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We Can No Longer Trust Our Doctors

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Don Bowman

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As many people are coming to realize, you have put yourself in a compromising position just by going to your doctor. Your health is the last thing on their minds in too many cases. On one hand claiming not to know about the adverse and at times deadly effects of vaccines and medications, the alternative is that they do know, but don’t care. Many people have found themselves faced with a doctor whose ego is bigger than the room they sit in. Arrogantly obnoxious in many cases, they make it clear that being questioned about therapies is far beneath them. How dare you?

Our healthcare is supposed to be a partnership between doctor and patient. Instead it has become a system of tyranny; the doctor obviously perturbed that he/she actually had to see you, and even more so that you might dare to express your thoughts about what crap they are planning for you.

The movement of the public away from pharmaceuticals and vaccines and towards natural medicines is growing by the day. In response to this, the CDC, FDA and their partnering pharmaceutical corporations are racing to outlaw and neutralize this movement. Ignoring the massive numbers of deaths each year due to medications and vaccines, every effort is made to render alternative natural treatments unavailable.

Many physicians have less knowledge than their patients do concerning deadly medications and vaccines. We routinely see TV advertisements for medications that include the possible side effects, one of which is death. Why would any doctor prescribe medications that could cause the death of the individual? Even when patients attempt to report adverse effects, they are mocked and marginalized by their doctor. Rarely do they ever report these adverse symptoms to the CDC. The CDC claims they only receive an estimated 1% of all actual side effects, including death, as a result of the medications and vaccines. But your doctor will emphatically deny the adverse conditions you are reporting to them , instead claiming it is unrelated. Never mind that you didn’t have these symptoms before, you are just petulantly complaining.

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Too many are still recommending chemotherapy and radiation after a diagnosis of cancer. Both therapies known now to cause more premature deaths than the cancer itself. It would appear that many of them are more concerned with kickbacks, payoffs and other perks offered by pharmaceutical sales people, and too many will happily prescribe medications and vaccines, the side effects of which cause lifelong illness and the onset of disease. They don’t care. Or so it would seem.

Elderly people appear to be a targeted group for medical exploitation. Of course there are major opportunities for up-coding, surprise billing, and outright fraudulent charges that have been the catalyst for the scamming of 30-60 billion annually in Medicare costs attributable to medical providers. It isn’t the elderly who collect billions of dollars annually from Medicare….it’s those holier than thou medical providers. There isn’t an elderly individual anywhere in the country who can bill, or collect, funds from Medicare.

Long gone are the days when the family doctor was a trusted friend and partner in your family’s healthcare. Those doctors have been replaced by self absorbed, ego driven, white coated demi-gods who are far more concerned with being adored and feared than they ever could be with your health.

Fed Has 10-Year Plan to Save Banks, But No Plan to Save Americans Devastated By Fallout, Admits Powell

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Is the Fed’s latest money funnel to unnamed trading houses on Wall Street part of the plan?

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street on Parade.

During his testimony to the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell let it slip out, for the first time, that the Federal Reserve has had a 10-year game plan to deal with the financial crisis. In response to a question on cyber threats from Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Powell stated the following:

“They kind of pay us to be awake at night worrying about things. I would say that if you look at what happened in the financial crisis, we had a game plan there. We implemented it over the course of 10 years. I won’t say that it’s perfect or anything like that, but we have a plan that is meant to address those kinds of things.”

“Those kinds of things?” The financial crisis, fueled by corruption and lax regulation of Wall Street banks, destroyed the housing market in the U.S. and left the U.S. economy in tatters. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes to foreclosure. The New York Fed was the supervisor of key Wall Street banks that caused this problem – shouldn’t it have had a 10-year game plan to prevent “Those kinds of things” instead of creating the game plan after the damage had been done?

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Medicare for All—No Care for You

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December 17th, 2019]

Contributor & author: Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Democrat presidential candidates are sparring over how much to expand Medicare. Should it be Medicare for all, for people over 50 and children, or for “all who want it”? Does “all” include veterans, Native Americans, and military dependents, who now have their own government program? Does it include everybody who happens to be in the country, legally or illegally? And do the benefits include just what today’s Medicare beneficiaries get, or everything the candidate can think of—dental, eyeglasses, hearing aids, mental health treatment, addiction treatment, “sex-change” surgery, etc.? Does it even include long-term care, which the Affordable Care Act had to discard because it was unaffordable?
  • Medicare for All means government-directed, corporate-managed care. The managed-care “insurance” cartel, giant hospital chains, and private-equity-owned medical practices will make sure that you get your flu shot (likely mandatory), your anti-tobacco lecture, your silver sneakers, your 15 profitable “preventative” drugs, cross-sex hormones, abortion on demand—and eventually your terminal sedation.
  • Beyond that, you’re on your own—if there are any private options left and if you still have any after-tax money.

