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.
Stress is the #1 cause of health problems – mentally and physically.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." 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?