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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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Ever Vigilant John C. Fleming “The Fleming Health Care Repeal Update”

John C. Fleming, is not just a voice for Louisiana, he has kept all of America informed on that albatross that is Obamacare and all the side effects from this malignant tumor upon “We the People”:

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

November 16, 2010 Visit my Website | Forward to a Friend | Share on:
FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
Health Care Reform = Fewer Choices for Insurance Products
“Having 30 million new people, many with tax credits to buy health insurance, is going to spur new entrants [insurance companies].” Nancy-Ann DeParle, head of the White House Office of Health Reform.

Despite the Obama administration’s claims that the new health reform law will expand  competition in the insurance market, the facts are bleak.  Already companies are pulling out of specific markets,  and some smaller companies have stopped offering health insurance altogether.

In September, Principal Financial Group, an Iowa-based insurance company that provides coverage to about 840,000 people, announced plans to stop selling health insurance.  According to Principal Financial Group, which caters to small businesses, its exit from the insurance market is in part because under the new health care reform, smaller insurers will have a harder time competing with bigger companies.  It has been reported that UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States by revenue, will renew the Principal policies as the contracts expire.   This hardly sounds like increased competition!

Similarly, Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp. and others recently announced that they will halt new “child-only” policies in California, Illinois, Florida, Connecticut and elsewhere because of mandates of the new health care reform law.   Cigna Corp., which will halt the policies in 10 states, stated that they made the decision to stop offering “child-only” policies, “to ensure that we can remain competitive in the 10 markets where we sell individual and family plans.”

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: With fewer insurance companies competing in the market, more of the market is now controlled by a few big insurance companies.  This will likely mean higher prices and fewer choices available to consumers.   Limiting insurance choices for Americans is the wrong solution for lowering the cost of health care.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS:
We have just seen the tip of the iceberg as this new health care reform law continues to be implemented.  I believe it is inevitable that families will see fewer options, less competition and higher premium prices.  The new health care reform bill must be repealed.  Rest assured I will continue to work to repeal what I firmly believe to be an onerous and unconstitutional health care reform law 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

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I ask you, if you have a malignant tumor, what would the average American do?
You would get it removed! We need Obamacare REPEALED!

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?

One of the Few, Loud, Patriot Congressional Leaders – John C. Fleming, M.D.

Thank Goodness for Patriot Congressional Leadership that continually keeps Americans apprised of the way the winds blow in Congress:

U.S. Congressman John Fleming

July 26, 2010
FLEMING HEALTH CARE REPEAL UPDATE
IT’S BAAAAAACK – The Public Option is Being Considered in Congress Again
“We’re going to have a public option….It’s just a question of when.”
–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, July 2010.

If you thought the worst of the health care debate was behind us, think again.  Earlier this week, 128 liberal Democrats joined California Democrat, Lynn Woolsey on a new bill, H.R. 5808, that would amend the new health care reform bill to create a public option in the new health insurance exchanges.  While there are a few minor changes in this new bill, this public-option model is nearly identical to the original government health care plan we fought so hard against and defeated just 6 months ago.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: This new public option is being presented by Woolsey and her liberal colleagues under the ruse of reducing the deficit.  That’s right—they want to grow the public welfare state and have you think it will reduce government spending.  Can you say, ludicrous?  This ploy of theirs won’t stop as long as Nancy Pelosi is Speaker.

THE DOCTOR’S DIAGNOSIS: America must continue to provide the best health care services while providing affordable access to that care.  Although still in its infancy, we are already seeing some of the devastating impacts of the new health care reform law.  Companies are already making plans to lay off employees and some businesses are closing as a direct result of that legislation.  If the current Majority moves our country further toward a public option, we will end up with a health care system like the NHS, which we know subjects British citizens to long lines, rationing and preventable deaths.

Early in this debate, in response to the insistence by many in the majority that health reform contain a public option, I offered a resolution, H. Res. 615, to require Members of Congress to put their money where their mouth is, and urge colleagues who vote for legislation creating a government-run health care plan to lead by example and enroll themselves in the same public plan. Nearly 4 million Americans from all 50 states contacted my office to offer their support for H. Res 615.

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

America Salutes You, John Fleming!


