Obamacare Is Dooming Seniors
January 24, 2014 • 11:22AM

An January 2 article by anti-Obamacare activist Betsey McCaughey does the service of detailing, once again, just how Obama's Hitler health program is already carrying out genocide against senior citizens, and is set to do more.

McCaughey notes that as of Oct. 2012 the administration began rewarding hospital administrations who spent the least amount on elderly patients — in particular, cutting back knee replacement, hip replacement, angioplasty, bypass surgery, and cataract operations.

Due to the cutbacks in Medicare payments, McCaughey argues, doctors "will be paid less to treat a senior than to treat someone on Medicaid, and only about one-third of what a doctor will be paid to treat a patient with private insurance."

Already, she says, Medicare pays hospitals less than the actual cost of caring for a senior — on average, 91 cents for every dollar of care.

McCaughey notes the results, measured by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2011, of the Medicare cutbacks to hospitals as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The hospitals with the largest cuts laid off nurses, and, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research report (March 2011), patients had a 6 to 8% worse chance of surviving a heart attack.

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As to the Obama cuts, they will be implemented selectively — by giving bonuses to hospitals that spend the least on seniors, and demerits to those who spend more. She concludes:

"Research sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (Annals of Internal Medicine, February 2011) shows that heart attack patients at the lowest-spending hospitals are 19% more likely to die than patients of the same age at higher-spending hospitals. Yet the Obama health law pushes all hospitals to imitate the lowest spending ones."

In a word, Hitler-style genocide against the old and sick.