posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by Ex_MislTech
This is not left and right, this is about selective health care and that some ppl will be more equal than others.
Actually Obamacare is brilliant. Social Security is close to bankrupt and so is medicare. The statistics on aging is
America is growing older. We knew that. But earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau quantified how much older and how fast it will happen.
The numbers paint a picture of a nation on the brink of remarkable change. Today, about 13 percent of Americans are over age 65.
By 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans will be in that group. By 2050, about 89 million Americans will be over age 65, more than double the number
Up till now congress has looked at Social security as a slush fund for buying votes, so instead of the money being invested for the future retirees it
has been spent. Now it is time to pay up and the money is not there.
Is it any wonder Obamacare has these clauses?
SEC. 123. HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 12 (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— 13 (1) IN GENERAL.—There is established a private-public advisory
committee which shall be a panel of medical and other experts to be known as the Health Benefits Advisory Committee to recommend covered benefits
and essential, enhanced, and premium plans.
(1) RECOMMENDATIONS ON BENEFIT STANDARDS.—The Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall recommend to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in
this subtitle referred to as the ‘‘Secretary’’) benefit standards (as defined in paragraph (4)), and periodic updates to such standards. In
developing such recommendations, the Committee shall take into account innovation in health care and consider how such standards could reduce health
(4) BENEFIT STANDARDS DEFINED.—In this subtitle, the term ‘‘benefit standards’’ means standards respecting—
(A) the essential benefits package described in section 122, including categories of covered treatments, items and services within benefit classes,
and cost-sharing; and
(B) the cost-sharing levels for enhanced plans and premium plans (as provided under section 203(c)) consistent with paragraph (5).
Advance Care Planning Consultation (hhh)(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the term ‘advance care planning consultation’ means a consultation
between the individual and a practitioner described in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual
involved has not had such a consultation within the last 5 years.
The mandatory end of life planning consultation
‘‘(B) The level of treatment indicated under subparagraph (A)(ii) may range from an indication for full treatment to an indication to limit
some or all or specified interventions. Such indicated levels of treatment may in 8clude indications respecting, among other items— 9 ‘‘(i)
the intensity of medical intervention if the 10 patient is pulse less, apneic, or has serious cardiac 11 or pulmonary problems; 12 ‘‘(ii) the
individual’s desire regarding transfer 13 to a hospital or remaining at the current care set 14ting; 15 ‘‘(iii) the use of antibiotics; and 16
‘‘(iv) the use of artificially administered nutri 17tion and hydration.’’.
is discussed in more detail here
Excatly what type of pressure will be brought to bare on the elderly is not spelled out but it is obvious that end of life care will be rationed. So
it is no wonder older Americans are upset.