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Addendum to: Death Panels Won’t Be Necessary—Seniors Just Won’t Get Any Care At All

As a follow-up to my last post on 9/7, I’d like to present some additional evidence to chronicle the gutting of Medicare that will occur within the next several decades:

ObamaCare cuts $818 billion from Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) from 2014-2023 and 3.2 trillion from 2014-2033. Adding ObamaCare’s cuts for Medicare Part B (physician fees and other services) brings the total cut to $1.05 trillion over the first 10 years and $4.95 trillion over the first 20 years.

These drastic cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that serve America’s seniors were the basis for the Congressional budget office’s official “score”–– repeatedly touted by the presidentand his minions –– that the health reform legislation would reduce the federal deficit. The president never disclosed how that deficit reduction would actually be achieved. Well, you know now.

Today, two thirds of hospitals lose money on Medicare patients. Under ObamaCare it will get much worse. Many hospitals will ultimately shut down or stop serving all Medicare recipients.

The president’s concept of spreading the wealth includes pillaging the Medicare system that serves seniors in favor of others the president’s left-wing vision deems more worthy.

At present, Medicare suffers terrible long-term deficits in unfunded liabilities and needs  fundamental structural reforms. But effectively refusing to pay the doctors and hospitals to provide medical care the program promises to seniors is no way to solve that problem

2 Responses to “Addendum to: Death Panels Won’t Be Necessary—Seniors Just Won’t Get Any Care At All”

  1. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    THIS REEKS OF THE THEORY THAT OLDER PEOPLE HAVE A LIMITED LIFE TO LIVE, SO “WHY NOT TAKE CARE OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE. MANY OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE OBAMA WILL TAKE CARE OF WILL NEVER GET ANY EDUCATION & WILL END UP (IF NOT IN JAIL) DOING JOBS OF “PROVERBIAL DITCH DIGGERS”. ALL THIS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE SENIORS WHO HAVE SPENT MANY PRODUCTIVE YEARS & PUT MANY DOLLARS OF TAXES INTO THE COFFERS OF OUR GOVERNMENT. OBAMA’S REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THIS MANNER, FRANKLY DISGUSTS ME.

  2. admin Says:

    Unfortunately, the truth. This is the mindset of Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick( New Head of CMS), both of them physicians who have gone on to the “Dark Side.”

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