They Can Run On This

Posted in 2010 Election, 2014 Election, 2016 Election on July 16th, 2014

Dems Can Run On ACA
No! Make Them Run On This!

As we begin the planning for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections – and early stage setting for the 2016 Presidential elections – the Democrats are, of course, scrambling for platforms to run upon. My thought is to give them a “hand-out” and provide them with one – ObamaCare and their support thereof.

I think we can run on this. I think there is so much in here that has value to every American, and mostly to people who have insurance.

– David Axelrod
January, 2010

ObamaCare has “worked so well” that we, the People shouldn’t let the Dems run upon it; we should make them run upon it and we can do exactly that if we choose the discussion instead of letting our domestic enemies say whatever they want in order to gain or keep power over us.

Let’s make it 2010 all over again and continue the rebirth of our nation. Then we can impeach and remove Obama, Holder, and many others throughout the Executive and Judicial branches of the Obama Regime.

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By Any Measure

Posted in Politics on April 23rd, 2014

With the US Census Bureau’s intent to change the questions it asks millions of Americans about health insurance, which will lower the estimated number of uninsured Americans, it’s pretty clear that the Obama Regime is looking to alter and adjust the metrics and success criteria of ObamaCare. Simply put, they’re changing the yardstick.

ObamaCare Yardstick
By Any Measure…Except The Objective

But then, this is par for the course for the Obama Regime and its devotees. Insofar as they’re concerned, anything and everything that is linked somehow to Obama can be measured in any way, shape, or form except for an object measurement. To do the latter would be “racist.

On simply cannot violate the boy’s Black Privilege by not allowing him to lower the bar for his performance in order not to fail.

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The Incoming OCD-10

Posted in Politics, Society on March 9th, 2014

WHO LogoThere’s truly no denying that America has a fundamental problem with its expectations of its healthcare system. Similarly, there’s little rational denial of the fact that ObamaCare won’t improve this and will only matters worse.

So now, of course, we’re about to be saddled with the OCD-10.

OK, it’s actually the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, version 10), not the OCD-10, but it certainly looks to be an example of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on the part of the World Health Organization (WHO). ICD-10 will increase the number of diagnostic available codes from approximately 17,000 in ICD-9 to over 155,000. If that’s not a case OCD, I don’t think I really want to know what it is.

There are many who wouldn’t this would be a problem, which is why a large part of why it’s been largely ignored outside of medical circles. The other reason being that the Lamestream Media is loath to add to the woes of Liberal politicians in an election year. Sadly, that ignorant majority is wrong; this is a problem, both financially and operationally.

For decades the US has used the WHO’s ICD as a way to standardize billing for medical procedures. Resultantly, medical practitioners have to use the proper codes in order to get reimbursed by health insurance companies or the government. These massive and largely nonsensical changes to the ICD will directly and adversely effect the operational efficiency of America’s entire healthcare industry.

AMA ICD10 Cost Chart
ICD-10 Cost Estimates By AMA

According to the American Medical Association (AMA) the costs to medical practitioners in terms of physician productivity losses, payment disruptions, training, testing, and practice assessments, as well as the implementation itself will be staggering…and, not the least bit surprisingly, drastically higher than earlier estimates.

The markedly higher implementation costs for ICD-10 place a crushing burden on physicians, straining vital resources needed to invest in new health care delivery models and well-developed technology that promotes care coordination with real value to patients. Continuing to compel physicians to adopt this new coding structure threatens to disrupt innovations by diverting resources away from areas that are expected to help lower costs and improve the quality of care.

– Ardis Dee Hoven, MD
President, American Medical Association

In the end it will the American people seeking medical attention that will bear the burden of these regulation-imposed costs, both in direct increases in their medical costs and in the loss of medical access due to smaller practitioners being driven out of business, the reduction in medical advances, and the natural self-protection instincts of medical practitioners who may well take more conservative approaches is treatment rather than risk not being reimbursed in a timely fashion, or at all, for expensive, aggressive procedures.

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