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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

House set to vote on healthcare repeal
January 13, 2011  
-  The U.S. House of Representatives will resume thoughtful consideration on repealing Barack Hussein Obama's healthcare overhaul the week of January 18-21.
The House vote was postponed from January 12th after the bloody slaughter in Arizona.

I will follow House action here - AMERICA NEWS

Obamacare has a week to live
March  3, 2011  
 Obamacare is NOT Constitutional, and Obama KNOWS it.  He is essentially in contempt of court.
Judge tells Obama he has a week to save Obamacare.  The clock is ticking on plans to implement Obamacare.
A federal judge gave Obama 7 days to file an expedited appeal either to the U.S. Supreme Court or the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
If they miss that deadline, it could face an injunction that would bring its implementation of Obamacare to a screeching halt in 26 states.

Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling chastised the government for dragging its feet before seeking a stay, or temporary suspension, of his January ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Judge Vinson previously ruled that requiring individuals to make a federally mandated purchase (buying a healthcare plan) exceeds their Constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce.

It was not expected that they would ignore the order and continue to implement the Act, and then file a belated (ridiculous) motion to clarify.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Warren's Health Plan working hand-hand with Obamacare Question

When Rick Warren launched his year-long Daniel Plan at a Saddleback Health and Fitness Seminar, he introduced three key doctors that would be working on this agenda with him. The fact that these three doctors are easily identifiable as New Age “guru” type doctors is indisputable. Their own public record is very obvious – each man in one way or another has connected himself with various elements of the New Age. One need only “Google” their names to find their connections to activities, practices and personnel at high levels in the New Age movement.

The question might be asked: Why didn’t Dr. Rick pick medical doctors who were Christians? Not nominal Christians, but sincere evangelical Christians! Surely there are highly esteemed, reputable, well-credentialed Christian physicians at the top of their field in various hospitals, universities or medical research laboratories! But Rick Warren picked the Oprah Winfrey type of New Age guru to be his guides with the Daniel Plan – the Hollywood hype type of doctors.

An official "Daniel Plan Pastoral Response" to the question "Why did Saddleback Church choose to use these doctors, who have been linked to other beliefs?" can be viewed HERE. In this classic insipid Warrenesque response it is claimed that these doctors "are in no way advising our church on spiritual matters." But given the fact that these doctors have specialized in integrating their spirituality with their views on medicine and health, this is not an honest answer. (View Daniel Plan FAQ sheet HERE).

Furthermore, these doctors have websites that are hype-driven – one can hardly even gain entry into Dr. Daniel Amen’s website without taking the “Brain Type Test” or jumping through other marketing hoops.

So why the pizzazz? Genuine Christian physicians might be more interested in the spiritual welfare of the sheep, they might be gently prodding about sins such as drunkenness or gluttony in a healthcare model. They might take a stewardship of the body approach. But, rather, the healthcare gurus of the Daniel Plan follow the New Age model of healthcare reform. Take Dr. Mark Hyman's plan as described on a YouTube video presentation:

“We have a new model emerging which we call P4 Medicine…”

Personalized: Genetic and environmental variations drive individual treatment
Predictive: Tailored health strategy based on personalized map of health risks with traditional and novel biomarkers
Preventive: Proactive vs. reactive approaches that shifts focus from illness to wellness, from disease treatment to functional enhancement
Participatory: Empowers and engages patient

“[Th]e future of medicine is going to be personalized. It is going to look at your genetics, at your environment and how those variations affect your health in this moment.

The future of medicine is taking the data in your story, which is called Narrativomics – the data in your narrative, in your story – and making the sense… out of the patterns in that.  Genomics…. Which is really looking for the patterns in the data….

And it is also preventive because we are going to be able to understand how to best look at a health map on a predictive model by looking at all the data points in your story and in your biomarkers and tracking that forward to see what your health risks are and how to create a personalized plan to help you get health and stay healthy.

And it is also participatory because it means you need to be engaged. Its not just taking a pill that your doctor gives you because you are going to treat some symptom of some disease and not to do anything else except pop that pill. So its very participatory and you have to be an engaged user of health care.”

“And the future of medicine is not going to be creating a hypothesis, as we do now, and then doing a study and collecting data, and analyzing the data. It is going to be looking for patterns in the data that already exists, in the patterns in your story, in the patterns in the biomarkers, and using the computational power that we have now to create a model of thinking about disease that sees patterns, and connections and relationships and linkages in ways that we don’t now….

