Tucked away in the "stimulus bill" are some very interesting changes to medical care in the U.S. Not only will all medical records be on a government run data base but a whole new bureaucracy will be created to monitor and regulate care based on government standards.
One particularly troubling provision is call the "cost effectiveness standard". What that means is in cases that require expensive medical care or treatments the Federal Council will apply a formula that divides the cost of the care by the number of years they think you have left and if they decide that the care is not "cost effective" then you are denied.
You just die.
Be careful what you HOPE for, you just might get it.
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