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AMERICANS ARE HURTING – “CONGRESS COULD CARE LESS”!

After you read this send me a message and tell me how Congress and three vindictive Senators can take a month off when people are suffering. Our Congress is inhumane to keep the Obamacare debacle alive. I hope the voters remember every Democrat and the maverick RINO’s when they come up for re-election.

At the same time I can’t fathom why some news service does not compile a special report of actual facts of how health care costs are destroying working and retired Americans. If you hear younger Americans tell us seniors they are tired of paying for our Medicare they are not informed.

I will share some personal facts of how healthcare is effecting my retirement. I will also share two examples of the plight of two middle aged Americans, one is from my family regarding the insurance debacle. The sad part of this insurance disaster is that Congress and all government employees are exempt from the Obamacare disaster. They could care less as they have more than adequate insurance that we pay for most of their premiums with our taxes.

I retired nearly 24 years ago with one pension for 27 years service with what is now Lockheed-Martin. This provides us with a staggering $221.47 each month and no benefits. Now take a look at what Medicare provides and costs. We each pay $107.00 each month in premiums deducted from our Social Security, now named a Federal Entitlement. This is means tested and many retirees pay much more as they have higher incomes. We also pay for the first $185 of costs as a deductible or $370 total each year.

For the uninformed, Medicare only pays for 80% of medical costs and unless you are rich or a fool you have to buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the 20%. This requires a policy just like those on Obamacare that is so-called competitive as the rates in each State are not the same. These premiums increase each year as you grow older regardless of your health. Being blessed with my 87th birthday this month and you reach this advanced age there is no competitive advantage to shop around for better rates as you are just too old. Currently the costs for Norma and I to be covered is $399.29 each month and these costs have increased twice in the past six months but who cares?

Bush #2 gave us old people another entitlement called Medicare part “D” for our drugs. This program is also competitive as you buy an insurance policy that has many options, choices and different premiums to chose from. These policies are so confusing my insurance agent for our Medicare refuses to even sell or recommend which insurance provider to buy from. As Norma takes much less prescription medication she has a policy with lower premiums and has a co-pay for her medication. In my case I have higher premiums and only have co-pay if their is no generic yet. Currently our monthly costs for prescribed drugs and premiums is about $210. In addition we take doctor recommended vitamins, aspirin, fish oil, bacteria for my colon and other assorted over the counter medical items. The Instaflex for my knees alone is $39 a month. This will easily average over $75 each month.

Speaking of my knees that are both bone on bone. My family doctor can inject steroids in my left knee every three months. I have to drive 128 miles to my referred Orthopedic Surgeon who administers three shots in my right knee every six months. Both doctors do not recommend surgery because I am just too old. Medicare pays for the steroid shots in my left knee and the shots injected by the Surgeon every six months. My main reason to include this information is to document why are there three and six month intervals. If I have to have the shots sooner Medicare will not pay for them. They cost $550 and $1800 each cycle. The doctors both told me there is no medical reason for the time periods but some bureaucrat in Washington decided that was what it would be. I do get a steroid shot in my right knee after four months as the series of shots never last six months.  

We have no coverage for dentistry work. Just yesterday I paid $210 to have my teeth cleaned and a getting a crown re-cemented in that came off when the hygienist was flossing my old teeth. Our average dental costs are $1500 each year.

Because I do not understand or trust the confusing Federal ograms I still maintain a catastrophic policy I have had for 50 years. It has a $25,000 deductible and cost $636 annually

To save you time our annual costs for healthcare is at least $13,279.00 at this time or $1,106.58 each month. Norma has not been admitted to a hospital since 1965 or 52 years ago. I have not been admitted to a hospital since 2004 or 13 years ago which means nothing for our insurance rates.

I hope those who think Medicare is free and are not government bureaucrats become aware of that planning for those “Golden Years” in advance is difficult.

