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Whats the Problem with Nurse Practitioners?

In Government Reforms, Health care, Obama on February 4, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Whats the Problem with Nurse Practitioners?  Today’s counterpoint in Investors Business Daily is a telling problem.  IBD ran a rebuttal by Joy Kiviat a new graduate in a fine profession who would like us to believe that because of Nurse Practitioners medicine is now better than before.   You remember before, when you saw a Doctor not a PA.  The doctor had 8 years plus of college and had served a residency where he was exposed to all sorts of problems.  Now the initials on the jacket usually read PA.  An assistant…

Ms Kiviat writes:

“As a newly graduated family nurse practitioner, I am fully aware of what I have to offer my patients and also of the limitations to my knowledge.

I take thorough medical and personal histories on my patients, treat and manage those conditions that are appropriate given my training and experience, and refer patients to specialists when I recognize that their needs are outside my scope.”

 

Wow, Congratulations Ms Kiviat on your hard work and great degree in an honorable profession.  However, years ago it took a Registered Nurse 4 year of schooling to assist a doctor in an office or hospital.  Now is less than 3 years you no longer need a physician in the room?

I know you feel that PA’s have worked hard to fill the void but lets be honest, “You don’t know, what you don’t Know”.  And No you are not yet “FULLY AWARE” of your inabilities because they have yet to become known. No one is perfect and yours will as is many in the medical profession cost lives and do damage.  Doctors also face this, but youth allows for over abundance of confidence.   Yes, there are a variety of medical procedures that you can fill, take care of and diagnose.  But where did it become the law of the land, When was it decided the PA was going to be my primary care giver?  OBAMA CARE!  That’s when it was decided that your 3 years of schooling would become my care.  Well, hospitals now have PA’s as the front guard to Nero Surgeons, Cardiologist and other difficult specialists all front loaded with PA’s on the front lines. Adding cost in my eye’s as these sweet, newbies attempt to see if they can guess what the doctor might say is wrong.  As we have added 30 million new uninsured who have never paid in, I’m not sure why I need another layer of well trained (3 years) PA’s in front of my Doctor and Specialist.

The solution for both of us is,  OBAMA CARE to offer free medical care.  Lets put PA’s in every Walmart free of charge to the patients.  Now the hard working PA’s can help the very people OBAMA CARE promised to take care of, the Uninsured. When you find something that a PA can’t cure, they could be sent onto the hospital or physician.    If each Walmart was offering PA’s in their capacity as a medical professional the GOP and the Democrats could get behind a health care system that would offer front line protection for many more Americans.  This would be a Free Service provided by the Federal Government to get the lines out of the Private Hospital and Emergency Rooms.  Most people need advise and medical assistance.  Ms Kiviat is trained and willing to be that professional offering that service, lets give her this chance where it belongs, to the people.

Your column in IBD did less to sway me towards your heartfelt argument than it did to make many of us scream at whats wrong with the entire PA system.  We need many health care providers and may you and your fully trained associates become the best medical service you can be.  But not all of us,  wish to give up our options.

There two links to find the original print.  Thank you IBD for giving Betsy McCaughey a voice.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-counterpoint/020315-737670-nurse-practitioners-capable-health-care-providers.htm

How does the AFL-CIO know

In Executive order, Government Reforms, Health care on November 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

The AFL-CIO accidentally sent an email to reporters Wednesday that said “there will be a prime time Thursday evening announcement” on immigration, with “a full unveiling” in Las Vegas on Friday.

Is this how the White House is releasing press statements now?

With all the children that have crossed the boarder and the new respiratory disease being linked to the spike in new arrivals, add the Ebola outbreaks this President doesn’t seem to want a break.

Hospitals in Denver are experiencing an alarming spike in a severe respiratory illness — especially among very young children and those with asthma — that may be caused by an uncommon viral pathogen.

Officials at Children’s Hospital Colorado said they have treated more than 900 children since Aug. 18 for severe respiratory illness and admitted 86 to the hospital.

Only a few more weeks till the Republicans are in control of both houses and President Obama will have to learn to get along.

Democratic Operatives

In Climate Change, Executive order, Health care, Obama on November 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Democratic Operatives seem to be the major networks lately.  Why has there been no mention of Jonathan Gruber on ABC, CBS or NBC?  What are they afraid of?  Every time a Democratic Operative gets on the air they are tell us that Obama Care is working and people are happy?  Really?  What about the millions of people who lost their health care because of Obama Care?

