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Thursday, November 28, 2013

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My clinic is helping me overcome Obamacare so that I can function...may begin some blogging before long. Enjoy your day and be thankful for family and friends and hopefully you know God personally?

35 comments:

skydiver204 said...

"My clinic is helping me overcome Obamacare so that I can function"

Since you insisted on injecting a political gripe into your Thanksgiving wishes...

Exactly how is Obamacara a hindrance to you?

How is your previous approach better? IIRC you were basically self-insuring, and therefore at risk for a medical bankruptcy.

Is it possible for you to obtain health insurance now, regardless of pre-existing conditions (of which you appear to have plenty)?

If there is anyone who can benefit from OC, it would be someone like you. So what's the problem exactly?

radar said...

I injected "a political gripe" because Obamacare is the reason I have been doing very little posting and I will tell you exactly why.

First, once the bill was passed my doctor had to become part of a medical cooperative and make duplicate reports, adding costs. Then the bureaucracy required by the bill meant that the clinic had to double their staff. So my cost to go went from 60 dollars a visit to 112.50 per visit. So the cost went up but that was just a money issue.

Next came Obamacare getting in between me and my doctor. I have lived through several disastrous accidents as well as a murder attempt. I have had many broken ribs, a broken ankle, a spinal injury that was first treatable by exercise and drugs and that was the easy stuff. Then came being t-boned by an inebriated driver who was speeding and driving with lights off...crushing my left shoulder and collarbone. They had to put me together with titanium rods like shish-kabob and that took two surgeries and hard devoted rehab. Later on a tumor developed right inside the area where the operation happened and the surgeon that removed it said it was like a hand reaching fingers between bones, tendons and muscle. So my shoulder had to be torn up again and I have permanent nerve damage there.

So then came the second back injury that the surgeon said was like "my spinal cord was being cut in half" and they raced me into surgery. From that point I have had constant back pain plus the nerve damage left me with lower right leg and foot pain.

THEN my right leg got colonized by MRSA. MRSA kills more people than AIDS. THEN my right knee, first hurt playing for an Army basketball team in 1973 and having had many ligament tears and strains? The meniscus tore in half. My surgeon had been a team surgeon for the Detroit Tigers and is quite good, but when he looked at my knee he said that all the cartilage on both ends was trashed and only my ACL was good. So the entire meniscus and all cartilage was removed. Therefore my knee hurts all the time.

Part one

radar said...

Here is where Obamacare steps in...the government has forced it's way into the doctor's office and basically said only pain clinics can prescribe the five hydrocodones I have been taking a day. Now they can only give me two a day and cannot give me refills so I would have to go every month at 112.50 rather than every three months at 60 dollars a shot.

So then I had to go to am expensive pain clinic (250 just to walk in the door) to have an "expert" check me out and he said that neurontin would be a great thing for me if I can handle it. Only one in three people can take it, it has two pages of terrible side effects. Fortunately so far I can handle it and it does mitigate most of the pain. However, it doesn't even touch the knee pain.

Therefore I am literally suffering. Because of the initial back injury I have been taking four and then five codeine or hydrocodone for almost 26 years. Now I am only allowed to have two a day. I wake up in agony...I take the first pill. Then by 7 PM my leg begins to feel like it is burning and my knee starts to hurt to the point I cannot concentrate. So I take the second pain pill and I have a few drugs I take at night that basically drug me to sleep because the pain begins to come again.

I can sometimes wake up with only bad pain and having 8-9 hours of sleep. But more often the pain wakes me early so I lack enough rest. I am suffering every day because of Obamacare regulations.

Neurontin mitigates most of my nerve damage pain. But the MRSA-damaged lower leg and the knee? Neurontin does nothing for them.

So I put all my energy into work, I suffer, and I cannot even ride the exercise bike because of knee pain. I started with one neurontin, then two and now today is the first day I am supposed to take three. Will three stop my leg from burning? Maybe. Will it fix the knee? No.

Health insurance has NOTHING at all to do with the situation. Obamacare has raised my clinic's costs, it is harder for them to spend time on patients because of the massive amount of online and real paperwork they have added to their day. Plus now the government has decided they know better than my doctor concerning my pain meds.

