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A new report by the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at National Right to Life warns that one of the Obamacare provisions that ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Americans would discover if Congress passed the bill is that some seniors will not be allowed to spend as much as they wish on their health care.
The extreme position was revealed in a special report by the NRLC titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” which analyzes four fundamental policy areas of Obamacare. It finds several ways that the federal health care law “will drastically limit access to life-saving medical treatment under the law.”
“These four areas include: the ‘excess benefit’ tax coming into effect in 2018, the current exclusion of adequate health insurance plans from the exchanges, present limits on senior citizens’ ability to use their own money for health insurance, and federal limits on the care doctors give their patients to be implemented as soon as 2016.”
.... Pelosi famously said Congress should pass the law so Americans could find out what was in it, and its unpleasant surprises have been shocking citizens ever since. The study finds, for example, that the “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” which starting next January is supposed to make “recommendations to slow the growth in national health expenditures,” will set “quality and efficiency” standards for hospitals and demand that doctors meet government minimums in order to contract with any qualified health insurance plan.
“Essentially, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can be told by Washington just what diagnostic tests and medical care are considered to meet ‘quality and efficiency’ standards.
These standards will be enforced not just for health care paid for by federally funded programs like Medicare, but also for health care paid for by private citizens and by the health insurance they or their employers purchase,” the study explains. “These standards are specifically designed to limit the funds that Americans may choose to spend on health care so that they cannot keep up with the rate of medical inflation.
Treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed or advisable to save the patient’s life or preserve or improve the patient’s health, but which runs afoul of the imposed standards, can be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it,” the study warns. Read more at www.wnd.com...
reply to post by grandmakdw
Obamacare apologists calling this 'LIES' in 3,2,1.....
reply to post by Krazysh0t
No argument there.
I can only imagine what we will see coming to us when Obamacare is fully implemented... something Obama himself seems very reluctant to do... at least before the elections later this year.
reply to post by grandmakdw
The problem here is the source. I have no issues with WND, but the leftist agenda machine has effectively painted them as a source for the tin foil hat crowd. If they don't see it on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Chris Mathews or read it in then NY Times then it can't be true. They'll only become believers when their head is in the guillotine.
reply to post by rickymouse
Granted this happens sometimes.
However, we have a case right now that shows what happens when the government decides they know better than the patients MD. The little girl in Mass where social workers decided she had a psych problem and put her in a psych ward. Against the advice of the little girl's treating MD who had been successfully treating her. In the psych ward she was given no medical care.
That is the kind of government interference that is coming for you and for me. The government deciding your diagnosis and treatment, not your MD and if you disagree and try to get other treatment, you will be denied it according to Obamacare.