Health care plan: not affordable
In the original House Democratic bill sponsored by Michigan representative John Dingell (HR 3200) and posted in July, the public scheme and private insurers would compete in government-supervised “Health Care Exchanges” to provide a basic health-care package. This basic package would provide a bargain-basement level of care while imposing massive fees on those enrolled in its coverage.
HR 3200 specifies that “cost-sharing” by those enrolled in the basic package can reach as high as “$5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for a family. Such levels shall be increased (rounded to the nearest $100) for each subsequent year” in line with inflation, as measured by the consumer price index.
Evidently, the health-care plan comes down to this (and worse, as the article goes on):
(1) require insurance companies to take all comers
(2) require everyone to buy a policy
(3) declare problem solved!
The main effect of the bill is to increase insurance company profits and to shift the costs of the premiums (for those who can afford it) from employers to employees. As for the millions who can’t afford the premiums? – never mind, we’ll be moving on to another news story as soon as the bill is passed and Obama congratulates himself.
William Engdahl: “It’s The Vaccines Stupid!”
The WHO and US Government CDC are escalating a public psychological conditioning to create hysteria and panic among an uninformed public about an alleged “virus” H1N1 Influenza A, aka Swine Flu, whose alleged effects to date appear comparable with a common cold. Before people line up in the streets demanding their vaccinations for their children and themselves, it would be wise to remember, to paraphrase a 1992 campaign statement of Bill Clinton to George H.W. Bush: “It’s the vaccination, Stupid!”
By countless scientific accounts, far more dangerous to human health than any reported incidences of Swine Flu are the dangers of severe health issues including paralysis, brain damage and even death arising from what is added to vaccines by virtually every major vaccine maker.
Despite all the facts, and Engdahl is a very responsible researcher, I realize it is very difficult for many of you to accept the possibility that ‘they’, even given their greed and power, would actually conspire to poison masses of people. The key principle to keep in mind at this point in history is the Shock Doctrine.
The Shock Doctrine, which ‘they’ have used often in the past, says that if you’re going for it, it’s better to do it all at once. If you’re on a roll, go the whole nine yards. They got their economic collapse; the nations donated their treasuries to the banks; the new world order is being established; the confrontation with the Russians is moving forward nicely – might as well get a little marshal law and depopulation out of the game at the same time.
Chossudovsky: Iowa Contemplates “Forced Confinement” in a “Quarantine Facility
Global Research, September 4, 2009
Iowa public health officials have acknowledged the existence of a blank template entitled FACILITY QUARANTINE ORDER in the case of a Novel Influenza A H1N1 pandemic. The official press release states, however, that there is no draft or text of a “Quarantine Order” by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Nathan Janes : TV & mind control
Many people may not realize that when they turn on the television in their home, what they see as a constant flow of images is actually flickering. Although we do not see this consciously, the repetitive pattern of flickering images creates a state that is similar to hypnosis in the television viewer. Studies by researcher Herbert Krugman have shown that within 30 seconds of television viewing, brain waves switch from predominantly beta waves, indicating alert and conscious attention, to predominantly alpha waves, indicating an unfocused, receptive lack of attention.
9/11 FEMA VIDEOGRAPHER BLOWS THE WHISTLE
As official videographer for the U.S. government, Kurt Sonnenfeld was detailed to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, where he spent one month filming 29 tapes: “What I saw at certain moments and in certain places … is very disturbing!” He never handed them over to the authorities and has been persecuted ever since. Kurt Sonnenfeld lives in exile in Argentina, where he wrote “El Perseguido” ( The Persecuted ).
Ellen Brown: Did Lehman Brothers Fall or Was It Pushed?
A year after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, questions still swirl around its collapse. Lawrence MacDonald, whose book A Colossal Failure of Common Sense came out in July 2009, maintains that the bank was not in substantially worse shape than other major Wall Street banks. He says Lehman was just “put to sleep. They put the pillow over the face of Lehman Brothers and they put her to sleep.” The question is, why?
Chris Hedges: Food Is Power and the Powerful Are Poisoning Us
Our most potent political weapon is food. If we take back our agriculture, if we buy and raise produce locally, we can begin to break the grip of corporations that control a food system as fragile, unsafe and destined for collapse as our financial system.
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