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11/10/2012 new
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Morning Bell: What Does the Election Mean for Obamacare? "The bad news is that many of...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Morning Bell: What Does the Election Mean for Obamacare?



"The bad news is that many of the health care laws serious effects were delayed until after the election. Ten of its 18 new tax hikes have yet to kick in. blog.heritage.org And there is still so much about the law that we dont even know.



Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (DCA) was absolutely right when she famously remarked in 2010 that we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..."



"Thankfully, this isn't the end of the story. Obamacare is not here to stay. Despite the 2012 election, the assumption that the health care law will stay on course is another example of the left's wishful thinking. Of course, efforts for a complete repeal will likely face the same fate as efforts in the last Congress did. But there are ample reasons, as well as opportunities, to change the course of this law..." Read on... blog.heritage.org
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OBAMACARE: SEVEN NEW TAXES ON CITIZENS EARNING LESS THAN $250,000

"While we were all debating the cost to our liberty due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), we were ignoring the cost to our pockets. If there ever was a reason for bipartisan rage about this law, it should be on the twenty - yes, twenty - hidden new taxes of this law. Making matters even more relevant is that seven of these taxes are levied on all citizens regardless of income. Hence, Mr. Obama's promise not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 is just another falsehood associated with this legislation.

www.breitbart.com
11/27/2012 new
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider Liberty University's legal argument that President Obama's health care law violates the school's religious freedom.

The case will be returned to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

"Today's ruling breathes new life into our challenge to ObamaCare," Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which filed the suit on behalf of the school, said Monday. "Our fight against ObamaCare is far from over."

www.foxnews.com
11/27/2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider Liberty University's legal ...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider Liberty University's legal argument that President Obama's health care law violates the school's religious freedom.

The case will be returned to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

"Today's ruling breathes new life into our challenge to ObamaCare," Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which filed the suit on behalf of the school, said Monday. "Our fight against ObamaCare is far from over."

www.foxnews.com
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Very encouraging news......

11/27/2012 new
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: (Quote) Mary-486033 said: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to rec...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:

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Mary-486033 said: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider Liberty University's legal argument that President Obama's health care law violates the school's religious freedom.

The case will be returned to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

"Today's ruling breathes new life into our challenge to ObamaCare," Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which filed the suit on behalf of the school, said Monday. "Our fight against ObamaCare is far from over."

www.foxnews.com



Very encouraging news......

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And even more good news...

20 States have stated their intentions not to set up a State Exchange with Obamacare! (Another angle to defeat it.)

"Use this page to find out where your state stands on the ObamaCare "exchange" - and to help us stand up to ObamaCare (by submitting this petition to your governor). www.freedomworks.org

Since the election, now fully two weeks ago, health policy experts such as our own Dean Clancy have been eagerly pointing out that those of us who believe in limited government still have a very real opportunity to halt one of the largest government intrusions of the past century - ObamaCare.

Blogger Rusty Weiss has presented a good, concise summary of how a number of states refusing to set up ObamaCare's health care exchanges could throw a wrench in the implementation of the law.

As several governors have noted, these exchanges will be largely federally controlled anyways, so why should states waste their time and resources setting them up, when refusing to do so could prevent the government from invading their state's health care system at all? The deadline to set up a state-run exchange was November 16th.

Happily, twenty states have stated their intentions not to set up a state exchange:

Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin

Having forty percent of the states resist the ObamaCare exchanges is a major problem for the administration. Some folks in the media, of course, have criticized these states for refusing to "get with the program". Our Vice President of Health Care Policy, Dean Clancy, has this to say in reply...

But for residents of these states, it is important that you remain vigilant and encourage your governors to hold the line, because they now have another month during which they could be pressured to change their minds. The Department of Health and Human Services has pushed the deadline for planning to set up an exchange to December 14th of this year.

Six states are taking full advantage of the extended deadline, and are waiting to announce whether they will implement an exchange. It is especially crucial that residents of these states put pressure on their governors to avoid setting up an exchange (click on a state to Take Action and send a message to your governor):

Arizona, Florida, Idaho, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. www.freedomworks.org

All six of these governors are Republicans who have stated their opposition to ObamaCare in the past. There is no excuse for them to cave now and force their states to pay for ObamaCares crucial infrastructure.

The remainder of the states (AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA, WV) have declared their intention to implement either a partially or fully state-run exchange. This does not mean, however, that residents in those states should give up hope. Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Mexico are four states where a determined grassroots outcry could cause their governors to perhaps think twice about their decision, and in all of these states it would be constructive to contact your state governments to let them know your thoughts on their decisions.