Our daughter is in business for herself and is required to buy an Obamacare policy or pay a hefty tax penalty. She has not been hospitalized in the past seven years. Her policy premiums are some $800 a month and she has to pay $60 per visit any time she see’s her primary care doctor. She has no dental coverage and her policy has some other restrictions. It has a $6000 deductible clause. If her doctor refers her to a specialists the policy pays nothing until she reaches the $6,000. If the doctor send her to get any testing, X-Rays or lab work the policy pays nothing until the $6,000 deductible is met each year. If a generic drug exists they cost $5.00. If no generic drug exists the co-pay is extremely expensive. Some drugs are not even covered and she pays 100%. In the area she lives there are few choices and they keep disappearing as the insurance companies keep dropping out of the market. To keep her doctor she has been with for 25 years was a nightmare of bureaucratic paperwork.  

Can you imagine a government employee and especially a Congressperson screaming if they had a policy like hers or ours. They don’t have to worry as they are the new “Elite” class of Americans. When my grandchildren ask me what field of work to pursue I tell them either “healthcare” or “Government service”. These are the only fields with benefits as Obama killed benefits from most companies and the 40 hours work week. My son works for one of the largest companies in the world that offers no healthcare or retirement benefits to newly hired employees. Anyone who plans to live on Social Security is mindless. Why has this escaped exposure even from Fox News is scary?

I know a friend who works as hard as anyone I know. He is a maintenance worker and has no benefits. His wife also works and they have three small children. If she covers her husband and their children with her insurance she would have zero take home pay. The consequence is he and the three children must use Medicaid care where illegals have priority.

As the media or any well known journalist or commentator or even a well known Blog writer has never attempted to tell the real stories I will publish your story if desired? Maybe just one person in power in Washington might really understand.

I give up on Congress to help as they just play power games. Other matters are understandably important but to just sweep healthcare under the rug is hurting far too many deserving Americans. When two female Senators and John Mc Cain sank the repeal of Obamacare they betrayed their trust. Women I can understand are concerned about abortions and free birth control pill for even those on welfare. McCain who reversed his last vote, just voted no to punish Trump politically. Every pregnant woman who cares for everyone is still being punished because of these three Senators who hate President Trump. A really sad day for America folks when a “has been” Senator killed all hope to fix our healthcare to just stab Trump in the back. They used to call this Treason but Congress persons do not fear or support our laws they can just ignore them. Washington is broken but who cares? I do, do you? Please share this with every American possible.

C Brewer

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THE NEWS MEDIA, AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY!

The rain usurped my usual tee time at 7 am this morning so I chose to watch the news again and what a waste of time. Now even Fox News is beginning to join the war against President Trump. How anyone can suffer with watching ABC, NBC or CBS and their all news network stations deserves a Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in action. Every national television network is no longer a news source. Now it presents individual “Actors” posing as commentators that are as dishonest as Al Capone. Twisted facts, personal opinions, bias, and performances worthy of an Academy Award for acting is not “reporting the news”!

Between 6 am and noon I watched every move Jared Kushner made as he was leaving a car at the Capital. He then proceed and I was able to watch every step he took along corridors to be interviewed by some Senate group of puppet lawyers. Watching this once was probably news reporting but after 16 times, five in just one hour, I found reruns of NCIS far more interesting than commentary by ten different retired politicians, bureaucrats and an array of Fox reporters. This coupled with other snippets about Russian influence in the last election were far too much.

Why can’t the media take at least part of one day a week for the next several months to report factual in-depth pictures of the infrastructure which is crumbling. A report from each State would be something us common folks would connect with. Pictures of bridges that are crumbling is news we all need. Which State is better or worse and why?

A detailed factual report on how many people are on welfare and do not have to work in each State would be news. Showing how people in the 1930”s, when I was a boy, that actually worked to build infrastructure instead of sitting on their butts while others feed them would be news. Progress to fix problems or continue to ignore them is called news.

Another interesting news report on how long it takes a military veteran to get, in some cases, inadequate treatment. We could watch first hand the actual differences of treatment available in each State. That my friends is news the people need to make decisions on who to vote for in future Congressional elections.    

