ER wait times will grow.

File this one under “DUH!”   Tea Partiers and Conservatives (and no, they aren’t always the same thing) said this months ago, before Obamacare was passed.  Looks like now that it has been rammed down our throats despite over 60% of the American people saying they did NOT want it…  now the Main Stream Media decides to catch up…

Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can’t find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation’s new health law.

That might come as a surprise to those who thought getting 32 million more people covered by health insurance would ease ER crowding. It would seem these patients would be able to get routine health care by visiting a doctor’s office, as most of the insured do.

But it’s not that simple. Consider:

_There’s already a shortage of front-line family physicians in some places and experts think that will get worse.

_People without insurance aren’t the ones filling up the nation’s emergency rooms. Far from it. The uninsured are no more likely to use ERs than people with private insurance, perhaps because they’re wary of huge bills.

_The biggest users of emergency rooms by far are Medicaid recipients. And the new health insurance law will increase their ranks by about 16 million. Medicaid is the state and federal program for low-income families and the disabled. And many family doctors limit the number of Medicaid patients they take because of low government reimbursements.

_ERs are already crowded and hospitals are just now finding solutions.

Rand Corp. researcher Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann predicts this from the new law: “More people will have coverage and will be less afraid to go to the emergency department if they’re sick or hurt and have nowhere else to go…. We just don’t have other places in the system for these folks to go.”

via Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding – Yahoo! News.

Woman Dies Because of a Toilet Brush

From the land of socialized medicine, Britain, a woman died on the operating table 4 years after a drunken fall left her with a 6 inch toilet brush handle stuck in her derriere.

You see, she fell in 2005. It was 2 years before any doctor would take her seriously. In 2007, 2 operations failed to remove the handle. 2 years later, she was in so much pain, she opted for a dangerous, and eventually fatal operation. The problem – the handle had been embedded in her butt for so long, it was now part of her pelvis.

Oh yes, her husband is suing.

“OK she was drunk, but they didn’t take her seriously,” he said. “She showed them the wound, but they didn’t do a proper examination. I think it was probably down to the hospitals trying to save money and doing things as cheaply as possible.” source

Did you catch that last bit? This went unnoticed for 2 years because the hospitals were “trying to save money and doing things as cheaply as possible.” That is socialized medicine for you. And that is what America is headed for with Obamacare. Fun times, huh?

Dems Hid Damning Health Care Report Before Vote

From Gateway Pundit, via Dana Loesch:

A damning health care report generated by actuaries at the Health and Human Services HHS Department was given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the health care vote. She hid the report from the public until a month after democrats rammed their nationalized health care bill through Congress.

Nancy & Co are making their own rules to pass Obamacare.

So now Democratic leaders say they’ll package a two-for-one vote: Moving the original Senate bill simultaneously with a “reconciliation” bill — thus, if the House votes for the bill of fixes, the main Senate bill will be deemed to also have passed. Then the reconciliation bill will go back to the Senate, where it only needs 50 votes (plus Vice President Joe Biden's) to pass.

Hmm. Nowhere in the US Constitution does it say that Congress can deem a bill to have passed. Pelosi & Co. aren’t just making up policy as they go, but also procedure — possibly unconstitutional procedure, at that. All to enact a bill remaking a sixth of the US economy over the 3-1 opposition of the American people.

via Nancy’s nutty new rules – NYPOST.com.

You can’t ask questions, you’re a lowly citizen.

Found
via Dana Loesch.

I love the condescension in the moderator’s voice Oh, you’re just a citizen? Not a reporter?

His question about the president’s backroom deal with big pharma is viral-worthy.

He also notes that afterwards, the rep from Pfizer agreed that HB 3200 would effectively eliminate any hope of private insurance.

It’s a small victory, but a victory nonetheless!

President Obama today abandoned a proposal to bill veterans’ private insurance companies for treatment of combat-related injuries after the measure prompted an outcry from veterans service organizations and members of Congress. (source)

YES!!!  Finally!  A victory!  Small, but still!  If there is one thing I’ve learned from FlyLady, it’s celebrate the small stuff (well, that and “housework done incorrectly still blesses the family“)

Finally!  Prez ObeyMe listened to someone other than his teleprompter, and dropped a really, really bad idea before it even got it’s feet off the ground.

