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Posted about 5 years ago

 


The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson


Now that Barack Hussein Obama has undermined free enterprise by nationalizing major financial and manufacturing sectors of our economy, he has set his sights on the health care sector, which comprises almost 18 percent of the U.S. economy.


This shouldn't surprise us. After all, he did promise a "fundamental transformation of the United States of America," and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, did cite the current economic crisis as the means for doing so. "Rule 1: Never allow a crisis to go to waste," Emanuel said. "They are opportunities to do big things."


Of course, there is NO constitutional authority or precedent for this massive government intrusion into the private sector. But then, when do Leftists look to any authority higher than themselves?


Considering the prospect of Socialists in charge of dispensing health care from cradle to grave, I was reminded, by none other than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that when one is in need of health care, one should not depend on folks who advocate a "culture of death."


In an interview last week, Ginsburg said that she thought "at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."


This comment was not some senile blunder from an aging jurist noted for nodding off during High Court deliberations.


In fact, Ginsburg's candid assessment of the Left's advocacy for abortion as a means for controlling propagation of undesirable ethnic groups is based upon the writings of atheist social activist and leftist icon Margaret Sanger.


Some 50 years before Roe v. Wade, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood, now the largest perpetrator of abortions in the U.S.


Sanger asserted that ministry to the poor, a fundamental tenet of Christianity, is responsible for excessive numbers of "unwanted" ethnic breeds. "Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding, and is perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. My criticism, therefore, is not directed at the failure of philanthropy, but rather at its success. These dangers are inherent in the very idea of humanitarianism and altruism, dangers which have today produced their full harvest of human waste."


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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http://hutchison.senate.gov/cc071009HealthCare.html" class="moz-txt-link-freetext">http://hutchison.senate.gov/cc071009HealthCare.html


 


Capitol Comment

by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison




Health Care Reform Needs the Right Solution, Not a Politically Expedient One
July 10, 2009





Nearly everyone acknowledges that our health care system needs reform. We are particularly aware of this in Texas, which is a leading example of how our system isn’t working for so many patients. Texas, unfortunately, has the highest percentage of people without health insurance coverage in the nation. In fact, at a whopping 6 million, the number of uninsured Texans is roughly the same as the entire population of the state of Wisconsin! This poses a huge challenge for our physicians, nurses, and hospitals – and our taxpayers who are paying the high costs of uncompensated care for the uninsured. Also affected are the working families who can’t get the basic care they need because insurance is unaffordable and health care costs are soaring.

 


Something as sweeping and consequential as health care reform needs the right solution, not a politically expedient one. Many of the proposed fixes moving through Congress are misguided. While we need reform, we must take care not to undermine what should be the foundation of health care in America – patient choice, affordable coverage, and the highest quality of care.

 


The Senate may soon consider legislation put forth by the Administration that solves little and creates a massive public health system. It will reduce patient choices, drive insurance companies out of business, and have minimal impact on the uninsured population. It will cost taxpayers more than $600 billion and cut $400 billion out of doctor and hospital reimbursements in Medicare and Medicaid.

 


One of the most troublesome aspects of the legislation, which embodies the Obama Administration’s broad health care reform agenda, is the massive government expansion it would enact. A cornerstone of the plan is a government-run “option,” or a federal insurance provider that is intended to compete with private health care insurers. Proponents maintain that a government-run insurer could provide cheaper coverage for Americans. Despite initial statements that Americans who like their doctors and health care plans will get to keep them, the President recently acknowledged that if employers drop private coverage in favor of the government-run option, patients would have no choice but to switch the plans and lose access to the physicians that they have come to trust. Under the Obama plan, 15 million Americans are poised to lose their private coverage. When our goal is to increase health insurance coverage, proposals that will actually reduce coverage defy common sense.

 


Furthermore, we must consider whether bureaucracy-run insurance is the best way to administer health care delivery. Government-managed entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid don’t make a strong case for the “public option.” In fact, billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on fraud and abuse in Medicare each year. The program pays out more than it takes in, and by 2017, it will be totally broke. Worse yet, there is little indication that Medicare beneficiaries enjoy the choices that Administration officials would like us to think a government-run system offers. Today, 40 percent of physicians turn away Medicaid patients because the system is poorly administrated and it has a weak record of reimbursement.

