Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A "Stimulus" Plan???

Have you read this yet...

If not, read it!
It describes additional wording and plans for Health Care linked in with the Stimulus Plan.

This is some scary stuff. It reminds me more and more of a government being concerned with helping those who are young and strong and healthy. A government who cares more for money than it does for the individuals who make up this beautiful country of ours.

"The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis. "

What does or could that mean for people who are on medicaid??? Such as my children!
Or people - adults and children - who are HIV+??? Such as my daughter!
I've seen the misinformation that runs rampant in our country, even by supposed in-the-know health practictioners. If a council is set up to decide what treatments and people get the go ahead, regardless even of their own insurance or ability to pay, but especially if they're on medicaid, heaven forbid, or if they have a misunderstood and feared disease, what could that potentially mean?
What about children adopted abroad and brought into this country with illnesses or disabilities or AIDS, who are coming to be loved into a family, given care, given health? I've seen these faces. I know these stories. What could this health care bill mean to the future of kids such as these???

It's scary, and this bill should not be passed quickly to boost our economy. It should be studied and looked at in depth. This knowledge should be given out to the public. We should make ourselves aware and let our voices be heard. I fear for what could become of the country if we don't.


Brandi said...

Amen! Oh Lord help our country!!!


Torina said...

I have heard that it also doesn't matter about the PAIN involved in the treatment...all that matters is the long-term viability. For instance, my son's brother has cancer. With proton therapy, he may be able to walk again. With the regular radiation, the nerves in his spine will surely be destroyed. Either way, the projection of survival is the same. Because regular radiation is MUCH cheaper and the survival projection is the same, this new plan would NOT cover proton therapy. So my son's brother would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. This is awful. This affects very real people...OUR KIDS. So scary.

Lisa said...

Yes, exactly, it is all about cost only! That is crazy! I agree we need to worry about our federal funds and money is out of control, but this is NOT the way to help!

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