the people in charge don't give a rats ass about YOU. Just their numbers.
The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the
PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits
for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test
will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and
be paid more.
The Obama administration claims less care is better. That’s
double-talk. An editorial in the current issue of the Journal of the
American Medical Association points to a sudden, disturbing drop in
prostate-cancer detection since 2011, when the United States Preventive
Services Task Force recommended against using this simple test.
Not just men they don't care about, either.
In truth, the Obama administration is more concerned with cutting
care than preventing cancer deaths. Guided by that warped philosophy,
the task force told women in their 40s not to get mammograms, and
advised women 50 and over to settle for a mammogram every two years,
instead of annually.
The task force’s crass calculation was that 1,900 women in their 40s
have to be screened to save one life. Not worth it, they said.
Never forget, their numbers include "How many people no longer useful(in our estimation) can we get rid of by just not treating them?"