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HEALTH CARE – WHAT ARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS?

I received this interesting suggested plan to apply to healthcare to both make it affordable and effective. I have read this several times and it motivated me to see if anyone of the some 700 people who will receive this will take the time to share dialog. I will withhold my suggestions for the first time ever and see if;

a. Does anyone even read this? It is short and someone took their time to at least get involved, will you? I expect to receive maybe five comments to share with others. If five do respond it will be the most to take time to share their views since I decided to put up rather shut up six years ago.   

b. If anyone will take the time to express their thoughts about this proposal in writing? Making comments to anything I post is simple and easy.

c. The Internet is the greatest tool man has ever had to learn, opine, and help others evaluate anything. If you take the time to respond to this article you actually might motivate one or more people to get involved. When people get involved they will also learn.

I have written over 1100 articles that are available free to inform, challenge and hopefully help improve our ability to communicate with each other. America is now divided more than it has ever been in my nearly 87 years. The hate, damage and destruction of other Americans property, violent protest, prohibiting others to express their views and actually maiming and killing for political reasons is unacceptable to normal people worldwide.  I receive nothing for the hours I spend reading and writing but self-satisfaction. If I have challenged others to peacefully get involved, I have helped.    

I have no idea who compiled these proposed changes to improve our healthcare debacle but I appreciate their attempt to propose another thought for us to ponder. Congress will never have consensus on anything again. The “Left” at this point would never agree that our blood is “Red”, that the White House is “White” or that a bluebird is “Blue”. Schumer would protest motherhood if the media provided him free face time to spout his hate filled dialog.  GOD SAVE AMERICA  C Brewer

PROPOSED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM!  

  1. If we get rid of insurance systems, market forces will help contain the rising cost of healthcare. But in respectable/civilized societies, letting people die because they can’t afford healthcare is inhumane. So, some form of efficient healthcare support is needed.
  2. A single-payer system run by the government might be good from control and cost perspective, but this doesn’t address the potential for fraud and inefficiency.

Keeping these points in mind, we propose the following framework:

  1. Two percent of all income gets deducted and put in a personal account (similar to Health Savings Account currently in use). Because US median income is about $55,000, this will mean roughly $1100 per earning member.
  2. No specific insurance company-negotiated rates for any medical procedure/medicine/consultancy will be allowed. All providers must list the price for their products and services open
  3. When you need medical care/products/services, you can get it from whomever/wherever you like anywhere in the country. Expenses will be paid from the 2% account mentioned above until it is fully drained. At the end of the year, if it still has funds left, it is given back to the individuals. This will make sure people use coverage carefully and the providers who provide good quality services at low cost thrive.
  4. Once that account is drained, the healthcare system will kick in and pay for all additional coverage at 98% rate. The remaining 2% will still be paid by the individual user of the service. This will ensure that all needed coverage is available without bankrupting individuals while the 2% cost share by users will ensure that there is still a small cost (like co-pay) to restrict and discourage abuse.
  5. Because one huge federal program administering healthcare may lead to fraud or abuse, we can either set up a separate nonprofit entity (like US post office) that handles healthcare or let the states manage it at the state level with block grants based on the size of the population so that smaller offices/budgets/geographic proximity can limit fraud/abuse. But the care/products/services are standardized nationwide so that states don’t get to limit/deny coverage.
  6. Allow anyone to buy pharmaceutical drugs from anywhere in the world. The simple act of opening up the market will make sure the prices remain real and not inflated due to regulation and middlemen.
  7. Eliminate Medicare, Medicaid, and other individual government-run healthcare systems to save cost and improve efficiency, as this one model can serve everyone in the country.
  8. Some details could be tweaked. For example, instead of 2%, it could be 1% or 3%. But establishing these principles in a simple, easy-to-understand system should be adequate to get things under control.  ANON

 

WILL YOU GET INVOLVED?

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BLACK EYED PEAS!

I have dedicated myself to learn something every day. My friend Allan Moore fulfilled this need with the following article. I hope y’all enjoy the story as much as I did.

C Brewer

A bit of info on the results of the Civil War.  A little late, but still good to know information.  It was said that a crow, flying across the land devastated by Sherman and his troops, would have to carry his own rations.

If you grew up in the South, then you can relate. I grew up with this belief but did not know the real reason. My mother always served black eyed peas on New Year’s Day, and she said it would bring good luck in the New Year.  I’ve carried this tradition forward but never knew the reason behind it. 

It became a way of remembrance for my mother and grandmother.  “Black Eyed Peas: The Real Story,” is much more interesting and has gone untold in fear that feelings would be hurt.  It is a story of war, the most brutal and bloody war in US history.  Military might and power pushed upon civilians, women, children, and elderly. Never seen as a war crime, this was the policy of the greatest nation on earth trying to maintain that status at all costs. An unhealed wound remains in the hearts of some people of the southern states even today.

The story of THE BLACK EYED PEA being considered good luck relates directly back to Sherman’s Bloody March to the Sea in late 1864.  It was called The Savannah Campaign and was led by Major General William T. Sherman. This campaign began on November 15, 1864 when Sherman’s troops marched from the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia and ended at the port of Savannah on December 22, 1864. When the smoke cleared, the Southerners who had survived the onslaught came out of hiding. They found that the blue-belly aggressors had looted and stolen everything of value, and everything you could eat, including all livestock was stolen or killed.

Death and destruction were everywhere. While in hiding, few had enough to eat, and starvation was now upon the survivors. There was no international aid, no Red Cross meal trucks. The Northern army had taken everything they could carry and eaten everything they could eat. But they couldn’t take it all. 

The devastated people of the South found for some unknown reason that Sherman’s blood-thirsty troops had left silos full of black eyed peas. At the time in the north, the lowly black eyed pea was only used to feed livestock. The northern troops saw it as the thing of least value. Taking grain for their horses and livestock and other crops to feed themselves, they just couldn’t take everything. So they left the black eyed peas in great quantities, assuming it would be of no use to the survivors, since all the livestock it could feed had either been taken, eaten or killed. Southerners awoke to face a new year in this devastation and were facing massive starvation if not for the good luck of having the black eyed peas to eat.

From New Year’s Day 1865 forward, the tradition grew for true Southerners to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck.  My family will be served black eyed peas on New Year’s Day because I was raised a true Southerner.

My family eats black eyed peas on New Year’s Day and several more times during the year. We all just like black eyed peas. C Brewer

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