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Who Is Your Doctor?

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April 2nd, 2019

Who Is Your Doctor?

by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.

People used to know who their doctor was. His name and phone number were on the wall or the refrigerator next to the telephone. He was there for you and could manage most of your problems.

When I was about 13, my mom took me to our pediatrician for belly pain. He was on his way out the door, but he stopped to take care of me. He diagnosed appendicitis based on history and physical examination. He called his favorite surgeon (“Billy,” a Tucson legend), who came from the golf course to meet me in the emergency room. Within hours, my red-hot appendix was in a jar. My parents paid the hospital bill ($150—10 days’ pay for a construction laborer) as I was discharged a few days later.

Today, the patient with abdominal pain could wait for hours to see the ER provider—possibly a nurse practitioner or physician assistant who had never seen a case of acute appendicitis. She’ll probably get a CT scan, after another wait. Eventually, Dr. On-call may take her to the operating room, hopefully before the appendix ruptures. And the bill will be beyond the means of ordinary people.

I used to be able to direct-admit patients from my office and send them with a set of orders to the hospital admitting office. For years, this has been impossible. The hospital is decidedly unfriendly to independent doctors. There’s now a gatekeeper in the emergency room, and most patients are under the control of a hospitalist. More

Choosing Sides

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By: John Leckrone

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“Thousands of veterans were allowed to die while waiting for health care. Remember the stories of a few years ago that were in the news of long waits at the VA for needed surgeries in order to save money in the hopes the veterans would die instead? Many of them did die and more are doing so even now. This is the exact same way that civilian retirees are being killed off by big pharma and the “health” care system scam.”

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The men and women I served with in the military over the years are some of the finest people you will ever meet. Like every organization there are a few bad apples and I knew a few of those as well. Yet for the most part veterans are/were great people with good intentions. They just don’t realize the nature of the system. Veterans are victims as well and just do not know any better. We were brain washed, poisoned by vaccines and other stuff like depleted uranium and killed off or wounded physically or emotionally in wars which had nothing to do with protecting our homes and families from invading armies.

When I was in the army in the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s was when the first stories of gangs sending gang members to the military to learn about weapons and tactics and bring back that knowledge to the streets of America were coming out. Now that is ancient history and recognized as truth. I never met any soldiers (soul diers) that were in the army because of that though. I did meet some sociopaths and psychopaths in the 8 years I was in the army though.

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Federal Quarantine Powers Quietly Expanded without Congressional Approval

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Your right to be left unthreatened in your own home could be at risk. Here’s what you need to know. Action Alert!

In January of this year, on the last day President Obama was in office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a final rule that expands its authority More

Congress is About to Take Away Your Rights!

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 http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Call or Write your Senators and Representatives
and tell them to VOTE NO on  H.R. 1215!

The U.S. Congress is fighting hard to take away your rights and the power of individual states to protect those rights.

The influence of BIG BUSINESS over your elected representatives is being used protect careless and greedy companies and their insurers from the responsibility to pay for their own misconduct. They are working to transfer to taxpayers the expense of caring for the victims of corporate misconduct. And if the responsibility to pay for the harm they do disappears then a primary motive for manufacturers and drug companies to make safe products disappears with it.

Let’s Get Specific

H.R. 1215:
If your loved one ends up in a nursing home, and develops fatal bedsores because the nursing home chose to understaff to maximize profits, it won’t matter. This bill leaves victims of nursing home abuse with no practical remedy.

Is it okay with you if your hospitalized child suffers brain injury and dies because there were not enough health care professionals to provide proper supervision? Under this bill, Congress says your child does not have enough value to matter.

Congress is considering a devastating anti-justice wish list in H.R. 1215. The bill would federalize (so long states’ rights!) health care malpractice lawsuits, severely limiting victim’s access to justice.

Oppose H.R. 1215: Congress Should Protect Patients. Period. As many as 440,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors every year, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.

XYZ drug company produces a drug that is hazardous to people taking it. Doctors are told that the drug “has problems”, but some doctors continue to prescribe it because they enjoy benefits from the drug company. You will not be permitted to sue those physicians under this law.

How Will It Cost Tax Payers?

Injured people must get care somewhere. If they cannot receive compensation from the party at fault, they will have to go elsewhere.

*Private health insurance costs can be expected to go up.
*Medicare will get hit for more payments.
*Medicaid will see increased claims.
*Social Security will see increases in disability claims.
*Healthcare costs will rise to cover the uninsured who seek treatment.
*Unemployment claims should be expected to rise as injured workers, uncompensated by the real wrongdoers, will make claims that would otherwise have been unnecessary.
*If you are somehow able to receive a jury verdict or settlement in any of the cases under this bill, the responsible party can require that any amounts over $50,000 be paid out over time; will it be one year, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years?? And what happens to your compensation if the wrongdoer goes out of business before the debt owed to you is paid?

So Why Would Congress Do This?

Because members of Congress owe big corporations and insurance companies for getting them elected. What other reason would cause Congress to pass laws they know will hurt Americans and add to an already heavy tax burden?

The Village Composed of Missing Idiots Comes To Power

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What the Idiots are up to this week.

One knows they reside in a country where apparently the saying years ago by the current Secretary Of State “It takes a village to raise a child” crashes into another of my favorite sayings “Somewhere a village is missing its idiot” to create: The Village Composed of Missing Idiots

I present to the reader my proof:

No helmet? That’s a $275 ticket

— even if you’re not on wheels

Malfatto noticed Officer Truscott writing a group of teenagers citations for not wearing helmets and thought it would be a good chance to use the flat part of the park to continue teaching his son to skate without any other people around. His son was equipped with a helmet, elbow pads, kneepads and wrist guards. More

The “Pricks” In The Senate Once Again Show Their Hands

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Constitution of the United States of America

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

As a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece reads today:

The 1099 Insurrection

You might not have seen it reported, but the Senate will vote this morning on whether to repeal part of ObamaCare that it passed only months ago. The White House is opposed, but this fight is likely to be the first of many as Americans discover—as Nancy Pelosi once famously predicted—what’s in the bill….

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The Unpleasant Truth of Depending on EMRs (ObamaCare Mandate)

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Imagine if you will an alternate universe. One where people, thousands of them, can disappear in a few weeks time. Well one Veteran doesn’t have to imagine, because he found out he apparently didn’t exist. At least not all of him…..

George Wincapaw thought he was getting some strange requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The 63-year-old Vietnam War veteran had had several heart attacks since leaving the Navy, submitting enough paperwork on them to amass a two-volume file at the Veterans Benefits Administration office. But in response to his most recent claim, submitted earlier this year, the office was requesting copies of medical records Wincapaw had already submitted.

Curious, he traveled from his home in Oconomowoc to the VA regional offices in Milwaukee to look at his medical file. What he found shocked him.

He wasn’t providing duplicates. Dozens of his medical records were missing.

Then the public contact representative with whom he was reviewing his file broke the news: An employee had been fired from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wincapaw’s representative agency, for destroying veterans’ records.

An official with the state VFW, which handles thousands of such cases a year, told Public Investigator the employee had shredded nearly all its veterans files – no one knows how many – after making a unilateral decision to go “paperless. More

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