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Health care reform

10/10/13. California health insurance web site:
https://www.coveredca.com/

                    

National health insurance web site:
https://www.healthcare.gov/
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Consumer Watchdog:
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/

                          
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5/27/13. Paul Krugman on the start of Obmacare for consumers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/opinion/krugman-the-obamacare-shock.html?hp&_r=1&

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10/6/13. Bob Schieffer Challenges John Cornyn On Obamacare:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/06/bob-schieffer-john-cornyn_n_4054600.html

                             
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10/3/13. Cost of health care in America vs. cost of health care in other countries:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/03/health-care-costs-_n_3998425.html?ir=Business

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September, 2011
Take back the health care system in America by restricting the profits of health insurance companies which are skimming the system and preying on consumers. A single payer option would go a long way toward reducing or eliminating the abuses committed by for profit health insurance companies.

2007. Michael Moore documentary Sicko:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicko

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Support health care reform by making a contribution to the National Association of Free Clinics:
http://www.nafcclinics.org/

                           
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Planned Parenthood:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

                         
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Emily's List. Supporting pro-choice Democratic women candidates since 1985: http://emilyslist.org/

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Breast cancer awareness and breast exams:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsyE2rCW71o&feature=player_embedded

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American Social Health Association, ASHA
http://www.ashastd.org/

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4/5/13. Herpes treatment and research:
http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/article00981.html

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Charity Navigator:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/Charity Navigator:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

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June 28, 2012. Health care law: Individual mandate upheld by U.S. Supreme court under Congressional taxing authority:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/supreme-court-health-care-decision_n_1585131.html

"Is this a great country or what?"
Howard Fineman, HuffingtonPost.com, on U.S. Supreme Court decision, 6/28/12.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-fineman/health-care-law-supreme-court-decision_b_1633709.html

6/28/12. Dissenting opinions on U.S. Supreme Court:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/health-care-dissent_n_1634514.html

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7/14/12
Health care reform leads to more job creation by states:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/14/martin-omalley-health-care-democrats_n_1673529.html

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April 8, 2010. Health care reform explained:
http://www.barackobama.com/record/health-care?source=primary-nav

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April, 2011. Friends Of Keith Olbermann:
FOK News Channel | Friends of Keith Olbermann
http://foknewschannel.com/

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Rachel Maddow Show
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/

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The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell:
http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/

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The Ed Show:
http://ed.msnbc.msn.com/

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Video links: "Something Terrible Is Happening," health care reform:
MoveOn.org Political Action: Video: Something Terrible is Happening! Will Ferrell & friends

http://pol.moveon.org/insurance_execs/?id=17285-2363066-9m3.pex&t=1

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2010
Connection between autism and childrens' vaccines:
YouTube - Robert Kennedy on the Vaccine Autism Coverup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrIM2hwrLoc

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2/26/13. Narcolepsy (sleep disorder) linked to swine flu vaccinations in children:
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/26/17106380-swine-flu-shot-linked-to-narcolepsy-study-finds?lite


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12/10. World over population issues:
Population Connection:
http://www.populationconnection.org/site/PageServer

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3/1/10

"Washington is broken. Bailing out Wall Street, with no strings attached while leaving middle-class Arkansas taxpayers with the bill. Protecting insurance company profits instead of patients and lowering health costs. Gridlock, bickering and partisan games while unemployment is at a 25-year high. Enough is enough." -- Bill Halter announcement, March 1, 2010.

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3/21/10. Sunday night. House Of Representatives passed health care reform legislation by passing the Senate version of the bill.

From DCCC.org:
Historic Health Insurance Reform

Posted by Stephanie Grasmick
March 21, 2010

"On Sunday, March 21st, 2010, the House achieved a historic victory for American families by passing the comprehensive health insurance reform. Throughout the legislative process, House Democrats fought tirelessly to bring real change to America by fixing our broken health care system...."

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3/11/10
Tell your Congressional Representative to vote yes on health care reform.