Democratic Operatives seem to be running the country.  Thanks to Johnathan Gruber the only person to tell the truth, which is a quick and easy “We the Democratic Party think you the Electorate are stupid and will believe anything we tell you”.  Until we prove that as a group we aren’t that dumb.  Obamacare is working, Obamacare is the Law of the Land,  Afghanistan was won, We won Iraq, President Obama was in attendance of a National Security Meeting, Cash for Clunkers worked, Obama doesn’t play that much golf, Global Warming isn’t caused by scientist looking for additional funding, The War on Women and How Republicans are evil.   Last but not least, a real favorite, the President can add 4.5 million undocumented citizens with an executive order, they will not bring disease, crime, or add lines in hospitals when they get their free Obamacare  will continue to be retold by Democratic Operatives!

The key word here is that the Democratic Operatives will continue to tell you and the rest of us what they think we want to hear.

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare

In Health care on November 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare are numerous and plentiful.   So many seniors received letters of canceled insurance that had been paid for over the years.   Harry Reid says that really didn’t happen.  Perhaps his hotel hasn’t given him his letter yet.   The numbers are scary and insurers are still dumping older seniors right and left.

And here are the real Unintended Consequences of Obamacare, because as these seniors are forced to look for new insurance they are offering up all their private data.  Each company asks just a few questions that are not actually allowed under the new law.  You know, “do you have diabetes”?  Any pre-existing conditions?  No these are not suppose to be asked, but just ask Mom or Dad, what did they say and they will give you a list of each question that was asked of them.  So here is the rub.

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare makes it so every Diabetic company offering supplies now has the home phone number, including unlisted numbers and names of each person who gave up that information.  So much for the National Do Not Call Registry.

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare– The call for C pap supplies, Diabetic offerings, Medical Supplies and just out and out fraud.  Our parents phones are ringing off the hook with people to claim to be from Medicare, Medicare and Obamacare itself.  It is a free for all and it’s relentless.  And it was mandated by the Federal Government to expose all the identification of our senors.

I say lets give them Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s Home Phone number and Cell phone and what ever medical problem they may have.  Nothing say’s fun like 6 calls a day telling you that they are from the federal government.

As if the e-mail spam isn’t enough, now it’s gone straight to the home phone.   But the lies of these companies as they present themselves as from the Feds or Government to take care of their supplies, which up until Obama Care was a private matter between our family, our elderly parents and a Doctor.

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare  also we have the doctor who will no longer see our parents.  And that is only if you can find a doctor.  Usually it’s a PA or a nurse.  The doctors are not totally insulated from seeing patients.  WOW President Obama, you didn’t notice that if you added 30 million patients we might need a few more Doctors.

No longer can Mom and Dad visit the local family Pharmacy.  No, now they are encourage, well forced to visit Walmart or Walgreen’s to get their always generic drugs.   Some of the drugs are not as effective, but again it was a Unintended Consequences of Obamacare.  And not having the local pharmacist watching over all the pill makes drug interactions even more common.

Mexico allows most drugs to be dispensed by a local pharmacy without a doctors prescription.  Some drugs there do require a physicians approval, but most are over the counter.  This should have been considered as a remedy to this disaster.  OBAMACARE.

The lack of privacy, and the thought of all our families medical records up for grabs to each under 30 hour part time worker who was put on the phone because it was a way to not have to pay the operators insurance premium, should make every American Shutter.

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare  these are just one of the problems.  No more competition to keep the price down.  Remember when phone companies controlled an area or district.  The cost of a call was outrageous.  Now that you can switch to whichever phone company or wireless provider you wish, drove the price down.   Not under the Unintended Consequences of Obamacare  we are forced to use the companies they have deemed winners.  Well they are not competitive.  They are not doing the job.

Each and every Government Elected official should opt in!  Lets start with Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid.  Nancy Pelosi and every member of Congress.  After their phones start to ring off the hook, the doctors inform them of how much more they owe, if they are still available we will see who wants this “law of the land” to remain.

 

 

Law of the Land in Obamaland

In Government Reforms, Health care, Obama, President obamas Cabinet on October 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House

 

If President Obama announces one more time that Obama Care is the law of the land and therefore must be obeyed i think I will start drinking heavy till his term is over!

Here are some other Great Laws of the Land that we have had:

The Wright Amendment of 1979 is a federal law governing traffic.
It limited most non-stop flights to destinations within Texas and neighboring states, Or to make it short, we punished one business, Southwest Airlines to benefit other Airlines.  Yes our Federal Government is the best money can buy.

Dred Scott v. Sandford:   A Slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom (as a black man) and that of his wife and two daughters.    The Key here is Unsuccessfully Sued and lost.  Even though the state they resided in was a free State.  The point is…LAW of the LAND!

 

And this weeks best stupid law and reason to shut down the federal government:  Congress, The Supreme Court Justices and the Internal Revenue Service do not have to participate and are waived from OBAMA CARE!  Yet you the American Tax Payer will be fined if you do not.  It’s time to make sure we know who wrote the stupid law, waived themselves out of the stupid law and have now shut down the federal government…. Harry Reid, Barack Obama and the rest of the Democrats in Congress.

