These united States in Extreme Distress
Almost every week we here the Obama administration’s mantra for Health Care Reform. Trouble is they are misleading every single American Citizen on this continent.
People assume this will mean 1) Cheaper costs for seeing a Doctor; 2) Better and more reliable Health Care. But what this is really all about is HEALTH INSURANCE, NOTHealth Care!!! The words are being twisted to make it sound like one thing while in reality being something else. I hate being mislead, disinformed, or treated like I’m stupid and can’t tell the difference between being able to pay reasonable costs when I need to see a Doctor and being given nothing more than more health insurance with less options. I already have that and it doesn’t cover what I really need, dental insurance! Why isn’t that part of health care??? Ask any dentist, poor oral health, periodontal disease, etc can lead to major medical health problems like heart disease!
According to Obama’s State of the Union Address reported by CNN:
Obama pointed to the increasing number of uninsured and rapidly rising health-care premiums, which he said was one reason small business closed their doors and corporations moved overseas.
Obama’s prescription for health-care reform included making “the largest investment ever” in preventive care, rooting out Medicare fraud and investing in electronic health records and new technology in an effort to reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy and save lives.
One of the reasons for the sharp rise in costs of health care is directly related to the insurance companies themselves and the mandated coverage by Congress. Refusal to cover pre-existing conditions, (and they seem to claim almost all conditions now are pre-existing), surgeries needed for saving lives which are considered to be experimental by insurance companies, refusal to cover female needs such as birth control but covering viagra for men, and pushing new drugs that are unsafe or have toxic side effects, onto the public are just a few of the reasons for the skyward rocketing costs of medical care in these united States. More mandated insurance isn’t going to fix that!
Tell me Mr. Obama, how is electronic health records supposed to improve the care of the sick? What guarantees do we have that this information can’t be hacked? What guarantees do we have that the person entering the information hasn’t made an error? I’m just curious. I’m also curious about Medicare fraud. After all, that should have been in place from the day the program was invented, not taken up at this late date. For that matter, why aren’t the insurance companies watching this issue more carefully?
And how much does preventive care actually help us. What exactly is meant by preventive care? A mandated visit a year whether you are ill or not? Forced vaccination??? Mandated exercise programs for the obese, even if the obesity is caused by drug reaction or side effects from those drugs and not because the person over eats??? It seems to me that we would profit more from cracking down on Big Pharma, Read Here:
The General’s Communiqué
Maj. Gen. Albert N. Stubblebine III
(US Army, Ret.)
Big Pharma Company “Accidentally” Contaminates Vaccines With LIVE
AVIAN FLU VIRUS in 18 Countries
World media are reporting that Baxter Pharmaceuticals has admitted that it “accidentally” contaminated various vaccine batches with Avian Flu viruses. These batches were shipped to 18 countries.
Vaccines are profitable ONLY if used in huge numbers. Competing vaccines, for a disease which has yet to pose any reasonable threat, have a tough economic row to hoe. But a good, solid cluster of cases, or, better yet, several clusters, would create a hue and cry for those vaccines which is difficult to imagine. Bottom line for Big Pharma? One of the biggest wins in history. Bottom line for Little People? A manipulated disaster of unprecedented magnitude precipitated by unprecedented avarice and greed.
Baxter International Inc. is no stranger to recalls and lethal contaminations: (see a list of dates on the original message JustMyTruth)
This list of products recalled by Baxter International is quite extensive. And they are only ONE pharmaceutical company. So why haven’t we heard about it in this country??? Why is the media so silent when the rest of the world knows about it? The Candian Press knows and talks about it. Europe is talking about it. And there is a website JUST FOR information concerning Avian Flu see here: And the blogosphere is buzzing with the news, (just do a google search on Baxter Pharmaceuticals), but not a single news outlet here in the States has thought it important enough to mention it… Why is that?
Here was an interesting story which proves that we are talking INSURANCE, not doctor visits!
