Senior Citizen and Disabled Citizen Alert:
There is an insidious, veiled practice of patient dumping going on. It is your supposed “champion” the Democratic Party who leads this campaign. You have diligently searched, sometimes for months and years to find a caring and skilled doctor who understands and competently treats your often difficult medical condition(s). You have worked your way through doctors who knew little about your condition, may be even determined that these doctors were too busy to do necessary homework to appreciate the unique care and protocols of your syndromes or diseases. You probably found skilled doctors who actually refused you as a patient once their billing clerk notified them you were a Medicaid or Medicare patient.
Today, through the vehicle of the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) States, like California, are placing Medicaid patients into “Managed Healthcare Organizations” for their care. The principle reason is simple – these organizations bundle doctor services and charge a cheaper rate. There are insidious reasons why these groups are able to charge these lower rates. Welcome to KMART medicine. Welcome to being a second class citizen. Welcome to the world of creative patient dumping. You already know the consequences. Those doctors who you worked through who knew so little and didn’t take the time to care or learn – they’re back and you are precluded from choosing your own specialists, even if they accept Medicare or Medicaid.
Mind you your favorite Congressional Representative and government employee doesn’t face this dilemma. They continue with gold plated care while us, the underclass, the social welfare burden, are relegated to second class, if not third class service providers. If you have a congenital syndrome or disease, if you have a medical condition requiring treatment other than standard prescriptions this new world order should trouble you immensely.
The euphemism affordable healthcare is a farce. We asked for Universal/Equal Healthcare and got screwed by people holding our hand while marching us into third rate institutional care. They didn’t fix the problem of those isolated by having no healthcare. They grabbed a whole class of competently cared for peoples and threw us into an underfunded pool in order to pay for a program that offers healthcare to those who don’t have it while retaining gold plated plans for themselves and others with political power or concentrated wealth.
Just to be clear, neither Political Party has our interests at heart and the sooner we wake up and throw all of these politicians under the bus the safer we will be.
Oh, and that “chained cost of living thing”, it’s another hoax to take money from us, the least who can afford it. Careful my friends because groups,like AARP don’t have our back either. They are a glorified insurance company selling us a bag of tricks while supporting this ruse.
If Social Security is the only program we can afford to protect ourselves in retirement and disability, it is a deFacto retirement program for the masses and to act or speak otherwise is bunk. Not all of us are lucky enough to land congressional, government or union jobs. Not all of us have the good fortune to be highly paid executives.
TAKE NOTE: Good fortune doesn’t earn people the right to push the less fortunate into a medical ghetto and call it affordable healthcare for all. It’s simply another form of patient dumping.