Subject: Fw: Seniors on Medicare Extremely
11/13/democratic-senator- obamacares-ipab-death-panels- must-be-revisited/CALLER: I want to know if Cardin read the bill, and if he could explain about the advisory board which is going to be established in 2014. The board can effectively edict certain mandates to the law and changes to the law without congressional action or approval and they cannot be challenged judicially by the constituents or the citizens of this country. In other words, they are going to be able to pass a law without authority, making congress irrelevant, which seems to be a blatant violation of our constitution. How could anybody with a clear conscience vote for that?BEN CARDIN: I did read the bill and I share some of your concerns about that provision in the bill. The Affordable Care Act contains many provisions. I strongly supported the bill itself. But in terms of that particular provision, I agree, there are certain concerns that I have. The purpose of the board is to make sure that health care costs are maintained at a reasonable level and that there is an objective review of the payments made under the healthcare system. That was the main purpose of this board in its report. It comes into effect under certain circumstances. It has not been implemented yet, but it is a provision in the law that needs to be revisited to make sure the concerns you expressed do not occur.
This is from a friend of mine whose friend received this experience in the hospital. Obama, the Democrats and Chief Justice John Roberts are to blame. If I were the patient, I would send this entire email to John Roberts, a traitor to all Americans. Read this and weep. -PLEASE READ THIS. MARY & I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 3 LETTERS FROM MEDICARE REFUSING PAYMENTS FOR TESTS AND HOSPITAL STAYS TO OBSERVE THE PATIENT.I RECEIVED THIS FROM A LONG TIME AND DEAR FRIEND WHO KEEPS ME UP-DATED ON MANY ITEMS OF HEALTH AND POLITICS. IT IS WORTH KEEPING IN MIND SHOULD A HEALTH CARE EVENT HAPPEN TO YOU OR A LOVED ONE OR CLOSE FRIEND.WORTH READING AND CONSIDERING.------------------------------
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors and former Classmates,
Some of you might ask, "why is he writing this?", others will be very aware of my reason. I just found myself in the middle of a medical situation that made it very clear that "the affordable care act" is neither affordable, nor do they care. I'll go back about seven years ago to a fairly radical prostate surgery that I underwent. The Urologist (a personal friend) who performed the surgery was very concerned that it was cancer, though I wasn't told this until the lab report revealed it was benign. Since that procedure, I have experienced numerous urinary tract infections, UTI's. Since I had never had a "UTI" prior to the prostate surgery, I assume that it is one of the side effects from surgery, an assumption since confirmed by my Family Doctor.The weekend of March 8-9, I was experiencing all the symptoms of another bout of UTI. By Monday afternoon the infection had hit with full force. Knowing that all I needed was an antibiotic, I went to an Urgent Care Center in Mesa, AZ., to provide a specimen, a requirement for getting the prescription. After waiting 45 min. to see the Doctor, I started getting very nauseous and light headed. I went to the Receptionist to ask where the bathroom was as I felt that I was going to throw up. I was told that I would have to wait for the Doctor because I would need to leave a specimen and they didn't want me in the bathroom without first seeing him. That was when the lights went out, my next awareness was that of finding myself on the floor (in the waiting room) having violent dry heaves, and very confused. At this point, I tried to stand up but couldn't make it, and they made it very clear they weren't going to let me get up until the ambulance got there. By the way, when you're waiting to see the Doctor and you pass out, you get very prompt attention.
