Obama’s New Health Care Czar Donald Berwick: “We Must Redistribute Wealth”…(VIDEO)

Obama’s New Health Care Czar: “We Must Redistribute Wealth”

EyeBlast
July 7, 2010

Today, President Obama officially made Donald Berwick his recess appointment to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In a 2008 while speaking on the British health care system in the UK, Berwick said wealthy individuals must redistribute their wealth to those less fortunate for health care funding.

Also during this speech, he told those in attendance that he opposes free markets.

“Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.”

Obama Bypassing Senate To Fill Medicare Post

ERICA WERNER
7/ 6/2010
AP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on patient care who’s drawn fire from the GOP, to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, the White House announced late Tuesday.

The appointment was to be made Wednesday, with lawmakers out of town for their annual July Fourth break, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said in a post on the White House blog.

The decision means Berwick can assume the post of administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services without undergoing confirmation hearings in the Senate. Republicans have indicated they’re prepared to oppose him over comments he’s made on rationing of medical care and other matters. Democrats want to avoid a nasty confirmation fight that could reopen the health care debate. Berwick was nominated in April but no confirmation hearing had been scheduled.

“Many Republicans in Congress have made it clear in recent weeks that they were going to stall the nomination as long as they could, solely to score political points,” Pfeiffer wrote. “But with the agency facing new responsibilities to protect seniors’ care under the Affordable Care Act, there’s no time to waste with Washington game-playing.”

The decision to use a recess appointment to skirt the Senate is sure to draw fire from Republicans although the tool has been used frequently by presidents of both political parties. Obama last made a batch of recess appointments in March, and along with Berwick he was to make two other less prominent appointments Wednesday, one to a pension board and the other to a science post in the White House, the White House said. The recess appointment will allow Berwick to serve through next year without Senate confirmation.

CtPatriot: Health Care My Ass…Control, Total Control….

SET UP!!! Obama Operative Responsible For Breaking Window To Frame Anti-Obamacare Activists…

’08 race worker held in damage to Colorado Democratic HQ

By Jessica Fender
The Denver Post

One of two people suspected of shattering 11 windows Tuesday morning at the state Democratic Party headquarters has an arrest record and a history of helping a Democratic political candidate, public records show.

Police said that about 2:20 a.m., 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, now in custody, and an at-large accomplice took a hammer to the picture windows displaying posters touting President Barack Obama and his health care reform efforts.

Early Tuesday, Democratic Party chairwoman Pat Waak said the damage to her building in Denver’s art district was a consequence of “an effort on the other side to stir up hate.” She tempered her statement after Schwenkler’s political history was revealed.

“What I’ve been saying is there is a lot of rhetoric out there from both sides of the spectrum,” Waak said. “That’s what’s been disturbing to me. People are saying a lot of things not appropriate for civil discourse.”

For weeks, people on both sides of the health care debate have rallied across the country.

Schwenkler is charged with criminal mischief and is to make his first appearance in Denver County Court today.

He is accused of doing an estimated $11,000 in damage and could face a felony conviction.

On the last day of the 2008 Republican National Convention, he was charged with misdemeanor unlawful assembly in St. Paul, Minn.

Court records provided through the St. Paul Pioneer Press show he was jailed about 2 a.m.

Schwenkler received $500 in November 2008 to walk door-to-door in support of Democrat Mollie Cullom, who lost her race to Republican state Rep. David Balmer of Centennial.

Waak, who was not involved with the group that paid Schwenkler, said she’s never heard of the suspect and pointed out that just because he canvassed “doesn’t mean he’s a good Democrat.”

Schwenkler was one of dozens of paid canvassers bankrolled by the Colorado Citizens’ Coalition, a political 527 committee
Schwenkler has worked for Democratic causes. (Denver Police Department )
funded by labor groups and well-known, wealthy liberal donors.

