Medicare May Not Care
And So It Begins...
Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, February 10, 2014. Our friend Antoine is in town. He has asked us to join him for a cafe au lait and a croissant. Antoine has learned about a new proposal for a regulation that will most certainly hurt seniors if adopted. Let'a hear what he has to say.
Bonjour mes amis. Il est moi, Antoine. I am here today to tell you about a proposed regulation set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new regulation would severely limit the drugs covered by Medicare's Part D prescription drug program. This new regulation would no longer require drugs from the antidepressant and immunosuppressant drug classes to be covered. Needless to say the results of this proposal will be catastrophic.
Please Don't Take Our Pills
A Costly Mistake
If seniors lose access to theses classes of drugs, the consequences will, no doubt, be deadly. As people age, depression becomes quite prevalent. If patients are denied access to these drugs you can expect to see the suicide rate increase. Perhaps this is what was meant by the term "Death Panels." Seniors who cannot gain access to immunosuppressant drugs will be placed in grave danger should they require a transplant. The end result, and I do mean "the end", would be death. Perhaps your government sees this proposal as a means to an swift end to the high cost of caring for your elderly population.
Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years. In other words, Medicare cuts will be used to fund other Obamacare entitlements. The money will probably be used to subsidize all those lucky people who are anxious to quit their jobs and stay home and watch their kids watch television. Keeping the Medicare program in the black is not on this administration's "to-do" list. Obamacare imposes a new payroll tax, the revenue from which will not going to fund Medicare. Instead, it will fund other parts of Obamacare. It is easy to conclude that "costly" seniors are a very low priority for the Obamanites. What's next, placing seniors on icebergs and letting them float away into the sunset?
Headaches For Doctors and Patients
You Can Keep Your Heacache
The only thing you can take to the bank is that Obamacare will take just about everything away from you except your headache. You were told that you could keep your plans, your doctors, your medicines and your hospitals. You were lied to and the lies just keep on coming. The truth is that Obamacare is enrolling loads of people in the Medicaid program, rather than private insurance. If this trend continues, everyone will suffer. It may be that Obamacare is really just a massive expansion of Medicaid. The people receiving the benefit of free medical care will be doing so at the expense of those who are paying into the system. The irony of it all is the fact that the care they receive will be sub-standard at best. Medicaid providers are paid very little for their services. There is going to be a tremendous shortage of doctors willing to see such patients, because to do so would put them in jeopardy financially. The end result will be millions of people expecting free health care that never comes.
Obamcare is a disaster. The elderly will suffer because the government will be robbing the program blind. Eventually, the money, your money, will dry up. In the end, you will have the single payer health care system that President Obama wanted in the first place. He is just taking an end- run around it for now.
It's All About Power
Obamacare isn't about health care. Obamcare is about power, the abuse of power. In the end the government will have total control of the insurance companies, a desire expressed by Vice President Biden. The one thing you can bet on is that Obamcare will control you. Seniors will have to dig into their own pockets to receive necessary medication on top of the money they already pay. Everyone will have to dig into their own pockets to fund care for those who have empty pockets. People will pay high premiums to receive care that is mediocre, at best. The quality of care will go down and the doctor shortage will go up. It's a lose-lose for everyone except for President Obama who is extremely anxious to fulfill the dreams of his father.
Have You Heard?
Were you aware of the proposal to limit certain classes of drugs for seniors?
Please get busy and write your "representatives", urging them to defeat this propsal. Better yet, implore them to defeat Obamacare!
Let's go children of the homeland
The day of reckoning has arrived
Against you, tyranny's ugly flag is raised!