Posts Tagged ‘Health Care’

THE ACA LANDMINE: THE TRIPWIRES AND TRIGGERS BUILT INTO IT

March 10, 2017

Many inside and outside of government accuse the former president, Obama, of laying landmines for future administrations in order to fulfill his quest for a more perfect global society; Utopia. The undercurrent of this speculative theory surfaced as a tidal wave with the November, 2016 election when it was realized that Democrats would no longer be able to act unconstitutionally from the power position of the Oval Office. Almost immediately, Obama began executing executive orders and sending regulation requests to create havoc and disorganization as they are implemented.  Some of the directives are considered mini-timebombs to temporarily interrupt governing at irregular intervals and others are far more devastating.

Excavation for the planting of explosives actually began with the highly partisan progressive Democrat controlled House and Senate. The 111th congress was absolutely giddy with the power accessed by deceiving voters and conferred by the presiding Despot-in-Ministry. They began shoveling deep into the Marxist movement of America from their first seating. It was as if they had been given free reign by the ignorant and unsuspecting masses. Regulations rattled from every office of the White House and every agency and department of the federal government.

Republicans, even those who wanted to, had no way of stopping them. If there was a balk to a bill or dissent on any legislation, the questioning individuals were labeled racist, a tag that is virtually impossible to remove. The Marxists simply labeled them, shelved them and continued their journey down the path of national destruction.

One of the largest and most highly explosive land mines is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aka Obamacare. Over the past seven years, it has proven to offer little Patient Protection, is not Affordable for those who most need it and actually offers less Care than was available prior to its implementation. It Acts as a wealth distribution program.

Designed not to keep the American population well, it was meant to move money from the wealthy and the workers through the government to the poor. In doing so, the workers join the poor and socialism wins. To assure its continued capitalist society disintegration, health care was immediately deemed a “human right”. Because it is impossible to dismantle a government program once identified as a human right, the pressure plate was depressed with the passage of the PPACA. This is what we had to find out after the giant gavel wielding Pelosi and her happy band of Marxists passed the bill that President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010.

Since that time, there have been unconstitutional changes made allowing this new economic and health wound to grow and fester as the masses acclimate to the costly but only semi-effective antibiotics. Now dependent on the drugs of the social engineering program, it is impossible to effect a quick rehab. The “racist” opposing party was covered in dust. They are still swiping at shoulders and sleeves unable to recognize in the cloud that they can now act as the legislators for whom we voted.

The only way to fix Obamacare is to release the pressure plate. Let it blow. There are simply too many sensitive triggers strategically placed to try dismantle it and find all the primers. Toying with it will only allow the deeply hidden destructive capabilities placed within to explode, individually, creating casualty after casualty.

Yes, some people will be hurt. Most of them are now suffering with tattered bandages on pus filled wounds. They are the people who cannot afford to replace the dressing.  A new and different program with a vision and goal of actual health and health maintenance might provide for cleaning the infection and allow a scab to form as healing begins.

Before any dismantling and rewriting begins, it must be recognized that health care, like economic welfare, is not a “human right”. It is a societal courtesy. It is an earned merit. But, it is not a right! People who feel entitled are simply wrong.  Doctors and other health care professionals are only obligated to care for the injured or infirm by oath; a personal pledge…not government mandate.

A few intelligent heads can remedy the health care system. A small committee comprised of doctors, hospital administrators and insurance professionals  can do a far better job than elected officials without the required knowledge.  They must be mindful that cries from every corner of the nation cannot be appeased.  Trying to do so will injure us all.

* Note to congress.  Clear the ground and take shelter. Blow it!  Stay out of the toxic wind and give us a heads up so we can too. Pick up any pieces that fit together flawlessly and remold anything that has been lost. No malignancies. It must have a completely different look and most of all it must be without detonation capability in 2, 4 or 20 years from now.  Question:  Why does health care, if that’s what we’re really talking about, fall under the jurisdiction of the IRS instead of HHS?

Now, let’s talk about health care for veterans.  They deserve a functioning health care system.  They were guaranteed it on enlistment or commission and they most certainly earned it.

THE ACA CREATED ANOTHER LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY

January 15, 2017

There are numerous stories with alarming concern about the possible repeal and replacement of Obamacare. As it is presently, it is a very expensive program that helps very few people but makes some feel it is needed for their own well being. “Free” is addicting, no matter what the cost.

