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"I have to get my hip replaced now, because ObamaCare is cutting that off for old folks" [View all]

My parents are elderly, mid-80's. Retired, live down in the Republican bastion of Marco Island, Florida. Life-long Republicans who watch Fox News.

Today my father called me to say he was having a hip replacement in February. He's had a lot of back and hip trouble. I mentioned that 's a big deal for someone his age.

His answer: "Well, my doctor said I should probably go ahead and do the hip replacement now, before Obamacare cuts it off from the old folks".

"What?"

"Obamacare is cutting all that stuff out for old folks. I won't be able to get it done if I don't do it now"

"Dad, your DOCTOR told you that? That Obamacare was going to cut off services from old folks? Your DOCTOR told you that to get you to have a hip replacement in February or Obamacare would prevent you from having one?"

"Yes. All the doctors down here say that, and use it to justify everything they do now".

"Dad, that's not true. That's a lie. There is no restricted access or 'death panels' in Obamacare. Not true. Besides, you are on Medicare, and that's not changing. You have free preventive visits now, in fact".

"Humph. Well, don't believe everything you hear. My doctor says it's true".

"Dad, it's not true - it's a lie".


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/12/1169283/--I-have-to-get-my-hip-replaced-now-because-ObamaCare-is-cutting-that-off-for-old-folks

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