Seniors must accept whatever those running Medicare decide regarding their treatment options.Certainly, there are many who would have no health coverage without Medicare, and millions have benefited from the program.The new health care reform law creates several methods that are likely to result in rationed care.For example, the "Independent Payment Advisory Board" ("IPAB") is supposedly not allowed to make recommendations that directly result in rationing care, but it can exert overwhelming pressure on providers by reducing how much they get paid to provide a service.616-866-9127 This book is also available in the following E-book versions: PDF version through Regnow/Digital River NOOK E-book file through Barnes & Noble KINDLE E-book file through Dedication Introduction I - Trends in American Society This Thing Called Hospice Three Hospice Giants The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Approach to End-of-Life Care Volunteer, Nonprofit and For-profit Hospice Corporations "Palliative Care" & Its Approach to End-of-Life Care Transitions in Business II - Hospice Today The Business of Hospice Why Hospice is a "Protected" Industry Good and Bad Hospices Hospice Reimbursement: Is it a problem? I have many friends within the hospice industry who confirm what I recount here in this book, so I urge you to read through to the very end, as you have never heard all that I am about to share with you. Some of it will trouble you, but all of it will affect what happens to you, your family and our society in the days to come.
If seniors want to completely opt-out of Medicare, they have to give up their Social Security benefits and then pay privately for all services they receive. Since there is no private health insurance available for seniors in the United States, we cannot say that participation in Medicare is truly voluntary.In addition, once the government takes over management of our nation's entire health care system under H. 3590, as it already has in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, it acquires control over how care is delivered, what care is available, and who receives that care or not.It controls how much the providers are paid, and by deciding to pay providers less than service costs and capping total costs paid out, it is driving some physicians to leave the field and will discourage the young from entering the field.They question the declining percentages of Americans who support the traditional value of a family (husband, wife and children), marriage (husband and wife), sanctity of life, faith in God, the value of work and the opportunity to get ahead in a free society. They question whether we are still truly free to express our religious faith in a public setting, or even whether the dedication to "do no harm" within health care is the prevailing mindset. If you want to know what all that "death panel" talk is really all about, this is the book that explains exactly what is going on and will be going on.There are no formal "death panels," but there are bureaucrats in government, HMOs, and private health insurance companies whose decisions knowingly result in denied tests, denied treatments and certain death in many cases. However, when the federal government becomes the big HMO itself, test and treatment denials will be the equivalent of death sentences for some, even many.