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Proactive Legislation And The Inclusion Of Seniors In Our Society Are Steps To Protecting Them Against Predators

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A disturbing aspect of an  elder law and trusts and estates practice is the discovery of elder abuse. According to the National Institute on Aging, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited each year. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in addition to neglect and abandonment.  The perpetrators are often relatives or friends who have influence over the individual who may be vulnerable due to illness, disability, or age. Sometimes the abuse occurs at the hands of caregivers, whether in the home or in a facility.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the elderly and infirmed by improving health care worker hiring practices in long-term care and medical facilities. Too often the elderly and infirmed are harmed as a result of the individuals working in the very facilities that are charged with helping rehabilitate them.

The Promote Responsible Oversight and Targeted Employee Background Check Transparency for Seniors Act, also known as “PROTECTS,” is an act that would expand access to the National Practitioner Data Bank for Medicare and Medicaid providers to conduct background checks on employees. Specifically, PROTECTS would include Medicaid/Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, and pharmacies.

The Act has been endorsed by the American Health Care Association and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. The aforesaid Data Bank would reveal malpractice for potential employees and assist facility administrators in their hiring and consequently affect the standards of care.

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TS Radio Network: Dialysis Advocates #13

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Join us this evening April 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Hoaxes, Scams, and Your Medical Care

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

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April 9th, 2019

Hoaxes and scams have been dominating the news lately. We have a marginally known actor faking a hate crime supposedly to raise his Hollywood profile. His attempt to claw his way to the middle could have resulted in race riots, injury, and death. His punishment? All charges dropped.

The scandal about Hollywood and other elites buying their children’s way into top-rated universities really hit home. I remember when I had tutored some recent Vietnamese immigrants for a debate contest to win a scholarship for college. I could only hope that their hard work was rewarded and not wiped away by special favors bestowed on the “haves.”

Now we continue to have a slew of healthcare hoaxes: corporate stakeholders, legislators, and government agencies promise everything and have no accountability for their failure to keep their promises.

Take the large health systems’ claim that hospital consolidation and buying up physician practices would benefit consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other unspecified savings. A major study of California hospital mergers found just the opposite. The analysis showed that the price of an average hospital admission went up as much as 54 percent. When the large hospital systems bought doctors’ groups, the prices rose even more. There was as much as a 70 percent increase in prices of medical services in geographic areas with minimal competition. This finding seems obvious to any of us who has the choice of shopping at Walmart or Target or Costco. More

The House Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Its Effect on Seniors

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The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans.

The House Budget Resolution for FY 2019, introduced by House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR), was approved by the House of Representatives Budget Committee on June 21, 2018.  This budget proposes drastic cuts in federal spending for programs of importance to most low- and middle-income Americans while protecting nearly $2 trillion in tax cuts, which mainly benefit the very wealthy and large profitable corporations and dramatically increase our deficits and debt.  This paper summarizes some of the key proposals in the House Republican FY 2019 budget resolution that would affect seniors and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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The budget resolution proposes $537 billion in cuts to Medicare which would be achieved by ending traditional Medicare and increasing health care costs for beneficiaries.  Chairman Womack’s plan assumes savings for the federal government by privatizing Medicare and shifting costs to Medicare beneficiaries.

Privatizing Medicare with Vouchers/Premium Support Payments

Under premium support, when people become eligible for Medicare they would not enroll in the current traditional Medicare program which provides guaranteed benefits.  Rather they would receive a voucher, also referred to as a premium support payment, to be used to purchase private health insurance or traditional Medicare through a Medicare Exchange.  The amount of the voucher would be determined each year when private health insurance plans and traditional Medicare participate in a competitive bidding process.  Seniors choosing a plan costing more than the average amount determined through competitive bidding would be required to pay the difference between the voucher and the plan’s premium.  In some geographic areas, traditional Medicare could be more expensive.  This would make it harder for seniors, particularly lower-income beneficiaries, to choose their own doctors if their only affordable options are private plans that have limited provider networks.  Wealthier Medicare beneficiaries would be required to pay a greater share of their premiums than lower-income seniors.

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Hospital Sponsored Guardianships: Another threat to the elderly, disabled and children

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Marti Oakley

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“In the event that your family member or friend is being targeted by the hospital you do have a few options that may be of help, according to various BAR Union members. Of course these things are usually only available if you received due notice of hearing of the intention of the hospital to take your family or friend, prisoner. Still, filing these motions could stall out what is sure to be a dangerous state of affairs for the individual targeted.”

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As if the guardianship scams that target the elderly, children, the disabled and those chronically ill, most especially when there is a sizable estate involved by legal predators and equally predatory professional guardians was not enough, the medical industry is now entering into the game. Hospitals, whose only function is to care for the sick, are now openly engaging in the capture and hostage taking of individuals whom they claim are incapacitated. Never mind that their actions most likely caused any actual incapacity. Or most often, what is nothing more than a fraudulent statement claimed by those involved that an incapacity exists, when in fact, no evidence can be provided or will be provided to substantiate the claim.

