Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I AM A SENIOR. FORGIVE ME IF I STILL VALUE MY LIFE.



By VERNE STRICKLAND   FEBRUARY 2, 2013
THE CERTAIN PERILS OF OBAMACARE. YOU WON'T GET MUCH OLDER.

Most civilized societies in the world today have traditionally paid respect to their elders, and returned the love and nurturing that were accorded up and coming generations.
Some haven’t. It is well-known that some American Indian tribes, as well as some African cultures, have left their elders to die alone when they became too weak and infirm to keep up with the pace of the larger group.
At first glance this appears  shocking  and inhumane. That’s a fair appraisal in some ways.   At least it seemed a commonsense solution to protect the welfare of the tribe. Was that a justification? Some thought so, though those left to perish might have considered it a bit harsh.
There are modern-day parallels which may require a bit of a stretch. As our Marines have done in combat situations, provisions are made to carry the weak and wounded along, rather than abandon them to the elements, predators, or even torture by the enemy. There is no question this is the honorable option.
Choices. Hard choices. Somebody has to make them.
But in America today, we come upon a situation that is not only improbable in an affluent, civilized society, but bizarre and cruel as well.
Barack Obama, president of the United States, has at his disposable a federal program, bearing his personal brand, that can be implemented as a virtual killing machine despite being labeled in medical propaganda as a “health” phenomenon – Affordable Health Care or Obamacare.
He will abuse it. That is clear enough. He says as much. He will manipulate to achieve goals unheard of in 21st century medical annals -- to hasten the deaths of the sick and vulnerable, thus easing pressure on the federal budget that he personally has weakened to the point of collapse.

What he propose Is shameful – a description not unheard of where this unusual politician is concerned.

HERE ARE ARTICLES AND EXCERPTS – EXPOSING THE VERY REAL HORRORS OF OBAMACARE. WE ARE COLLECTING MORE. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THIS THREAT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IGNORE IT AT PAIN OF DEATH.

NC Becomes Next Obamacare Battleground State

Over the next 30 days, North Carolina is expected to become the site for the next battle over President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Former Gov. Bev Purdue had begun to implement the state-based exchanges under the ACA, however the newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has put on hold those plans, at least for now.
McCrory’s Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that the Governor would decide whether or not to proceed with the state exchanges by February 15.  Meanwhile, due to the plans set in motion by former Gov. Purdue, North Carolina has received federal assistance to help with the exchanges.
North Carolina was awarded a $74 million grant to help with creation of a health insurance exchange, a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to buy insurance that’s part of the Affordable Care Act.

The money is part of $1.5 billion in exchange establishment grants offered to 11 states by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is designed to help ready the exchanges for use in 2014.
Before McCrory’s final decision, Republican lawmakers are making attempts to water down the state’s participation in the ACA as well.  N.C. House Republican Leader, Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam said recently that removing the abortion provisions in ACA are being looked at seriously.
“There is a law being drafted to remove abortions from the health care exchange,” the Apex Republican said, adding that such a proposal likely would be introduced in the Senate. He said a “sex-selection” law is another strong possibility.  “In North Carolina you can get an abortion for any reason, including sex-selection abortions,” Stam said. “That’s something we’ve got to deal with.”
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The Impact of Obamacare on Seniors

Like most seniors, Ann Lorenz relies on Medicare as she copes with serious health care challenges, including Parkinson's Disease. Ann sees a number of doctors and depends on a variety of prescription drugs and therapies to stay independent. She worries that Obamacare threatens her access to doctors, treatment options and insurance plans - and her neurologist shares her concerns.
The SolutionGive seniors greater choice of doctors, private health plans, and services under Medicare.
Obamacare Facts & Figures
  • Nearly one-quarter of all seniors rely on Medicare Advantage, the private health care option in Medicare. However, Obamacare makes such deep cuts to that program that half of those covered will no longer be able to keep the coverage they have.
  • New taxes on drug companies ($27 billion) and medical device makers ($20 billion), as well as new reporting requirements and regulations imposed on physicians, will make access to health care and services more costly and difficult for seniors under Obamacare.
  • THIS INFORMATION IS PULLED TOGETHER WITH HASTE, AND WITH DIRE CONCERN OVER HOW OBAMA’S MISGUIDED, INSIDIOUS SCHEMES WILL IMPACT AMERICA – SENIORS IN PARTICULAR AS SOON AS IT IS ACTIVATED. TO BLOCK IT IS FAR MORE EFFECTIVE AND CERTAIN THAN TO DISMANTLE IT AFTER IT IS LAUNCHED.

The Right Way Forward for America

After repeal of Obamacare, Congress should pursue targeted policy solutions that address practical problems faced by millions of Americans in a step-by-step and fully transparent legislative process. The elements outlined above are at the core of transforming today's health care economy into one where individuals and families can control their own dollars and make their own decisions.