Just don't call them "Death Panels"

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    Wonder how SCOTUS would feel about this if it applied to them?

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    You are clearly not very knowledgable.

    Hospitals not being paid for readmissions exists currently. It is a quality measure, which encourages hospitals to not discharge someone too early and make sure that when they are discharged, they remain healthy and out of the hospital.

    Hospitals are paid by DRG, or Diagnosis Related Group. Which means that a hospital will receive a chunk of money for each admitted patient based on their diagnosis and their severity. Therefore, the hospital is paid the same whether the patient stays for 2 days or 10 days.

    Clearly, it behooves the hospital to discharge as quickly as possible, but to protect against inappropriately early discharges, they hospitals are dinged for readmissions.

    Make sense?
     
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    I don't see where this regulation is directed at seniors. I also think medical reimbursement is so complex that lifting one section out of context will invariably lead to misunderstandings.

    But having said all that, I favor death panels. People live too long in too sickly a condition. Extraordinary care for the very aged is not what most Americans want for themselves; it should not be foisted on them against their will.
     
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    I think family members need to be informed exactly what will happen to their loved on. I saw way too many people with dementia receive care that they didn't need, or that made their condition worse. They should still have the final decision, but they should be more informed.
     
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    My Dad, a Veteran and according to Obama a "right wing extremist" has a "history of multiple readmissions" he's probably what Obama's Eugenicists have in mind as a person who has exhausted his "useful life years"
     
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    And you are clearly full of shit.

    DRG's are used to cap Medicare payments. Show me where they allow goverment bureaucrats to decide if you are even allowed to go into the hospital.

    It's OK. It must be hard to see clearly with your head so far up your ass
     
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    Where does it say they aren't allowed to be readmitted, all I see the disallowance referencing is payment. This encourages the Hospital to do a better job, because they CANT REFUSE the readmittance and thus would NOT GET PAID FOR IT.

    Readmissions aren't being limited to the person(s) with the illness.
     
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    And it doesn't even say "not pay," it says "reduce the payments." Sheesh.
     
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    obie wan can tell you libturds all day long there won't be rationing of care for senior which is equal to death panels, and you can believe him all day long cause you are stupid like that.. but he did steal 960 Billion dollars from Seniors and they are the people who need medical care the most. so he did in fact secure the death of millions of seniors. obie wan lied old people died.
     
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    You guys are fucking clueless. Xotoxi proved the OP was full of shit, lets move on.
     

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