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I suppose you have direct knowledge of the problems within VA Hospitals. If you have not used one, had a close relative in one or worked in one you depend on hearsay or as usual for Left Wingers simply blame anyone else.
I have had close kin who used VA a small bit, but then while in a comacould not be admitted, had to wait. I dated a VA Nurse and lived together for a year during the Clinton years. I worked three 12 hour shifts at the one in Nashville and would never go again. We had no supplies to work with, the nurses were expected to do the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy as those positions were scarce. Budget constraints. The CLINTON Budget. The problem has been around since Truman, but it escalated at a rate worse than the care during the Civil War under Kennedy/Johnson. Carter was no friend to them either. Granted Bush and Bush had the oppurtunity to do something and sadly it was in the final year of his term that things got started, but I suspect that under the Obama Plan these people will be seen as expendable as is his plan for the Social Security Crowd. Give you minimal care to keep you comfortable (or in laymans terms knocked out on pain meds till you die so you can not complain) as too much money is spent on people in their 70's and 80's for surgery to get them another two or three years. I whole heartedly believe in Death With Dignity, but as long as a person is capable of caring for themselves they deserve all the help they need.
Most of the people on this Web Site voted for Obama and now you'll reap what you have sown. I voted for McCain simply because I don't want to lose my Med Advantage Benefits. Losing them means there is no supplement for me, not in Tennessee when you have Sleep Apnea. Losing these Benefits, about $28,00 plus depending on how many Hospital stays I do in a year. That's not in my pocket. Losing the coverage in my case is a Death Certificate for me. And some others.
Yes, the Bushes and Reagan are guilty of not fixing the problems in VA, but neither did Clinton. This has been an embarassment on this country for decades.
I suppose we could take a page from Johnathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and alter it a little. Instead of giving aide to the troops in the field, just let them die. The $200,00 SGLI is far cheaper than rehab and prosthetics.
Of course this is STUPID, but it is what is in line for a lot of Medi-care patients under the Obama Plan. Trash talk while you can Demos, the time to see the errors in your ways is nigh upon us. TOMMY
The Waxman House committee specially eliminated Medicare Advantage subsidies and is using that money to offset small businesses. Please check this out. II am pretty sure I'm write. I wrote about it on one of the postings and John Fund of the WSF wrote an article that specially mentioned medicare advantage as one of the losers under the Obama proposals. I bet there are a lot of people who don't know what is even happening. I have so many people write on the various groups that President Obama says we won't lose our benefits and we won't have increased costs. How can he say that while knowing that the Democrats have already decided to eliminate these subsidies? And this is just the tip of the iceberg?
I am getting more and more amazed how Obama can say what he says to seniors with a straight face. I just don't understand how he is getting away with that.
However, I am heartened by July/Aug polls that are saying that a majority of Americans and seniors think their health care will worsen under these reform proposals. Let's hope it is so. Please keep posting. Check out Opposing Obamacare and Against Government Health Care groups. Have you written to AARP? There are a ton of comments on the health reform section (picture of a broken arm in a cast) where people are really disgusted with AARP not representing seniors. What do you think? Thanks. Helene0727