Rationing

Beginning in 2014, the IPAB, (Independent Payment Advisory Board, set up under Obamacare, will control Medicare costs by drasticlly cutting payments to doctors that take Medicare.  This is expected to drastically reduce the number of doctors that accept Medicare.  Those that still remain taking Medicare will have intense governemnt control limiting what treatments they can do.  This will create a rationing program where older people are denied what we current view as normal medical treatment.  Reach a certian age and you won’t get surgery to do a bypass, or to replace a bad hip, or any of the multiplicity of treatments that we currently think of as normal and that keep us alive and out of pain.

And it is going to cost us more for this lower quality of care to boot.  Even if it wasn’t unconstitutional.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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