Bumped: Health Care Update: Plurality now oppose 49-46%….

Steven Crowder goes to Canada to see once and for all how the system is working compared to ours here in America:

Update: The House releases their version of the health care reform bill tomorrow (Tuesday). Team TOTUS is pushing HARD on Baucus and Rangel to move move move the ball. Nancy is complying on her end. CALL YOUR CRITTERS. CALL YOUR RELATIVES AND TELL THEM TO CALL THEIR CRITTERS..CALLING ALL BABYBOOMERS…

*10/10 cardiologists agree Medicare Specialist Payments should not be reduced….(I actually have no idea, but I am confident actual cardiologists who treat actual patients, not like E Emanuel who is an MD that writes about Euthanasia, believe we should not reduce cardiac cath and EKG payments which is part of what Team TOTUS has proposed in their ginormous 600b in Medicare cuts…)

What would be loverly would be the MiM plan:  allow interstate purchase of insurance products by consumers (repeal of McCarren Ferguson Act which prevents that right now),

small businesses: similar allowance of interstate multiple employer trust groups which can bargain collectively (c’mon there is a collective bargaining in there, here kitty kitty) to buy lower group rates for their small businesses…

a universal mandate which would allow insurers to expand their risk pools and thereby eliminate the need for pre ex limitations, (tie the universal mandate to the IRS enforcement of the healthcare/dependent care deductions or something similar so it is not a wage garnishment if you fail to get coverage..)

and Medicaid strictly enforced by income guidelines no higher than 125% of poverty lines, with a REQUIREMENT that welfare and food stamp recipients be enrolled in Medicaid, SCHIP at the time they get their other benefits, and one biannual eligibility check for ALL 3 PROGRAMS…

to incentivize more primary care physicians who make less money than specialists, but have less education, give them grants to go to Medical School and serve in public health under Medicare or Medicaid or VA service for 10 years. Like Joel in Northern Exposure. DO NOT PUNISH SPECIALISTS AND DRAG THEIR PAY DOWN TO MAKE GPs FEEL BETTER..

Cut the waste out and help the people who need it. Increase competition and break up state monopolies, like BC/BS in many states. Cut the damned red tape, but DONT GUT MEDICARE AND OUR INCREDIBLE INNOVATION IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY SIMPLY TO GIVE AWAY BENEFITS MOST PEOPLE ARE ALREADY ELIGIBLE FOR AND DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AND BRING DOWN THE LEVEL OF CARE FOR EVERYONE ELSE…/rant off. Eliza Doolittle courtesy of Lerner and Loewe and funnyface57

Patriots from the Conservative Society for Action, Gathering of Eagles, Active and the 912 Group rallied in front of the offices of Senator Charles Schumer to counter the staged pro-nationalized healthcare rally planned by MoveOn and ACORN...

Patriots from the Conservative Society for Action, Gathering of Eagles, Active and the 912 Group rallied in front of the offices of Senator Charles Schumer to counter the staged pro-nationalized healthcare rally planned by MoveOn and ACORN...

Update: Uh Oh TOTUS is bringing the troublemakers to the Oval to bang heads and twist arms, CALL YOUR CRITTERS:

The White House summoned two lawmakers critical to President Barack Obama’s hopes for health care overhaul to a private meeting Monday as the timetable for a comprehensive bill continued to slip.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., were to meet at the White House on Monday afternoon, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.

Baucus and Rangel are in charge of the crucial job of coming up with how to pay for a comprehensive health care overhaul that would cost an estimated $1 trillion over 10 years, mostly for subsidies to help cover some 50 million uninsured Americans.

… Timelines for the health legislation continue to be pushed back, with a bill unveiling promised for Monday in the House sliding to Tuesday as House Democratic leaders struggled to regain support from moderate and conservative Democrats who threatened opposition last week over the bill’s price tag and other issues….

Update: TOTUS is on TV, again, now talking Health Care, again. His nightlong infomercial and free media is not enough..He is finally appointing a surgeon general and it isn’t Sanjay Gupta, lol, nice to see them get someone in before Swine Flu Part II this Fall…They know the numbers are moving against them quickly. LEAVE THE ECONOMY ALLLOOOOONEE!!!!!


Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters now at least somewhat oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 46% at least somewhat favor it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

This marks the first time that more voters lean against the plan than support it….

Michael Barone has the latest:

…They are struggling to amass the votes to establish a government health insurance plan whose transparent purpose is to drive private insurers out of business and impose one-size-fits-all health care on the bulk of Americans. They already inserted into the stimulus package a provision funding “comparative effectiveness research,” which purports to show what treatments are medically effective and cost-effective.But comparative effectiveness research is, if not junk science, not a fully developed intellectual enterprise. Medicine is an art as well as a science, and comparative effectiveness research may too often compare apples and oranges. Meanwhile, as Europeans know, the most effective way to squeeze out costs, as Obama promises, is denial of care. Hip replacement at 60? Hey, that’s expensive and you’re too old….

WSJ reports taxes, taxes everywhere in the Dem proposal…

…lawmakers remain divided over how to pay for the program, which has been estimated to cost upward of one trillion dollars over 10 years. A House proposal unveiled last week would pay for part of the reform by taxing Americans who make more than $250,000 a year. Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “everything is on the table….

…Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) suggested that heavy horse-trading over the health-care tab would take place this week, and reiterated the president’s position that “the majority of this package will come from cutting costs.”…(In English that means you BabyBoomers and other Seniors are totally fxcked if these cuts happen)

Gateway Pundit has been following the public protests against the plan (and speaking too!)

MM is all over it

CALL YOUR CRITTERS, we simply cannot afford this. We do not want to see Seniors (and eventually all of us) DENIED CARE AND TREATMENT OPTIONS for some mythical ‘greater good’. It is wrong, period. And have we mentioned that practically all the major insurance companies now have a hiring FREEZE on thanks to this meddling in every aspect of our frakkin economy? Well they do. We need a crying person in a snuggie ranting, ‘LEAVE THE ECONOMY ALOOOOONNNNNE!’ on youtube people.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON in America is guaranteed EMT and public ER treatment BY LAW (EMTALA). In NY, the NYPost reports that Medicaid spent 43 Million in Camden alone on providing EMT care to homeless “convenience 911 calls” wherein the people do not NEED an ambulance but want some care, blankets, sleep, food. Meanwhile no doubt people who NEED an ambulance die:

By law, EMS workers cannot refuse to treat or transport any patient. And ERs have to at least evaluate and stabilize homeless patients.

The drain on the city’s strapped medical system is huge. Medicaid reimbursements don’t come close to covering the costs of frequent-flier visits.

Medicaid pays just $175 for a basic ER visit and only $186 for the cost of an $800 advanced-care ambulance.

At a minimum, ERs give vitamins, showers, hot food and a bed to their homeless patients. But those who come in with underlying medical conditions require X-rays, cardiograms and medicines that can push the cost of an ER visit well above the average $400.

“They take space. They take nursing resources. They’re a drain on the staff’s energy level and emotions,” said Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, of Camden, NJ, who has studied the issue. “They’re costing the system in both direct and hidden ways.”

Brenner’s research found Medicaid paid $46 million for the top 1 percent of Camden’s frequent fliers, or 1,035 patients, during a five-year period….



July 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Film, Finance, Healthcare, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St.

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