Think Brits Enjoy Good Health Care...Think Again!
Across the Pond
Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, January 27, 2014. Our friend, Harlotte, is with us this morning. She just returned from London and was privy to the way seniors with medical issues are dealt with under socialized medicine. She is most distressed and would like to tell us her findings.
After age 65 the medical profession, or should I say the government that runs it, look rather unfavorably upon treating this age group for serious diseases like cancer. Survival rates for patients over age 75 are much worse in Britain than in Europe for 9 out of 10 common cancers. Essentially, the Brits are writing off this segment of the population because of their age. It's called rationing and I have no doubt that it will becoming to my fine friends in the USA.
Just look at one of the many problems associated with Obamacare. Young people aren't signing up for the program. They are turned off because it is expensive. In order for Obama's program to work, these young people must sign up to pay for older Americans who are getting sick. The solution would be to cut off treatment for these sicker older Americans. If you don't think this will happen, I suggest you think again.
You Are Expendable!
I think it is fair to say that government care always ends costing more. Higher costs lead bureaucrats to the conclusion that trying to keep older Americans alive using expensive procedures is just not cost effective. Say good-bye to Grandma. Remember all that talk about death panels. Well, they are real. It is happening to the Brits and it will be happening here. Any thinking, compassionate person would agree that assessments of older people should be solely based upon their needs. When age and money take the place of good medicine, people die.
Single Payer is on the Way!
Obamacare has been a disaster thus far. The moment the website went live chaos ensued. Millions of perfectly good insurance policies were cancelled because they didn't meet the government's requirements. Citizens were suffering from sticker shock when they received their new premiums or their new policies. All of these problems are just a prelude to a solution that President Obama and his Democrat supporters have always coveted. They want socialized medicine. They try never to use that exact language but that is what they want. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mention the "public option" or the "single payer" system they are speaking code for socialized medicine. All this confusion and pain we are now experiencing is just the first act in a play that closes with Americans under the thumb of socialized medicine. President Obama lied to you when he promised that under his plan you could keep your current policy if you wanted to. He and his people knew the truth all along. It's all part of the great master plan to transform our health care into socialized medicine just like our friends across the pond. We all know how that's working out for them.
Take note my friends:
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive...Sir Walter Scott