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THE NATURAL
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YASSIR ‘N HE BE MAKIN’ ME NATURALLY SICK

Don’t believe the media. Obamacare is already adding to the unemployment rolls.

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Commenting on the mainstream media of his day, Thomas Jefferson famously observed that "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." Coming from the Sage of Monticello, whose credentials as an advocate of the free press were pretty darned solid, this is an arresting statement. And it is evident that the news business has changed little during the two centuries that have come and gone since he penned that uncivil passage. Even if one ignores the "reporting" perpetrated by the New York Times and other leading lights of journalism in the wake of the Tucson shooting, the continuing relevance of Jefferson’s comment can be verified by perusing the stories appearing in most prominent publications about the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare .

The new House majority incurred the wrath of the media by refusing to change the name of the repeal bill and ignoring their calls to "wait a bit longer" before bringing it up for a vote. In fact, the Republicans had the temerity to give the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act" pride of place in their vote schedule. This affront has inspired a spate of "news" stories claiming that the GOP has misled the public concerning Obamacare’s effect on unemployment. The Republicans have, according to these articles, misrepresented a CBO report that suggests the new law will eliminate 650,000 jobs. A typical example is an AP "fact check" piece that includes this priceless quote from economist Paul Fronstin: "CBO isn’t saying that there is job loss as much as they are saying that fewer people will be working."

The irony of such verbal contortions is that they would be unconvincing even if they were not self-refuting. It isn’t necessary to invoke the CBO to demonstrate that Obamacare is a job killer. The ink was hardly dry on the new law when the layoffs began at the small insurance companies. Last year, HealthMarkets announced its plan to eliminate 250 jobs pursuant to "national healthcare reform." Likewise, Principal Financial Group said it would get out of the health insurance business and lay off 1,500 workers due to "the shadow of a lot of regulatory matters." The darkest of these regulatory shadows is Obamacare ‘s requirement that health carriers spend 80% of premiums on medical care. This mandate will drive many other carriers out of the market as well, and kill the jobs of anyone working in their health divisions.

The job losses have by no means been limited to health insurance companies. The actual providers of health care, including community hospitals, are beginning to eliminate jobs. Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, has had to cut nearly 50 jobs because Obamacare "has already started to cut reimbursement rates to hospitals across the region and the country and we expect that reality to get worse moving forward." Another small hospital, in Leominster, Massachusetts, will eliminate about 50 positions. The spokesman for that institution said the cuts were made necessary by "health care reform, with its reductions in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements." Yakima Valley Memorial, in the state of Washington, will also cut 70 to 100 jobs because "Under federal health care reform, Memorial must reduce its expenses."

In addition to the jobs it will destroy in the insurance and hospital industries, Obamacare ‘s new taxes will kill countless jobs in the medical device industry. The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council estimates that about 90 percent of member firms will be forced to "cut back on operational costs — and jobs — after [Obamacare ‘s] 2.3 percent tax on their products is implemented in 2013." And, lest you fall into the error of thinking that "reform" will bring enough new customers to offset the increased tax burden, 42 percent of the affected firms have indicated that Obamacare will not increase their business. The others are no doubt hoping that at least one of the promises made on behalf of Obamacare will actually be fulfilled. Inevitably, however, this addition to their cost of doing business will add to the unemployment rolls.

If you believe that all this carnage will somehow render health care more "efficient," as many progressive policy wonks have claimed, remember that reform-induced job losses will not be limited to the health care industry. As health care economist John Goodman points out, the various mandates imposed by Obamacare will effectively raise the cost of labor across the economy. He estimates that they will add ".28 an hour for full time workers (individual coverage) and .89 an hour (family coverage) for fulltime employees." Many businesses simply cannot absorb such increases without cutting labor costs. This is why we have heard so many cris de coeur from low-margin employers like White Castle, which says the financial hit "will make it hard for the company to maintain its 421 restaurants, let alone create new jobs."

