Health-care wonks can insist that narrow networks aren’t news, but clearly, these networks are news to the folks in the plans -- and now that they know, they aren’t happy.

In December, I predicted that “doc shock” was going to be a major problem for the U.S. health-care overhaul, as people found out that the narrow networks insurers use to keep premiums low often don’t cover the top-notch doctors you’d like to see if you get really sick:

"If narrow networks could give everyone in the country access to health-care outcomes no worse than 90 percent as good as the folks with the best doctors at 75 percent of the price we’d pay for broader networks, the health-care wonks would jump on that deal as an unbelievable bargain. But I think it’s pretty clear that average folks don’t think like health-care wonks.

"Rationally, you should get the policy with the highest possible deductible and coinsurance, because more comprehensive insurance basically just means that you’re prepaying the deductible in advance. But people hate those policies. The most bitter union fights are usually when management tries to increase the copays and deductibles on health insurance -- even though the union knows exactly how much this is costing, because they’re basically making a dollar-for-dollar trade of wage compensation for health insurance premiums. That’s what the membership wants.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/-doc-shock-reaches-the-mas...

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HC doesn't work.  Neither does  Marxism or Communism-but then, who said they were rational? I have been a patient in a Canadian hospital.  I was in for a week.   I saw many nurses-no doctors even though my parents

had insurance.  Same thing will happen to you. As for you Mayor Bloomberg the people do not agree with you on gun control, Agenda 21,or anything else. This was a Constitutional Republic until Bozo the Clown took over.

she's right-you don't get your top dog docs as a matter of fact with O bama you are lucky to get off with slum dog docs while the people who aren't are getting the paid goods-sorry you don't like it-TRUTH is hard to take

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH OBAMACARE: RATES ARE GOING TO INCREASE 400 FOLD. THE YOUNGER AMERICANS ARE "NOT" GOING TO ENROLL. AMERICAN DOCTORS ARE GOING TO RETIRE IN DROVES OR REFUSE ANY FORM OF OBAMACARE. THERE WILL BE AN INFLUXE OF "UNQUALIFIED" RAG HEAD "DOCTORS" FROM THE MIDDLE EAST WHO WILL IMMEDIATELY SET UP UN-NEEDED "ASSEMBLY LINE" OPERATIONS, PAIN PILL PUSHING OPERATIONS.  MEDICAL DENIALS IN DROVES FROM THE UNQUALIFIED UNCARING OBAMA EMPLOYEES. PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL FLEE FROM OFFERING COVERAGES IN DROVES! MEDICAID IN ALL STATES WILL BE BANK RUPTED! AND THAT IS JUST FOR STARTERS!   WELCOME TO COMMUNIST "AMERICA", THE PLANNED PURPOSEFUL INTENTIONAL "TOTAL DESTRUCTION" OF THIS GREAT NATION AND OUR MOST CORRUPT CONGRESS IN HISTORY IS DOING "NOTHING" TO STOP AMERICA'S DESTRUCTION! OVER 2,500,000 JOBS DOWN THE TUBES!   WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA!!!!

The only way you are going to turn things around is when you start teaching fathers that it is their job to love, lead, teach, take care of, and protect their children from the statist socialist government schools. America's fathers have hired the government to miseducate the last three or four generations. Now, we don't know the freedom to love, lead, teach, take care of, and protect our children and loved ones without government interference and "help." 

When the pilgrim fathers wanted the freedom to raise their families in peace, they came to America to do it. Of course, the European elite and criminals followed them, but our Christian born institutions held off serfdom and statism until around 1913 when the bankers got their hands on free money to use against "we the people."

A winning revolt will start with getting real men and fathers to pull their children out of the atrocious indoctrination centers, public screwels...

Sadly, all this was predicted by Republicans.  Democrats will NEVER LEARN, their good intentions NEVER TRANSLATE into GOOD RESULTS, NEVER!

Central Planning will never exceed the collective wisdom of the "silent hand" of the market!  The "fixes" embraced by central planners is always more government and more regulations to attempt to make their central plans successful!

Thank you obummer.