In those disclosures, Schwenkler’s address is listed as Derailer Bicycle Cooperative, a free community bicycle collective that operates just around the corner from the Democratic headquarters. Multiple volunteers at the collective declined to discuss Schwenkler, though they said he was affiliated with the group.

Balmer said he suspects the vandalism might have been aimed at making the GOP look bad.

“This sounds like the type of Democratic tactic from the left fringe trying to make Republicans look mean-spirited,” Balmer said. “In this case, it blew up in their face. He was caught red-handed.”

Schwenkler allegedly tried to conceal his identity while committing the crime by wearing a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves, according to police descriptions.

When a Denver police officer on patrol spotted two people smashing windows, the suspects fled on bicycles.

Schwenkler was arrested after a short foot pursuit, but the other suspect sped away, police Detective Vicki Ferrari said.

She declined to release further details.

Staff writers Joey Bunch and Felisa Cardona contributed to this report.
jfender@denverpost.com

Shocking Audio: Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’…We The Lemmings…

Shocking Audio: Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’

Congressman John Dingle, Democrat, Michigan admits they want to control the people with Obamacare.

Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body (he was first elected in 1955, succeeding his father, Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during a live telephone interview with Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul W. Smith on Smith’s show Monday morning, March 22, 2010. The night before, Dingell had been a featured speaker at the Democrat Congressional leadership victory press conference after Obamacare passed the House.

In response to a question posed by Smith, Dingell said:

Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.

Total control over our lives, not health care

By Dr. Laurie Roth

The arguments are flaring between Democrats and lying insults are flying against Republicans. We certainly recall Rep. Joe Wilson’s trouble when he called President Obama a liar during Obama’s last speech to congress. Wilson was practically called every name in the book even though he immediately apologized to the President. Still, many have demanded that he apologizes to the whole congress and be censored. Bad Joe……….bad for pointing out one lie and not calling him liar through the entire speech. I counted 7 lies myself.

Apparently Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida is a choirboy and hero to the liberals in congress. He thought it was helpful and useful to have big posters pointing out in his talk, the Republican’s health plan promoted and wanted the following: 1. Don’t Get Sick 2. And if You Do Get Sick 3. Die Quickly. As is usually the case with flaming liberals and Obama, there is no apology from Grayson as was with Wilson. Even though Grayson was hurling out total lies and propaganda, who cares, let him smear.

So, the fights and name-calling are flowing around as various manipulations and attachments grab onto this Government health bill from hell.

Recently I interviewed Michael Connelly, a constitutional attorney who had read every page of the proposed government health care bill and its various attachments and maneuvers. He said that it was a vivid breach of the 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th amendments of our constitution, a complete violation of our right to privacy and protection from search and seizure.

What about the latest….. The Baucus Bill?

According to Michael Connelly, this is so far called the Chairman’s Mark of America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. The bottom line is it is more of the same and very similar to what is already being proposed, except with 500 amendments being added to it.

It still forces everyone to buy health insurance whether you want to or not. Seniors should be horrified since it would cut Medicare to help pay for the forced program. Also, say good by to Medicare Advantage, allowing seniors to buy supplemental insurance. Who is telling who to “Die quickly” Rep. Grayson??? Are you certain it is the Republican’s plan?

Just recently efforts by some Senators to vote down funding abortions in this bill was voted down, so that is going to be funded. Of course we all knew that. The left love slaughtering babies and the “choice” there in. Since these jokers know the Government heath plan (call it what ever slippery language you want, week to week) isn’t popular or wanted by most of us, efforts made to allow us time to read it were defeated. The amendment only said it would be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before a vote was taken. However, after the heat congress received over HR 3200, they don’t want the public knowing or reading what they are doing with our freedoms, money, constitution, health and futures! Even Senator Joan Kerry opened his globally warmed mouth and didn’t understand why the bill should be posted anyway since people wouldn’t understand it. Of course, once again we are dummies so we shouldn’t know which nightmare our leaders are leading us to. Just shut up and take it! Look Kerry, a polar bear just died due to the stinky carbon emissions flying out of your mouth!!!