And the government cannot simply "waiver" this problem away. Thus far, the Obama administration has issued get-out-of-jail-free cards to well over 200 employers and unions that screamed bloody murder when they realized how much devastation Obamacare will wreak on their operations. These waivers don’t cure the disease. They merely treat its symptoms. Even worse, they will eventually draw U.S. health care into an increasingly corrupt, Chicago-style political spoils system. Because these waivers are issued at the pleasure of the HHS Secretary, it is inevitable that the companies and unions with the most political power (i.e. those which have made the largest cash donations to the Democrats) will be given special dispensations. Less affluent employers will be forced to save money by cutting their labor costs.

None of the "reporters" peddling the CBO meme have shown any interest in the job losses already caused by Obamacare . They prefer to focus on the wickedness of the Republicans. As Paul Krugman phrases it, "The key to understanding the G.O.P. analysis of health reform is that the party’s leaders are not, in fact, opposed to reform because they believe… it will be ‘job-killing’ (which it won’t be). They’re against reform because it would cover the uninsured — and that’s something they just don’t want to do." This is the sort of dishonesty that prompted Jefferson to augment the above-quoted criticism of the Fourth Estate with the following: "Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." Were he with us today, he would no doubt include broadcast media and many Internet outlets in this indictment.

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Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act
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Christiana Care Health System hosted more than 70 community doctors in December for a special physicians’ forum on health care reform initiatives.

Leaders from Christiana Care and State of Delaware officials spoke about state-wide efforts to enroll Delawareans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and their partnerships on innovative health care initiatives to achieve medicine’s “Triple Aim” — better health and better care at lower cost.

Both the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians co-hosted the forum.

“Our community has a very long-standing history of excellence,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., chief medical officer of Christiana Care. “We are here to serve our neighbors and we want to do it in a way that is expert and caring and we know partnerships with our physician community are key for us to provide innovative and effective care for our patients.”

Community physicians heard about Christiana Care’s role implementing the Affordable Care Act, and many resources and opportunities to partner with the health system to care for our neighbors. The forum introduced Christiana Care’s marketplace guides, specially trained employees who help patients understand and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and access health services. Christiana Care has partnered with the state through Choose Health Delaware to educate the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Christiana Care also is the only hospital-based health system in the region to hire marketplace guides to assist the uninsured. Marketplace guides are working throughout Christiana Care and visiting health fairs, churches, community centers and school-based health centers to educate Delawareans about how to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

“Christiana Care is a terrific partner with us because of the way they take care of patients,” said Bettina Riveros, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, who gave an overview of the State Innovation Model during the forum. The state of Delaware won a special grant under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a special center created by the Affordable Care Act that provides billion in grants to health institutions that are designing initiatives to achieve medicine’s Triple Aim.

Doctors also learned about Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinically integrated network that brings together doctors, other health providers and Christiana Care to develop and sustain clinical initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim. Christiana Care’s nearly 11,000 employees and their dependents (a total of 18,000 covered lives) will be the first members of the Christiana Care Quality Partners network, which goes live July 2014. Alan Greenglass, M.D., medical director of The Medical Group of Christiana Care, is CEO of Christiana Care Quality Partners. Douglas Azar is executive director of Christiana Care Quality Partners.

“We want to be leading health care transformation in Delaware,” Dr. Greenglass said. “We want to create an infrastructure and work together with our community physicians in Delaware to achieve the Triple Aim.”

Tim Gibbs, executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, welcomed physicians to the forum.

It also featured a Q&A session in which community doctors could ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact their patients and their practices. Panelists during the forum included Dr. Nevin, Dr. Greenglass, Azar, Riveros, Kathy Cannatelli, director of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Lauren Pendergast, program coordinator for Christiana Care’s Marketplace Guides; and Michelle Amadio, director of the state’s health insurance marketplace. The forum was moderated by Omar Khan, M.D., associate vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute & Center for Community Health.

Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act
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Christiana Care Health System hosted more than 70 community doctors in December for a special physicians’ forum on health care reform initiatives.