In any of the instances sighted above, simply asking for a second opinion, or disagreeing with the doctors on types of treatments, medications or other intended services, can trigger a hospital initiated guardianship. In the case of children, disagreeing with doctors about diagnosis, treatment or other measures can result in the medical kidnapping of the child by the hospital.

In virtually all of these medical kidnappings for profit, no due process is observed and no notice of hearing is served. The individual is now a virtual prisoner taken hostage by the hospital, the doctors and the attorney’s. The guardianship is granted before anyone can object and the newly reclassified medical prisoner only finds out about their new classification, after the fact. They can no longer speak for themselves, refuse damaging medications, vaccines, surgeries or other needless or harmful interventions all predicated upon the bottom line profits of the hospital. The medical kidnappings are not about protecting the life of the medical prisoner, but rather leveraging the situation so that the hospital continues to profit. Once the deadlines loom on Medicare and Medicaid, or other insurance, the hospital will move quickly to ensure that their bottom line stays in the black, even if it is detrimental to the life of the patient. More

TS Radio Network: Dialysis Advocates with Arlene Mullin #3

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Virginia Hospitals Now Able to Withdraw and Deny Care at Will or Whim

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Yolanda Bell

Manassas, VA

Apr 30, 2018 — (The picture is an X-ray of Anastasia’s hip/femur that was broken by Dulles Health and Rehab Center in Herndon, VA)

Last month the Virginia General Assembly (sponsored by healthcare pawn Delegate Stolle) passed a bill and Governor Northam signed into law legislation that now allows Virginia hospitals (Inova) to withdraw and deny care their doctors deem unethical or inappropriate (i.e not profitable for hospital). The law gives a family that disagrees with a hospital treatment decision 14 days to find another doctor at another hospital to agree to take their family member or the hospital may withdraw all care including life saving care already being provided. In other words they can removed oxygen, ventilators, tubefeedings, fluids, etc and let you die, or more accurately put kill you. This law becomes effective on July 1, 2018. Strangely or not so strangely this is one of the only laws passed in this session that has Not been boasted about or published.

Medicare and Medicaid patients and anyone without platinum health insurance needs to be very wary of dealing with hospitals in Virginia now because if my sisters story shows anything it is Inova hospitals have absolutely no qualms about putting out or killing off patients they do not value and deem unprofitable. In fact I believe it is the outing of Inova and what they did to my sister that brought about this bill.

Lastly Medicare patients have certain federally protected rights when it comes to this type of situation which this law appears to go against (and is why Inova ran to have their buddies in Fairfax circuit court hand over my sister before the Medicare decision was rendered). Federal law trumps state law.

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Probate Courts: Criminal racketeering sanctioned by government revisited

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved 

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“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. 

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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!

The most insidious motion filed in any guardianship case is the motion that creates the guardianship. This motion, once granted, removes all civil and constitutional rights of the person in question.  These people now do not even have the rights still afforded death row prisoners.  In effect these individuals now held prisoner by the predatory guardianship are “dead in the law” and the courts view them as if they are in fact, literally dead.  Dead people have no rights.

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In case you didn’t understand the first time: Social Security is not an “entitlement” program

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Reposted from 2011….and here we are again with another administration that will refuse to deal with the real issues with medicare and social security….the absolute fraud that is perpetrated by the medical, pharmaceuticals and elder services industries costing medicare 20-60 billion annually.
“One way or the other, the elderly in this country will be cleansed from society. In the meantime, every dime that can be squeezed and wrenched out of our existence for any reason whatsoever will continue. And MSM along with government hacks will continue to portray the elderly as receiving “entitlements”, “free rides at the expense of the country”.

Never once will they admit the problem isn’t with the elderly, it is with those who exploit the elderly.”

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It is alarming to hear not only younger members of the country, but also some middle aged members, medical professionals and others, referring to Medicare as some kind of free, gravy train medical insurance that seniors don’t have to pay for. Are people really that ignorant of how this system works?

After paying into Social Security and Medicare for decades, those who receive medicare must also now pay a premium every month for this insurance. These premiums can range from a few hundred dollars a month, to several hundred. Married couples pay individual premiums which can amount to $700.00 per month or more, combined on average. These premiums are deducted from their Social Security checks; neither the government, nor taxpayers, pay this premium.

Then there is that handy-dandy “donut hole” where Medicare pays nothing. This was a huge gift to the insurance companies who whined about not getting a piece of the Medicare pie. From approximately the $2500.00 to $5000.00 costs of care, Medicare pays for nothing. Ta DA! We got your GAP insurance plan which will cost you another $200.00 per month at least. This will cover the costs incurred in the hole. Of course the insurance companies have no plans to make good on these GAP policies, so getting them to pay any percentage of anything is a monumental task.

