The most recent issue of the government's Medicare & You-2011 has all the proof you need that Obamacare's $500 Billion Medicare reduction will reduce medical care for the elderly. Throughout the book (specifically on pages 30, 31, 36, 37, 40 and 53) are the words "...if the doctor accepts assignment".
So in other words you can get care if you can find a doctor who will accept Medicare's slow payments to physicians at reduced amounts of reimbursement. We hear big government groups like AARP state that reductions of care to seniors based of the $500 Billion reduction will not happen and that, in fact, doctors will receive 10% more money for treating Medicare patients. So if you believe that for a short period of time a 10% increase of an already low and slow reimbursement rate to doctors will fix a half-trillion dollar reduction in budgeting, you've bought the lie, and your parents and grand parents, and one day, you, will suffer as a result.
The government's comparative effectiveness research (research which was paid for by the stimulus package, thank you very much, and how is that stimulus working out for the nation so far?) has a formula to determine how and when to deny care to elderly patients, and lovingly will offer end-of-life options and counseling for those who have been denied access to cures and specialists by the budget reductions. This sounds strongly like the death panels that big-government liberals deny is part of Obamacare.
But there's our Barry, smiling, glad-handing, back-slapping and blaming all of the problems he's caused on Bush, the rich and the Tea Partiers, while threatening "hand-to-hand combat on capitol hill" if Republicans try to repeal Obamacare. We must retire this immoral man in 2012 and retire his legislative retinue on November 2nd, then repeal Obamacare entirely, and institute real healthcare reform and improvement beginning with tort reform and national access to all competitive insurance offerings across state lines.