Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Click picture for full size --- Click envelope icon to share with friends
The primary means by which Obama hopes to cut healthcare costs is by denying services to the elderly. Dr Ezekial Emanuel, brother of Whitehouse chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, has been appointed by the president to supervise the changes - and even HE says "Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change."
Strangely, AARP has essentially betrayed its membership by endorsing the healthcare plan, without telling seniors that the president plans to cut $500 billion from Medicare funding at the same time the baby boomers will be adding millions of new patients to the already underfunded system.
The government rational behind denying healthcare to seniors is that funds should only be spent on those people who might still be "productive" to society. In other words, not people who have paid taxes for 40 years...but people who can be forced to pay higher taxes for another 40 years.