When one looks at the overall crisis in Veterans Hospitals, and the persistent struggle Veterans have in just getting an appointment, or needed special services, they are observing the kind of health care that is coming to the average American Family in the near future.
No matter how we look at it, the United States is at a cross roads when it comes to individual health care issues. We the people are going to have to respond to Health Care Reform. We need to do it soon because the steam roller is moving. I fear that soon it might be too late. Some Congressmen are already saying that it is too late to repeal the Obama Health care Reform package. They are now saying that it might be better to repair the damage, and move on. I am not sure that I agree with this perception.
Look, just three years ago, two years ago, for that matter, all we heard from the lips of Congress was Repeal Obama Care. Now, we are hearing things like repair the damage, make adjustments, or Well, there are some good things. The fact is the Republicans are not sure what to do.
I lean-to repeal. I have seen enough. I have seen people who are forced off health care plans that have had good results for their needs, pushed into the market place at a far higher cost, and are already having issues obtaining needed service, or finding a primary care physician. The rules and guidelines are so complex that in the end the patient takes the hit.
Another issue is that if someone only qualifies for say Medicare, or if they are only eligible for Part B Medicare, they can’t get any back up plan, unless they take on Part A Medicare. The problem then becomes cost. Suppose they can’t afford the cost of Part A? Now they are in a pickle, because any over cost adjustments, not covered by B is passed onto the patient, and that in itself can be extremely expensive, into the thousands of dollars.
There are so many what ifs involved here that it will take years to get the ticks out, and even then health care reform will be nothing more than rationed health care. That is depending on ones Socio Economic Status, age as well as condition, health care will be adjusted accordingly. Some chronic patients are already seeing this in their new health care status, especially if Medicare is their primary provider. It is said to be the governments way of keeping costs down, but in reality it is rationing health care to a certain group of people, among them Medicare Patients, the poor, and mostly older patients. And we wondered how they were going to reduce the high cost of health care and provision for the Baby Boomer retirees?
I think we are starting to see the answer. First, reduce their income, forcing them below 17 or 15 thousand per year. Now get them into market place or Medicare so the government has 100% control over their healthcare decisions. third, ration health care, effectively reducing longevity in life by rationing health care based on Social Status, age, chronic health scoring, and thus reducing what a patient can or can not have. This reduces the life span, and any corresponding cost of caring for aging patients, in this case the Baby Boomers. The idea might be to reduce the life span of a given group of individuals from living into their 80’s as a result of good health care, to about say late 60’s or 70’s.
Say what you want dear reader, but I am predicting that rationed health care will soon be the new norm. And the health care you get will be based first on ones social worth and status.
One thing is sure. Of all the projections I have made, this is the one that I hope I am wrong about.
Have a great weekend.