Do a series of reports on healthcare in each State to commend the positive and focus attention on the negative facts. Report why Insurance costs are not the same in each state and why. Focus in on why insurance companies cannot cross State lines to sell the same policies and who is controlling the decisions of difference. Wow, this might actually help get the politicians who will not act to stop this senseless regulation be voted out of office.

Actually send reporters to each State to report on how many illegal aliens actually create costs to feed, educate, treat medically and house them. Report on why they are allowed to have jobs while able Americans sit on their butt and draw welfare. The differences in each State would be facts us folks could use to elect politicians who guarantee they will even the Federal playing field. If Louisiana voters have to pay twice as much to handle illegals as New Hampshire for example may force Congress to do something except chase Russians. They might actually help make America Great Again, and spend more time at work than on vacation?

It is time for Americans to rise up again like we did when we elected Trump. We need to help him make Congress work instead of debate. We need to vote to throw out every politician, Republican and Democrat, that rather get face time on a news program than represent the people.

I am hoping that the weather tomorrow will let me tee off at 7 am. I just heard that Kushner will testify tomorrow with another herd of government lawyers for a House of Representative committee. I know this sounds simple but why can’t two Houses of Congress harass Mr. Kushner at the same time? Folks “common sense” is not possible in the Washington Swamp. Do you agree or disagree?

C Brewer 7-24-17  

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?

OBAMACARE IS DESTROYING OUR HEALTHCARE!

My friend, Dr. Peter Forrest, sent me the following aticle that was submitted to the Houston Chronicle and I feel should be shared with everyone in America. I urge you to comment and send this to everyone you know. We need to demand that Congress stop this run away train before the entire healthcare industry is destroyed by our own government. C Brewer

Well, America’s chickens are coming home to roost (to quote Jeremiah Wright). The collapse of the Exchanges and the trembling of the teetering group health insurance market following the liberal plan. The feds and the Democratic Party have come close to completly destabilizing and undermining the private system for health insurance and the most superior health care financing mechanism the world has ever seen. This is a system that has resulted in the citizens of this country enjoying the highest quality of care and the most innovative and modern mechanism for research and scientific advancement the world has ever wittnesed.
But Democrats saw another way.  An avenue to further control not only the people, but also the opportunity to eliminate the private and personal delivery of health services from provider to patient without a government overseer in the room to interfere.  Yes, there were some shortfalls in the system, and you could say insurance companies sometimes intervened and asked for cost accommodations from doctors and patients to try to rein in some spending patterns, but clients were free to change carriers if they felt they were not being served properly.  They could CHOOSE (imagine) other options and different policies if they wished.  Now the straightjacket  tailoring of the federal government has nearly extinguished all those options. 
 
Dictating policy provisions, mandating benefits that were neither requested nor necessary, removing any underwriting capabilities, forcing guarantee issue and community rating, they forced all insurance carriers down a cattle chute of requirements to the slaughterhouse for private coverage by a Judas goat, leading to the ultimate leftist goal….single payer.  We now stand on the precipice of this Marxist tenet …. ‘control their healthcare, and you control the people’.  All these companies (Blue Cross, UHC, Humana, Aetna, Scott & White), have lost hundreds of millions of dollars each attempting to satisfy the ‘central planners’ vision of what healthcare should be.   Knowledgeable and experienced government overlords (like Jonathan Gruber and the brilliant Nancy Pelosi) have now brought us to the doorstep of a nationalized system, never to return.  Yes, it most likely will be ‘VA coverage for all’ soon now.  Remember it when you ‘que-up’ for English style NHS coverage and wait for months or years for life-saving treatments that must wait for next year’s funding budget to consider a specialist appointment or complicated cancer surgery that’s is so readily available and delivered daily in Houston and all around this country.  Too bad if you perish while waiting line, it’s the system ….comrade.
You mention that Aetna’s exit might be related to their request to merge with Humana and not just the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses they were incurring in the Exchanges.  Yes, I’m sure that had an element in the decision, as they were trying to find an avenue to survive by economizing operations with another partner.  But the losses they were sustaining (along with BC, UHC, etc., etc.) were real and growing.   Can you blame them for trying to survive by consolidation?  Isn’t that what newspapers do?  They’re reacting to the strict government regulations, the same way the banks did when the Federal government pushed them into making bad loans to people who couldn’t and wouldn’t be able to pay the loans back (thanks to The Community Reinvestment Act).  It didn’t matter, the feds forced the loans anyway, it was  ..….. ‘make the loan or risk audits, fines, and loss of your charter’……  subtle.  Then the banks were blamed for the mortgage and financial collapse, just exactly where this is all headed for the insurance companies, they’ll be made the scapegoat, not the Democrats who passed this law without a single Republican vote.
 
