" by Paul Byrne, MD VII - What Happens in Rogue Hospices Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Reimbursement Cap & Hastening Death Hospice Can Use "Closers" to End Lives HMO/Hospice Intimidation to Force DNR Status and HMO Abuse Begins HMO/Hospice Nurse Causes Fatal Septic Infection Hospice Can Withhold Ordinary Treatments to End Lives Hospice Can Misinform Patients and Families to End Lives Hospice Can Ignore Your Power of Attorney and Create a New One Hospice Can Misinform Staff to End Lives A Miseducated Hospice Nurse Hospice Can Miseducate Physicians to Facilitate Ending Lives Palliative Sedation or Terminal Sedation to Hasten Death Hospice's Third Way: Quill & Byock Promote Palliative Sedation to Hasten Death Hospice: Expanding Its Turf to the Non-terminal & Hastening Their Death How Hospices Hide the Killings (HIPAA Misdirection & Hospice Fraud) VIII - Why Hospice Became the Sacred Cow of Health Care The Government Loves Hospice The Media Loves Hospice Some Surgeons and Doctors Love Hospice Hospital Administrators Love Hospice Nursing Home Owners Love Hospice Guardians Love Hospice Some Adult Children & Spouses Love Hospice The Right-to-Die/Kill Crowd Loves Hospice IX - HMO/Managed Care Approach to Hastening Death What Linda Peeno, MD Told the Congress About Managed Care Kaiser Health Plan The Nixon Administration, HMO/Managed Care and E. Because these changes are not covered by the major media in any coherent, connected way, or at all, the public has difficulty "putting a finger" on what is happening and why.
Politicians say, "we are not going to ration care." But they will set in motion many processes that reduce reimbursement under the guise of "limiting expenditures," or "keeping costs down," and these processes will result in rationing care.Ultimately, many services will simply not be provided, because physicians, hospitals, and others cannot afford to provide them at the steadily decreasing reimbursement levels determined by the bureaucrats who run Medicare, Medicaid and other government-controlled health services.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.Hospice and Health Care Industry Fraud Hospice Kickback Arrangements III - The Culture of Death: Covert Operations Hastening Death at the End-of-Life When is a Person a "Person? Ending Life in Hospice Euthanasia Society: Covert Operations in the Health Care & Hospice Industry Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Last Acts & Last Acts Partnership Last Acts Rallying Points Regional Centers & What Their Selection Tells Us George Soros' Project on Death in America End-Run Around Right-to-Life: Hospice No Longer is Safe Alternative to Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide IV - The Culture of Death: Overt Operations Euthanasia Society of America (early decades) The Hemlock Society and Compassion & Choices: Overt Operations in America Global Influences V - The Courts: Removing Barriers to the Culture of Death VI - Physicians: Redefining Death to Remove Barriers to the Culture of Death "Do Your Organs Belong to the Government? This is the story of the intentionally "below-the-radar" changes that have been aggressively pursued in our society for decades.The generous benefits of Medicare over the past are going to be phased out selectively to streamline the program and make it more "efficient." The idea that the future Medicare will be like what we've had till now is quite mistaken and those that trust in the promises being made by either party need to wake up to the realities.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has said, "telling America's aging population that its entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare will survive without significant changes is dishonest." The debate about the health care reform law or other proposals are important, but like some demonstrations of illusion and "magic," you never see what's really happening.
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.
Sometimes, they just can't believe the changes that have already been made.
They seem so "foreign" to what American society is all about, and the reason they seem "foreign" is they do not arise from American Constitutional values.
Seniors must accept whatever those running Medicare decide regarding their treatment options.