Obama Lies and Unconstitutional Acts to Become the Legacy of his Presidency

by Jayne D. Frank

For some Americans, President Obama’s approval ratings remain high and that is stunning! But take into consideration who this small minority is who approves of him. They are students in school, too preoccupied with trying to get ahead and enjoying their young lives that they don’t pay attention. These are people who benefit from one of the largest Federal welfare giveaways in this century-those people collecting food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability and free Medicaid health services. This segment of America is so dependent on their status quo that they won’t open their eyes to see what this man is doing to our Country because they “can’t” lose the money they are given.

Lies from the White House about Obamacare permeated 2013 and will explode in 2014, because Obama has no other choice. Obamacare is a failure and a disaster. Already with this health care law, we know what is not true:

1) President Obama says “If you like your plan you can keep it.” This Administration knew just 2 months after the bill was passed when Regulations were written, that some 10 million people were targeted to lose their health care plans because the plans did not cover services that people did not need. Contraceptives, maternity care and abortive services were certainly not desired by single men in this country. High deductibles and co-pays were not in most plans because middle class Americans just don’t have that kind of money. Many Americans also just chose NOT to carry insurance and as people in a supposedly free country that was their right. So, thus far, 5.9 million Americans have been told they have lost their plans.

2) Another lie: “If you like your doctor, you can keep him!” We learned after October that many plans offered by the healthcare exchanges will NOT include your current doctor or hospital in their network plans. If you have a serious chronic disease and have been receiving great care by your doctor or hospital, you will once again be faced with starting over and finding someone to treat you with the same care and medications. Many cancer patients whose only hope is to go to Sloan-Kettering, MD Anderson or other major hospitals for treatment and a possible cure, will be shut out of access to those hospitals.

3) We are finding out that many plans in the Government health care exchanges are not offering the kinds of medicines that have treated your illnesses with success. If you have struggled to get your asthma under control and have found “management” of the disease by some of the more expensive medications such as Advair, these medications will undoubtedly be replaced by less-effective cheaper medications. Women who count on expensive osteoporosis medications to stop or prevent the disease will find that those too will found to be too expensive. Cancer medications are already being talked about to be reduced under these plans.

4) We have heard that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which is the governing body that will decide what treatments you get as a patient, will consist of non-elected, mostly non medical people who will not be accountable to anyone for their decisions. It is no accident that the members of IPAB are not and will not be chosen until this law is well underway and is unchangeable. The example given above for decisions about cancer treatment is more than enough for a reasonable person to know what is coming. A better example would be treatments for prostate cancer in men being severely rationed. Statistics indicate that 30% of men over age 50 and 80% of men over age 70 will be diagnosed with the disease. PSA, coupled with other tests, are the only current early indicators of prostate cancer. Treatments include radical surgery, radiation, hormone therapy and “watchful waiting.” The documented most effective cures are the first two and are costly treatments for the disease. IPAB’s mission to reduce costs will surely include rationing of treatments for any male over age 65. This action could become an unnecessary death sentence for those males with the disease. This cost-reduction mission of IPAB is certainly applicable to all other diseases where there are multiple treatments available such as breast cancer. Proponents of this law will always say that IPAB cannot “ration,” but there is no other way to achieve cost savings than to limit tests and procedures that are the most expensive for early diagnosis.

5) Obama and his minions have continued to lie that Obamacare will not affect seniors. Seniors have already been told that their doctors no longer will accept Medicare Advantage, and seniors will be the #1 target for this new IPAB group as they selectively decide, based on your age, whether you qualify for expensive medical treatment. Many seniors have also been told by their doctors that their doctors are not going to practice anymore or that they will no longer accept Medicare patients. Throwing every senior into Medicaid isn’t the answer either as most doctors in high density senior areas of the country have already stopped accepting Medicaid patients.

6) The lie continues about greater access for all Americans to medical care. Taking into consideration the number of doctors that are dropping out of private practice and the millions of new enrollees to the Government health care system that this law envisions, there is no way you will be able to see your doctor or receive a medical procedure without waiting many weeks or months.

7) In a stagnant economy with no meaningful jobs on the horizon, the worst lie told by Obama is that Government-run health care will be cheaper, “saving families $2500 per year!” Over the past 2 months we have heard the horror stories of middle class people who have gone on the exchanges to find plans only to find out that their premiums can be increased sometimes by triple their current cost, but if they pick a lower cost plan, their deductibles and co-pays are exorbitant and UNAFFORDABLE. Add to this fact that the payment for the website alone has gone from $634 billion to $677 billion and consider the millions of Americans who either are getting substantial unqualified subsidies or who have been shifted from a “payor” to a Medicaid recipient. There is no way this Government-run system will be cheaper and will save taxpayers money.

