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NBC DIDN’T LIKE THE WAY THIS MOTHER HEALED HER CHILD

SO THEY WORKED WITH TROLLS TO ATTACK HER


THE HANDIWORK OF 😈 NBC REPORTER BRANDY ZADROZNY

NBC didn’t like the way this mother healed her child…

So they collaborated with online trolls and an ex-husband who abandoned his autistic son to try to goad the local police into arresting her got poisoning her children.

Thankfully, the police had the common sense and saw through the NBC-Troll-Dirtbag Ex-Husband BS. 

(Not enough for NBC which shamed the police in a headline for not “doing something.”)

In addition to the trauma of having police show up at her door, the mother has had to stop the treatment which was having a miraculous effect on her adult autistic son.

Laurel Austin 🕊, the mother in this story, is an outspoken autism safety advocate and a Christian.

Why do you think the trolls and NBC picked her of the thousands of mothers who have helped and in some cases completely healed the suffering of their autistic children to target?

It’s pretty transparent, isn’t it?

The message is clear: If you dare to question vaccine safety – even after it has damaged your children – and you treat your children with anything that works (instead of psych meds) you will be attacked.

By the way, the attacks included numerous deaths threats generated by the trolls and the NBC article.

Yes, these people really are that sick.

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RACKETEERING IN MEDICINE A BOOK BY JAMES P. CARTER MD, DRPH

HE MAKES THE CASE THAT MEDICINE IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE


“Racketeering in Medicine”, the title of a 1993 book by an MD and professor of public health at Tulane University.

He makes the case that medicine is a criminal enterprise better than I can.

An MD with a PhD in Public Health and a professorship a major school of Public Health.

We don’t see books like this by MDs any more.

It’s good that books can’t be vaporized by Facebook, Amazon, or Google, isn’t it?

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Senate Finance Committee Deals Blow to Big Pharma[
« Reply #107 on: July 28, 2019, 09:13:58 pm »



PUBLISHED July 28, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Deals Blow to Big Pharma

BY Karl Evers-Hillstrom & Jessica Piper, Center for Responsive Politics

The Senate Finance Committee advanced a blockbuster drug pricing bill to the Senate floor Thursday while shooting down amendments supported by the pharmaceutical companies, dealing an unlikely blow to the influential industry. The bill aims to reduce drug prices for seniors and save taxpayers billions on government-run health care programs.

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THE SO-CALLED “STANDARD OF CARE”
« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2019, 06:35:16 pm »
THE SO-CALLED “STANDARD OF CARE”

THIS APPLIES TO MANY DISEASES, NOT JUST LYME

REGIMENTATION OF MEDICAL “TREATMENT”

The so-called “standard of care.”

This kind of gangsterism applies to many diseases, not just Lyme.

If the government wants to hide the source of an illness, they can punish doctors for talking about it.

If Big Pharma wants to kill competition by safer, more effective alternatives, they can arrange for doctors to be punished for even talking about them.

It’s total corruption.

Trying to make a disease – and treatments for it – go away by 😈 bureaucratic decree.

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Debate: Should Healthcare & Education Be Free From 👹 Profit Seeking Parasites?
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Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► In 2012, Armstrong, aged 82, underwent heart surgery at Mercy Health Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He died two weeks later. His two sons insisted his death was caused by medical error

► An anonymous source leaked documents to the press showing the hospital paid the Armstrong family a $6 million malpractice settlement. The sender hoped bringing the information to light might help save lives

When nurses removed the wires for Armstrong’s temporary pacemaker, he began to bleed. Armstrong was brought into the catheterization lab for evaluation rather than straight to the operating room — a nonstandard decision that cost him his life

► Armstrong’s case is a perfect example of the indiscriminate nature of lethal medical errors; 19% of elderly patients are injured by medical care in the U.S., and those injured have nearly double the death rate compared to those who receive proper treatment

July 20, 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In a riveting three-part documentary series, PBS explores the space race that led to American astronauts becoming the first men to set foot on the moon

How to safeguard your life while hospitalized

Full Story:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/08/10/hero-falls-victim-to-lethal-medical-errors.aspx

July 20, 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In a riveting three-part documentary series, PBS explores the space race that led to American astronauts becoming the first men to set foot on the moon.

Chasing the Moon

A snippet of Part 1 is embedded above. The full series, totaling six hours, can be found on PBS.org.4 For those of you who are old enough to remember watching the moon landing on TV back in 1969, this documentary will reignite the awe felt that day.
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Surprise Billing is Bankrupting Americans!
« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2019, 05:37:10 pm »
Surprise 😈 Billing  is Bankrupting Americans!
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The 😈 hospital, the 😈 doctor and the 😈 insurance companies are making money  off surprise billing a practice where patients can be charged for out of network machines and personel they may have never been aware of at all.

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What broke American health care and how to fix it
« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2019, 02:36:10 pm »
Hospitals  Are Charging Up to 10x the Going Rate for This

Some  hospitals will charge five to 10 times the going rate for services, then 😈 sue patients who cannot afford the padded bills - and use the court system as their collection agency, forcing many into bankruptcy. Here are the traps to watch out for.


What broke American health care and how to fix it

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► Dr. Marty Makary’s book, “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care — and How to Fix It,” reveals the  money games in the U.S. health care system, and what every American should know

► New science is revealing that indications to treat should be narrower then previously recognized. Overall 21% of medical treatments have been deemed unnecessary, contributing to our cost crisis

► Over the past 150 years, the focus of most hospitals has shifted from serving the community to 👹💵🎩generating profits, and these two aims are frequently at odds

► Predatory pricing practices are crushing everyday Americans. Some hospitals will charge five to 10 times the going rate for services and then sue patients who cannot afford the padded bills

► Investigations reveal there’s no correlation between high prices and quality of care. Nor is there a correlation between high prices and charity care

► Another egregious example of predatory pricing is that of ambulance transport. Unless you’re seriously injured, consider taking an Uber to the hospital as the bill for an ambulance transport can run into the thousands. For helicopter transport, it could be as high as half a million dollars

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Will Medicare Ever Be Expanded? (w/ Congresswoman Anna Eshoo)
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Worker Begs Rep. Pocan To Take His Private Healthcare Away
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Although the media would have you believe that workers are trying to keep their private healthcare when Medicare for all passes, one of the many workers who WANTS the government to come in and take his healthcare joins the Thom Hartmann program and begs congressman Mark Pocan to take away his private healthcare in exchange for medicare for all.

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"How can we improve Medicare.gov?"
« Reply #115 on: October 20, 2019, 10:35:04 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Surly, I was at the MyMedicare.gov web site looking over supplemental plans and costs. I have Medicare part A and B. I also have Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Self Plus One health insurance, so Carmen and I are pretty well covered.
That said, BCBS raises their premium much more than the U.S. Government published inflation rate every single year. So, around this time each year, I check to see if there is a way I can pay less per month.

I went through the costs of various hospital episodes a Medicare participant might have to go through and pay through the nose for. I was not happy with their numbers, even if they are far below the mind traumatizing $100,000 plus charges some people have incurred from brief hospital stays.

They asked me to take a survey and I did. The web site is satisfactory in that you can find, without much effort, the answers they provide to coverage specifics. However, it has a serious flaw.

At the end of the survey they asked about what they could do to improve. So, I told them, in my typical polite way.

Enjoy:

"How can we improve Medicare.gov?"

Ocrober 20, 2019

Educate people about the average costs a person on Medicare must pay out of pocket for ER visits and/or inpatient hospital stays. IOW, be dollars and cents explicit about costs NOT covered by Medicare.

Anyone can see that supplemental health insurance must be paid in advance to keep a person on Medicare, who is increasingly subject to hospitalization, out of the poorhouse.

You need to be very specific about what those supplemental plans (e.g. Medigap, etc.) cover in comparison to the premiums they charge. Your boilerplate explanation of who pays what for a $24,000 heart attack episode at a hospital, along with the average total cost for heart failure, hip or knee replacement and so on, is not specific enough. I'm sure the lawyers like it (and probably crafted it for you), which means it is useless for a person on Medicare trying to estimate hospitalization costs not covered.   

I suggest you give examples of a 10, 20 30, on up to 120 day stay in a hospital detailing the costs of what Medicare covers and what the most common supplemental health insurance plans cover, item by hospital accounting department listed item. You have that detailed information. It is high time you started sharing it. 

The way this program is set up now, instead of putting the responsibility for costs on the hospital when a person exceeds Medicare coverage limits, a patient hospitalized beyond the arbitrary coverage limits is facing bankruptcy. The hospital has an INCENTIVE (see: moral hazard) to keep a patient there as long as possible, instead of striving to get them healthy as soon as possible. This is WRONG. Hospitals are supposed to be about taking care of people, not gouging them for extra profit. On top of the physical trauma a person hospitalized has, they and their loved ones are being arbitrarily saddled with the mental trauma of potentially skyrocketing hospital costs.

Don't tell me the hospital administrators, accountants, assorted bean counters, doctors, nurses, drug companies and "health" insurance corporations are "suffering" from high hospital costs. Medicare participants are the ones suffering from hospital greed, not hospital "needs". The government should be cracking down on "administrative" costs corruption in hospitals, instead of looking the other way as they raise their "costs" annually at MULTIPLES of the U.S. Government published inflation rate. 

It is not your job to champion supplemental health insurance plans that exist for the specific purpose of profiting off of elderly Medicare participants frightened into paying for them, often by sacrificing adequate nutrition. Yes, that is exactly what you are doing when you calmly throw a cost figure like $24,000 for a brief hospitalization at the average American.

Your job is let people know, in no uncertain terms, what those supplemental plans will cost them COMPARED, dollar for dollar, with the coverage they provide.

PLease do your job. 
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🤔 Which way to go for Supplemental
« Reply #116 on: October 21, 2019, 04:58:58 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: I am reposting this here so we can discuss Medicare Supplemental Health Care plans in this thread as time goes by.

AG, this is a brilliant letter and quite specific in answering the question they posed. Of course, as you already know, they have no interest in the answer. Only in being able to say they asked the question, in best bureaucratese passive voice. ("To the question, 'How Can We Improve This site,' we received 416 response which are tabulated in Exhibit A by subject, then ranked in order of usefulness...")

This is right on time as I just signed up for Part B and am trying to assess which way to go for Supplemental. My wife is 10 years younger and doesn't qualify yet. Any wisdom you can impart from. your searches is appreciated.


Thank you.

My wife is also ten years younger, so we are in the same health insurance boat, so to speak. I'll pass along to you any supplemental plan info I find that can help keep your premiums down as much as possible. I know you are in Virginia and not a retired Federal aparatchik like me ;D, but the info on the plans I have access to may be of use to you.

In regard to that, as soon as I got on Medicare, my Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plan became supplemental for me, and continued to be primary for my wife.

I saved some money a couple of years ago when the Federal Government forced them to start the "Self Plus One" plans with the same coverage as "Self and Family", but a lower monthly premium. Always look for the "Self Plus One" 🧐 plan option in your favored supplemental plan, if it is available.

BCBS FEHB (Federal Employees Health Benefits) have had the "Standard" and the "Basic" plans for decades. The "Standard" costs more but allows you to go outside of "Preferred Providers" (PPO) for care and still be covered. If you are in an area where most of the doctors are PPO, like here, the "Basic" plan is a better deal.

I was on the "Standard" for a many years, but switched to the less costly "Basic" plan five or six years ago.

BCBS FEHB initiated a new health insurance plan last year called "Blue Focus". The "Blue Focus" plan is $140 cheaper than "Basic" (monthly premiums for 2020) BUT, it has $1000 deductible (Self Plus One - $500 per person) up front. And that ain't all. It gets worse. It also gets rather ugly as to out-of-pocket expenses if a hospitalization beyond Medicare coverage limits is required (YOU PAY 30% of "whatever BCBS allows the 😈 hospital to say the cost of this or that is".).

Yeah, the old 30% trick happens in the "Basic" plan too, but not on hospitalization. I have no plans to be hospitalized, but having the 30% of hellspital 😈 hospital costs Sword of Damocles hanging over one's head is unwise for anyone, not just the penny pinching frugal poor folks like me.   

BCBS in Virginia apparently calls themselves ANTHEM. I don't know a thing about them except what I found on a brief search today using the Ashburn, Virginia (Loudon County) 20147 zip code: Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc.. I don't know if that is where you reside but it is probably close enough to give you a good idea of what is available from them in your area.

They ask a bunch of questions to allegedly help you find the "best" plan for you. Their job is, of course, to suck you in. You are an old hand at dealing with people trying to game you, so I'm sure you will know what to do to get all the information you need from them without giving them information about you that they have no business knowing.

Rather than a short brochure with a plan summary, I prefer to view a detailed brochure/document, on each health insurance plan I am considering contracting for, so I can wade through it to learn about what is and what is not covered, in addition to copays, deductibles, doctor access and so on. In my cursory search I did not see anything but short summaries of the supplemental plans. I'm sure you can get the detailed versions, but I guess it takes some digging.

Here's the rassle dazzle quicky BCBS FEHB 2020 "BENEFITS AT A GLANCE" comparison.

This is the 2019 "Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Service Benefit Plan" document covering the "Standard" and "Basic" plans (They won't publish the detailed 2020 info until around the 10th of November when "Open Season" starts). That kind of detail is what I want to know about to make sure I know the dollars and cents score, even if I admittedly suffer from glazed over eyes when wading though this behemoth.

Here's a more general list of Medicare supplemental plans from various Health Insurance providers for the same zip code.

