If you are poor, a citizen, and can’t afford healthcare, you will be put on the inferior Medicaid program January 1, 2014. Half the people who have surgery under Medicaid die.
If you are a legal immigrant, you will be put on the better healthcare plan. Should the illegal people be made “legal” under the new immigration bill, which is what it calls for, they will immediately go on the better healthcare plan – their reward for coming here illegally.
An amendment to disallow this injustice was rejected.
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To make matters worse, Obama’s healthcare advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahn, said that the combined government healthcare systems equate to the 16th largest economy in the world.
Not for nothing, but I didn’t want them to take over our healthcare.
Emanuel’s solution is simple. He wants doctors to change the system and move away from the fee-for-service model and collectively campaign for payment change. Ideas such as group patient visits is probably a serious proposal as is paying doctors for their cure rate and for total treatment – package deals. The patient is no longer central under such a scheme.
We will soon have the worst healthcare system in the world.