Hold for ACTC,, don't let the scams scare you,, the science is there and you will see the change in medicine for the future,, I hope,,
So,, I will talk about Odumbocare,, My brother-in-law, who is visiting in WV and we are going to shoot guns, ride 4 wheelers, water ski and have a dam good time, who is one of those high fluting surgeons from DC and has been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine tells me that not one dam doctor in DC wants that POS Odumbocare, unless they are one of those dip shiet academics, that lives off the govt anyway, (probably the folks in his white coat promotion on TV ),, It does NOT ONE DAM THING FOR PATIENT CARE, and makes it worse,, what does it take for you stupid libs to understand this,, we are in the front lines and see what terrible things it is going to do to folks,, You dumb a*s*ses deserve what you get but the rest of the folks don't,, Hell, we docs will take care of our families but the rest of you are fked,,
THE SURPRISING REASON AMERICANS ARE FAR LESS HEALTHY THAN OTHERS IN DEVELOPED NATIONS
August 20, 2013 | OtherWords / By Sam Pizzigati 
Let’s talk life expectancy.
The stats first. They tell a shocking story: AMERICANS NOW LIVE SHORTER LIVES THAN MEN AND WOMEN IN MOST OF THE REST OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD. AND THAT GAP IS GROWING.
BACK IN 1990, SHOUTS A NEW STUDY  JUST PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, THE UNITED STATES RANKED A LOWLY 20TH ON LIFE EXPECTANCY AMONG 34 MAJOR INDUSTRIAL NATIONS. THE UNITED STATES NOW RANKS 27TH — DESPITE SPENDING MUCH MORE ON HEALTH CARE THAN ANY OTHER NATION.
AMERICANS, NOTES  THE AMA JOURNAL, ARE LOSING GROUND GLOBALLY “BY EVERY” HEALTH MEASURE.
Media reports on this new study  blamed all the usual suspects for America’s disappointing health: poor personal health habits, inadequate access to health care, and just plain poverty.
If Americans exercised more and ate and smoked less, this conventional wisdom holds, the United States would surely start moving up in the global health rankings.
But many epidemiologists — scientists who study health outcomes — have their doubts. They point out that THE UNITED STATES RANKED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST NATIONS BACK IN THE 1950S, A TIME WHEN AMERICANS SMOKED HEAVILY, ATE A DIET THAT WOULD HORRIFY ANY 21ST-CENTURY NUTRITIONIST, AND HARDLY EVER EXERCISED.
POOR AMERICANS, THEN AS NOW, HAD CHRONIC PROBLEMS ACCESSING HEALTH CARE. BUT POVERTY, EPIDEMIOLOGISTS NOTE, CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY FULLY INSURED MIDDLE-INCOME AMERICANS TODAY HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE HEALTH OUTCOMES THAN THEIR MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTERPARTS IN OTHER RICH NATIONS.
The University of Washington’s Dr. Stephen Bezruchka has been tracking  these outcomes since the 1990s. The new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Bezruchka tells me, should worry Americans at all income levels.
“EVEN IF WE ARE RICH, COLLEGE-EDUCATED, WHITE-SKINNED, AND PRACTICE ALL THE RIGHT HEALTH BEHAVIORS,” HE NOTES, “SIMILAR PEOPLE IN OTHER RICH NATIONS WILL LIVE LONGER.”
A dozen years ago, Bezruchka published in Newsweek the first American mass-media commentary  to challenge the conventional take on poor U.S. global health rankings.
To really understand America’s poor health standing globally, epidemiologists like Bezruchka posit, we need to look at those social and economic realities that define our daily lives, what scientists call “the social determinants of health.”
And none of these determinants matter more, these researchers contend, than economic inequality, the divide between the affluent and everyone else. Over 170 studies  worldwide have so far linked income inequality to health outcomes. The more unequal a modern society, the studies show, the more unhealthy most everyone in it — and not the poor alone.
JUST HOW DOES INEQUALITY TRANSLATE INTO UNHEALTHY OUTCOMES? GROWING NUMBERS OF RESEARCHERS SEE STRESS AS THE CULPRIT. THE MORE INEQUALITY IN A SOCIETY, THE MORE STRESS. CHRONIC STRESS, OVER TIME, WEARS DOWN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS AND LEAVES US MORE VULNERABLE TO DISEASE.
