Guest post written by Joyanna Adams
We didn’t have to wait till 2014 for the State to start killing off those indefatigable, cranky old baby-boomers, the doctors are starting to turn away cancer victims:
Drudge: Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts.
Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially.
Never mind that the sequester was Obama’s idea. Obamacare was also his idea, and its coming in faster than we thought:
FORBES: There are 600,000 physicians in America who care for the 48 million seniors on Medicare. Of the $716 billion that the Affordable Care Act cuts from the program over the next ten years, the largest chunk—$415 billion—comes from slashing Medicare’s reimbursement rates to hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors. This significant reduction in fees is driving many doctors to stop accepting new Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to gain access to needed care
Yes, the old must die and make room for those young..undocumented Democrats…but hey! They’ve known this for some time now. I remember, back in April of 2001, my mother had a stroke, and was lying in a coma…in the emergency room of our local hospital, and my husband and I were talking to 3 neurologists.
Goldstein: “She’s a vegetable. You can keep her on life support, but she could live another 17 years.”
Me: “But Doctor! I just talked to her! She was upset because some young guy intern took her clothes off and she said: “I am SO embarrassed. Why are they doing this to me? ”
Dr. Knowitall: “That’s just a reflex. I’ve seen that a million times. Basically she’s brain-dead.”
Me: “How can she be brain-dead and still talk? That sounds just like something she would say. Hey I know my mother…she is not brain-dead. She shakes her head yes and no to every question..she understands everything I say. What are you basing your opinion on?”
Dr. Irons: “Well, I went in there to talk to her, and she didn’t answer me at all. I asked her a question. I told her to lift up her finger and she didn’t do it. That’s the test we always go by.”
Me: “First, she hates doctors. And even I have noticed that she seems to be slipping in and out of a coma. Has it ever occurred to you that she might have been comatose when you were talking to her?”
(Insert: At this time, she had a collapsed lung which she had coming in, (even though we all told everyone she was having trouble breathing….and they didn’t discover it for three days…because she woke up and yelled some choice words to some head nurse weeks later.)
Dr. Goldstien: “Well, I have to advise you to take her off all life support.”
All three doctors agreed.
Me: “No..I can’t agree with you…she is NOT brain-dead. I know my own mother. My father died of a cancerous brain tumor and I took care of him…I know brain-dead when I see it, I took care of him for a year…”.
Dr. Knowitall: “I have to agree with Dr. Goldstein– you can keep her on life support but we can’t tell how long she will live, it could turn out to be very expensive for you.”
ME: (Looking at my husband) “Honey…are we in the twilight zone here? Pinch me..are we really hearing this? No, I want her on life support.”
Silly me. At the time I had thought that it didn’t matter how old you were, if you were still breathing they had to try to save your life until God took you.
My mother lived another 8 months after that, and while she never regained her ability to talk, (except for stupid nursery rhymes which she hated), she remained sharp as a tact until the day she died. Those 8 months were filled with precious memories. Those three doctors knew she was just comatose, but the hospital would not have gotten much from her Medicare and so it was all about the money. I didn’t realize that then, because I thought she had Medicare Plan B, and AARP extra insurance, unlike all the young blacks they usually had coming to the hospital with no insurance, they would prefer her, because she did have insurance.
Silly me. She was 78. To those doctors it was stupid to keep her alive any longer. Later on, when I saw Jeb Bush refuse to save Terri Schiavo, I knew. Remember? Nobody in Congress would touch that with a ten-foot pole. It was a forewarning of what the Rhino’s and the Democrats wanted for the future. Terri Schiavo was left to starve to death.
We either overturn Obamacare, or every single baby-boomer will met the same fate, unless of course, you happen to have parents with great genetic genes.
The only good thing about Obamacare…is that Democrats have mothers too.
Guest post written by Joyanna Adams