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SCOTUS, PPACA & American Healthcare: Links from Days 1 & 2

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Naysayers, conservative political pundits and Obama “haters” of all stripe – Radical Republicans, TEA Partiers, White Supremacists, Neo Nazis, et al – have vilified and unified against already-enacted federal legislation that foremost, regulates practices by the Health Insurance industry, such as denial of coverage for children born with certain health conditions, denial of coverage for women with breast cancer, cancelling coverage in the midst of medical treatment, exorbitantly raising premium rates without actuarial justification, denying payment for covered services deemed medically necessary and rendered by qualified physicians or others, and more.

Such practices have been rightly demonized and justly described as onerous by almost everyone, even by the most staunch conservatives. So it remains a great mystery why so many are seemingly straining against what they denigrate as “ObamaCare.”

At least two elements of the law – the so-called Read the rest of this entry »

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Newt Gingrich supported Obamacare before he didn’t support Obamacare

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 30, 2012

Colloquially, of course, such behavior could be described as either ‘schizophrenic,’ ‘conflicted,’ ‘incompatible,’ or ‘contradictory’.

None of those terms are positive or encouraging. And certainly, none are like the sound of Read the rest of this entry »

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Ending Obamacare

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Among conservatives, there’s little argument that Obamacare should be abolished. ‘It’s time to get government out of our lives,’ they say.

They make many very valid points. Those same folks have expressed concerns that instead, Read the rest of this entry »

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Our National Economy

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This is the second in a multi-part series about our national economy.

How we are affected by downturns, spikes and elevations in the economy individually/personally and as families/communities has great similarity across a wide spectrum. But perhaps most importantly, in this instance, once we know the problem, or the causes of the problems, we also know the solutions. That is the natural corollary to identifying those problems.

The CIA World Factbook – which is available online at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html – indicates that “Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households.

The next question that arises from that fact is this: Why?

The Central Intelligence Agency offers this explanation: Read the rest of this entry »

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Insurance abuses

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, October 3, 2010

Historically, of course, health insurance is a relatively new thing. That is, by comparison to other types of insurance. And as once shared with me by an insurance man, “Health insurance is me saying ‘I’ll wager you stay healthy,’ and you say ‘I’ll wager I don’t.'”

As well, a retired insurance man (one whom developed a very large business and sold it years later) said to me recently, “I could not sit on a jury in an insurance company case because I’d stick it to them!

The way I see it, is that insurance companies should be regulated to prevent the abuses such as you describe. It’s abusive not just because of unwarranted price increases, but because of the position they’re in (and have a track record of doing) to exercise control over the weak and vulnerable – those whom are sick, or need compassionate healing care.

It’s not just those members of society, either. It’s the physicians and other care providers whom also receive the short end of the stick in payments.

That’s because they’re not the class of people known as “STOCK HOLDERS” in the Wall Street traded industry called insurance.

More than anything else, it bespeaks of greed, even avarice – greed gone wild. Because human nature is to get more of the thing one loves – whether a spousal or other human relationship – when one loves money, they will do whatever it takes to get more of the object of their affection… including hurt other people. That occurs because an inanimate object cannot return love, and is  an imbalanced, indeed warped, relationship.

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