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US Congressman and Doctor John C. Fleming Never Fails to Deliver A Quick Concise Diagnosis

I bet Louisiana’s 4th District always beams with pride when they see that their tax dollars are spent wisely on the salary of US Congressman and John C. Fleming, M.D. I am amazed at the care and timeliness of his reports back to his constituents. As always he has a perspective that can not be ignored on the Obamascare/Obamacare/Health Scare/Health Care legislation. America he’s looking out for all of us, not just his district!

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

February 4, 2011 Visit my Website | Forward to a Friend | Share on:
FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
Congressman Fleming Introduces Legislation to Handicap Implementation of New Health Care Reform Law

As you may have heard, the House voted to repeal the new health care reform law, but the Senate failed to do so this week by a vote of 47-51.  So, as a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine pointed out, a step in the right direction is to choke off funding for the new law.

For this reason, I have introduced H.R. 38 to rescind the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund, a $1 billion fund appropriated as part of the Reconciliation package to pay for federal administrative expenses at the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:  As of the end of November 2010, $40.8 million of these funds have been obligated to provide for administrative expenses of the Health and Human Services and the IRS to implement the new health care reform law.  By rescinding this fund, $900 million would be returned to the treasury, thereby reducing the federal deficit.

While this represents only a small fraction of the astronomical cost of the new health care law, it would have a substantial affect on implementation as it removes the funding source for administrative expenses in carrying out the laws.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS:  When government-administered health care reform passed Congress last year, the Democrat majority together with the President, raised all sorts of claims like: it would lower insurance premiums, increase health care access and lower costs.  Contrary to these claims, as this law continues to be implemented, insurance premiums continue to rise, health care insurance companies are offering fewer options, some companies will no longer offer insurance, and Medicaid and Medicare are facing significant physician shortages.  The American people have spoken clearly that they do not want government-administered health care.  It’s time to stop implementing this new health care law and choke it off at the roots.  That is why I have introduced H.R. 38, to handicap implementation of this devastating law.

I remain committed to continue to work aggressively in Congress to repeal what I firmly believe to be an onerous and unconstitutional health care reform law and support market-based solutions to our health care needs.

Sincerely,


JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress

P.S. If you’d like more information, please take a minute to visit my website at www.fleming.house.gov or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repjohnfleming or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/repfleming

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A Timely Update From Congressman John Fleming Re: FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL

Congressman John Fleming still keeping the home fires lit for all Americans

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

October 15, 2010 Visit my Website | Forward to a Friend | Share on:
FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
Taxing Over-the-Counter Medications

Under the new health care reform law, over-the-counter drugs cannot be reimbursed tax-free from Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) without a prescription beginning January 1, 2011.

Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards (SIGIS) released a list of the more than 15,000 over-the-counter medications that will soon require a prescription for a tax-free withdrawal from an HSA or an FSA under the new health care reform law:

  • Acid Controllers
  • Allergy and Sinus medicine
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-Gas Products
  • Anti-Itch and Insect Bite
  • Baby Rash Ointments/Creams
  • Cold Sore Remedies
  • Cough, Cold, and Flu
  • Digestive Aids
  • Pain Relievers
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Stomach Remedies

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:  As of May 2010, approximately 10 million Americans were covered under HSA plans for their family’s health care needs.   The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that this provision of the new health care law will cost American families $5 billion.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS:  Americans need more affordable access to health care, not higher taxes on over-the-counter medication.  For this reason, I have introduced H.R. 5126, the “Helping Save Americans’ Health Care Choices Act,” which will roll back these taxes on over-the-counter medications and ensure that affordable choices will remain available to Americans.

I firmly believe that high-deductible plans associated with HSA’s are a key option for providing affordable health care.  As an article published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this spring put it:   “To a large extent, increased health care spending is a consequence [the fact that] neither the patient, the doctor, the insurance company, nor any government program has incentive to spend health care dollars efficiently.”  High deductable plans associated with HSAs create exactly those incentives, giving families ownership over their health care spending so that they can be careful and informed shoppers.

I will continue to work to repeal what I firmly believe to be an onerous and unconstitutional health care reform law which passed last March and find market-based solutions to our health care needs.

Sincerely,


JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress

P.S. If you’d like more information, please take a minute to visit my website at www.fleming.house.gov or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repjohnfleming or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/repfleming

Still Steady After All These Months, John C. Fleming, M.D. Updates Health Care Repeal Status

Louisiana, John C. Fleming, Does You Proud! He has consistently kept Louisiana and the rest of these United States of America advised on every twist and turn of this albatross around “We the People’s” neck. His tireless work does not go unnoticed!

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

September 16, 2010 Visit my Website | Forward to a Friend | Share on:
FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
The Administration Spent $20 Million of Taxpayer Money to Mislead American Seniors on the New Health Care Reform Law

Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) (an independent and nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress) issued a report finding that the Administration’s Medicare mailer, which cost American taxpayers almost $20 million, inaccurately claimed that the new health care law would not negatively impact seniors’ benefits.  Specifically, the GAO found that “[T]he brochure overstates some of [health care reforms’] benefits” (emphasis added).

