January 6, 2015
“Fannie Med”, Dr. Jane Orient, families, Government, Healthcare, insurance, IRS, Medicaid, obamacare, Primary-care physicians, taxes
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.,
“It may be years before a new beneficiary develops a serious illness and finds out that his policy is worthless.
• Come April, Americans will be having to tell the IRS about their insurance status, and pay an additional “tax” if it doesn’t meet requirements. Employers face onerous new reporting requirements come New Year’s Day, and the delayed employer mandate kicks in.”
Now that Republicans have control of Congress, they could possibly keep their promise to repeal ObamaCare—except for two immediate obstacles. One of course is the threat of the Presidential veto. Another is the already apparent willingness of craven politicians to surrender pre-emptively.
Once a government benefit is given, it becomes politically suicidal to take it back—at least in a way that people can see. There are likely a million or more Americans who are reveling in “having healthcare for the first time in their lives.” Or so the Administration’s messaging would have us believe. People are not yet onto the difference between having an insurance card and getting prompt medical attention. More
May 31, 2014
government corruption, health services, Medicaid, obamacare, payment-for-performance, Phoenix Veterans Administration, Richard Amerling M.D, Veterans Administration, veterans healthcare, wounded warriors
Richard Amerling, M.D.
Scandal at the Phoenix Veterans Administration lifted the curtain of secrecy on the VA’s secret waiting lists. The VA lies while patients die.
This is by no means a new phenomenon. The nation’s single-payer system for veterans has long been greatly overloaded. Congress tried to fix it in 1996 by passing a law requiring that any veteran needing care had to be seen within 30 days.
The VA is supposed to have a wonderful electronic medical records system, and the EMR is supposed to be the magic formula for efficiency and quality. The VA gamed the electronic system to hide the waiting lists.
Readers of the British press will be struck by the similarities between fudging waiting lists at VA hospitalsand stacking patients in ambulances outside UK hospitals. Finding it impossible to comply with a National Health Service mandate that all patients admitted to an emergency room be seen within four hours, hospitals kept patients waiting in ambulances outside the ER! More
April 22, 2014
corruption, Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Government, graft, health care system, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)., Hipaa, Jane M Orient MD, Medicaid, medical facilities, medicare, Obama, obamacare, tax code, the HMO Act, the Stimulus bill
Contributor & author: Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Government can’t fix the “health care system” any more than Obama can take out your tonsils. But it can refrain from tying up or tripping those who are trying to take care of patients. We should start by repealing the mandates—on individuals, employers, medical facilities and professionals, and insurers. No American should be forced to buy a product he does not want or need or feels he cannot afford. No individual or company should be forced to provide services or products to government specifications. The American way is the voluntary way.
October 22, 2013
“affordable” care, HEALTH, high quality medical care., Medicaid, medicare, Medicare Parts B and D, obamacare, practice of medicine, Richard Amerling, subsidized insurance
Richard Amerling, M.D.
I remember the days of black-and-white television. When color television sets became available, they were expensive and few could afford them. And few networks broadcast in color, since the audience was limited. At a certain point of supply and demand, sets became less expensive, and networks went all-in for color. The same phenomena occurred more recently with the move to high definition TV. And so it will go with private, high quality medical care.
Years ago I penned the Physicians’ Declaration of Independence, urging physicians laboring under increasingly abusive third party contracts to opt out, to allow them to return to the unfettered practice of medicine. Increasing numbers of physicians are opting out of Medicare, and few participate in Medicaid (full disclosure: as a nephrologist taking care of dialysis patients, I have not opted out of Medicare). Declining reimbursements and ever-greater paperwork and reporting requirements are driving this trend. To a certain extent, this is also happening in the private insurance sphere, and for the same reasons. But what really limits physician opt out is the relatively small numbers of patients who are “self-pay.” With the implementation of Obamacare, these numbers are set to explode. More
August 24, 2013
“affordable” care, health insurance exchange subsidies, insurance industry, Marilyn M. Singleton MD JD, Medicaid, medicare fraud, obamacare, President Obama
By Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.,
When President Obama hawks the wonders of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I’m reminded of those “As Seen on TV” products.
True believers ridiculed critics of the Independent Payment Advisory Board and its unchecked power to ration health care. They were impressed by the $575 billion cut to Medicare, although lower payments lead physicians to accept fewer Medicare patients. They cheered because 11 million Americans will be added to the Medicaid rolls over the next ten years. While Medicaid looks like is a good deal with its low co-pays, provider payments are so low that only one-third of physicians accept new Medicaid patients.
