I saw this article and believe the end point made is the actual goal of the left. We started a Christian nation and every vestige of that heritage has been under attack. After all, if there are any rules conforming to what God intended, that’s anathema to these people. How about we label this what it actually is, a religious war. We are fighting for our beliefs and the left are fighting to destroy us. Let me remind you that in one of the early renditions of obammacare, there was to be a separate defined dollar removed from every person for specific support of abortion. The reason to include this was to tarnish the beliefs of Christians and any other who believed in the sanctity of life.
18 April, 2017
11 April, 2017
Dear sir: Thank you for your reply. There is an absence in it I noted. No where did I detect any desire to remove government control on healthcare. That is what I am asking. The origin of health care insurance was government price controls on labor and the market looked to find another way to attract and reward good labor. That is the origin of insurance in healthcare. Government interference was the impetus. More or different government interference won’t fix it. Better programs aren’t the answer. Freedom combined with responsibility is. Reign in the trial lawyers and make people responsible for their own health care decisions. When people have to pay for what they get, the market changes. People receiving something paid for by someone else is socialism and a detriment to decent society. This includes welfare, but that is a topic for another letter.
At this point, I reiterate the topic of my original letter. I am seeking the removal of obammacare, not it’s replacement. I am asking for government out of healthcare, not simply changed strings on we marionettes. I know it’s an uphill battle as it requires government to actually give up power to the people and government is loathe to do so. I also note that those elected officials know we the people desire removal of obammacare as there were several votes last year – during the election – with that as the topic. Interesting that now we have a president who will sign such a bill and none has been presented. Those actions are screaming louder than anything I could ever write. The Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites who present bills in an election year in accord with the desires of the voters who are subsequently ignored after the election. Again: government out of healthcare. Period.
8 April, 2017
I received a reply from my congressman. It follows:
Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on how we can repair our broken healthcare system. I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue.
The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, has been harmful to a majority of the American people. Nearly 4.7 million people have been kicked off of their healthcare plans. Premiums have risen by an average of 25% this year alone and nearly a third of US counties have only one insurer offering an exchange plan. Recently, the CEO of Aetna, one of the country’s largest health insurance companies, stated that Obamacare is in a “death spiral”. It is becoming increasingly obvious that we must repeal Obamacare and repair the damage done to our nation’s collapsing healthcare system.
In order to fix our broken health care system, we must make reforms that are patient-centric, promote competition and consumer choice, and strips government mandates and costly penalties. Combined together, these principles will drive down costs and allow Americans to take back control of their health care choices from Washington.
Recently, President Trump and Congressional Republicans followed these ideas by introducing H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. This bill, paired together with administrative action and additional legislation, would have repealed Obamacare’s taxes and used conservative reforms to fix our nation’s health care system. In addition to gutting Obamacare, H.R. 1628 instituted some of the strongest pro-life protections in decades. This bill would have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year and prevented any tax payer dollars from being used to buy health care plans that covered abortions. Unfortunately, due to a wide range of opinions on how we should fix our health care system, this bill didn’t have the support necessary to pass the House and it was pulled from consideration. As President Trump continues to confer with Congress on how we can improve H.R. 1628, House Republicans will continue to work diligently to repeal Obamacare and rebuild our health care system.
Our current healthcare system under Obamacare is hurting more than it is helping, as premiums and deductibles continue to increase and options decrease. Our country deserves a health care system that does not lead with bureaucratic mandates and costly penalties, but rather with empowering families and individuals to make the health care choices that work best for them. I remain committed in my fight to repeal Obamacare and repairing our nation’s health care system.
Again, thank you for contacting me; I appreciate hearing your opinion on this issue. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call, write, or email me.
I noted that through this presentation, no where did he say any commitment to remove government healthcare. That was my letter to him. I note the phrase “rebuild our health care system.” That implies the government’s hands in our affairs. This is the exact opposite of what we want. I want to be left alone to deal with my affairs. As a reminder, part of the high cost of health care is that it started by cost controls may decades ago and businesses used health insurance as a ploy to attract better workers. The government set up a false scenario and the economy responded. Later, in the 80’s, a law passed requiring hospitals to give away their services for free. That is impossible. Therefore, hospitals overcharge those of us who use their services to pay for those who don’t pay. Again, the government set up a false scenario and the economy responded. The government allows lawyers to charge incredible fees for malpractice and prices are increased to cover malpractice insurance and legal costs. I did a research project in college showing doctors who would not see a patient because of the chance for increased liability costs. I’m trying to make the point that whenever the government gets involved, there are cost or accessibility problems. Get out of health care and leave us alone. Imagine the changes which would occur if people shopped and paid for their own health care.
27 March, 2017
Comments Off on It’s Finally Happened!!!!!!!
Get ahold of your congress critters now. Now. NOW!!!
There is finally a bill in committee to repeal obammacare. It will be soon apparent who was on the repeal bandwagon for only votes.
Here’s one possibility:
Last year, there were several votes to repeal obammacare. They were show votes as there was not a chance that the president at that time would sign the bill. Now there is. A bill is now presented in committee by Rep Mo Brooks that contains the reason you have been sent to Washington as our representative. It states to repeal obammacare plain and simple. That’s what we want. That is why we increased the Republican representation – to stop this atrocity on the American people. I am counting on your assistance in moving this piece of legislation forward to remove this anchor. Thank you.
