Navigation Links
Latest Version of Stimulus Bill Hits Elderly Hardest
Date:2/12/2009

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by a new bureaucracy, the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.

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

During the negotiations in Congress this week, some Senators tried to remove this provision in the Senate version of the stimulus bill. But the advocates of healthcare rationing are winning out. The dangerous provision has been reintroduced in this final Conference version.

Daschle, who had a big hand in writing this bill, says seniors should be more accepting of conditions that come with age instead of treating them. As the bill is currently written, the elderly will bear the brunt.

Call the Capitol at 202-224-3121 to say you want the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research and all other health provisions out of the bill. "If they're so good for us, let the administration introduce them in a separate bill that can be discussed publicly with time to consider the deadly consequences," says Betsy McCaughey.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is former Lt. Governor of New York State and Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute, as well as Chairman/Founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Betsy McCaughey
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Elderly Hardest Hit in Latest Version of Stimulus Bill
2. Pocket Reference Journals Releases Latest Edition of "All About Me" Leading Children's Immunization Journal for New Moms
3. Latest Facelifting Techniques Include Fat Repositioning to Deliver More Youthful, Natural Results
4. Tampa is Latest Recipient of Project Lifesaver Grant Funds Through The National Autism Association
5. Davenport Community Schools Participates in Conference to Learn About the Latest Information in Brain Research and Reading
6. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers, Web Exclusive by Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
7. 5,000 Medical Leaders Report Latest Advancements in Biomedical Technologies; Breakthroughs by 2015 Predicted for Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes
8. ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)
9. Visage Imaging Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Latest Thin Client Product Release
10. Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials
11. Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her ... would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he ... he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production ... and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Pro-Am Heroes Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country ... local charity, Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), ... company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: