Showing posts with label Healthcare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthcare. Show all posts

Monday, September 29, 2014

ACORN PART DEUX: Obamacare Navigator With History of "Breathtaking" Fraud Gets Millions From You

By Chris Butler

NASHVILLE — The federal government is giving an Obamacare insurance navigator Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year

Last year, Seedco received $1.2 million for the same services in Tennessee.

As reported, the federal government sued Seedco on the grounds it faked at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with New York City.

Seedco, according to National Review, had to settle that lawsuit.

Meanwhile, state Comptroller Justin Wilson reported last year certain Memphis residents participating in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families program falsified paperwork and wrongly received almost $30,000 in taxpayer money through a Seedco subcontractor.

Alicia Hartinger, spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the navigator program, said Friday the $1.4 million is for a 12-month cycle.

Seedco, Hartinger added, had to compete for the money against other potential navigators, although she didn’t say how many.

Hartinger downplayed concerns about Seedco’s past problems.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

HAPPY YET, DRONES? Early Preview of Obamacare Premiums Show a 40% Spike in 2015

It is my sincere hope that one day conservatives will kick teachers' unions to the curb and retake the nation's educational system. One of the first orders of business then would be to teach not only the genius of the American founding but also the utter, repeated and unbroken failures of collectivism.

Which brings me to Obamacare, a socialistic plan sold on a panoply of lies and doomed from the outset to failure. Failure that even the Obama administration acknowledges, with its serial and unlawful rewrites of the statute, along with delays and modifications to shield a complicit Democrat Party from enraged electorates.

As for what collectivism applied to health care will do to insurance premiums? It's just as we predicted.

On Thursday, the Alaska Division of Insurance announced hefty insurance rate increases in 2015 for Alaskans who purchased individual plans under the Affordable Care Act.

...In 2015, Premera Blue Cross insurance rates will increase between 35 and 40 percent, Wing-Heier said. Those plans cover roughly 7,000 Alaskans. Alaskans who chose a silver plan (the most popular) through Premera will see an increase of 37 percent.

Moda Health plans will increase between 22 and 28.8 percent, according to Wing-Heier. These plans cover roughly 8,000 Alaskans, Moda regional operations director Jason Gootee said.

Why the shocking and unprecedented increases?

Wing-Heier said 2015's greater increase is due to the small number of Alaskans on the individual market: “For insurance to work the way it’s intended ... you pool your risk and spread it across the pool.”

Insurers were facing “some very horrific claims” with “just not enough people” to balance it out, she said... ...“There are not enough healthy members in Alaska’s individual market to offset the cost of members with very high medical costs...”

...Premera expects to lose $3.7 million in 2014 on these plans, the company writes... “We need a 71.5 percent average rate increase to break even in 2015,” the release states. In 2015, Premera is forecasting losses of $5 million, even with the rate increase.

Alaska is but a microcosm of the insanity laced throughout the ill-named "Affordable Care Act."

Thousands of years of human history have proven, if nothing else, that central planning can never replace the efficiency of free markets.

And still the hard left, Marxist-controlled Democrat Party insists on its suicidal vision for America. We, the American people, will pay the price for their insane plans. And they, the oligarchs, won't feel a thing.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Friday, September 05, 2014

TELEGRAPH: The spread of Ebola has accelerated

A startling graph relayed by The Telegraph:

The spread of the world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has accelerated rapidly with close to 1,000 deaths in the last month alone, World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show... With the overall West Africa death toll since March reaching 1,850, the new statistics show deaths from Ebola have more than doubled in just four weeks...



...Scientists from Johnson & Johnson this week said they would fast-track tests on an Ebola vaccine into human testing by early 2015... "Because of the emergency we decided to focus on the Ebola Zaire strain, which is the one in the West Africa outbreak, and that's why we can accelerate the programme significantly," chief scientific officer Paul Stoffels told Reuters...

...Guinea warned on Thursday that the spread of Ebola had penetrated a new part of the country.

An official statement by the World Health Organization should send a few shivers down your spine. It reads, "Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

HEH: On Her Voter Registration, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Lists Home Address as... Washington, DC

Oligarchs: John Binder at The Hayride just opened up a can on Mary "Landfill" Landrieu, Senator from Louisiana and Godmother of Obamacare.

When it comes to running for public office and actually voting on voting day, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) uses two different addresses.

In order to qualify for the Louisiana Senate race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) this November, Landrieu is claiming that she lives with her parents Moon and Verna Landrieu at their large-scale New Orleans bungalow on South Prieur Street. Landrieu has a $2.5 million home in Washington DC with her husband Frank Snellings that the two built together.

But, on her voter registration card, Landrieu lists Washington DC as her primary residence...


Landrieu asserts that she still lives with her parents though, saying “I have lived at my home on Prieur Street most of my life and I live there now, when not fulfilling my duties in Washington or serving constituents across the state.”

In a report by the Washington Post, the Moon and Verna’s neighbors say they haven’t seen Mary in years...

Do the citizens of Louisiana really want or need a Senator who doesn't even bother to maintain a pretense of living in their state?


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Obamacare Ruins More Than Health Care

By Richard E. Ralston

The suppression of liberty in health care choices will take all privacy down with it. Tight government control of electronic medical records—which used to be private—seems a minor contribution to the destruction of the Fourth Amendment compared to the seizure of everyone's communications with everybody, without individual court orders based on probable cause.

How can we protest loss of privacy in any communications when we must surrender it for our medical records?

In 2014, virtually no new physicians will be available to treat millions of new Medicaid patients, but 10,000 newly hired IRS agents will impose fines on those unwilling to buy mandatory insurance.

Hopefully this will distract the IRS from persecution of nonprofit organizations that oppose the party line coming from Washington, DC.

As the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just reported, businesses will continue to cut jobs and implement reduction in the working hours of millions of employees to avoid the insurance mandate in 2015. Then they will cut insurance policies for employees in favor of paying fines and saving billions of dollars in rising insurance costs.

Who could have imagined they would do such a thing?

We will get more bad news when insurance companies announce far higher premiums for 2015, as young people are not rushing to sign up for more expensive insurance to subsidize their more affluent elders.

Who could have expected that?

President Obama could have expected it, just as he knew that insurance commissioners would generally reject his one-year reprieve from the lie that if you like your insurance, you can keep it.

The president will continue to delay or set aside any provision of the law without authorization of Congress or reference to the provisions of the law. In fact, the replacement of law approved by Congress with arbitrary and vague administrative regulations—approved by countless anonymous bureaucrats—is not just a consequence of Obamacare but an explicit objective of the president.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Marcus Tulius Cicero Offers an Observation on the Obama Democrats

Relayed by the relentlessly excellent Allen West:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear.

A Purdue University website reflects on some of the key reasons for the fall of the Roman Republic. Several might ring a bell:

• Roman Senators became oligarchs; their conspicuous consumption became visible signs of corruption.

• Emergence of Rome as an all-powerful, centralized and authoritarian government.

• An ever-increasing tax burden and massive government expenditures.

Well, thank goodness we have a Constitution which all of our politicians take an oath to uphold, which prevents any of this from happening in America.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MY ENTRY SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL: The Spectator's Running a Contest for the Best Fake Health Advice Column

The Spectator is running a contest: "Your next challenge is to submit an imaginary feature from a newspaper’s health pages extolling the benefits to well-being of something traditionally thought to be bad for you."

Debunking 3 Persistent Nutritional Myths

The last few decades have seen tremendous advances in our understanding of human nutrition. Despite these breakthroughs, several myths regarding nutrition persist, probably as "Old wives' tales" or due to the prevalence of disreputable Internet sites.

Here are three of the most pernicious myths along with the the science that debunks these falsehoods:

I hear that I should cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables

MYTH! This common fable is easily debunked using simple logic. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. What are these? Vegetables. Therefore steak is nothing more than a highly efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to the digestive system. An excellent substitute for grain is chicken; beef is also considered an excellent source of leafy green vegetables due to cows' tendency to eat grass. A modestly-sized pork chop, say 24 ounces, also provides 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

People say that I should reduce my alcohol intake

MYTH! Wine is made from a very healthy fruit called the grape. Brandy is distilled wine, which means that water is removed from the fruity portions of the beverage and is even more beneficial to the human body. Remember that beer is made from grain and is therefore an excellent substitute for chicken.

Aren't fried foods bad for you?

MYTH! Fried foods are cooked in vegetable oil, effectively "baking in" many of the health benefits of common vegetables.

In next week's column, we'll address 3 of the most nefarious myths regarding exercise.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THIS IS YOUR RECOVERY. And This is Your Recovery On Drugs.

By Jim Quinn

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”Thomas Jefferson

Does this chart portray an economic recovery in any way? Wages have been stagnant since the START of the supposed recovery in 2010. Real median household income, even using the highly understated CPI, is on a glide path to oblivion. You just need to observe with your own two eyes the number of Space Available signs in front of office buildings, strip centers and malls across America to realize we have further to fall. Low paying, part-time burger flipping jobs aren’t going to revive this debt saturated economic system. But at least the .1% are enjoying their Federal Reserve created high. Fiat is a powerful drug when administered in large doses to addicts on Wall Street.

The S&P 500 has risen from 666 in March of 2009 to 1,972 today. That is a 196% increase in a little over five years. During this same time, real household income has fallen by 7%. There have been a few million jobs added, while 11 million people have left the labor market. According to Robert Shiller’s CAPE ratio, the stock market valuation has only been higher, three times in history – 1929, 1999, and 2007. He seems flabbergasted by why valuations are so high. Sometimes really smart people can act really dumb.

The Federal Reserve balance sheet was $900 billion before the 2008 financial crisis. Today it stands at $4.4 trillion. The Fed has increased their balance sheet by 220% since the March 2009 market lows. Do you think there is any correlation between the Fed puppets printing $2.4 trillion and handing it to their Wall Street puppeteers, who used their high frequency trading supercomputers and ability to rig the markets so they never lose, and the third stock bubble in the last 13 years? It’s so self evident that only an Ivy League economist or CNBC anchor wouldn’t be able to see it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

25 Ebola Facts Every American Should Know

By Michael Snyder

What would a global pandemic look like for a disease that has no cure and that kills more than half of the people that it infects? Let's hope that we don't get to find out, but what we do know is that more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines of fighting this disease have ended up getting it themselves. The top health officials in the entire world are sounding the alarm and the phrase "out of control" is constantly being thrown around by professionals with decades of experience. So should average Americans be concerned about Ebola? If so, how bad could an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. potentially become? The following are 25 critical facts about this Ebola outbreak that every American needs to know...

#1 As the chart below demonstrates, the spread of Ebola is starting to become exponential...

#2 This is already the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history by far.

#3 The head of the World Health Organization says that this outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it".

#4 The head of Doctors Without Borders says that this outbreak is "out of control".

#5 So far, more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines fighting the virus have ended up contracting Ebola themselves. This is happening despite the fact that they go to extraordinary lengths to keep from getting the disease.

#6 There is no cure for Ebola.

#7 The death rate for this current Ebola outbreak is over 50 percent, and experts say that it can kill "up to 90% of those infected".

#8 The incubation rate for Ebola ranges from two days to 21 days. Therefore, someone can be carrying it around for up to three weeks without even knowing it.

#9 For the first time ever, human Ebola patients are being brought to the United States. And as Paul Craig Roberts so aptly put it the other day, all it would take is "one cough, one sneeze, one drop of saliva, and the virus is loose".

Monday, August 04, 2014

THE REAL WAR ON WOMEN: Obamacare's Destruction of Home Health Care Disproportionately Hits Females Hardest

By Nicole Rusenko and Melissa Quinn

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to cut or increase categories of Medicare spending. Last year, then-HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced home health care funding would be slashed by 3.5 percent annually until 2017. Industry analysts say these cuts disproportionately affect women—who make up the majority of home health care beneficiaries, caregivers, and professionals in that sector of health c are.

Robert Moffit, senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, said:

Congress does need to control the growth in Medicare spending. But the best way to do that is to inject free market competition into the program to control cost. In the meantime, Congress could secure solid home health care savings by adding a modest co-payment to that program. This is much better than simply cutting payments to home health agencies, which could reduce their participation and thus undercut seniors’ access to care.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

I see an IRS proctological exam in Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's future

It's just a hunch after stumbling across this segment on CNBC:

Many Americans can't afford Obamacare: Aetna CEO


The Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—is "not an affordable product" for many people and it does not fix the underlying problems causing high health-care costs, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday.

"If we're going to fix health care, we've got to get at the delivery of care and the cost of care," Bertolini said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "The ACA does none of that. The only person who's really going to drive that is the consumer and the decisions they make."

"Getting everybody insured should probably be our goal, but you have to have a more affordable system," he added. "We have a 1950[-style] health care system in the Unites States."

..."We have 600,000 ... customers as a result of the Affordable Care Act," Bertolini said. "We do know they are sicker. We know 87 percent are subsidized. We know they are older. So we expect they are going to use more health care."

"We priced this [Obamacare] business at lower margins in the 3 percent to 5 percent range … but we didn't plan or expect earnings as a result of those populations," he explained.

Hopefully Lois Lerner didn't catch this segment, otherwise Bertolini could be in for some very rough times ahead.


Hat tip: BadBlue Money.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EBOLA AS A TERROR WEAPON: The Invitation That Open Borders Sends to the World's Radicals

By Investor's Business Daily

War On Terror: As the Ebola disease spreads in Africa and detainees from that continent are apprehended, the question must be asked: What if terrorists already willing to die try to bring the disease across our porous southern border?

The Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., according to John O'Connor, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"It's true," he says, "that anyone with an illness is just one plane ride away from coming to the U.S." Indeed, a Liberian man infected with Ebola boarded a plane and brought the disease to Lagos, Nigeria, Africa's largest city, with 21 million people.

But what if in the future it's no accident? Nigeria is the home of Boko Haram. The Islamic terrorist group ISIL has long been recruiting terrorists in the West and is known to have members with Western, even American, passports.

Deliberately spreading the disease to the U.S. might not even require a plane ride, and it's possibile that terrorists already willing to strap bombs to their bodies might just as willingly get infected and pay a coyote to get them across our open southern border.

We remember the 9/11 Commission saying that terrorist attack was due in part to our lack of imagination. We couldn't imagine young Middle Eastern males learning to fly, but not land, passenger jets as part of a plan to fly them into skyscrapers.

The spreading of Ebola to the U.S. could be intentional, given the virus' relatively long incubation period of up to three weeks without symptoms, and no shortage of terrorists willing to die for their cause. It would be easy for an infected terrorist to slip in among the OTMs (Other Than Mexican) who have also been crossing our border.

"Central Americans are not the only ones being smuggled through Mexico to the United States," said a 2012 report by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, a fact regularly reported by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Monday, July 28, 2014

THAT'S A RELIEF: "Ebola could easily arrive in the USA on board a plane, but wouldn't spread far, experts say"

And the quote doesn't come to us from some tabloid click-bait farm, it's actually from USA Today:

The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say.

The outbreak is the largest and deadliest on record, with more than 670 deaths and more than 1,200 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatality rates for Ebola have been as high as 90% in past outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.

The virus — which has an incubation period of a few days to three weeks — could easily travel to the USA through infected travelers...


Yet while Ebola is a fearsome disease, the virus "would not pose a major public health risk" in the USA... That's because people need to be in intimate contact to spread the virus...

Ebola is actually much harder to spread than respiratory infections, such as influenza or measles. Those viruses pose a much greater threat on a plane or in any confined space, says Osterholm, who notes that people cannot spread the Ebola virus simply by sneezing or coughing.

Let's hope this crop of experts is a tad more accurate than the clan of scammers who tried to market global warming climate change climate disruption.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

KRISTALLNACHT 2.0: France’s Jews Flee Country in Record Numbers As Rioters Burn Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’

Hey, France: how's that "multiculturalism" working out for you?

While I had seen the images and videos, I did not realize the depth of the depravity exhibited in the anti-Jewish riots in Paris. HuffPo UK reports, France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue:

France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars.

It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”.

Manuel Valls, France’s prime minister said: “What happened in Sarcelles is intolerable. An attack on a synagogue and on a kosher shop is simply anti-Semitism. Nothing in France can justify this violence.”


Say, I wonder how those COEXIST bumperstickers are selling in France?

To sum up:

• France's Jews are emigrating to Israel in record numbers after experiencing their own version of Kristallnacht

• Israel is under vicious attack from Hamas, a group with a direct Nazi lineage

• The barbaric ISIL terror group is now "worse than Al Qaeda" according to the State Department and is now "a full-blown Army"

• President Obama has ordered his FAA to enforce a virtual travel ban to the Jewish state, thereby further isolating it from the world

• John Kerry is once again slamming Israel for having the gall to protect itself

• Meanwhile, the Lightbringer™ is out fundraising -- also ignoring a crisis on the border, war in the Ukraine, China's moves in the South Pacific, a health care system in chaos, and a disastrous domestic employment situation -- before he heads off to Martha's Vineyard for a well-deserved respite from golf and speechifying

At what point do the nitwits who supported this man -- twice -- apologize to the rest of us?

That's a rhetorical question, because liberalism is their religion.


Hat tip: BadBlue News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MUST BE A SLOW NEWS DAY: Obama Just Left on a Coast-to-Coast Fundraising Trip

Slow news day:

Delta Cancels All Israel Flights Over Missile Fear

Wreckage from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 'significantly altered'

Christians in Iraq Told to Face Conversion or Die

White House reportedly dismissed border crisis as 'local problem' in 2013

Hospitals, Insurers Say Subsidies Rulings Further Confuse Obamacare

Things are so sleepy in Washington that our beloved Dear Leader has decided to fundraise some more. Even Dylan Byers, writer for the public relations arm of the Democrat Party (you may know it as Politico), can no longer hide his disgust:

Fundraising on the Titanic


President Obama is set to make a West Coast swing this week, stopping in San Francisco and Los Angeles for fundraisers and photo-ops. As Michael Shear noted over the weekend, Obama's decision to fundraise as the world burns isn't great for optics.

Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director, defended the decision. “It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road," she told Shear at the time. "Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis."

...That this White House can be hypocritical — comically hypocritcal, even — is news to no one who covers it. The salient point is that in the midst of Gaza, Ukraine and the ongoing border crisis, it might not be a bad time to put the fundraising on hold.

Some days I wonder whether all of this is just a really, really bad nightmare brought on by reading The Gulag Archipelago.


Image: AllTheRightSnark.org.

Monday, July 21, 2014

OPEN BORDERS AND THIRD WORLD PROBLEMS: Deadly, mosquito-borne virus spreading at record pace in U.S.

By Michael Snyder

Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus.

That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”. If you live in an area of the country where there are a lot of mosquitos, you should pay close attention to this article.

You do not want to get the chikungunya virus. According to Slate, the name of this virus “comes from a Makonde word meaning ‘that which bends up,’ referring to the contortions sufferers put themselves through due to intense joint pain.” That does not sound fun at all. Fortunately, the U.S. has not really been affected by this disease in recent years, but an epidemic has already been declared in Puerto Rico, and some experts are now saying that it is only a matter of time before we see one in the United States.

From 2006 to 2013, the largest number of cases of the chikungunya virus in the U.S. in a single year was just 65.

