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Dena mentioned something to me in email several days ago that came as a surprise to both of us. It might be a surprise to you too.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has been financially supporting Planned Parenthood for the last decade. And in fact, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest is a co-owner, with Komen’s nephew (Eric Brinker), of a mall in Peoria, Ill. Brinker sits on the board of the SGK Foundation.
From 2004-09, SGK gave over $3M to PP.
At least one Catholic Bishop (of Toledo, OH) is urging his parishioners to donate their dollars to other breast cancer research and support organizations.
Something to think about this October during breast cancer awareness month. Where are your donated dollars going?
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From the NYT
Aren't these the guys Obama wanted on his side? photo from Politico.com
Obama invited all these doctors to the White House, dressed them in taxpayer funded lab coats, schmoozed them and courted them to get their much needed endorsement for his Health Care plan and now he’s stealthily stabbing them in the back.
Is this what they had in mind when they went to the Rose Garden? I have to wonder if they understood how the government under Obama can and will reach it’s tentacles into their lives and livelihoods.
According to government documents obtained from Obama administration officials, the mystery shoppers will call medical practices and ask if doctors are accepting new patients and, if so, how long the wait would be. The government is eager to know whether doctors give different answers to callers depending on whether they have public insurance, like Medicaid, or private insurance, like Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
But of course, none of this information will be used against any particular doctor:
In response to the drumbeat of criticism, a federal health official said doctors did not need to worry because the data would be kept confidential. “Reports will present aggregate data, and individuals will not be identified,” said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss the plan before its final approval by the White House.
And these doctors are really supposed to believe this nonsense?
If this doesn’t reek of intimidation, nothing does. And I see nowhere in the story that the reporter called the AMA to get their opinion on this. I also have to wonder how the decisions were made regarding what states to target with these “mystery shopper” calls:
[…] administration officials said, a federal contractor will call the offices of 4,185 doctors — 465 in each of nine states: Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. The doctors will include pediatricians and obstetrician-gynecologists. [In addition to family practice physicans and internal medicine doctors.]
What I find most troubling about this is that these nearly 4200 doctors will be called at least twice to determine if the doctor has different standards of care for private insurance patients versus government insured patients. But 11% of these doctors will be called a third time and this time the caller will identify himself as a govenment employee and will ask whether the doctors accept private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, and whether they take “self-pay patients.” The study will note any discrepancies between those answers and the ones given to mystery shoppers.
Tell me again that these results will not be used against a physician – tell me again that this information will be kept confidential. Tell me again how Obama wants the support of America’s doctors, most of whom do not belong to the AMA, by the way.
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SEIU thugs from ironic socialism.
A great point made by Ronald J. Pestritto of Hillsdale College:
Isn’t it interesting that those who lobbied hardest for ObamaCare are the first to be granted waivers?
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If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
RomneyCare is not part of the solution; it embodies the problem. If Mitt Romney cannot recognize that, it’s unlikely that he’s the guy to pull American politics back into a passing acquaintance with reality. To put it in Obama terms, America is a moat, and it’s filled with government spendaholics. You could toss a poor alligator in there, but they’d pick him clean in seconds, and leave what was left for Nancy Pelosi’s shoes.
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I believe that it only came to light yesterday because it only occurred to the regime’s collective mind over the weekend, after Rep. Ryan released his plan. This brilliant idea isn’t in the actual ObamCare bill.
In his speech yesterday, which was a poor attempt to rebut Rep. Paul Ryan’s much touted Path to Prosperity, Obama disclosed a new plan to the American people:
Fifteen members will serve on the Independent Payment Advisory Board [IPAD – dontcha love these government acronyms?], all appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. If per capita costs grow by more than GDP plus 0.5%, this board would get more power, including an automatic budget sequester to enforce its rulings. So 15 sages sitting in a room with the power of the purse will evidently find ways to control Medicare spending that no one has ever thought of before and that supposedly won’t harm seniors’ care, even as the largest cohort of the baby boom generation retires and starts to collect benefits. The Wall Street Journal
These are 15 UNELECTED “sages” who will be able to spend or not spend money, which up until now has been the job of Congress.
