Some people are frightened by these changes, changes that seem to be imposed upon society without the approval of the majority of citizens.They question the wisdom of abandoning the traditional values that formed the foundation for American life.616-866-9127 This book is also available in the following E-book versions: PDF version through Regnow/Digital River NOOK E-book file through Barnes & Noble KINDLE E-book file through Dedication Introduction I - Trends in American Society This Thing Called Hospice Three Hospice Giants The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Approach to End-of-Life Care Volunteer, Nonprofit and For-profit Hospice Corporations "Palliative Care" & Its Approach to End-of-Life Care Transitions in Business II - Hospice Today The Business of Hospice Why Hospice is a "Protected" Industry Good and Bad Hospices Hospice Reimbursement: Is it a problem? I have many friends within the hospice industry who confirm what I recount here in this book, so I urge you to read through to the very end, as you have never heard all that I am about to share with you. Some of it will trouble you, but all of it will affect what happens to you, your family and our society in the days to come.
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.
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.
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.
The new health care reform law creates several methods that are likely to result in rationed care.
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.
However, to assure participation by all seniors, then President Lyndon Johnson pressured all private health insurers to cancel all policies available to seniors.
If seniors want to completely opt-out of Medicare, they have to give up their Social Security benefits and then pay privately for all services they receive. Since there is no private health insurance available for seniors in the United States, we cannot say that participation in Medicare is truly voluntary.
"The Obama administration has released a report saying that health reform will save 5 billion in the Medicare program over 10 years." All while the number of Medicare patients will grow exponentially. Under Section 3021, "Establishment of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation," the Secretary of HHS "shall adjust the payments made to an eligible safety net hospital system or network from a fee-for-service payment structure to a global capitated payment model." [H.