Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL IS BAD MEDICINE FOR SENIORS

I just received this great piece by email, I thought it would be great for everyone to read. Ron Wilcox (no relation to Woodrow)

HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL IS BAD MEDICINE FOR SENIORS
By Woodrow Wilcox

I got an email about a letter from a doctor in central Indiana to Senator Evan Bayh. I wanted to make sure that there really is such a doctor and that he really did send a letter to Senator Bayh about the health care reform bill that is being discussed.

Yes, America, there really is a Stephen E. Fraser, M.D. He really did read the entire health care reform bill. He really did write a lengthy and detailed letter to Senator Evan Bayh in which he stated his concerns and objections to the bill.

I have posted the entire and unedited letter of Doctor Fraser at my website www.medicareproblems.net. You can read it and compare it to the health care reform bill because his letter gives every citation that you need to check his findings.

From what I read, the health care reform bill is “heap big bad medicine”. But, it is especially bad medicine for senior citizens, handicapped or disabled people, and political dissidents that a government official might want to label as “crazy” in order to send them to a “funny farm” or “re-education camp”.

Following is just two parts of Dr. Fraser’s letter to Senator Bayh which deal with SENIOR CITIZEN ISSUES.

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My source for HR3200 is from the energycommerce website. The link is http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090714/aahca.pdf.

Dear Senator Bayh,

As a practicing physician, I have major concerns with the
health care bill (HR 3200) before Congress. I spent the
last week reading this bill, which at over 1000 pages is
quite difficult to get through. Have you read it? I'm
shocked by the brazenness of the government's intrusion into
the patient-physician relationship. I'm especially
concerned about the creation of a central committee to
decide medical coverage decisions.

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SECTION 1233 ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION (pages
424-431)

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Government provides approved
list of end of life resources. Government MANDATES program for orders for end of life every 5 years. The Government decides it should be involved in end of life care.

Page 428 Lines 17-25: Additional advanced care planning consultations
will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

Page 429 Lines 1-3: "advanced care consultation" may
include an ORDER for end of life plans.

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The Government will specify which Doctors or other individuals can write an end of life order.

Page 431-2 The Government mandates that "quality measures on end of life care" be measured and reported.

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Obama and other promoters of the health care reform bill claim that there is nothing in the bill to cause alarm and that critics of the bill are spreading disinformation. Really? Doctor Fraser is citing sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the bill. Obama is giving “talking points”. Which one is more likely to be spreading disinformation?

I challenge you to read the bill or at least Doctor Fraser’s letter. Then, decide for yourself. Do you trust Obama or Doctor Fraser?

Note: Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill problem solver at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana. That is the largest senior citizen oriented insurance agency in the Midwest. For more health care articles by Wilcox, visit www.medicareproblems.net or www.woodrowwilcox.com.


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Written on August 18, 2009 by
Woodrow Wilcox

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