Employees Who Decline Genetic Testing Could Face Penalties Under Proposed Bill

Employees Who Decline Genetic Testing Could Face Penalties Under Proposed Bill | dna | General Health Medical & Health Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

By: Against Crony Capitalism |

Better hope your genes are all in order.

“I’m sorry Bill but we can’t promote you as your DNA test shows that you have a genetic tendency toward cancer. We as a firm just can’t take that risk. Also we need to talk about your retirement plans.”

(From The Washington Post)

Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a U.S. House committee this week becomes law.

In general, employers don’t have that power under existing federal laws, which protect genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. But a bill passed Wednesday by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce would allow employers to get around those obstacles if the information is collected as part of a workplace wellness program.

Such programs — which offer workers a variety of carrots and sticks to monitor and improve their health, such as lowering cholesterol — have become increasingly popular with companies. Some offer discounts on health insurance to employees who complete health-risk assessments. Others might charge people more for smoking. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are allowed to discount health insurance premiums by up to 30 percent — and in some cases 50 percent — for employees who voluntarily participate in a wellness program where they’re required to meet certain health targets.

And how long until the government gets its hands on this information too? Just think eugenics through the back door.

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Our Choice: Government Medical Care vs. Freedom

Our Choice: Government Medical Care vs. Freedom | obamacare-failing-on-purpose | Civil Rights Government Government Control Medical & Health Sleuth Journal Special Interests

By: Scott Lazarowitz, Activist Post

It should be of no surprise that establishment Republicans in Congress are rearranging the deck chairs from ObamaCare to “ObamaCare Lite,” in their saving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being fully repealed.

But conservative opponents, such as Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee, who want ObamaCare fully repealed, are still not going far enough.

The problem is that other government entitlement schemes are interconnected with ObamaCare, and avoiding the “pain” of change would require repealing the other schemes. After all, the reason why medical care has gotten so expensive is because of government interventions, which distort decision-making by medical care providers, drug makers and patients, and drives up the prices, as Hunter Lewis writes at the Mises Institute.

Lewis acknowledges that there will be difficulties after ACA is repealed. Some people may lose their health care plans inflicted by ObamaCare.

However, when ObamaCare became law many people lost their insurance plans and doctors, despite President Obama’s promises to the contrary. Many employers changed full-time jobs to part-time, and many doctors retired early because of the demands of ObamaCare.

As Rand Paul stated in a recent interview with Sean Hannity, rather than expanding subsidies or Medicaid he wants to “expand the economy.”

Expanding the economy requires the shrinkage of government controls. Bureaucratic intrusions cause economic distortions, and taxes take away from workers and producers what they otherwise would be spending or investing in the economy or on health care. Shrinking governmental controls and wealth confiscations thus effect in expanding the economy.

Prior to the past century of bureaucracy enforced at gunpoint, Americans were easily able to see a doctor or go to the hospital if they needed to. If they couldn’t afford it then most doctors and hospitals were able to treat those people for free. But because of Medicare and Medicaid, taxes and fees, many of today’s doctors have difficulty doing that, or perhaps don’t even consider it because Medicare and Medicaid have been an assumed part of everyday life for 50 years now.

Some other non-economic problems caused by government interventions also include an over-reliance on prescription drugs, and doctors ignoring the importance of nutrition to stay healthy to avoid illnesses in the first place.

The only way that full repeal of ObamaCare (and not replacing it with a “Ryan Plan,” or anything else) can in the long run be made easier is further repealing of all the other economic and social distortions that government bureaucracies have inflicted into the lives of the people. Those include programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and all the taxes and other forms of wealth confiscations by government to fund those schemes.

Besides repealing and dismantling all those bureaucracies and the taxes which fund them, also fully eliminate the compulsory demands by government for personal and financial information about one’s employment and salary status, one’s businesses, and especially one’s medical matters. If those matters are private and none of your neighbors’ business, then they are none of the government‘s business as well.

I know, a lot of people think that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are here to stay and that’s the way it is. In a nutshell, what the government does to administer those programs is to tax the younger, less wealthy workers to redistribute their earnings to mainly more wealthy older people, as Walter Williams pointed out.