Leaders from Christiana Care and State of Delaware officials spoke about state-wide efforts to enroll Delawareans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and their partnerships on innovative health care initiatives to achieve medicine’s “Triple Aim” — better health and better care at lower cost.

Both the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians co-hosted the forum.

“Our community has a very long-standing history of excellence,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., chief medical officer of Christiana Care. “We are here to serve our neighbors and we want to do it in a way that is expert and caring and we know partnerships with our physician community are key for us to provide innovative and effective care for our patients.”

Community physicians heard about Christiana Care’s role implementing the Affordable Care Act, and many resources and opportunities to partner with the health system to care for our neighbors. The forum introduced Christiana Care’s marketplace guides, specially trained employees who help patients understand and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and access health services. Christiana Care has partnered with the state through Choose Health Delaware to educate the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Christiana Care also is the only hospital-based health system in the region to hire marketplace guides to assist the uninsured. Marketplace guides are working throughout Christiana Care and visiting health fairs, churches, community centers and school-based health centers to educate Delawareans about how to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

“Christiana Care is a terrific partner with us because of the way they take care of patients,” said Bettina Riveros, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, who gave an overview of the State Innovation Model during the forum. The state of Delaware won a special grant under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a special center created by the Affordable Care Act that provides billion in grants to health institutions that are designing initiatives to achieve medicine’s Triple Aim.

Doctors also learned about Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinically integrated network that brings together doctors, other health providers and Christiana Care to develop and sustain clinical initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim. Christiana Care’s nearly 11,000 employees and their dependents (a total of 18,000 covered lives) will be the first members of the Christiana Care Quality Partners network, which goes live July 2014. Alan Greenglass, M.D., medical director of The Medical Group of Christiana Care, is CEO of Christiana Care Quality Partners. Douglas Azar is executive director of Christiana Care Quality Partners.

“We want to be leading health care transformation in Delaware,” Dr. Greenglass said. “We want to create an infrastructure and work together with our community physicians in Delaware to achieve the Triple Aim.”

Tim Gibbs, executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, welcomed physicians to the forum.

It also featured a Q&A session in which community doctors could ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact their patients and their practices. Panelists during the forum included Dr. Nevin, Dr. Greenglass, Azar, Riveros, Kathy Cannatelli, director of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Lauren Pendergast, program coordinator for Christiana Care’s Marketplace Guides; and Michelle Amadio, director of the state’s health insurance marketplace. The forum was moderated by Omar Khan, M.D., associate vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute & Center for Community Health.

Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act

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Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act
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Christiana Care Health System hosted more than 70 community doctors in December for a special physicians’ forum on health care reform initiatives.

Leaders from Christiana Care and State of Delaware officials spoke about state-wide efforts to enroll Delawareans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and their partnerships on innovative health care initiatives to achieve medicine’s “Triple Aim” — better health and better care at lower cost.

Both the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians co-hosted the forum.

“Our community has a very long-standing history of excellence,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., chief medical officer of Christiana Care. “We are here to serve our neighbors and we want to do it in a way that is expert and caring and we know partnerships with our physician community are key for us to provide innovative and effective care for our patients.”

Community physicians heard about Christiana Care’s role implementing the Affordable Care Act, and many resources and opportunities to partner with the health system to care for our neighbors. The forum introduced Christiana Care’s marketplace guides, specially trained employees who help patients understand and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and access health services. Christiana Care has partnered with the state through Choose Health Delaware to educate the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Christiana Care also is the only hospital-based health system in the region to hire marketplace guides to assist the uninsured. Marketplace guides are working throughout Christiana Care and visiting health fairs, churches, community centers and school-based health centers to educate Delawareans about how to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

“Christiana Care is a terrific partner with us because of the way they take care of patients,” said Bettina Riveros, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, who gave an overview of the State Innovation Model during the forum. The state of Delaware won a special grant under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a special center created by the Affordable Care Act that provides billion in grants to health institutions that are designing initiatives to achieve medicine’s Triple Aim.

