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Friday, February 4, 2011

Health Reform News you should ALL Read

"Wendell Potter, former head of corporate communications for Cigna"

Read more: Health care reform's biggest con | Bankrate.com http://www.bankrate.com/financing/insurance/health-care-reforms-biggest-con/#ixzz1D0k0Htwr

This guy is spilling the beans and revealing what is going on behind the real Death Panels known as Insurance Companies.

Please, pay attention.

Also, on a mildly related note, a proud moment for Mississippi as a Republican Appointed Judge throws out another stupid challenge to Health Insurance Reform Law. (another report, this Daring Minds article rips Vinson)

I was going to stop there... but!  The idea of calling the new Health Insurance Reform Law "Obamacare" is silly.  For one thing, Mitt Romney (Republican, Massachusetts) created and got passed the State basis for the National plan.  So, it really should be called "Romneycare."  So, if the (Republican idea) Mandate is ruled Unconstitutional, then Massachusetts should also face the same challenge.  If that happens, I expect to see (or institute myself), challenges to Mandatory Auto Insurance, Mandatory Seat Belt use, Vaccinations even - using the same "government can not regulate LACK of participation" argument.  Any "you have to do this" requirement will be up for challenge.  Sure, you can make manufacturers install seat belts, but government can't force me to use them!

It is becoming more and more clear that Republicans are trying to destroy all of our Civil Rights and strip us of any means of self-protection then deliver us, our lives and livelihood to Corporate Interests, where we will all be but slaves to the CEO and Board of Directors.

Monday, January 31, 2011

For you Health Reform Critics

Okay, so what would you think if a Doctor - a Physician - who has worked for several decades (tens of years) in Medical Schools (teaching hospitals - hospitals where they teach new doctors and nurses) told you the Health Insurance Reform you call "Obamacare" was really a good law (more positives than negatives)?  Forget about Fox!!

"I also believe that many of the statements currently used to denigrate this bill are flawed or totally in error." - Dr. Jay H. Stein

I'll quote parts of the article - because most people who "hate Obamacare" are not interested in the facts, so probably won't read the article behind the link above.

The United States has many outstanding medical centers that deliver superb care for complex medical problems. Yet the U.S. ranks well down the list of developed countries based on health care costs and parameters such as infant mortality and life expectancy.
 The undisputed point is that health care costs in the United States have been out of control for decades and the current trend must be curtailed. The rates for 2011 have nothing to do with the ACA.
In addition, the ACA law still relies on the free market. Employers will continue to pick insurance through private companies. There will be no change in ownership of hospitals, and physicians will not become government employees.
This is not a government takeover.

I've also read an article where the main attack on the PPACA was that it would greatly increase demand for medical care.  What happens in a capitalist country when demand increases? Somebody steps in to profit from the increased demand by supplying it.  So, increased demand = more jobs created.  What do these people have against creating jobs??

Also worth reading is a Kaiser Health News summary of  "Fact Checks" on the Reform.