Now, "the rest of the story", and the reason for sending this to so many of you. I was taken to the nearest hospital, to emergency. Once there, I was transported to an emergency examination room. Once I had removed my clothes and donned one of those lovely hospital gowns, I finally got to see a Doctor. I asked "what is going on" I'm just having a UTI, just get me the proper medication and let me go home. He told me that my symptoms presented the possibility of sepsis, a potentially deadly migration of toxins, and that they needed to run several tests to determine how far the infection had migrated. For the next 3 hours I was subjected to several tests, blood draws, EKG's, and demands for specimens. At about 7:30 the nurse came back to my room to inform me that one of the tests takes 1- 2 days to complete, I asked if they could be e-mailed, at which point she informed me that I wouldn't need them e-mailed because I wasn't going anywhere. I started arguing with her but was told, "if you don't start behaving, I'll start taking your temperature rectally, at which point I became a perfect gentleman. I did tell her I wanted to see the doctor because I had no intention of staying overnight. Now, this is what I want each of you to understand, please read these next sentences carefully. The doctor finally came in to inform me that he was going to admit me. I said, "are you admitting me for treatment or for observation?" He told me that I would be admitted for observation. I said Doctor, correct me if I'm wrong, but if you admit me “for observation” my Medicare will not pay anything, this due to the affordable care act, he said that's right, it won't. I then grabbed for my bag of clothing and said, then I'm going home. He said you're really too sick to be going home, but I understand your position, this health program is going to hit seniors especially hard. The doctor then left the room and I started getting dressed, I was just getting ready to put my shoes on when another doctor (the closer) came into the room, he saw me dressed and said, "where do you think you are going?" I simply said "I'm going home, to which he replied, quite vociferously, no you aren't. I said, Doc., you and I both know that under the "affordable care act" anyone on Medicare who is admitted to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill, Medicare won't pay a cent, at which point he nodded in affirmation. I said, "you will either admit me for a specific treatment or you won't admit me. Realizing he wasn't going to win this one, he said he would prepare my release papers. A few minutes later the discharge nurse came to my room to have me sign the necessary papers, relieving them from any responsibility. I told her I wasn't trying to be obstinate, but I wasn't going to be burdened with the full responsibility for my hospital stay. After making sure the door was closed, she said, "I don't blame you at all, I would do the same thing. She went on to say, you wouldn't believe the people who elect to leave for the same reasons, people who are deathly sick, people who have to be wheeled out on a gurney. She further said, the "Affordable Care Act" is going to be a disaster for seniors. Yet, if you are in this country illegally, and have no coverage, you will be covered in full. This is not internet hype folks, this is real, I just experienced it personally.Moving right along, this gets worse. Today I went to a (required) follow up appointment with my Arizona Family Practitioner. Since my white count was pretty high, the follow up was important. During the visit I shared the experience at emergency, and that I had refused to be admitted. His response was "I don't blame you at all, I would have done the same thing". He went on to say that the colonoscopy and other procedures are probably going to be dropped from coverage for those over 70. I told him that I had heard that the affordable care act would no longer pay for cancer treatment for those 76 and older, is that true? His understanding is that it is true. The more I hear, and experience the affordable care act, the more I'm beginning to see that we seniors are nothing more than an inconvenience, and the sooner they can get rid of us the better off they'll be.So where does we go from here? The way I see it, we have two options. First, go to the polls and vote out every congressman/woman who supported this debacle, republicans and democrats alike. The vast majority of whom didn't even know what was in it when they voted for it. Remember, when Nancy Pelosi was asked, "what is in the affordable care act"? She replied, "we have to pass it to see what's in it". Now doesn't that make us all feel warm and fuzzy. As seniors, I think our only other option is to find a pastor who operates like the government does, follow him to a mountain retreat, and drink the Kool-Aid. Where is the Reverend Jim Jones when the government needs him?November is coming folks, we can have an impact on this debacle by letting everyone in congress know that their responsibility is to the constituents, not the president and not the lobbyists. We need to let them ALL know that they are in office to serve and to look after the BEST INTERESTS of "we the people", their employers, and not to become self-serving bureaucrats who serve only out of greed. And if they don't seem to understand this simple logic, we'll fire them.On the mend,REMEMBER; BE ADMITTED FOR TREATMENT not FOR OBSERVATION
This is not the type of Redneck jokes we hear, this is beautiful.
take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that
values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand
before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd
choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up.
Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are
made of (and those of us who believe we have the right to
bear arms in the protection of our way of life and our family).
I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends.
Y'all know who ya are
be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God..'
You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing
the 10 Commandments posted in public places.
You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas'
instead of 'Winter Festival.'
You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when
You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your
hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem
veterans with great respect, and always have.
American flag, nor intend to. (Except as part of a proper flag disposal!)
You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe
and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.
You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and
raised your kids to do the same.
Some of you are so old you don't have elders to respect.
You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to
You might be a redneck if: You believe in God & Jesus
and believe that others have the right to believe in which
ever God they believe in as long as their God does not
tell them to kill anyone who does not believe the same
as they do!!!!!
If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that
you, like me, have just enough Red Neck in you to have the
same beliefs as those talked about in this email.