If this President cared about this Country at all, he would admit the lies he tells and at least try to get Obamacare changed in the parts where it has been found to be failing. Instead, he illegally waives his hand and mandates that certain groups be exempted from the law, makes regulations that extend much of the more onerous portions until they figure it out, or he just plain “deems” certain sections of the law unnecessary or no longer in effect.

Americans, this is OUR country, not Barack Obama’s! We are going to find that 2014 and 2015 may become the worst years of our lives because many millions of people with corporate-sponsored plans will lose their coverage and many of the mandates in the law have yet to become effective. We can do better. America had the best health care system in the world, and instead of fixing the small areas that needed to be fixed such as the uninsured or the rising cost of healthcare, Obama just blew up our health care, for his own agenda. I firmly believe we haven’t done anything about Barack Obama’s illegal actions in the Congress because of the “racist” charges to anyone who disagrees with the Obama administration. We have one more chance to right the wrongs that we allowed to happen. That is the 2014 mid-term elections. If we do not put responsible people in the Senate and keep the House of Representatives, we will deserve what we get! Only with control of these two houses can responsible Republican members of Congress take actions to repeal and replace this disastrous law.

Seniors Being Set Up by Affordable Care Act

by Jayne D. Frank

The Affordable Care Act and advocates of it, repeatedly say seniors will not be affected by the Act. The last thing the Government needs, especially among the chaos now created by their Healthcare.gov site not working for other Americans, is to have seniors question what will happen with their care. We all received a slice of this “preview” this week in the news when several elderly people in their 80s were interviewed because they have been told their doctor will not be in their plans anymore and they would have to find other doctors.

In other states, seniors who have regular Medicare and pay for their own Medigap coverage are being sent repeated letters during “open enrollment” now going on, that Medicare Advantage might “be a better option for you.” Really? A better option when the Congressional Budget Office projected that the Affordable Care Act will result in 3 million fewer people enrolled in Medicare Advantage and that the health insurance tax (also from ACA) will result in seniors facing $220 in higher out-of-pocket costs and reduced benefits next year and $3500 in additional costs over the next ten years. (reference ahip.org/issues/Medicare-Advantage). All you have to do is do your own research, read between the lines and see that it is eventually the intention of insurers to have their senior subscribers shift to Medicare Advantage and then be dropped because of the cut to doctors participating in Medicare Advantage, all as a direct result of Obamacare.

Those in Medigap policies cannot be assured of continued coverage either or at least good quality care. Just read the Medicare.gov site under “coordinating your care” where it states you can “always see any doctor or healthcare provider who accepts Medicare, AND accepts these programs;” namely Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and/or Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, two programs which severely compromise your quality of care, take the decision-making away from you and your doctor, and put cuts on what kind of services you “should” be getting in the future. The aim is to coordinate your healthcare between you, your doctor, and every agency or board that will be involved in the Obamacare law. They will be following the “Choosing Wisely Initiative” which targets the issue of “inappropriate” or “overused” tests and procedures for seniors, all the way from bone density tests to cardiac procedures” for which “drug treatment works as well as surgical intervention.” (ref: Washington Post: Inappropriate Procedures are Expensive and Risky.) This Choosing Wisely Initiative will probably be used in the media as a substitute for the death panels in Obamacare, all done in the name of “fraud prevention.”

Seniors are our real “treasure” in this country – they are our mothers and our fathers, our mentors and our inventors. They have worked at steady jobs for many decades so that the young people in America can have a more prosperous and fulfilling life. Will the millions of seniors in this Country start waking up to what is happening and get involved in making sure that we try to repair the destruction happening in our healthcare system? Seniors may not have the strongest bodies anymore – but their intelligence is intact and their voices are strong and must be heard.

Obama’s Roadmap to a “Single-Payer System” for Healthcare in America!

by Richard H. Frank

There is an old adage that states “Oh what a web we weave, when at first we try to deceive!” Barack Obama has for over four years deceived and lied to the American people when he stated “If you like your healthcare insurance you can keep it – PERIOD; If you like your doctor you can keep him or her – PERIOD; No one can take your insurance away no matter what; existing plans are grandfathered in under the Affordable Care Act.”

What he failed to say was that the law mandated ten provisions that policies must include in order to qualify under the law. Further the law is explicit when it says that any changes in coverage or premiums would eliminate a policy from the grandfathered protection. Thus, as soon as any provider altered their coverage to comply with the law, they automatically voided the grandfather clause. The ACA law in essence forces insurers to cancel policies that exclude any of the mandatory provisions under the law which individuals may prefer and raise premiums on replacement policies or exit the market altogether. This is just one example of Obama’s “bait and switch” tactics used to sell the ACA to unsuspecting Americans.