First of all is the incantation that twenty million people will suffer if the failing program does not continue as it is. This is as absurd as “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. From the beginning, the twenty million people figure is pure fiction, aka fake news in current terms. Its falsehood is easily found in the fact that only fourteen million people even signed up for the program. The fantasy continues with, of the true fourteen million, about twelve million (85%) were eligible for Medicaid or Medicare and were thus covered by working, earning taxpayers through inefficient government run programs anyway. The ACA was just a switch in names that reimbursed doctors for services. So, for billions of dollars per year, some two million people receive actual, not perceived, benefit.

Second is the fallacy about liking and keeping your doctor. Thousands of doctors and many hospitals refused to participate in the wealth redistribution (money laundering) farce from the beginning. The program forced others into bankruptcy and they shuttered their doors. If you were among the lucky ones who liked your doctor, and he or she did cooperate with the extremely restrictive rules set forth by the ACA, chances are great that your wait times for an appointment became exaggerated almost overnight.

Many people report that prior to the inception of the ACA it was possible to get an appointment to see their doctor within a week. Today that time might be as long as six weeks with an average of three weeks. Then, after spending extended time in the waiting room, they find they are hustled through the intake process before a physician assistant (PA) arrives to treat the now severely infected wound or takes some notes and scribbles a prescription to be filled. If necessary, a subsequent appointment is made two weeks hence with the doctor they liked and kept. 

As expressed so frequently over the past 7 years, Obamacare offers little in the realm of medical care.  It is a tax mandated under the guise of health insurance.  It even falls under the authority of the IRS (a tax collection agency), not HHS (the government health agency).

Third comes the fact that many people are not going to the doctor when necessary because the deductible or co-pay is excessive and often not at all affordable after paying $400+ per month for the insurance premium. Thus, the people receiving the most benefit from the program are those who would otherwise have had fully paid government coverage through Medicare or Medicaid.

So, all in all, the panic being created by the possibility that Obamacare might be dismantled and replaced by something different, possibly even better, is vaulting off of anecdotal stories; “I wouldn’t have survived MRSA if it weren’t for Obamacare”. In fact, the insidious infection might have been treated and controlled much more rapidly, more completely and even less expensively if the person suffering with the devastating disease simply went to the ER. Even those with insurance now often wait too long while fretting payment of their deductible.

They tell us that Obamacare is the answer. It was implemented in the dark of night by the Marxists and socialists of our elected body. From the beginning it had little to do with maintaining health or longevity of the American public.  We were even told, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”, by the very people pushing it despite none of them even knowing what they were sponsoring.

People are now under the belief and assurance (thanks to the propaganda proclaimed by the administration and promoted by their extended media arm) that the ACA is a program commoners cannot do without. They’re hooked.  They’re addicted. They’re afraid methadone will not continue the high to which they’ve become accustomed.

Why was change such a good thing just eight years ago and not now?

OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE BY FOLLOWING THE LAW

October 14, 2016

This is classic. This is beyond the realm of sanity. This is typical Obama despotism.

The federal government is prosecuting Sheriff Joe Arpaio for enforcing federal immigration laws that the federal government refuses to enforce. There is also a second charge for obstructing justice.

These charges are being brought about by a criminal administration that does everything to ignore subpoenas, obstruct, delay and otherwise obfuscate every congressional investigation into their treasonous methods of operation. This is the same administration responsible for “Fast and Furious”, Benghazi, illegal wire tapping, warrant-less searches, the corrupt IRS, authoritarian over-reach and unjustified killings by BLM officers. This is the administration that usurps jurisdiction from the legislative and judicial branches and spends billions of dollars beyond allocations.

This is the administration whose EPA has written ridiculous, unnecessary and costly regulations with which businesses must comply then fines them heavily for non-compliance. This is the administration that over regulates and over taxes businesses out of existence in the name of fundamental change.

This is also the administration that enslaves millions to poverty through welfare by eliminating the possibility of working age men and women getting jobs thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka: Obamacare. This gross wealth redistribution imposed upon the American people does not protect patients. It is not affordable and it makes it virtually impossible for millions of people to get the care they need when they need it. The “insureds” pay premiums of thousands of dollars each year for the privilege of waiting months to see a doctor and then paying thousands more to meet deductibles that were once considered outrageous even for low cost major medical coverage.

So now we have a sheriff who tries to make our country safe and retain our sovereignty by detaining invaders; some of whom are here only to commit crimes and cause harm to others. (For those readers who say most of the illegal aliens only want to make a better life for their families and themselves or they are only doing jobs Americans will not do…I agree wholeheartedly. However, they are also taking jobs that Welfare recipients should be doing to offset their stipends. Secondly, social security fraud is injurious to those whose identity is stolen and used to obtain those jobs).

