clearly physicians are grappling with a difficult decision, Wilson added. Can they continue to take Medicare patients if Congress allows a 26 percent cut to go through?”
In a news release, the AMA said: 'Public concern about the impact in the cut on seniors is valid. Already one in five physicians say they have been forced to limit the number of Medicare patients in their practice because of the ongoing threat of cuts and the fact that the Medicare payment rates were already too low.'
Wilson added: 'Without physicians, there is no care in Medicare. The roller coaster ride caused by Congress’ inability to stop the cut [for doctors] for at least a year is eroding physicians’ confidence and commitment to Medicare—right during Medicare’s open enrollment season for physicians. [Patients also can change health care plan coverage if they choose to from Nov. 15 until year end.]"
Read it all.