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Thursday, September 13, 2012

ObamaCare Cuts Will Lead to Seniors’ Deaths

We’ve all heard a lot about the pros and cons of ObamaCare. I'm sure we each have our opinions. But increasingly, we’re hearing about hidden or not-so-hidden aspects of the plan that will affect real seniors. Often the ones you and I care for.  I recently wrote about the rationing that’s already happening in my five part series on my mom’s care.

Now Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., author of The Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It, documents that one way ObamaCare will save money is by paying less to hospitals and doctors. The government claims ObamaCare won’t hurt seniors – just those greedy providers. Hmmm, let’s think about that. If the government pays less to providers, the providers will have no choice but to provide less care. Although they are caring professionals, they, like all of us, can only provide the care they are paid for. They're businesses, not philanthropists. And for a fragile senior or person with a chronic illness, that can be harmful. Even fatal. McCaughey backs up these assertions with facts, figures, and historical data on hospital expenditures. I'm sure many of us can already back it up with real life. If you care for an elderly loved one or are over 65 yourself, consider this report when you vote in November.

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