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!!!

More money please!

Congressional Building

Congressional Building

Checking out the internet news today I came across this article. Now my brother, the financial analysis and stock broker told me around July that Congress is trying for another stimulus package for Americans. Well I said they are out of session now and there is a policy of make no decision in the political arena ya know, lol! No really there is. Especially since they were getting ready if not already out of session for the summer. When it comes to closing congressional sessions no decisions are made.

In this article I was reading this caught my eye:

If they are successful, a lame-duck session of Congress two weeks later would allow them to start work on a response to the credit crunch that has sent stock prices plummeting and also threatens to trigger a deep recession. It often takes two or three months for a new Congress to begin turning out legislation, particularly when a new president is settling into the White House.

On the other hand, by attempting to pass legislation next month, Democrats would have to negotiate with President George W. Bush, whose term runs until Jan. 20, 2009. Additionally, Senate Republicans, with 49 seats, could block any measure they opposed.

Yes after consulting with Obama, Democratic leaders want Congress to come back to work to start formulating another stimulus plan for Americans, per officials. We are talking $150 million. Where is this coming from? Are you concerned about the economy? I know I am I just wonder where all is this going to lead. I suppose we will have to wait until Congress mets if they do about this at all.

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Obama or McCain, and why?

Obama Mccain presidential canadiates

Obama and Mccain presidential canadiates

As the time nears for us to make up our minds and finalize our presidential choices, I would like to hear some political views about why your are voting for your presidential canidate. Yeah I am putting it out there cause I would like to hear some really good discussions about why you are choosing your presidential canidate.

If you are brave enough go for it! The universe wants to know!

Its a hold up!

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Americans bearing arms in their homes for their protection against urban crime. Americans now have the right to own guns in their homes for self protection.

The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the 2nd Amendment. Forty four state already have state laws for guns and will not be affected by this ruling.

The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.

The Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home,” Scalia said. The court also struck down Washington’s requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns.

Guns Allowed in the home.

Guns and more guns a Supreme Court Ruling.

What I think….I pose a question will you have a gun in your home?