If you are old, you’re screwed and the plan is not good enough for Obama to actually submit himself or his family to.
President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don’t stand to gain from the extra care.
In a nationally televised event at the White House, Obama said families need better information so they don’t unthinkingly approve “additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care.”
He added: “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.”
Anyone who has read Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War (at least in the later editions that contained the novella You Can Never Go Back) know that Haldeman predicted this. In that story, the main character’s mother becomes ill and cannot get any health care at all. She is old, after all. Therefore, she is useless to the government. So, she dies, a squalid and miserable death.
Don’t for a moment think that you will have any voice what is done to you or to your loved ones, either. The Federal bureaucrats, safely exempt from the rules they set for you and yours, will simply take away any option but the pills.
They will be the only option. Cost/benefit, don’t you know. (I told you this was coming.)
The second revelation by Obama, that ObamaCare is certainly not good enough for him and his is even worse:
Barack Obama got ABC to move their news division into the White House in order to make the big pitch for his egalitarian, everyone-gets-treated-equally ObamaCare push. Instead, Obama fumbled into a Michael Dukakis moment that exposed him as a hypocrite. ABC itself leads with Obama’s response that he wouldn’t stay within his own plan for his family:….
…..Oopsie! So ObamaCare for thee, but not for me? Hope and change, baby!
Congress is planning on exempting itself and all Federal employees from the plans they have for you, the taxpayer. Obama just personally exempted himself and his family from ObamaCare and has no plans to submit to what he deigns to force on you.
Your private health insurance will simply vanish as employers drop their plans and you will be cast upon the “mercy” of what the (fully exempt) Federal Bureaucrats will allow you to have for treatment.
Plus you get to pick up the trillion dollar plus cost of all this.
How’s the hope and change?