SENIORS – Now this is SCARY!
I am not sure the following was an actual happening and I really don’t care. From all that I have read this will be the law of the land if Obamacare is not cancelled by the Surpreme Court this month. Obviously at nearly 82, in good health and blessed with the mind that God provided, I enjoy writing this blog. This keeps my mind active and golf keeps my aging body from falling apart. I am blessed and honored to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with anyone willing to read. For those of you that have not reached 75, you are likely to get there some day God willing. For the first time in my life our government has gone totally mad. I have experienced many times when it tried but sane people stopped it fast. Four more years of our current mindless President and Congress will insure destruction of our Republic form of government. Those who vote to re-elect these care-less people deserve their fate. They will for sure never reach my age. Thanks Vickey for sharing these stories. C Brewer
GOD SAVE AMERICA
Forget about getting to age 75, this exact thing happened to me this morning at Danbury hospital here in Ct. I was scheduled for a cardio-lite stress test. This is a tread mill stress test where during the process they inject nuclear dye into your blood stream and then put you in a CAT scan or something similar and take a picture of your heart.
If all is good the heart shows up red, if there are blocked arteries anywhere that portion of the heart shows up pink. I have had three of these tests in the past twelve years due to blocked arteries discovered in 2000. They use the test to determine if I need a roto router or a bypass operation.
So I arrive at the hospital at 8am this morning and I am in the process of checking in at Cardiology and the lady says that my appointment has been cancelled. She makes a call and speaks with someone and hands me the phone. It is a nurse in cardiology who says that my medical coverage denied the procedure.
I said it was routine, part of my heart maintenance process and ordered by my PCP and with approval from my Cardiologist who is the head of Danbury Cardiology which is right where I was standing.
She goes, “yes but we were denied our request”. So I say, I have Medicare so what is my backup insurance doing denying anything.
Then the bombshell, she says it was the Medicare board that denied the procedure.
At that point, I turn to everyone behind me, and it was a long line, and I say to them “well you won’t have to wait too long today because my stress test procedure was just cancelled by a Medicare Death Panel.
I am only 67 so can you imagine what is going to happen when we really get old”. The entire waiting room and everyone there from patients to staff just went dead silent.
So I turn to the front desk and tell them, ” I guess I will have to write a letter to the editor of the Danbury News Times and call my Senators and Congressman and let them know the Death Panels have already convened”.
Then I walked out. By the time I got home the message machine was blinking. My PCP had already called and so did the hospital and guess what, Medicare decided to approve my stress test procedure and if I could get back down to the hospital they would fit me in right now for this 3 hour procedure.
I told them I couldn’t make it, that I was going fishing because I didn’t know how many more fishing trips I could get in before I went into cardiac arrest but not to worry about me costing the government any money because I am a 30% disabled Army veteran, due to Agent Orange poisoning which is what caused this heart problem to begin with, and I qualify to be buried for free in a plain pine wrapper in the cheap graves section at any National cemetary.
I certainly don’t want to cost our government any money so maybe we just won’t do this procedure anymore and we can use the money to redistribute it to all of the illegals to keep them alive so they can mow the lawns at the National Cemetary.
So this Death Panel crap has started. If we don’t vote this guy and his criminal cronies out of office this November then we will all die younger than we should as broke paupers as the country goes bankrupt.
Feel free to distribute my note to anyone and make it a mission to not only make your vote count but on behalf of all of us please make an effort to change the thinking of anyone remotely willingly to get intellectually engaged in this critical time in our country’s history.
WELL ISN’T THIS SOME SPECIAL NEWS GRANDMA AND PAPA!!!
I had one of the most troubling, most disturbing conversations ever with Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. We were discussing the “future” and I asked her had she seen any affects of Obama Care in her work?
“Oh, yes. We are seeing cutbacks throughout the services we provide. For example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive dialysis can no longer be accepted.
In the past, there was always automatic approval under Medicare for anyone who needed dialysis — not anymore.”
So, what will be their outcome? “They will die soon without dialysis,” she stated.
What about other services? She indicated as of 2013 (after the election), no one over 75 will be given major medical procedures unless approved by locally administered Ethics Panels. These Panels will determine whether a patient receives medical treatment or not.
While details on specific operating procedures and schedules, Dr. Allen points out that most life-threatening emergencies do not occur during normal hospital business hours, and if there are emergencies that depend to be resolve within minutes or just few hours, the likely hood of getting these Panels approval in time to save a life are going to be very challenging and difficult, if not impossible she said.
This applies to major operations such as receiving stents, bypass surgery, kidney operations, or treating for an aneurysm that would be normally covered under Medicare today. In other words, if you needed a life-saving operation, Medicare will not provide coverage anymore after 2013 if you are 75 or over. When in 2013? “We haven’t been given a specific date — could be in January or July….but it’s after the election.”
This is shocking to any of us who will be 75 this year. Her advice, get healthy and stay healthy. We do not know the specifics of the actual implementation of the full Obama Care policies and procedures — “they haven’t filtered down
to the local level yet. But we are already seeing severe cuts in what we provide to the elderly — we refused dialysis to an individual who was 78 just the other day….we refused to give stents to a gentleman who was in his late 80s.”
Every day, she said, we are seeing these cutbacks aimed at reducing care across the board for anyone who is over 75.
We can only hope that Obama Care will be overturned by the Supreme Court — otherwise, this is a death sentence to those who are over 75….perhaps you should pass this on to your friends who are thinking of voting for Obama this year.
Note: Anyone not voting at all, is a Vote for Obama…..
Regardless if you have private health care coverage now (I have Aetna Medicare Part B) — it will no longer apply after 2013 if the Ethics Panels disapprove of a procedure that may save your life.
Didn’t know about it? Of course, not. As Nancy Pelosi said….”well, if you want to know what’s in the bill, you’ll have to read it…..” After it was passed.
This is a graphic reminder of the need to stay healthy. Get your plot now at Forest Lawn….while they last. Is this a death sentence to those of YOU who will reach 75?…..Yes!
The story about Dr. Suzanne Allen was fabricated. I represent Dr. Allen and Mountain States Health Alliance, her employer.
The individual who wrote the original post was a guest in Dr. Allen’s home, and she was appalled when she learned that he had fabricated this story and used her name to promote his own point of view. The story does not represent Dr. Allen’s opinion, nor does it accurately represent Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC). While Dr. Allen is one of our valued emergency physicians at JCMC, she is not director of emergency services, nor is she in any leadership position. According to Dr. Allen, the health reform law has not changed the way she cares for her patients. From a hospital point of view, if there has been any effect from the health reform law, it has been increased access for patients.
We have contacted snopes.com and factcheck.org about this story, as it has gone viral throughout the internet over the past several weeks. You can see their postings at:
You can learn more about Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) at http://www.msha.com/jcmc. You will see that JCMC is a:
• Not-for-profit medical center;
• Our region’s tertiary referral center for 29 counties;
• A safety-net hospital caring for the uninsured/ under-insured / charity patients;
• A major teaching hospital affiliated with the East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine;
• A level-one trauma center with four air ambulances bringing patients from as far as 125 miles away;
• The top heart hospital in Northeast Tennessee, and one of the top 100 in the U.S.; and
• The designated perinatal center for this region.
Mountain States Health Alliance
1021 W. Oakland Ave., Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604