“The way we think about disease really is passé. In fact, recently at a conference...the CEO of a drug company said that in the future there will be no more drugs for blockbuster diseases, only drugs for blockbuster mechanisms. And the reason for this is that disease doesn’t exist…. Diseases all appear real but they are simply the downstream effects from upstream mechanisms and causes....

   There is no depression
   There is no bipolar disease
   There is no autism
   There is no ADHD
   There is no dementia." [1]

The input-driven model of healthcare reform is not a model that treats disease. It is outcome-based healthcare. It is a New Age model that denies the reality of disease and focuses on wellness, as we explained in our earlier post, 3-Legged "Health" Care. Therefore the Daniel Plan is all about what you are putting into your body's system. Note: what you put into your body can be measured and assessed, monitored and databanked.... and controlled.

Dr. Hyman's model of healthcare focuses almost entirely on the brain and genetics, which raises many disturbing questions about his research role in the Daniel Plan. Furthermore, Dr. Hyman extrapolates certain highly specific and credible medical research from cutting edge work on autism, for example the "Gut and Psychology Syndrome", and irresponsibly applies it across the entire spectrum of disease.

Who can afford this healthcare plan? When listening to Dr. Hyman’s presentation, it is patently obvious that only the rich need apply! Who can afford his model of health, which stacks everything up front? The "Daniel Plan Health Grill Menu" includes high-end meals like:

Agave Glazed Salmon Tacos with Napa cabbage slaw and vine ripe tomatoes served on natural blue corn tortillas and topped with house made poblano-lime avocado sauce

Lemon & Herb Chicken Wrap with shaved red onion, shredded lettuce, tomato, Persian cucumber and Greek yogurt sauce served on a zucchini flax Omega wrap

All Natural Grass Fed Organic Beef Burger with pickled red onions and slow roasted tomato served 'protein-style' sandwiched between two crisp lettuce leaves (fresh baked focaccia roll available upon request).

The suggested retail price for grass-fed ground beef is $8.50 per pound. Check out prices and availability of poblano peppers, Greek yogurt, flax Omega wraps, and blue corn tortillas in your local grocery store (if you can even get these items!).

“Inputs” means that people have to watch their diets, eat organically, purchase supplements, follow strict dietary and exercise regimens, reduce their stress levels, eliminate caffeine and sodas, etc. etc. The upper middle-class American might be able to afford such a lavish lifestyle, which happens to be politically and environmentally correct. But what about the average family who is simply trying to make ends meet? How can they possibly afford the upfront costs of the “input” healthcare model?

Furthermore, and related to this excessive focus on “inputs,” is the fact that there may be a profit-motive with these guru doctors regarding their corporate interests in supplements and health care accessories! A Daniel Plan report on "Vitamin Supplements" titled "Dr. Mark Hyman takes the guesswork out of vitamin supplements" links over to Dr. Hyman's store http://store.drhyman.com/ where one can buy supplements (see also HERE). Read through Dr. Hyman's recommendations and see how your family budget can manage these expensive supplements.

On the Wikipedia entry for Dr. Oz, under the category “Controversy” one can read of his close association with the pharmaceutical industry in one of his marketing schemes:

"RealAge drug marketing

    "Oz is a spokesman and advisor for the website RealAge.com, which The New York Times has criticized for its pharmaceutical marketing practices. The site solicits medical information from visitors to determine a visitor’s biological age and then uses the visitor's medical profile for pharmaceutical marketing purposes. As The Times reporter explained the significance of this fact: "While few people would fill out a detailed questionnaire about their health and hand it over to a drug company looking for suggestions for new medications, that is essentially what RealAge is doing."[2]

At a separate Wikipedia entry for RealAge, which happened to get its big start on the Oprah Winfrey Show, we learn that

“On this website, users typically fill out a questionnaire about their health history, which is then used to generate personalized content, including highly targeted advertisements. Most revenue comes from pharmaceutical companies paying to advertise their drugs to individuals who have taken the website test and become members."[3]
These doctor/gurus also profit from their involvement with HealthCorps, which is described as,

