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Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#1 Sep 3, 2012
This is what is going on in England where healthcare has been socialized for quite some time. They are now going to privatized medicine in some areas and have seen cuts in waiting times and better patient outcomes. Conversely, Obama wants us to go to the socialized model- take a glimpse of what awaits those wishing for "free health care"...waits, no service, increased mortality, rationing....a liberals dream.

Cuts put patients at risk, says BMA chief
Patients’ health is being put at risk throughout the NHS because key services are being rationed amid sweeping budget cuts, the new leader of Britain’s doctors warned last night.

The Department of Health rejected the arguments over rationing, insisting that the NHS was “treating more people”
By Andrew Hough7:30AM BST 01 Sep 2012

Dr Mark Porter, the British Medical Association's newly elected chair of council, said>>> basic services had been “cut out” from the health service against doctors’ advice.
Dr Porter, a consultant obstetric anaesthetist at the University Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said the>>> reduced services included drug treatments and operations.
He said there was a "realistic concern" that patients may be harmed because they are>> denied a test or treatment due to budget pressures.

The former chairman of the BMA's consultants' committee blamed the rapid shrinking of the NHS services on the coalition's health reforms, creeping privatisation and a need>> to cut £20bn by 2015.

Last night the Department of Health rejected his arguments over rationing, insisting that the NHS was “treating more people”.

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In his first comments since taking up the five-year term as the voice of the doctors' union and its 140,000 members, Dr Porter said the>> cuts were being made unnecessarily to save money.

He criticised the “morally wrong” drive to meet demanding efficiency targets by offering some GPs surgeries extra money if**>>> they send fewer patients for tests and treatment in hospital.
Despite the NHS constitution guaranteeing universal and comprehensive health care, "there's lots of areas where bits of the NHS have been taken out of the offer".

"You see it happening … now but it's when it becomes service-wide in a few years' time, if the current policies continue, that the population** will notice in the wider sense**,” he told The Guardian.

>>>“It's no longer a comprehensive service. We can see the effect of people to whom we have to say: I'm sorry, this treatment is no longer available." <<<
Mister Roper

London, KY

#2 Sep 8, 2012
Barack Obama is a horrible president. I'm a Democrat, and I can't stand him. He may be a very nice guy, but I hope that he doesn't win re-election.
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#3 Sep 8, 2012
This is your future...administrative boards deciding if you get a drug- not based on efficacy...but costs alone. How long does it take a drug to get approved for efficacy in a country, and THEN to be approved based on costs?????

Wake up....

Plan to ban drug that would help thousands with incurable immune system disease put on hold
The NHS rationing body said Benlysta was too expensive at £9,000 a year despite there being no alternative treatments for lupus.
But an appeal has ruled that a ban on the drug is put on hold
By JENNY HOPE
PUBLISHED: 11:16 EST, 7 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:16 EST, 7 September 2012
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A plan to ban a new drug that would help thousands of women with an incurable immune system disease has been put on hold.

>>>>The NHS rationing body said Benlysta was too expensive at £9,000 a year despite there being no alternative treatments for lupus.

But patient groups, doctors and drug makers GlaxoSmithKline won an appeal against the decision not to fund the drug on the NHS.

Cure: Benlysta can help treat the symptoms of lupus

The National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will now reconsider banning the drug, which is available in the US, Germany and Spain.
Around 25,000 Britons, mostly women, suffer from lupus, in which the body turns on itself by producing antibodies that attack tissue and organs, causing pain, fatigue and potentially life-threatening damage.

Benlysta is the first treatment specifically developed to treat the disease for half a century and trials show it improves patients’ health and wellbeing.

>>>At present patients are given cheap, off-patent steroids to reduce inflammation and occasionally an anti-cancer drug that has no proven efficacy.
An estimated 5,000 patients a year whose disease cannot be controlled would be eligible to receive the new drug, given monthly by infusion.
But in April NICE, which covers England and Wales, and its Scottish equivalent the SMC said Benlysta, also known as belimumab, was not cost-effective.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-219...
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Here is a glimpse of your future...and there answer? The return of privatized medicine. Go figure.