I’m sure the democrat excuse will be …..’Well, we tried to do this through the private sector, but they just couldn’t handle it.  Nothing left but single payer’…. Despite stacking the deck against the industry for a predetermined outcome.  Are you proud of The Chronicle’s role in cheerleading for the demise of healthcare in America?  Do you and your colleagues believe you will be happy with the medical services in your ‘Brave New World’?  I don’t think so. 
 
Just like Cuba and Venezuela, Socialism always over promises and under delivers. I think you will lament your role in this.
Terry Brown
T. Ross Brown & Associates
26002 Budde Road
The Woodlands, TX  77380

FEDERAL POWER- WE DON’T NEED STATES ANYMORE!

As an avid reader with a lust for knowledge about history I wish to share some “Facts” many will find interesting. I was born in 1930 when times were rather bleak for 98% of all Americans. I grew up in the era before, during and after World War ll. I suffered through watching the rise and fall of both Germany and Japan for completely different reasons. Both of these nations became butchers of mankind including many if their own citizens.

The world has suffered through thousands of evil leaders like Lenin of Russia through Communism while Germany and Japan were wrecked by imperialism, fascism and racism.

America has been going through a Progressive change for over 100 years. This country has survived as a democratic Republic with freedoms never equaled in world history. We have had more than our share of wingnuts and disgruntled morons try to change our freedoms for all of my life. Sadly our current President has made all the previous Progressive Presidents look like lunatics while he has accomplished the loss of more freedoms than all of the other combined.

No one disputes that he was raised as a Communists and educated in Muslim schools and religious surroundings. Everyone should know one of Obama’s hero’s was an avowed Communists, Saul Alinsky. Obama includes passages about him in his books. Something you may not know or even care, Hillary Clinton did her college thesis based on Alinsky’s writings. He wrote two books every Socialists loves, “Rules for Radicals” and “Reveille for Radicals”. Alinsky died over 40 years ago.

Whether this bothers you or not it scares the crap out of me. Let me walk you through Alinsky’s step-by-step rules on how to create a socialists state. Again you may not care but if you are happy with the events ruining our Republic with Democratic political changes to our Constitution you would be happier by moving to Europe and letting the rest of us stay free. If you read this you can easily see what is happening in America today as the Democrats are following his instructions exactly. We are watching exactly what happened when Germany gave Hitler too much power in the 1930’s. You can read about, I lived through it.

Alinsky defined eight specific things that a central government must have absolute control of in order to create a social state. He defined that the first priority is the most important.

  1. Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people
  2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to survive.
  3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and that will produce more poverty.
  4. Gun Control– Remove the ability for people to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
  5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
  6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
  7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools
  8. Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Unless you are blind, stupid or already a Socialists you should be concerned and stop all of these things “NOW”. I did not make this up, read them for yourself.

One by one our Congress and the Progressive federal government is using the Supreme Court to destroy State laws and the power for a State to enact their own laws about anything. Obviously my last article expressed my disdain for the unlawful decision to force the Affordable Dare Act (ACA), or as commonly called Obamacare, on the majority of the States.

The decision Thursday to usurp the laws of many states and force same sex marriage on all Americans was just another instance of voiding State laws. This issue to force individuals to perform or service anyone when it is against their faith and we watch another freedom disappear.