 


We can do better, and for the long-term health of Americans, we must do better. Any reforms must reduce costs and increase access – this will not be accomplished through a government takeover of our health care system.

 


The right approach must encourage competition that is based on transparency and value, making health insurance a buyers’ market in which patients have affordable choices and know what plans cost and what they offer. The right approach will support employers and small businesses so they have affordable options to offer their employees and their families. The right approach would offer tax credits to those who buy individual policies. The right approach must prevent insured taxpayers from absorbing the costs of uncompensated care, which currently raises Texas families’ insurance premiums by over $1,500 annually. The right approach will allow Americans who are happy with their coverage to maintain the quality care they need with physicians they trust. And the right approach must actually accomplish the goal of removing barriers to medical care for all those who need it – including our 6 million uninsured in Texas.

 


Anything that does not address those fundamental components will not fix the problem, and could actually make it worse. We must not be pressured to rush an ill-conceived plan through the Senate in the same manner that the Democratic leadership forced the American public to swallow the economic “stimulus” plan earlier this year. Americans now realize the stimulus plan was oversold, and they are not seeing the promised return on one of our nation’s costliest investments ever. Now, with the health of millions of Americans in the balance, Congress cannot afford to get health care reform wrong


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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Check out this video on youtube.  No way come Heaven/Hell/High water that Im waiting 4 years just to get a blood test.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw

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Want to solve the problem with a simple solution?


Bring doctor fees back to reality.


Stop paying the huge salaries to hospita; admin. staff. ( here is a good example, while working at the U. of Chicagp hospital Michell Obama was paid a thousand dollars a day)!


Force the drug companies to charge U.S. citizens the same as Mexicans pay in Mexico.


Stop making every new drug that comes out prescription only until the patent runs out.


What healthcare needs is a dose of reality not an infection of government!!!!!


T.G.G.
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There is a lot more to what Obama has plans for. He has stated that the U.S needs to down size and become on par with most other crountries.......

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The way I see it BO wants to turn us into a third wrold country.


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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The truth on the Obama Health Care.


One tape is from the Mark Levin show, the other the Fred Thompson show.  This lady has read the whole bill, and what she has to say is frightening.  I am mortified by some of the stuff in this bill.  Take a look. 



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I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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How many of you remember the movie, 'Logan's Run'?   I really don't care what political affiliation you are, this must be passed around for everyone to be aware of....it is not a viewpoint, this is what is in the healthcare plan, for real.  We all love our elderly family members, and within the next 10 + years, our brothers, sisters, sons and daughters will be in our (senior) years.  Please contact all of your local congressmen, senators, TV stations, everyone you know...this healthcare plan puts Americans on the endangered species list.
 
The link to the full 1,018 page health care plan is also listed below.
 
This article gives you great talking points because your reps won’t even know these features are in ObamaCare. Reason: Our elected politicians don’t READ the bills they pass. They don't have to - they're politicians!


 The One Word To Describe ObamaCare 


Dr. Dave Janda
To The Point
Thursday, 23 July 2009


 As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17).


 The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received.


In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of "reform" as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid.  Here is the link to the 1,018 page document: 
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillT...">http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillT...;

 Let me summarize just a few salient points of the above plan.  First, however, it should be clear that the same warning notice must be placed on The ObamaCare Plan as on a pack of cigarettes:  Consuming this product will be hazardous to your health. 


The underlying method of cutting costs throughout the plan is based on rationing and denying care.  There is no focus on preventing health care need whatever. The plan's method is the most inhumane and unethical approach to cutting costs I can imagine as a physician.


 The rationing of care is implemented through The National Health Care Board, according to the plan.  This illustrious Board "will approve or reject treatment for patients based on the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment."


Translation...if you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer...dream on if you think you will get treated...pick out your coffin.


 Oh, you say this could never happen? Sorry... this is the same model they use in Britain.


 The plan mandates that there will be little or no advanced treatments to be available in the future.  It creates The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research, the purpose of which is "to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs."  Yes, this is to be the law.


The plan also outlines that doctors and hospitals will be overseen and reviewed by The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology. 