Then there is the co-pay at your doctors office. Then the co-pay on medications. Then there are the costs of medications your insurance and Medicare don’t/won’t pay for. That comes right out of your pocket!

Now, to add insult to injury, an estimated 20 million illegal aliens will be given “free” healthcare and I have yet to hear the word “entitlement” attached to those benefits.

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Medicare Pay for Performance—Fighting a War That’s Already Over

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new-logo25Gerard Gianoli, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“In 1814, we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson, down the mighty Mississip….”

Like any good student growing up in New Orleans, I learned about the magnificent victory of the U.S. forces over the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Of course, the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 before the Battle of New Orleans was even fought. Many have argued that the battle was useless since the war was already over. However, this is not the first or last time that governments have pursued “useless” enterprises.

Government central planning fosters this type of ineptitude. By its design, government is a slow-moving entity that often makes changes only long after that change has become obsolete. This is the nature of government, and it does not matter whether the occupants of the Oval Office or Congress have an “R” or a “D” after their names.

Recently, legislation passed as part of the “Doc Fix” (repealing the “SGR” physician pay cuts) institutionalized a physician Pay-for-Performance (P4P Medicare program called Merit-Based Payment Incentive System (MIPS).) The idea is to pay bonuses to physicians providing higher quality care.

Let’s make the highly dubious assumptions that government can measure quality in medical care and that such a system won’t just lead to “cherry picking” of patients. MIPS still won’t work to identify and reward “quality” physicians with bonuses. Why? Like in 1814, the government is fighting a war that is already over. More

The ‘Doc Fix’ and the End of Medicare

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new logo G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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The “permanent” end to the yearly threatened cuts to doctors’ pay—the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula—may satisfy my curiosity about what the end of a Ponzi scheme will look like.

All Ponzi schemes are unstable and doomed to fail. Medicare and Social “Security” will be no different.

The yearly postponement of SGR cuts was a bribefest held to tease and extort corporate health cronies and physicians. The “doc fix” was not an exception: just look at all the “stakeholders” acknowledged in its 263 pages.

The purpose of the SGR was to delay the bankruptcy and end of Medicare. The doc fix will hasten it.

Central to the progressive goal of controlling the practice of medicine—and to the success of the [Un]affordable Care Act (UCA)—is the need to push physicians into employment contracts with hospitals. As hospital employees, doctors are easier to control, and less able to act as uncompromising advocates for their patients.

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What Made You Think Medicare Was “Free” Insurance?

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strip bannernew-logo25Marti Oakley

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It is alarming to hear not only younger members of the country, but also some middle aged members, medical professionals and others, referring to Medicare as some kind of free, gravy train medical insurance that seniors don’t have to pay for. Are people really that ignorant of how this system works?

After paying into Social Security and Medicare for decades, those who 1619098_10202643451221752_1414455253_nreceive medicare must also now pay a premium every month for this insurance. These premiums can range from a few hundred dollars a month, to several hundred. Married couples pay individual premiums which can amount to $700.00 per month or more, combined on average. These premiums are deducted from their Social Security checks; neither the government, nor taxpayers, pay this premium.

Then there is that handy-dandy “donut hole” where Medicare pays nothing. This was a huge gift to the insurance companies who whined about not getting a piece of the Medicare pie. From approximately the $2500.00 to $5000.00 costs of care, Medicare pays for nothing. Ta DA! We got your GAP insurance plan which will cost you another $200.00 per month at least. This will cover the costs incurred in the hole. Of course the insurance companies have no plans to make good on these GAP policies, so getting them to pay any percentage of anything is a monumental task.

Then there is the co-pay at your doctors office. Then the co-pay on medications. Then there are the costs of medications your insurance and Medicare don’t/won’t pay for. That comes right out of your pocket!

Now, to add insult to injury, an estimated 20 million illegal aliens will be given “free” healthcare and I have yet to hear the word “entitlement” attached to those benefits.

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Will Medicare Become Like the VA?

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Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons,

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“No VA employee, however incompetent, could ever be fired,” stated one physician.  Another said, “Incompetence is accepted…, and keeping quiet about it is the accepted norm.”

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Most veterans get most of their medical care from private doctors through Medicare or private insurance. Just think what those secret waiting lists would be like if they didn’t!

Still, a VA-like system for all has been proposed as a replacement for our unsustainable current system—at least until the recent scandals broke.

One enormous difference between the VA and Medicare is that veterans are free to go elsewhere—if they pay privately. Some veterans use their VA doctor only to get free medications.