Regulator intervenes in last-ditch bid to turn around scandal-hit NHS trust where 'up to 1,200 patients more than expected died' in three years
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is at the centre of an £11million inquiry

By GRAHAM SMITH
PUBLISHED: 05:25 EST, 11 September 2012 | UPDATED: 06:08 EST, 11 September 2012


A scandal-hit NHS hospital trust that 'routinely neglected patients' has been ordered to overhaul its back-office functions in a bid to turn around its appalling record.
>>As many as 1,200 patients more than expected died across hospitals run by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in a three-year period from 2005 to 2008.
As a result Mid Staffs, which has foundation trust status -> a supposed marker of excellence in the NHS - is at the centre of an £11million public inquiry.
With the result due next month, independent regulator Monitor is now calling in firms offering financial advice, accountancy, administrative and legal services to recommend how the trust should run its services.

Dogged by controversy: Financial experts are being called in to try and salvage Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stafford Hospital (pictured)
Monitor said the move is aimed at protecting the health services for patients.

>>The specialists will explore a number of options including hiving off services to private healthcare providers and they could even recommend that the trust is put into special administration.
The experts, who will bid for the roles through a competitive tender, will start work shortly and will deliver a report by spring next year.
It means Mid Staffs, which runs both Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospitals, could become the second NHS trust to be put into special administration.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-220...
;p

Sarasota, FL

#5 Sep 11, 2012
Hopefully it goes back to he// where it came from!
repubnolonger

Mount Sterling, KY

#6 Sep 11, 2012
I agree...read more from the Tea Party daily mail...read it daily...read all their propaganda...if you agree with their agenda vote republican....we need LEADERS NOT FOLLOWERS
well

Amherst, OH

#7 Sep 11, 2012
moots said he would get rid of romney/obamacare

moots said Sunday

he would keep the good things about romney/obamacare

2 hours later his people sayed he would not

later moots says he won't keep the good things

Doese he even "GET" that he is running 2 b the president

It sure must be hard 2 back someone who is totaly nuts and flip flops and lies so much. His own people can't keep up with him.

Must really hate the half black man 2 back someone like moots.
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#8 Sep 11, 2012
Romney said yesterday he would keep the Pre-existing condition clause and the insurance on parents rider until 26. We won't know what it fully is until he becomes President and we over-ride this politician ram-rodded bill/tax.
Solaris

Owensboro, KY

#9 Sep 11, 2012
So whats better? A mormon or a Muslim. Decide a vote november.
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#10 Sep 11, 2012
Rather phased as which is better Capitalism or Socialism; financial restraint, or financial abyss?

Perhaps you need to take a look around the Eurozone and see what is in store for us if we have an "unrestrained" President- not to mention what message was meant to be relayed to Putin by saying he could be unconstrained in regards to our missile technology and presence in Europe.

Isn't it ironic that we have been attacked by radical Muslims from both outside and inside our government?
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#11 Sep 12, 2012
OK folks not cut and paste. This is the truth and it is coming your way. I had it verified from 2 sources. In the greater Cincinnati area there is a pilot program under way and it is in regard to ObamaCare. Currently there are 4 core areas to address in specific disease states-high blood pressure and diabetes are 2 of them. There are parameters that will be met by healthcare and hospital workers-they will work out protocols in each disease state which will be based on efficacy of treatments and cost are 2 of 5+ factors they will address.

Currently bottom line- you go to the hospital for 1 of the 4 disease states and if you have to be readmitted for the same disease state issue within 30 days- YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE HOSPITAL BILL. IT WILL LATER BE EXPANDED TO IT YOU ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR ANY REASON WITHIN 30 DAYS- YOU WILL PAY THE BILL.