For example, the mailer promises seniors that the new health care reform “will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care.”

Instead, the GAO found:

  • In our view, the brochure presents a picture of [the new reform law] that is not universally shared.  For example, two government analyses have determined that [the health care reform law] reductions in funding for Medicare Advantage may decrease enrollment and result in less generous benefit packages,” and “…significant increases in premiums for some beneficiaries may be necessary” [emphasis added].

The GAO found other, similar promises equally questionable:

  • “The brochure does not provide beneficiaries with a comprehensive summary of changes to Medicare that will be implemented as a result of [the health care reform], and in several instances it provides abbreviated information that leaves out details about [the health care reform].” [emphasis added]
  • “We noticed, also, that the brochure overstates some of [the reform law’s] benefits. For example, it states [it] “increases the number of primary care doctors, nurses, and physician assistants,” when [the health care reform law], in fact, only provides incentives for such increases.”

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: After having spent nearly $20 million of your tax dollars on this mailing, seniors continue to view the law negatively, and I couldn’t agree more.  The administration’s assertions fly in the face of the analysis done by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Actuaries which have both documented that the law will cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars, cause millions of Americans to lose the plan they have and like, jeopardize seniors’ access to health care and increase the shortage of physicians.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS: American seniors have been asked to pay for a huge chunk of Obamacare.  From raiding the social security trust fund to cutting Medicare by one-half trillion dollars, this administration and the liberal majority in Congress have done little to protect seniors or our economy.  It’s time for new leadership in Washington.

As this process unfolds, I will continue to work to repeal what I firmly believe to be an onerous and unconstitutional health care reform law which passed last March and find market-based solutions to our health care needs.

Sincerely,


JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress

P.S. If you’d like more information, please take a minute to visit my newly redesigned website at www.fleming.house.gov or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repjohnfleming or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/repfleming

He is not a “fair weather Patriot” who has suddenly found scruples, or attempting job self-preservation like the first of the Democrats, Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor trying to board the Conservative wave. John Fleming has been there all along!

FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE Health Care Reform is Paid for by Cuts to Medicare

Congressman John Fleming Keeping Constituents, inside and outside of Louisiana, in the Loop:

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
Health Care Reform is Paid for by Cuts to Medicare
The enormous health care bill signed into law will be largely paid for by cuts to services many seniors depend on. Here is just a sampling of the Medicare cuts, totaling more than $500 billion, to come:

In 2010:

  • Medicare will cut reimbursements to inpatient psychiatric hospitals.

In 2011:

  • Medicare cuts to home health agencies begin.
  • Wealthier seniors ($85K/$170K) begin paying higher Part D premiums.
  • Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic labs, and durable medical equipment.
  • Seniors are prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months.
  • New Medicare cuts to long term care hospitals begin.
  • New Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes begin (FY12)
  • Medicare Advantage cuts begin. Participating seniors will face premium increases, benefit cuts, or both.

In 2012:

  • Medicare reimbursements for dialysis treatments are cut.
  • Medicare cuts to hospice begin.

In 2013:

  • Medicare reimbursements to hospitals that serve low-income seniors will be cut.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: When providers get paid less by Medicare for services seniors depend on, many may be forced to decrease their services or close some of their locations just to make ends meet.   This means that seniors may experience a decrease in their access to essential care, which is already a problem for many in rural districts.  The cuts to Medicare Advantage may cause many of these insurance providers to stop offering plans to seniors, forcing seniors back into traditional Medicare.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS: Seniors should not have to bear the cost of health care reform. Instead, we need common-sense health reform that will lead to quality, affordable health care, without breaking the bank, or cutting services to seniors.   We need to repeal the bill.

As this process unfolds, I will continue to work to represent you, bring common-sense to this debate, and work to repeal this unpopular law.

Sincerely,


JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress

P.S. If you’d like more information, please take a minute to visit my newly redesigned website at www.fleming.house.gov or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repjohnfleming or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/repfleming

Is there any doubt that a Repeal is needed?

Tom Tancredo Calls for the Impeachment of Obama

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo spoke with Megyn Kelly on FOX News’ “America Live” today. He called for the Impeachment of Obama.

Via ImpeachAllCriminals | July 23, 2010

There are too many instances of exception to Obama for all to be wrong!

I positively concur, and the next article I put up is from ANOTHER Major General questioning Obama’s credentials and qualifications! hmm?