Supposedly Obamacare is meant to keep me from being a dealer selling hydrocodone on the street. So therefore I suffer every freaking day. I miss church a lot and cannot work in ministry anymore. I can rarely travel to see my family, they have to come to me. So Obama has made my life miserable physically and God only knows what I can possibly do about it.

The pain clinic will not give me five hydrocodones unless I retake x-rays and MRI of every damaged part and then they still might not do it. With all the surgeries and rehabilitation and years of working through a life of pain, my life always included pain. But now pain is upgraded to agony. Barack Obama and his liberal loonbat agenda may end up killing me young if I cannot find a way to exercise with this bad knee. If my left knee conks out, I will be in a wheelchair.

I was officially declared permanently disabled before all this. Now I live with torture. So, yes, I am making a political gripe. You want to understand? Have someone whack your right knee with a sledgehammer twice a day and see how you like it!

radar said...

Oh, and the only legal thing I can do is to begin drinking alcohol every day to mitigate the pain. I think you are smart enough to know where that road leads...Alcoholism would just be another way to die young and cause my family pain as they see me slide into a drunken daze and just beg for my problems like liver failure, diabetes and so on and so forth. Nope. Not going that way!

skydiver204 said...

What kind of health insurance do you have at the moment?

radar said...

That would be none of anyone's business. My company provides for some health coverage but that does nothing for me. It is totally irresponsible to take a guy with disabilities with almost 26 years of painkillers and say you go from 100% to 40$ instantly. The government does NOT know better than my doctor. Even if all my expenses were paid I would be suffering because of prescription rules. My doctor hates it and I hate it. I bet the Gitmo prisoners get pain killers if they need them.

So I can either start drinking alcohol or find a source of illegal drugs or live a life of misery...because I cannot take either ibuprofen or tylenol or naproxen, only aspirin can be mixed with the drugs I take.

Life has beat me like a pinata. I have faced it and cared for my family. But how long can I be a guy who has to keep up with the most fluid and fast-moving business in the world who is in pain much of the time and doesn't get enough sleep?

radar said...

The reason I am taking the time to answer you is that people need to realize what Obama and his cronies are trying to do. Replace private businesses with the government and regulate everything else to the limit. We have far too many government officials and regulations. We have too many people living on government handouts. We have too many people who produce good stuff, especially energy, having to fight the government continually.

Ayn Rand foresaw this. I am John Galt.

Aslan said...

I hope you don't mind my language, but taking away your pain meds is BS. I'm going to call my congressman, but I've been having trouble finding where in Obamacare this is mandated. Could you point me to the right part of the bill? I don't want to look like an uninformed idiot on the phone.

Anonymous said...

You think it's none of anyone's business, but you answer the question anyway. Okay, so you have no health coverage that does you any good. Interesting. Why? Have you considered getting any health insurance that actually works for you?

Sorry, but unless you have unlimited financial or medical means. you can't just opt out. You don't get to be the John Galt in this scenario. You're a prime candidate for medical bankruptcy, and you have at least one dependent that you should look out for, that being your wife. Shake your fist and proclaim that you're John Gault, but when the next health problem rears its head, good luck with that.

About your second comment: I understand your skepticism of the federal government. But I don't for a second understand your unconditional gullibility when it comes to private, unregulated, profit-oriented businesses. Do you really think they have your best interests at heart? Why?

Anonymous said...

I'd also like to know more about the prescription rules and the rationale behind them. You shouldn't suffer those kinds of consequences, that's for sure.

Chaos-Engineer said...

I'm sorry that you're going through this, and hope that things will get better for you.

I'm not sure I understand the connection between Obamacare and the new rules for pain medication. From what I've read, Obamacare is mostly about making it easier for people to get healthcare that would otherwise be unaffordable. (By expanding Medicaid, and by making it easier for people to buy insurance on the individual market.)

I did a quick search for Hydrocodone, and found a lot of articles like: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/25/us/fda-painkiller-controls/, which is about the FDA moving these drugs from Schedule III to the more restricted Schedule II. This was done in response to concerns that the drugs were being overprescribed and abused. The FDA already had the power to do this, so it would have happened even in the absence of Obamacare.

I don't know enough about the issue to say if this was a good idea. On the one hand, we do want to try to stop people from abusing drugs. But on the other hand, it seems like the US has been developing this mean-spirited attitude of "It's better that a hundred people suffer needlessly, than that a single one of Those People gets a benefit that he's not entitled to." And I'm worried that this is a symptom of that.