The truth is, Social Security (and the related program, Medicare) is not an “account,” into which you voluntarily put some of your earnings, to be received later in life. The money is taken from your earnings by the government without your consent. And the source of the payments that current Social Security recipients receive is not from any “account,” but from those currently employed, from their paychecks. Social Security and Medicare are mainly redistribution of wealth schemes. As Walter Williams noted, Americans have been “duped by Congressional lies” into thinking otherwise, for decades now.

In more recent decades, people are understandably reluctant to even consider the real alternative to the dysfunctional and bankrupted statist quo of government-controlled medical care, insurance and retirement schemes.

The better alternative is freedom. It is not a “Ryan Plan,” a “Rand Paul Plan,” or any government bureaucrat’s plan. It is your plan. Your choice and your control, and on a free and open market of voluntary exchange with services and providers, without the supervision, permission, or control of anyone in government.

With freedom, voluntary contracts between doctors and patients, between hospitals and patients, doctors and hospitals, insurers and patients, and so on, are not intruded upon by bureaucrats or any other third parties. The government doesn’t demand money from workers, from doctors, from medical device makers, insurers. In a truly free society, such acts of plunder would be considered just that: theft and plunder.

But economically, when voluntary association and private property rights are restored in all aspects of the freed society, in medicine the bureaucrats’ price distortions would cease, and prices of medical care would drop dramatically. There is evidence for that. When bureaucracy and central planning intrusions end, prices come down. And in medical care, ending the bureaucracy also ends the government “death panels” and other tyrannies. And I really believe that with freedom, medical and hospital errors will no longer be the third leading cause of death in America.

So not only would we be better off by repealing ObamaCare, Medicare, Medicaid, the entire Social Security Act of 1935, but also all income taxes, and giving the IRS the heave-ho. That way, when government stops stealing from the people, families can once again afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital. More charities will spring up and more people will be financially able to donate to them. And a change in cultural attitude would result in sickness no longer being subsidized.

After the people are freed, with income taxes and other thefts and intrusions gone, the bureaucracy in Washington will be forced to let go of its little fiefdoms, the compulsive warmongering will have to end, and some of the corporate military-security-complex such as Raytheon and Boeing will have to stick with producing products that are beneficial to humanity, not deadly.

The only issue for me is how to get there from here. The central planning-obsessed apparatchiks in Washington don’t want to leave the people alone in medical matters, and are afraid of alienating voters and losing elections. I get that. Selfishness and narcissism rule in Washington, I know.

Some people suggest gradual phasing out of subsidies and government controls over medical care and the phasing in of freedom, as the aforementioned Mises writer Hunter Lewis pointed out.

But, as economist Murray Rothbard suggested, it may be necessary that bureaucrats “be confined to setting their subjects free, as fast and as completely as it takes to unlock their shackles. After that, the proper role of government and its advisers is to get and keep out of the subjects’ way.” Rothbard explained that

Holding back, freeing only a few areas at a time, will only impose continuous distortions that will cripple the workings of the market and discredit it in the eyes of an already fearful and suspicious public. But there is also another vital point: the fact that you cannot plan markets applies also to planning for phasing them in. Much as they might delude themselves otherwise, governments and their economic advisers are not in a position of wise Olympians above the economic arena, carefully planning to install the market step by measured step, deciding what to do first, what second, etc. Economists and bureaucrats are no better at planning phase-ins than they are at dictating any other aspect of the market.

To conclude, the way to fix the health care problem is the same way that will fix problems in education and everything else: liberating the people.


Scott Lazarowitz is a libertarian writer and commentator. Please visit his blog.

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The Selective Prosecution of the FBI (VIDEO)

 The Selective Prosecution of the FBI (VIDEO) | fbi | Government Corruption Multimedia US News

“The FBI are, without a doubt, sending the message of selective prosecution.”

Let me just preface this article by saying that I am in no way advocating one crime over another, as any attempt to justify any sort of crime is absolutely ridiculous. The history of my ministry is that I condemn crime, and I always will regardless of who commits it, period (1 John 3:4).

However, I have to ask, what is wrong with people that tolerate the likes of Madonna, who incites a people through her words to “Blow up the White House” yet, go unpunished?  Where was the FBI?

Furthermore, how do Americans tolerate people like Linda Sarsour, who led the women’s march in January? Linda Sarsour is tied to Hamas and seeking to overthrow American government by inciting the people to domestic insurrection in order to establish Sharia law.  Where was the FBI?