Our Federal government now has or soon will have total control of step one, Healthcare.

We now have the majority of Americans living in poverty, step two accomplished.

We have the largest debt in our history regardless of how it is measured, step three accomplished.

Step four, the saber rattling about guns will be Obama or Hillary’s next objective and probably by Obama’s Executive Order. Without doubt our current Supreme Court will ban ownership of any weapon with a 5-4 or possibly a 6-3 vote very soon.

Step five, welfare is being attacked at every level of government. Many Americans are now told what they can eat, drink, work for wages and where they can live. It will include us all when the new Constitution is written by the Supreme Court

Obama’s precidsessors, including George Bush, have destroyed the education system I enjoyed in my life. We now have the most radical and socialistic higher education system in the free world. Step 6 now controllable by the federal government. Eventually all education including text material will be 100% government controlled.

Destroying our religious freedoms has been underway for many years. Obama just kicked it up a notch and the Supreme Court is happy as a group. Hopefully you read my two previous articles about our Supreme Political Court.

Creating class warfare was the easiest task for Obama as he can scream racism as our first black President. Clinton tried but was too dumb to understand its value.

You can easily disagree with my conservative views and but you can’t change actual facts or erase history. By the time Obama leaves office he will have done more damage to Americans freedoms than Hitler actually did to the German people. Radicals are the enemies of all humanity. 

C Brewer

SOCIALIST BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA!

My old friend Bob McGraw sent this to me and it has been passed around in the past but I feel it needs to be read by every American alive. I decided to post this on this Christmas Day while we still have the right to free speech and to enjoy this holiday that all Progressive-Liberals and Democrats so badly wish to eliminate. Those who continue to support these enemies of freedom deserve their fate. I will likely be gone but I weep for my children and grandchildren, some who actually believe in this Socialist form of government because they we brainwashed in major Universities.  C Brewer

The following is short, so read it and weep!

Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today…….

Recall or read that Hillary Clinton did her college thesis on his writings and President Obama writes about him in his books.

Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca

Education: University of Chicago

Spouse: Irene Alinsky

Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn’t happening today in the U.S.? All eight rules are currently in play

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”  The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

If people can read this and still say everything is just fine… they are “useful idiots”.

“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” Anon

I hope you will read and share this with every American you know. 

Merry Christmas, CB

MEMORIAL DAY 2014

God Bless our veterans on this day set aside for honoring those who gave their lives so America could be free. Unfortunately many also gave their lives to allow politicians to deprive them of being treated for health related issues. It is bad enough to deprive younger veterans to get adequate healthcare but letting the older ones die to make government records look better is murder.

This is the most gruesome action by a government in my lifetime. I am a veteran, 83+ years old and fed up with our entire government. I am on Medicare that is obviously better than what the Veterans Administration (VA) would provide me if I had to use their services. Yes, I have to pay for my Medicare healthcare that most young and uninformed Americans think is also free. Healthcare coverage premiums for myself and my wife exceed $700 a month. I hope all Americans will be happy that Obamacare has introduced new requirements that will allow a “Death Panel” to decide when to let old people like me die instead of God or a doctor.

An illegal alien or any American citizen on Medicaid can go to a local emergency room, receive their healthcare treatment and taxpayers pick up the tab. Veterans who must depend on the VA for healthcare have to travel to a VA facility to see a doctor to just get a prescription. If they use an emergency room they have to pay for the service.

For those who live in a city with VA facilities this is no different than Americans with insurance or on Medicare. For illegals and those on Medicaid we also provide free cell phones and supplemental help with local travel. This is not true for veterans who live in rural areas.

I live some 7.5 miles from Hemphill Texas. Hemphill has some 1100+ citizens and is the County Seat of Sabine County. Sabine County has about 10,500 citizens, covers some 600 square miles and over 30% of the people are over 62 and retired.

Using this area as an example, the closest VA clinic is located in Lufkin Texas. The closest VA Hospital that serves veterans is located in Houston Texas. Sabine County probably has more veterans as a percentage of total population than 90% of all 254 counties in Texas.

