In my last post, here on Politichicks.tv, I asked you to think and react proactively toward the Obamacare debacle, and not rely on 20/20 hindsight in fighting back against the assault on your freedoms and your health care. For quite some time, the Republicans have been foretelling of the catastrophic financial disasters that Obamacare will bring for individual Americans. While the mainstream left wing media dismissed them as tin-foil hat hysteria, we now know they were correct. And those realities are becoming facts in the lives of Americans as they are trying to absorb their new (insurance) costs. Now lets look at how your actual health care will be affected. And, let’s all remember, Obamacare insurance is not “healthcare”–it’s insurance.
Ask yourself, how will Obamacare affect your physical health care, and of how can we be proactive in maintaining control of our health, despite the government’s best efforts to derail that, too? Don’t let 20/20 hindsight be your guiding principle here.
The best defense is a good offence. Knowledge is power, and it will take millions of Americans looking ahead, becoming informed, and using their personal power to make decisions in defiance of what is being offered and suggested by the, so called, experts, in the health fields. Taking control of your health care means just saying “no” to revised guidelines. And as you read further, keep “Death Panels” in the back of your mind.
We have already seen the story of cancer patients, losing their life saving coverage, due to Obamacare. In this world, timing seems to be everything, and there are many, we now know, who will lose in the timing of the rollout of this disastrous policy.
Edie Littlefield has survived stage 4 Cancer for seven years and now her team of doctors, her hospital, and her lifesaving treatments are no longer available to her because her policy has been canceled. While most Americans, including Edie Littlefield, once had the option of choice, under future policy you may not ever get the chance to choose your doctor, hospital or your treatment.
One has to wonder, is it just a coincidence recommendations for proactive health screenings are taking a dramatic turn from previously suggested standards at the same time Obamacare has been forced upon American citizens?
According to research, the previous school of thought, that yearly pap screenings were necessary to detect early cancers in women, is no longer the standard. Women are now being conditioned to rethink their yearly screenings according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists. In October of 2012, they issued a statement outlining why women should receive pap screenings no more than once every 3 to 5 years, and testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) should be limited to women over 30, and then only once every 5 years.
ACOG has determined since cervical cancers in women originate from HPV, “Only a small fraction of women with persistent HPV infection will develop cervical abnormalities that lead to cancer.” And they have taken this stance even though the cervical cancer rate has dropped 50% over the last 30 years due to wide spread screening. They are also recommending that women under 21 should not be screened at all, even if they have been sexually active. It is their opinion the immune system of younger women is strong enough to fight off HVP infection and spontaneously resolve cervical abnormalities.
The American Cancer Society encourages the change to avoid the anxiety of false positives from over testing and unnecessary follow-ups, the risk of infection from unnecessary biopsies, which may cause issues relating to infertility, and missed time at work.
The Mayo Clinic is sticking with traditional guidelines regarding women’s mammograms. Their rule of thumb states for women to begin screenings at 40 and continue annually, consulting with their doctors to take personal considerations into mind. Women’sHealthcare.gov reports the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends mammograms every 2 years for women between 50 and 74 years of age, and for women under 50 to consult with their doctor on when to start and frequency there after.
Men aren’t immune from the government healthcare screening restructure. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends against screening men for prostate cancer through PSA testing. Their rational is like most we have already heard. It is their finding most cases of prostate cancer are not aggressive enough to treat, and few men die of prostate cancer before age 60. Well, what about those after 60? If 60 is the new 50 for most middle aged and seniors, wouldn’t treatment bring a great quality of life to a civilization that now typically lives well into their 70’s and 80’s?
The USPSTF still recommends colonoscopy and other colorectal cancer screening–but only until the age of 76.
And finally, on Tuesday, The New York Times released this story regarding the American Heart Association’s newly released guide lines on use of statin drugs to lower cholesterol. Doctors will now be using a new risk calculator to determine whether or not to prescribe the cholesterol lowering drugs, instead of relying solely on blood cholesterol levels of patients. Blood pressure, age and total cholesterol levels are part of the screening process, now, in prescribing the drugs, according to the article. Other factors for determining the use of the drug are previous existing conditions like diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and an LDL of 190 or higher. There has always been a debate on whether side effects from statins outweighed benefits, and it was not clear, from reading the article, if that was part of the decision making process.
As you can see, what was once a nation with the greatest health care, in the world, is now a nation with socialized medicine that will have government determining your value based on costs of medical treatment, thus determining your health care.
Death panels in Canada are not baseless, and if you take the time to read government websites there is more than an inference American death panels will be a reality, and soon.
You can’t make this stuff up. And it’s not tin-foil-hat craziness. One only needs to do a little web surfing to see what your doctor will now be using as a standard to guide your health care choices. The timing, in relation to the Obmacare passage is not coincidental. And the incentive is not to achieve health; it is to manage a population.
Dr. Gina Loudon outlined, in this article for World Net Daily, that generations of speculation of what some think as tin-foil-hat conspiracies can, and have, played themselves out to present day reality. We all had a hard time believing this administration could really take a free nation so deeply into the dark bowel of socialism, in such a short timeframe, but it has happened, and in the midst of abundant scandal and controversy. Who would have believed we would be over the socialist cliff 10, or even 5 years ago?
Previously I asked you to question and stand up for your freedoms. Now this hits even closer to home. Without your health there is little to fight for, live for. Don’t be misled by the government driven propaganda. Be proactive. Government is driving a message that will destroy the health of Americans. Don’t set your self up for regret with a “hindsight is 20/20” approach to your healthcare.