If You Can't Dazzle Them With Footwork, Baffle Them With Bullshit
"WASHINGTON: Enrollment in the new Medicare drug benefit begins in three days, but even with Bush hailing the plan on Saturday as "the greatest advance in health care for seniors" in 40 years, large numbers of older Americans appear to be overwhelmed and confused by the choices they will have to make.
"I have a Ph.D., and it's too complicated to suit me," said William Q. Beard, 73, a retired chemist in Wichita, Kan., who takes eight prescription drugs, including several heart medicines..."
My 92-year-old mother, however, does not have a Ph.D. in chemistry. She takes more than 10 prescription drugs daily though, and if it was left up to her to select from a dozen or more plans, she'd end up dead within a month.
Maybe that's what the Bush criminals and their profiteering pharmaceutical cronies had in mind. Kill off the elderly by means of confusing them to death.
Not every elderly person has people looking out for them and overseeing their welfare. My mother has her own full-time nurse and my siblings nearby, watching everything like hawks and guarding her like a baby chick. Thank God for them.
This latest Bush boondoggle on the surface doesn't look as bad as some of his other bad policies, but in the months to come we can expect to hear an avalanche of complaints from the AARPsters out there.
The only silver lining I can see in all this is the possibility that one day, an elderly, senile George W. Bush will have to rely on his drunken twins to select his prescription drug plan. I only hope hemlock is on the approved RX plan they select.