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Tell Senators to just say “NO” to these disguised euthanasia bills: S 2080 and HR 647

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HALO MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable through direct patient and family interactions; through community education and awareness programs; and through promotion and development of concrete “life-affirming healthcare”* alternatives for those facing the grave consequences of healthcare rationing and unethical practices, especially those at risk of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

*”Life-affirming healthcare” is defined as medical care in which the paramount principle is the sanctity of life, which means that the life and safety of each person come first and each person receives medical care across their lifespan based on their need for care and never with an intention to hasten death, regardless of their abilities or perceived “quality of life.”

Tell Senators to just say “NO” to these disguised euthanasia bills:
S 2080 and HR 647

On behalf of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), USA, Nancy Elliott and Sara Buscher (attorney and member of HALO’s Board of Advisors) are organizing a grass roots contact with key Senators to stop passage of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). S.2080/H.R. 647. Both are in the Senate HELP Committee. For your information and use, talking points for opposing PCHETA are posted here: https://halorganization.com/pdf/Opposing-PCHETA-Talking-Points.pdf

We have learned that the Senate HELP committee has decided to report S.2080 out or include its language in a public health bill before the end of 2019. The Senate has a floor period from December 2 through the 13.

We sent letters to all the key Senators on Monday, December 2.

We propose that your organizations rally your members to contact key Senators NOW. Each senator is typically tallying the messages they receive on each side of each issue. The purpose of these emails/calls is to get a tally against the bill recorded.

SENATORS’ CONTACT INFO

We are asking you to call or email the following Senators, especially Senators Alexander, Cassidy, Enzi, Paul and Capito.

Their contact information follows and after that we have provided a sample Email and a sample Phone Call Script.

Senators on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee:

Senator Lamar Alexander, Committee Chair

Staff: jennifer_boyer@help.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-4944

Senator Mike Braun

Staff: reily_inman@braun.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-4814

Senator Richard Burr

Staff: angela-wiles@help.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-3154

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Staff:rob_butora@cassidy.senate.gov
Office: (202) 224-5824

Senator Susan Collins (she has signed on as a co-sponsor)

Staff: amy_pellegrino@aging.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-2523

Senator Michael Enzi, Chair of Primary Health… Subcommittee

Staff: amanda_lincoln@help.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-3424

Senator Johnny Isakson

Staff: will_dent@isakson.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-3643

Senator Lisa Murkowski (she has signed on as a co-sponsor)

Staff: anna_dietderich@murkowski.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-6665

Senator Rand Paul, M.D.

Staff: zach_bennett@paul.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-4343

Senator Pat Roberts

Staff: bryan_wells@roberts.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-4774

Senator Mitt Romney

Staff: jess_pavel@romney.senate.gov

Office: (202) 224-5251

Senator Bob Casey (said to be a Prolife Democrat)
Staff: gillian_mueller@casey.senate.gov
Office: (202) 224-6324

Not on Committee:

Senator Shelley Moore Capito   (She is the Republican Sponsor of S.2080)
Staff: dana_richter@capito.senate.gov
Office: 202-224-6472

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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice #22

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Join us live Wednesday evening November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

5:00 pm PST…6:00 pm MST…7:00 pm CST…8:00 pm EST

Listen LiveHERE!

Call in number 917-388-4520

Press #1 immediately when Blogtalk answers to speak to the host!

All shows will be archived and available 24/7 so you can listen at your convenience.

Hosted by Marsha Joiner

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Guest Speaker: Terri LaPoint

Terri LaPoint was the lead investigative journalist for MedicalKidnap.com, a division of Health Impact News for more than four years, where she investigated and published articles on hundreds of cases involving family members, mostly children, taken from their families by Child or Adult Protective Services. She continues her work as an independent investigative journalist at RealNewsSpark.com. Terri wrote the recent articles about Marion Leonard who was medically kidnapped and held in a facility in Alabama where her daughter Nancy Scott was blocked from seeing her. Terri visited Mrs. Leonard several times before the hospice drug cocktail hastened her death on August 24, 2019.

The intent of the show is to inform people about the potential dangers, terminology and red flags of the current hospice. Stealth Euthanasia is happening across the country as elderly and disabled are being targeted for early death and deemed unworthy of life. You have the right to question doctors decisions, refuse drugs, be a part of “the plan” and/or refuse hospice altogether. Never accept what you are being told without verifying.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen states “The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is in itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.” Which will you choose to be?