Doctors also learned about Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinically integrated network that brings together doctors, other health providers and Christiana Care to develop and sustain clinical initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim. Christiana Care’s nearly 11,000 employees and their dependents (a total of 18,000 covered lives) will be the first members of the Christiana Care Quality Partners network, which goes live July 2014. Alan Greenglass, M.D., medical director of The Medical Group of Christiana Care, is CEO of Christiana Care Quality Partners. Douglas Azar is executive director of Christiana Care Quality Partners.

“We want to be leading health care transformation in Delaware,” Dr. Greenglass said. “We want to create an infrastructure and work together with our community physicians in Delaware to achieve the Triple Aim.”

Tim Gibbs, executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, welcomed physicians to the forum.

It also featured a Q&A session in which community doctors could ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact their patients and their practices. Panelists during the forum included Dr. Nevin, Dr. Greenglass, Azar, Riveros, Kathy Cannatelli, director of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Lauren Pendergast, program coordinator for Christiana Care’s Marketplace Guides; and Michelle Amadio, director of the state’s health insurance marketplace. The forum was moderated by Omar Khan, M.D., associate vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute & Center for Community Health.

Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act
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Christiana Care Health System hosted more than 70 community doctors in December for a special physicians’ forum on health care reform initiatives.

Leaders from Christiana Care and State of Delaware officials spoke about state-wide efforts to enroll Delawareans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and their partnerships on innovative health care initiatives to achieve medicine’s “Triple Aim” — better health and better care at lower cost.

Both the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians co-hosted the forum.

“Our community has a very long-standing history of excellence,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., chief medical officer of Christiana Care. “We are here to serve our neighbors and we want to do it in a way that is expert and caring and we know partnerships with our physician community are key for us to provide innovative and effective care for our patients.”

Community physicians heard about Christiana Care’s role implementing the Affordable Care Act, and many resources and opportunities to partner with the health system to care for our neighbors. The forum introduced Christiana Care’s marketplace guides, specially trained employees who help patients understand and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and access health services. Christiana Care has partnered with the state through Choose Health Delaware to educate the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Christiana Care also is the only hospital-based health system in the region to hire marketplace guides to assist the uninsured. Marketplace guides are working throughout Christiana Care and visiting health fairs, churches, community centers and school-based health centers to educate Delawareans about how to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

“Christiana Care is a terrific partner with us because of the way they take care of patients,” said Bettina Riveros, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, who gave an overview of the State Innovation Model during the forum. The state of Delaware won a special grant under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a special center created by the Affordable Care Act that provides billion in grants to health institutions that are designing initiatives to achieve medicine’s Triple Aim.

Doctors also learned about Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinically integrated network that brings together doctors, other health providers and Christiana Care to develop and sustain clinical initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim. Christiana Care’s nearly 11,000 employees and their dependents (a total of 18,000 covered lives) will be the first members of the Christiana Care Quality Partners network, which goes live July 2014. Alan Greenglass, M.D., medical director of The Medical Group of Christiana Care, is CEO of Christiana Care Quality Partners. Douglas Azar is executive director of Christiana Care Quality Partners.

“We want to be leading health care transformation in Delaware,” Dr. Greenglass said. “We want to create an infrastructure and work together with our community physicians in Delaware to achieve the Triple Aim.”

Tim Gibbs, executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, welcomed physicians to the forum.

It also featured a Q&A session in which community doctors could ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact their patients and their practices. Panelists during the forum included Dr. Nevin, Dr. Greenglass, Azar, Riveros, Kathy Cannatelli, director of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Lauren Pendergast, program coordinator for Christiana Care’s Marketplace Guides; and Michelle Amadio, director of the state’s health insurance marketplace. The forum was moderated by Omar Khan, M.D., associate vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute & Center for Community Health.

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Physicians Forum on Affordable Care Act
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Christiana Care Health System hosted more than 70 community doctors in December for a special physicians’ forum on health care reform initiatives.