By now we all know the endless insults and horror peppered through the Government plan and its hybrids, forced end of life counseling for seniors every 5 years, forced health insurance for all; forcing businesses to pay for and provide health insurance whether they can or want to; access to our bank accounts, control of all medical and mental health records, actual decision making about procedures; treatments and when that happens; and of course rationing of health care in general. We all ready know abortions will be funded and illegals will get free care.

So, this attempt at Government health care is a constitutional series of violations and betrayals; it is a moral betrayal; it is a personal freedom suckage machine; denies the value of babies and seniors by funding abortions and rationing care to seniors/forced end of life counseling; but there is a MOTHER LOAD NIGHTMARE WE MUST SMASH NOW!

What if we don’t want health insurance?

If you are too broke to afford health insurance, private or the Government’s, Dr. Mengele version, guess what, you get a $25,000 fine or even better, a year in prison! Did you hear me yet?

What about our constitutional freedom to choose? Many millions now don’t have health insurance but save each month the amount they would have paid to a health insurance company. They do this to pay medical bills as they go or in case of a health emergency. There are ALL KINDS of ways people take care of their health, do preventative care and plan for the worst. All those freedoms would be crushed and they would suddenly be criminals.

My own parents are poster children for responsibility, paying their taxes and doing the right thing. They chose years ago to approach their health care in their 70s not by paying a health insurance company premiums each month but by creating a savings account for trips to the doctor, dentist and emergencies. So far, their system has worked just fine for them and hasn’t screwed anyone. Will they be viewed as criminals and be fined?

Instead of debtor prisons are we about to see health care prisons? Will freedom to choose be completely gone and mistakes not allowed? That is most certainly where this Government health care plan wants to go.

Tell your Senators and Representatives NO NO NO to Government health care of any kind. Realize if one of these versions go through you may end up with a $25,000 fine or sent to jail…….or worse, your parents. Remember, this administration classically over reaches then pulls back to gain ground in their communistic direction bit by bit. Know the ploy and stop ALL progression into the shredding of our freedoms, rights, constitution and law. Obama and this administration want one thing, not health care, but POWER and CONTROL.

(VIDEO) Vice President Joe Biden Caught on Mic…Calls Health Care Bill a ‘Big F—ing Deal’

(VIDEO) Vice President Joe Biden Caught on Mic…Calls Health Care Bill a ‘Big F—ing Deal’

By Michael Sheridan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
March 23rd 2010,

Health care reform isn’t just a big deal, it’s a “big f—ing deal.”

At least, that’s what Vice President Joe Biden thinks.

The 67-year-old former senator introduced President Obama prior to his signing of the historic health care reform bill into law on Tuesday, and let the colorful word slip while shaking the commander-in-chief’s hand.

“You did it,” Biden told his boss. “It’s a big f—ing deal.”

In response, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted: “And yes Mr. Vice President, you’re right…”

This, of course, isn’t the first time the VP has been cause in a verbal gaffe. He was similarly caught on mic last year using the f-word while at an event with Amtrak to promote the stimulus plan.

“Oh give me a f—ing break,” Biden said in March 2009 to a former Senate colleague on a live mic.

Fowl language may be a favorite for vice presidents. Ex-Veep Dick Cheney famously used the infamous phrase on several occasions during his two terms.

During a heated discussion on the Senate floor, Cheney reportedly told Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) to go “f— yourself.”

20 Ways Obama’s HealthCare Law’s Will Take Away Our Freedoms…VIDEO…

20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

FireAndreaMitchell.com
March 23, 2010

With ObamaCARE now passed, containing the Cornhusker Kickback, Gator-Aid, the Lousiana Purchase, and other shady deals, Investors Business Daily gives up 20 ways that ObamaCARE will take away our freedoms. IBD’s sections described below are taken from HR 3590 as agreed to by the Senate and from the reconciliation bill which takes out the Cornhusker Kickback and Gator-Aid as displayed by the Rules Committee.

