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Title: Blog by Novelist William S. Frankl, MD

Hey, Death Panels Won’t Be Necessary

ObamaCare will be mostly paid for in cuts in Medicare. Here’s a sample of these  cuts totaling more than $500 billion, to come:

In 2010:  Medicare will cut reimbursements to inpatient psychiatric hospitals.

In 2011:  Medicare cuts will begin to home health agencies.

Wealthier seniors ($85K/$170K) will pay higher Part D premiums.

Medicare cuts will commence to ambulance services, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic labs, and durable medical equipment.

Seniors will be prevented from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months.

Long term care hospitals, acute care hospitals and nursing homes will begin to face new Medicare cuts.(FY12)

Medicare Advantage cuts begin. Members will face premium increases, benefit cuts, or both.

In 2012:  Dialysis treatments funded by Medicare will be cut.

Medicare cuts to hospice will be instituted.

In 2013:  Hospitals that serve low-income seniors will face significant  Medicare  cuts.

2 Responses to “Hey, Death Panels Won’t Be Necessary”

  1. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    WHAT YOUR BLOG IS SAYING IN ESSENCE IS THAT ALL OF PRES. OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN PROMISES TO NOT IMPOSE NEW TAXES ON ANYONE MAKING UNDER $200,000 PER YEAR WAS JUST A BUNCH OF “LIES”. IN ADDITION THE DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CONGRESS WHICH ALSO PASSED THE “OBAMACARE” BILL, WITHOUT ANY INPUT FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTY, WERE COMPLICIT IN THE INVIGORATED INDIRECT TAXATION. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE FURTHER DETERIORATION OF OUR “SENIOR CITIZENS”, WHO TURNED OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS TO VOTE FOR OBAMA, & THE DEMOCRATS. I HOPE THESE “SENIORS” HAVE BEGUN TO LEARN HOW THEY HAVE BEEN DUPED, & I PRAY THAT THEY WILL NOT REPEAT THE VOTING ERRORS IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS.

  2. Bill Frankl Says:

    Actually what I was attempting to point out was that seniors will go to the end of the health care line, since resources are being stripped from Medicare. This will automatically ration care, done in stealth, obviating the need for “death panels.”

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