Health insurers, who fought President Clinton’s health care reform proposal in 1993, are ready to work with Obama to enact reform 16 years later.
“Health plans strongly agree that comprehensive health care reform (insurance) cannot wait,” said Karen Ignani, president and chief executive officer of America’s Health Insurance Plans. “We will continue to offer workable solutions to ensure that all Americans have quality, affordable health care.”
Remember, the insurance industry is in deep financial trouble. This will do more to boost their revenues than you can imagine. You can read a comprehensive background about Health Care Reform on Wikipedia. However, again we are speaking about health insurance, not necessarily actually seeing a doctor or any kind of care…
Then on page 2 of the article I found this and thought it totally pathetic:
But so far Republican aides have stayed away from the sessions, saying they felt they would be relegated to a secondary role, with no opportunity to set the agenda or choose the outside participants.
I’m sorry, but why should Republicans set the agenda or choose the participants? Isn’t this more brain storming than someone leading? And if they can’t lead then they don’t want to play??? Can we please act like grownups here??? Thank you. Just because you aren’t in charge doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t participate. Truly and sadly pathetic!
Oddly enough there is no definition for preventive health care, however, there is one for preventive care:
Ahh, so this is a way for the “socialists” to get us all on the same page. Once a part of this health care reform program you will be forced into participating in any programs your “health insurance company” cares to impose! That means that if you are overweight because of the drugs you are taking, you will be forced into an exercise program. If you are a smoker, you will be forced into cessation programs. If you are a person with high cholesterol, you will be forced to take Statins which have been proven to be scams! But hey, you will be insured now won’t you!
This is NOT health care reform, this is socialized medicine that doesn’t necessarily work FOR the consumer but definitely works FOR the health insurance industry. This isn’t free health care with everyone being able to see a doctor of their choice, this is forced behavior modification. It is NEVER a good idea to let the industry put policy in place. And certainly with Congress’s record to date, they do NOT have the public’s interest at heart!
And tell me, how can one trust an industry where side effects of the drugs includes; cancer, tuberculosis, liver disease, infections, coughs, digestive failures, weight gain, pneumonia, bone loss, inflammation of the bones, heart attacks, strokes, liver failure, bruising, insomnia, and the list goes on and on. Read the warnings on the prescription drugs you are taking and tell me I lie! And we are supposed to trust this industry with our health? Not this kid, not this lifetime. So if health care does go socialistic, I’m opting out! I’ll pay the high cost of visiting the doctor when I need one just so I don’t have all my other freedoms and choices taken away. I won’t have some insurance company dictating to me what to do on my free time in order to keep my coverage or force me to stop smoking because of junk science.
No government should legislate or create a health insurance program as it doesn’t increase access, (unless you call a wellness visit healthcare), but it does directly profit insurance partners that participate driving out all those who oppose this bad idea. And that favorite doctor you have? He’ll either agree to do it their way or he won’t have any patients! Government, while made up of *humans* isn’t a human being. And language can be written to be interpreted later to mean something WAY different than was intended. Congress has a long, sordid history of this types of stupidity. (the articles attached are extremely important.)
Mr. Obama and his administration know NOTHING about health care and are dependent on those who helped them win the election to give them straight talk, (like that is going to happen). That’s lobbyists to us laypeople! Their interests will be that of the company they represent, not you or I. And with the U.S Chamber of Commerce there, it will make sure that illegal aliens are covered on YOUR dime!
Now, word meaning changes are inflicted on us all the time. Politics is especially noted for doing this . An example of a severely twisted and misunderstood word would be Liberal, which is now closer to a swear word in the political arena than anywhere close to what it ACTUALLY means:
- favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
- noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
- of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
- favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
- favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
- of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
- free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.
- open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc. characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts: a liberal donor.
- given freely or abundantly; generous: a liberal donation.