This is not propaganda, this is the fact and it IS THE FUTURE. The recommendations will be fine tuned in this area and then be sent to the ObamaCare boards for review and implementation- the hospital payment info is coming from the feds, not local.

Forewarned. You will get what you vote for better start saving a nest egg if you or a family member is critically ill.
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#12 Sep 12, 2012
Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until ObamaCare
By JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
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Parents and students facing sky-high state-run college tuitions aren't likely to be thinking about ObamaCare. But perhaps they should, since if left in place ObamaCare will likely end up making college still more expensive.

Why? Because ObamaCare relies heavily on Medicaid — the federal/state program that provides health insurance for the poor — to expand coverage.

But Medicaid is already swallowing up state budgets, forcing states to cut back on everything else, especially support for two- and four-year public colleges.

"The two biggest items of every state budget are Medicaid and education," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told IBD recently. "As the Medicaid mandate rises, the educational funding declines. That is passed on to universities and they raise tuition in order to make up for it."

A report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force found that even before ObamaCare kicks in, Medicaid costs have been growing "faster than the economy" and "faster than state revenue." As a result, Medicaid now consumes 24% of state funds, and its ongoing growth "can no longer be absorbed without significant cuts to other essential state programs like education."

It's a problem President Obama should have known about when designing ObamaCare, since his own budget director at the time — Peter Orszag — had co-authored a 2003 paper for the Brookings Institution looking at this issue.

>>>Orszag concluded that "primarily due to rising state Medicaid obligations, parents and students have been asked to pay an>>> increasingly large share of the costs in public higher education."

Medicaid Vs. College

According to the Budget Crisis Task Force, over the past decade, Medicaid costs have climbed an average 7.2%, nearly double the growth rate of tax revenues.

At the same time,>>> states have steadily shifted the burden for college onto students and parents. Today, tuition accounts for about 40% of the costs, up from 23% in 1985.

And as a result, >>>the cost to attend a public four-year school climbed 46% in real terms in the past decade, compared with 30% for private four-year schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

States have tried to rein in their Medicaid costs — 13 states are imposing various cuts this year — but costs continue to outstrip state budgets, and states complain that federal mandates make it too hard to effectively reform their Medicaid programs.

For most states, ObamaCare will make it still harder.
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#13 Sep 12, 2012
who="Wisdom"
OK folks not cut and paste. This is the truth and it is coming your way. I had it verified from 2 sources. In the greater Cincinnati area there is a pilot program under way and it is in regard to ObamaCare. Currently there are 4 core areas to address in specific disease states-high blood pressure and diabetes are 2 of them. There are parameters that will be met by healthcare and hospital workers-they will work out protocols in each disease state which will be based on efficacy of treatments and cost are 2 of 5+ factors they will address.

Currently bottom line- you go to the hospital for 1 of the 4 disease states and if you have to be readmitted for the same disease state issue within 30 days- YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE HOSPITAL BILL. IT WILL LATER BE EXPANDED TO IT YOU ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR ANY REASON WITHIN 30 DAYS- YOU WILL PAY THE BILL.
This is not propaganda, this is the fact and it IS THE FUTURE. The recommendations will be fine tuned in this area and then be sent to the ObamaCare boards for review and implementation- the hospital payment info is coming from the feds, not local.

Forewarned. You will get what you vote for better start saving a nest egg if you or a family member is critically ill.