The cost is a separate issue, and it's why it's so important to have a decent health insurance policy: An insurance company can do a lot better job of negotiating prices than you can. On that note - I'm not sure what they're saying on talk radio, but out in the real world the ACA Website is more-or-less fixed. It still takes a little bit of patience, but it's possible to shop around and buy a policy, and these policies are all much better than what was available on the individual market last year.

radar said...

Check out the commenter who pretended to care about my condition, his lack of logic and his political slant:

You think it's none of anyone's business, but you answer the question anyway. Okay, so you have no health coverage that does you any good. Interesting. Why? Have you considered getting any health insurance that actually works for you?

I do have health coverage, you are assuming incorrectly, but it is simply not your business. Furthermore, my healthcare coverage has NOTHING to do with the government getting in between me and my doctor. Duh.

Sorry, but unless you have unlimited financial or medical means. you can't just opt out. You don't get to be the John Galt in this scenario. You're a prime candidate for medical bankruptcy, and you have at least one dependent that you should look out for, that being your wife.

Again, you are assuming a lot of things you do not know. I am a businessman, I have a lawyer who advises me and we have some safeguards in place to protect my wife. I have managed to keep the roof over the head and the wolf from the door despite several serious accidents and a tumor and MRSA. I suspect you would have had a hard time living through my life - when I was t-boned my vehicle was hit so hard that the wheel assembly was punched into the engine and the driver's side of the vehicle was pushed in almost to the middle of the vehicle. The medics were grabbing for the jaws of life and then were surprised there was no driver...I got out the passenger door and was walking around with my left shoulder hanging down 6-8 inches below where it had been and the pain had not kicked in yet. I worked 48-56 hours a week at the factory and worked out at a gym so I was very healthy and muscular and therefore bounced rather than being crushed and maybe killed. I will decide what my health care will be and my doctor should be able to decide as well, not the idiot government!

Shake your fist and proclaim that you're John Gault, but when the next health problem rears its head, good luck with that.

Do you know who John Galt is and what that means? My health problem right now IS the government!!!

About your second comment: I understand your skepticism of the federal government. But I don't for a second understand your unconditional gullibility when it comes to private, unregulated, profit-oriented businesses. Do you really think they have your best interests at heart? Why?

Now you prove to be an idiot!!! I have known my doctor since he first opened his practice, he is a friend and we have 30 years of friendship between us. You think Barack Obama or Harry Reid give a rip about me? Our nation was built on "private, unregulated, profit-oriented businesses" that gave us the greatest economy in the world and your stupid government regulations are destroying said economy. Are you a Communist or a Socialist and why?

radar said...

Chaos, hydrocodone is not that expensive and my clinic is not that expensive. It is the government that is screwing it all up for me and the FDA is one of several agencies in the US that need to have firm Congressional oversight rather than acting as executive-branch tyrants enforcing law not voted on by anyone.

As an IT professional, I STRONGLY recommend people to avoid the ACA website, it is a dangerous way to have your personal information stolen. You might as well just publish your social security number, birthdate and mother's maiden name on Facebook. That Obamacare website is a disaster that was set up improperly from the beginning. Protect yourselves as that website is unsafe.

"But on the other hand, it seems like the US has been developing this mean-spirited attitude of "It's better that a hundred people suffer needlessly, than that a single one of Those People gets a benefit that he's not entitled to." And I'm worried that this is a symptom of that."

That kind of sums up the Federal government. As I said before he was first elected, Barack Obama was going to significantly raise the debt, government control of our lives and hurt the economy and therefore cause pain to the average American. I didn't know in my case it would also be PHYSICAL pain, but, hey, I could not foresee everything...

Chaos, you are not mean-spirited and although we tend to disagree, I do appreciate your comments. In fact, I will be using that link to try to get help from some people in Congress who actually care.

Asian, Chaos did point out that this was an FDA agenda and yes, I will absolutely email a Congressman who is a friend (my official Congressman is a crooked and uncaring dolt) and a Senator and my State Senator in case she has an idea.

radar said...

One more thing...Obamacare was shoved down our throats and it was a power grab. It was intended to grow the government, not give people coverage. In fact all over the nation employees are being downgraded to part-time because employers can no longer afford their health care plans. Other companies are making the full-timers pay a much larger fee per month to have healthcare. This means that Obamacare is bringing a great deal of financial suffering to families all over the country.

