Posts Tagged ‘defund’

  • Obamacare: One Year In

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    Today marks the first anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. Each day since its passage, more is learned about the contents of this monstrosity. Remember when Nancy Pelosi boasted that once you read it you will like what’s in it? Well, more have read it and most do not like what is in it!

    The list of those who don’t like it continues to grow. Just look at the list of companies and organizations that have secured waivers exempting them from compliance. Waivers are coming out of the woodwork because citizens are now aware that it isn’t what it was cracked up to be. Budget conscious people now believe that Obamacare is so unreasonable that this is going to cost us all a lot more to insure everyone.

    Court challenges to Obamacare cannot get to the Supreme Court fast enough. If the Supreme Court does not overturn Obamacare, Democrats are going to do everything in their power to put this on the back burner as candidate Obama ratchets up his 2012 Campaign.

    I just wrote about Newt Gingrich’s prediction that Obamacare will be repealed in 2013. It will, but only if Republicans win the Senate, keep the House Leadership, and take the oval office in 2012. The only potential candidate I see right now that has the leadership and courage to beat Obama in 2012 and tackle this issue head on is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

    One year in, and Obamacare continues to reveal its insidiousness. We must keep up the pressure to repeal it and defund it or we face a reality where Obamacare becomes increasingly entrenched as it’s implementation phases take root.

  • Gingrich Predicts Obamacare Repeal

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    Former Speaker of the House and possible GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Obamacare’s repeal at a panel discussion sponsored by his group Center for Health Transformation.

    “I don’t see how they force the House to pass appropriations this year to implement the bill,” Gingrich said, calling any public defense of the bill by the administration “a pretty losing political proposition for the president.” “He can block them from repeal, but I don’t think he can coerce them into funding.”

    “The administration is running around trying to defend the indefensible, and I just think at some point that psychologically starts to break down,” he said. “The best you’re going to get is a real mess from the standpoint of the left, and the worst you’re going to get is total repeal.”

    Let’s hope he’s right.
    Read the full article at Fox News Politics Blog.
  • Medicine does not have the label of Democrat or Republican

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    Obamacare is slowly but surely infiltrating our healthcare system. While Obamacare strictly looks at what is wrong with our healthcare system — there is much about our current system that is very good.

    Looking at President Obama’s record the past two months, Obamacare is not our only woe. We have a president that is not engaged. We have a federal financial mess, soaring gasoline prices and mounting problems overseas, including the unchecked carnage in Libya and a weak response to the nuclear crisis in Japan that may be leading to global financial panics. President Obama does not take any of this seriously since it doesn’t appear to have the recreation of golf or basketball attached to it.

    So the time has come for a new chapter of healthcare reform with new Legislation. Lets totally de-fund and repeal Obamacare and start over. A better version would be operated entirely under a free enterprise framework. No downgraded care-only improved systems. The Commonwealth of Virginia has just laid out a plan for Registered Nurses to be more empowered to achieve positive health outcomes in thy Community. Everyone should have some access to healthcare, and we have that right now as no one is turned down. Every one is treated without giving up Medicare to a large third entitlement.

    Healthcare coverage should be portable and pre-existing conditions shouldn’t prevent persons from acquiring coverage.  As a Registered Nurse and successful entrepreneur, my recommendation to the many lawmakers that I will personally see during the next two weeks is to dump Obamacare and go back to the drawing board as the Commonwealth of Virginia is doing and design a framework with policies that will benefit “good medicine”.

  • Medical Innovation Discouraged Under Obamacare

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    I practice home health nursing where I see up to seven patients during an average per day. Recent interactions with patients have alerted me to an alarming trend. Pharmacies — commercial and hospital pharmacies — are in short supply of prescribed medications. Yes, they are running out of important drugs. One patient that I recently admitted after undergoing orthopedic surgery went to a couple of local pharmacies and was told the blood thinner and pain-relieving medications would be ready in two days! This patient runs the risk of a blood clot while having to bear terrible pain.

    I did a little research on line and found this is not a localized problem but appears to be happening across the country. I have found many articles devoted to the lack of funding for bringing new medications and medical devices to market. According to Pfizer, the average cost of bringing a new drug to the market is $2.4 billion. Typically, venture capital is needed to fund the development of new pharmaceuticals and medical devices and get them to the market. And venture capitalists are choosing to place their bets elsewhere and move them away from the health care industry. » Read the rest of the entry..