Medicare patients, on the other hand, are trapped. There is virtually no private coverage available to persons over 65 to replace Medicare—President Lyndon Johnson wiped it out to prevent competition with “his” beloved system. There are only policies to “supplement” Medicare. And Medicare patients can’t just pay out of pocket for a “covered” service they can’t get otherwise, say because the Medicare-allowed price is too low—unless they see a doctor who is opted out of Medicare or disenrolled. For doctors, Medicare is all or nothing, so most doctors are still enrolled.

Most people don’t care about that—not yet. Who would want to pay for something that is free?

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Obamacare: Repeal (What?) and Replace (with What?)

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new-logo25Contributor & authorJane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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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.

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Top 9 Ways Government Attacks American Seniors

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new-logo25Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

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“Who would have thought after a lifetime of service to our country in homes, jobs, and communities, seniors would be attacked by their own government with many threats to their savings and lives in retirement?”

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“Chaos, cost increases, and turmoil reign since Obamacare took effect. Hidden1619098_10202643451221752_1414455253_n changes drastically transform Medicare, affecting your ability to get needed medical care—even if you pay out of pocket.”

Here is my list of the Top ­9 government attacks on American seniors:

1. CMS proposed a 678-page rule (1-6-2014) requiring enrollment in Medicare for all prescribers of drugs covered under Part D Medicare. Currently, medication prescribers only need to have an active state license permitting prescribing. CMS is restricting Medicare beneficiaries’ ability to use their benefits if they see an independent physician outside “the system.” Independent physicians can see patients but cannot order anything for them. It’s like telling an auto mechanic that he can fix cars but he can’t use any tools.

Even Doctors enrolled in Medicare risk having their enrollment revoked if, in the eyes of the government bureaucrats, they “fail to meet Medicare requirements.” The requirements change almost daily, and Medicare rules are often subjectively interpreted, so this means doctors may avoid prescribing something YOU need rather than risk a Medicare sanction and losing income. More

The High Cost of Free Care

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new-logo25By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD.,

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When I signed in for my yearly mammogram the receptionist announced with a wry smile, “No co-pay this time, it’s free!” We both knew that it really wasn’t free.

To understand whether free means free, let’s look at Medicare as an example. Medicare has four parts. Part A (“hospital”) covers hospital admissions, post-hospitalization short-term skilled nursing, and hospice. Part B (“medical”) covers outpatient medical services such as physician ObamacareHurtvisits, lab tests, and outpatient surgery. Parts A and B are called traditional Medicare. Part C (“Medicare Advantage”) is private HMOs. Part D is prescription drug coverage. Technically, all parts are optional.

Medicare is costly before and after we enroll. We pay for Part A through a 2.9 percent tax on earnings, half of which is paid by employers. Thus, an average worker earning $43,500 per year generates $105 every month for the promise of hospital insurance benefits beginning up to 45 years in the future.

Importantly, Part A is mandatory for those eligible for Medicare who receive Social Security payments. If beneficiaries want to opt out of Part A, they must forfeit all of their Social Security payments. More

Patients: For Protection and Affordable Care, Opt Out!

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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 ObamacareHurtdefinition 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

The New CRAP-italism: Amnesty traded for killing Social Security

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The fiscal cliff: How to screw ordinary Americans again

The stage show in the District of Criminals about the fictional fiscal cliff,  is in full production.  Democrats are busy agreeing to cut Social Security and Medicare to appease Republicans who have now “evolved” to the point where they will support [comprehensive immigration reform].  Both factions of the one party system are trying to rephrase Medicare and Social Security as “Entitlement” programs.  That word swap is really important.  If they can convince the general public that Social Security has somehow become a welfare program instead of an invested insurance program, it will be far easier to rob peoplerydencarrot.jpg of their retirement investments they have been funding all of their working lives.

The Republican faction has now decided that they just have to give in on immigration reform.  Neither faction of the one party system has mentioned enforcement of our laws which, as it turns out, neither faction is interested in.

Of course if you would allow the government to privatize your Social Security investments somehow that would be just peachy.  You could throw at least a portion of your SS taxes into the black hole that is Wall Street and then watch it disappear into the pockets of the thugs and thieves who robbed the country blind in 2008 and 2009.  In the interim, we can stand by and watch as our retirement investments are doled out to illegal immigrants.

In that sense, Social Security has become an entitlement program.  If you are here illegally, and if you can prove you worked here a minimal amount of time even under a false identity, you can collect from Social Security.

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“Under the Social Security Act, all earnings from employment in the United States count towards earning social security benefits, regardless of the lawful presence of the worker, his or her citizenship status, or country of residence. Immigrants [both legal and otherwise] become entitled to benefits from unauthorized work if they can prove that the earnings and related contributions belong to them. However, they cannot collect such benefits unless [or until] they are either legally present in the United States [hence the Administration’s Guest Worker Program], or living in a country where SSA is authorized to pay them their benefits. [Hence an SSA office in Mexico City] Mexico is such a country.”