From BarackObama.com:
3/11/10

Health care reform facts:

It's time to show the insurance lobbyists that no smear campaign can match the power of millions of regular citizens who are ready for change and committed to the truth. Congress must understand that if they pass reform, their constituents will know the truth about what we've finally achieved.

UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN FOR REFORM:

• If you have health insurance through your employer and you like your plan, you can keep it

• If you're a small business owner, you'll receive new tax credits that make it easier for you to provide coverage for employees if you choose to do so

• If you have Medicare, the President's plan guarantees that your benefits will not be cut, and the Medicare Trust Fund will be extended for more than 9 years

• If you're uninsured, you could receive a tax credit to help pay for coverage if needed — part of the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history

• Even if you currently have health insurance, there will be new protections from insurance company abuses, and tax credits will make coverage more affordable

THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN GUARANTEES THAT:

• You will never be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions • You will never again be hit with arbitrary health insurance premium hikes

IF WE DO NOT PASS REFORM:

• Up to 17 million more people will be uninsured by 2019

• Insurers can continue their massive and arbitrary premium rate increases — such as Anthem Blue Cross raising rates for customers in California by nearly 40%, and rates in Illinois going up by as much as 60%

• As many as 275,000 people could die prematurely over the next 10 years because they don't have health insurance

• The average family's health care costs will nearly double by 2020, from $13,000 to $24,000

The truth about health care reform.

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The archive. July, 2007 comment:
An argument in favor of having National Health Insurance coverage in the United States. Time for a change.

It is time for the United States Congress to enact legislation for a National Health Insurance system which will be paid for by income tax. Are you surprised or shocked by such a suggestion? Maybe you should not be.

President Lyndon Johnson, who received a semi-favorable rating in domestic policy by signing the Voting Rights Act in the 1960's, supposedly said something to the effect that “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” (More about President Johnson and others near the bottom of this page). At the present time (7/07), the idea of National Health Insurance coverage has not developed enough popular support to become law. The more powerful forces on this issue right now are the entrenched special interests of big health insurance companies which make billions of dollars in profits every year by selling health insurance coverage to individuals and then doing everything they can to not provide health insurance benefits.

There is an inherent conflict of interest in the for profit system of health coverage when companies sell coverage and try to maximize profits by denying claims for services which people need. People whose job it is to maximize profits for the insurance company should not have the authority to deny a request for needed medical treatment.

One idea to promote health care reform in the United States is for the government to establish a non-profit health insurance company to compete with the for profit health insurance companies which are taking improper advantage of policy holders.

According to Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko”, (released in June, 2007; MichaelMoore.com), Canada, England and France have national health care systems which are paid for by tax dollars and which work well. Every citizen is eligible and does not have to pay very much, if anything, for services. According to the movie, the United States is the only Western industrialized country which does not have a national health care system.

The national health care system in England has existed since about 1948. Doctors in the countries whose plans were examined are well paid. They are encouraged to make sure their patients stay healthy. Bonuses are paid to doctors who improve patient health. Compare that to the system in the United States in which office workers and doctors are promoted for denying requests for medical treatment. Insurance companies seek to revoke coverage for any possible reason if a person becomes ill. The United States has a very conflicted and irrational heath care system.

Is a national health care system socialism if everyone is eligible and services are paid for by tax dollars? Of course not. Many services which the government provides are expected to be provided and are paid for by tax dollars. Schools, fire departments, police departments, Sheriffs, Courts, libraries, road construction, freeways, City Hall, Government offices, Social Security and many other services, including the military and national defense, are paid for with tax dollars. National Health Insurance should be added to that list of things which is paid for by the government with taxes. It is an idea whose time has come.

Health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies which profit from selling insurance and medical products will be opposed to significant changes to the health care system, and they can be expected to spend a lot of money to convince you that National Health Insurance is a bad idea. However, for the average person, National Health Insurance would be very helpful, just like all of the other government services which people expect to receive.

Contact your United States Senators and Congressional Representatives and encourage them to pass a law to provide National Health Insurance.