If a local veteran has need to see a doctor he has to call and get an appointment. This requires a round trip of from 90 to 165 miles. If he requires hospitalization they can drive directly to Houston that would average about 420 miles. If it is a non-emergency he can travel to Lufkin and catch a VA shuttle bus that makes daily trips.

I pray that the VA fiasco currently in the news will result in Congressional action to put those who created this veterans death panel in prison for the rest of their lives.

President Obama is waiting on a report of some kind to act. It’s strange that he and John Kerry could cut all military aid to Thailand and denounce a military coup in less than a day after the military took over control of the government. Well it does let the biased media have ammunition to move the VA issues to page 16 rather than the front page of the paper.

I am researching this to write an article comparing what has happened in Thailand to what has happened in the USA. So far it appears to indicate that need for a military coup in America would be a much greater a blessing for the people than what is happening in Washington D.C.   C Brewer

OBAMA’S RECORD – 923 Executive Orders in 40 Months!

My great friend Jerry sent me some facts I wish to share to hopefully wake up enough freedom loving Americans to fire this radical President in November. He has exploited the powers of the office to an extreme never before used.

Presidents issue Executive Orders, for reasons that vary, some more than others.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT 923 EX. ORDERS IN ONE PART OF ONE TERM?  YES, THERE IS A REASON. IT IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED TO TAKE CONTROL AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.

THIS LIKELY NEEDS TO HAPPEN BUT IT IS THE PEOPLES RESPONSIBILITY, NOT THE PRESIDENTS!

Even some Democrats in the House have turned on him, plus a very small number of Democrat Senators question him. The rest need to be sent home or to a mental institution.

QUESTION, WHAT IS OBAMA REALLY TRYING TO DO?

I HOPE THAT THIS SCARES YOU AS MUCH AS IT DOES ME.

Not really surprising that he appointed “Czars” to be in charge of everything.

IF YOU VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, YOU CAN EXPECT MORE!

Remember what he told Russia’s Putin: “I’ll be more flexible after I’m re-elected”.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Obama has signed 923 Executive Orders in 40 months!

What did Congress do in those 40 months? The House has at least tried to stop the spending since 2010. The Senate has done nothing, not even a budget nor allowing any House bill to be considered. A whole new order must prevail in Wash. DC as a result of this next election! Now look at these:

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates that the Postmaster General will operate a national registration

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

-EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

You can verify these “executive orders” and these are just the major ones. Watch Obama’s actions, not his words! By his actions he will show you where America is headed.

Just this week, Obama has issued a new executive order that seeks to “harmonize” U.S. economic regulations with the rest of the world. This new executive order is yet another incremental step that is pushing us closer to a one world economic system.

Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. The media will not expose this, why? Obama owns the media through people like George Soros who uses Obama like a puppet. The American people must wake up and understand that Barack Obama is destroying our Republic form of government.

The globalization of the world economy has accelerated under Obama, and this latest executive order represents a fundamental change in U.S. economic policy. Now federal regulators will be required to “harmonize” their work with the international community.

IS THIS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE? THEN PROVE TO ME THAT THIS IS WRONG. IT IS EASY TO TELL WHEN OBAMA IS LYING. HIS LIPS MOVE !!

Read “2016 Obama’s America”  by Dinish DeSouza!

It exposes Obama’s background and gives you a great idea of what Obama has in store for us. He is doing his best to destroy this country by ruining our financial system, economic system, depleting our military system and hoping we will become on equal footing with other 3rd world countries. 

You can see the movie that is playing in limited theaters but will soon be available to larger audiences. I am taking my family to see the movie tonight.

I do not know who dug up these facts but they are great Americans. I just hope enough voters will see these patterns and replace Obama in November.

C Brewer

SENIORS – Now this is SCARY!