At this point I have to ask, “Who’s really the guilty party and who should be prosecuted?”

AND THERE GO YOUR GUNS…

February 27, 2016

The next and following generations will see a much different world than the one known up until now. Well, up until a decade or so ago. I don’t envy what is coming. The current crop of youth are bouncing with joy about socialism coming to America. They don’t know socialism, but they’ve heard good things about it from the leaders of the party. So here’s another side of it.

Not only are your guns in jeopardy now but many other rights and privileges are under attack by the panel advising President Obama about potential mental disorders. The panel recently recommended that “doctors” begin screening every patient over the age of twelve for any potential mental or social problems. A simple statement like, “I feel scared at school” might be the trick to get a child labeled incompetent.

In case you’ve missed the Newspeak about guns, the verbiage has changed in the past few years from gun control to gun safety. Safety trumps rights and privileges. You see, if you’re talking about safety you’re showing concern for the people, not control of them. This was another pitter-patter mini-step toward overriding the 2nd Amendment.

If you even mention that you’re feeling “down” to your primary care physician it could trigger the word depression which is Med-speak for “needs medication and supervision”. Obviously, if you are prescribed a psychotropic pharmaceutical and you agree to take it, it’s because you now recognize you might be a threat to yourself or others. Therefore, any weapons in your possession must be removed for your safety and the safety of others. When diagnosed and prescribed a behavioral, mind or mood altering drug and you don’t readily ingest it, you are defiant and possibly angry. Thus, any weapons in your possession must be removed for your safety and the safety of others.

Leading questions will be asked and you must be cautious how you answer them. Non medical questions are now routinely asked on medical forms. They give headway for the reason to diagnose you as a potential threat that must be handled appropriately. “Do you regularly wear seat belts?” “Are there guns in your home?” “Are there smoke detectors in your home?” “Are there children in your home?” “Do you attend worship services regularly?”  These and other questions have nothing to do with your physical health but they do help build a data base for “official use”.

The power elite don’t want you, the ignorant, attention deficit and under-educated masses to know that they want to control every aspect of your life, so they change the terms to sound more friendly. They want to take guns out of the hands of the people so there is little resistance when the brown shirts of the National Security Force take over.

In the eyes of socialist rulers, Utopia can only exist when there are only two classes a classless society.   (Find the incongruity in the previous sentence to fully understand socialism.)

JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA

February 14, 2016

Michelle Obama, on May 14, 2008 admitted, “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future we all want desperately for our children.”

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama now has the opportunity to nominate his third (3rd) Supreme Court political activist. I find it very convenient that this one man with a penchant for extremism, dictatorial political activism and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution will now redirect the impartiality of the Supreme Court and build his legacy.

He will have effective control of the Supreme Court in his final year by having chosen one-third of that judicial body. With this opportunity he will have ideological control of two-thirds of our tricameral government. This is bordering on oligarchy and quite a change from our Democratic Republic.

Please understand, I am making no accusations at this point. We will not know the cause of death for Justice Scalia for days and perhaps weeks. However, all who knew him well have said that he was in very good health and excellent spirits for a 79 year old male. At the time of his death he was enjoying a well deserved vacation. He also recently said that he was going no where; he would remain on the bench. Justice Scalia was a strict constitutionalist – the polar opposite of our current president. Sudden deaths in the political realm always cause question. Can you say Vince Foster ?

I would like to see a full, complete and exhaustive examination regarding the death of this judicial mind at this time when even Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who cannot even stay awake for a State of the Union speech, is not going to vacate her seat. Without a death, there would be no opportunity for Obama to nominate another ideologue. It is obvious that President Obama will not suggest a moderate replacement to replace this man. His two nominees thus far are both idealists who made activist judgements from the bench. A weak Senate has allowed both of his choices who have ably and actively influenced decisions. The longevity of our nation depends on the impartiality of the next person filling the vacated seat. George Soros is probably feeding Obama the list of names this morning if he didn’t on Friday.

There are a number of political decisions yet pending before the court. There is the case of The Little Sisters of the Poor, a highly charged case within Obamacare, affirmative action, union dues and voting rights are all awaiting decisions. The new appointee will undoubtedly be voicing an opinion based solely on transcripts. Gun control laws, the legality of various Executive Orders and abortion issues have been or soon will be heard, and decided.