But by July 15th of this year there were already 357 reported cases, and health officials are bracing for the worst.

Of course of biggest concern is what just happened in Florida. For the first time, health officials have isolated cases of the chikungunya virus that they know were transmitted locally

Monday, July 07, 2014

INCOMPETENCE OR TREACHERY: You Make the Call

By Lawrence Sellin

For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity.

The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal "solutions" to national problems is readily evident.

When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007 on the eve of the recession, there were 146.6 million Americans working. Today, after six years of the Obama Administration, there are 145.8 million Americans in jobs, 800,000 below the previous peak. Since Obama came into office in 2009, 7.2 million people have left the workforce, making the true unemployment rate 8.3 percent, not 6.1 percent. Median household income is down almost $2,300 from what it was when Obama took office. Real wages are lower than they were in 1999. Growth in the first quarter of this year was a negative 2.9%, the biggest downward revision from the agency's second GDP estimate since records began in 1976.

In April, prior to the present massive and growing surge in illegal minor immigration, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Obama has created an "open borders" situation by failing to enforce U.S. immigration law. One could fairly conclude that the current crisis was a deliberate policy decision because the Obama indicated that he would expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that offers amnesty for illegal immigrant children and provides an incentive for exactly the type of mass illegal invasion we are witnessing on our southern border.

There should be little doubt that Obama's open borders policy is meant to fundamentally transform the country's demographics, produce millions of additional Democratic voters and welfare recipients and permanently undermine the national security of the United States.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Obama's Self-Described "Brown Shirts": We'll Jail Anyone Who Tells Public About Illegal Alien Disease Crisis

To help manage his manufactured refugee crisis on the southern border, President Obama has installed a security force that -- seriously -- refers to themselves as "Brown Shirts". Furthermore, they've threatened doctors and nurses who are treating disease-ridden illegal aliens with imprisonment if they tell the public about what they've seen in the Obama concentration refugee camps.

Todd Starnes explains in his detailed summary ("Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest"):

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution...

...The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the BCFS, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp... The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.”

“It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”

She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired... “Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers." ... She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues.

...A former nurse at the camp told me she was horrified by what she saw... “We have so many kids coming in that there was no way to control all of the sickness – all this stuff coming into the country,” she said.

Not to worry, my friends. Jeb Bush says they're bringing all of these diseases to the United States for noble reasons. So just ignore the outbreaks of contagious, deadly diseases from the Third World.


Hat tip: The People's Cube.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Law of the Land Comix

Based upon "Will Insurers Ever Say Enough’s Enough To Obamacare?"


Obamacare isn't the law of the land. It's an ever-evolving set of lawless dictates from bureaucrats and other miscreants in Washington.

It must be destroyed, defunded, repealed or otherwise nuked from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

And any so-called Republican who refuses to commit to such a course of action should be expelled from consideration as a serious candidate.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

VA hospitals fund solar panels while veterans die waiting for doctors

By Bre Payton and Tori Richards

Veterans Administration hospitals have spent at least $420 million on solar panels and windmills while vets wait months — or even lay dying — to see a doctor.

In total, VA hospitals reported 23 deaths due to 76 instances of delayed care, an April 2014 VA fact sheet said. Then on June 5, Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed that at least 18 Phoenix patients died while waiting for treatment on a secret list kept off the books. It is not clear if that number is in addition to the 23 deaths reported earlier. During the past month, the scandal has resulted in the resignations of both the VA secretary and the leaders of its health care component.

According to a June 3 audit, 100,000 veterans had lengthy wait times for appointments. Of the nation’s 216 VA hospitals, 37 percent will require further investigation.

A whistleblower revealed Tuesday that seven of the patients listed on the Phoenix VA hospitals waiting list are already dead. That same Phoenix facility spent $20 million to build the nation’s largest solar carport. Phase one of the project was completed in 2011. The hospital also had an $11.4 million shortfall that year, an Inspector General’s report stated.