Medicare age discrimination
Original post made by protester, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 7, 2009
Pursuant to a little-noticed sentence in the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act of 2009, the older a Medicare patient is, the less likely a treatment or procedure would be approved for reimbursement.
AARP should vigorously publicize and oppose any such trends to ration health care by age.
No doubt under so-called "universal" healthcare, politically favored constituencies (union members, civil servants, politicians) would be protected from similar practices.