By the way, there is an excellent brief video by Thom Hartmann explaining how Shrub got the "supplemental Medicare" gravy train for Health Insurance greedballs going. Trump is, as expected, following in Shrub's Republican 'squeeze the poor and middle class to further enrich the thieving rich' footsteps.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo 👍 is trying to get a law passed forcing the Medicare Supplemental Plan Providers to clearly state what is NOT covered (which unfortunately will be DOA under Moscow Mitch  >:(). You can see why, when I did my cursory search, I did not find what is NOT covered. It's all part of the SCAM that Shrub started.   

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Prescription Drug Coverage Gap Donut Hole Closing
« Reply #117 on: October 21, 2019, 06:08:12 pm »
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On January 15, 2019, the Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect Congresswoman Eshoo as the first woman ever to serve as Chair of the Health Subcommittee.

Surly,

I signed up for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's e-mail "Updates from Anna". She is well versed on the issue of Medicare costs and the Supplemental Plans issue, so it may be useful to you to sign up for her updates too.

I found this brief document at her web site with a link to an explanation of the prescription drug Coverage Gap (i.e. "Donut Hole"). I've never spent more than a pittance on prescription drugs so this has never impacted me in any way. I don't have Medicare Part D and have no plans to get it. If you are interessted in how that coverage gap is gradually closing, the document has graphs and some good info.

In regard to your search for a good quality Medicare Supplemental Plan, her web site has a "How Can Anna Help You?" section, which includes the topic of Medicare where you can write to her asking for info and/or advice.

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Rep. Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage. She is the proud mother of two children, Karen and Paul.

Since she is the one that has identified many of these ("Medicare" ::) Part C) plans as "JUNK PLANS" (see Thom Hartmann video in the previous post on this thread), her office should have a list of the good, bad and the very ugly providers in your neck of the woods. This could save you a lot of time, money and more importantly, grief. 




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Re: Prescription Drug Coverage Gap Donut Hole Closing
« Reply #118 on: October 22, 2019, 07:58:51 am »
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On January 15, 2019, the Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect Congresswoman Eshoo as the first woman ever to serve as Chair of the Health Subcommittee.

Surly,

I signed up for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's e-mail "Updates from Anna". She is well versed on the issue of Medicare costs and the Supplemental Plans issue, so it may be useful to you to sign up for her updates too.

I found this brief document at her web site with a link to an explanation of the prescription drug Coverage Gap (i.e. "Donut Hole"). I've never spent more than a pittance on prescription drugs so this has never impacted me in any way. I don't have Medicare Part D and have no plans to get it. If you are interessted in how that coverage gap is gradually closing, the document has graphs and some good info.

In regard to your search for a good quality Medicare Supplemental Plan, her web site has a "How Can Anna Help You?" section, which includes the topic of Medicare where you can write to her asking for info and/or advice.

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Rep. Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage. She is the proud mother of two children, Karen and Paul.

Since she is the one that has identified many of these ("Medicare" ::) Part C) plans as "JUNK PLANS" (see Thom Hartmann video in the previous post on this thread), her office should have a list of the good, bad and the very ugly providers in your neck of the woods. This could save you a lot of time, money and more importantly, grief. 


Thanks, AG. Good stuff. Much appreciated.

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On January 15, 2019, the Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect Congresswoman Eshoo as the first woman ever to serve as Chair of the Health Subcommittee.

Surly,

I signed up for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's e-mail "Updates from Anna". She is well versed on the issue of Medicare costs and the Supplemental Plans issue, so it may be useful to you to sign up for her updates too.

I found this brief document at her web site with a link to an explanation of the prescription drug Coverage Gap (i.e. "Donut Hole"). I've never spent more than a pittance on prescription drugs so this has never impacted me in any way. I don't have Medicare Part D and have no plans to get it. If you are interessted in how that coverage gap is gradually closing, the document has graphs and some good info.

In regard to your search for a good quality Medicare Supplemental Plan, her web site has a "How Can Anna Help You?" section, which includes the topic of Medicare where you can write to her asking for info and/or advice.

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Rep. Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage. She is the proud mother of two children, Karen and Paul.

Since she is the one that has identified many of these ("Medicare" ::) Part C) plans as "JUNK PLANS" (see Thom Hartmann video in the previous post on this thread), her office should have a list of the good, bad and the very ugly providers in your neck of the woods. This could save you a lot of time, money and more importantly, grief. 


Thanks, AG. Good stuff. Much appreciated.

Glad to be of service.

Check out this very short video from Senator Sanders. It shows why these "Health" Insurance 👹 bastards need to be taken to the Medicare-for-ALL bankruptcy wood shed.

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