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Think ObamaCare Wont Deny You? Think Again

Posted in politics by roving on March 26, 2010

Our seniors are going to take a really big hit because of the cuts in their Medicare. Obama is stealing over $500 billion from the seniors and shifting it to Medicaid. Obama calls this a deficit cut and he just may be telling the truth because now that millions of people will be shifted into Medicaid, people will be refused treatment and care.  This is where Obama’s “Maybe your mother would be better off taking a pain pill” comes into play.

Walgreens in Washington State will be denying all new Medicaid patients. Do you think it will only be in the state of Washington? Do you think Walgreens will be the only one starting to refuse Medicaid patents? No. Its going to slowly spread across the United States. Why should Walgreens or any other business pay for a patient prescriptions out of their own pocket? If they do, they wouldn’t be in business for long.  In my state of IL they are behind something like 6 months in reimbursing businesses.

Premiums will and have started to skyrocket and people will not be able to afford to hang onto their health insurance even though Obama SAID our premiums would drop $2500 per employee. Within a few years, health insurance companies will be forced out. This has been Obama’s plan all along.

Its just common sense that health care will be rationed and in order for it to be rationed, there will have to be a panel to deny care due to cost and some will die because of it. So yes Virginia there will be death panels because we already have them.  People are denied all the time. In private insurance and government insurance.

Doctors are already beginning to quit or state they will be. Less doctors mean waiting lists. People will die while waiting for care.  With Obama’s plan there will be no escaping it. If the Republicans health plan was approved, the chances of being denied would have been reduced drastically because it would have opened up the insurance companies to competition and  a larger pool of people to cover for the sick.

The Republicans have a real good plan and with luck after they take back control and attempt to repeal the disaster Obama made into law,  we will see real reform. The Republican plan is 4 pages long with common sense ideas compared to Obama’s 2,000+ page of control, deny, and death.

Why not let a doctor talk about his experience from a comments section at Pajamas Media:

I am a pediatric physical therapist. I routinely treat children with private insurance, Medicaid, and private pay. Medicaid coverage is so poor that my decision making process is markedly different for children on government health care, as I know they will receive a fraction of the services needed to best deal with their conditions. Children with severe neurological conditions(traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury) are routinely denied treatment that any other insurance provider would deem necessary. Private health care companies pay for these treatments as they recognize the connection between improved health/ mobility/ independence and reduced lifetime health costs. Medicaid does not. Wisconsin Medicaid is particularly nonsensical. Everyone, including young children, have 35 lifetime physical therapy visits. Once they are gone, you can apply for more sessions, but in nearly all cases treatment is denied. Examples of recent denials I have received:


A 19 year old one year status post traumatic brain injury had gained the ability to hold her head upright and turn her head to track conversations and people in the room. (A HUGE DEAL- imagine not being able to control where you are looking!). She also gained improved ability to consistently bear weight through her legs when transferring out of her wheelchair. (Another big deal- her mother had been lifting her. Imagine lifting your teenager any time she needed to be moved). Denied- “No functional progress.”

A seven year old with cerebral palsy had frequent respiratory infections. In PT she gained the trunk control to sit independently and gained sufficient respiratory control to cough and to swallow her own saliva without choking. (The respiratory component is huge- when a child with limited motor control dies, it is generally due to pneumonia). Denied- “No functional progress.”

The hardest part of my job is talking with parents who know their child’s independence, health, and ability to safely get through the day will be compromised due to Medicaid restrictions. Increased government control over health care will wreak havoc among the countries most vulnerable populations, as having health insurance is not the same as getting appropriate health care.

The Democrats are not only using this health care as a way to control our lives, they are going to use it as a population control as well.



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  1. Jack Black said, on March 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    You make it sound like Walgreens denying new Medicaid patients is due to the health care bill, but this dispute between Walgreens and the State of Washington has been going on for over a year. It was the state that decided to cut payments to pharmacies due to a sharp increase in Medicaid enrollment that caused budget shortfalls. It had nothing to do with the health care bill, but I suspect you already knew that. Any idiot with five minutes and access to Google would have quickly found out the truth. You have a valid concern about Medicare cuts, but resorting to obfuscation only diminishes your arguement.


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