> Wednesday, I was at the doctor whom I have been going to since we moved down
> here (he is the one who discovered my cancer). I have to get a very
> expensive shot every 3 months ($3000) that is designed to keep the PSA down
> and help to prevent a recurrence of the cancer. Has
> some uncomfortable side effects, and I was questioning the need to continue
> with it, which he assured me was necessary. He then asked how old I was,
> and when I replied 70, he said that if this legislation goes through as
> intended by the powers that be, that I probably would not be able to get it
> next year, as that would be money better spent on someone else with greater
> longevity. I would be referred to someone to "counsel" me.
> I asked him why the AMA had recently endorsed the plan. He replied that
> only about 15% of the nation's doctors were members of AMA, and most of them
> were not really on the front lines of doctorhood but in some other areas of
> medicine. He said he was a member, but would not be after this membership
> This man got part of his training in London , and practiced in Canada for 16
> years before coming to the US , and he has no use for socialized medicine,
> regardless of how you wrap it, or what kind of bow to put on it. He said
> that we have a shortfall of around 400,000 doctors at the present time, and
> many of today's doctors are of the baby boomer generation who are nearing
> retirement and/or will decide to hang it up rather than deal with the
> results this is sure to bring.
> Scary, my friends. The picture for our age group is not pretty in
> SENIOR DEATH WARRANTS:
> In England no one over 59 can
> receive heart repairs or stents or bypass because it is not covered as being
> too expensive and not needed.
> Obama wants to have a healthcare system just like Canada 's and
> England 's. I got this today and am sending it on.. If Obama's plans in
> other areas don't scare you, this should. Please do not let Obama sign
> senior death warrants.
> Everybody that is on this mailing list is either a senior citizen, is
> getting close or knows somebody that is.
> Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the "stimulus"
> bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior
> citizens. The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax
> evader, Tom Daschle was credited today by Bloomberg with the following
> Bloomberg: Daschle says "health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors
> should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of
> treating them."
> If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that our
> esteemed Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is
> first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed for the remainder
> of their lives. Nor are they subject to this new law if it passes.
> Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it up at
> the grassroots level. We have an election coming up in less than a year.
> And we have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the
> Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can
> make their lives miserable. Let's do this!
> If you disagree, do nothing.