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The offer now has morphed into “carving out sections of Medicare”.  In other words…..the District of Criminals will collude to reduce your Medicare benefits, raise your rates and reduce quality of care and access.  This will be done to avoid addressing the actual problems with the program.  There will be no discussion on capping insurance rates, allowing negotiation of drug prices or of closing the “donut hole” that was created specifically as a gift to the insurance industry so that they could profit from selling worthless gap insurance.  There will be no earnest investigation and prosecution of fraudulent claims by medical industry providers of all kinds where services never rendered are added to billing, hospital bills are padded, and other fraudulent activities go on as “business as usual”.

The well-known fraud that occurs in Medicare by unscrupulous medical providers and suppliers along with other industry players has cost Medicare billions if not trillions.  Obamacare will add 540 billion in administrative, record keeping, data basing over the next ten years, to Medicare. More

TS Radio with guest Marty Pren….Guardianship abuse

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How dare they call Social Security “welfare”?

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www.anationbeguiled.com

Forwarded by “Old Dog”

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I Paid — Didn’t You?

Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
 
If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.
 
If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had. More

CRAPitalism: Liquidating the elderly: Part 2

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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We are on the verge of seeing the boomers, who have contributed FICA taxes for 40 years or more, pauperized.  Obama and the Gang of 6 (A very apt name, this is a criminal enterprise) are about to chop up SS, and medicare rather than cut costly and useless government programs or shutting down any of the unlawful federal agencies that suck the lifeblood out of the country. 

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It is an amazing thing to me to hear those in the District of Criminals continue to spew the mantra that increasing taxes on the wealthiest will somehow cost us jobs.  Knock! Knock! Puddin’ heads!  WE got no jobs!! We have an admitted 22 million out of work. What is your excuse now?  Where are those jobs you promised if we treated the wealthy preferentially and absolved them of any meaningful responsibility to our country?

I believe the excuse for not taxing the wealthy has long since been exposed as fraud.  The wealthy do not create jobs, at least not here in the US. The wealthy do not invest in America to any great degree.  The wealthy are not willing to make any sacrifices in order to help stabilize the economy and reduce the national debt.  Why this privileged class is allowed to exempt themselves from the burden the rest of the country has to shoulder is a nagging question many of us are asking.  Maybe God could put a word of knowledge on the hearts of some of those pious Republicans who would see most of us destitute before they called on their wealthy friends or corporate donors to contribute. 

Why is it you will tax small business owners and working class people into oblivion but refuse to tax pirating corporations and uber wealthy individuals and families that are plundering the economy and the country?  

At what point did these hard core, bible thumping, scripture quoting right wing fanatics decide that it was morally acceptable to relieve their best wealthy friends (and themselves) along with mega corporate donors from any meaningful responsibility in sacrificing for the national debt, but it was just fine and damn dandy to go after the elderly and disabled after decades of plundering the investments in Social Security. 

Obviously it is far more acceptable to put the screws to the elderly, retired or disabled rather than ask those skimming the cream off the top to contribute one damn thing to this country. 

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Social Security, Medicare & Public Education Now on the U.S. Government Chopping Block

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As Secret Deals are Made by President Obama & Members of the U.S. Congress this week
 
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=social-security
 
July 26, 2011
 
President Obama and a “Gang of Six” members of the U.S. House and Senate have placed Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the chopping block in secret, ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.  In these secret negotiations, far away from public enlightenment or debate, deals are being cooked-up to undermine, cut or privatize these important and highly beneficial programs.  With a vote on the impending national debt ceiling deadline these programs may be cut at any time in the next few days.
 
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate several times this week.  We can support his efforts to protect these vital programs by contacting our elected officials.
 
His Speech on Social Security and Medicare is on this link:
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/content/bernie-sanders
 
Take Action Today to Stop immediate cuts to these programs.  According to several members of congress the cuts to these programs will begin this year after proposed changes are made to the CPI Consumer Price Index so that no cost of living increases will be made to recipients, only cuts.
 
(The Toll Free Number for any member of the U.S. House or Senate is:  (1866) 220-0044)

Congressman Ryan: Let’s make a deal!

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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Dear Congressman Ryan:

I have seen you many times on Lame Street Media promoting your grandiose plan to kill Medicare. I realize targeting those least able to defend themselves from yet another round of the neo-con movement to redistribute the wealth to the upper 3% while leaving the country in ruins as jobs are shipped out and as corporations plunder the country, is underway. 

While helping to spend the country into untenable debt and rolling out the red carpet to foreign investors and corporations who are steadily consuming everything in site, I realize that you have to dispense with any program or initiative which would lend support to the elderly, that class of useless eaters so despised by so many of you. 