Dial 917-388-4520 and if you have comments or questions select 1 on your phone and you will be put in a queue to speak.

TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice # 21

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Join us live Wednesday evening October 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice #20

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Join us live Tuesday evening October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice #19

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Join us live Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

5:00 pm PST…6:00 pm MST…7:00 pm CST…8:00 pm EST

Listen Live HERE!

Call in number 917-388-4520

Press #1 immediately when Blogtalk answers to speak to the host!

All shows will be archived and available 24/7 so you can listen at your convenience.

Hosted by Marsha Joiner

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Betrayed by Hospice with host Marsha Joiner (18) October 9, 2019 Guest Speaker Julie Grimstad

Julie Grimstad began her career as a licensed practical nurse caring for the elderly and disabled. She has served as a patient advocate for over 30 years and has been an integral part of several organizations fighting for the right of patients. Ms. Grimstad founded and is the president of Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization (HALO) and the executive director of Life is Worth Living, Inc.

The mission of HALO is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable through direct patient and family interactions; through community education and awareness programs; and through promotion and development of concrete “life-affirming healthcare”* alternatives for those facing the grave consequences of healthcare rationing and unethical practices, especially those at risk of euthanasia and assisted suicide. She is a writer and nationally known speaker on many aspects of healthcare and end-of-life issues and was involved with writing informative publications such as Imposed Death and Informed: A Guide for Critical Medical Decisions.

The intent of the show is to inform people about the potential dangers, terminology and red flags of the current hospice. Stealth Euthanasia is happening across the country as elderly and disabled are being targeted for early death and deemed unworthy of life. You have the right to question doctors decisions, refuse drugs, be a part of “the plan” and/or refuse hospice altogether. Never accept what you are being told without verifying.

Dial 917-388-4520 and if you have comments or questions select 1 on your phone and you will be put in a queue to speak.

Fraud and Anonymity: The Perils of Medical Care Bureaucracy

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October 8th, 2019   For Immediate Release

Contributor & author: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD, (Oakland-California) board-certified anesthesiologist and President of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (see bio at bottom of release)

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Preview:

  • After creating the Medicare/Medicaid monster, the government’s expanded intervention into the medical care marketplace with the inaptly named Affordable Care Act doubled the premiums and deductibles for both employer-sponsored and individual insurance
  • Waste, fraud, and abuse are so rampant that the government has a Medicare Strike Force to root out and recover lost federal funds. Medicare fraud—about $60 billion in 2016 alone—is about 10 percent of Medicare’s total payments.
  • One amoral scheme recruits patients who unknowingly forgo curative treatment options by joining hospice.
  • In 2016 the government paid $160.8 million for drugs that hospice organizations should have paid for from its fixed daily fee. Our tax dollars paid for the drugs twice.
  • One typical victory is a Medicare patient whose neurologist prescribed a drug for his Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The government demanded testing that could not be done because of the patients debilitated condition. Despite a sympathetic ear and supporting research, the government arbiter could only parrot the party line: because the drug was not on the “list,” it was not covered by Medicare. In a fortunate twist of fate, with a Good Rx coupon the patient paid $34 per month cash instead of the drug’s $1,100 per month price with 20 percent patient co-pay that would have been charged through the Medicare Prescription Drug program.

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The high cost of medical care is on the lips of every politician and draining the pocketbooks of most Americans. After creating the Medicare/Medicaid monster, the government’s expanded intervention into the medical care marketplace with the inaptly named Affordable Care Act doubled the premiums and deductibles for both employer-sponsored and individual insurance. Piling on more laws, regulations, and agencies is not the answer.

Anonymity, complexity, and opacity invite shady behavior. Individuals, companies, and patients who defraud the massive federal “health system” would never dream of lifting money from their patients’ wallets or stealing from their doctors’ cash drawer.

The government’s track record does not bode well for imposing more bureaucracy to remedy a problem created by the layers of third-party payer bureaucracy. Waste, fraud, and abuse are so rampant that the government has a Medicare Strike Force to root out and recover lost federal funds. Medicare fraud—about $60 billion in 2016 alone—is about 10 percent of Medicare’s total payments. By contrast the typical private business loses 5 percent of its revenues to fraud. Unfortunately, since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Strike Force has recouped less than $2 billion per year in misappropriated funds. More

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