Let’s forego the obvious, that this is a stupid idea, and look at it as though it will really happen.
15 guys are appointed by the president to make these health decisions. When this president is gone, in 4 or 8 years and a new president comes in, a whole new bunch of wise men will be appointed. Where’s the continuity in that? We are dealing with human beings who are making subjective decisions. It’s like musical chairs. They leave and new guys come take their place and all things will change again with every new butt that sits down.
It’s ridiculous. And it can be dangerous to the citizens. Imagine the malevolent chair sitters that might be appointed – guys who really don’t revere the Constitution or our republic, like for instance some of the czar’s that Obama has already appointed.
Obviously, this regime could not have thought this through. These people are supposed to be smart then I and I can see how stupid and unworkable, not to mention unfair, this idea is.
Seriously. Think about this. If you can’t see how unworkable, subjective and just plain goofy this whole idea is, then I’m a Chinese astronaut.
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Don’t get me started on the overuse of anti-bacterial products. As a nurse, I’ve seen what happens in the disease world with the exuberant usage of this stuff and it’s all bad.
But on the other hand, doesn’t this congress have better things to concentrate on than this? They want to take these products offf the market because it has an ingredient that might, someday, perhaps, cause some kind of health problem? No one has any evidence that it will, but by God, it MIGHT and we’re gonna be one step ahead of it! Triclosan is the bad ingredient they are after.
FDA testing so far, has shown no reason to ban it… but who knows what they’ll find in the future! So Markey and Slaughter are moving to ban this stuff from the market place because there’s always a chance that we will die from the overuse of hand gel cleansers and wipes… someday, in the future.
They are so off the mark it’s not even funny. Yep, people do die from the overuse of this stuff but it’s not the ingredients that kill them — it’s the bugs that have developed since we’ve become TOO clean, that are doing it. And you’ve all heard and read about these superbugs so I’m not going into that. We have adverstisers telling us that we have buy everything from antibacterial toys to douches, because we have to be CLEANER. And just try to find a soap that’s NOT antibacterial! That’s nearly impossible.
Plain old soap, bleach and common sense cleanliness is all anyone needs to do in their normal daily lives. These other products have a place in our lives, but their overuse has caused us more problems than I bet has been prevented.
But I digress and got off on the soapbox (pardon the pun) that I wasn’t going to go off on.
People have the right to buy whatever they want to buy. And if they want to buy this stuff – then let them. This nanny government is making everyone’s life miserable. I can so relate to Rand Paul’s rant over his toliets. We have 3 of them just like what he’s complained about. I hate these new curly fry lightbulbs! They don’t come on immediately like the old fashioned ones and they are made in CHINA, which really chaps my ass, plus you’re supposed to have a hazmat team to discard them!
These stupid democrats couldn’t create a budget last year, but they have time to worry about some obscure chemical that no one has any proof will hurt anyone. This is called justifying your job, because there’s no other reason for wasting time on this.
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Here’s an interesting parallel:
When Clinton’s popularity was waning and he was wracked with sex scandals, we went to war in Bosnia. It was a poorly veiled attempt to shift the focus from one unpleasant thing to something the nation could rally around.
Now, we have another liberal (Marxist) president who refuses to call a terrorist a terrorist or a war a war. In Orwellian fashion, we have newspeak like overseas contingency operations in place of war and man-made disasters in place of homocide bombers.
I’ve noticed that Obama’s honeymoon with the media is coming to an end, albeit slower than with any other president in my memory. These tv guys are asking almost difficult questions of the press secretary and the president, himself. As we all know, there’s dissension in the ranks on Capitol Hill with the democrats being displeased with the president’s actions and decisions, of late. Obamacare is less popular this year than last, states are suing in federal courts and his poll numbers aren’t stellar enough any longer.
So what did he do?
He went to war – the third front in the Middle East.
But this is the just war. The good war. Just as Afghanistan is and Iraq was not – according to Obama and his flock. We’re doing the righteous thing by protecting and aiding the “rebels,” whoever they are (and it’s still being debated just who they are) while we leave Gadhafi alive and in power. We’ll leave him alive so that he can terrorize and brutalize his people on another day.