God Bless the USA !
IN GOD WE TRUST!
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:27 PM
Subject: Gun Control Works - YouTube
They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A had a world record day with many locations selling out of food to the hundreds of thousands of supporters. Is it any surprise that the only news the liberal mainstream media has reported concerning Chick-fil-A has only been the negative?
Remember last week when the ice storm hit the south? The mainstream media showed footage of miles of cars stranded on the frozen interstates. Several national news broadcasts that I saw
reported about school kids trapped on busses for almost 24 hours because of all of the ice and parents going frantic wondering where their kids were.
In all of the icy gloom and doom, I bet you didn’t hear about the heroic and generous actions of a Chick-fil-A along Highway 280 in Birmingham, Alabama, did you?
Mark Meadows, owner of the Chick-fil-A closed early the day of the storm and sent all of his
employees home. However, the employees and Meadows soon discovered that they were not going to be able to get home with all of the stranded motorists stuck on the roads. Some of the cars near the restaurant had been stranded for up to 7 hours.
Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A described the conditions: “Our store is about a mile
and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there. It was a parking lot as
far as I could see. At one point there were more people walking than driving.”
Meadows and his employees fired up the kitchen and began preparing chicken sandwiches as
fast as they could. They prepared several hundred sandwiches and then Meadows and his staff headed out and began distributing the hot meals to the stranded motorists on both sides of Highway 280.
Some of the drivers tried to pay them for the sandwiches, but Meadows and his employees refused to take a single penny. Pitt explained why: “This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit. We were just trying to
follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”
However, Meadows and Pitt were not through with their Good Samaritan efforts. They helped push cars off the roads, up inclines and whatever else they could do to help. Then they kept the restaurant open overnight so that stranded motorists could have a warm place to be. A number of motorists slept in booths or on the benches.
Then in the morning, they again fired up the kitchen and prepared chicken biscuits for their overnight guests and once again they refused to accept any payment. During that 24 hour
period, this Chick-fil-A restaurant opened their kitchen, their doors and their hearts to hundreds of stranded motorists and they did so refusing to accept any payment. As one source put it, Meadows and his staff lived up to the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 25:35 which states:
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and youi nvited Me in…”
Their actions were truly generous and heroic as they also braved the frigid temperatures to hand out hundreds of hot meals to complete strangers. And I bet you never heard anything about this
from the mainstream media. Had it been a group of homosexuals or atheists, it would have been all over the news from coast to coast. It was too much against their liberal standards to report a Christian company doing something so positive for so many.
We need to support this and all Christian company's.
Pass this along and bypass the media!
Nothing else needs to be said!!!!>>>>>> So during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. with about half of today’s population, produced 151 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.>>>>>> We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.>>>>>> It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.>>>>>>>
Here is what happened on January 1st 2014:
Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%
Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%
Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%
Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%
Estate tax went from 0% to 55%
Remember this fact: if you have money, the democrats want it.
These taxes were all passed only with democrat votes, no republicans voted to do these taxes.
These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obama care.
Joey says, "A computer."
The teacher replies, "That would be very useful."
Jenny says, "A new lawn mower."
The teacher again replies, "That would also be very useful."
Little Johnny pops up and says, "At my house we don't need anything!"
The teacher asks him to think again carefully, as everybody needs something.
Little Johnny replies, "No I'm sure. When Obama was re-elected, I clearly
A Little California History
Subject: FW: Almost 13 years ago at Yankee Stadium
Don't know if you have ever seen this but it is well worth the time!!Opening World Series Pitch – Almost 13 Years Ago.Most people are not aware that a secret service guy dressed as an umpire the night President Bush threw out the first pitch during the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Great story. None of the newspaper guys ever picked up on the "stranger" in the umpire's uniform.Remember this was just after 9/11...................This is the U.S.A. at one of its best moments....Watch this ..... it's great ..
Subject: Fw: Salaries..........
-----Original Message----- From:
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:12 PM Subject: Salaries..........
If you have a 'low, boiling-point' or 'short-fuse' this is a warning....DO
May cause heart failure.....especially the last paragraph regarding NANCY
I have no information as to the validity of these numbers, but I
have to agree with the premise of the article and suspect that the numbers
reflect what has actually happened in the USA.
THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE
The Cato Institute released an updated 2013 study (original study in
1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33
states and the District of Columbia. Even worse, welfare pays more than $15
per hour in 13 states. According to the study, welfare benefits have
increased faster than minimum wage. It's now more profitable to sit at home
than it is to earn an honest day's pay.
HAWAII is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13
per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing.
Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent "salary"
that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job!!!!!!
1. Hawaii: $60,590
2. District of Columbia: $50,820
3. Massachusetts: $50,540
4. Connecticut: $44,370
5. New York: $43,700
6. New Jersey: $43,450
7. Rhode Island: $43,330
8. Vermont: $42,350
9. New Hampshire: $39,750
10. Maryland: $38,160
11. California: $37,160
12. Oregon: $34,300
13. Wyoming: $32,620
14. Nevada: $29,820
15. Minnesota: $29,350
16. Delaware: $29,220
17. Washington: $28,840
18. North Dakota: $28,830
19. Pennsylvania: $28,670
20. New Mexico: $27,900
21. Montana: $26,930
22. South Dakota: $26,610
23. Kansas: $26,490
24. Michigan: $26,430
25. Alaska: $26,400
26. Ohio: $26,200
27. North Carolina: $25,760
28. West Virginia: $24,900
29. Alabama: $23,310
30. Indiana: $22,900
31. Missouri: $22,800
32. Oklahoma: $22,480
33. Louisiana: $22,250
34. South Carolina: $21,910
As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income
today is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession.
Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working
folks earn there (after taxes). Is it any wonder that they stay home rather
than look for a job?
2. Time for a drastic change! America is virtually bankrupt. Are
we NUTS or what? How do we un-do this type of stupidity on the part of
Americans? This is CRAZY!
Salary of retired US Presidents..$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate....$174,000 FOR LIFE
This is stupid! Salary of Speaker of the House ....$223,500
This is really stupid! Salary of Majority/Minority Leader
$193,400 FOR LIFE
Ditto last line Average Salary of a teacher... $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN... $38,000
Think about this. Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at
$174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE. She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a
year. PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority
That's $590,900.00 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical
which is not available to us the taxpayers. She is just one of the
hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!
I think we found where the cuts should be made!
If you agree..... Pass it on, I just did. -----
When are Americans going to wake up?
Subject: R U READY FOR 2014--2016
One item missing is the map showing every Islamic settlement in each state. the first ever being in Hancock, NY
the place is called Kosarbadapalya, it is a little south of the Cannonsville reservoir but north of Hancock.
it does not matter what party you affiliate with, it matters that we vote to return our great country to the place it belongs. strong and productive. One Nation Under God.
Well America.............will you wake up in time or will your children grow up in another world?For everyone who wanted change here we go...How about this for change?
Just the messenger!!! It's up you to decide how you feel about this.
NOW, WHO'S NEW IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Look who's new in the white ho
Arif AlikhanAssistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityMohammed ElibiaryHomeland Security Adviser
Rashad HussainSpecial Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)Salam al-Marayati
Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive directorImam Mohamed Magid-
Obama's Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North AmericaEboo Patel-
Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood PartnershipsThis is flat-out scary!!!The foxes are now officiallyliving in the hen house...Now ask me why I am very concerned!!!Do you feel OK with this???How can this happen, and when will we wake up??? We are quiet while our Country is being drastically changed!!!If you're not CONCERNED,DELETE this.
Go to bed tonight...sleep well!
Otherwise, pass it on get the word out!We've got to have some relief starting with the 2014 Elections!
Doesn't this make you feel safe and happy about your country and this administration!?
Folks, I haven't heard anyhting about this, but if true, we need to take to the streets. FH
Subject: Fw: Fwd: PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE - Enough is Enough
I can't begin to tell you how livid I am over this. Our children are not allowed to recite The Lord's Prayer, not allowed to bring a Bible to school, not allowed to wear a christian themed T-Shirt, not allowed to have Bible study classes at school, not allowed to display a picture of Jesus, and now this SOB is going to use federal tax dollars to promote Islam to our children.Enough is ENOUGH ! Where are all these "christian-hating, separation of church and state" athiests? Why aren't they lining up the to sue the federal government over the use of federal tax dollars to promote a religion in our public schools? I would be willing to bet that nobody will hear a peep out of the "Freedom From Religion" organization.