Horsechit, Senior who aren't to sickly can/could always sign up for Medicare Advantage, administered by private health care HMOs.......
You are making up lies to try and remain relevant in the discussion... ROFLMAO
That's pretty pathetic.
So you post no link to counter their claim. LOL.
Health care rationing: NRLC's health care blog points out that "Section 3209 of the health care bill ... effectively allows federal bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bar senior citizens from adding their own money, if they choose, to the government contribution in order to get private-fee-for-service Medicare Advantage (MA) plans less likely to ration life-saving treatment."
What this amounts to, according to NRLC, is that "doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers will be told by Washington just what diagnostic tests and medical care is considered to meet 'quality' and 'efficiency' standards not only for federally funded health care programs like Medicare, but also for health care paid for by private citizens and their nongovernmental health insurance.
Treatment that a doctor and patient in consultation deem needed or advisable to save that patient's life or preserve or improve the patient's health but which the government decides is too costly even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it will run afoul of the imposed standards. In effect, there will be one uniform national standard of care, established by Washington bureaucrats and set with a view to limiting what private citizens are allowed to spend on saving their own lives." Read more from the NRLC on health care rationing in H.R. 3590 here.