This will hurt senior citizens which Obama promised them that his Obamacare would allow seniors to keep their health plans. Just another Obama and Democrat control Congress lie! We were warned by the Republicans that Obamacare would hurt senior citizens.
A Medicare plan to try to make it simpler for consumers to pick drug coverage could force 3 million seniors to switch plans next year even if they don’t want to, says an independent analysis.
That risks undercutting President Barack Obama’s promise that people can keep their health plans if they like them.
And it could be an unwelcome surprise for many seniors who hadn’t intended to make a change during Medicare’s open enrollment season this fall.
Avalere Health, a leading private research firm, estimated that more than 3 million beneficiaries will see their prescription plan eliminated as part of a new Medicare effort to winnow duplicative coverage and offer consumers more meaningful choices.
Seniors would not lose coverage, but they could see changes in their premiums and copayments. Keep read at SOURCE
The States have to take back control of Healthcare and our Schools and the only way to do that is remove the Democrats and all who voted for Obamacare from Congress in the November elections. This is the only way we can protect our mom, dad and grandparents from Obama and his agenda to let seniors take a pill and die!
Qualifying senior citizens can receive up to 25 percent off their total cost of healthcare and prescription drugs thanks to the Relay for Health bill. It was made law in 2003 by former President George W. Bush.
The Department of Aging says that the county is the first in Southeastern North Carolina to take advantage of the Relay for Health bill. SOURCE
I have a question, why did it take so long? The bill was signed into law in 2003 by President Bush and its now 2010! I guess Obama will try and take credit for this help for the senior citizens!
(1) Obama’s Mentor by Tarheeltalker
UK Government ran healthcare news: Many elderly patients miss out on the scans, drugs and even basic health advice routinely given to the young. Elderly have not received heart treatments, including clot-busting drugs, that are given to the young without question.
And a study of 9,000 older adults last year – half of whom had serious medical conditions – found many were not getting basic care for conditions such as osteoarthritis, incontinence and osteoporosis.
Ministers initially resisted a blanket ban on NHS age discrimination because of concerns over the cost implications and suggestions it could even have the perverse effect of allowing hospitals to stop some treatments targeted at the elderly alone.
Ageism in the NHS, which turns elderly patients into second-class citizens, is to be outlawed.
Health Secretary Andy Burnham says all patients – whether 20 or beyond 80 – deserve the same care and attention.
Today’s announcement follows alarming new evidence that older people are far less likely to receive a proper diagnosis and essential treatment.
Many elderly patients miss out on the scans, drugs and even basic health advice routinely given to the young.
Some doctors decide it is simply not worth the bother once patients pass a certain age.
But Mr Burnham told the Daily Mail: ‘I have decided it will become illegal for any difference to be made on age grounds. That’s quite a big undertaking
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How long has this been going on, now to be making it illegal? Years under the government ran UK health care. I can see the same results happen here in the United States where Elderly patients will get less treatment than young people. We’re heard it from Barack Obama own mouth when he told the lady to give the elderly person a pill for pain and just let her die. People we have to do everything in our power to stop this health care bill from becoming law. If we care about our parents and grandparents then we better get on the phone to congress or writing letters to our congressmen! It will be too late once it passes!
Take a pill