Although the rollout of the Obamacare website and millions of people losing their coverage due to the law is consuming the news headlines the real story is being buried by all the political rhetoric. The real story not being talked about is how Obamacare has been designed to fail and force the nation to adopt a single-payer system across the nation.

The evidence was placed right before our eyes when in 2009 a Flow Diagram created by Kevin Brady was shown to the public depicting how Obamacare would function and integrate 159 different government agencies in administration of the law. Viewing this diagram is there any wonder that the Government website failed and crashed at its inception. This monstrosity was doomed to fail by design. In the interim, private insurance companies will be forced to raise premiums on businesses and individuals and eventually be forced out of business. The last alternative for Americans will be Medicaid which is the Government-administered single-payer system supported by Obama during his 2008 campaign for election.

Should the Affordable Care Act remain the law of the land, Obama will have achieved his stated goal to “fundamentally change America” and destroy the free enterprise system in America.

The only way for “We the People” to stop Obama’s relentless march towards socialism in America is to clean house in both Houses of Congress during the 2014 midterm election and put a halt to President Obama’s agenda to make America a third world nation.

Obamacare – The Cancer Which Will Kill America

by Richard H. Frank

The closer we get to the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the more we learn about the incredulous elements hidden within the 906 pages of this disastrous law.  One by one every prediction made by opponents of this law are coming to pass, including every prediction in the history of this Blog.

The mythical 30 million uninsured people allegedly to be covered by the law shrinks with each passing day along with the quality of care provided by the industry for every American.  Doctors, hospitals and medical implement suppliers find themselves struggling to understand the more than 15,000 regulations written by HHS with more to come before 2016.

Notwithstanding the claims from the liberal progressives in Congress that this legislation would not come between you and your doctor, we now know that you will not be able to keep your insurance nor your doctor as promised by Barack Obama.  The law is structured to ultimately destroy private insurance by limiting their profit potential to a fixed margin or substantial losses for providing existing levels of coverage to their subscribers.

Moreover, businesses employing 50 people or more know that it is to their advantage to pay the Government-imposed fine than to pay escalating premiums for private insurers resulting from Obamacare regulations.  Currently, the CBO estimates that more than 7 million Americans will lose their current coverage and potentially doctors as their employers opt out of providing insurance to employees.

Drug companies and medical device manufacturers are already cutting costs by curtailing employment and investments in research and development.  The same is true of other industries as the detail undisclosed in the regulations written and  yet to come create a level of uncertainty that most Boards of Directors are averse to taking that level of risk.

Recently, it has been reported that HHS is revisiting their commitment to cover preexisting conditions as the projected costs of doing so would be enormous.

Yet, we see Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebellus, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi steadfastly pushing the implementation of this disastrous law forward.  Currently, the CBO has changed their projected cost of the legislation from $900 billion to more than $2.6 trillion and continuing.

The real objective of this administration is to drive the U.S. to a European-style single payer system that will that limit the access for care to every American.

Left unchecked by Congress there is no stopping the relentless advance of this cancerous law from bankrupting the nation.  Unlike the repeal of prohibition more than 80 years ago that had an immediate impact on crime, by 2016 and the end of Obama’s term, it may be too late to reverse the damage done to the nation’s health care industry under Obamacare.

Congress still holds the power of the purse and notwithstanding Obama’s veto power, it can strangle funding for portions of the law and substantially delay its implementation should the members have the strength of purpose to truly represent their constituents.  When more than 68% of the electorate oppose the law as written and a majority support repeal it is time for Congress to do their job and represent “We the People.”

 

Seniors and Older Adults – Obama is Playing You for Fools!

by Jayne D. Frank

Seniors, you have heard so many arguments about Obamacare and especially the argument from the Obama campaign that there really is nothing to the 12-person board established under Obamacare.  I will cut to the chase and make it clear and simple for you to understand with a few direct excerpts from the law:

  • The Board is established to make sure that “during the 10-year period after implementation, that there is no increase in total amount of net Medicare program spending.”  How on earth do you NOT severely hurt and ration care to existing Medicare patients when there are millions of new Medicare patients going on the program every year?
  • The Board is entrusted with the duty and mandate to “help reduce the growth rate” of Medicare.  Again, how do you reduce the growth of Medicare other than the options of rationing care, not paying your doctors to treat you, or throwing you out of the program?
  • The Board is to “improve healthcare delivery systems and health outcomes, care coordination, efficiency improvement.”  This board has been set up for no other reason than to take money from the Medicare system and give it to the Government to spend elsewhere on more “productive” citizens (to quote Barack Obama).
  • The Board is to look at direct subsidy payments to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs.  Millions of seniors rely on Medicare Advantage and for Obama to say that these plans will not be affected is a direct lie to all Americans.
  • Qualifications for the Board are individuals with national recognition for expertise in health finance or economics, cost-sharing, etc.”  Do you honesty think those qualifications have anything to do with making sure you continue to receive good care from your doctor?
  • The Board “may accept gifts or donations…..”  Having previously worked for a Defense Contractor which barred us from receiving gifts or donations, do you think there is anything positive for seniors that would result from special interests getting direct access and favors from Board members?
  • Board members are to be given compensation (plus expenses) equal to Level III Executive Schedule Section 5315 Title 5 of U.S. Code salaries.  In looking up who presently gets this level of compensation from the taxpayers, the list is below:
Level III of the Executive Schedule applies to the following positions, for which the annual rate of basic pay shall be the rate determined with respect to such level under chapter 11of title 2, as adjusted by section 5318 of this title:
Solicitor General of the United States.
Under Secretary of Commerce, Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism.
Under Secretaries of State (6).
Under Secretaries of the Treasury (3).
Administrator of General Services.
Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
Deputy Administrator, Agency for International Development.
Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.
Chairman, Surface Transportation Board.
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board.
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission.
Chairman, National Mediation Board.
Chairman, Railroad Retirement Board.
Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission.
Comptroller of the Currency.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Do you possibly think that with a $16 trillion debt, that the American Taxpayer can afford to have its taxes increased , senior services cut and our Military cut to pay for Board salaries and perks equal to the offices above?
Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with a fair and economically feasible system which does not mandate and target takeover of our Nation’s healthcare system.  If you re-elect Barack Obama who has failed on every aspect of his job but has created the most disastrous piece of legislation of our generation, you will be responsible for changing healthcare quality as we know it.  Please get off your comfortable couches, rain or shine, tell your friends, and go to your polling place on November 6 to take back your healthcare!

Thugs, Political Hacks, Actors and Muslims to be Showcased at Democratic National Convention

by Jayne D. Frank

Having been a witness to countless speeches at the 2012 GOP Convention by intelligent, serious, substantive people about equally substantive issues of our time such as our economic crisis and our standing in the World, I wondered who might be appearing at the Democratic National Convention next week.

The contrast is so glaring and telling of a failed Administration and the desperate grasping for anyone willing to speak on their behalf.  Most troubling is the fact that outside of the convention and with the blessing of President Obama, will be a prayer session and concurrent conferences headed by Grand Iman Siraj Wahhaj, who called America a garbage can and seeks a caliphate in the Obama Administration.  This is a man who in 1995 said it was his “duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.”

Other speakers thus far announced range from has-beens like John Kerry to Sandra Fluke, a student, whose popularity rose when she in essence told the U.S. Congress that the Government was responsible for making sure every woman got contraceptives for free.  You also have Mayors of large african-american regions of the country, most of which are decimated by the unemployment numbers in the black community because of Barack Obama’s leadership failure.  Actors and rock stars as usual have prominent speaking roles at the convention to attract the Millenial crowd because Barack Obama thinks young voters only care about their genius list on their Ipods and Iphones and will support his Administration for another four years despite the fact that they can’t get jobs.

You will see Chicago thugs and politicians throughout the convention whose only responses to the economic and unemployment crisis that Obama failed to fix, is to bad-mouth Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who actually DO have plans for the next 4 years for restoring this country to economic and foreign policy excellence and strength.  Rahm Emanuel, in particular, who is a real proponent of redistribution of wealth in this Country and said something to the effect of “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” (for promoting Obama’s agenda), also has a prominent speaking role.

The Obama campaign’s reaction to last night’s detailed and positive message from Paul Ryan?  A memo circulated to all of its donors saying Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire, or who tweets “This seat is taken.” So undignified and unbecoming of a President that has a great deal of explaining to do to his 2008 voters.  The campaign also has plans to allow people “from the community” to get chances to attend the convention, much the same as his “beer summits” and online beer contests the last year or so.

The contrast thus far in speakers, plans for each convention, substance and tone, could not be more striking and it is incumbant on every person who will cast a vote this November, to not only watch Romney and Ryan’s speeches as well as President Obama’s and look at the Democrat’s Convention for the ugly tone it will set. Americans must also be concerned about Obama’s unspoken endorsement for the presence of the Muslim philosophy for America, and most importantly, for what the Convention will fail to say and do about the next four years.  A nation precariously close to being a total entitlement country is doomed to stay subservient to the Government and President Obama’s socialist agenda until each American citizen-young, old, black, Hispanic, poor, and middle class-understands the stark differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s visions for our future.