Way to go guys…. You have joined the pantheon of leaders acting stupidly under the LAW of the LAND….

States Finacial Crisis

In Dollar Crisis, Government Reforms, Health care, Obama, President obamas Cabinet, Wizard on September 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

This is so simple that every tax payer must add their 2 cents or in our governments case, billion or so.   We will immediately place all State and Federal Employees on Social Security.  Yes those crazy pensions they were promised will be rolled into the same wonderful plan we are stuck with.  Social Security!

Sorry you can’t retire at 51 at full salary.  Just like the rest of us you will now be working till your 65 or older.  But relax the federal government will promise to pay you. When your retire at an old age.

Attention Union Leaders and Politicians, we the tax payers will not be bailing you out.  You’ve been over spending for years, and now you expect us to bail out your corrupt system so you may continue.  No way Jose, and Jose from Mexico may not join this system until he has properly joined our country.  Which means head on home and apply.

So to sum up, before every state joins California as unable to pay.  All Pension Plans including the Federal Government Plan will be placed on the same rules the rest of us are forced into.  Social Security.  No early retirement, no taxpayer funded bail outs.

Mob Rule?

In Health care, Obama, President obamas Cabinet on March 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

During the Stamp Act by the British Crown, rioters ransacked the home of the newly appointed stamp commissioner, Andrew Oliver of Massachusetts.

He resigned the position the next day.  Threatening or attacking the Crown-appointed office-holders became a popular tactic against the act throughout the colonies. Though no stamp commissioner was actually tarred and feathered, this Medieval brutality was a popular form of 18th century mob violence in Great Britain, particularly against tax collectors.  Today it seems that throwing bricks, making threats and out right frustration have become the order of the day.  Does President Obama or Congress have a clue at the frustration of the American People?  Probably not if they are surprised at the reaction of some who have been watching this farce.

An entire revolution occurred over the charging of less that .01 to pay for a war.  Wait till America see’s this bill.

It’s not over till the last vote is cast

In Health care, Obama, President obamas Cabinet on March 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Will the Next Edmund G Ross please stand up?  As the only Senator to vote against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Senator Ross defied his parties filibuster proof majority and saved the nation.  How?  By defying his party he kept the 3 branches of government intact.  Yes all the senate knew the day of the vote they could control a branch of government.  But just like today, a man of conscious rose above politics and saved us from ourselves.

Is there no senator who knows better in his heart that his Healthcare bill is going to hurt the country finically?  Is not one of them aware that throwing money at the problem will not fix anything?  Just look at the debacles you have given us so far.  Cash for Clunkers, Stimulus, H1N1 vaccine allotments, Housing bust and Tarp!

The Louisiana purchase alone should be enough to each of you from voting.  It is wrong that one state will be given additional services at the expense of others for a vote.

Where is a Senator of Principal?  Where is the next Senator Ross.  It’s not to late.  Think before you vote to destroy our way of life.

Reprint from 2009 wizard of aws

George Washington’s Warning to all Americans

In Government Reforms, Health care on March 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

George Washington’s farewell Address was sent to all of us, the citizens of the United States.  It was placed in papers as a warning, certainly President Obama must have read it while in Law School.  Yet as President he seems to have forgotten it’s real meaning.  It’s message, don’t try to pull anything over on the people without the support of the people!

“It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration,(this seems to have bypassed President Obama) to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres,(which should not be forcing government run health care on us, from only one party, and even then having to “buy the votes” to get it passed) avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.( Washington understood this danger, why can’t a Harvard Trained Lawyer) A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public wealth against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation;(Here it is, the real warning from the past, “USURPATION” the ultimate warning) for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield”.

George Washington was worried then, as we should be today.  None of us have seen the Healthcare Bill!  Yet they are trying to plan a vote.  Why the Rush?  Why no debate?  Why not a vote, perhaps after the next elections?

Self Executing Rule

In Health care on March 17, 2010 at 3:35 am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she is still considering a legislative procedure that would allow the House of Representatives to pass health care reform without voting on the bill the Senate passed in December.

“We have several options available to us,” Pelosi said when asked about the procedure. “We’ve asked the parliamentarian and the Rules Committee to tell us what our options are and they have given us some. I have told our members that until we see the substance from the CBO,we won’t have an indication about how to go forward, but we want to know what our options are.Under a maneuver known as a “self-executing rule,” health care would be deemed to have passed once House members approve a package of fixes they want to make in the Senate bill.

It’s still our country, call or write your senator or Congressman today…. We must stop this and not allow a group to destroy our country!  Jam the switchboard, E-mail and call the local offices.  They are going to try to put this over on us without even a vote!

(202) 224-3542 Senator Reid  (202) 225-0100 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the house  (202) 456-1111 White House