While railing against Medicare and what it costs the country, you never made mention of what it costs the country to support you while you are in office and even when you leave.  For someone whose existence is now predicated upon the parasitic relationship of elected officials dependent on taxpayers, I am surprised that you did not readily identify yourself and the rest of congress as an unsustainable drain on the economy.  We can no longer afford to support you people, especially when you contribute virtually nothing to the economy or GDP while availing yourselves of special privileges, perks and financial enrichments. 

If you believe that individuals of modest to moderate incomes should be able afford the uncontrolled extortionary healthcare insurance rates, the inflated medical industry charges, and the non-negotiated inflated costs of pharmaceuticals, AND! at the same time save massive portions of our income which is under attack constantly by the IRS as taxes just keep eating up more and more of our income just so that we have some kind of security when we get too old to work………….then I see no reason why you and your cohorts in the District of Criminals can’t do the same on your ever rising incomes which far exceeds what most of us whom you are targeting, earned.  More

Psssst. Social Security. Can You Spare The Gov Another Trillion?

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 W.R. McAfee, Sr.

Copyright © 2011 by W.R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved.

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“Somewhere in a closed room—Washington, New York, hard to say— there is, in my opinion,  talk of  phasing out the most successful government program ever initiated for the common folk because the banksters, who’ve  openly  taken over the government’s finances are either unwilling  to bail it out or, since there’s not enough left in it to steal, are thinking about just shutting it down.   

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Today’s elected thieves, Wall Street crooks, and international banking cabal are trying to sell Social Security’s demise to the country in the midst of the financial shutdown they’ve engineered with its accompanying 15 million unemployed and a 22% unemployment rate  (Click here to view link) .

Without Social Security, millions more would become as desperate as the unemployed.

Desperate people are malleable people if you’re trying to sidestep a Constitution and force an elite-appointed global government on them. More

Probate Courts: Criminal racketeering sanctioned by government

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved 

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“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. “

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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

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

Obama Appoints Rationing Advocate to Medicare Post

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UPDATE to today’s “CCHC Health Care News”:

President Obama has just announced his recess appointment of the controversial Dr. Donald Berwick, MD as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Members of Congress, concerned about Berwick’s support of socialized medicine and health care rationing, had delayed his confirmation since April.

Dr. Berwick, CEO and President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has waxed “romantic” about England’s socialized medicine system, supported rationing, and expressed support for England’s rationing-focused, euphemistically-named National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) which issues government treatment protocols for British citizens. Dr. Berwick will hold significant influence over Medicare treatment options and funding during his tenure as administrator. Some call him “Dr. Death,” but the AARP supports him. More

Minnesota petition against conforming Minnesota Law to Obamacare

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I OPPOSE CONFORMING MINNESOTA LAW TO OBAMACARE!  This petition is attached below.  More

WHO is standing in the way of Obama Care?

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NARLO.org

To: Jen O’Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democrat National Committee
 
Re: Your Message to Democrats on “Obama Care”. 

Never have we witnessed such a smelly, putrid load of “bull durham” coming out of the Democrat Party these days, in their mad rush towards socialism and their attempts to secure absolute power by buying votes from the naive and ignorant, with another un-funded entitlement program ….. as the Democrats have been doing ever since Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Johnson, Carter and now, Obama. 

Apparently you will lie, cheat, steal and bend all the rules, in your headlong charge to get Obama care passed, at any cost and by any trick, including bribery, coercion and black mail.   More

“Why We Americans Do Not Want This Healthcare Bill”

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By: Donna Garner (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by author.

 

Summary of Obama/Reid healthcare bill by Michael Connelly:

It places control of our personal health care decisions in the hands of unnamed Federal Bureaucrats who care nothing about us or our individual needs. It provides instant access for these same bureaucrats to see our medical and financial information, it massively increases our taxes and ultimately our insurance premiums, and it reduces our access to the health care that we need. It takes away our choices and our personal freedoms and it increases the Federal deficit that will eventually land on the backs of our children and grandchildren. (Michael Connelly is a U.S. Army veteran, a retired attorney, a published author, freelance writer, and teaches law courses online worldwide — (http://michaelconnelly.viviti.com .) 

Index of topics by section:

1.  OBAMA’S PROPOSAL RELEASED ON 2.22.10
2.  SENATOR REID’S HEALTHCARE BILL
3.  NEW TAXES TO BE PAID BY EVERYONE
4.  CONFIRMATION OF HIGHER PREMIUM COSTS
5.  ABORTION
6.  MEDICARE — COSTS COUNTED TWICE
7.  MEDICARE — HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES TARGETED
8.  OTHER PROBLEMS WITH MEDICARE PROVISIONS
9.. MEDICARE — DR. SCOTT GOTTLIEB SPEAKS OUT
10. MEDICARE VS. SPECIALISTS
11. CLASS ACT
12. HOW THE UNSCRUPULOUS SEN. REID INSERTED HIS “FIX”
13. MEDICAID INCREASES
14. MEDICARE ADVANTAGE
15. “SWEET DEALS” 
16. CONSTITUTIONALITY

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“Why We Americans Do Not Want This Healthcare Bill” More

U.S. GOVERNMENT POSED TO INCREASE NATIONAL DEBT CEILING TO $13 TRILLION

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By Kathryn Smith, January 26, 2010

Permission is granted to reprint this article. Please send this all over the web, post it to blogs, and contact journalists and citizen journalists. Ask them for reports. Feel free to email this article widely. Thank you for your help!

