Donald Berwick is Doctor Death

Looks like Sarah Palin was on target when she discussed the death panels that would come with Obamacare and it looks like she, along with many other Americans, were right on top of things regarding bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor.

Obama’s recess appointment, Donald “Dr. Death” Berwick will, for the first time, not allow an FDA approved drug to be used to treat Medicare patients with ovarian cancer.

Provenge, a vaccine to treat the recurrence of prostate cancer, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Medicare usually covers the cost of FDA-approved anti-cancer therapies. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is still reviewing whether it will cover Provenge, and at what rate.

The CMS statute states that Medicare must cover therapies that are reasonable and necessary, while the FDA is instructed to approve drugs that are safe and effective. Because of the conflicting Federal coverage and approval requirements, there are some non-FDA approved drugs (called off-label drugs) that are paid for by CMS. However, with respect to Provenge, it appears that CMS is arguing that while the treatment is safe and effective, it may not be reasonable and necessary. For the first time, an FDA approved anti-cancer therapy may not be covered by Medicare. Doug Ross

As Doug points out, withholding a treatment that could save lives sounds like a death panel. To top it off, a bureaucrat is between you and your doctor with regard to what treatment you should receive. That was another thing we were told would not happen.

The article also points out that the FDA is working on removing another previously approved breast cancer drug, a move opposed by the Susan G Koman for the CureĀ® and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA).

Yet, Obama told seniors that despite what others were saying their guaranteed benefits would not be cut.

The end of Doug’s article is the most sobering and every senior should pay attention:

Folks, this is precisely why the cancer survival rate for the U.K. is so much lower than that of the U.S. — and, in some cases, lower than Eastern Europe’s. And why Donald Berwick’s nickname is Dr. Death.

America’s seniors are about to find out that having coverage is not the same thing as receiving care. And our seniors are about to pay the piper.

This is what happens when uneducated people vote. This is what happens when a smooth talking Socialist combines with a secret list of journalists dedicated to being his propaganda machine (no Journo-Lister should ever be given credibility). This is what happens when Americans allow their attention to be diverted. This is what happens when the youth of this country are brainwashed in school and then allowed to vote. This is what happens when seniors are held hostage to a Ponzi scheme falsely marketed as their retirement plan.

This is what happens when people listen to a person say he will fundamentally transform the country and then vote for him anyway.

America, you have been sold a bill of goods. You can reverse that in November.

It is a matter of life or death both for the country and for those who will be affected by Dr. Death and his policies…

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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6 Responses to “Donald Berwick is Doctor Death”

  1. SpideyTerry says:

    As someone that lost a parent to cancer, I am so disgusted right now. I never fell for Obama’s bull, but I am nonetheless disgusted.

  2. For this reason among others, Obama is toast in 2012. The real question is whether we can neuter him in November. If we can…you think you’ve seen narcissistic petulance to date? Just wait.

  3. Barbara says:

    Evil always comes back to an evil person. One day Obama could come down with a terminal disease that there is no medication to treat it with and he will die. Wonder how he will feel when he finds out he is dying?

  4. Blake says:

    Between Donnie Berwick, and Zeke Emanuel- oh, and let’s not forget John Holdren, there’s a trifecta of evil, all trying to manage Obamacare. These so-called “Doctors”, all subscribe to the practice of Eugenics in one form or another- and the denial of this cancer drug is but a first step in the rationing, according to the “Complete Lives System”, written by Eziekiel Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel’s brother)- just wait until they deny care to your newborn, because that would “be too expensive”- (the reality is that your newborn isn’t yet a “productive”, meaning tax-paying member of society, thus not worth as much as, say, an adult who pays taxes).
    That’s the crux of the matter here- and one the progressives deny, but look it up- the reasoning is totally without the compassion we,as a Christian Nation, have come to exhibit, but under progressive measures, people born with defects will be denied life-saving measures, as will older people, who also don’t pay into the system, indeed use Social Security benefits, and the progressives can’t have THAT- why that would bankrupt the system- so they will try to purge the SS rolls by allowing older people to die, and that’s the truth.