- not strict or rigorous; free; not literal: a liberal interpretation of a rule.
- of, pertaining to, or based on the liberal arts.
- of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman.
- a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.
- a member of a liberal party in politics, esp. of the Liberal party in Great Britain.
I guess, according to this definition, I’m MORE Liberal than Not… So how can this be such a nasty word? Do you suppose that it is because those who use it as a cuss word have no clue what it actually means??? I’d bet so. We can also look back and view what dubya did with the pentagon propaganda and how that was twisted and used to make the public believe one thing while something else was going on.
Now, here is an incredible blog which concerns itself with health care. Junkfood Science has devoted incredible time to ferreting out all those hidden secrets the government and others DON’T want you to know. Such as in this article below which I will give you just a taste of and you will have to check out for yourself the rest of the story:
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
think critically to get to the truth.
Behind closed doors
How many Americans knew that since last fall, key stakeholders in the health insurance industry and lobbyists for a wide range of interests in managed care have been secretly meeting with Democratic staff of Senator Edward Kennedy, working to develop the terms for legislating universal health insurance? As the New York Times reports, the talks taking place behind closed doors are unusual. Staff aides said that anyone who revealed the details of the group’s plans outside the secret meetings have been threatened with expulsion.
Many of the parties, from big insurance companies to lobbyists for consumers, doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, are embracing the idea that comprehensive health care legislation should include a requirement that every American carry insurance.
While not all industry groups are in complete agreement, there is enough of a consensus, according to people who have attended the meetings, that they have begun to tackle the next steps: how to enforce the requirement for everyone to have health insurance; how to make insurance affordable to the uninsured; and whether to require employers to help buy coverage for their employees.
You will have to visit Sandy’s blog for the rest of the article. It is hugely informative and I highly recommend that EVERYONE read this information as it directly pertains to YOU and what is coming in the days ahead. Without public input your healthcare insurance is being designed. Your freedom to seek healthcare is being taken from you. The ability for your doctor to treat YOU is being removed. They won’t pay him to treat you as a human being, but only on a performance schedule of THEIR design. It is fine if you don’t believe me, it won’t change what is coming, not in the least.
To have things such as tax penalties imposed because you refuse, or are unable, to comply with set guidelines, (and we all know how easy it is to fit into someone else’s idea of a box), means that the government wins no matter how things go. They get to pat themselves on the back for getting everyone insured, even if the quality of care isn’t there.
Another twist on language is that the actual insurance isn’t going to cover real devastating medical issues but instead will be a system of managed health care whereby they dictate to you what steps you will have to take in order to maintain your insurance. This is NOT medical care as we know it. What happens in the case of a catastrophic event?
Considering the fact that mandates from Congress have been linked to the premium rates increasing more than 50 percent over the last 25 plus years, do you have an idea of where this is going yet? The lobbyists from these very same insurance companies have been working hard for a long time to get control of you and your money. It won’t be long now. From the attached .pdf file this introduction is offered:
The Impact of Mandates. While mandates make health insurance more comprehensive, they also make it more expensive because mandates require insurers to pay for care consumers previously funded out of their own pockets. We estimate that mandated benefits currently increase the cost of basic health coverage from a little less than 20% to more than 50%, depending on the state and its mandates. Mandating benefits is like saying to someone in the market for a new car, if you can’t afford a Cadillac loaded with options, you have to walk. Having that Cadillac would be nice, as would having a health insurance policy that covers everything one might want. But drivers with less money can find many other affordable car options; whereas when the price of health insurance soars, few other options exist.
Please go HERE for a definition of each State and government mandated health benefits but membership is required…
OK, so this was a crash course in the difference between actual health care as we now have it, and what is being PROPOSED with the same name and in actuality is MANAGED HEALTH CARE. This is the future of this country, of health care, of doctors and personal service versus mandated service. It is up to you to decide what happens and if you really want to go in this direction.
When all choice is gone, what choices do you have?