Oh-Bama Pay Attention Please!!!

Oh-Bama Pay Attention!!!

As our President is pushing hard to get the Health Care Reform Act passed in Congress and with a new addition being added to it a governmental insurance option. That’s option folks and that means you have the option to take it or leave it! Okay get back on track there kiddo.

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I am sure that he is aware of what is going on with Medicare he has already put somethings in place in the Health Care Reform Act pertaining to Medicare.  He wants to cap payments for health services that are paid out to various health care venues and he is has stipulated placing medical records on computer and there are others. This is a start, well last night I viewed this 60 Minute report about Medicare Fraud.

Now we know that there is such a beast and he does too but I just got more angry as I heard this convict (who has 12yrs time to serve) talk about how he did it and laugh about it. Then brag about the gas powered prosthetic limbs he billed Medicare for at the cost of $50,000 each. OMG!!!

We are paying for this from our paychecks people! You know that line among many of deductions from our paycheck next to the biggie the Federal Income Tax, geesh! FICA-Medicare is removed it’s the next biggest deduction.  So if you really want to get upset as I did think of it this way we are paying someone to rip us off! 😦

Here’s a true medicare fraud story for ya. A person works in an ophthalmologist office about almost 20 years ago (yep 20 years this is nothing new) found out that visual screenings (for ages 50+ yrs) were being fudged to reflect that patients were seeing worse than they really were.

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Why was this done to bill Medicare for a trip out the homes, nursing homes, convalescent homes etc and bill Medicare a full ophthalmology eye exam (which costs more than an optometrist’s eye exam by at least double).  Remember most of these patients were seeing 20/20 by the way that is normal vision or maybe the line above normal which is still great for a patient of that age.

Coming from the Hippocratic oath of , “Do no harm, I would say that wasn’t taken seriously. Most of these patient’s vision was normal and oh they weren’t complaining about vision difficulties.  So you see this is not a new phenomenon and it has been going on for years bilking the system, know what I mean?

Ain’t that a kick in the head and yes it burns my butt to a crisp.  So I know President Obama is aware of this just not sure of the depth yet.

However at last count of  $60 Billion dollars in fraudulent claims I would say let’s get BUSY QUICKLY!!!

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What would you do?

Things never cease to amaze me in this world.

The latest Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., received a phone call from President-elect Obama and hung up on him. OMG!!!

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

CyberSuicide and Cyberbullying

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I was just floored. As I get older I think nothing can just shock me down to my toes and make be turn colors but as I live longer, I find that this is just not true.  Is is the holiday time that brings about so much strife and depression in the lives of people.  Everyone is looking for someone to love, connect with and feel a part of anywhere, anytime, by any means necessary.

Well yesterday a college youth took his life he was bipolar and on medication.  Abraham Biggs wrote a suicide note stating how much he hated life and himself and wanted it all to end. While on streaming video @ Justin.tv he video taped himself engulfing a handful of his medication while gradually the last breathe of life escaped his body while he was taping himself.

The chatroom to his session was open while people thought it was a joke, some were egging him on, some were cracking jokes. The news has stated that it may have been different if someone was in the room with him and they most more than likely would have stopped him form committing suicide.

The video stopped streaming as the police was called by someone taking an active part. When the local police got there Bigss was dead.

There is so much to this that is just outrageous, wrong and bizarre it really just infuriates me. Since when did we as a country take someone talking about killing themselves as a joke? We have schools that have no tolerance rules for kids bring weapons, drawing weapons, or even talking about weapons where they can be suspended or expelled from school.

He was depressed beyond what we could imagine. We have no idea what it means to be bipolar and on bipolar medication. Unless you have the condition you just don’t understand.

Abraham Biggs, 19, died Wednesday from a toxic combination of opiates and benzodiazepine, a drug used to treat insomnia and depression, said Wendy Crane, an investigator with the Broward County medical examiner’s office. At least one of the drugs was prescribed to him and it’s unclear how he got the others, Crane said.

Granted those watching may have not know about his condiion but to instigate, joke, poke, cyber-harass this college student is just deplorable regardless.  Cyberbullying yet again assist in taking another life. From my previous blog post about Cyberbullying.

It just shows how this menace is still prevalent, increasing and being unchecked in our society. How many more lives must this phenomenon assist in claiming a life?

Here is a memorial page I found for the college youth

His myspace page has been I am sure taken down as condolensences have poured in.

His family is devasted. Pray for his family.