How could Americans look the other way when it comes to the next women’s march organizer, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted terrorist? Odeh was convicted in Israel in 1970 for her part in two terrorist bombings, one of which killed two students while they were shopping for groceries. She spent 10 years in prison for her crimes. She then managed to become a US citizen in 2004 by lying about her past (great detective work, INS: Next time, use Google), but was subsequently convicted in 2014 of immigration fraud for the falsehoods. However, she won the right to a new trial, set for this spring, by claiming she had been suffering from PTSD at the time she lied on her application. Oh, and in her time as a citizen, she worked for a while as an ObamaCare navigator. Where was the FBI?

Well, we know that the FBI is missing in action when it comes time to prosecute the crimes of the above said who are advocating crimes against Americans on American soil.

Back in February of 2016, a Muslim NHL player threatened to slit the throat of an opposing player.

Read his lips. Nazem Kadri threatened to murder Mark Giordano. Certainly, he was caught up in the heat of the moment and isn’t really going to kill him, but as a Muslim, his cultural frame of reference is interesting. When you grow up hearing “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) and that sort of thing, even if you’re not all that devout yourself, it’s just possible that it might be in the back of your mind.

The 25-year-old Kadri was disciplined for the same gesture while playing for Canada in a game against Switzerland at the 2010 world junior hockey championship. Yet, he was just reprimanded.

Why hasn’t the FBI intervened when it comes to re-educating students in public schools in America?

What are they teaching? Just ask the Muslims who are getting a pass when it comes to teaching ….

A Minnesota man, who mailed a bomb threat to a mosque under construction in his Minneapolis neighborhood in 2015, was sentenced Wednesday to one year in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright sentenced Daniel George Fisher, 57, based on his guilty plea last year to obstructing the Tawfiq Islamic Center’s free exercise of religion by threat of force.

Fisher confessed to sending the letter after the FBI traced fingerprints he left on the note last year.

Fisher told agents he wanted the staff at the Islamic center, which primarily serves the Twin Cities’ large Oromo population, to think that anyone could have sent the note, which threatened to “blow up your building with all you immigrants in it.”

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, whose staff prosecuted the case, said, “My office takes very seriously any threat of violence against an individual or their place of worship based on race, religion or cultural practices.

What they are saying is that they will protect those who are here to overthrow American government, which Sharia law mandates, and we will not tolerate anyone who would seek to defend themselves against the enemies within.

“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the Law of the land.” -Mustafa Carroll Director CAIR Texas

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” -Omar Ahmad Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Luger continued, “We will continue to work closely with the FBI to prosecute these types of crimes, which threaten religious freedoms and violate fundamental civil rights.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton said Fisher’s sentence “reflects the severity of his appalling hate crime.”

Hate crimes against Muslims nationally rose 67 percent in 2015, the FBI reported last year, reaching the highest level since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Data for 2016 won’t be reported until November, but preliminary data out of Minnesota show 14 reported crimes against Muslims — the highest on record in the state.

The FBI is, in essence, attempting to further strip the American people to defend themselves when it comes to the threat; the threat that is clear when it comes to those who mean to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).

Apparently, the FBI are selectively picking whom they wish to prosecute.

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“We Won, You Lost – Get Over It” (VIDEO)

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The full quote from Obama when he was confirmed the new President was, “Elections have consequences.  We won, you lost. Get over it.”    The Democrats hiding out in their safe spaces and seeking solace in self-pity and despair should heed their figurehead’s words instead of acting like spoiled babies.   It’s as if they advocate democracy as long as it’s “democracy” on their terms.

Obama supporters refuse to let go of the “hope and change” slogans Obama delivered in his 2008 election campaign without actually examining the substance, of lack thereof, behind Obama’s empty platitudes.  Perhaps they can’t let go of their adulation of his presidency because they are still waiting for that “hope and change” to be delivered.   That’s not say that Trump will deliver anything he promises either.

Upon query of about the nature of the “good” that Obama accomplished, they all resort quickly to “Obamacare.”   They point to the coverage provided to those with “pre-existing” conditions and to the insurance coverage extended to those who were previously unable to afford health insurance.

But they fail to acknowledge the hundreds of thousands who dropped their coverage because they can no longer afford the premiums.  Those folks, by the way, never show up in the reports about the 20 million 14 million that now get free or mostly free coverage.