This " coordinator" will "monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate." It goes on to say..."Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties." 


According to those in Congress, penalties could include large six figure financial fines and possible imprisonment. 


So according to The ObamaCare Plan...if your doctor saves your life you might have to go to the prison to see your doctor for follow -up appointments.  I believe this is the same model Stalin used in the former Soviet Union. 
 
Section 102 has the Orwellian title, "Protecting the Choice to Keep Current Coverage."  What this section really mandates is that it is illegal to keep your private insurance if your status changes - e.g., if you lose or change your job, retire from your job and become a senior, graduate from college and get your first job.  Yes, illegal.


When Mr. Obama hosted a conference call with bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible, a blogger from Maine referenced an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance.


He asked: "Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?"  Mr. Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about." 


Then there is Section 1233 of The ObamaCare Plan, devoted to  "Advanced Care Planning." After each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner.


This session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness then it must be done every year. The topics in this session will include, "how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care."  It is no wonder The Obama Administration does not like my emphasis on Prevention.  For Mr. Obama, prevention is the "enemy" as people would live longer.


I rest my case. The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.


After I finished my Capitol Hill presentation, I was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session:  "I'll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan.  If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan what should I answer."


The answer is simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful.  I told him that one word is FASCIST.


Then I added, "I hope you'll have the courage to use that word, Congressman.  No other word is more appropriate."

Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries, particularly in children.  His website is noinjury.com. 


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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I strongly agree that I disagree with the agreement of the disagrement from the ..... get my point.


Here is the way I look at it.  If you take a look at all the problems with medicare and medicaid ( soonercare in oklahoma ) you will see that it is almost impossible to get anything done.  You have to jump through hoops and run across fire to get treated and it is usually substandard.  If you talk to the doctors they will tell you that most of them want to refuse medicare and medicaid patients because the government wont pay them... hard to believe, but its true.  I used to own an ambulance service.  If you picked up a medicare patient having an miocardial infarction ( heart attack to the layman ), they may determin that it was not an emergency and refuse to pay.  Since when is a heart attack not an emergency?  If you have private insurance, they always paid providing they patient was admitted to the hospital or it was deemed a true emergency.


I like Oklahoma's new way of doing things.  They took the new tobacco tax money and made it available to anyone in the state who does not have private health insurance provided to them by their employers.  You pick your health plan, they pay a part, your employer pays a very reasonable part, and you pay a very reasonable part.  Here is a link if you want to discuss it with your local legislators, maybee they can set something up like this in your home state.  http://www.oepic.us/


As for the exorbinant fees that the hospitals pay.  Let me show you how they figure this stuff up.  We have a Reserve Deputy that is also a Nurse Practicioner.  She showed me how she gets paid, she does not charge any of the SO personel any copays or anything.


The office call is say $100.00 but your copay is $25.00.  But if you look at the statement you will see another column called provider write off.  This is the part that the physician agrees to charge instead of the going rate to be able to accept those patients.  Typically it is 40 - 60 % of the normal charges, so now the insurance company is only billed $40.00 and you paid $25.00 so they are only paying the physician $15.00.  You could see the doctor EVERY BUSINESS DAY of the month which would be about $180.00.  Take a look at your paycheck and see how much they take out of your check for insurance premiums and then ask what your employer is paying.  My sheriffs office pays about $480.00 a month, I pay $30.00 so we are paying about $6,000.00 a year to the insurance company.


The doctors have to inflate there prices to cover for everyone they see but dont get paid for because medicare, medicaid and self pay dont pay them.  Hospitals inflate there prices because of the same reasons, but the emergency rooms are notorious for being exorbinant.   I once cut my foot.  I was seen by a nurse in the ER to be triaged.  I was taken back by an ER tech and had my VS redone 10 minutes after I just had them in the ER.  About an hour later a guy comes in and looks at it and says he is a student and asked permission to do the stitches.  I agree, I was a student and you have to learn somehow so after he is done a doctor comes in and says GOOD JOB and walks out.  I was billed $!,400 for this.  FORTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS ! ! !


This is the problem with medical, not lets get the government to take over it.


 


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seems an appropriate place to post an email I just got- it's called the song of obama healthcare- check it out on utube!


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ_tAe87ELo)