WashTimes Hanson: Maxing out a crisis card

“Although my new spending proposals may raise the federal deficit in my first year to $1.75 trillion, I promise the American people that by the end of my first term, I will halve the federal deficit – albeit adding another $3 trillion to $5 trillion to the national debt.

”Those savings can be accomplished by upping the federal income tax to about 40 percent on those rich 5 percent of Americans who currently pay only 60 percent of our aggregate income taxes – as well as lifting Social Security caps on their payroll taxes and cutting out many of their tax deductions.

”With state income taxes, federal income tax, Social Security and payroll taxes, along with new cutbacks in deductions, some of these rich will pay over 60 percent of their incomes in taxes. That is not an unreasonable rate in comparison with past levels – or the fact that well over 40 percent of Americans do not make enough to pay any federal income taxes.

via Washington Times – HANSON: Maxing out a crisis card.

Seriously ya’ll, go read the whole thing.  It’s absolutely brilliant.

Obama wants Veterans to pay for their own care.

Attention US Military: Don’t get hurt. At least, not unless you can afford the treatment.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

via Senators slam plan for wounded vets to use private insurance – CNN.com.

This is sick.  Just sick.  This is the equivalent of the current administration flying the bird to the military.

Get wounded fighting for our country?  Eff you, pay for your treatments yourself.

I can’t even begin to…   Oh!  the rage this rises up in me!  Rage that I thought had long since been all wrung out & used up.

But please, don’t lose what this is about.  This is about Nationalized Healthcare.  See, all those vets that Prez Obeyme gives the shaft to…  Most likely won’t be able to get affordable coverage because of their “pre exsisting conditions”.  Therefore leaving the door open for Prez ObeyMe and QueenRat Pelosi to ride in & save the veterans with Nationalized Healthcare.

Please, listen to me on this…  I’m a military wife, in a government run healthcare system.  You do not want!  Trust me!  The red tape, the hurry up & wait…. it’s just not right!

Ladies, be prepared.  the typical answer to every ailment is, “You’re just too fat.  Lose some weight.”  I wish I was kidding, but I’ve had at least 3 different military doctors say that to me.  I’m not fat.  When that statement was made to me, I wieghed 190 (I’m 5’9″).  Is it any wonder that I hate doctors?

The military health care system is not the best.  But to make veterans, who were wounded in the line of duty while serving our country, pay for their service-related treatments…

That’s just not right.

It’s enough to make me want to stick my head in the sand.

I haven’t been posting here lately, mostly because I’ve been dealing with this, and this.  So now that I am finally starting to get back in the swing of things, well, lets just say, I want to just close my eyes and ignore it all.  Is it just me?  Or does it feel like we are getting hit from all sides so hard and so fast, it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that’s going down right now?

There’s the assault on the second amendment. Look up the “Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009″.  It’s a bill designed to force everyone to register their weapons with the Fed. That way the Fed will know who has what when they come knocking.

The Un-Fairness Doctrine.  Don’t be fooled. They are pushing this one under the guise of “locality”.  Read this. Definitive.

The total lack of respect for the American Military & Military Families, in the the form of allowing photographers to publish photos of the caskets of dead military. (source, one of many)

CPSIA. I recently got word that local charities are just throwing out huge amounts of merchandise (books, clothing, & toys meant for th 12 & under set) rather then risk being in violation of this one. Sad. (source, CPSC website)

the UN Convention of the Rights of a Child.  This thing is bad juju. (source, ParentalRights.org)

The mortgage bailout.  Wait. Didn’t we do that once already?  Join a #teaparty if you can find one and fight this thing.

The porkulus bill.  Did you realize that Nationalized Health Care was hidden in there?

Nationalized Health Care.

President Barack Obama proposed spending $634 billion to expand U.S. health care, financing the “down payment” with increased taxes on wealthy Americans and less government money for some drugmakers and health insurers. (source)

Did you see the Tax Increases in that last item? Don’t think it won’t affect you in our trickle-down economy.

And don’t forget about the States, which are all starting to get really pissed at the Obama Administration’s overstepping boundaries with their Urban Affairs Cabinet guy (source) and so much more. A few governors are refusing to take federal money from the prokulus.  Several states are even reasserting there State Sovereignty powers.  There have been whispers of secession if the Feds don’t back off. (source)

The truly frustrating thing is feeling extremely useless.  They have the power.  All of this stuff will happen.  And as long as the Democrats in congress continue to ignore thier constituents…  Well…  All we have left is prayer.