In truth, Obamacare was collapsing under its own weight.  It does not need a new President to repeal it.  Let the market destroy Obama’s Frankenstein.  The U.S. ranks 37th on the World Health Organization’s ranking of quality of healthcare by country.   And yet, the U.S. by far has the most expensive healthcare in the world.

Obamacare essentially redistributed the deck chairs on the Titantic, shifting the burden of paying for scandalously expensive medical procedures from the person afflicted to society as a whole.  As for the indigent with no coverage, I’m sure the taxpayers would have been fine extending free coverage to that demographic.  What’s that, “no way?”  Well, the burden of paying for that healthcare coverage was shifted to the middle class, who saw its premiums and deductibles to soar, forcing many to drop coverage or resort to a policy with a 5-figure deductible that functions basically as “disaster” insurance.

The biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare were Big Pharma and Big Corporate Hospital. Those two special interests, by the way, are the primary reason that healthcare is egregiously, if not prohibitively, expensive in the U.S.   Thanks Barack.

There’s plenty of other Obama promises for which his followers have been left unfilled.  He not only did not clean up Wall Street and DC, they became an even deadlier terminal cancer to society under Obama’s watch.   As for the economy and the stock market, given that Obama presided over the doubling of the amount of U.S. Government Treasury debt – from $10 trillion to $20 trillion, or more than $1.2 trillion per year, a monkey could have sat in the Oval Office and taken credit for the dubious economic “recovery” and the re-inflation of the stock market bubble, which is now the most overvalued stock market in history.

In today’s episode of the Shadow of Truth, we take a look at what we might be able to expect from Trump and the myths of Obama’s presidency:

 

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Bane or Blessing? 9 Ways Trump Could Change the World

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Amid the screaming and wailing of the anti-Trump activists, it’s easy to lose sight of the possible changes that the United States – and even the world – could see when Donald J Trump officially becomes the President of the United States on Friday. Most people want to see the changes as either black or white, but there are many shades of gray in each of them.

Here are nine changes we could see, presented without judgment.

Our relationship with NATO 

Will Trump’s calls for all NATO members to pay their fair share of the costs fall on deaf ears? Will the US reduce it’s payments? Who knows but for 60 years many of the 28 countries who are members of NATO have benefited from membership – the “take on one member and you take on all members” ethos has ensured that peace has reigned for decades. It’s a fact, however, that a small number of countries, the US included, has footed the bulk of bill for this security. His comments have caused concern in Europe.

The New York Times states:

His comments left some European officials concerned that the United States under Mr. Trump would edge away from the security guarantees that Washington has provided to the Continent since World War II. But they also stoked the debate over cost sharing after years in which Europe had been slow to meet its commitments on military spending.

Some people feel that Trump may pull out of NATO (and perhaps even the UN) altogether.

A wall along the Mexican border

The next president is taking a tough stance on illegal immigration. An article in Business Insider states that the wall would cost around $25 billion to build and is architecturally almost impossible.

Trump disagrees and has voiced various ways to force Mexico to pay for it. According to the BBC:

Asked by US journalists how he could force Mexico to pay, Mr Trump suggested he could ransom the country by blocking undocumented immigrants from sending money home, using a provision of the US Patriot Act designed to stop funding for terrorism.

Pressed on whether he could really use anti-terror legislation to ransom Mexico into paying for a wall, Mr Trump has variously suggested other options including increasing the fees on visa applications, charging more for border crossing cards and enforcing trade tariffs.

Closer ties with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he looks forward to dealing with president Trump. President-Elect Trump has described Putin as a strong leader with whom he could do business. So will the mutual appreciation and back slapping continue or will all those people warning Trump not to trust Putin be proven right?

Tensions are rising as President Obama seems intent on causing a conflict during his last days in office. Russia is currently watching the movement of NATO troops edging ever closer to its borders. 300 US marines arrived in Norway on a six-month deployment. This is the first time since the end of WWll that the Norwegian government has allowed the stationing of foreign troops on their soil.

Reuters is reporting:

Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway’s Arctic neighbor Russia.

Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow’s assertiveness.

Will Trump recall the troops and try to make peace with Putin? Would that alienate Europe? Time will tell.

The way we trade with the rest of the world

There are strong indications that when it comes to trade, Trump intends playing hard ball. He has already told several car manufacturers that he will raise import taxes to 35% on their vehicles unless they choose to produce them in the US.

He blames the American free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico for causing American job losses.

His goal is to increase the availability of jobs for Americans and close the trade deficit.

