Thursday, April 05, 2012

Obamacare Preview

Forwarded, I did not fact check (Who do you trust?):
I received this article from a very close friend who is an RN. She asked me to read it and send it on so, here it is...I do not like what I have read, but you make your own decision. I did not read the whole bill that will be put to a vote but I think this is right!!!! Sharon

I had one of the most troubling, most disturbing conversations ever with
Julie's sister-in-law, Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the
Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. We were discussing the "future"
and I asked her had she seen any affects of Obama Care in her work?

"Oh, yes. We are seeing cutbacks throughout the services we provide. For
example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive
dialysis can no longer be accepted. In the past, there was always automatic
approval under Medicare for anyone who needed dialysis -- not anymore." So,
what will be their outcome? "They will die soon without dialysis," she

What about other services? She indicated as of 2013 (after the election), no
one over 75 will be given major medical procedures unless approved by
locally administered Ethics Panels. These Panels will determine whether a
patient receives medical treatment or not. While details on specific
operating procedures and schedules, Dr. Allen points out that most
life-threatening emergencies do not occur during normal hospital business
hours, and if there are emergencies that depend to be resolve within minutes
or just few hours, the likely hood of getting these Panels approval in time
to save a life are going to be very challenging and difficult, if not
impossible she said.

This applies to major operations such as receiving stents, bypass surgery,
kidney operations, or treating for an aneurysm that would be normally
covered under Medicare today. In other words, if you needed a life-saving
operation, Medicare will not provide coverage anymore after 2013 if you are
75 or over. When in 2013? "We haven't been given a specific date -- could be
in January or July....but it's after the election."

This is shocking to any of us who will be 75 this year. Her advice -- get
healthy and stay healthy. We do not know the specifics of the actual
implementation of the full Obama Care policies and procedures -- "they
haven't filtered down to the local level yet. But we are already seeing
severe cuts in what we provide to the elderly -- we refused dialysis to an
individual who was 78 just the other day....we refused to give stents to a
gentleman who was in his late 80s." Every day, she said, we are seeing these
cutbacks aimed at reducing care across the board for anyone who is over 75.

We can only hope that Obama Care will be overturned by the Supreme Court
-- otherwise, this is a death sentence to those who are over 75....perhaps
you should pass this on to your friends who are thinking of voting for Obama
this year.

Regardless if you have private health care coverage now (I have Aetna
Medicare Part B) -- it will no longer apply after 2013 if the Ethics Panels
disapprove of a procedure that may save your life.
Scary, scary, scary. Think about this? You? Your parents? Your loved ones?

Didn't know about it? Of course, not. As Nancy Pelosi said...."well, if you
want to know what's in the bill, you'll have to read it....." After it was

This is a graphic reminder of the need to stay healthy. Get your plot now at
Forest Lawn....while they last. Is this a death sentence to those of us who
will reach 75?.....Yes!

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