Sunday, November 6, 2011
Killing People to Save Money?
Okay, "killing" is a strong word; it would be better to say "allowing to go undiagnosed and untreated for conditions that often result in death." Who is doing this, you ask? The United States Preventive Services Task Force, a part of Health and Human Services. Sounds fishy? I wish it were so. Steve Forbes of Forbes has already explained it succinctly in an editorial here. I've had my suspicions about what the government and insurance industries were going to do with the millions of baby boomers now reaching their senior years. I suspected euthanasia might become legal and suggested for that generation. It seems that the first step is to suggest folks not get important tests for early diagnosis of prostate and breast cancer. Yep, that would reduce the senior population in pretty short order.