Welcome to the U.S. … S.R. . . .  After being groomed by Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers and George Soro's, did no one believe Obama when he said he planned to spread your wealth around, no matter how little you had ?  Did anyone seriously think that simply spreading your wealth around "did not mean" spreading any services you receive as well ???

As American's, have we become soooo complacent, that we have failed to relay "THE CANCER OF COMMUNISIM" to our children, our friends, our schools ?  How it lures society with all its' entitlements, until you're totally dependent on its' "SCRAPS," no longer a voice to be heard but rather a DICTATOR TO LISTEN TO !

It is vital that we back EVERY TEA PARTY CANDIDATE, IN EVERY STATE, in any and every manner that you can !  They are the only candidates that know what's at stake - and the only candidates that understand who put them in office !  There will be no more business as usual in Washington but rather best interest's served on behalf of the American people . . . we pray peacefully, yet as our forefather's understood, whatever means necessary to preserve our LIBERTY . . .

A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but
not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is
run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman
in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but
is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government 'cracks down' on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for 'the safety of its citizens' and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

This was borrowed from another blog, please spread it far and wide!

This just the beginning, and wasn't it that idiot from Florida who said "The Republicans want you to die quickly"? Hell, with the Dummycrat's I don't want to get even a cold. Palin was right on, death panels and doctors giving up their practices. Wow, this is the compassionate party? What a joke the Democrat party has become. It is for sure a "great party no more". And the GOP is headed the same way. Bet if given the chance the same idiots that elected this corrupter-in-chief would vote for him for a third term.  Santa Claus is alive and well at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The low life's hero. 

I was forced to change doctors, the internist that I had for the past 4 years just got up and quit a couple of months ago. The internist is no longer carried my health insurances network. Poof-Gone.

From a government perspective, the most sinister thing they can do is coerce wider networks while at the same time, encourage the prices to remain low (with a wink and a back office deal regarding to bail out money).   But note, the tone of the article is rather offensive to me.   The implication is that we the people are too stupid to know that it is better to have a narrow network with high deductibles and high copayments.   Now I dedicated an entire chapter in my book to health care (and another on how Obamacare could possibly lead to "non profit" for 1/6th of our economy), so this is a topic that I've been thinking about for quite a while.  And yes, I do agree that high deductibles and high copays are better for the consumer - because insurance is a lose for the individual and a win for the insurance company.   HOWEVER, that is a far cry from saying that it is better to send your family to a commodity grade doctor (bundling the two concepts together is shameful - and this is why I'm offended by the article).   I believe that we should have the right to the best possible health care that we can afford (in fact, in the supplemental chapter, I warn about the possibility of a two tier system where only the super rich will be able to afford quality health care - this is my biggest fear).  So my premise is that we should have as many health care tiers as possible, and if I save an extra 5 dollars a month, then I should be able to get 5 dollars of higher quality for my family.   And everyone else deserves that same thing - you save "extra", you get "extra" - seems pretty fair to me!

As for what can be done, I found a list of the top 50 most profitable hospitals in the country and will be forwarding them a link to my blog (on this site) - as mentioned on the blog link below, the book is free on this Tuesday and Wednesday, so hopefully that will encourage them to at least look at it.   Perhaps they will even voice their opinions so we can gain some insight from those actually making money in the health care industry.   So step one is to raise awareness, step two is to gather feedback, step three - well, that kind of scares me, so I'm going to focus on the first two steps for now.

Here's the blog page I created (if you're curious).  And if you have other suggestions on how to solicit feedback from those in the medical industry, I'd be curious what you think.

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/raising-the-bar-restorin...

And here's the link to the top 50 grossing hospitals in the country:

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/50-top-grossing-for-prof...

I would ask the Patriots here to Snail-Mail, E-mail and Phone all the Senators and Representatives you can, and ask why absolutely nothing is being done to protect and assist American citizens during the economic collapse, instead of preparing for our EXTERMINATION.  

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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.

Watch:

“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

Below: Nancy Pelosi is continuing to promote the false narrative that President Trump is involved in a cover-up and therefore may be guilty of an impeachable offense. Millie Weaver joins Alex to break down the propaganda being used to overturn the democratic election of 2016 

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