"...a proactive health movement founded by heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the obesity and mental resilience crisis by getting American students and communities across the country to take charge of their health. Our three priorities are:  Educating the Student Body– our in-school program to empower and educate youth and faculty about their bodies, their environments and their abilities to affect them.
"Like a Peace Corps for Health, HealthCorps is a national service and peer mentoring initiative. In high schools, HealthCorps 'Coordinators' empower teens in underserved populations to make simple lifestyle changes to enhance their well-being and resilience and take the message to friends, families and neighbors."[4]

It is an old political trick to engage in public advocacy work in order to further one’s corporate causes and fill one’s corporate coffers. The more one advocates, and works the potential market, the more one profits! Once again, the 3-legged stool model of Rick Warren's Daniel Plan is in evidence. The private sector profits while the public healthcare agenda is furthered, and all the while the church is doing the cheerleading.

The connection between these three doctors and Obamacare is yet another issue. We'll look at that later. Meanwhile, remember our faithful and eternal Caretaker. He has a better plan for us, which has nothing to do with vast human agendas and New Age medicine. He tells us,

"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’"

Isaiah 41:10
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Obama reaps victory as Cincinnati judges uphold Obamacare

In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans.

A Republican-appointed judge joined with a Democratic appointee for the 2-1 majority in another milestone for Obama's hotly debated signature domestic initiative — the first time a Republican federal court appointee has affirmed the merits of the law.

The White House and Justice Department hailed the panel's affirmation of an earlier ruling by a federal court in Michigan; opponents of the law said challenges will continue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

At issue is a conservative law center's lawsuit arguing on behalf of plaintiffs that potentially requiring them to buy insurance or face penalties could subject them to financial hardship. The suit warns that the law is too broad and could lead to more federal mandates.

The Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., argued before the panel that the law was unconstitutional and that Congress overstepped its powers.

The government countered that the measure was needed for the overall goal of reducing health care costs and reforms such as protecting people with pre-existing conditions. It said the coverage mandate will help keep the costs of changes from being shifted to households and providers.

White House adviser Stephanie Cutter called the ruling "another victory" for millions of Americans and small businesses benefiting from the overhaul.

"At the end of the day, we are confident the constitutionality of these landmark reforms will be upheld," she said in a statement.
The law center predicted its case would have a good shot on appeal.

"Clearly our case won't resolve all the issues, because we don't raise the state rights issue, but we are the only one that is currently ripe for Supreme Court review that raises the challenge on behalf of an individual," said David Yerushalmi, an attorney for the law center.

The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel delivered a lengthy opinion with disagreement on some issues, moving unusually quickly in delivering its decision less than a month after hearing oral arguments.

"Congress had a rational basis for concluding that the minimum coverage provision is essential to the Affordable Care Act's larger reforms to the national markets in health care delivery and health insurance," Judge Boyce F. Martin, appointed by former President Jimmy Carter, wrote for the majority.

A George W. Bush appointee concurred; a Ronald Reagan appointee who is a U.S. district judge in Columbus sitting on the panel disagreed. Judges are selected for panels through random draw.

"If the exercise of power is allowed and the mandate upheld, it is difficult to see what the limits on Congress' Commerce Clause authority would be," warned dissenting Judge James Graham of Columbus. "What aspect of human activity would escape federal power?"

Judge Jeffrey Sutton, the Bush appointee, delivered the decisive vote, although his opinion raised questions and noted the unusual nature of a law directed at someone who chooses inaction, referring to those "who prize that most American of freedoms: to be left alone."

But the government argued that telling someone to buy health insurance, something that virtually everyone needs and is part of a sweeping effort, isn't the same as ordering them to buy a car or a vegetable.
"The novelty of the individual mandate may indeed suggest it is a bridge too far, but it also may offer one more example of a policy necessity giving birth to an inventive (and constitutional) congressional solution," Sutton wrote.
The opinion by Sutton, a well-respected conservative jurist, will be studied closely by other courts, said a law professor at Virginia's University of Richmond.

"His opinion is comprehensive and cautious and careful, but I think it comes out to pretty much the same conclusion as Judge Martin's," Carl Tobias said in a telephone interview.
An attorney for Thomas More said the center expects to appeal. It could ask for the full circuit court to review the case or go on to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 16-seat 6th Circuit has one vacancy.

