Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Too much information for the wrong people

This commercial creeps me out.

Just as the patient in this ad is uncomfortable with a room full of doctor types hearing his whole medical history and seeing him without his pants on, it makes me uncomfortable too.

The idea of all my private, personal medical information being accessed by nameless, faceless bureaucrats makes me feel as almost naked as this guy feels:

And don’t forget, our tax dollars are paying for this and every other GE commercial you see.


Voting Female Speaks: Pelosi’s Cultist Suicide Pact Recruitment Underway

Frugal Cafe Blog Zone: More Aggravating Ramblings at Health Care Summit from Our “Mouth in Chief” on His College Auto Insurance (video)

SamHenry: Pelosi Making it Hard for Dems to be Loved

Does anyone still believe this guy? Seriously.

“Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Yep people are angry. But you still don’t understand why. You want to blame it on “what’s happened over the last eight years” or in other words, George Bush. And that’s a big reason people are pissed off. You don’t own anything that’s gone wrong. It’s ALWAYS Bush’s fault.

“If there’s one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what th eir core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,” Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview at the White House.

Crises? What crises? Health care wasn’t a crisis until YOU told us it was. No one would disagree that there is room for improvements but no one signed on for becoming Great Britain.

The president said he made a mistake in assuming that if he focused on policy decisions, the American people would understand the reasoning behind them.

Oh but Mr.President, we aren’t capable of understanding your majestic intellect. What a conceited, arrogant, self-absorbed person you are!

“That I do think is a mistake of mine,” Obama said. “I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we’re making a good rational decision here, then people will get it.”

What you really thought was that you could baffle us with bullshit and we’d just go right along and off the cliff for you.

You’re a chameleon. You’re going to Ohio today on your JOBS road show and you think people are going to believe you are sincere? Do you seriously believe that we will buy this change in course? All of a sudden you CARE about our unemployed?

You really do believe one thing, you believe that Americans are stupid and easily led. I can understand that, since you got elected, after all.

Government health care should scare everyone

There are sad, hard luck stories of people who can’t afford the health care they need. They can’t get or keep their insurance due to major or catastrophic medical issues.

No one understands that any better than I do.

I’ve been blessed to have health insurance that for whatever reason, covers my condition. The amazing thing about that is that my insurance company still took me on even with a pre-existing condition and covers my medical bills and my prescriptions. Now the fact that I applied for this insurance a mere 3 weeks before I had any clue that I had a problem, might be part of it, but I doubt it. And believe me, I worry that one day it will become too expensive for my insurance company to continue to cover me. If this healthcare reform shit goes through, there’s a good chance my insurance company will dump me at some point in the future.

My pre-existing condition is not curable, at least not at this time. Something may be developed or discovered someday that will fix me. That’s called hope.

I’ve also been lucky enough to have the financial resources to pay for my doctor and my medical bills. I can still work, for one thing.

My point in is this: There are millions of Americans with medical conditions like mine who don’t have the financial circumstances I have and those are the people who need help. We can help them without trashing the entire system and starting from scratch. If that happens, if we dump the whole system, then I will be without when the time comes that I will be in the most need. And it won’t be just me who will be without, it will be EVERYONE who will be suffering. It will be my parents and your parents or our spouses. Because with this system that the government wants to implement, when we get too old or if there is no cure, we will be left out of medical services (partly because there won’t be enough doctors and nurses) and left to die.

This health care crap that they want us to live under scares me. It should scare everyone who has a parent or a spouse they love.

There have to be ways to help people who really need it without making everyone else suffer and do without. There has to be a way to make the system work for everyone without throwing the whole system out. It just seems that there are too many loud mouths on one side who are not willing to see any other options besides a communist one. It doesn’t work anywhere, it never has. Why do these dopes think it will work here?

1st Amendment right trashed again by the Leftists in the Senate

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An angry Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon to blast a federal investigation of Louisville-based Humana.

It all started when Humana was ordered by the feds to stop sending a letter to clients. The letter warns clients that the proposed health care plan involves cuts to Medicaid that could cause them to lose some benefits and services.

In his comments, McConnell said:

“Is this what we believe as a Senate – that this body should debate a trillion-dollar health care bill that affects every American while using the powerful arm of government to shut down speech? Is this how citizens and companies can expect to be treated if health reform passes? That any health provider that disagrees with a powerful senator will be subject to an investigation and a gag order?”

It was Sen. Max Baucus who asked that Humana be investigated. Baucus is the author of a major health care reform package currently in the Senate.

and more @ HotAir

Obama – the egomaniac – won’t be upstaged

As tens of thousands of concerned citizens flooded Washington, DC today, Obama made every attempt to keep the media and the spotlight off of them. He set up his own rallies because he won’t be upstaged by real Americans with real and true issues.