THIS SAME STRESS DRIVES PEOPLE TO SEEK RELIEF IN UNHEALTHY HABITS. THEY MAY DO DRUGS OR SMOKE — OR EAT MORE “COMFORT FOODS” PACKED WITH SUGAR AND FAT.
CAN THE UNITED STATES CHANGE COURSE ON HEALTH?
JAPAN OFFERS AN ENCOURAGING PRECEDENT. SIXTY YEARS AGO, JAPAN RANKED AS A DEEPLY UNEQUAL AND UNHEALTHY NATION. BUT, SINCE THE 1950S, JAPAN HAS BECOME ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EQUAL PLACES AND, ON LIFE EXPECTANCY, NOW RANKS NUMBER ONE GLOBALLY.
THE UNITED STATES, OVER THE SAME SPAN OF TIME, HAS GONE IN THE EXACT OPPOSITE DIRECTION. WE HAVE BECOME THE WORLD’S MOST UNEQUAL MAJOR NATION, WITH HEALTH OUTCOMES AMONG THE DEVELOPED WORLD’S WORST .
How can we turn this around? Most Americans, Stephen Bezruchka notes, already understand the concept of “vital signs.” We feel their importance “every time we step on a scale at the doctor’s office or feel a blood pressure cuff tighten.”
But societies have “vital signs,” too, with none more important than our level of inequality. If we start recognizing these vital signs — and acting on them — we’ll stop dying so much younger than we should.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
C, these libs are egotistical LWNJs who really believe they have been endowed with some sort of superior intellect. You can't tell them anything. They are mean spirited Marxist/socialist dreamers who when given the chance have almost ruined this country but, in their feeble thinking minds really believe they are doing a great job and that any and all problems are directly attributable to their arch enemy.......the conservatives. They have been programmed with Marxist ideology for years and it has robbed them of the ability to be "free thinkers." If need be, they will support their ideology with lies, as proven over the years by their leader, and think it is perfectly acceptable. C, you may as well be talking to your cat. Have a great day!
dickw, why is it that the best you, poleo, muzzz, etc., etc., can do is try to steal the language already developed to describe and grasp, as far as humanly possible, the RWNJ insanity, and its totally shredded relationship to reality, and try to twist and manhandle it somehow, you hope, into some kind bizarre and transparent facade of reverse attack.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
DW,, good morning,, Odumbocare could be good for only a very small percentage but for the rest of us it is a disaster,, talking about the working feller,, there are some out there that have no health care at all and this will be part of the welfare system to help them,, but everyone else is going to pay out the nose and aside from that the denials have already started,, and this system is based on the hope that young people are going to sign up, NOT,, there will be no way to fund it,, this whole dam thing is a disaster,,
OBAMACARE IS “ADDICTIVE,” WARNS TED CRUZ
21/08/13 | Articles Memes | The Daily Edge
Ted Cruz is emerging as one of the GOP’s most vocal opponents of Obamacare.
HE’S PARTICULARLY WORRIED THAT AMERICANS WILL GET “ADDICTED” TO HEALTHCARE THAT’S ACTUALLY AFFORDABLE, COVERAGE FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS, VISION AND DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN, BETTER CARE AND PROTECTION FOR SENIORS, COMBINED WITH NO ANNUAL LIMITS ON COVERAGE, AND THE FACT THAT INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN NO LONGER DROP YOU WHEN YOU’RE SICK.
THIS KIND OF DANGEROUS SOCIALISM IS SOMETHING CRUZ HAS SEEN FIRST HAND, FOLLOWING HIS SAFE AND HEALTHY BIRTH IN A SOCIALIST CANADIAN HOSPITAL IN 1970.
According to Cruz, just a taste of better, lower-cost healthcare will get Americans “addicted” to the sugary sweetness of not watching your child die of an otherwise treatable disease. He’s scared that once Americans realize that their risk of medical bankruptcy has diminished, they may never want to go back to the good old days of worrying that insurance company “Death Panels” will deny their claims or drop their coverage.
To stop this, Cruz is willing to shut down the US government, throw the economy into a tailspin and say a prayer that there won’t be any new pandemics (such as those constantly warned about by Dr. Craig Swanndo and his DC brother-in-law) overwhelming the nation’s Emergency Rooms anytime in the future. In his mind, Emergency Rooms are where 30 million Americans should be camped out each day getting their cancer treatments, mammograms and colonoscopies or something.
