Another fine example of Government run Healthcare

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The Native American Indian.. The first real Americans.. I know.. I know don’t give me grief over this land was not called America then.. That’s beside the point.
Is there anyone out there that thinks the Indians have had a good time dealing with the Government?
“The US Constitution’s Commerce Clause put tribes on the same level as states and foreign nations, signifying that Congress and tribes, rather than states or towns, shall govern tribal affairs.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has found that cultural insensitivity, high poverty rates and low education levels, high staff turnover, and outdated facilities all contribute to poor Indian health. The biggest factor, however, is a severe lack of funding. IHS reports that only 18% of its operating units were funded above 80% of need in 2004, with 61% below 60% of need. This severely limits access to quality health care. For example, James Melbourne, medical director of Montana’s Fort Peck Tribe, said in 2008 that the tribe has to pay for its own dialysis machines and sexual abuse examinations, and because there is no tribal nurse anesthesiologist, most babies are born off reservation.”( Prepared by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations)

Government Run Healthcare at it’s (sic) BEST???

How many more examples do I need to bring to the table.. Our “Government” can’t run anything without screwing it up to the point it becomes non-functional. Bureaucracy is its middle name and Bureaucrats run it all.
You would think the big hearted “Liberals” would do better with one of the most legitimately aggrieved people in America, but when the Government gets involved in anything.. It inevitably gets screwed up.

Progressive’s among us wants the exact same coverage for us governed by the exact same Government that runs the Bureau of Indian Affairs Healthcare program. Why can't we fix the in-justices the in-equality and in-effective in the system.. Why must we spend our Great Grandkids into debt?
Why.. Power, Control Maybe?

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Submitted by dawn69 on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 12:14am.

If you find time this weekend, get over to Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy of the July/August issue of 'American Spectator'. There are some really interesting articles: 'The matter with myths' by Philip Klein and 'Downgrading American Medical care' by Betsy McCaughey.

Philip Klein debunks the myth that there are 46 million uninsured Americans. He breaks down the statics using Census data. An estimated 9.7 million of the 46 are not citizens. Deduct another estimated 14 million that are eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP. 17.6 million earned more than $50,000 annually. It would be hard to afford health coverage for those who bought more house than they could actually afford. In all, Klein states that there are an estimated 8.2 million that are truly in need of some sort of assistance because they are caught in that crack between making too much for aid but not enough for insurance.

The focus should be on the 8.2 and finding help for them with out a complete overhaul of a system that satisfies the majority. $500/ month comes out of my husbands check to pay for medical, eye, and dental for a family of 4. I have two very sick children at home right now and just spent close to $200 at ABC Pediatrics and another $30 at the pharmacy (many now have free antibiotics). I don't complain because it is a small price to pay to insure the well being of my kids.

Speaking of which, apparently the CDC isn't accepting any more nasal swabs for the H1N1 virus because they are overloaded. I guess the expected 'fall wave' has hit sooner than planned.

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Ben Franklin

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 3:32pm.

Finished it awhile ago.. sorry not to have let you known sooner..
I found it to be very credible and well sourced and researched.
A good read for people who want REAL info without spin.. Highly recommend to all.

"A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." Thomas Jefferson

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 7:29am.

Dawn.. that's what frost my cheerios.. There have been so many wild claims that we have somewhere between 42 Million to now Obama said 52 Million uninsured..but the numbers just don't float.. Last year I was out of work for about 4 weeks.. I did not take Cobra.. Thus I was uninsured.. for 4 WEEKS, however I became part of that statistic of the "uninsured".. People move in and out of the system constantly. People opt out and some like my daughter goes the Medical pre-pay route.. She too is a statistic now.. According to the Government she is uninsured..
On page 16 of this monster called a bill.. she will LOSE her right to be self-insured.. She will have to opt for the "Public" plan...
This is not FEAR MONGERING or OVER REACTION like some on here has said.. Just go to page 16 and read it yourself..HSP (Health Savings Plan) program will be eliminated.
People who want to sit back and say people like you and me are just over reacting or downright lying.. need to pull their head out of their butt and get a breath of fresh air.. These same people have not taken the time to read the relevant portions of the bill.. They just drink the Kool-Aid...

Cal has done a great job bringing some of this to light..but we are all just "bearing false witness" according to Obama..

Well count me in as one of the non-believers.

"Any People who expect to be both IGNORANT and FREE, in a state of CIVILIZATION, expects what NEVER was and NEVER will be."

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