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Sounds like a precursor to a "death panel". What do you think?

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Administration is Arizona's Medicaid Agency.


AHCCCS will no longer cover adult patients who are terminally ill with just six months to live in hospice care.



Please explain how this WON'T happen in Obamacare.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:19 AM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • can't explain it because it likely will in time.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:11 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Can't. It is probably buried in vague terms somewhere in the hundreds of unread pages in the healthcare bill.

    I JUST do not get why people can't see all the wrongs in this...
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 9:19 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • My BF's father was given six months to live, and was still alive 2 years later. Makes you wonder.....
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:52 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • No it isnt. This is not in the hR bill


     A spokeswoman explained how in the past year lawmakers have cut more than $700 million out of their budget. That means they have had to scramble to make major reductions to several programs and benefits. For instance, children will no longer be able to enroll in their discounted health coverage plan KidsCare. This is for families just above poverty level who may not qualify for other programs but still don't have the income to pay for health insurance. The spokeswoman said they have 45,000 children in the program but by July predict that number will drop to 28,000.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • AHCCCS will no longer cover adult patients who are terminally ill with just six months to live in hospice care. Siegel's campus feels more like a home than a 20-room inpatient facility. The campus includes cozy family rooms and casitas for visiting family members.


    "It makes people not think about what they're going through but the beautiful environment," explained Siegel. Beyond the quality of care benefits, Siegel said hospice is more cost efficient than staying in a hospital.


     She said AHCCCS will still be covering acute care at hospitals.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • No it isnt. This is not in the hR bill

    are you a lawyer? have you read the entire bill, word for word?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Not to mention that the bills are changing constantly to try to hide or add things. Nobody knows what is in there, nor will we until it is too late. I predict the biggest cheerleaders for this bill will hang their heads in shame when we all finally get wind of what Pelosi and Reid put in the final mess of a bill.


    Funny how idiots bought the bill hook line and sinker as 'we need real reform now', yet nobody benefits from it for at least 4 years. BUT WE GET TO START PAYING FOR IT NOW. I suppose this is like health care layaway. Too bad it wasn't important enough to take the time to get it right.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • I thought it was the Republicans who wanted you to die quickly. Hmmm, this is about as surprising as the fact that BO has created an environment of a fascist economy. He wants the government to control the product, profits, production, people and you have the economy. Now, you have control over the people, their health, their providers, and soon, their weight. Lose weight or face stiff fines through taxes if your BMI is too high. (proposed) I think the common theme here is CONTROL.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:53 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Death Panels? Grrrr. There is no such thing. You Conservatives are grasping, reaching, trying to twist details to fit your Anti-President Obama agenda. For goodness sake. ANd does anyone read these things or do you just pick and choose phrases to try to create an argument?
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:54 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

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