Or maybe he just doesn’t want Americans to enjoy the kind of quality healthcare he and the Palin family used to sneak into Canada to get when they needed it, eh?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
WHO IS THE TEA PARTY? EPISODE 3: HEALTH CARE AND OBAMACARE
21/08/13 | Articles Memes | Liberal Bias
With Tea Party conservatives holding so much power in the House of Representatives, it’s important to remind ourselves of who the Tea Party really is.
The most important thing to “real conservatives” today is getting rid of Obamacare. Not only have the House Republicans voted to repeal it 40 times, but the right-wing talk show hosts–Sean Hannity, Mark Levine, Rush Limbaugh–are pulling no punches when talking about how this is our last chance to rid ourselves of this evil law. We must not only do everything possible to defund and annihilate Obamacare, but we must completely destroy any Republicans that stand in our way. On the radio, they are calling any Republicans who are not willing to completely burn down the country in order to repeal Obamacare “cowards”, “.
And all of the whipping-to-a-frenzy is having some effect. Marco Rubio came on Sean Hannity’s radio program specifically to talk about the fact that Tea Party Republicans should shut down the government unless Obamacare gets defunded, and oh by the way they should then blame the shut-down on Obama.
Of course, the fact that the Tea Party is opposed to a government solution to problems with private health insurance doesn’t stop them from blaming Obama for the high cost of private health insurance.
In fact, in the very same conversations where they complain that Obamacare will destroy civilization, Tea Partiers also loooove to proudly blame Obama for the high cost of private health insurance.
This is who the Tea Party is: THE TEA PARTY IS THE ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO SIMULTANEOUSLY IS ANGRY ABOUT BOTH OBAMACARE AND HIGH PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS.
If you think there’s anything inconsistent about that, well that’s just your liberal bias!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
craig, you and your brother-in-law are so sure Obamacare will be a disaster that you should be amongst the happiest folk to see it go into effect. If you are right, everyone will know it very quickly and will in dorves join the move to defund it or totally get rid of it. I, thus, expect both of you to be loudly shouting booyahs for it even if for the wrong reasons. Cheers!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Elk, Obamacare will be a disaster because it will require massive federal financial input to keep it afloat thus weakening an economy that is in itself weak. Have you or this bill's supporters given any thought to that. None that I can see. For the Democrats it's full speed ahead and damn the consequences.
DEEP-RED STATE'S INTEREST IN OBAMACARE GROWS
Kentucky Health Workers Pitch Obamacare At State Fair Alongside Corn Dogs, Fried Kool-Aid
Jason Cherkis | 08/22/2013 | HuffPost
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla of helium balloons, where government workers at the Kentucky State Fair are hawking the virtues of Kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange established by Obamacare.
The man is impressed. "This beats Obamacare I hope," he mutters to one of the workers.
“Do I burst his bubble?” wonders Reina Diaz-Dempsey, overseeing the operation. She doesn't. If he signs up, it's a win-win, whether he knows he's been ensnared by Obamacare or not.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- totals 974 pages, and in the popular imagination is several times longer. How the complex law unfolds could very well determine the winner of Kentucky's high-stakes 2014 Senate race pitting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) against Democratic upstart Alison Lundergan Grimes -- and along with it control of the upper chamber.
But Diaz-Dempsey has managed to distill it all down to three sentences.
We are Kynect -- part of the new health care law.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t have health insurance?
You may qualify for Medicaid or a tax credit based on your income.
Diaz-Dempsey brought her pitch on Tuesday morning to the Kentucky State Fair. At 44, she is direct, even pleading, as she leans her slight frame against the table, inching closer to fair-goers driving rented scooters and wearing church T-shirts. She isn't just competing against the sizzle of deep-fried Kool-Aid (funnel cake dough flavored with the powdered drink mix) and Krispy Kreme donut burgers ("Fresh -- Never Frozen" the sign beckons) from just outside Freedom Hall. She is up against the state's history of poor health and limited choices, Appalachian poverty and conservative orthodox. Diaz-Dempsey, a public health worker for 19 years, has waited a long time for this moment, even if she has to jockey with the chocolate corn dog guy for attention.
At first, Diaz-Dempsey says, she was overwhelmed by the hoards. All of her study on the issues got her tongue-tied. The policy analyst had to become a carnival barker. "All right," she thought to herself. "Okay, what are we telling them?"
In 40 days, Obamacare heatedly, controversially, launches in Kentucky. Diaz-Dempsey must move beyond the debates over the legislation and start selling it. I explain Diaz-Dempsey’s mission to a spokesman for a massive Kentucky hospital chain at a booth nearby “Good luck with that," he smirks.