It will only get worse unless someone FINALLY proves that the bill is unconstitutional. Even then, as I said, some damage can never be undone and some provisions will be very hard to get out, like porcupine quills.

Doctors who retired or moved out of the country over this will not likely come back. Expensive alliances made among care providers will probably continue in many cases.

Obamacare was meant to hurt the economy and grow government. It has been a spectacular success so far...

Anonymous said...

Talk about lack of logic, wow. Perhaps your current state of mind prevents you from thinking clearly.

1. I didn't "assume incorrectly" that you had no health coverage, I stated that you had "no health coverage that does you any good", because that is what YOU said yourself.

2. "my healthcare coverage has NOTHING to do with the government getting in between me and my doctor"

And neither does Obamacare, as Chaos Engineer pointed out. It's a change in FDA policy. If you think it is a part of Obamacare (i.e. the ACA), then I echo the previous commenter. Can you point us to the corresponding part of the law? It appears you're flat-out wrong when you blame this on Obamacare. So there's that.

I think Chaos Engineer makes good points (as he always does). Given your special circumstances, you really should contact your representative in Congress or look for some other way to address this instead of just suffering through it and venting your rage on a blog.

3. "I will decide what my health care will be and my doctor should be able to decide as well, not the idiot government!"

Just because you hate the federal government on ideological grounds doesn't mean you're obliged to shoot yourself in the foot (metaphorically speaking) when it comes to making the best choice for you. You're not getting any younger, you have a history of severe health problems, you have a stressful job, and your apparent weight isn't going to do you any favors in the health department down the line. Your next big health problem will happen eventually, so having decent health insurance (i.e. not self-insuring or "putting a little aside") would be very important for you.

You should consider your priorities carefully. Is your pride more important than your health?

4. Yes, I know who John Galt is. And it's true, unless you have unlimited medical or financial means at your disposal, you can't be a John Galt in this scenario.

5. By "private, unregulated, profit-oriented businesses", I obviously did not mean your family doctor - though he or she is subject to quite a number of regulations, of course. I meant, among others, the health insurance companies that could drop policies as they saw fit, etc. Surely you don't think that's a preferable set of circumstances. I'm guessing the reason you've chosen your insurance setup as you have it is because health insurance companies used to be so inadequate to your needs to begin with.

6. "Our nation was built on "private, unregulated, profit-oriented businesses" that gave us the greatest economy in the world and your stupid government regulations are destroying said economy."

Nonsense. Commerce needs appropriate regulation to gather public trust and to maintain aspects that it would otherwise cheerfully ignore, e.g. public safety and the environment. You think we could have financial markets without regulations? You think we could have a thriving capitalist economy without financial markets?

They're not MY government regulations, btw. They're yours as well. And you benefit from them in many ways.

"Are you a Communist or a Socialist and why?"

Neither. Like I said, I understand the skepticism of the federal government, but crony capitalism has problems as well. Capitalism needs good regulations to function - not too much, not too little.

radar said...

I do have healthcare coverage and I do not tell people what it is...nor do I tell them how much I make in a year or other such matters.

I asked if you were a Socialist or a Communist and you did not answer. Let me help here - Hilary Clinton is a Communist who adores Saul Alinsky's book "Rules For Radicals."

Obama is an anti-colonialist who is terribly misguided and is essentially a Socialist but certainly a Statist.

I did take the FDA suggestion Chaos gave me and called my good Senator and a Congressman I know to ask them to consider sponsoring a bill or trying to somehow get the FDA to get out of the way of doctors and patients.

Anonymous said...

"I do have healthcare coverage and I do not tell people what it is"

Yes, all you've said is that the coverage you have doesn't do you any good. Maybe you should look into health insurance that does do you some good. Have you considered changing your health insurance to a better plan since Obamacare/ACA came into effect?

"I asked if you were a Socialist or a Communist and you did not answer."

Judging by your basic reading comprehension mistakes in this thread, you don't appear to be a very astute reader. I clearly answered "Neither". But it's pointless discussing concepts like communism and socialism with you if you think Clinton and Obama are communists/socialists.

You are aware that the ACA is an attempt at a market-based solution, right?