Among those supporting the center in court documents in the case — titled Thomas More Law Center, et al, vs. Barack Hussein Obama, et al — were Republican presidential candidates Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul and several other members of Congress including Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio.

More than 30 legal challenges have been filed over the health care overhaul, some focusing on different issues such as states' rights. Earlier decisions at the U.S. district court level have found Republican-appointed judges opposing and Democrat-appointed judges affirming.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearing the project at first sounds like it's a great one that would help and contribute to the improvement of living of the citizens but just recently, a Judge rules provision of Obamacare unconstitutional. A significant part in President Obama's 2010 health-care reform regulation has been rule against by a judge in Pennsylvania. Judge Christopher C. Conner determined Tuesday against the constitutionality of the part requiring Americans to cover insurance or to be fined.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: How To Opt-Out Of ObamaCare! Reply with quote

How To Opt-Out Of ObamaCare!
Even though the health care bill has passed and you must comply as a U.S. citizen, there is a way to effectively "opt-out" of the coming health care nightmare
by finding affordable 5 star health care abroad. Only a handful of people know these secrets.

For the average, hardworking American, U.S. health care is badly broken. The system is so dysfunctional that even the most ambitious legislative plans can’t fix it.
Obamacare won’t change a thing. In fact, it will make things far worse.
And even if positive changes ever do get enacted, it would be like applying a little bit of spackling compound here and hammering on a few new shingles there ... while the truth is... the very foundation is crumbling. Here are seven reasons why any kind of legislation coming out of Washington—no matter if it’s written by Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, or Socialists—won’t fix what ails this badly broken system.

7 Shocking Secrets Behind the Total Breakdown of The U.S. Health Care System
Reason #1 Quality health care is already in short supply
Right now, there aren’t nearly enough primary care doctors ... not to mention physicians assistants and nurse practitioners ... to serve us. We’re short over 16,000 family doctors right now. And the shortage will only grow worse in the next decade. And that’s just general practitioners. Have you tried to get in to see a specialist lately? The wait can be three or four months – or longer!

And that’s just today. If Obamacare is fully enacted, demand for doctors’ appointments will only increase, instantly adding 32 million more Americans who will be demanding medical services of all kinds. The spike in demand will be huge and felt within weeks!

But what about the supply? It will actually shrink, because according to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, close to half—46%—of primary care physicians will quit if health care “reform” becomes law. Fewer doctors will struggle to serve more patients. And that’s a prescription for disaster!

Forget plan B, the emergency room
It used to be that if you couldn’t get in to see a doctor and things got really bad, you could go to the emergency room. For many people, that’s no longer an option. Why? Because public hospitals are closing left and right. With the economy in dire straits, cash-strapped local governments are slashing budgets wherever they can. And city and county hospitals are in the crosshairs. Who will take up the slack? For-profit hospitals, of course – but just as with doctors, demand will far outstrip the supply. Get in line, take a number, and hope you don’t die while you’re waiting!

Reason #2 Medical bills are literally bankrupting hardworking, middle-class Americans
It’s no secret that bankruptcies are at an all time high. What’s not as well known is this startling fact: the majority of them are driven by the cost of healthcare! A whopping 6 out of 10 people who declare bankruptcy do so because of medical bills. Families who go bankrupt have almost $18,000 in out of pocket medical expenses. Here’s the kicker: most of those families have insurance! How can this be? Keep reading.

Reason #3 Insurance companies slash their costs... at your expense
More and more, insurance companies are getting between patients and their doctors, refusing to pay for perfectly legitimate treatments. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Bean counters seize upon the slightest excuse to deny your claims. To them, you’re a number on an actuarial sheet, and they’ll do anything to make sure they profit, even if it’s at the expense of your suffering. And when they won’t pay up?

Few people, when they’re ill, have the stamina to fight their insurance company as well as their illness. Instead, they give up and look elsewhere to fund their treatments. They’ll tap into their home equity. They’ll max out credit cards and take out loans. It’s no wonder so many people lose their homes and are forced into bankruptcy because of medical bills.
Most of them don’t know the secret to obtaining 5-star medical treatment, with no waiting, at a fraction of the cost. But you will, in just a few moments!

Are you hoping that because you have a “Cadillac” insurance plan this won’t affect you? Don't be too sure! If the recent health care legislation isn’t overturned, it’s only a matter of time until government regulations force “Cadillac” insurers out of business.