I am not sure the following was an actual happening and I really don’t care. From all that I have read this will be the law of the land if Obamacare is not cancelled by the Surpreme Court this month. Obviously at nearly 82, in good health and blessed with the mind that God provided, I enjoy writing this blog. This keeps my mind active and golf keeps my aging body from falling apart. I am blessed and honored to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with anyone willing to read. For those of you that have not reached 75, you are likely to get there some day God willing. For the first time in my life our government has gone totally mad. I have experienced many times when it tried but sane people stopped it fast. Four more years of our current mindless President and Congress will insure destruction of our Republic form of government. Those who vote to re-elect these care-less people deserve their fate. They will for sure never reach my age. Thanks Vickey for sharing these stories.  C Brewer    

GOD SAVE AMERICA 

Forget about getting to age 75, this exact thing happened to me this morning at Danbury hospital here in Ct. I was scheduled for a cardio-lite stress test. This is a tread mill stress test where during the process they inject nuclear dye into your blood stream and then put you in a CAT scan or something similar and take a picture of your heart.

If all is good the heart shows up red, if there are blocked arteries anywhere that portion of the heart shows up pink. I have had three of these tests in the past twelve years due to blocked arteries discovered in 2000. They use the test to determine if I need a roto router or a bypass operation.

So I arrive at the hospital at 8am this morning and I am in the process of checking in at Cardiology and the lady says that my appointment has been cancelled. She makes a call and speaks with someone and hands me the phone. It is a nurse in cardiology who says that my medical coverage denied the procedure.

I said it was routine, part of my heart maintenance process and ordered by my PCP and with approval from my Cardiologist who is the head of Danbury Cardiology which is right where I was standing.

She goes, “yes but we were denied our request”. So I say, I have Medicare so what is my backup insurance doing denying anything.

Then the bombshell, she says it was the Medicare board that denied the procedure.

At that point, I turn to everyone behind me, and it was a long line, and I say to them “well you won’t have to wait too long today because my stress test procedure was just cancelled by a Medicare Death Panel.

I am only 67 so can you imagine what is going to happen when we really get old”. The entire waiting room and everyone there from patients to staff just went dead silent.

So I turn to the front desk and tell them, ” I guess I will have to write a letter to the editor of the Danbury News Times and call my Senators and Congressman and let them know the Death Panels have already convened”.

Then I walked out. By the time I got home the message machine was blinking. My PCP had already called and so did the hospital and guess what, Medicare decided to approve my stress test procedure and if I could get back down to the hospital they would fit me in right now for this 3 hour procedure.

I told them I couldn’t make it, that I was going fishing because I didn’t know how many more fishing trips I could get in before I went into cardiac arrest but not to worry about me costing the government any money because I am a 30% disabled Army veteran, due to Agent Orange poisoning which is what caused this heart problem to begin with, and I qualify to be buried for free in a plain pine wrapper in the cheap graves section at any National cemetary.

I certainly don’t want to cost our government any money so maybe we just won’t do this procedure anymore and we can use the money to redistribute it to all of the illegals to keep them alive so they can mow the lawns at the National Cemetary.

So this Death Panel crap has started. If we don’t vote this guy and his criminal cronies out of office this November then we will all die younger than we should as broke paupers as the country goes bankrupt.

Feel free to distribute my note to anyone and make it a mission to not only make your vote count but on behalf of all of us please make an effort to change the thinking of anyone remotely willingly to get intellectually engaged in this critical time in our country’s history.

 

WELL ISN’T THIS SOME SPECIAL NEWS GRANDMA AND PAPA!!!

I had one of the most troubling, most disturbing conversations ever with Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. We were discussing the “future” and I asked her had she seen any affects of Obama Care in her work?

“Oh, yes. We are seeing cutbacks throughout the services we provide. For example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive dialysis can no longer be accepted.

In the past, there was always automatic approval under Medicare for anyone who needed dialysis — not anymore.”

So, what will be their outcome? “They will die soon without dialysis,” she stated.

What about other services? She indicated as of 2013 (after the election), no one over 75 will be given major medical procedures unless approved by locally administered Ethics Panels. These Panels will determine whether a patient receives medical treatment or not.