John Paladin

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Home Page 

http://www.ahrq.gov/

DNA research project:
Your Genetic Journey - The Genographic Project - National Geographic

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/participate.html

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January 12, 2011
Here are some comments about President Lyndon Johnson and a few other people of his era (because President Johnson was mentioned above in regard to health care reform).

Health care reform has been a recurring theme in United States politics for many years. The idea of health care reform was overshadowed by the Vietnam war and by related protests in some interesting ways.

President Kennedy wanted to exit Vietnam in the early 1960's, rather than escalate the conflict. He was killed in 1963. Lyndon Johnson became president. Johnson wanted to escalate the Vietnam war and he did so, but in a very clumsy way.

American sentiment was strongly against the Vietnam conflict. President Johnson significantly escalated our involvement there while he lied to the American public about his intentions.

Lyndon Johnson did a great deal to advance civil rights when his help was needed, but he did a very poor job in foreign policy in regard to the Vietnam war (and his domestic policy record was not that great either, other than the Voting Rights Act).

Hubert Humphrey was Vice President under Lyndon Johnson. Humphrey was in favor of health care reform. Johnson decided not to run for re-election in 1968. Robert Kennedy was the front runner for the Democratic nomination until he was killed in Los Angeles in June, 1968. Humphrey later became the Democratic party nominee at the Chicago convention. However, the scene at the Chicago convention was a public relations disaster.

Johnson insisted on continuing the Vietnam war to the point of threatening Humphrey about it. No one was allowed to legally protest at the Chicago convention. Protestors were suppressed and beaten on national television, probably with the approval of Johnson. Its not that he wanted the beatings to be on TV, but that was the result; he was handing a public relations bonanza to -- Richard Nixon. Ugh. Nixon was against health care reform.

Humphrey was far behind Nixon in the polls because Humphrey would not renounce the war in Vietnam. Johnson would not let him, under threat of canceling his fundraising. The Democratic National Committee was out of money at the end of the Chicago convention.

Nixon falsely stated that he wanted to end the war in Vietnam, but he would say anything just to get elected. Nixon later continued the war in Vietnam for many years after he was elected president.

Before he was elected president and in order to influence the outcome of the 1968 presidential election, Richard Nixon secretly intervened in the Paris peace talks to convince the president of South Vietnam to not participate in the talks. Without a peace settlement before the 1968 presidential election, Nixon beat Humphrey by less than one half of one percent of the popular vote.

Richard M. Nixon was one of the most dishonest, morally reprehensible people to hold the office of president in recent history. In one of the most legendary displays of arrogance and warped thinking in American politics, he told Robert Frost: "If the president does it, that means its not illegal." Right. No wonder.

Apparently he did not think the oath of office of president prevented his conduct. Title 5 of the United States Codes, Section 3331, provides the following oath of office for the president of the United States:

"(Any person) elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: 'I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.' This section does not affect other oaths required by law."

It does not seem to say anywhere above that the law does not apply to the president. The laws should apply to the president also.

Richard Nixon's penchant for slush funds dated back to his time as Vice President under Eisenhower. It would later lead to Watergate and to his resignation.

On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign as president of the United States with charges pending against him in order to avoid prosecution.

If you follow one of the below links, scroll down to "The Most Dangerous Man In America"; watch the trailer (if it is available). The main idea of the story is that American presidents had been lying to the public about war plans and covert operations for a long time (sound familiar?). That was also the beginning of the Watergate break in story.

http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Man-America-Ellsberg/dp/B00329PYGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1313474324&sr=1-1


Daniel Ellsberg's Website —

http://www.ellsberg.net/

Sources:
Hubert Humphrey, The Art Of The Possible
PBS

Watergate burglaries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_burglaries

April, 2011. Dirty Tricks Exhibit at Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda, California.

See also: Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, Nixon's secret agent in Florida.

8/21/13. Angry Nixon: New tapes reveal an overwrought president in grips of Watergate:
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/21/20122903-angry-nixon-new-tapes-reveal-an-overwrought-president-in-grips-of-watergate?lite

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