promotion image of download ymail app
Promoted
Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

In Obama's health care reform he prevents patients from getting what they want with their own money (since rat?

rationing will limit care).

WHY IS HE PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM GETTING WHAT THEY WANT EVEN IF THEY PAY FOR IT THEMSELVES?

Health care providers trooped out of the White House and trumpeted their goal of saving $1.7 trillion of costs over the next decade in health spending. Now these drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, labor unions and doctors have laid out their plans in more detail.

And right there, in plain print, is the beginning of medical care rationing. Now that the cameras have been put away and the media is no longer watching, their secret emerges: They are going to cut medical costs by cutting medical care. Right now, they cite four targets. They plan to:

1. Cut diagnostic imaging tests like MRIs and CAT scans.

2. Reduce the use of antibiotics.

3. Perform fewer Caesarean sections.

4. Cut care for management of chronic back pain

These decisions will not be medical but financial. They will not be based on a doctor’s opinion of what his or her patient needs, but a bureaucrat’s and an accountant s opinion of what the new health care system can afford.

And you will not be able to bypass their rulings and pay for this care yourself. The rules laid down must be followed and private payments will not be permitted to override them. What we now call a private fee for service will metastasize into a bribe.

But this is just the very beginning of rationing. The total of health care spending now runs about $2.3 trillion a year in the United States. Over ten years, that’s likely to reach $30 trillion. So a cut of $1.7 trillion is a mere drop in the bucket.

More rationing is coming, and coming soon.

It’s not a pretty picture and Obama will bring it here soon unless we stop him. Forewarned is forearmed!

Eileen McGann

Update:

Plaxico, this has zero to do with insurance companies!!

geez, wake up a little

Update 2:

to answerer "Question" this is the facts, do you want us to be blind to the fact that Obama's plan entails rationing and limiting our health care choices?

Update 3:

Isn't depriving us of rights to our own care a way of ULTIMATE CONTROL?

5 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    also it will be a way for taking away some of are freedoms...like he can say well since i the magnificent obama am paying for your health care im not going to allow you to put your flat screens on wall mounts because if it falls of the mount someone below could get hurt and that will cost money to the government

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    I'm sorry, but you have no idea what you're talking about. Apparently, you are unaware that universal health care doesn't stop private healthcare. For instance, in the UK, private medical insurance is available to anyone who wishes to pay for it. Perhaps the best known provider is BUPA, which has its own physicians and hospitals. Despite the fact that the role of the NHS (National Health Service) is to provide a basic level of medical care to everyone, doctors still make housecalls and most people in England get their prescriptions free.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 4 years ago

    First of all, Obama is not going to bring in universal healthcare. He wants to make insurance more available to all. Second, of course universal health-cover sucks. That is why we in Western Europe have it. We think, hmm, our healthcare system sucks. I know, lets keep it. I guess that is the same with Japan and Canada as well. FACT - the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet. FACT - the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage. That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Don't blame Obama , he would have a single payer system, where you could get the same health care congress has, but republicans and some democrats are protecting the insurance companies.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Incorrect as usual

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.