It was said that ObamaCare would kill off granny. You were told that we were “fear mongering.” You know, being paid by the insurance companies and all (For which I have yet to see a dime…go figure).
However, like so many other predictions made by Conservatives, it is coming to pass. It didn’t take too long after ObamaCare’s passing either. Consider this from Information Liberation.
This is not the only troubling development as a consequence of ObamaCare. A local radio station in the Upstate of South Carolina, which has a call-in show each afternoon, was inundated with calls Tuesday afternoon concerning hospitals turning away Medicare patients this week.
One elderly woman was sent home from the emergency room after the bare minimum of treatment with a fever of 103 degrees. When she was forced to return to the emergency room within 24 hours, due to the fact that she was not adequately treated the first time, the doctor informed her they could not give her care because it was ‘too soon after her initial treatment.’
Some careful research on this issue uncovered a little-known, unreported matter involving government control of healthcare. According to none other than the Senate’s late champion of socialized medicine, Ted Kennedy, much of the excess cost of Medicare comes from readmissions within 30 days of initial treatment. Thus, proponents of government control of healthcare costs advocate limiting readmissions.
And what, precisely, was the ‘fix’ for that cost run-up? Ban Medicare recipients from receiving follow-up care within 30 days of their initial treatment as part of government-run healthcare.
In anticipation of these homicidal measures being implemented once ObamaCare kicks in full-steam, apparently the government is getting in some early target practice on denying care for the elderly.
Just think about it; granny has a chronic illness, but she can’t be re-admitted to the hospital too soon. Then, granny dies in the parking lot. “KA-CHING!” says the government bureaucrats! “We just saved some money, and there is one less granny to treat.”
Think I’m going off into tin-foil hat territory? If I am, I have some high profile company. Kindly consider this quote from Obama health care adviser Ezekiel Emanuel.
“Decreasing availability and increasing expense in health care and the uncertain impact of managed care may intensify pressure to choose physician-assisted suicide” and “the cost effectiveness of hastened death is as undeniable as gravity. The earlier a patient dies, the less costly is his or her care.” (Emphasis mine)
Maybe they’ll come out to the parking lot and give granny a “pain pill.”
Elections have consequences. Ponder that the next time you visit with granny.