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Old 02-06-2013, 04:13 PM  
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Each patient now has a time limit to get better. If a patient comes in my clinic with a heart attack; I have 5 days (hypothetical) to get him better. After that the insurance wants me to fix him but not pay a dime. I actually have to give a refund back to the Insurance company. Same shit applies to everything, even patients with psychological problems....who will most likely NEVER get better.

Then they wonder why mother****ers are going out and shooting people up? It's because Obama wants Insurance companies to quadruple their profits at the expense of quality of health being provided to honest hard working Americans. At the same time companies are required to give Insurance to their employees, meaning more profit for insurance companies.

Hospitals are closing all over the place. The one I was born in reported a loss of 14 million last year and is now closing down. Another great hospital is firing 40% of it's doctors soon. Our new system is horrible and discourages good doctors from working inside United States.

Obama has been nothing but a tyrant who has introduced socialism to this country and is slowly taking away our rights. People complained about Bush water boarding three high valued targets now we directly assassinate Americans with no accountability.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:05 AM   #91
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States Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Costs

by Joel B. Pollak 9 Feb 2013

The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year--they are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance.

Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if they worked more than the maximum. Other public universities are doing the same across the nation, just as their private-sector counterparts are limiting part-time hours to avoid the Obamacare rule.

In addition to limiting part-time hours, many institutions--public and private--are moving employees from full-time to part-time status to avoid Obamacare requirements. Doing so means facing the ire of left-wing institutions such as John Podesta’s Think Progress, which recently castigated a Wendy’s franchise for cutting employees’ hours. Yet there is little most businesses can do--they are merely responding to incentives written into law.
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By Pete Kasperowicz - 02/07/13 11:11 AM ET

A bipartisan group of 180 House members — consisting of about 40 percent of the House — has reintroduced a bill to end the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices that was imposed under President Obama's healthcare law.

That tax took effect at the start of 2013, and is expected to raise a few billion dollars a year in tax receipts for the government, and $30 billion over 10 years. But opponents of the tax say it will hinder innovation and job creation in the medical device industry.

"Placing a new tax on the backs of U.S. medical innovators and entrepreneurs who employ more than 400,000 Americans is not a prescription for economic growth or job creation," said Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), who sponsored the bill. "In fact, companies have already laid off thousands of employees as a result of this onerous new tax, and more jobs will be lost now that this tax is in effect.


"It's not only costing our country jobs and deterring innovation, but more importantly, it will reduce patient access to cutting edge medical products and treatments that save lives."

Paulsen introduced a similar bill in the last Congress. The latest version would repeal the tax without offsetting spending cuts.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:34 AM   #92
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #93
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #94
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #95
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Why would any employer that's already offering healthcare do this?

Red Lobster tried limiting employees' hours like this. Eventually they decided it just wasn't worth it and they'd be better off just biting the bullet and providing healthcare. It's not like there is zero drawback to companies for only offering part-time jobs. Part-time workers are less efficient, it takes twice as much training to get two people up to speed, and they're generally not satisfied. So they bolt as soon as something better comes along. Plus you still have to face all the lawsuit liabilities, unemployment insurance liabilities, and all the other overhead that goes with hiring an employee.

There will probably be a few companies that limit their employee ihours like fast food chains. Many of them already do that anyway to get around other existing benefits their company gives full-time workers. But for the most part a fundamental shift in the way most companies hire seems an extremely unlikely possibility.

Two years from now when none of this comes to pass, I'm sure you guys will issue a big "my bad" and seriously rethink the latest conservative outrage/end of the world that's imminent from some Democrat policy, right?
Just for the record, I'm not saying that this WILL come to pass, nor that I oppose Obamacare even if it does.

I'm just noting what I heard, nothing more. There's no doubt that knee jerk reactions may well turn to acceptance for the reasons you set forth.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #96
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No, he didn't offer to prove it--he offered me his company contact info and I'd have to disprove it...or something...I guess. He wasn't real clear.

I think his story is bullshit. If he wants to insist it is true--fine. He just looks like an ass is all. If he thinks he can prove it, then he should stop dicking around and just do so.
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Well that explains why his hands were on my shoulders during the prostate examination.

