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IRS and Fat Camps

So I am wondering a few things.  Will the IRS now be the collector of proof of Indian Blood. So I will have to show to the IRS my CIB (Certificate of Indian Blood) as well as those for my children.  Are they going to cross check the BIA rolls?  I wonder how many are trying to falsely get their CIB now?  Will I have to every year prove I am a native with every tax return or will once be enough?

Have you ever seen a BIA CIB?  I sure as S%^# hope that they are cross checking with the BIA and tribes to verify enrollment.  Will there be a sudden surge of Indian identity theft or outright falsification by thugs trying to avoid the “tax”?  I wonder if there will be a sudden surge in folks claiming that they are Amish?

I wonder what Elizabeth Warren will do?  Will her cookbook suffice as evidence enough?

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Gee, I wonder what other proof they will require from us?

It is my understanding, I could be wrong… that the US Preventative Task Force will determine what is covered care for preventative services under the new health care plan.

The U.S. Preventative Task Force updated their website in June to show:

Release Date: June 2012

  • The USPSTF recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.
    Grade: B Recommendation.

Furthermore their fact sheet goes on to say:

“Obesity is a very serious health problem in the United States, and in the past 30 years, obesity rates have dramatically increased,” said Task Force member David Grossman, M.D., M.P.H. “The good news is that even modest weight loss can reduce health risks for people who are obese. And, there is strong scientific evidence that shows that intensive programs with 12 to 26 sessions in the first year can help people manage their weight.”

So will this be the start of fat camps?  What if you don’t listen to the recommendation?  Who will run these fat camps?  They will be covered by preventative care, is this a one time deal?  What if you gain the weight back?  What if you don’t lose weight?  Will there be any penalties or consequences (aside from the obvious health associated risks)?

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Will individuals with PCOS and thyroid conditions be exempt from the fat camps?  Oh I just imagine the flow charts to manage our care will be endless!

Until Next Time!

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Death Panel… is in effect! Your senators could issue death sentences for many

I just sat and read a publication by a union as well the the recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

I had to chuckle at the use of smoke and mirrors. What a fabulously coordinated effort for “fundamental change” that is being thrust upon American people. We are being barraged with disinformation/propaganda, being pushed–and being pushed hard. Well, NOW is the time to offer resistance. Many Americans I know are no longer content to bury their heads in the sand, allowing things to go by unnoticed.  The numbers of the people that are content with the propaganda are starting to wane.  In fact, the more that is shoved down our throats and thrust upon us simply provides ever growing clarity that the force and the urgency is needed because the majority of people ,if they truly understood what was “really” going on they would abruptly resist.  For those that are a little more easily swayed by the rhetoric, those simple and idealistic minds–if they were presented with the same information about similar goings on in another country, well “My God, we need to do something against the tyranny!”

After reading the first 17 pages of the bill, and taking the time to see what it really means I found astounding information.  YOU can be assured I will be looking in deeper to the bill and looking up what they refer to, just like I did with the USPSTF!

For example of the kind of management Obamacare is looking to provide:

IN GENERAL.—A group health plan and a health
insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall provide coverage for and shall not impose any cost sharing requirements for—(1) evidence-based items or services that have
in effect a rating of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the current recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force;
‘‘(2) immunizations that have in effect a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention with respect to the indi19
vidual involved; and
‘‘(3) with respect to infants, children, and adolescents, evidence-informed preventive care and screenings provided for in the comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

It should be clearly noted, that the United States Preventative Services Task Force JUST updated their current recommendations for breast cancer screening:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Breast Cancer

Release Date: November 2009

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents
Summary of Recommendations

* The USPSTF recommends against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient context into account, including the patient’s values regarding specific benefits and harms.
Grade: C recommendation.
* The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.
Grade: B recommendation.
* The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of screening mammography in women 75 years or older.
Grade: I Statement.
* The USPSTF recommends against teaching breast self-examination (BSE).
Grade: D recommendation.
* The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of clinical breast examination (CBE) beyond screening mammography in women 40 years or older.
Grade: I Statement.
* The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of either digital mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instead of film mammography as screening modalities for breast cancer.
Grade: I Statement.

Hmm, do you see anyyyyyyyy A or B recommendations on this?   Oh wait!  Just the one for screening services for a woman 50 to 75.   This is just the start of the “death panels” that some screamed as being ridiculous.  I guess if your sister, mother, daughter, niece or wife has a lump and they are younger than 50 or older than 75, you might just reconsider how Sarah Palin was dismissed so readily.  I think she was telling the truth and some people were so lost in the Democratic/Socialist rhetoric that it did not sink in.  For those that don’t see the impending health care rationing that we will be subject to if this passes, and you don’t speak up, perhaps that is not such a bad thing to improve the quality of the gene pool.

Let’s see, I found some more:

Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Release Date: May 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents
Summary of Recommendations

* The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for gestational diabetes.
Grade: I Statement.

So, there will not be any payment by this “plan” for screening for gestational diabetes! Imagine that. So you pay the government plan premium, and still have to pay out of pocket for expenses that the damn USPSTF doesn’t see as necessary. It’s amazing what they don’t see as necessary!!!

Oh there’s more! What about diabetes? Haven’t we heard for years how important early detection is? Well–it won’t be anymore according to Obamacare!

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

Release Date: June 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents / Published Comment and Response
Summary of Recommendations

* The USPSTF recommends screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (either treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg.
Grade: B Recommendation.
* The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with blood pressure of 135/80 mm Hg or lower.
Grade: I Statement.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults

Release Date: June 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents
Summary of Recommendations

Screening Men

* The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening men aged 35 and older for lipid disorders.
Grade: A Recommendation.
* The USPSTF recommends screening men aged 20 to 35 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Grade: B Recommendation.

Screening Women at Increased Risk

* The USPSTF strongly recommends screening women aged 45 and older for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Grade: A Recommendation.
* The USPSTF recommends screening women aged 20 to 45 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Grade: B Recommendation.

Screening Young Men and All Women Not at Increased Risk

* The USPSTF makes no recommendation for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in men aged 20 to 35, or in women aged 20 and older who are not at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Grade: C Recommendation.

WHY are feminists NOT having conniption fits over this? I can’t believe that the people who have screamed for equal rights for years are not asking for this horrific piece of legislation to burned and anyone who proposed and or voted for it to lose their legislative seats!

So in addition to the premiums AND you pay the bills for the uncovered things, the uncovered things that they don’t see as necessary–“unnecessary” things like mammograms for women under 40, testing for type 2 diabetes if your blood pressure is not over 135/80, or even gestational diabetes, or even something as simple as high cholesterol if you are a WOMAN (They will check men over 30-how is that even acceptable?). If you don’t pay the government the premium, you could go to jail? You could pay fines? Even if you paid your medical bills! Just read this highly informative article about what the financial and criminal consequences the American public faces under Obamacare! You talk about ACCESSIBLE healthcare? You talk about AFFORDABLE healthcare? OH MY GOD! HOW do you TREAT these things, if they won’t SCREEN for them? More people will die, but that’s acceptable????? HOW is this NOT a death panel?

Until Next Time!

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