"I did take the FDA suggestion Chaos gave me and called my good Senator and a Congressman I know to ask them to consider sponsoring a bill or trying to somehow get the FDA to get out of the way of doctors and patients."

I doubt such an approach will get you very far. Remember that the FDA serves a lot of useful functions, including the protection of doctors and patients. You're in an unusual category that has fallen prey to an unintended consequence of the FDA policy changes, and I think you have a strong case to make. If you're more specific about the actual problem you're facing, you're more likely to achieve a successful outcome.

radar said...

If you did not know that Saul Alinsky was Hilary's role-model then you have not paid attention. She said so in her thesis and has lived by that code ever since.

http://www.rense.com/general80/fon.htm

I can read and write well, I just wanted you to be truthful about your worldview but no matter. You have unveiled your worldview by your words. I am not ashamed of my belief system but it would appear that you are ashamed of yours? Feel free to state your position accurately.

My healthcare coverage does me no good concerning the drug situation because it cannot change the new status of Hydrocodone APAP. If it actually paid me to go to the doctor I would still have my health endangered by the government.

Neurontin is a dangerous and difficult drug to take and it cannot deal with some of the pain I have anyway. So the government thinks it knows more than my doctor, yes? How Statist and tyrannical is that?!

I have contacted my Senator and a Congressman because millions of people will be suffering because of this Statist policy. I will be sending out the plea to more elected officials this week. I hope for their sake and mine that:

Obamacare will be declared unconstitutional as it should.

All Obama supporters on both sides of the aisle will lose their next election.

Our next President if not the current Congress will rein in some agencies that are running amok and out of control such as the EPA and the FDA just to name two of the worst.

Good doctors still practicing will all complain through all means to the FDA about the recent H APAP change in status and all good doctors still practicing will hang in there until Obamacare and the tyrannical overreach of Executive Branch agencies are corrected.

Anonymous said...

"I can read and write well,"

Your blog shows that you have frequent reading comprehension problems, so I'll take your protestations to the contrary with a dose of salt.

"I just wanted you to be truthful about your worldview but no matter. You have unveiled your worldview by your words. I am not ashamed of my belief system but it would appear that you are ashamed of yours? Feel free to state your position accurately."

You appear to live in some mental state other than reality. I've stated clearly that I'm skeptical both of Big Government and Big Crony Capitalism (Big Pharma etc.). If you think that makes me a communist or a socialist, then it's clear that you have no idea what communism or socialism mean IRL.

We'll see what the next election brings, but I'm happy to remind you of the optimism right-wingers felt before Obama's re-election, which wasn't even close.

I suspect once people get used to Obamacare, they will like it and not give a hoot about the hobbled rollout. Voters don't have much of a long-term memory, for better or worse. But they might care which politician tried to keep it from them.

radar said...

Typical troll...you think you are so smart and you like to pretend you are smarter than the average bear AND you claim that I am not aware of word usage and meaning. I think you miss the nuanced way I asked for your worldview. You are lying about what you believe and, hey, lying to yourself makes you feel better so why should I care? Like I said, your statements reveal what you believe.

Obamacare is a disaster and the website is dangerous and useless and they knew this in 2009. The legislation that was so botched that no one could seem to explain it to anyone (ask Nancy Pelosi) but was supposed to be such a boon to us all? It has more than doubled healthcare costs and it has caused many cancellations, cost people jobs everywhere and also caused some doctors to just give up and retire or move somewhere else.

My Congressman (not my friend, who belongs to the people East of me in this state) was unable to tell gatherings of his constituents much of anything about Obamacare and we would quote sections of it to him and challenge him about how it would hurt us all and he would mumble and begin to figure out how to get the heck out of town(hall)!

Mr. Anonymous troll, you may be so well off that you are not hurt by Obamacare, or you work for the government and are in the tender care of the Nanny State already and probably sure of your position. But we already ran out of other people's money to the tune of 17 trillion dollars and Obama keeps spending like money has "Monopoly" printed on it. What happens when debtors abandon the dollar, hmmmm?

radar said...

Oh, and trust me on this...the voters will remember who dumped Obamacare on them like a dump truck filled with dung! They will re-elect the people who "tried to keep it from them." They will vote in people who promise to either fix it or kill it off entirely. Note to the wise...it cannot be fixed, vote for the guy who promises to kill it and the guy who says he can fix it? He is either a liar or an idiot. You do not want him around any kind of power over your life!