It's true. The first one was for tier 1 help desk support. I never gave this a second thought till all u guys said never happened. I still know a handful of peeps there, ill have check if still the norm. This wa circa 2003.
Obviously an employer CAN require this. Not sure why they would, but who knows? They got burned by too many junkies who had high absenteeism? Whatever...
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #97
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Just for the record, I'm not saying that this WILL come to pass, nor that I oppose Obamacare even if it does.

I'm just noting what I heard, nothing more. There's no doubt that knee jerk reactions may well turn to acceptance for the reasons you set forth.
On the flipside, you have companies that rely on salaried workforces and can't do something like that even if they wanted to. But they'll find other ways to get around it.

Some HR people in my company have intimated that we're fully prepared to pay the associated fines rather than continue to pay for heath insurance, because that's the cheaper route.

Don't know if that's BS or not, it's just one of the rumors going around.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:08 PM   #98
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Hospitals already get paid on shorter, healthier outcomes. That is why some recovering patients are shipped to SNU, skilled nursing units, or hospice. Hospitals don't like to be mentioned in obits.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #99
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:57 PM   #100
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Just got my insurance info for the new plan year. Rate increase with a severe benefit decrease. I mean SEVERE.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #101
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #102
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Rates have been going nuts for a decade+. But this year's increase is definitely due to Obamacare. You just know it in your gut right?

Every bad news item that's even remotely healthcare-related will be the fault of Obamacare for at least a decade with you guys. That's going to be a lot of fun.
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Rates have been going nuts for a decade+. But this year's increase is definitely due to Obamacare. You just know it in your gut right?

Every bad news item that's even remotely healthcare-related will be the fault of Obamacare for at least a decade with you guys. That's going to be a lot of fun.
This is the biggest reduction in benefits I have ever had in one single year.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:54 AM   #104
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I went to the doctor last week. It was a “new” doctor in the practice–a young girl (at MY age, EVERYBODY is “young”–when I was born, the Dead Sea wasn‘t even sick) who was quite enthusiastic. She was obviously a liberal by her dress and manner. I was thinking of hitting on her, but I don’t like the phrase, “You remind me of my grandfather.”

She asked me what was wrong, and I replied, “I have a cut on my leg and I think it may be getting infected.” She said, “Before we start, I have to ask you a few questions. Are you allergic to any medications?”

I replied, “No.”

She said, “Do you have any guns in the house?”

I said, “HUH??”

She replied, “Guns. Do you have any guns in the house?”

I asked, “Why?”

She said, “I’ve got to ask this question. It is required under the Affordable Care Act.”

I asked, “What are you going to do with the data?”

She said, “We compile it, amalgamate it, and submit it to the government.”

I said, “Well, I have a Tommy Gun. I let my kid Tommy play with it.”

She said, “What’s a Tommy Gun? I don‘t think that is the kind of gun they are concerned with.”

With THAT, I knew I had a live one. I said, “It’s similar to a B.A.R., but a little heavier and shorter. I have a B.A.R. also.”

She said, “A B.A.R.?”

I said, “Yes.”

She looked puzzled. Then she brightened up and asked, “Do you have any assault rifles?”

I attempted to look puzzled, and said, “I don’t know. What is an assault rifle?”

She said, “That’s a gun that is used in wars.”

I said, “As a matter of fact, I do. I have a replica of a revolutionary war musket.”
She began to look a bit exasperated. I pretended not to notice and kept up the appearance of trying to be helpful.

She said, “Do you have anything more modern than that?”

I replied, “Well, yes I do. I have a replica muzzle loader from the Civil War. Do you know the difference between a musket and a muzzle loader?”

She rather peevishly said, “No, I don’t; and I don’t want to. What else do you have?”

I said, “I have an M-1.”

She asked, “What’s that?”

I said, “A rifle.”

She asked, “What kind?”

I replied, “It is called a Garand.”

She rather loudly said, “I don’t care if it is a grand rifle or not. Is it an assault rifle?”

To which I replied, “I don’t know. I don’t know what an assault rifle is. You say it’s a rifle used in war, yet you say that my musket and muzzle loader are not assault rifles.”

She calmed down (a bit) and asked, “Anything else?”