Leaders from Christiana Care and State of Delaware officials spoke about state-wide efforts to enroll Delawareans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and their partnerships on innovative health care initiatives to achieve medicine’s “Triple Aim” — better health and better care at lower cost.

Both the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians co-hosted the forum.

“Our community has a very long-standing history of excellence,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., chief medical officer of Christiana Care. “We are here to serve our neighbors and we want to do it in a way that is expert and caring and we know partnerships with our physician community are key for us to provide innovative and effective care for our patients.”

Community physicians heard about Christiana Care’s role implementing the Affordable Care Act, and many resources and opportunities to partner with the health system to care for our neighbors. The forum introduced Christiana Care’s marketplace guides, specially trained employees who help patients understand and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and access health services. Christiana Care has partnered with the state through Choose Health Delaware to educate the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Christiana Care also is the only hospital-based health system in the region to hire marketplace guides to assist the uninsured. Marketplace guides are working throughout Christiana Care and visiting health fairs, churches, community centers and school-based health centers to educate Delawareans about how to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.

“Christiana Care is a terrific partner with us because of the way they take care of patients,” said Bettina Riveros, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, who gave an overview of the State Innovation Model during the forum. The state of Delaware won a special grant under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a special center created by the Affordable Care Act that provides billion in grants to health institutions that are designing initiatives to achieve medicine’s Triple Aim.

Doctors also learned about Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinically integrated network that brings together doctors, other health providers and Christiana Care to develop and sustain clinical initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim. Christiana Care’s nearly 11,000 employees and their dependents (a total of 18,000 covered lives) will be the first members of the Christiana Care Quality Partners network, which goes live July 2014. Alan Greenglass, M.D., medical director of The Medical Group of Christiana Care, is CEO of Christiana Care Quality Partners. Douglas Azar is executive director of Christiana Care Quality Partners.

“We want to be leading health care transformation in Delaware,” Dr. Greenglass said. “We want to create an infrastructure and work together with our community physicians in Delaware to achieve the Triple Aim.”

Tim Gibbs, executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, welcomed physicians to the forum.

It also featured a Q&A session in which community doctors could ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact their patients and their practices. Panelists during the forum included Dr. Nevin, Dr. Greenglass, Azar, Riveros, Kathy Cannatelli, director of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Lauren Pendergast, program coordinator for Christiana Care’s Marketplace Guides; and Michelle Amadio, director of the state’s health insurance marketplace. The forum was moderated by Omar Khan, M.D., associate vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and medical director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute & Center for Community Health.

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cut off Obamacare

Litigation over Obamacare’s individual mandate has captured the public’s attention. But the ultimate goal in challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law is not the mandate, it is  severability.  Easy To Insure ME has the answers

This individual mandate that you must buy health insurance is the most obnoxious provision of Obamacare, eradicating the concept of limited government. If the federal government can tell you how to spend your own money to buy insurance, then it also has the power to command how you spend the rest of your money in every area of life.

But the mandate is only one intolerable aspect of Obamacare. One

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OBAMACARE WATCH: MORE DARKNESS THAN LIGHT AND OF COURSE TAXES AND PENALTYS
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There are 1,018 pages of the Health Care Reform Bill and it really has some frightening provisions in it. I never thought I would see euthanasia addressed in print, but it’s here, Please be read the following highlights:

I have highlighted some very troubling and downright scary provisions written into this Health Care Reform Bill. What we hear on the television via our President is just a few conditions that may sound reasonable or even good on the surface, but buried within these 1,018 pages are dark secrets everyone needs to know.

On Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get!

Continue reading, the following excerpts, they contain far more information on what kind of care you may or may not get!

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifics for and of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration your Health-care!

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifics of Benefit Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – Your Health care WILL be rationed.

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCERS/ HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing! Only the mildest cases will receive treatment! Those with the highest survival rates!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what the Government deems preventable re admissions. This means you will not be admitted when you should!