1. You are young and don’t want health insurance? You are starting up a small business and need to minimize expenses, and one way to do that is to forego health insurance? Tough. You have to pay $750 annually for the “privilege.” (Section 1501)

2. You are young and healthy and want to pay for insurance that reflects that status? Tough. You’ll have to pay for premiums that cover not only you, but also the guy who smokes three packs a day, drink a gallon of whiskey and eats chicken fat off the floor. That’s because insurance companies will no longer be able to underwrite on the basis of a person’s health status. (Section 2701).

3. You would like to pay less in premiums by buying insurance with lifetime or annual limits on coverage? Tough. Health insurers will no longer be able to offer such policies, even if that is what customers prefer. (Section 2711).

4. Think you’d like a policy that is cheaper because it doesn’t cover preventive care or requires cost-sharing for such care? Tough. Health insurers will no longer be able to offer policies that do not cover preventive services or offer them with cost-sharing, even if that’s what the customer wants. (Section 2712).

5. You are an employer and you would like to offer coverage that doesn’t allow your employers’ slacker children to stay on the policy until age 26? Tough. (Section 2714).

6. You must buy a policy that covers ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services; chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.

You’re a single guy without children? Tough, your policy must cover pediatric services. You’re a woman who can’t have children? Tough, your policy must cover maternity services. You’re a teetotaler? Tough, your policy must cover substance abuse treatment. (Add your own violation of personal freedom here.) (Section 1302).

7. Do you want a plan with lots of cost-sharing and low premiums? Well, the best you can do is a “Bronze plan,” which has benefits that provide benefits that are actuarially equivalent to 60% of the full actuarial value of the benefits provided under the plan. Anything lower than that, tough. (Section 1302 (d) (1) (A))

8. You are an employer in the small-group insurance market and you’d like to offer policies with deductibles higher than $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families? Tough. (Section 1302 (c) (2) (A).

9. If you are a large employer (defined as at least 101 employees) and you do not want to provide health insurance to your employee, then you will pay a $750 fine per employee (It could be $2,000 to $3,000 under the reconciliation changes). Think you know how to better spend that money? Tough. (Section 1513).

10. You are an employer who offers health flexible spending arrangements and your employees want to deduct more than $2,500 from their salaries for it? Sorry, can’t do that. (Section 9005 (i)).

11. If you are a physician and you don’t want the government looking over your shoulder? Tough. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to use your claims data to issue you reports that measure the resources you use, provide information on the quality of care you provide, and compare the resources you use to those used by other physicians. Of course, this will all be just for informational purposes. It’s not like the government will ever use it to intervene in your practice and patients’ care. Of course not. (Section 3003 (i))

12. If you are a physician and you want to own your own hospital, you must be an owner and have a “Medicare provider agreement” by Feb. 1, 2010. (Dec. 31, 2010 in the reconciliation changes.) If you didn’t have those by then, you are out of luck. (Section 6001 (i) (1) (A))

13. If you are a physician owner and you want to expand your hospital? Well, you can’t (Section 6001 (i) (1) (B). Unless, it is located in a country where, over the last five years, population growth has been 150% of what it has been in the state (Section 6601 (i) (3) ( E)). And then you cannot increase your capacity by more than 200% (Section 6001 (i) (3) (C)).

14. You are a health insurer and you want to raise premiums to meet costs? Well, if that increase is deemed “unreasonable” by the Secretary of Health and Human Services it will be subject to review and can be denied. (Section 1003)

15. The government will extract a fee of $2.3 billion annually from the pharmaceutical industry. If you are a pharmaceutical company what you will pay depends on the ratio of the number of brand-name drugs you sell to the total number of brand-name drugs sold in the U.S. So, if you sell 10% of the brand-name drugs in the U.S., what you pay will be 10% multiplied by $2.3 billion, or $230,000,000. (Under reconciliation, it starts at $2.55 billion, jumps to $3 billion in 2012, then to $3.5 billion in 2017 and $4.2 billion in 2018, before settling at $2.8 billion in 2019 (Section 1404)). Think you, as a pharmaceutical executive, know how to better use that money, say for research and development? Tough. (Section 9008 (b)).