The UK, who was told by Obama after the Brexit that they would be at the back of the line when it came to trading with the US, is pleased that Trump has made positive noises about business between the two countries.

Sky News:

Theresa May has welcomed Donald Trump’s promise of a “quick” free trade deal after the UK leaves the EU.

In an interview with MP Michael Gove for The Times newspaper, the President-Elect said his administration would “work very hard” to get a trade deal “done quickly and done properly”.

The billionaire Republican praised the Brexit vote as a demonstration that British people “want their own identity”.

Our relationship with China

China says its One China policy is non-negotiable.

Trump disagrees and feels that everything is open to negotiation.

Taiwan is at the center of the controversy. China regards Taiwan as a part of China that will ultimately be reunited with the rest of the country. The United States has an unofficial relationship with Taiwan that includes supplying them with arms for defense. Taiwan regards itself as an independent nation and has been isolated in the international community. The New York Times has a write-up that explains the problems in detail.

The Iran nuclear deal

Obama lifted sanctions against Iran in return for the guarantee that the country would not pursue their nuclear weapons program. Trump and the Republicans are concerned about this and have been for some time.

Trump’s advisors make clear that revisiting the agreement is a priority for Trump even if the plan ahead is still a work in progress. (source)

Changes to the deal could have major implications in the Middle East, where Iran is a major player. It’s important to note that Iran is also a rival to Saudi Arabia and Israel. In such a volatile region the ramifications could affect the lives of millions. There is also the chance that if the Trump administration alters the terms of the deal Iran will immediately re-start their nuclear weapons program.

The North Korean situation

Will Trump succeed where so many have failed? Will he be able to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea’s volatile leader Kim Jong-un?

In response to a recent announcement from Mr Kim that North Korea was close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, Mr Trump simply said, “It won’t happen.”

Will he negotiate directly with the tin-pot dictator? Let’s hope he gets this one right because if North Korea are further along with their nuclear program than analysts think they are, we could all be in trouble if he gets it wrong.

Climate change policy

President-Elect Trump has vowed to push the use of coal in the US and has said he will cancel the Paris climate agreement within 100 days of taking office.

During a campaign speech in North Dakota in May, Trump told a cheering crowd, “We’re going to cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.” (source)

Trump is one of a growing number of people who don’t believe that AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is the main cause of climate change. As I said recently:

The thing about climate change is that it happens all the time, it has always happened all the time, and it will continue to happen all the time. It’s just the way it is because the earth isn’t a static lump of rock floating in space. It’s a dynamic, evolving, changing lump of rock floating in space and there are many, many things both on the planet and off-world that can affect the climate.

The end of Obamacare 

The Affordable Care Act, which passed into law on March 23,  2010, was supposed to make medical care affordable for all Americans. Instead, it could have been more accurately renamed “The UNaffordable Care Act” because many middle-class Americans were impoverished by the massive hikes in their premiums. There have been problems so numerous that it would require a book-length article to cover them all.  Trump has vowed to repeal the ACA and replace it with legislation that guarantees health care for all.

Trump’s website states:

However, it is not enough to simply repeal this terrible legislation. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market principles and that will restore economic freedom and certainty to everyone in this country. By following free market principles and working together to create sound public policy that will broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of the care available to all Americans.

Things are bound to be different.

Whether these changes will take place, how they’ll take place, and the effects that they’ll have are anyone’s guess. One thing is sure: the left and the establishment will challenge Trump every step of the way.

 

This article was first published at DaisyLuther.com


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When The Clowns Laugh At Their Own Jokes: The Joke Is On You, America! (VIDEO)

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The typical American voter is so stupid, his dog teaches him tricks.” –Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama –Care

Last week, it was reported that un-Constitutional Romney-Obama-care was working as designed. I pondered this, all the while knowing that to force people to buy healthcare is an illegal act. Remember, the federal government is a creature of the state and not the state a creature of the federal government. Furthermore, the foreign agent in the people’s White House has never been given delegated powers to illegally legislate against the states through unlawful policy. Policy follows law, law does not follow policy.

I am not going to spend time showing you the illegality of Romney-Obama-care, for in judging this administration (Matthew 7:16), we can see that when he said that he wanted to fundamentally transform America, that was enough for me to know what it was all about.

