Election 2012, GOP, healthcare, Healthcare Reform, Medicaid, Medicare, Mitt Romney, obama, Obamacare
15 Wednesday Aug 2012
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13 Monday Aug 2012
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Published on Youtube Aug 12, 2012 by yazakchattiest
“She’s touted by the liberal media as one of the brightest commentators on television, yet MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got thoroughly demolished by National Review editor Rich Lowry on Sunday’s Meet the Press.
When continually asked by Lowry to defend the President’s $700 billion Medicare cuts in ObamaCare, Maddow repeatedly refused making herself look tremendously foolish. Instead of going after Obama for real cuts to Medicare, his media have and will continue to distort what’s in Ryan’s plan specifically to save the program.
What doesn’t Maddow understand about who’s in charge on a presidential ticket? That would be the man at the top.”
National Review’s Rich Lowry Destroys MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press
From MRC TV:
Sorry Maddow, those White House talking points do not hold water. Americans are not interested in Progressive distractions.
02 Thursday Aug 2012
healthcare rationing, Healthcare Reform, IPAB, Medicaid, Medicare, obama, Obama lies, Obamacare, Rationing
“With the coming advent of ObamaCare, states that are bracing for the huge increase in Medicaid recipients are looking for a way to save money and they think they’ve found one; limiting the number of prescription drugs that Medicaid patients can obtain. The cost for Medicaid will skyrocket under Obamacare because of the expanded eligibility requirements.
As a result of the imminent financial crunch, seven states have tightened the limits on prescription drugs in the last two years, joining nine others that also set limits. Illinois only allows four brand-name drugs for Medicaid patients, Mississippi has a limit of two, and Arkansas adults are limited to six. In Alabama, Medicaid patients were only getting one brand-name drug per month, and HIV and psychiatric drugs were excluded, but on Aug. 1 the state will relax the limit to its previous level — four brand-name drugs — after the state saved more money than expected and received money as part of a settlement with a pharmaceutical company….”
For years, those who counted on the passage of Obamacare most for one reason or another were forewarned that Obamacare would hit these individuals first and the hardest.
Refusing to heed the warnings, this is the perfect example of “be careful what you wish for.”
The White House decision makers (IPAB or better known as the death panels) believe in eugenics; thus, those dependent upon Medicaid [and Medicare] in the sights of these death panels are deemed expendable aka sacrificial lambs.
14 Wednesday Dec 2011
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07 Tuesday Sep 2010
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“Faced with mounting debt and looming costs from the new federal health-care law, many local governments are leaving the hospital business, shedding public facilities that can be the caregiver of last resort.
Officials in Lauderdale County, Ala., this spring opted to transfer their 91-year-old Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital and other properties to a for-profit company after struggling to satisfy an angry bond insurer.
‘We were next to knocking on bankruptcy’s door,’ said Rhea Fulmer, a Lauderdale County commissioner who approved the deal with RegionalCare Hospital Partners, of Brentwood, Tenn, but with trepidation. She said the county had no guarantee the company would improve care in the decades to come. ‘Time will tell.’
Clinton County, Ohio, in May sold its hospital to the same company. Officials in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, are weighing a joint venture with a for-profit company, similar to one the same company made with Bannock County, Idaho. And Prince George’s County, Md., is seeking a buyer for its medical complex.
More than a fifth of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals are owned by governments and many are drowning in debt caused by rising health-care costs, a spike in uninsured patients, cuts in Medicare and Medicaid and payments on construction bonds sold in fatter times. Because most public hospitals tend to be solo operations, they don’t enjoy the economies of scale, or more generous insurance contracts, which bolster revenue at many larger nonprofit and for-profit systems…..”
Another downside of government involvement and regulating everything under the sun. States that are already cash strapped is now finding themselves being dragged under fast, therefore, sacrifices must be made. These sacrifices will affect the very ones that Obama said would be protected, many of whom helped get this tyrannical liar elected.
We warned you.
13 Thursday May 2010
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Donald Berwick, Government corruption, Government coverups, Govt Intervention, Govt Regulation, Govt's War on America, H.R. 3200, H.R. 3590, healthcare, healthcare rationing, Healthcare Reform, Marxism, Medicaid, Medicare, Nanny State, NHS, NICE, obama, Obama Administration, Obama Appointees, Obama's legacy, Progressivism, socialism, socialized medicine, universal healthcare
Meet the man who is going to pull the plug on granny. Based on his zealous love affair with the NHS and the British healthcare system, Dr. Berwick promises to be a nightmare for millions of Americans. Consider yourselves forewarned America. Repeal Obamacare now or we will all be damned. Delayed care equals denied care. This is not even what the most ignorant of Americans voted for.
Obamacare is a death sentence for millions of Americans and Dr. Berwick is the hatchet man. Men, women, children and innocent babies will die, you can count on it.
“While much of Washington is focused on President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, Republicans are gearing up for a confirmation battle over another Obama nominee who promises to put health care back in the spotlight.
At issue is Obama’s choice to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, a Harvard professor with a self-professed love affair with Britain’s socialized health care system. In his writings and speeches, Berwick has defended government rationing and advocated centralized budget caps on health care spending.
‘Cynics beware, I am romantic about the (British) National Health Service; I love it,’ Berwick said in a July 2008 speech at England’s Wembley stadium. ‘All I need to do to rediscover the romance is to look at health care in my own country.’
While Berwick would not have the authority to impose a British health care system on the United States in one fell swoop, as head of CMS, he would be running both Medicare and Medicaid. Given that the two programs alone account for more than one out of every three dollars spent on health care in America (all government programs combined account for 47 percent), private players tend to follow CMS’s lead. Berwick himself has made this point.
‘(G)overnment is an extraordinarily important player in the American health care scene, and it has inescapable duties with respect to improvement of care, or we’re not going to get improved care,’ he said in a January 2005 interview with Health Affairs. ‘Government remains a major purchaser.… So as CMS goes and as Medicaid goes, so goes the system.’
There are two basic visions for how to contain the growth of health care spending. The free market approach would give individuals control over their health care dollars, with the idea that it would encourage more shopping that will drive down costs and increase quality as has happened in every other aspect of the consumer-based economy. But the other approach, employed by nations such as Britain, is to have the government ration care to meet a global budget.
President Obama rejected the market-based approach, and sought to drastically expand insurance coverage while reducing health care costs. But according to a report by CMS’s chief actuary, the new law will actually increase health care costs. That leaves rationing of care based on a bureaucratic notion of the common good as the remaining option for containing skyrocketing spending, and it’s an outcome that Berwick himself once predicted would be necessary to achieve universal coverage.
‘(T)he Holy Grail of universal coverage in the United States may remain out of reach unless, through rational collective action overriding some individual self-interest, we can reduce per capita costs,’ Berwick wrote in an article for Health Affairs he co-authored in 2008.
He went on to write that, ‘The hallmarks of proper financial management in a system… are government policies, purchasing contracts, or market mechanisms that lead to a cap on total spending, with strictly limited year-on-year growth targets.”