They question the declining percentages of Americans who support the traditional value of a family (husband, wife and children), marriage (husband and wife), sanctity of life, faith in God, the value of work and the opportunity to get ahead in a free society. They question whether we are still truly free to express our religious faith in a public setting, or even whether the dedication to "do no harm" within health care is the prevailing mindset. If you want to know what all that "death panel" talk is really all about, this is the book that explains exactly what is going on and will be going on.
There are no formal "death panels," but there are bureaucrats in government, HMOs, and private health insurance companies whose decisions knowingly result in denied tests, denied treatments and certain death in many cases. However, when the federal government becomes the big HMO itself, test and treatment denials will be the equivalent of death sentences for some, even many.
Misdirection and skill fool all except those trained in the art.
While we focus on the public debate, drastic changes are being made quietly without fanfare. R.3590) has already modified how Medicare will be run.
Many seniors are comfortable with Medicare the way it has been up to the present time.
For example, the "Independent Payment Advisory Board" ("IPAB") is supposedly not allowed to make recommendations that directly result in rationing care, but it can exert overwhelming pressure on providers by reducing how much they get paid to provide a service.
They see changes here and there as situations arise in their lives, especially in health care.
They hear stories about what is happening and mistakenly assume they are isolated incidents.
One political party will accuse the other of threatening the well-being of senior citizens and vice-versa.
But both will silently promote the stealth euthanasia already begun in this nation.