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Save Our Doctors, Nurses, and Medicine Via the Polls 2010 and Beyond

America – we need to work together on Repealing the Health Care Bill. To do this we must get like minded individuals who care about health, medicine and the future of Health Care in general – elected into every position possible. It is apparent that what Obama and the Democratic leadership of Congress shoved upon the citizenry was against the majority of the peoples’ wishes. Hence the growing TEA Party and events!

I received forwarding of two letters today that are truly eye openers for those who still were on the fence regarding the merits of the Health Care passage:

“Subject: What if he’s right?

I hope you find the time to read this with an open mind.  It’s interesting. Please read it with the open mind rather than immediately breaking it down into left or right, but rather look at it from the neutral viewpoint of right or wrong.  It’s like the line below says, “what if he is right?”

Take the three minutes to read this. Maybe he is wrong, but what if he’s right?

David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C., Albany, New York, and Dakar, Senegal. He attended Harvard University, graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976. He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and Harvard University. Kaiser’s latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard University Press.

Dr. David
Kaiser

History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of
collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our
entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) – the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x  ten…and we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska…All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary. (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the “savior” was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative “losers” read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did – regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand – the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world. He did it with a compliant media – did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and … change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It’s all there in the history books.

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When
Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence
tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I
can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and
ignoring what is transpiring around me.

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.

David Kaiser

Jamestown, Rhode Island
United States”

And then:

“Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 4:28 PM

Hello to all of you. My name is Alex Orsini and I am a cardiologist in Little Rock. I have silently watched the US Congress bumble around for the past decade, removing regulations that kept banks out of investments (that took about 5 years to nearly collapse the word’s economy, good job), the handling of Enron, WorldCom, baseball steroid investigations, Exxon execs, etc. Like most of America, I just can’t believe that this Congress in any way represents the leadership of our great country. The trillion dollar bailouts of Wall Street and the trillion dollar “stimulus that wasn’t” are possibly an all-time low for any congress.

But with your handling of Medicare you are leaving the realm of stumbling, bumbling, indolent imcompetence, and entering the realm of actively trying to damage our country. I have been in private practice 8 years, and we have taken pay cuts every year of my practice, the largest being the 2010 cuts which affected cardiologists and oncologists. You know that physician fees are only 16% of Medicare payments, and physician income is down around 25% over the past decade according to a recent article in JAMA, which is believable to me. Yet physicians are now facing tremendous cuts, that will truly change the health care industry-starting this Thursday, April 1! April Fools to America. Your failure to correct the SGR over the past few years is about to have catastrophic results.

Are you aware that you have done NOTHING to save one penny of our huge, bloated federal budget except SLASH HEALTH CARE TO THE ELDERLY AND VETERANS? How do you sleep with yourselves? You pass a health care bill that does not allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, does not address drug costs, does not include tort reform, does not address end-of-life care…and you go on tv beating your chests over what a great job you’ve done?

And now the SGR. BEFORE the 21.3% cut, I have a VERY hard time finding primary care, neurologists or GI specialists to see my patients. Do you know that there are NO primary care physicians in Hope that will see new Medicare patients? I’ve had 2 patients tell me this in the past 2 weeks. What do you think will happen with the SGR? What profit margin do you think hospitals operate? This is simply unacceptable. It’s outrageous. You are either terribly uninformed or intentionally trying to destroy our health care system. The best health care system in the world, by the way.

I have ideas about how to save money-all of us who practice medicine do, and we usually say the same things to each other. I do not expect any of you to respond to this. I would be shocked if any of you actually asked the opinion of any health-care provider, much less me. This president and congress have followed Mrs. Clinton’s lead and strictly avoided the input of the medical community when discussing health care. It’s like building a bridge and not consulting any engineers-what arrogance!

Let me say that this is my first email, but I plan to get involved. This is my country and I am furious over this president and congress.

Sincerely,

Alex Orsini, MD”

Do you still believe in the Health Care Bill shill? Have you been sitting on the sidelines? Are you registered to vote? Are you willing to sit on the sidelines now? I darn well trust doctors over politicians in a heart beat, because a doctor can fix a heart beat, a politician (Obama and minions) is hell bent on stopping it!