True believers scoffed at claims of loss of privacy. After the NSA snooping revelations, a Pew survey revealed that 70 percent of Americans believe the government is using data for purposes other than fighting terrorism. Not only could unethical employees misuse health and financial information, the health “Data Hub” can be shared among seven federal agencies for ill-defined “routine uses.” According to a former HHS general counsel, the federal government’s computer program for insurance exchanges lacks privacy safeguards and could expose applicants to identity theft.
President Obama has repeatedly promised that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” Even his Praetorian Guard has now defected. The National Treasury Employees Union—which represents the IRS folks who are ultimately in charge of ObamaCare—does not want its members to be “pushed out” of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges. More
June 18, 2013
economic false flag, G. Keith Smith, Healthcare, iinsurance, M.D., Medicaid, obamacare, price-transparent, Unaffordable care, [Un]Affordable Care Act
Author/Contributor: G. Keith Smith, M.D.
Many are speculating about the outcome of what I call UCA for the [Un]Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. I think there are two basic scenarios.
First is that UCA will do precisely what it was intended to do: inject economic chaos into the medical marketplace, driving prices for insurance and healthcare through the roof, so that people will beg for the sequel—single payer. That means everybody is forced into one big government plan. There is no doubt in my mind that this was the intention of the authors of this bill, several of whom were the corporate players who would benefit from this. While it is worthwhile to understand various provisions of UCA, detailing its shortcomings without assigning malevolent intent to its authors is naive, I think. This legislation was meant to “crash” the system. That is its purpose. Unaffordable care and insurance are its goals. This is a medical economic false flag from which only Uncle Sam can rescue us. More
February 20, 2011
assets, attorney's, corrupt judges, dead in the law, elder abuse, estate theft, fiduciary malfeasance, Medicaid, medicare, predatory guardians, probate courts
Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
“This system of theft will continue until the entire estate has been stolen leaving the victim penniless. At this point, Medicare and Medicaid are used as the cash cow to cover medical expenses and the inflated charges of nursing, the doctors’ visits and vast amounts of medications are charged off to these services costing these services millions each year in padded billing. “
One of the worst pseudo courts in the US is the system of probate courts. Across the board, in absolutely every state is a so-called court system that operates for profit at the expense of any individual or family unfortunate enough to have any assets. By law, upon death of the estate holder, all assets are seized by the court for distribution. Supposedly these courts are charged with making sure all assets are distributed in the manner the decedent supposedly wanted yet it is estimated that 80% of heirs never receive their inheritance or receive only small portions of what was originally left to them as a result of the criminal racketeering that occurs in these courts.
Between the probate judge who has a financial interest against the estate collecting on average 6-7% of the estate nationally,(this is aside from his annual salary paid by the state and is assessed against each and every probate case in their courts) and attorneys who will land on the estates like a swarm of vultures and who misuse the courts to access the assets of the decedent while filing vexatious motions, charges and suits then charging hyper-inflated fees for these actions against the estate, there is little chance heirs will receive anything at all.
Probate begins when a person dies. The decedent’s last will and testament and death certificate are filed through probate court which sets this system of organized crime into motion. The will outlines the decedents’ final wishes including funeral arrangements and distribution of assets.
So how do living persons end up having their estates stolen by predatory guardians, crooked attorneys, and corrupted judges? After all, probate is premised upon the individual having died.
You are dead in the law! More
February 18, 2011
1st Amendment, Government, HEALTH
freedom of speech, health care, Hillary Clinton, Medicaid, medicare, obamacare, Secretary of State, Stupid Laws, Veterans for Peace
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:
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
August 10, 2010
bailouts, DownsizeDC, education, grab-bag-bailout, HR 1586, Medicaid, nutrition, One Subject at a time, OSTA, state governments
NOTE: Compose your own letter! Remember that identical letters are discarded or treated as only (1) no matter how many come in. Also: multiple letters coming from the same fax or email addy, are also discarded or treated as (1): just one of several ways congress uses to disregard voters. …Marti_____________________________
“To make matters worse, the original, House-passed bill, which the Senate amended under the direction of the Senate Majority Leader, was originally the “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.” You know spending bills are constitutionally required to originate in the House of Representatives, yet this cheating is rewarded by the Speaker of the House. “