A bill HR 3326, The Department of Defense Appropriations Act is currently up for vote on the Senate floor. An amendment in the Act proposes a national debt ceiling hike to $13 trillion dollars, using “entitlement spending” to pay for it. Facts here on the Government Executive website:  see also the Senate website at www.senate.gov

“Entitlement spending” to pay for this national debt is Social Security, Medicare, Veteran’s Benefits, and Medicaid, according to an aid in my Senator’s office. Basically, this means that all of the above programs will either be cut back or could possibly disappear entirely as funds are diverted to paying for the monstrous debt. More

Tell Congress we want a real healthcare reform bill.

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http://DownsizeDC.org

Congressional Democrats are frantically negotiating the final version of the so-called healthcare “reform” bill. We think they should stop and start over.

Tell Congress we want a real healthcare reform bill.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

I do not believe the healthcare bill is about reform. Reform would change direction in healthcare policy, whereas this healthcare bill continues on the failed path of increased government control. More

Harry Reid Tries To Ease Passage Of Anti-Gun “Health” Bill Through Procedural Fraud Scheme

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Friday, October 16, 2009

We have been keeping you posted on the anti-gun “health” bill which would dump all of your most private health-related gun information into a federal database — and would allow the Obama administration to suspend your government-mandated insurance if you keep a loaded firearm for self-defense.

But this legislation ran into a buzz saw because it would cut health entitlements — primarily Medicare — by $404 billion.  In particular, under the health bill crafted by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Medicare payments to doctors would drop 25% after the first year — bringing the Medicare program to a screeching halt. 

Now, Senate Democrat Leader Reid has crafted a procedural trick:  He’ll restore over $200 billion of the $404 billion in cuts in separate legislation — S. 1776.

Because it is a separate bill, he will continue to claim that health reform “doesn’t increase the federal deficit by a single penny,” even though it increases the deficit by 20 trillion pennies when you consider this second bill. 

Suffice it to say that this tactic is corrupt, even by Harry Reid standards. 

This fraud bill is being filibustered by Senate Republicans.  And the Senate will vote on whether to cut off debate on Monday, shortly after 5:00 EDT. More

Little gems from the Health Care Bill from FREE REPUBULIC

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2300451/posts

mercurydeesPosted on Friday, July 24, 2009 5:12:23 PM by CMS

• Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the gov option!
• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. More

From Robert Wexler

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This is the moment.
 
We hold in our hands the power to change the course of our nation and our world.
 
This is the moment we vanquish the legacy of wrongheaded, special-interest driven politics in Washington DC that has tarnished our Constitution, given hand-outs to those who don’t need it, and divided America for partisan gain.
 
For my entire congressional career, I have seen so many critical needs squashed – first by the Gingrich/Delay GOP Congress, and then through Bush’s stubborn vetoes:
 
Healthcare for children. 
Mental health funding.
Alternative energy initiatives. 
True Medicare and Social Security protection. 
All blocked.
 
Bush’s foreign policy led to an unnecessary war, a stronger Iran, and our global credibility – among even our allies – at an all time low.  (Not to mention our failure to keep the fight focused on those who actually attacked us on 9/11.)
 
We abandoned global efforts on climate change and walked away from our human rights obligations under US and International law.
 
During it all, this Administration effectively sat idle as hundreds of thousands were killed in Northern Africa, and millions more displaced.
 
This is the moment when we finally change course.
 
This is the moment we build a stronger America –  that lives up to our greatest ideals.
 
The America that we all believe in.
 
A country that can offer security without undue government intrusion.
 
A country that can combat terrorism and yet hold true to our principles and our humanity.
 
A country that holds our leaders accountable when they break the law and abuse the Constitution.
 
A country that takes care of its sick and elderly, and provides an education for our children that rivals any in the modern world.
 
With your vote, we move closer to that America with Barack Obama as President.
 
We don’t need to imagine what a McCain or Palin Presidency would be like.  We’ve already lived it for the last 8 years.
 
I am also up for re-election this year and I look forward to returning to Washington under President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden in order to initiate genuine positive change in the lives of all Americans.
 
Please vote for change.  Let’s not let this moment pass us by.
 
– Robert Wexler

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