16. The government will extract a fee of $2 billion annually from medical device makers. If you are a medical device maker what you will pay depends on your share of medical device sales in the U.S. So, if you sell 10% of the medical devices in the U.S., what you pay will be 10% multiplied by $2 billion, or $200,000,000. Think you, as a medical device maker, know how to better use that money, say for R&D? Tough. (Section 9009 (b)).

The reconciliation package turns that into a 2.9% excise tax for medical device makers. Think you, as a medical device maker, know how to better use that money, say for research and development? Tough. (Section 1405).

17. The government will extract a fee of $6.7 billion annually from insurance companies. If you are an insurer, what you will pay depends on your share of net premiums plus 200% of your administrative costs. So, if your net premiums and administrative costs are equal to 10% of the total, you will pay 10% of $6.7 billion, or $670,000,000. In the reconciliation bill, the fee will start at $8 billion in 2014, $11.3 billion in 2015, $1.9 billion in 2017, and $14.3 billion in 2018 (Section 1406).Think you, as an insurance executive, know how to better spend that money? Tough.(Section 9010 (b) (1) (A and B).)

18. If an insurance company board or its stockholders think the CEO is worth more than $500,000 in deferred compensation? Tough.(Section 9014).

19. You will have to pay an additional 0.5% payroll tax on any dollar you make over $250,000 if you file a joint return and $200,000 if you file an individual return. What? You think you know how to spend the money you earned better than the government? Tough. (Section 9015).

That amount will rise to a 3.8% tax if reconciliation passes. It will also apply to investment income, estates, and trusts. You think you know how to spend the money you earned better than the government? Like you need to ask. (Section 1402).

20. If you go for cosmetic surgery, you will pay an additional 5% tax on the cost of the procedure. Think you know how to spend that money you earned better than the government? Tough. (Section 9017).

Republican Leader John Boehner Yells ‘Hell No You Can’t!’ On House Floor…(VIDEO)

Boehner Tells Democrats: Shame on You

CBS News
by Brian Montopoli
March 21, 2010

At the end of almost four hours of debate Sunday night, House Republican Leader John Boehner and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made memorable final statements in advance of a historic health care vote.

Boehner took the floor and proclaimed, acknowledging likely passage, that he had a “sad and heavy heart.”

He said “no one in this body” believes the bill is satisfactory and argued “we have failed to listen to America, and we have failed to reflect the will of our constituents.”

“Shame on each and every one of you who substitutes your will and your desires above those of your fellow countrymen,” said Boehner.

He grew agitated when asking rhetorical questions about the impact of the bill, asking members if they could really promise their constituents that it would not have a variety of negative consequences.

“Do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? No you can’t,” he said. At one point he offered an angry “hell no” to one of his rhetorical questions.

In response to noises from the gallery in response to Boehner, Rep. David Obey, acting as speaker, said, “Both sides would do well to remember the dignity of the House.”

“I beg you…do not further strike at the heart of this country and this institution with arrogance, for surely you will not strike with impunity,” Boehner said.

He asked for a roll call vote to be taken, as opposed to an electronic vote tally, a call Obey denied. Roll call votes are almost never taken in the House.

Top Dem’s Admit Obama’s Health Care…It’s About Enriching Bankers and Wall Street…VIDEOS

Obamacare: It’s About Enriching Bankers and Wall Street

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
March 20, 2010

In an effort to push through his totalitarian care bill, Obama promised the sky. One such promise was that he would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes. Just like the promise to put negotiations on C-SPAN, the promise to check rate hikes evaporated.