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Bombshell in the Making… The Plains Radio Network Makes a Mockery Upon Patriots

Ed Hale revealed on The Plains Radio Network that he had some new information on the so-called appropriated Long Form Birth Certificate of Obama. Many patriot sites had picked it up as google search reveals. He punked everyone tonight. Big man… he said he had done it to get even with Obots but he sadly disappointed many patriotic Americans. I hope he is satisfied with the mockery that he made of many Americans, seems that lying isn’t just a Presidential tool. It wasn’t as if the notice wasn’t plastered on enough real sources:

  1. Better Than Obama’s Birth Certificate?? Must Hear Radio Program 12

    Dec 30, 2008 Better Than Obama’s Birth Certificate?? Must Hear Radio Program 12/31 We all need to stand up and applaud Ed Hale of Plains Radio (and
    logisticsmonster.com/…/better-than-obamasbirthcertificate-must-hear-radio-program-1231/ – Cached

  2. Plains Radio : Obumers birth certificate found

    3 posts – 1 author – Last post: 15 hours ago

    from the Plains Radio Forum: Tonight I will release Obama Birth Certificate that was in the vault in the State of Hawaii.
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1028153/pg1 – 15 hours ago

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  3. Obama’s Birth Certificate Will Be Released To The Public

    Apr 1, 2010 Ed Hale from Plains Radio Network says he has obtained Obama’s vault birth certificate from Hawaii. Mr Hale reported on his radio show that
    conservativeamericannews.com/…/obama’s-birthcertificate-will-be-released-to-the-public-congressman-headed-to-dc-with-bc-now-no-jok… – 14 hours ago

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  4. Video results for obama birth certificate plains radio

  5. Per Mod Ruling – The ONE and ONLY Obama Birth Certificate Thread

    8 posts – 5 authors – Last post: yesterday

    Tonight I will release Obama Birth Certificate that was in the vault …. will need to donate $100.00 to Plains Radio to help pay for this.
    forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?p=71237081

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  6. Plains Radio Network – A community mobilized to HONOR THE CONSTITUTION

    Community developed by Plains Radio Patriots as a gathering place for AND TUESDAYS OBAMA EXPOSED 2010 Hosted By: Joe Saebi Plains Radio patriots …. Top doctor refuses orders, tells Obamato show birth certificate – ‘if you have 1’
    plainsradio.ning.com/ – CachedSimilar

  7. Plains Radio To Release Obama Birth Certificate

    This thread has been pulled. Pulled on 03/19/2010 7:19:20 AM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason: Solicitation bordering on scam- not the first time they’ve done
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2474567/postsCached

  8. The Commentary – Plains Radio At It Again

    I did not bash Ed Hale or Plains Radio. If the accusations continue about me I ….. (3.33 out of 5); Obama Birth Certificate Facts and Citizenship Facts 3
    http://www.thecommentary.net/plainsradio-at-it-again/ – Cached

  9. pwr

    Plains Radio to help pay for this. It cost us $25000.00 to get it and it has been verified by 3 colleges to be the orginal Birth Certificate of Obama.
    www.plainsradio.com/Plains_Radio/pwr.html – Cached

  10. plains radio ed claims birth proof at port of entry – Liberty Forest

    5 posts – 5 authors – Last post: Jan 3, 2009

    Obama’s Real Birth Certificate Located At A Port of Entry I did listen to the show on Plains Radio Network tonight (January 2,
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=174023CachedSimilar

How unpatriotic, how repugnant, how malicious. If you thought this was a funny April Fool’s Joke, you were mistaken. No one was laughing. Another huge scam upon America! Shameful!

Representative John Fleming Provides Health Care Reform Update – Prognosis is Grim

It’s terrible when you get bad news from a doctor, and worse when it’s about removing… more tax dollars from the American Taxpayers’ Wallets:

The Fleming Healthcare Report: Taxes in the Health Care Bill

US Congressman John   Fleming, Representing Louisiana's 4th  District

FLEMING HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE
Guess how many taxes are in this bill??!!
March 12, 2010
As a citizen concerned about our nation’s health care system, I thought you’d like to know that the health care bill being rammed through the House contains 10 years worth of tax increases to pay for only 6 years worth of benefits.   These taxes total $500 billion dollars over 10 years.  Many of these taxes will affect Americans earning less than $200,000 a year, despite the President’s promise to avoid such taxes.
Here are just a few of the taxes contained in the bill:

  • $750 penalty per worker charged to employers who fail to provide government-sanctioned health insurance
  • Tax on brand name drugs—totaling $2.3 billion
  • Increased penalty for early withdrawal from your HSA (from 10% to 20%)
  • Tax on medical devices—totaling $19.2 billion
  • 10% tax on indoor tanning services

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:  Some of these taxes may affect you directly.  Others, like the employer mandate, will cost our economy desperately needed jobs.  Others will have ripple effects through the system that will raise prices for everyone.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS:  America needs common sense health reform, not job-killing taxes.  Future Congresses will be under pressure to raise taxes even further to pay for future years of an expanded government-administered health care system.
As this process unfolds, I will continue to work to represent you, bring common-sense to this debate, expose abuses of power and do all I can to prevent bad policy from becoming law.

Sincerely,

JOHN FLEMING, M.D.
Member of Congress

P.S. If you’d like more information, please visit my website at Fleming.House.Gov or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

***Thank Goodness Someone Has The American Taxpayers’ Backs and Reports In!!