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a Totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State.” –President Harry Truman

I know there are some that believe that because the Supreme Court upheld Romney-Obamacare, it must be legal. Consider that the Supreme Court and other justices in any court are to discover and apply law (which is good behavior), not to create it out of thin air and apply that which is not taken from that which has been delegated (Article 3, Section 1, The United States Constitution).

Also, consider that this is the same Supreme Court that has advocated that which God has clearly condemned over and over again (Exodus 20:13; Proverbs 6:17).

The American people have accepted Supreme Court sanctioned murder of the innocent. They have accepted the redefinition of marriage by the likes of a radical lesbian named Elena Kagan, who has never judged a case a day in her life.  The list goes on concerning the Supreme Court’s attacks against America and Constitutional Law (Article 4, Section 4, The United States Constitution).

Apparently, these injustices seemed to have miss that which the law teaches in law school (1 Timothy 1:7).

“No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the Law of God!” –William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England

President Andrew Jackson said, “The Bible is the Rock upon which our REPUBLIC rests” (Exodus 18:21).

He was also the President that said:

“If the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what The Constitution says, then we have ceased to be our own rulers (Under God), and the Supreme Court is our ruler.”

And rather getting caught up into the debate that they want you to get caught up into, the question that should be presented to them call themselves legislators is

Where are you deriving your authority from to implement these unconstitutional acts? It is a question that they simply cannot answer.

Which brings me to this point: “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they do not have to worry about giving you the right answers.”

Considering that which you have been led to believe concerning Romney-Obama-care and that it is such a good deal (Premiums are skyrocketing) for Americans, why does it not apply to the Congress that approved these unlawful measures?

Without further ado, let me bring to you Jonathan Gruber again, the clown that is laughing at you, America.

Exploiting the stupidity of the American voter is fun and easy: kinda like squeezing a lemon.” –Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama–care

Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” -Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama–care

 “When we’re done with employer-based health insurance, it will have s much life in it as Jimmy Hoffa.

-Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama–care

P.T. Barnum said a sucker is born every minute, but his estimate was laughably low.  -Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama–care

America, your children and future generations are being enslaved by those who are committing crimes against you (Deuteronomy 28:68).

It is time for 318.9 million people to stand up and deal with those who are only entertaining the destruction of this country (Psalm 94:16). Let those who profess to be wise (Roman 1:22) be taken by their own lawless counsel (Job 5:13).

In closing, Harriet Tubman said when asked of the slaves that have been freed by her hands, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew that they were slaves” (Hosea 4:6).

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.” -Psalm 94:20-23

If America would only repent, then the joke would be on the lawless!

 

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How Obamacare Was Designed To Fail And Hillary Clinton Knew It All Along (VIDEO)

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If you signed up for Obamacare, you’ve been screwed.

If you didn’t sign up and opted to pay the penalties, you’ve been screwed.

If you didn’t sign up, didn’t pay penalties, and stuck with your original insurance company, you’ve been screwed.

If you didn’t sign up, didn’t pay penalties, and paid cash for medical care, you’ve been screwed.

Every person in America has been affected, regardless of what you did or did not do.

That’s because the Affordable Care Act irrevocably ruined our access to medical care at an affordable price in this country. In the mere span of 4 years, the prices have skyrocketed and many families have to pay more in monthly premiums than they pay on their mortgages. Meanwhile, medical costs have been driven up to astronomical prices, making it nearly impossible to pay out-of-pocket for care.

And these premiums? They are for the crappiest coverage you can imagine. Some families pay $1500-2000 a month for 60% coverage after they pay the $5000 deductible. That’s nearly $20,000 per year before Obamacare pays for a penny of their costs.

And now…now that insurance companies have gone belly up when they were forced to become a part of the “exchange,” medical costs are skyrocketing, doctors won’t see patients who aren’t “covered,” employers stopped offering insurance as a benefit, and people lost their jobs due to Obamacare costs…

The whole thing is failing. Even President Obama has admitted it.

And now we have proof that it was planned that way.

But that isn’t the worst of it. The worst of it is that this program was designed to fail and steer us into single payer healthcare, where a government entity can decide what procedures will or will not be covered. They’ll decide who is deserving of cancer treatment and who is not. They’ll mandate things like flu shots and childhood vaccines.

One of the recent Wikileaks shows that Hillary Clinton knew this and was complicit.