While details on specific operating procedures and schedules, Dr. Allen points out that most life-threatening emergencies do not occur during normal hospital business hours, and if there are emergencies that depend to be resolve within minutes or just few hours, the likely hood of getting these Panels approval in time to save a life are going to be very challenging and difficult, if not impossible she said.

This applies to major operations such as receiving stents, bypass surgery, kidney operations, or treating for an aneurysm that would be normally covered under Medicare today. In other words, if you needed a life-saving operation, Medicare will not provide coverage anymore after 2013 if you are 75 or over. When in 2013? “We haven’t been given a specific date — could be in January or July….but it’s after the election.”

This is shocking to any of us who will be 75 this year. Her advice, get healthy and stay healthy. We do not know the specifics of the actual implementation of the full Obama Care policies and procedures — “they haven’t filtered down

to the local level yet. But we are already seeing severe cuts in what we provide to the elderly — we refused dialysis to an individual who was 78 just the other day….we refused to give stents to a gentleman who was in his late 80s.”

Every day, she said, we are seeing these cutbacks aimed at reducing care across the board for anyone who is over 75.

We can only hope that Obama Care will be overturned by the Supreme Court — otherwise, this is a death sentence to those who are over 75….perhaps you should pass this on to your friends who are thinking of voting for Obama this year.

Note: Anyone not voting at all, is a Vote for Obama…..

Regardless if you have private health care coverage now (I have Aetna Medicare Part B) — it will no longer apply after 2013 if the Ethics Panels disapprove of a procedure that may save your life.

Didn’t know about it? Of course, not. As Nancy Pelosi said….”well, if you want to know what’s in the bill, you’ll have to read it…..” After it was passed.

This is a graphic reminder of the need to stay healthy. Get your plot now at Forest Lawn….while they last. Is this a death sentence to those of  YOU who will reach 75?…..Yes! 

IMMIGRATION-LA RAZA’S PURPOSE?

 

Take a peek at where your tax dollars to fund at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) are being spent. NCLR is racist organization. Some of their primary purposes are to provide discounted tuition for illegal aliens, provide driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, illegal alien sanctuary policies and how to obtain free services that are destroying our educational and healthcare programs.

If you take the time to dig a little deeper, the truth about this organization is even more disturbing and dangerous. La Raza serves as the front organization for the radical Mexican reconquista  movement, which seeks to conquer the American Southwest and return it to Mexico.

If you doubt this statement cut and paste the following for viewing;     

http://www.judicialwatch.org/…/2006/SR_academia%20semillas.pdf

 

This is a report that Judicial Watch wrote about a Mexican separatist charter school funded by the NCLR. It’s called Academia Semillas Del Pueblo (Seeds of the People Academy). And this is what the principal of the school had to say about his “educational” objectives:

“We don’t necessarily want to go to White schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching. We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts… Ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction.”

The report shows a description of the school’s “United States History and Geography” class for 8th graders:

A People’s history of Expansion and Conflict – A thematic survey of American politics, society, culture and political economy; Emphasis throughout on the nations the U.S. usurped, invaded and dominated; Connections between historical rise of capitalism and imperialism with modern political economy and global social relations.

This type of school program appears to be tailor made for President Obama. Remember immediately after being sworn in he went on an international apology tour. He made it perfectly clear that he does not believe in American exceptionalism. Is this what you want your tax dollars to support?

This organization has had friends in high places in both political parties for many years. You can find speeches of support from Hillary Clinton and former Bush advisor Karl Rove. With Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, pushing the buttons inside the White House, La Raza and the affiliates are accelerating Obama’s amnesty agenda nationwide through its vast network of Latino organizations.

Munoz previously served as the NCLR’s senior vice president where she supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels. She was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles that took place in the George W. Bush Administration. She held that position until President Obama appointed her without any oversight questioning and ignored his own ethics rules that would have prevented Munoz from working on matters concerning La Raza.

 

Clyde Brewer

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