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors if you treat a patient during initial admission to a Hospital that results in a readmission- The Government will penalize you. This means patients will not be admitted when they should!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Government mandates the establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want! Rationing on the basis of how sick you are! If you have Cancer and MIGHT die in 6 months with or without treatment, do you really think they are going to spend money and resources on the chance that you MIGHT live?

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Can you say no health-care for the the Disabled!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government will provide you with an approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death! Can you say Euthanasia! They will not help you to live, but they will be kind enough to help you to die!

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Government mandates a program for the orders for the end of life. The Government has a say in how our life ends! An order can be made to withhold life sustaining care from us!

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An "advanced care planning consultation" will be used frequently as a patients health deteriorates! This sounds like a bully tactic to make sure Euthanasia is used!

PG 429 Lines 10-12 "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the GOVERNMENT!

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order. They can decide for you!

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at the end of your life! I do not know about you, but I would like to decide for myself what treatment I want at the end of my life!

Now a few other provisions that need to be pointed out!

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise! But wait, not to our Special Needs people? How in God’s name is this happening?

Pg 58HC Bill – Government will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Health card will be issued! Fantastic now the government really controls our money! HMMM, National ID Health card—Mark of the beast?????? Ok that might be far fetched, but how far?

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for electronic funds transfers. Just what I want! They can take what they want, when they want!

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control. Why not, they are screwing up everything else!

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans be in the Exchange. The Government controlling the Private Sector!

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation for illegal aliens! But there is no money in the plan for life sustaining treatment for my stage 4 Lymphatic Cancer stricken Uncle! Only Euthanasia for him!

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice!

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the GOVERNMENT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt Monopoly! Too much power and no way to fight it!

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The Government will tell YOU what you as a Doctor can make!

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public opt plan. NO CHOICE! What happened to being able to keep your private insurance!!!!!!!

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families. Health-care is needed for everyone this is true, but there are some small businesses that are barely making it now, If they are forced to pay for employee and family insurance it will force business closures. I have a friend who owns one of these businesses and he would love to help out his employees by offering health-care but he just can’t do it!

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll 400k & above who does not provide pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll.

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Any business with payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to the Government will be taxed 2.5% of their income.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)! I would like someone to explain why we always have to pay for them!

Pg 195 HC Bill -Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records! INVASION OF OUR PRIVACY!

There is so much more to read, I can only scratch the surface of this repugnant Health-Care Scam! It is total government take over of our lives. The will literally have in their hands the decision of whether we live or die. President Obama has committed a reprehensible act by signing this so called Health-Care Bill. This is not Health-Care Reform, it is the destruction of the private sector and human life.

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OH AND DID I MENTION TAXES………AND PENALTY’S

There has never been any rhyme or reason to this administration other than redistribution of wealth, socialism and inserting cradle-to-grave control. Using Health care as an excuse for seizing control of accounts and businesses is just one strategy. Obama has also planned all along to use the ‘environment’ i.e. Cap and Trade to take even more. This will do more than take. It will flatten American business and destroy our sick economy. Who cares what the American people think and what the constitution says! We are just in the way…..take, take, take.

I was forwarded this latest tax scheme by Van Hipp, President of American Defense International and the former Deputy Secretary of the Army under Bush senior and Ronald Reagan. He recommended the well known accountant and expert witness on tax matters, Paul Guppy who wrote a commentary on the various hidden taxes in the Spokesman Review paper, “Health Law’s Heavy impact.”

Starting in 2013, not only will you pay the closing costs and real estate fee when you sell your house but now you will pay a 3.8% Sales Tax. So, if you sell your home for 0,000, perhaps wanting to down size if you are a senior you will pay ,200 in Tax.

Here we have another assault on our seniors again. Many downsize their homes as retirement comes closer, so along with long lines and rationed care that is substandard, seniors and anyone will have to pay more tax on the home they just sold.

Penalties for individuals: We will pay 2.5% of our annual income as a fine/penalty if we don’t purchase the government approved health care plan.

Penalties on families: Parents will pay a yearly 7 per kid if they don’t purchase a government approved health care plan.

