Healthcare Reform Closer to becoming Reality
Here's a letter written by Stephen Fraser, MD that was sent to his Congressman.....
July 23, 2009
As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the healthcare bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a healthcare system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our healthcare system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.
I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.
Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Government will audit books of all employers that self insure!!
Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A Government COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get...
Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!
Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 HC Bill: Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Health card will be issued!
Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65 Sec 164: is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations: (ACORN).
Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange.
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration your Healthcare!
Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example - Translation: illegal aliens.
Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members - your Health care WILL be rationed.
Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue Government on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Government Monopoly.
Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association - The Government will tell YOU what you can make! (salary)
Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST automatically enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!
Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payrolls.
Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business's with payroll between 251k & 401k who don't provide public option pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Government will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)
Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of HC Admin (Government) will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that!
Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors, low income, and poor are affected.
Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors, don't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same!
Page 253 Line 10-18: Government sets value of Doctor's time, profession, judgment etc. Literally value of humans.
Page 265 Sec 1131: Government mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Government regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Government will penalize hospitals for whatever Government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -Government will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own!
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand.
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception, BUT community input is required. Can you say ACORN?!!
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.
Page 341 Lines 3-9: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.
Page 354 Sec 1177: Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: Government creates more bureaucracy - Tele-health Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?
Page 425 Lines 4-12: Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.
Page 425 Lines 17-19: Government will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death. (Assisted suicide)
Page 427 Lines 15-24: Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends.
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced care planning consultant" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from Government!
Page 429 Lines 13-25: The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life!
Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION.
1. Monthly payment
2. A community-based organization. Like ACORN?
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Government will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage?
Page 494-498: Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.
Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor/patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.
Stephen E Fraser, MD”
This was posted over at the American Preppers Network forum board.
God help us as a country because this will definitely kick off tshtf
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Friday, July 24, 2009
It's past time to be prepped for the storm season,The busiest time in my neck of the woods is almost upon us.Do you have your food & water stored? Do you have a way to prepare it? Do you have any of the hundreds of things we think about if the worst happens.I guess to sum it up if you don't have a list you had best make one & shop accordingly & if you do have a list recheck supplies & make sure everything works,have you run your generator lately?
Turn off the main switch to the house & see how it goes,that will give you a good idea how things will go short term.I think we ALL can find something that will not go as planned.And usually it goes like a domino effect. When something doesn't work it will also effect a couple of other things as well.Get you ass in gear or go to the Bus stop & wait on Uncle Sugar. I won't be there, Will you?..............Prep on
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Many things come into play when thrust in a survival situation. Fear,loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst when faced all at one time can be overwhelming.One must keep their cool & analyze the problems so that they can be overcome.
Any one or a combination of them can diminish your self-confidence or reduce your desire to struggle for life. All of these feelings are perfectly normal but are more severe and dangerous in wilderness survival situations. By learning to identify them you will be able to control them instead of letting them control you.
Loneliness is a survival enemy that can hit you without warning. It will strike you when you realize you are the only person around who you can depend on while in your situation. . Don't let loneliness gnaw at your positive attitude. Fight it by keeping busy by singing, whistling, daydreaming, gathering food, or doing anything else that will take your mind off the fact that you are alone. Also while in your survival situation, boredom or lack of interest might strike you. It must be cured to maintain a healthy survival attitude.
Fatigue is the overuse of the muscles and the mind and is a serious threat. It can cause you to lower your defenses and become less aware and alert to danger. It causes inattention, carelessness, and loss of judgment and reasoning Take time to refresh and rest your brain and body. Conserve your energy. Rest, sleep, and calmness are essential. Pain is natures signal that something is wrong.
Exposure to the elements can be very dangerous. Get sheltered as best you can. If cold try and find shelter and build a fire. If in really hot weather get out of the sun. . In very hot weather you might also want to seek shelter and/or sleep in the daytime.
Hunger and thirst are enemies that can really depress your positive mental attitude. Try and find some water. Food can wait. A person can survive for weeks without food. Try and conserve your body's energy reserves. You may be better off resting than wandering around aimlessly looking for food. Even if you find food you may have depleted more energy than the food can supply you with. If you can acquire food easily then go for it. A man with a full gut can withstand more survival pressures than a man with an empty belly.
Do your very best to control your fears. Be realistic. Don't let your imagination make mountains out of mole hills. Expect fear and learn to recognize it. Live with fear and understand how it can alter your effectiveness in survival situations. Don't be ashamed of any fears you may have. Control fear, don't let it control you. Fears can be lessened by keeping the body busy and free from thirst, hunger, pain, discomfort, and any other enemies to survival.
A more dangerous enemy than fear is panic. Panic is an uncontrolled urge to run or hurry from the situation. Panic is triggered by the mind and imagination under stress. It results from fear of the unknown, lack of confidence, not knowing what to do next, and a vivid imagination. Fear can build up to panic and cause a person to make a bad situation worse. In a panic a person's rational thinking disappears and can produce a situation that results in tragedy. A panic state could lead to exhaustion, injury, or death. A positive mental attitude is still the best remedy. To combat fear and panic keep your cool, relax, see the brighter side of things, and stay in control. Keep up your positive self-talk and remember your goal of survival.
While in a survival situation you will practice self-reliance. You will only be able to depend on yourself and your abilities. You will have to overcome many challenges that you are not accustomed to.. Modern society is conditioned to instant relief from discomforts such as darkness, hunger, pain, thirst, boredom, cold, and heat. Adapt yourself and tolerate it.When you first realize that you're in a survival situation stop and regain your composure. Control your fears. Recognize dangers to your life. Relax and think; don't make any hasty judgments. Observe the resources around you. Analyze your situation and plan a course of action only after considering all of the aspects of your predicament. Be sure to keep cool and collected. It is important to make the right decision at all times. Set your goal of survival and always keep it fresh in your mind. Never give up. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
While in your survival situation you will be confronted with many problems that you will need to overcome. Your brain will be your best asset ,You will have to defeat negative thoughts and imaginations, and also control and master your fears.You will need to adopt that positive and optimistic "can do attitude". You will need to be creative and use your ability to improvise to adapt to the situation.Your problem solving must be based on recognizing threats to your life, knowing their priority of influence, knowing their severity of threat to your life, and taking actions that will keep you alive. It is important to consider your safety at all times. If you sum up and analyze what you need to combat it will be easier to fight known enemies than if you were fighting something unknown. Loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst, and fear are your major enemies in emergency survival situations.
To keep your body alive you must react to your body's problem indicators and defend yourself against the major enemies of survival. Always remember to keep your positive mental attitude. Don't add any extra burden to yourself by falling into a destructive mental state like feeling self-pity or hopelessness. Your positive mental attitude will help you combat your survival enemies.
in part 3 we will break it down -Loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst, and fear
*** The busy part of Hurricane season is just around the corner ,Don't get caught off guard because of the dry weather we have had lately,A storm can pop up overnight,
Get your preps in order NOW....................