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.However, to assure participation by all seniors, then President Lyndon Johnson pressured all private health insurers to cancel all policies available to seniors.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.Our laboratory has comfortable recliner chairs to relax in while nurses or laboratory technologists draw samples and perform their work.Much more convenient, comfortable and private than other labs in the area." by Paul Byrne, MD VII - What Happens in Rogue Hospices Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Reimbursement Cap & Hastening Death Hospice Can Use "Closers" to End Lives HMO/Hospice Intimidation to Force DNR Status and HMO Abuse Begins HMO/Hospice Nurse Causes Fatal Septic Infection Hospice Can Withhold Ordinary Treatments to End Lives Hospice Can Misinform Patients and Families to End Lives Hospice Can Ignore Your Power of Attorney and Create a New One Hospice Can Misinform Staff to End Lives A Miseducated Hospice Nurse Hospice Can Miseducate Physicians to Facilitate Ending Lives Palliative Sedation or Terminal Sedation to Hasten Death Hospice's Third Way: Quill & Byock Promote Palliative Sedation to Hasten Death Hospice: Expanding Its Turf to the Non-terminal & Hastening Their Death How Hospices Hide the Killings (HIPAA Misdirection & Hospice Fraud) VIII - Why Hospice Became the Sacred Cow of Health Care The Government Loves Hospice The Media Loves Hospice Some Surgeons and Doctors Love Hospice Hospital Administrators Love Hospice Nursing Home Owners Love Hospice Guardians Love Hospice Some Adult Children & Spouses Love Hospice The Right-to-Die/Kill Crowd Loves Hospice IX - HMO/Managed Care Approach to Hastening Death What Linda Peeno, MD Told the Congress About Managed Care Kaiser Health Plan The Nixon Administration, HMO/Managed Care and E. Because these changes are not covered by the major media in any coherent, connected way, or at all, the public has difficulty "putting a finger" on what is happening and why. Phillips Reports that Kaiser Misinforms the Public About "Normal" Human Lab Values to Limit Treatment X - The Federal Government's Approach to Hastening Death Physician Orders Limiting Life-Sustaining Treatments to Hasten Death How Government Can Work: Involuntary Sterilization, Experimentation and Hastened Death Utilitarian Care Rationing: Health Care Reform, The Government's "Complete Lives System" and Hastened Death Government Health Care Reform Law & the former Hemlock Society (Compassion & Choices) Government Action When There is A Question of Homicide The Federal "Ethics" Used to Decide Who Lives and Whose Death is Hastened Government Rationing Health Care through Cost Effectiveness Research Government Protection of Hospice and Many Health Care Facilities Government: Controlled by Corporate Interests Corporatism and Socialism How Government Works: The Food & Drug Administration & Corporate Lobbying The Government's Conflict of Interest XI - Where We are Headed The Removal of Prolife Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia May be Legalized XII - Where We're at Today The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Wall of Silence Hospice Wrongdoing May Never be Properly Evaluated Family Members are Afraid to Speak Out Thwarting Appeals to Action How Things Work: The Legal Environment for Nurses How Things Work: Typical Hospice Scenarios for Hastening Death About the Current Health Care Reform Is There An Attack Against the Pro-Life Hospices?
All menopausal women or women with high alcohol or caffeine intake, smoking history, thyroid problems, malabsorption problems or previous fracture, should have a bone density measurement.
Politicians say, "we are not going to ration care." But they will set in motion many processes that reduce reimbursement under the guise of "limiting expenditures," or "keeping costs down," and these processes will result in rationing care.
Ultimately, many services will simply not be provided, because physicians, hospitals, and others cannot afford to provide them at the steadily decreasing reimbursement levels determined by the bureaucrats who run Medicare, Medicaid and other government-controlled health services.
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.