PROOF- IT IS STARTING IN MEDICARE-SOME PLANS WILL BE REJECTED IN 2013 CALENDAR YEAR. IT WILL ALL BE ABOUT COST/BENEFIT/AGE DECISION MAKING WHEN IT IS FINALIZED- YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Readmission penalties hit Cincinnati hospitals
Business Courier by James Ritchie
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012, 6:00am EDT - Last Modified: Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:56pm EDT

James Ritchie
Staff Reporter- Business Courier

>>Starting in October, the federal government will begin taking money away from hospitals that see too many patients coming back after being discharged.<<

>>In Greater Cincinnati, at least 19 hospitals will have their Medicare payments cut in the first year of the program. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data, Jewish Hospital faces the maximum penalty, which is a 1 percent decrease in Medicare reimbursement. Officials with Jewish parent Mercy Health say patient demographics are largely to blame.
The effort, whose penalties will increase significantly in the next few years, is part of a federal push
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#16 Sep 13, 2012
NHS hospital wards on 'brink of collapse' as number of beds falls by a third and doctors struggle to cope with 37% rise in patients
Elderly patients are being shunted between beds 'like parcels', the Royal College of Physicians says
They are woken up in the middle of the night and made to walk in pyjamas to another department
By SOPHIE BORLAND
PUBLISHED: 19:19 EST, 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 05:55 EST, 13 September 2012


Elderly patients are being shunted between hospital wards ‘like parcels’ because of a shortage of beds, say doctors who have warned the current system is on 'the brink of collapse'.
Frail patients are frequently woken up in the night and made to walk to another department in their pyjamas because someone else needs their bed, a damning report has found.
On occasions, they are also being discharged in the middle of the night and sent home in taxis just to make space on wards.

Damning: Some elderly people are being discharged in the middle of the night and sent home in taxis just to make space on wards
The Royal College of Physicians claims that the number of hospital beds has fallen by a third in the last 25 years.
Yet over the same time the number of seriously ill patients being admitted through accident and emergency departments has risen by more than 37 per cent.
Care in hospitals is on ‘the brink of collapse’ due to a shortage of staff, beds and poor organisation, says the report published today.
In particular, it warns that hospitals are failing to look after patients properly at evenings and weekends, with many senior doctors and staff just clocking on during office hours.

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Some doctors admit they feel ‘relieved’ if they return to the hospital on Monday morning and there have been no catastrophes over the weekend, when care is so shambolic.
The college’s president, Sir Richard Thompson, said patients were being passed around ‘like parcels’ and ‘dominoes’.
He added:‘This is no way to run a health service. One doctor told me his trust does not function well at night or at the weekend and he is “relieved” that nothing catastrophic has happened when he arrives at work on Monday morning. Excellent care must be available to patients at all times of the day and night.’
He also said that it was not uncommon for elderly patients to be moved between wards five times during their stay because their beds were needed by more urgent cases.
Go Away

Morehead, KY

#17 Sep 13, 2012
Alright Chicken Little, we all know you think the sky is fallen. Ya, ever go fishing...?; or just enjoy COPY & PASTING.
The Truth

Atascadero, CA

#18 Sep 13, 2012
Well, now that Obama has now made the statement that Egypt is no longer an ally, maybe we can stop paying them off & pay for this Health Care thing. Now Obama can cut Israel off at the knees next. What a Crap Bag we have as President!
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#19 Sep 14, 2012
THE REALITY FROM THE EMPLOYERS...WAKE UP !!! REPEAL THIS FEDERAL NIGHTMARE-unless you want health clinic style healthcare.

Franchisors warn Obamacare will halve profits
September 13, 2012 | 4:27 pm
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Paul Bedard
Washington Secrets

The Washington Examiner
The International Franchise Association held a convention in Washington this week where most of the Radio Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Curves and other franchisers were grumbling about new federal regulations, especially the impact of Obamacare.

Most, said Atlanta Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchiser David Barr, presumed that the reports about how hard Obamacare will hit them were overblown. "They had their head in the sand," he told Secrets.

That is until he pulled out his powerpoint showing how funding Obamacare will cut his--and likely their-->->profits in half overnight.

*** With simple math the small business folks understood, he spelled out that their only choice is to slash employee hours so they aren't eligible for company-paid health care or stop offering insurance and pay the $2,000 per employee fine.***

Barr has 23 stores with 421 employees, 109 of whom are full-time. Of those, he provides 30 with health insurance. >>>Barr said he pays 81 percent of their Blue Cross Blue Shield policy, or $4,073 of $5,028 for individuals, more for families, for a total bill of >>>$129,000 a year.>>> Employees pay $995.