But Diaz-Dempsey has a secret weapon: tote bags, designed with a tableau of Kentucky residents under a bright sun and the Kynect logo. The state had spent millions establishing the exchange, staffing up outreach, and conducting market research that included holding a dozen focus groups in Louisville, Paducah and London, according to Gwenda Bond, assistant communications director with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The respondents, according to the final focus-group report, felt the logo designs were “comforting,” “hopeful” and “reassuring.” The bags stuck to that theme. They showed only one obese character.
Diaz-Dempsey and company cannot hold onto the bags. At a recent Louisville Bats minor league game, Kynect staff say they handed out 600 bags in 20 minutes (“It was Bobblehead Night too.”). In less than seven days at the fair, they've given out roughly 15,000 bags. Kentucky voters may hate the idea of government handouts for the uninsured, but they had their hands out for these tote bags. With each bag, Diaz-Dempsey and her staff drop packets of information on signing up for Obamacare into outstretched hands.
On Oct. 1, the health exchanges, a central component of Obamacare, will open up for business across the country. For the exchanges to provide affordable, dependable coverage, millions of the uninsured need to sign up. As the deadline approaches, Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are threatening a government shutdown in a quixotic attempt to stop implementation. House leaders are eyeing using the debt ceiling to hobble Obamacare.
In Kentucky, the stakes are high. The long political career of McConnell, a strident Obamacare opponent, may hinge on the success or failure of the rollout. "It could backfire on him," says Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) of McConnell's leading opposition to the health care reforms. "I could see next July, August, September people waking up, saying, 'You know he lied to us about this.' I think that's going to be the case."
By late morning, the crowd grew into a line 18-deep. They lurched up wearing XXL fanny packs, ball caps that let you know what war they fought in, and faded XXL shirts that sermonized across the chest “Dixie Heritage Be Proud of Your Past" looking for the bags. But Diaz-Dempsey had a rule: Listen to her three-sentence pitch and only then will she hand over the swag.
The coveted Kynect tote bags.
When an elderly man cut in line and pulled at her stack of bags, she gripped the tote bags even tighter. She wasn't letting go. Finally the man, wearing a trucker hat, red shorts, and white tube socks, slunk away, headed toward the dull, corporate swag being handed out by the health care company Humana.
The crush of people don't greet Diaz-Dempsey with tea party dogma or amateur constitutional scholarship. No one is there to complain about the individual mandate or heckle about death panels. They have questions.
They wonder if they could get coverage despite having a pre-existing medical condition, how much it will cost them. They ask if Indiana has a similar program, or if this was only for Kentucky. Could they just enroll their child? They talk about their sons and daughters, neighbors going without health care, and ask about the subsidies.
The vast majority are relieved to learn about the health exchange. Linda Parrish, 47, showed up at the table and gushed to Diaz-Dempsey: "This is what I've been waiting on." Parrish has health insurance, but her best friend doesn't.
Regina Rice, 47, on a school field trip with her son and his classmates with special needs, had sought out Diaz-Dempsey not so much for the tote bag, but for the information tucked inside it. “I’m praying that it helps us,” Rice says, adding that she has prayed for Obamacare. "I prayed to God to get our people in the right direction to help poor people. I think they are going in the right direction."
Rice says she hasn’t had insurance for close to 10 years. Rice, a Democrat, left her state job to care for her children, including her son with cerebral palsy. Her husband, a self-employed house painter, can’t afford coverage. Now, she says, the phone rings off the hook from bill collectors demanding payments on their $20,000 in medical debt from her husband's chronic back pain and a knee surgery, and her migraines. “We can’t even file for bankruptcy,” she says. The cost to file is out of reach.
At the end of June, Rice says she blacked out in a store. The ambulance ride and emergency room totaled another $2,000 she doesn’t have. Diabetes runs in her family; she worries that she has it, too. It’s been years since her last pap smear and mammogram. If she had cancer, she wouldn’t know it. “I worry about that every day,” she says. “What do you do? I cry a lot.”
Rice begins to tear up. Her daughter wants to move on to other attractions. Rice gathers herself and walks away, clutching her new tote bag. That night when she came home, she went over the Kynect materials with her husband. She's worried that she can't afford it. Her husband told her, "All we can do is apply. If God wants us to get it, we'll get it." ……
Sentiment: Strong Buy
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