Laurie Roth
Forced Alzheimer's tests at Medicare-paid 'wellness visits'
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By Laurie Roth
December 19, 2014

Constitutional attorney and head of the United States Justice Foundation, Michael Connelly, told me the unbelievable this week. His fiancÚ, without any symptoms or presented concerns was forced to take an Alzheimer's test at an annual "wellness" visit she had gone to. She was also asked whether she owned guns. Last I checked none of us could be forced to take an Alzheimer's test, especially if we have no symptoms, but not now.

Apparently since 2011, the Affordable Care Act – Medicare, which it controls now – pays for an annual wellness visit, which sounds safe enough. However, it isn't. What kind of annual check up forces intrusive gun ownership questions and a complete Alzheimer quiz on you? This appears to be a real, controlling slippery slope. So far, the annual visits aren't forced, just paid for and made to sound like a generic health visit.

The Alzheimer's association is all behind the Affordable Care Act – Medicare now paying for "wellness visits" that includes the forced Alzheimer's test. They call it...assessing for any cognitive impairment, mood disorders, or depression. Preventative care indeed – more like violation of our right to privacy and punishment if we dare try and keep our medical or mental needs private. No doubt, people who don't submit to an annual wellness visit will either be fined or perhaps dropped from Medicare coverage. Just wait...it is coming.

Who made the forced Alzheimer's quiz this time? Gruber #2? And, what will Obamacare leadership do with all this new and no doubt misused and proprietary information? Who controls the info from this?

We already know there are death panels in Obamacare and our seniors are denied more and more critical care as they age and actually need it. We also know that the Obamacare website is not hacker proof, doesn't work most of the time and is a factory of misdirection, mistakes, and confusion. Obamacare/Medicare are to now manage and deal with millions of forced Alzheimer's quiz results?

I predict Obamacare will soon have millions more stuck in calculated misdiagnosis and non-care schemes. This is simply to get rid of more of these "needy" and "pesky" seniors Obama can't control. Tragically, for those who really do have Alzheimers or who may get it, they will be forced into substandard care on purpose and quick deaths.

I don't know about you, but I will never be forced to put any government ID chip into my body, and I will never be forced to take an Alzheimer's test as a matter of course and against my will. Stand up for your right to have medical and mental health privacy and protect your records from being used in nefarious ways.

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Dr. Laurie Roth — the "Annie Oakley" of the airwaves — is a nationally-syndicated radio talk-show host. She has hosted successful talk shows on radio stations from Boston to L.A. with no shortage of callers... (more)

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