27 March, 2017
Comments Off on Since we all know how all knowing the government is:
some bureaucrat may determine the usage of drugs and devices on a person according to the bureaucrat’s determination. Understand that this also passed the Republicans in the house if it was signed by Zero as stated. Let that sink in a moment, then watch. What are the real odds these individuals will remove the government healthcare mandates when they provided Zero with this?
I’m reminded of a Republican governor here in Texas who wanted to mandate all females be vaccinated with Guardacil, even when death was noted with the product. Somehow I believe that death of a recipient is greater than minimal risk. We were basically told our opinions regarding the history of this medication were not permitted. Eventually that proposed mandate was removed and the medication is still available with females in my office providing it to their daughters. There is no way I would do so. Two things: the vaccination risk is too great. The need for the vaccine is predicated on the presumption of behavior. Providing this vaccine is acknowledging that the recipient (my child) is going to participate in sex with partners exposing her to the virus. How much risk is there in a monogamous relationship? If I have had sex only with my marriage partner and my spouse the same, there is no risk. Period. The usage of this is related to behavior and I have heard the argument about there will always be some who do it. Personally, I see this argument as a whitewash for the propaganda of promoting sexuality – free sex. The message presented is, “we know you’re going to do it,” not, “this is something reserved for a marriage and problems will result if you don’t adhere to that limitation.” Hearing the “we know you’re going to do it,” simply plants the concept in the mind that they are expected to adopt those behaviors. The result is that the teenagers (and younger ones now) are doing just what they are trained to do resulting in the expansion of a society not controlled by the foundation of family, but rather by the application of bureaucracy.
Control in the 1800’s was exhibited in farming communities by the land owner over those who were purchased and forced to provide their labor for the production of crops. We all know the name for that societal formulation. It becomes a bit more subtle when applied by present day bureaucrats with the ostensible deniability that the person “applied” for benefits. After all, it was their choice to apply. Planned Parenthood allows themselves the white-wash of good works when they supply birth control pills. Actually, they are setting up a scenario whereby the recipients are provided a level of comfort to participate in an activity reserved for marriage and when the natural result happens, then provides a recipient of Planned Parenthood’s actual practice from which they obtain profit. Former welfare allotments kept the allure of help when actually, they were vehicles of government control. This law takes control out of the theoretical and places it squarely in a bureaucrat’s hands meaning we no longer have the option to apply for whatever carrots they are providing. We are subject to the bureaucrat’s whim. How is that anything but the word describing an 1800’s plantation operation?
26 January, 2017
I read an article by Dennis Prager and noted interesting analysis of the background for a second civil war. Actually, this has been going on for some time and first manifested itself in a major way in the coverage of the Vietnam war. (I will grant that themes were starting to change in the 60’s in popular television shows) Consider the difference between the facts of the battle and Walter Cronkite’s presentation. The media and education as well as entertainment have been the vehicles for changing society.
As for the need to battle, the problem with conservatives and those freedom loving Americans is that we are busy living our lives and not spending work time protesting this and that. The concept that this is actually a war is not in the conservative psyche yet. Once it is, though, I agree with the commenters that any hot war will be short lived. That said, however, I don’t see much in the concept of replacement of those cultural forces causing the disruption (teachers, entertainers, news-crews). That replacement and long-time training will be required to reset the culture to a more sustainable, conservative, freedom-loving, responsible-adult culture. After all, kids have been taught for decades about the evils of the United States and taught to hate this country. They are now adults acting out the training received. Change won’t happen in a few years. It will take a few decades. It also won’t happen until conservatives and freedom-loving Americans recognize the need to be in the battle.
Lastly, we will need a judiciary accepting the defense of our original institutions. Many of the liberal infections in this country have come by way of the judiciary as regular legislation would not support such changes. This includes all up to the Supreme Court which erroneously stated that the government could force an individual to purchase another individual’s product. (Just as a quick example)
20 January, 2017
Comments Off on The Day to Celebrate
I am happy today that the era of Zero is coming to an end. On Hannity, yesterday, he described it as the end of a nightmare. I don’t really agree. Maybe I’m more from the medical perspective, so I see this as the removal of a tick. The body and head may be gone with the immediate injury healing rather quickly, though the problem remains of the viruses and bacteria which have been injected into the systems. They will take a multitude of time and effort to remove and cause much discomfort in the mean time. In certain cases, the injuries may be permanent and the host required to operate indefinitely with those deficits.
I know that’s a bit of a downer mood-wise, but I’m hoping it’s an honest perspective. What remains to cure is only the military, culture, media, school, intelligence, bureaucracy, tax system, judicial waywardness, immigration, jobs, world relationships and that’s just off the top of my head. The good news is that Zero won’t be causing any more issues there – in the direct sense. The bad news is that the history left will take a long time to heal – for those areas that have ability to be changed. In other words, this is not the end. It’s the beginning. It’s not the time to relax, it’s the time to tell the representatives to get busy – and not on their next election cycle either.