Under Obamacare, however, he will have to provide health insurance for all 109 full-time workers,***>>>a cost of $444,000, or>>> two and half times more than his current costs. That $315,000 increase is equal to just over half his annual profit, after expenses, or 1.5 percent of sales. As a result, he said, "I'm not paying $444,000."

***>>>Providing no insurance would result in a federal fine of $158,000,$29,000 more than he now spends but the lowest cost possible under the Obamacare law.

***>>>So he now views that as his cap and he'll either cut worker hours or replace them with machines to get his costs down or >>>dump them on the public health exchange and pay the fine. "Every business has a way to eliminate jobs," he said, "but that's not good for them or me."
But that's not all. His experience tells him that most low-wage workers he would have to cover under Obamacare won't take it because their $995 share is too high,>>> meaning those the program was set up for won't see any benefit. And those who do will because they have major health issues, likely resulting in higher premiums to him.
WISDOM

Hamilton, OH

#22 Sep 16, 2012
FOR THOSE WHO DOUBT ME REGARDING PATIENT BURDEN OF HOSPITAL BILL IF RE-ADMITTED WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER DISCHARGE- EVEN THE HOSPITALS GET FINED- AND THEY WILL KEEP ADDING CONDITIONS THAT ARE "FINEABLE AND PAYMENTS OWED BY PATIENTS OVER THE FUTURE".

STARTING NEXT MONTH !!!!!! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

Readmission penalties to hit two-thirds of hospitals

September 10, 2012 | By Karen Cheung-Larivee

Two-thirds of hospitals will see penalties in the coming weeks for higher-than-average readmissions, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

>>>Starting Oct. 1, hospitals will face up to a 1 percent penalty in 2013 for readmissions related to acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia.>> In 2014, the penalty will go up to 2 percent and up to 3 percent in >>2015, with four more conditions added to the list.

Sixty-seven percent of hospitals will face a penalty, averaging $125,000. A third (33 percent) will have no penalty, for instance, because they do not have enough cases. In aggregate, penalties will equal 0.24 percent of all inpatient payments in 2013.

The commission, which recommended the program in 2008, met Friday to discuss refining the hospital readmissions reduction program. Although it continues to support hospitals curbing readmissions, MedPAC called out some concerns with the program in the long-term.

Another concern is that readmission penalties may not account for socio-economic factors. Hospitals that have the largest share of low-income patients are 2.7 times as likely to have high readmission rates, Kaiser Health News previously reported.( greater likelihood of hospital closures in these areas due to re-admission fines.)( Going barackwards in healthcare.)

MedPAC said it is, indeed, feasible for hospitals to cut down on readmissions by identifying at-risk populations, reducing hospital complications and improving communication with providers outside the hospital. Hospitals also can improve care transitions by providing patient education and self-management tools, scheduling follow-up visits and reconciling medication before discharge, and calling or visiting patients after discharge.
repubnolonger

Mount Sterling, KY

#23 Sep 16, 2012
Attacks from the Tea Party will come faster, harder and crazier until election day....All propaganda with tons of half truths/no truths....the Tea Party has ruined the political process between Democrats and Republicans....Tea Party invaders will come in groves on this site along with other social medias...think before you believe their propaganda...Its their way or the highway....
WISDOM

Hamilton, OH

#24 Sep 17, 2012
Don't let facts get in the way of your weak arguments and liberal propaganda- are you the only one whose brain ignores the facts and believes the lies coming from the mouths of the left. Do you not see the destruction they are causing this nation?

What have you sold out for- a check, the right to kill to fetus, the right to ignore laws and allow illegals into the country? What exactly have you sold your (my) country out for ????????

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