As a last note, it is worth pointing out the case of Utah, where the situation is decidedly different from most other states. Utah had already established a state health care exchange before ObamaCare was even passed. However, this exchange was extremely tailored to the states needs and is in many ways incompatible with the health care laws requirements of state exchanges. It remains to be seen whether the federal government will attempt to force Utah to bring its exchange into compliance with federal law, and that fight will bring up fundamental questions of federalism a states ability to chart its own course within an increasingly monolithic federal government.

** Update, 26 November - North Dakota has been tentatively moved to "not implementing exchange", but unfortunately Florida has replaced it in the "undecided" column."
11/27/2012 new

India has a very large population and comparatively few Doctors. To extend the reach of those Doctors so that the teeming masses get at least some medical care, they are developing and implementing ways via the Internet, cell phone and satellite technologies.

After all some care is better than no care.

So we have the English National Health, held up to all of us along with Canada's idiocy as the way we should do things, adopting India's answer to too little health care for most of their people as the way to save 3 million Pounds a year from their collapsing system. They are going to adopt India's solution so that the English people can skip face to face meetings with Doctors in their surgery.

Go here to read the article yourself:

www.express.co.uk

With the shortage of Doctors in Canada, they too will probably adopt the system to save money and solve their Doctor shortage. Will we be too far behind this enlightened trend?

11/27/2012 new

(Quote) Paul-866591 said: India has a very large population and comparatively few Doctors. To extend the reach of those Doct...
(Quote) Paul-866591 said:

India has a very large population and comparatively few Doctors. To extend the reach of those Doctors so that the teeming masses get at least some medical care, they are developing and implementing ways via the Internet, cell phone and satellite technologies.

After all some care is better than no care.

So we have the English National Health, held up to all of us along with Canada's idiocy as the way we should do things, adopting India's answer to too little health care for most of their people as the way to save 3 million Pounds a year from their collapsing system. They are going to adopt India's solution so that the English people can skip face to face meetings with Doctors in their surgery.

Go here to read the article yourself:

www.express.co.uk

With the shortage of Doctors in Canada, they too will probably adopt the system to save money and solve their Doctor shortage. Will we be too far behind this enlightened trend?

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All I can say is there is no way that I know of to listen to someone's heart and lungs (both of which are probably the most important parts of a physical exam) or palpate the abdomen for masses (indicating tumor or other serious problem) via a computer. Some care is better than none, but not the same as face-to-face and more importantly, doctor's ears (via stethoscope) and doctor's hands to patient's bodyl. Patients will get less care under Obamacare - there is absolutely no question!

11/27/2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: (Quote) Mary-486033 said: "What began last week, as a few doctors emailing...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:

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Mary-486033 said: "What began last week, as a few doctors emailing 'someone should' run ads telling patients how we feel ... quickly turned into 'WE are' going to run ads telling patients how we feel. This ad ran today in the regional USA Today OH, VA, PA, FL, CO, WI and UT." THANK YOU DOCTORS!!!

"A Letter From America's Doctors To Our Patients...

Please read this before you go to the polls tomorrow. You have heard from the politicians. We'd like to share what America's working doctors think."


www.scribd.com



Glad to see some docs are speaking out! It's about time! Interesting which states did this - I hope it spreads to other states.

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Hi Patricia et alia,

Nice to know the doctors are speaking out. Where were they in the past, when bills went through the roof, and it was the insurance companies telling them what they could do. What about that?

James ☺

11/27/2012 new

(Quote) James-17080 said: Hi Patricia et alia,Nice to know the doctors are speaking out. Where were they in ...
(Quote) James-17080 said:



Hi Patricia et alia,

Nice to know the doctors are speaking out. Where were they in the past, when bills went through the roof, and it was the insurance companies telling them what they could do. What about that?

James ☺

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It seems the doctors have to contend with frivilous lawsuits. So insurance companies have a vested interest in
what and how doctors do things. It is a vicious cycle.

11/27/2012 new
"Gov. Bobby Jindal's very well-informed letter of epic courage to Kathleen Sebelius regarding refusal to set up an Obamacare health insurance exchange in Louisiana. This should be the model for all our governors." ~ Docs4PatientCare

Here's the letter - www.dhh.louisiana.gov
11/27/2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: "Gov. Bobby Jindal's very well-informed letter of epic courage to Kathleen Sebelius regarding re...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: "Gov. Bobby Jindal's very well-informed letter of epic courage to Kathleen Sebelius regarding refusal to set up an Obamacare health insurance exchange in Louisiana. This should be the model for all our governors." ~ Docs4PatientCare

Here's the letter - www.dhh.louisiana.gov
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The letter was very informative. I wish NY would do the same.

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