Anonymous said...

Why would I lie about what I believe? I'm neither a communist nor a socialist, and I'm as suspicious of Big Government as I am of Big Pharma etc. And I still don't understand your complete, blind trust in anyone with a profit motive to have your best interests at heart.

Not only am I not hurt by Obamacare, it has actually improved my circumstances. Much better coverage for a slightly higher premium. I notice you haven't been able to point out how Obamacare has hurt your own health coverage situation. So far you've pointed out a bad situation caused by a change in FDA policy, not by Obamacare. But of course you're unable to admit that.

"They will re-elect the people who "tried to keep it from them.""

Time will tell. The last presidential election was a referendum on Obamacare, and you remember how that went.

radar said...

Who has trouble understanding English now? I have expressed reasons Obamacare has hurt me and the health care industry and I acknowledged that the drug reclassification was perpetrated by the FDA...one of several UNREGULATED agencies who are not voted in by the public nor subject to Congress. This needs to change!

Obama and the Democrats intentionally held off most of the Obamacare implementation until after the election so that the election would NOT BE A REFERENDUM on Obamacare. By 2014 the public will fully realize how they have been screwed by Barack Obama and his Soros cronies.

Anonymous said...

"Who has trouble understanding English now?"

You, obviously.

I point out that "I notice you haven't been able to point out how Obamacare has hurt your own health coverage situation". Get it? "... how Obamacare has hurt your own health coverage situation".

You reply with a reference to how something OTHER THAN OBAMACARE, namely the FDA, has hurt you, and you make vague claims that Obamacare "has hurt [,,,] the health care industry", but even if that were true, you haven't shown how that has actually hurt your own health coverage situation.

So I repeat that you, who hates Obama and Democrats with a passion, haven't been able to point out how Obamacare has actually hurt your own health coverage situation. If you can, please do.

The only response you have are deflections and calling me a troll. That's very weak. Surely if what you believe were true, you'd have a better argument than that.

As for the next election, I don't think Republicans will be able to make much hay out of Obamacare because they have no plausible alternative. None. Between that and the internal split they're experiencing thanks to the Tea Party (keep it up, guys, really), you should prepare for disappointment at the ballot boxes.

Anonymous said...

"Who has trouble understanding English now?"

You, obviously.

I point out that "I notice you haven't been able to point out how Obamacare has hurt your own health coverage situation". Get it? "... how Obamacare has hurt your own health coverage situation".

You reply with a reference to how something OTHER THAN OBAMACARE, namely the FDA, has hurt you, and you make vague claims that Obamacare "has hurt [,,,] the health care industry", but even if that were true, you haven't shown how that has actually hurt your own health coverage situation.

So I repeat that you, who hates Obama and Democrats with a passion, haven't been able to point out how Obamacare has actually hurt your own health coverage situation. If you can, please do.

The only response you have are deflections and calling me a troll. That's very weak. Surely if what you believe were true, you'd have a better argument than that.

As for the next election, I don't think Republicans will be able to make much hay out of Obamacare because they have no plausible alternative. None. Between that and the internal split they're experiencing thanks to the Tea Party (keep it up, guys, really), you should prepare for disappointment at the ballot boxes.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post.

radar said...

The obvious alternative is to rip out Obamacare and throw it away...it is the most egregious and pathetic attempt to grow government at the expense of the people since perhaps the Roosevelt Administration and perhaps of all time.

Obamacare has made all aspects of healthcare far more expensive due to the exponential growth of bureaucratic requirements built in to the bill. Not only did my doctor have to more than double his charges to patients (my coverage gives me some break on this) but also reduces the actual time spent with patients. The nurse practitioner told me that "...we spend far more time on paperwork (she was including computer data entry here) and less time with patients. I wish we could go back in time because these regulations make it hard for us to spend our time doing what we went to school to do - help people!"

My doctor had to join a cooperative and pay more staff just to deal with some of the garbage of multiple reports and keeping track of the requirements of a massive and idiotic bill that not one politician alive can actually explain completely to this day!

So apart from my life being threatened by the idiotic FDA ruling, my costs have more than doubled and my clinic has had to spend more time with filling in forms and less time helping people.