Penalties on employers: If you are a business with 50 or more employers you will get fined at least ,000 per employee if you don’t provide, once again the ‘government approved health care plan.

Other special taxes and fees:

Investment income: Anyone making 0,000 or over gets to pay 3.8% of their annual investment income. Start adding up them apples, folks.

If you have a fancy health care plan and pay as an individual, ,200 or ,800 for a family, you get to pay a 40% annual tax on those health care plans.

Medical aid devices have gotten hit hard as well. They will see a 2.9% tax hike. Sorry if you have an artificial limb….you are screwed.

Medicare gets more money because if you earn 0,000 or more you pay a special Medicare tax of 3.9.%

Then there is the 10% tax on tanning….on and on. Perhaps you should consider an ‘Albino’ beauty treatment.

This Health care bill is nothing but an orgy of controls, tax schemes and rationed care. Now add Real Estate tax to the ridiculous list.

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Student Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

student health insuranceYoung college students are already on tight budgets, but now they are confronted with the Affordable Care Act that requires all Americans to be covered by qualified health plans beginning in 2014. While students are not exempt from the mandate, there are certain provisions in the law that can help them afford a healthcare plan that will meet the minimum coverage requirements.

Not only that, but there have been some changes to healthcare law that encourage students to graduate from college and take their time establishing themselves in their careers before worrying about paying for health insurance. These changes are designed to ensure young people are covered by comprehensive insurance instead of taking the risk of being uninsured.

What has Changed For Student Health Insurance?

Some student health insurance provisions in the Affordable Care Act have already taken effect, meaning college students have been benefiting from the health care reform law for several years. Some of these provisions apply to all Americans, but are of particular interest to college students because they are intended to lower the cost of premiums. The major changes of the Affordable Care Act that affect college students are:

  • Young adults, including students, can stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until they turn 26 years old. This is probably the biggest change in the law. Until health care reform was passed, young adults would be removed from their parents’ policies when they turned 19 years old. College students could stay on the plan until they turned 22, which is the expected age of graduation. This rule meant that young adults had to get their own student health insurance policies on very limited incomes, which wasn’t always possible. Usually, these students would simply go without insurance and take the risk of major injury or illness.

Now, however, college students can thank the Affordable Care Act for giving them more time to establish a reliable income before becoming responsible for their own insurance plans. In most cases, if the option is available to them, college students should stay on their parents’ plans for as long as possible.

  • The ACA has eliminated annual maximums, meaning coverage will not end if students incur significant medical bills.
  • Insurance companies have to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on direct medical care rather than on administrative costs.
  • All plans sold on or after March 23, 2010 must abide by the student health insurance changes in health care reform law.
  • Student health care centers located on college campuses must be included as provider choices for students.
  • Health insurers are required to notify students who are under the age of 26 that they may be eligible to remain on their parents’ policies.
  • College students may elect to purchase individual insurance policies through health insurance exchanges. They will likely qualify for federal premiums because their incomes are typically very low. In addition, catastrophic plans are available to people under 30, which have significantly lower premiums than other plans. If their incomes are low enough, they may also qualify for low- or no-cost insurance through Medicaid.
  • The Affordable Care Act allows college students to enroll in any health plan available to them without the fear of being denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

In the end, health care reform law has had a huge impact on student health insurance, mostly in a positive way. Students no longer have to choose between health insurance and other daily expenses. They can remain on their parents’ plans, purchase a low-cost catastrophic plan, or get covered under Medicaid, all of which are options that reduce their need to pay expensive premiums out of their own pockets. More information on student and affordable care can be found at CMS.gov website.

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Obamacare vs The Affordable Care Act : Do you know the difference?

Do you know the difference between Obamacare vs The Affordable Care Act. See this hilarious Jimmy Kimmel  live video where you fill find lots of informed citizen like the the The Affordable Care Act but not the Obamacare. It shows how dumb some people are and may be biased towards a health care reform just because its called Obamacare. (I hope you are not one of these people :-) )

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