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Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple wrote:

In an email thread dated September 26, 2015 between Hillary and her senior policy adviser Ann O’Leary titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Hillary wrote, “Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I’ll support repeal w ‘sense of the Senate’ that revenues would have to be found. I’d be open to a range of options to do that. But we have to be careful that the R version passes which begins the unraveling of the ACA.”

“Which begins the unraveling of the Affordable Care Act.”

A Democrat supporting Republican legislation to destroy Obamacare on purpose. How many millions have they raked in on this deal and bilked the American people for in Obamacare penalties because they can’t afford the “affordable” health care? And the American people will look at this like a “victory” when it does unravel, even though it has been the plan all along.

Hillary Clinton, that savior of woman and children, knew that this would fail. She is supporting the legislation to destroy it, leaving everyone in America at the mercy of the horrible replacement that she will dream up to redistribute wealth and deal the death blow to the already-struggling middle class.

Mark my words, as bad as this disaster is, it is only going to get worse. Watch this video for the full story.

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Did Obama Just Admit Obamacare Is Failing?

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Did Obama just admit that Obamacare is failing? Because it really sounded a lot like Obama admitted that his pet project was an abject catastrophe.

An interesting report on ABC News this morning sure points in that direction, unless I am very much mistaken.  The soon-to-be-former President backtracked on the accessibility and effectiveness of Obamacare.

In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would “give folks more options in those places where there’s just not enough insurers to compete.”

But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over what’s now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip — dropping it as a non-negotiable in order to get moderate Democrats, like Nebraska’s then-Sen. Ben Nelson, to vote in favor of the law.

“The public option, whether we have it or we don’t have it, is not the entirety of health care reform,” Obama said in August 2009 during a town hall-style meeting in Colorado, according to The New York Times. “This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it.”

Now, the president is citing the public option as one of three essential solutions to perfecting the law, along with more states expanding Medicaid and an expansion of tax credits for middle-class Obamacare enrollees.

Talk about shutting the barn door after the cow is out.

For years the unAffordable Care Act has bumped along like a car with three wheels.  It has been widely considered the worst thing to happen to the health care system in… well, forever, and many families have lost the low rates and excellent insurance companies they had previous to the passing of this ill-conceived law.

And now, 19 days before the presidential election he says the “public option” may be an option after all.

In other words, “You can pee on the fire now. My toast is done.”

You can read the whole article here.

Article first posted at DaisyLuther.com

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“Completely Unsustainable”: Obamacare Destroys Middle Class, Rising As Much As 67% – Just In 2017

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Minnesota is in good company.

Like dozens of other states across the country, its government-mandated health care exchange is facing steeply-rising premiums for individual plans at levels that are both outrageous and completely impossible for the average Middle Class family to pay or keep up with.

And as future rates continue to rise – and it’s going to hurt a lot of people.

Because the system was designed to fail; or, because the government and health care lobbies have so little regard for the people that will actually have to live and die by their rules, the prices are skyrocketing by more than 50% in Minnesota – and by similarly absurd numbers in other states – and the exchange narrowly avoiding collapsing altogether in 2017.

via the Daily Caller:

Minnesota will let health insurers increase their rates by at least 50 percent next year to protect the state’s Obamacare health insurance individual market from “collapse,” the state announced Friday.

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The increase in premiums for next year will range between 50 percent and a staggering 67 percent. This comes on the heels of an increase of between 14 percent and 49 percent for 2016. After those increases, Rothman warns, the annual growth rate will be completely unsustainable, showing a desperate need for reform.

Of course, this massive failure – which, like everything else in the Obama Administration, is taking the heaviest toll on the middle class – is by design. Sen. Harry Reid admitted that the plan would collapse, only to usher in a truly-socialized single payer health care system from the ashes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was asked whether his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system. His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.” (source)

Regardless of the future of the system, it is hurting middle class Americans now, who are finding health care anything but affordable. Unlike those in the lower ranks of the working poor and the dependent, there are no government subsidies for those who work independently, and make too much for hand outs, but who are still a long way from being able to shell out for the cost of coverage.

All that is definitely no good… the backbone of a vibrant American populace is being undermine and destroyed.

As the Daily Caller notes:

“Middle-class Minnesotans in particular are being crushed by the heavy burden of these costs. There is a clear and urgent need for reform to protect Minnesota consumers who purchase their own health insurance,” Rothman said at the time.

