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Preventive Service Task Force recommends no screening for prostate cancer

A prominent U.S. government advisory panel is recommending that men of all ages no longer be screened for prostate cancer by undergoing the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group of medical experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, said PSA screening results in overdiagnosis of prostate cancer and unnecessary treatment that can leave men impotent or incontinent.

Basing its recommendation mainly on two major trials of PSA testing in asymptomatic men in the United States and Europe, the task force concluded screening may only help one man in every 1,000 to avoid dying from prostate cancer.

Well, that’s a relief, only one in a thousand.  That is, unless you are the one that could have been saved.  It’s not the PSA screening that has all these side effects, but the surgery, right?  Those who oppose this say that the PSA is the only effective tool for early detection.   This panel is recommending that men of all ages no longer  be tested. 

The way this is written, it sounds like all these dire side effects are the result of the test.  There should be no side effects to a blood test.

This is the same panel that rejected regular mammograms for women in their 40s.

Rationing?  You betcha’.

The question is who and what is this panel making these recommendations?  Well, even though they are said to be “independent,” they are funded, staffed, and appointed by the HHS (under the direction of “she who sitteth upon many waters,” apostate Kathleen Sebelius.)

The task force (USPSTF), a panel of primary care physicians and epidemiologists, is funded, staffed, and appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

More:  http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/07/news/la-heb-prostate-recommendations-experts-20111007

http://www.acscan.org/pdf/healthcare/implementation/factsheets/hcr-preventive-task-force.pdf

Current members of USPTF (mostly professors) :  http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstbio.htm

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 charges the USPSTF with making an annual report to Congress…..

HHS, USPSTF, IPAB, IRS, and other government agencies all working together to take over healthcare under obamacare.

Posted:  05.22.12 @ 8:17 a.m.

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Death panel (IPAB) is Obama’s way to cut medicare costs

Last week, President Barack Obama put the issue of death panels back on the table with a speech highlighting his desire to cut health care costs by giving more power to the Independent Physicians Advisory Board (IPAB), which is an unelected 15-member panel appointed solely by the president. IPAB has been a sore spot with opponents of Obamacare and pro-life advocates since the health care debate began in earnest in 2009.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/22/death-panels-crop-up-again-as-obama-mentions-ipab-in-medicare/

Democrats and Republicans are joining to oppose one of the most important features of President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, a powerful independent board that could make sweeping cuts in the growth of Medicare spending.

Mr. Obama wants to expand the power of the 15-member panel, which was created by the new health care law, to rein in Medicare costs.

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/the-ipab-death-panel-obama-already-has-his-hands-all-over-medicare-nancy/

So let the rationing begin.  The IPAB is the death panel.  Obama and congressional proponents of Obamacare have always known and intended that Obamacare contain extensive rationing of care to cut costs.  They lied and laughed about the death panels, but that’s exactly what they want.

Do you want your healthcare in the hands of 15 “experts” appointed by the president and completely out of the hands of the congress or anyone else for that matter?  Fifteen people?  I think not, especially when you realize just what these experts plan.   Obama has already said quality of life would not be considered because it was just too subjective when deciding certain care for the elderly and maybe just a red or blue pill would be fine.

The Obama administration is just eat up with whole lives people, all of whom want to devalue life, especially as to the elderly and the disabled.  Just knock them off, pull the plug, whatever it takes because it is a waste of money to treat such people.

It is a diabolical belief system, unChristian and un American.

I can’t think of anything more sinister than being in the hospital and being at the mercy of some list they must check to see how much my life is worth as decided by some presidential panel stacked with 15 whole lives adherents.

And anybody who is comfortable with that is one who thinks it does not apply to them.

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/what-price-is-life-peter-singer-and-obamacare/

http://www.lifenews.com/2010/07/07/bio-3127/

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/obama-sticks-it-to-us-again-bypasses-congress-on-medicare-appointment/

Posted:  04.26.11 @ 8:29 a.m.

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Keith Olbermann: “That’s your G.D. death panels, Sarah Palin”

http://www.youtube.com/watch#playnext=1&playnext_from=TL&videos=DoKIH4jBH-M&v=mWtwvFc842A

(Either You Tube or Word Press is preventing me from embedding videos)

“Help. Help. Help. Help.  Ghouls and sub-humans, fiends.  It’s a life panel and damn those who call it otherwise to hell.  That’s your goddam death panels, Sarah Palin.”

The weirdest display I have ever seen:  Keith Olbermann’s special comment on the eve of the Health Care Summit.  He has used his father as the ultimate ultra sob story to promote health care.

I have known he is insane for some time now.

Only after seeing the democrat’s performance yesterday and all the emotional stories they told to try to sell their plan was I able to really appreciate this.  I am sure Keith got the talking points.

I don’t believe he was on last night.  My sympathies to his father and I hope he gets better.  I hope Keith is being watched.  He needs help.

Posted:  02.26.10

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