Surely you cannot be so stupid that you have not noticed that Obama lied about Obamacare and made sure the implementation of the more poisonous and odious sets of rules and regulations were put off until AFTER the 2012 elections, because if that election was held today Obama would be an ex-President. He has a tendency to lie. He lied about Obamacare.

Many people could NOT keep their coverage if they liked it. Many people have lost jobs because of it and many companies have had to convert full-timers to part-timers. Families are suffering. Healthcare costs are rocketing up because of bureaucracy and coverage costs skyrocket because a year from now pre-existing conditions must be covered.

Analysts and underwriters will be able to forecast the increased costs this requirement will bring to the table and healthcare costs will grow exponentially as a result. People will have to decide if they want to keep their house or have insureance. Companies will have to pass on extra costs to employees or push them to part-time to avoid a requirement to cover them. By 2015 the US heathcare situation will be so awful that people with money will simply move away.

Great Britain should have been a cautionary tale. The Labor Party began to implement radical nanny state policies that taxed the moneymakers heavily to support all the idiotic Socialist policies, so rich people who could simply changed their official residence to some place like Monaco. Ever heard the song, Taxman?

This administration will destroy us...and many of the "moderate" Republicans have been suckered in to "fixing" Obamacare rather than fighting to kill it dead. We'll do our best to vote those guys out as well.

radar said...

So the government is fine with killing me off. The drugs I am forced to take make MRSA harder to fight off and I have MRSA in me from the time my leg was colonized. So in addition to the other bothersome-to-deadly side effects of Neurontin, I have to keep an eye on every scratch and swelling in my body to stop MRSA before it can get going. With Neurontin in me I am now always endangered. Because bureaucrats in Washington think they know more than doctors.

Just exactly who is regulating the FDA?

radar said...

I will strongly urge all readers that you do NOT go to the Obamacare site. It is very dangerous and very poorly constructed. It was a failure when tried out previously and the administration had to know this, but they put it out there anyway.

If you are really concerned about changing or adding health care coverage, ask your insurance agent FIRST and consider some organizations that offer insurance along with membership. ANYTHING but wasting time and endangering your online ID by logging on to that awful site.

For your home network? Just run a good anti-virus and also get Malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org

to run with the AV. Avoid McAfee and Norton as old-fashioned resource hogs. If you have no money, get free Avast because the free Avast is better than paid Norton or McAfee. http://www.avast.com/en-us/index

Do scandisk and defrags regularly. Make sure your router has encrypted logins, which is not hard to do. It is wise to "hide" your network. Open DNS is worth using and there is a browser add-in called Mywot that you find at https://www.mywot.com/.

http://www.foolishit.com is where you can get CrytoPrevent for your entire family right now at 15 bucks for a lifetime license.

If you are a business, you can email me and I can discuss security for businesses. Using antivirus, securing your router, doing basic cleanups on the computer and using Open DNS and MWB and CP and MYWOT help you be secure. Remember, Firefox and Chrome are more secure than Internet Explorer. Some folks like Opera. IE should only be run for sites that cannot work with anything else.

radar said...

http://www.opendns.com/

Forgot to include the address.

Go to the actual sites to download these things. Avoid CNET or Sourceforge and places like that as they will want to add in their little toys that bog down or harm your computer.

Bleeping Computer http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
has some utilities if you are infected and need specific help.

Anonymous said...

"The obvious alternative is to rip out Obamacare and throw it away..."

And that is precisely why Republicans won't be able to make hay with it in the coming election cycles. They have no positive alternative, i.e. one that preserves what people like about Obamacare.

Keep fighting that fight though, it's a nifty way to hobble the GOP.

Anonymous said...

Nobody in his right mind would see anything good about Obamacare. Obama is asking people to stop calling it that. Might as well call it Hilarycare? Poison pill for America either way.

Anonymous said...

"Nobody in his right mind would see anything good about Obamacare."

Being able to obtain health insurance when they couldn't before doesn't count as a good thing in your book?

Funny how that doesn't show up on your radar (no pun intended), but I think it explains why you so severely misjudge the political situation. Then again, you're part of the Tea Party, which in its blind extremism is pretty effectively sabotaging the GOP from within. The TP's time has come and gone already.

But don't let that stop you, Tea Partiers. Please proceed.

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