About five percent of Minnesota residents, roughly 250,000 people, are dependent on the individual market for their health insurance. Obamacare requires all American adults who do not receive health insurance from their employer to either buy individual health insurance or pay a fine. The persistent increases in the price of individual insurance are a sign of a potential “death spiral” in the individual market, as the massive cost increases will likely encourage more people to go without insurance and pay the fine instead, thereby reducing the customer base for insurers and forcing additional rate hikes.

The resulting cluster is driving insurance competitors out of the model, which is becoming increasingly monopolized by one or two providers… and even that won’t last.

Under the problem-reaction-solution disaster model, this crisis will “require” yet another government intervention and takeover.

Here are the expected premium increases for many other states, before Minnesota was added to the list (and don’t forget Texas, also added after this list, which faces a 60% increase):

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Doctors Being Used To Label You An ‘Enemy’ And Using Your Kids As Bait (VIDEO)

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When a loved one is sick and not feeling well, you take a trip to the doctors office where you expect that your doctor will ask you health-related questions about weight, exercise, symptons, sleep, etc.

Doctors who respect their clients ask these questions because it’s the “standard care” for their patient. However, what happens when they cross line?

Today, when you visit the doctors office you are inundated with intrusive questions that have nothing to do with your health. Questions like, do you, or someone in the family, own a firearm? Is the firearm locked up? Have you ever ridden in the car with an adult who drank alcohol? Do you feel safe at home?

Such questions have no place in a doctors office, yet they have managed to creep there way in.

When Obamacare was passed, the NRA acted to protect our gun rights and pushed Section 2716(c) called the “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights” in the Affordable Care Act in order to combat having to tell your doctors about guns in the home.  Verbiage read as follows:

Subsection (c)(1) stated that “A wellness and health promotion activity” implemented under Obamacare “may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to” lawful possession or storage of firearms or ammunition in a person’s residence.

Section (c)(2), stated that nothing in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act authorized the collection of information about the lawful possession or storage of firearms or ammunition.

Section (c)(3) stated that nothing “shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.”

With the inclusion of such “verbiage” many thought we were out of the lime light and our gun rights were protected in Obamacare. However,  in 2013 when the U.S. Department of Labor issued an questionnaire about Obamacare Question five read,

“Does PHS Act section 2717(c) (the section pushed by the NRA) restrict communications between health care professionals and their patients concerning firearms or ammunition?”

THE ANSWER— “No. While we have yet to issue guidance on this provision, the statute prohibits an organization operating a wellness or health promotion program from requiring the disclosure of information relating to certain information concerning firearms. However, nothing in this section prohibits or otherwise limits communication between health care professionals and their patients, including communications about firearms. Health care providers can play an important role in promoting gun safety.

In other words doctors can still ask, nothing prevents them from doing so!

To make matters worse back in 2009 Obama pushed a “stimulus” and Physicians were rewarded $44,000 for adopting the Electronic Medical Records (EMRS). If they denied doing so they were penalized by reduced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5, § 4101, 123 Stat. 115; 42 U.S. Code § 300jj-11(c)(3)(A)(ii).)

These electronic records that were adopted grant the ability to have a “trail of your health history” follow you were ever you travel and forever amen!

There are now three kinds of Electronic Records:

1- Electronic medical record (EMR), which replaces the paper chart in a specific clinical setting.

2- Electronic health record (EHR), which is the granddaddy record; it is supposed to be transportable and contain all the clinical information about you from any medical professional who has interacted with you.

3- Personal health record (PHR), which is the record that the individual patient is supposed to see and manage. Of course, by federal decree, all this information is secure, private, and confidential.

The problem is you as a a citizen do not have the right to see anything other than the PHR. Why is that? You can log on and read your credit report, your bills, the activity on your SSN number, but you don’t have a right to see the EHR and EMR files that President Obama forced Physicians to accept in their offices? Personally I do believe there is a little more at play here, specifically…data collection of your health.

 

For More Information See:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150625/you-may-feel-some-pressure

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/10/daniel-zimmerman/electronic-medical-records-afraid-gun-owners-afraid/

https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/faq-aca11.pdf

https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/electronic-medical-records-emr

https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/why-adopt-ehrs

https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/patient-participation

http://www.rural-revolution.com/2013/01/teen-questionnaire.html

http://eagnews.org/school-questionnaire-probes-students-on-parents-gun-ownership-political-views/

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