Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Because the Lowest Cost Patients are the Dead Ones."

An anonymous commenter writes below:
A family member of mine works in the pharmaceutical industry. He was talking to a senior VP at an HMO (name unknown) and asked why that HMO didn't authorize the use of a particular drug to fight a specific disease. The response was straightforward and to the point: "Because the lowest cost patients are the dead ones."

Death panels are already in place; it is just a question of whether the US Government does it, the state does it, or a healthcare company does it.
Given the severe government budget strains in the years ahead, the decrease in healthcare services becomes pretty obvious. Let's hope there are loopholes in Obamacare, otherwise we are all doomed to poor quality healthcare.

Life expectancy will decline.

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