Monday, March 11, 2013

Rationing obamacare



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UCSF 10-Year Mortality Index for Older Adults PDF
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Your doctor to become 1-person death panel?

A government-funded “mortality index” study – which helps doctors determine whether a patient has a “good chance” of dying within the next 10 years – raises renewed concerns about health-care rationing under Obamacare.

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Your Doctor To Become 1-Person Death Panel? Government-funded ‘mortality index’ raises worries over Obamacare rationing

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Foundations for health-care rationing and -called death panels have already been quietly laid in largely unreported sections of President Obama’s health-care legislation.

There is also concern for preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity and so-called life.

Obamacare contains largely unreported text that allows the health secretary to limit any “alternative treatments” of the elderly, disabled or terminally ill if such treatments are not recommended by the new research institute.

Another section of Obamacare calls for the new institute to study the effectiveness of treatment in “subpopulations,” including “racial and ethnic minorities, women, age and groups of individuals with different comorbidities, genetic and molecular sub-types, or quality of life preferences.”

Currently, in the U.K., the equivalent to Obamacare’s institute is the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, or NICE.

The New England Journal of Medicine related that “NICE considers treatments cost-effective if their cost-effectiveness ratio is £20,000 ($34,000) per QALY (quality adjusted life year).”

A QALY is an extra year of “quality” life expectancy added based on the treatment.

There were recent reports that NICE was refusing to fund four new treatments for kidney cancer because they only change a patient’s life expectancy from six months to a year.

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(Obama is doctor death. He wants to limit your ability to stay alive via obama care. Obama is a devil who only wants to destroy your ability to live. People who voted for obama assured their own demise.) Story Reports

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