“It was a bold response to skyrocketing health insurance premiums. President Barack Obama would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes,” reports the Associated Press. “Yet when Democrats unveiled the final, incarnation of their health care bill this week, the proposal was nowhere to be found.”

Makes sense, considering the fact Obama’s health care “reform” was crafted at the behest of large insurance corporations. “This is a very good bill for insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat, on Thursday. “The insurers still rule,” Lynch added. “Were just pumping subsidies into the current system, but that won’t drive down costs.”

In December, Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee Chairman, said the legislation before Congress “is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than AIG.” Dean characterized it as “an insurance company’s dream.”

Before boarding Air Force One earlier in the week, one-time maverick congressman Dennis Kucinich characterized the bill as “a bailout for insurance companies.” Prior to subjecting himself to Obama’s voodoo — or threats, nobody knows really — Kucinich said Obamacare was designed for Wall Street banksters.

“Maybe what we’re looking at here is another way that Wall Street’s speculative engine can be fueled, this time with the help of the premiums of tens of millions of Americans,” he said.

“There is no government of the people, for the people, by the people, only the rule of private interests,” writes Paul Craig Roberts. “The Wall Street investment banks, which created with the compliance of the regulatory authorities and the credit rating agencies, ‘toxic’ instruments that were sold world wide, thus destroying the prospects of people in many countries, are devoid of integrity and honor. Their only god is greed. And they control the US government, which is too dependent on campaign contributions to restore regulation.”

Roberts warns this predatory activity will continue with Obamacare.

Obama likes to fly around the country and say he will sock it to the insurance companies, but this is simply empty rhetoric. Obamacare will enrich and expand the power of large insurance corporations. “If a government healthcare plan materializes, it might actually generate more work for insurance companies. A new government program would probably subcontract much of its administrative work to existing insurance companies — which is what Medicare does,” writes Rick Newman for U.S. News & World Report.

Do insurance companies hate Obamacare as Democrats insist? Not at all. This bill is almost identical to the plan written by AHIP, the insurance company trade association, in 2009. The original Senate Finance Committee bill was authored by a former Wellpoint VP. Since Congress released the first of its health care bills on October 30, 2009, health care stocks have risen 28.35%.

In addition to increasing the power of insurance companies, the “socialization” of health care will provide a boost to the Wall Street casino, otherwise known as the stock market, Newman argues.

Discount the fallacious rhetoric of Obama and the Democrats. Obamacare is about profit for large corporations, not the health of the American people.

Back in the 1980s, HMOs were billed as non-profits designed to provide less expensive care. It was all smoke and mirrors.

“Ten percent of all HMO members are in Aetna’s U.S. Healthcare HMO alone,” writes Jeremy Brecher. “They have been joined by chains of for-profit hospitals like HCA Healthgroup, which owned 300 hospitals by 2001. The stock of these corporations is avidly traded on Wall Street. Their success is measured not by the health of their members, but by the profits they can provide to their investors.”

Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich told the truth about corporate and Wall Street dominated health care because they want a government-run socialized health care system that excludes large for-profit corporations.

Obamacare also aids the banksters in their plan to bankrupt the United States and turn it into yet another third world cesspool mired in staggering debt. “Look for an even tenser decade ahead, made tenser still by any added costs of Barack Obama’s vast new social welfare program,” writes the neocon David Frum.

Frum is right, of course — and a hypocrite. His former boss, George Bush the Lesser, was led around by the nose by a gaggle of warmongering neocon ideologues. He cranked up the national debt by more than $4 trillion. In addition to funding social programs like Medicare and Social Security Republicans claim to hate — but continue to fund — a lot of the money went to funding military expansion and wars against manufactured enemies.

Democrats, Republicans, neocons, neolibs — they all work for the bankers. All the highfalutin rhetoric they continually espouse is nothing more than hot air on the road to serfdom.