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Health Care Costs Explained
Peter Schiff explains the rising costs in health care due to the lack of a free market and the growing state of socialized medicine.
May 17, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
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http://NextNewsNetwork.com | The official name of the Obamacare law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The more we learn about that program, the clearer it becomes that it offers no protection for patients — and that it will cause health care costs to escalate dramatically.
The new regulatory burdens and economic restrictions in the law will accelerate the ongoing exodus of qualified doctors and other medical practitioners from the profession. And, yes, we will indeed see the emergence of the much-dreaded death panels — unless we can prevent Obamacare from being fully implemented.
Why are health care costs so high? What can be done to make them more reasonable? Is there anywhere people can go to receive high-quality, personal medical care at reasonable cost?
For answers we turn to Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, a fee-for-service medical practice that delivers top-rate care at a fraction of what conventional hospitals charge.
President Barack Obama’s newly-named nominee to run the Department of the Interior, REI CEO Sally Jewell, sought and received a waiver from ObamaCare requirements for her outdoor clothing and equipment company in 2011.
Obama held REI up as a model company.
“And then REI, which has to be fit since they’re a fitness company,” Obama joked during the White House meeting on May 12, 2009, “has been doing work that allows them to provide Health Care coverage, health insurance, not only to their full-time employees but also their part-time employees. Every single employee is covered, but part of the reason they’re able to do it is because they put a big emphasis on prevention and wellness.”
Two years later, Jewell secured an exemption from the law for REI.
REI received an Obamacare waiver around the same time that nearly 20 percent of the businesses in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district received waivers.
(NaturalNews) All Americans who have been prescribed psychiatric medications could be denied their constitutional rights under gun control legislation expected to be introduced into the U.S. Senate on January 22nd. Although the actual text of the bill is not yet available to the public, the heavy emphasis on “mental health” in recent gun control discussions echoes the present-day denial of Second Amendment rights to veterans diagnosed with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
In an effort to deny gun ownership “privileges” to as many Americans as possible, Sen. Feinstein and other proponents of total citizen disarmament could simply expand the definition of those deemed “mentally unfit” for gun purchases to include anyone who has ever been prescribed an antidepressant or a drug for ADHD.
I give credit for this realization to Jon Rappoport, editor of No More Fake News. In a phone conversation yesterday evening, he brought this to my attention, even describing psychiatrists as “the new cops” who get to determine whether you have any rights at all.
Conducting further research on the subject, I found that a national database of prescription drug users already exists. It was created by the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER) signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2005.
A government prescription drug surveillance program is already in place
The intent of the NASPRE law was to stop patients from “doc hopping” from one city or state to another in a scam to acquire prescription “controlled substances” such as powerful painkillers. But the effort to monitor controlled substances has morphed into something far more insidious: a multi-state, data-sharing prescription drug surveillance program now run by 48 states.
The website for that program is www.pmpalliance.org which lists its board members as heads of the very same pharmacies that sell controlled substances for profit. And guess where PMPalliance.org gets its funding? The U.S. Dept. of Justice.
This means Obama can simply issue an executive order requiring the DOJ start using the patient prescription surveillance data for a whole new reason: To add people to a “NO GUN BUY list” in much the same way people are mysteriously added to the TSA’s “no-fly lists” today. (Once you’re on the no-fly list, there’s no way to remove yourself from it, no way to challenge being on the list, no due process and absolutely no ability to sue the government to try to get off the list.)
If you take antidepressants, you could be denied the right to self defense
The upshot of all this is that if you ever have purchased prescribed antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs, that record already exists in a government database that could soon be used against you as a weapon to deny you your constitutional rights.
All the government has to do is copy the entire database of psychiatric medication patients it already possesses, then paste that list into the FBI’s instant gun-purchase background check system known as NICS.
Once flagged in the NICS database, you will never be able to legally purchase a firearm again in America.
Importantly, this action does not require any new laws to be passed by Congress. Obama can simply invoke this with an executive order, then demand the FBI and ATF begin to immediately enforce this new regulation, even if it is utterly unconstitutional.
… and that slight prick will come from the end of a virus filled hypodermic needle. Under the guise of the greater good for the greater numbers many hospitals are now requiring mandatory vaccinations of their employees. Below are two such recent stories of mandatory vaccinations being used as new terms of employment. The fist report coming out of the state of Colorado.
Hospital Employees’ Jobs In Jeopardy If They Don’t Get Flu Shot
Oct 6, 2012
Hospital employees across Colorado are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get the flu shot by the end of the year.
Also, this story out of Rhode Island.