And at the same time, in Clinton-esque fashion, we are being distracted from Obama’s negatives.
However, after 2 years I think most of us have learned now to keep an eye on what the other hand is doing.
You know that in Obama’s recent budget, he wants to double our aide to Libya from $900,000 to $1.7million? I wonder how much influence his friends Wright and Farrakhan had on him about that?
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Here is the proof that the average American understands the intent of the Constitution and the Political class does not:
from Rasmussen Reports:
Nearly seven-out-of-10 Mainstream voters say states should have the right to opt out of some or all of the health care plan, but just as many of those in the Political Class disagree and oppose allowing states that right.
But then 85% of Political Class voters favor the requirement that every American must obtain health insurance, while 74% of those in the Mainstream are opposed to it.
It’s obvious from this poll that the Political class has no understanding of state’s rights, individual rights, limited federal government or the beliefs of the Founders and writers of the Constitution – not to mention, no understanding of the document itself.
When you start to think about this, it’s kinda scary. The Political class believe that the government can mandate or force people to buy something that THEY deem necessary and proper and they believe that they know better than you do or than your state does. These elitists are so arrogant that they believe they know better than the Founders, not to mention you and me.
This is all a direct result of the radically liberal education the politicals have received in America.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: These people are no smarter, in fact less smarter, than you and I. And yet, we keep electing them to office as though they know best. We trust them to make the right decisions when they have no understanding of the oath and office they hold.
I wish more people like you and me knew this. We would need no term limit amendment. That’s what elections are for and an informed mainstream voter would vote their limits every election.
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From Obama’s remarks regarding Roe v. Wade:
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.
So what do you call ObamaCare, then if it’s not an intrusion in the private and very PERSONAL matters of an individual and his family?
I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.
His support is through Planned Parenthood which are nothing more than government funded abortion clinics that are aimed at minorities, especially Black Americans. Employees at these facilities are on tape saying as much. This is government sanctioned genocide, primarily against the Black community.
And there is no constitutional right to an abortion, just as there is no constitutional right to force any American to buy anything, including health insurance.
And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.
What he’s saying is that the “burden” of unwanted pregnancies and abortion falls squarely on the woman and men are off the hook. He’s on record as saying that he didn’t want his “daughters punished” with an unintended and unwanted baby. But there is no “punishment” for the father, no burden for him. He can go his merry way and “fulfill his dreams” while the mother is left to the decision of abortion or the “burden” of caring for a child and her dreams are lost. Her future is bleak, that of being an single parent.
The burden of single parenthood is shouldered by the mother and the taxpayers with little or no consequences for the father. I see nothing in his statement – aside from “encouraging healthy relationships” and how he plans to do that from the WH is a mystery to me – that promotes the responsibility of fathers in this matter. On the contrary in fact, by this part of his statement: same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.
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My beautiful, healthy new grandson will be on Medicaid. His parents are both fulltime working adults and they will have to put this child on government aide in order for him to get medical care.
I know this is true because we have called numerous insurance companies and have gotten the same response. Today, I called my congressman, Trent Franks office in DC and got the same answer. A child will no longer be able to get, for instance Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Every company Jane and her dad called told her the same thing: because of the new healthcare bill, they will no longer cover a child.
I can be covered, with an inoperable brain tumor but a healthy newborn child cannot. My congressman’s representative could not explain how that works. . .
Jane is a 2nd grade teacher and is insured through the school district but to add Alexander to that policy, it will cost her an additional $470/month. . . PER MONTH. This is the reason she has been searching for private insurance for him. When I told Jane that Medicaid was going to be her only option – before she had made a second call to any insurance company – she said “I don’t even know what that is.” I told her it was basically welfare and her response was “I’m not doing that. I work fulltime.”
This is the goal of the progressives: continue and reinforce the entitlement society. Put all new citizens on the government dole and if possible, do so from birth.
At this point, I am so angry I can’t think straight to write this blog.
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