Moral Decline

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Big Brother Health Care - Stimulus Bill Gives Feds Total Control Of Your Medical Care

Most Americans do not realize that the "economic stimulus" bill will nationalize the health care system of the United States. Under the bill, the federal government, not your doctor, will determine what drugs or medical treatments you are to receive, or even if you are to get treatment at all.

As negotiators for Congress and the White House wrangle over the final price tag of the economic stimulus bill and debate whether or not the "economic stimulus" bill will actually stimulate the economy, the most important provisions that have been slipped into the bill are not even being debated. The truth is that Democrats have inserted provisions into the bill that will give the federal government COMPLETE control over your health care under a nationalized health care plan.

H.R. 1, otherwise known as "the economic stimulus bill" contains almost all of the key elements of Tom Daschle's nationalized health care system that he outlined in his 2008 book, Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.

In his book, Daschle proclaims that doctors will have to “learn to operate less like solo practitioners” and be willing to accept mandatory government controls and guidelines.

And that is EXACTLY what this new bill forces doctors to do.

H.R. 1 creates a brand new bureaucracy called the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. This new government organization will monitor all medical treatments to make sure that your doctor is prescribing the exact drugs and medical treatments that the federal government believes are "appropriate" and "cost effective".

The bill has a provision that hospitals and doctors which are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face serious penalties. The bill also says that the Secretary of Health and Human Service will be permitted to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time”.

The bill also radically changes the way that the health care system treats the elderly.

Currently, Medicare pays for medical treatments that are considered to safe and effective.

However, this new bill would change all that.

Instead, it would apply "a cost effectiveness standard" set by a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.

The goal of this "council" would be to actually slow the development and use of new medications and treatments because they are "driving up" medical costs.

In her recent editorial, Betsy McCaughey describes Daschle's attitude towards the elderly in his book:

He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

She also goes on to describe how this new "council" would actually make choices to deny health care to elderly patients if they don't have enough useful years left:

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. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

Do you understand what that means?

It means that under this new bill, the federal government would decide who lives and who dies.

Do you want the government to have that power?

If not, you better go start objecting to this bill before it passes.

The day when you and your doctor decided what medical care you would receive is just about totally over.

What is happening to America?


gudoc said...

Hear Hear! As a physician in these budding United Socialists of America, I am appalled at the apathy of the American people towards the potential pitfalls headed our way. Even worse is the venom I feel towards our government! Should such an avenue be sought, many a provider will no longer practice, and we have already seen the trend. More physicians are retiring early, leaving practice, scaling back or refusing the indigent and complex cases. Now add this laborious insult, and you have a situation ripe for health care revolt born in overwhelming apathy towards a populace we WANT to help. I will be among those hanging up my coat, keeping my license solely to provide for myself, family and friends and tip toe through the throng of rotting fetid corpses in the streets when this abomination of a health system begins its steamroller over the masses of soylent green! Long live the long as you conform...


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