“Death Panels” are Real and Exist Now” -BradMD.com – Bradley Hennenfent, M.D.:

Please stop ObamaCare. I have seen the “death panels.” They are Medicaid, Medicare, and the Veterans Administration. They share one thing in common, they are run by the government. The “death panels” are government bureaucrats who come between you and your physician and, after being fiscally incompetent, ration, delay and deny care.

People who like government programs surely have never had to fight for a patient’s life or health care under these systems. Government health care is better than nothing, but clearly, it is not the best care. Medicare can deny a patient an antibiotic, even if five doctors recommend it. Medicare can deny a cancer treatment simply because it hasn’t made it on a list yet. Medicare denies patients, to quote Medicare: “regardless as to medical necessity.”

Medicare and Medicaid are no way to run health care. We know government health care is defective. We are the richest, most powerful country in the world. We have technology now that has never before existed, so let’s create something better than any health care system in existence now.

When Insurance companies succumb to crony capitalism the same thing occurs – “death panels” again. The “death panels” are insurance companies coming between you and your doctor. On the oth

Read the rest here:  BradMD.com – Bradley Hennenfent, M.D.: “Death Panels” are Real and Exist Now.


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