I said, “I have an MG-.30, and an MG-.50. I‘m also part owner of an Apache. But they are not rifles”

She stated, “Well, then, I’m not interested in them. Anything else.”

I replied, “Well, yes. I also have a 12 gauge and 20 gauge pump. They are not rifled though.”

She said, “I’m not interested in pumps; I’m interested in guns.”

I replied, “Well, then, I have a Colt, a Luger, a Glock, a Bazooka, a Parabellum, a Kalishnikov, a Henry, a Uzi, a Llama, and a Beretta–but they are not rifles.”

She then said, “I’ve had enough of this. I think you’re toying with me. Let me see your leg.”

I then said, “Excuse me, but before you look at my leg, I have a few questions to ask of you.”

She replied, “Of course. What are they?”

I said, “I have given you a lot of information about my guns. I am somewhat concerned about your knowledge and ability to assimilate, make coherent sense of that information, and report it correctly. Do you know the difference between a .22 caliber and a .223 caliber? It’s a rather fundamental difference.”

She replied, “Actually, I don’t.”

I said, “I see. Let me ask some more relevant questions. “How much money do you make? ” She said, “That’s personal, why do you ask?”

I said, “Well, in pushing the Health Care Act, my president cautioned the population about doctors that would amputate a leg rather than treat a cut because they make more money that way. Consequently, I wish to know if you are financially troubled. What kind of car do you drive? What are your house payments? How much is your mortgage? How much credit card debt do you have? Do you have a student loan; if so, how much?”

She said, “I’m not going to answer those questions. You have no right to ask them.”

I then asked, “Do you have training and education in homeopathic techniques?

Do you know the benefits/effects of CoQ10, ginseng, fish oil, Creatine, BCAA, and other such herbal treatments?”

Do you know the difference between Panax ginseng, American ginseng, and Siberian ginseng?

She replied, “Well, no.”

I then asked, ”Well, have you studied it at all?”

She replied rather defensively, “NO; it’s all a bunch of hogwash anyway.”

I said, “Oh, then you have read the research on it. What have you read?”

She then said, “I don’t waste my time reading such things. Why are you asking me these questions? ” I said, “Well, if I’m going to turn my body over to you for treatment, I believe it is reasonable for me to know something about your motivation, training, experience, and competence. Do you know anything about the practice of holistic medicine?”

She said, “No, I don’t.” rather angrily.

I said, “Oh. O.K. How much experience do you have in practicing medicine?”

She replied, “Well, not very much.”

To which I said, “Well, we all have to start somewhere. What medical school did you go to; what is its rank in terms of other medical schools; where did you intern; and where did you do your residency? What is the rank of the hospital where you did your internship and residency?”

She rather peevishly said, “All my credentials are posted in the waiting room.”

To which I said, “Really? The rank of your medical school is posted in the waiting room? Do you have any experience with leg injuries? If so, how much?”

I guess that was too much for her. She rather crossly said, “I think it would be best if you saw a different doctor.” and started to leave the room.

I said, “You know, doctor. You asked me irrelevant questions about my guns, and I answered them. Whether or not I own guns is really none of your business and has absolutely nothing to do with any treatment you might prescribe. On the other hand, I ask you questions quite relevant to my situation, and you refuse to answer them. Isn’t that somewhat backwards?”

She said, “But I HAVE to ask those questions. It’s the law.”

To which I replied, “Actually, it is NOT the law. Here is what the law is–taken directly from the Affordable Care Act–page (20).

PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.—
‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.—A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to—
‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or
‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
‘‘(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to—
‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.

You may verify this at: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf. As you can see, you have broken federal law TWICE–once by asking, and once by collecting data. It is perfectly legal for me to own guns; it is not legal for you to ask and/or collect such data. YOU are breaking the law, and yet YOU are the one that is angry. Not only that, but you erroneously stated that you had to ask such questions, and you did it in a very authoritative and convincing manner. You gave me false information, which I then acted upon by answering your questions. On that basis, how can I be expected to trust your medical judgment? When I attempted to ascertain your medical competency, you became defensive and hostile.

There is really no need for me to see another doctor in this practice. I‘ll go somewhere else, where my privacy is respected, and I can trust the information I receive.”

from: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf
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