Well, now that ol’ Ted has consumed all the cancer treatments he can afford, he’s awfully blunt about saying how you, your mom, your kids, and every damn other peasant don’t deserve the same. Billy the K makes the catch. Not-Dead Ed writes:
For example, in Medicare today, 18 percent of patients discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days–at a cost of more than $15 billion in 2005. Most of these readmissions are unnecessary, but we don’t reward hospitals and doctors for preventing them. By changing that, we’ll save billions of dollars while improving the quality of care for patients.
Translation: Hey, you get three hospital admissions a fiscal quarter. So what if you “need” to come in a fourth time? Worst case: you die, and we all save money! Woo!
Soylent Green is you!
Oh, and let’s not forget yesterday’s fortieth anniversary of Senator Kennedy’s heroically saving Medicare and Medicaid the costs of unnecessarily treating the old-age costs of a useless eater.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.