Reason #4 Nobody knows what health care really costs
Would you have new carpet installed in your home if the carpet sales rep couldn’t tell you up front what the price tag was? Of course not! But when it comes to medical tests and treatments, many of us don’t ask. We assume our insurance will pick up most of the tab and we’ll figure out a way to pay for the rest of it. And this is just one reason costs are so high.

If you need to check into the hospital for treatment, they can’t tell you up front what it will cost. If you’ve ever seen an itemized hospital bill, you’ll know why. The same lack of transparency goes for all kinds of outpatient treatments and diagnostics, too. When nobody knows or cares what the real cost is, there’s no incentive to keep costs down.

Reason #5 Government regulations stand in the way of you getting the care you need
The government has all kinds of ways to limit your access to health care. If you’re on Medicare, for instance, there are restrictions on what doctors you can see, how much they’ll pay for a particular procedure, and more. Even having good insurance is no guarantee. If you want a treatment that’s even slightly out of the mainstream, good luck. All too often, overly zealous state medical boards don’t think it’s “customary or regular,” and go after doctors who offer proven, effective, but less common treatments.

The new health care legislation limits your care another way, too. If you’ve ever had a Flexible Savings Account (FSA), you know that you can put pre-tax money into it to help pay for things like medical bills. FSA's are a great way to fund important and necessary expenses, like co-pays and deductibles, laser eye surgery, braces, and treatments that your regular plan doesn’t cover.

But now, Uncle Sam thinks you’re getting too large of a tax break. The new law caps FSA's at $2500 per plan. What a joke! One or two tests or procedures, and that money is GONE. One colonoscopy or one MRI, and you’ve blasted through 80% of your year’s FSA money. One root canal with accompanying crown, and your account is empty!
You’d better hope and pray everyone in your family stays really healthy!

Reason #6 Unsatisfactory, unsafe hospital experiences
Any time you’re hospitalized in the United States, you face two big obstacles to a smooth recovery. The first is the care you get while you’re there. You’d better take along a companion to stay with you 24/7. Why? Because there simply aren’t enough skilled nurses available to ensure adequate care. About one out of every seven nursing positions (13%) go unfilled, and that number will increase to one out of five – a whopping 20% - in 5 more years.
What happens if you’re admitted to a hospital that isn’t fully staffed with qualified nurses (and most are not)? Your health risks soar – you’re far more likely to get bedsores, infections, pneumonia... or even die early!

And it’s a vicious cycle. As the remaining nurses are forced to work overtime, they become more stressed. Many leave the field because of the overwhelming demands place on them. Others are drained from the hospital system to try and plug the gaps and stand in as nurse practitioners for overworked primary care doctors.

The other big problem with hospitalization? They can’t show you the door fast enough! Often you’re discharged too early and sent home to fend for yourself. It’s not because they don’t want to keep you; it’s because your insurer is only willing to pay for a limited stay, even if you should stay longer.

Reason #7 Lack of innovation and choice
Institutionalized medicine is the antithesis of choice and innovation. Entrenched interests – the American Medical Association, the insurance companies, and the prescription drug cartels – are in cahoots to stifle competition. This means that by hook or by crook, they only allow you access to “proven” treatments.

Are you “socially useful” enough to deserve medical care?
It’s extremely hard to get permission to try anything innovative – even for people who are terminally ill! In fact, many treatments that have been proven successful in other countries are outlawed here. If you want ozone therapy, for instance, a safe and effective treatment for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and more, you can forget about it here. You’ll have to go to Germany, Cuba, or Russia to get it.

This heavy-handed approach to what’s acceptable in medicine and what’s not effectively limits your choice of treatment at the doctor’s office. If you have cancer, for instance, chances are your doctor will suggest chemo. You can forget about the many innovative, non-toxic treatments, such as ozone therapy, that are offered in other countries. Again, these treatments are illegal in the United States.

Don’t be fooled... just follow the money. Chemo is where the real profits are for oncologists. But if you’re expecting a regimen that’s carefully crafted for your situation, think again. Chemotherapy today in many hospitals is more akin to a factory assembly line. You’re likely to get the “chemo du jour,” a chemical cocktail that might work for you, or it might not. (Rest assured, though, the doctor will profit handsomely from the procedure.)

If Obamacare becomes law, it will stifle choice and innovation even further. The government can only control health care costs if it controls what is and isn’t offered. That means cookie-cutter medicine, no matter how unique your situation is! Please read that again! This is a dangerous road to be traveling on.

The fact of the matter is this... the health care “reform” legislation passed by Congress is only the first step. The real agenda? Bypass health insurance companies altogether and create a single-payer system – the government!
But we have only to look at our friends in England to see what will happen. The average waiting time for surgery in the UK is downright shameful.  Details .............


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Senate defeats Republican bill seeking to reverse Obama rule on birth control costs
March 1, 2012  WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican effort to roll back President Barack Obama's policy on contraception insurance coverage in the first vote on an issue that raised questions of religious and women's rights and riled Americans in this volatile election year.

The 51-48 vote killed an amendment that would have allowed employers and insurers to opt out of portions of the president's health care law they found morally objectionable. That would have included the law's requirement that insurers cover the costs of birth control. Obama's Democrats said the measure would have allowed employers and insurers to opt out of virtually any medical treatment with the mere mention of a moral or religious objection.

Republicans argued that the law needs to be reversed because it violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom by forcing insurers and employers to pay for contraception even if their faith forbids its use. Democrats said the amendment, Mo, was an assault on women's rights and could be used to cancel virtually any part of the law.
Both parties were using the issue to rally their bases; Republicans sought to hold together conservatives and others in the midst of an unsettled battle for the presidential nomination. And for Obama, there is no constituency more crucial to his re-election chances than women.
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$1 Abortions in ObamaCare


It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law.

Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion.  As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

As a knowledgeable pro-life source on Capitol Hill informed LifeNews, as authorized by Obamacare, “the final rule provides for taxpayer funding of insurance coverage that includes elective abortion” and the change to longstanding law prohibiting virtually all direct taxpayer funding of abortions (the Hyde Amendment) is accomplished through an accounting arrangement described in the Affordable Care Act and reiterated in the final rule issued today.

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L.A. Marzulli, Sid Roth
Bible codes, prophecy, UFOs, what are they?
Marzulli calls them inter-dimensional beings, I call them demons.
The RFID chip will corrupt your DNA, but you will be told it will perfect it.
I first heard about cattle and animal mutilation 40 years ago.


DNA changing comes under gene therapy to help with diseases.  The theory is, you get a virus that is adapted to spread the change instead of the viral infection.

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Individual Mandate Is Ryan Tax Credit by Other Name
-- Tax credits: Under various health-care proposals -- including the plan of Republican Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin -- the tax code is changed to give families a tax credit for purchasing private health insurance. Families that chose to go without insurance, or simply can’t afford it, would not receive the tax credit.

Shared Approach
All of these plans share the same basic approach: They impose a financial penalty, either before or after the fact, on those who forgo health insurance. Single payer does it through taxes, Medicare Part D through premiums and Ryan’s plan through tax credits.
Now consider the individual mandate. Here’s how it works: Starting in 2016, those who don’t carry insurance will be annually assessed a fine of $695 or 2.5 percent of their income, whichever is higher.

Skeptics of government should clearly prefer the individual mandate to single payer. In fact, the individual mandate was developed by conservative economist Mark Pauly as an alternative to single payer. “We did it because we were concerned about the specter of single payer insurance, which isn’t market-oriented, and we didn’t think was a good idea,” Pauly told me last year. In the 1990s, the individual mandate was also the Republican counterproposal to President Bill Clinton’s health-care bill, and in 2005, it was the centerpiece of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s health-care reforms.

The Medicare (FFSOMED) Part D model doesn’t really work as an alternative to the individual mandate because it requires the federal government to set the cost of premiums. That’s possible with the over-65 set, because the government controls the market. To import that idea to the under-65 market, however, would require vastly more governmental intrusion into the health-care space.

The tax credit, meanwhile, is essentially indistinguishable from the mandate. Ryan’s plan offers a $2,300 refundable tax credit to individuals and a $5,700 credit to families who purchase private health insurance. Of course, tax credits aren’t free. In effect, what Ryan’s plan does is raises taxes and/or cut services by the cost of his credit and then rebate the difference to everyone who signs up for health insurance. It’s essentially a roundabout version of the individual mandate, which directly taxes people who don’t buy health insurance in the first place.

More on Congressman Paul Ryan

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