R.I. becomes first state to mandate flu shots for health-care workers
October 5, 2012
Rhode Island today became the first state in the nation to mandate seasonal flu shots for all health-care workers.
Overriding the objections of health-care workers’ unions and the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Health Director Michael D. Fine filed new regulations requiring seasonal flu shots for doctors, nurses and others — employees, temporary workers and volunteers — working for hospitals, nursing homes, home-care agencies and other health-care organizations.
Paul LePage, Maine Governor, Blasts Obamacare, Calls IRS ‘The New Gestapo’ (UPDATE)
Maine Governor Paul LePage blasted the Supreme Court’s health care ruling on Saturday, saying the “decision has made America less free.”
“We the people have been told there is no choice,” LePage said in his weekly radio address. “You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo — the I.R.S.”
He specifically targeted the individual mandate, calling its classification as a tax the most “disturbing” portion of the ruling.
“Now that Congress can use the taxation power of the federal government to compel behavior or lack thereof, what’s next?” LePage asked. “More taxes if we don’t drive Toyota Priuses or if we eat too much junk food or maybe even pea soup?”
LePage has a history of making controversial remarks. During his 2010 run for governor, the Tea Party-backed Republican turned heads at a GOP forum by vowing he would tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.”
Activists have been pleading with me to help provide the tools they need to stand up to national and international planning groups, elected officials and the news media in their fight to stop Agenda 21 in their communities.
I have heard you and have responded!
The Action Kit includes (scroll down for a video presentation of the Stop Agenda 21 Action Kit):
Two DVD sets, including two workshops; 3 manuals; 1 workbook; and a special PowerPoint presentation. Everything you need to know all the details on how to fight back against Agenda 21.
Here’s what you find in the Stop Agenda 21 Action Kit:
- I’ve outlined the treaties, policy papers and international meetings that have set the agenda.
- I’ve shown how those international policies go directly into local communities, disguised as innocent-sounding development projects or historic preservation – drastically changing our way of life.
- I’ve revealed how those International plans are moving past Congress and into local communities.
- I’ve detailed how the Supreme Court has helped them do it.
- And I’ve exposed the private organizations that are able to take control of your community and enforce these policies, without a vote or any input from you.
- How international policy is directing local communities to enforce cutbacks on water use by as much as 75%.
- The Sierra Club’s plan to force 500 families to live on one acre of land — and they call it “Smart Growth.”
- The real reason why the Supreme Court destroyed private property rights in the infamous “Kelo” decision. It says that any property may be taken by the community for the “common good.”
- The actual definition of a “Soviet” and how international organizations are at work right now in your community, enforcing policy to turn your town into a little soviet of non-elected boards, councils and regional governments answerable to no one.
There’s more — much more.
- Did you think Obama’s health care policy is his brainchild? Of course not. Again, it has international roots. I will show you the direct connection and the true purpose behind the planned destruction of America’s health care system.
Trust me — the reports of health care rationing and death counseling are very real. I’ll show you where these ideas came from.
- Did you think it was Ronald Reagan who killed the Soviet Union? I’ll give you the details on how Gorbachev himself did it and I’ll tell you why.
- Did you think your children aren’t learning because there isn’t enough money and teachers in the classrooms? I’ll show you that the dumbing down of American children is done on purpose and that the schools are operating perfectly — for what they have been “reformed” to do.
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The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the government took over health care and Christianity was pushed out of the public schools and out of public life. To prove all of these points, I am going to use extensive quotes from two sources. Kitty Werthmann was a child living a peaceful life in Austria when Hitler took over her nation. Her eyewitness accounts about what life was like under Nazi Germanyare invaluable. In addition, I will also be quoting extensively from author Bruce Walker. He is the author of a book entitled “The Swastika Against The Cross: The Nazi War On Christianity”, and during his years of research he has uncovered some absolutely jaw dropping stuff. After reading the information in the rest of this article, there should be no doubt that the United States is becoming just like Nazi Germany.
Nazi Germany shows us what happens when the state becomes god. Adolf Hitler was certainly more racist than the leaders of America are today, but other than that there are very few differences between the road that Adolf Hitler led Germany down and the path that the United States is being led down.
The following are 25 signs that the Nazification of America is almost complete….
#1 Nazi Germany was a totalitarian Big Brother police state that constantly monitored everything that German citizens did.
Today, the bureaucrats that run things in the United States are also absolutely obsessed with constantly trying to monitor us. For example, there are now control freaks that inspect the lunches of preschool students in certain areas of the country in order to make sure that they contain the “right” foods….
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs – including in-home day care centers – to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.