Saturday, February 2, 2013

The health care shoe falls

I dedicate his to the Lefties of the workd and dumb Seniors who voted for Obama.

Some Seniors started to catch on when Obama revealed he would take $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare. Sarah Palin warned that the result would be Death Panels. Some didn't.  You probably sneered at her.

Obama's health care adviser, Ezekiel Emanuel's philosophy was spelled out here:


And everyone knew what was coming:

"One of President Obama’s key proposals to reduce skyrocketing Medicare costs is a so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB would consist of 15 members appointed by the president (and confirmed by the Senate), empowered to decide what medical tests and procedures Medicare would cover and how much it would pay providers.

As the Wall Street Journal notes, the IPAB’s decisions wouldn’t be subject to judicial or administrative review. They would go to Congress for an up-or-down vote, and would go into effect unless Congress adopted its own plan to reduce Medicare spending by an equivalent amount."


That spells rationing and ration means that someone gets left out. "Someone" means seniors and children.

"An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. A less obvious example Is is guaranteeing neuropsychological services to ensure children with learning disabilities can read and learn to reason."


Now the other shoe has dropped.

"The White House is willing to make bigger Medicare cuts in order to protect Medicaid, senior economic adviser Gene Sperling said Thursday.

Sperling said the White House is no longer willing to make even the Medicaid cuts it had previously supported, but acknowledged that puts more pressure on Medicare.

“We are not willing to accept even the Medicaid savings that we had once put on the table … Medicaid savings, Medicaid cuts, for this administration, are not on the table,” Sperling said at a conference organized by the advocacy group Families USA."


"But the administration has decided to accept a fight over Medicare in order to protect Medicaid, Sperling said.

“It means we’re going to have to look harder for Medicare savings, and those savings may be more difficult politically because of he choices we’ve made,” Sperling said. “If you decide you are going to protect Medicaid more, it means you’re going to have to make some tough choices in other places.”.


You might ask why. The reason is simple. Medicaid clients are, basically, Obama's base and will do what told to do. Many elderly, who paid for Social Security and Medicare by the taxes the government collected, won't. They will be punushed.

It's The Chicago Way. Don't toe the line... Don't vote right... Your garbage won't get picked up and your car gets keyed.

Congratulations, Dummies.  And ask your Mom how she feels about you supporting cuts to her health care.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine