Thursday, September 3, 2009

Guess What Else Will Be Covered

How do you cut health care costs?

Obama and proponents of health care reform are suggesting that one way is to reduce services. They aren't putting it that way, exactly. But that's exactly what they are suggesting.

"Unnecessary" tests. "Unnecessary" procedures. "Take a pill instead of an expensive surgery."

We all know the arguments.

Would these methods cut costs? In addition to compromising the quality of our care and shortening our life spans, yes, they probably would. A little. They would also lead to many malpractice lawsuits as doctors tried to explain why tumors and terminal diseases were not detected by tests that are available.

"No money" would have to be the reply. "The system can't cover testing everyone."

While the Obama administration argues the moral superiority of a program that would bankrupt the country while providing a "small measure" of health care coverage to everyone, they avoid the questions of the moral dilemma of denying care to people who need it because it costs too much.

That being said, there are services that they do want to cover that are not now covered by other programs. Medicare and medicaid, for example, do not cover these services. And they are expensive.

What services, you might ask?

In addition to abortion on demand, the weight of the evidence indicates that, in fact, cosmetic ‘gender reassignment’ surgeries for both U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants who suffer from APA recognized ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ (GID) may indeed be provided – free of charge – courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. The current price tag for such a procedure can exceed $50,000.

Page 972 of the House version of the bill (H.R. 3200) provides for ‘standards, as appropriate, for the collection of accurate data on health and health care’ based on ‘sex, sexual orientation [and] gender identity.’ The Senate draft indicates that the government will ‘detect and monitor trends in health disparities,’ requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to ‘develop standards for the measurement of gender.’ (i.e., officially recognize subjectively self-determined ‘transgender’ or ‘transsexual’ gender identities). It further mandates ‘participation in the institutions' programs of individuals and groups from...different genders and sexual orientations.’

So, does ObamaCare expressly stipulate that taxpayer-funded ‘sex-change’ operations will be provided? No, but neither does it explicitly require coverage for heart bypass surgery. Don't forget;
we're talking about what's ‘medically appropriate’ here -- and look who gets to make that subjective determination: Your doctor? No, it's bureaucrats within the Democratic Party. It's a liberal-Democrat appointed government ‘Health Benefits Advisory Committee.’ And if you think they're not itching to pay back the homosexual, transgender, and pro-abortion pressure groups that helped get them elected, I've got a house at 1600 Pennsylvania I want to sell you.


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