Is Newest Ruling on Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Tied to Politics?
Is the Obama Government “Cooking the Books?”
Will the “Death Panels” Start Early for Women- at Age 40?
By Wayne Allyn Root, Author
The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts
I really hate the fact that Obama and his minions have lied to us so many times that I no longer am willing to believe anything they do or say. But at the risk of being called a conspiracy theorist, don’t you find the timing just too much of a coincidence that the same week that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is having the CBO “score” the cost of his health care bill, the government’s cost/benefit panel (which has no breast cancer doctors on it) says it is no longer necessary for most women under the age of 50, or over the age of 74, to have mammograms, and for those from 50-74 to have them only every other year.
Could it be that this very strange ruling (out of the blue) refuting years of advice regarding annual mammograms for every woman over the age of 40 – advice that has saved hundreds of thousands of women’s lives has nothing to do with proper medical care, and everything to do with lying to the American people and misleading congress regarding the costs of government-run universal healthcare (aka Obamacare).
Let me just run some rough numbers. Assume there are seventy million women over the age of forty, thirty million of whom are in their forties or over the age of seventy-four. My wife tells me a mammogram with the office visit costs about $200. This ruling would eliminate fifty million mammograms annually. If my math is right that works out to be ten billion dollars per year or ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS over ten years. That is a very conservative calculation.
Since this decision certainly doesn’t make medical sense, is it possible this was done solely so the CBO could cut the cost of the health care bill by $100 billion dollars? I’d hate to think Obama and his minions would be willing to sacrifice the life of your mother, wife, or daughter for political gain. Is it possible they have become that desperate and arrogant? Are they that cold, calculating and ruthless? Or is it just pure evil that would allow big government bureaucrats to sacrifice the lives of women to accomplish their goal of redistributing wealth and socializing the medical system?
I would put nothing by this group. Remember the “radical rules” of socialist and Marxist community organizers like Obama mentor Saul Alinsky: the ends always justify the means. Obamacare isn’t about healthcare- it’s about higher taxes, bigger government, more power for bureaucrats, more government control over your life, and redistribution of wealth. It will be achieved by any and all means possible.
Public outrage is already forcing a reversal of this decision and the administration is supporting that reversal. And, why not- if this was done as an unconscionable way to “cook the books,” they already got what they wanted. You can bet the CBO estimate won’t be recalculated with the correct numbers. More importantly, it is merely the start of the healthcare rationing that will be necessary to pay for universal healthcare. You can only add 50 million new people to the healthcare system by rationing care for the other 250 million.
Liberals, intellectuals, and the biased, Obama-loving media scoffed at the notion of government-run “death panels.” Well this incident is proof they are coming. But it’s even worse than we imagined- government panels will not only allow you to die in the last stages of your life…because the costs to try to save you are too expensive…now it appears the decisions of cold, calculating government bureaucrats will hasten your death in the first place.
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book is entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many national media appearances, please visit ROOTforAmerica.com.