Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stimulus Bill: Old and Sick? Well, Die Already

So, in the last 24 hours, we have found that the Spending Stimulus Bill contains some very interesting provisions for health care. Actually steps toward Universal Health Care and they are not good...

Former NY State Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey writes about it on Bloomberg.com.

Basically the bill contains provisions to establish a National Coordinator of Health Information Technology which will oversee and monitor treatments to assure that doctors are providing services that are cost effective within the future government run healthcare system...

The problem? If you are old and sick and need specialized treatment, it will be rationed based on need. If you are not viable for treatment, you won't get it. Just like Euro healthcare systems.

This is a true emergency.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:17 PM

    I fear for myself... I need as much medicine as possible... I guess since I am over 70, my cancer treatments might be too much of a burden...