Neurosurgeon claims Obamacare will not treat citizens over 70

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  1. […] The caller to The Mark Levin Show (who identified himself as a brain surgeon) had recently attended a meeting in Washington, D.C. where the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented its proposal for treating neurological patients under various scenarios. The caller made two very important points. First, he noted that HHS used the term “units” when speaking about patients. Second, he provided the example above which demonstrated that the standard “treatment” for a 70-year-old patient who arrives in an emergency room for a brain aneurysm is “comfort care” unless more comprehensive care is authorized by a medical review board. The verbally-engineered HHS proposal makes it much easier to limit or refuse treatment to elderly persons under the guise of “comfort” to “units.” The doctor noted that when he gets a call to treat a brain aneurysm in the middle of the night, he is not going to wait for a medical board from an insurance organization to review his decision; rather, he will do what is right to save a life—something that will no longer be the standard of care. […]

  2. Another AM talk show, another rightwing lie. Fortunately, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons got wind of this bogus claim and has already issued a press release debunking it:

    Click to access Mark_Levin_Statement_FINAL.PDF

    The money quote – “we have requested that this podcast be removed from Mark Levin’s website as it portrays inaccurate information which could potentially be harmful to the patients that we serve.” BAM!

    I’m sure Mr Levin (and this website) will correct this despicable lie immediately, because wingnut propagandists are known for their honesty, right?

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