The bureaucrats are in charge of our healthcare. Who thought that would be a good idea? Along with all the other bad news associated with obamacare, we now discover that medicare and medicaid will no longer pay for certain drugs. It’s the elderly and disabled that benefit from medicare and the poor from medicaid. According to the New York Times:
The administration’s proposal would remove the protected status from three classes of drugs…immunosuppressant drugs used in transplant patients, antidepressants and antipsychotic medicines. They include many well-known drugs, such as Wellbutrin, Paxil and Prozac to treat depression, and Abilify and Seroquel to treat schizophrenia.
The mentally ill will be without their medication. What good is that to those who need it, their families, and society at large? And what good is denying medication to those who’ve had transplants? Are we going to let them die after they’ve gotten their lives back? Finding the right drugs for individuals is often a difficult process. It’s not one-size-fits-all and therefore it’s not always possible to replace one drug with another. There is really something wrong with the people running our government.
From the article:
The new federal health care law requires that Medicare drug plans include all drugs in certain categories and classes “of clinical concern,” and it authorized the secretary of health and human services to identify those categories…
The administration proposal sets a high standard for designating protected classes, saying the drugs must be needed to prevent “hospitalization, persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or death” that would otherwise occur within a week.
One person will decide which categories to cover and, as you can read in the article, the decision is based on cost, rather than philanthropy. Heaven forbid they’d spend U.S. tax dollars (and all the new bills they keep printing) on American’s neediest citizens.
And they only want to cover drugs needed to prevent “hospitalization, persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or death” that would otherwise occur within a week? What in the world does that mean? It sounds like a bad joke. Rather, it sounds like terrorism. The government is threatening the lives of the people who depend on these drugs. The entire country needs a restraining order against these psychopathic bureaucrats before they systematically start eliminating us. (Or, are they doing so already?)
All bureaucracies are heartless and cruel and big governments are good for nothing but tyranny. What a shame that so many Americans have believed the lie that the government wants to help them.
We should begin grassroots efforts to help ourselves. For example, we could pool our money and purchase medications for our needy neighbors. It’s what we should have been doing all along.