From the AP today: President Barack Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boost momentum in his drive for congressional passage of his chief domestic priority.

He IS a liar

No reason to apologize. Obama has been calling the Republicans, all conservative talk show hosts and town hall attendees liars for the last 2 months. Why is that okay but to call him out on his lies, is not?

I applaud Rep. Joe Wilson and judging by the responses at FoxNews.com, a whole lot of other people do, too.

Doctors and nurses to fill the Trojan horse with Union dues

In the heated debates on health-care reform, not enough attention is being paid to the huge financial windfalls ObamaCare will dole out to unions—or to the provisions in the various bills in Congress that will help bring about the forced unionization of the health-care industry.

Tucked away in thousands of pages of complex new rules, regulations and mandates are special privileges and giveaways that could have devastating consequences for the health-care sector and the American economy at large.

The Senate version opens the door to implement forced unionization schemes pursued by former Govs. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois in 2005 and Gray Davis of California in 1999. Both men repaid tremendous political debts to Andy Stern and his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) by reclassifying state-reimbursed in-home health-care (and child-care) contractors as state employees—and forcing them to pay union dues.

Following this playbook, the Senate bill creates a “personal care attendants workforce advisory panel” that will likely impose union affiliation to qualify for a newly created “community living assistance services and support (class)” reimbursement plan.

The current House version of ObamaCare (H.R. 3200) goes much further. Section 225(A) grants Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tremendous discretionary authority to regulate health-care workers “under the public health insurance option.” Monopoly bargaining and compulsory union dues may quickly become a required standard resulting in potentially hundreds of thousands of doctors and nurses across the country being forced into unions.

Ms. Sebelius will be taking her marching orders from the numerous union officials who are guaranteed seats on the various federal panels (such as the personal care panel mentioned above) charged with recommending health-care policies. Big Labor will play a central role in directing federal health-care policy affecting hundreds of thousands of doctors, surgeons and nurses.

Consider Kaiser Permanente, the giant, managed-care organization that has since 1997 proudly touted its labor-management “partnership” in scores of workplaces. Union officials play an essentially co-equal role in running many Kaiser facilities. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney called the Kaiser plan “a framework for what every health care delivery system should do” at a July 24 health-care forum outside of Washington, D.C.

The House bill has a $10 billion provision to bail out insolvent union health-care plans. It also creates a lucrative professional-development grant program for health-care workers that effectively blackballs nonunion medical facilities from participation. The training funds in this program must be administered jointly with a labor organization—a scenario not unlike the U.S. Department of Labor’s grants for construction apprenticeship programs, which have turned into a cash cow for construction industry union officials on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

There’s more. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has suggested that the federal government could pay for health-care reform by taxing American workers’ existing health-care benefits—but he would exempt union-negotiated health-care plans. Under Mr. Baucus’s scheme, the government could impose costs of up to $20,000 per employee on nonunion businesses already struggling to afford health care plans.

Mr. Baucus’s proposal would give union officials another tool to pressure employers into turning over their employees to Big Labor. Rather than provide the lavish benefits required by Obamacare, employers could allow a union to come in and negotiate less costly benefits than would otherwise be required. Such plans could be continuously exempted.

Americans are unlikely to support granting unions more power than they already have in the health-care field. History shows union bosses could abuse their power to shut down medical facilities with sick-outs and strikes; force doctors, nurses and in-home care providers to abandon their patients; dictate terms and conditions of employment; and impose a failed, Detroit-style management model on the entire health-care field.

ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse for more forced unionization.

Mr. Mix is president of the National Right to Work Committee.

The day they take union dues from my paycheck is the day I stop working.  But that may not  matter anyway, because if the government imposes fines “of up to $20,000 per employee on non-union” facilities, I might be out of work. The facilities I work for are family/small business owned and they cannot afford to have this happen to them.

I will not join a union. And I can’t imagine any of the doctors I know who would join one. I do know nurses, however who would. But I think in the long run, there will be a substantial exodus from the healthcare field if unionization is imposed on professionals.

It looks like, however, the government will be imposing unions on these small companies. And in order for them to survive, they will have to cave and go union/socialist.

The incredible thing about these bills in congress is that there are “agendas” and especially union agendas, hidden all over the place.  In 1100 pages, there is no way to know everything that will be imposed on us or how they can all effect us. Last count, HR3200 has, I believe 53 new – NEW – federal agencies, all related to healthcare in one form or another.

Talk about a Trojan Horse… this is the mother of all Trojan horses.

It’s a new revelation every day. And now this one.

More on this here.