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Obama is raiding Medicare to fund Obamacare

Shovel ready Obamacare

In October 2013, I did a post on thousands of elderly Americans on Medicare’s Advantage program discovering they’d lost their trusted doctors because their HMOs (health maintenance organizations), in a move to trim costs, have fired those physicians. An example is UnitedHealthCare (UHC), which sent thousands of pink slips to Connecticut doctors caring for Medicare Advantage patients.

I wrote in that post:

Why are thousands of Medicare Advantage doctors being fired?

The answer is ObamaCare.

Under Obamacare, federal funding to Medicare Advantage is being reduced by billions of dollars in coming years. Obama said spending on the Advantage program is higher than regular Medicare and is “unsustainable.”

Mark my words: The firing of Medicare Advantage doctors is just the beginning. President Lucifer is gunning for the Advantage program itself, and ultimately all of Medicare.

Just think: What he and the Demonrats really want is the government’s takeover of the health “care” of all Americans via a “single-payer,” i.e. government-run nationalized, healthcare system.

That’s the ultimate goal of Obamacare.

Once this super-sized Obamacare is in place, Medicare would be superfluous and will be jettisoned, if not sooner.

Last week came news that the POS has proposed a 3.55% cut to Medicare’s Advantage program.

Now, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is confirming what we suspect.

Greg Richter reports for Newsmax, Feb. 25, 2014, that, citing proposed cuts in Medicare Advantage plans, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the Obama administration is raiding Medicare to pay for Obamacare.

In Washington over the weekend for a National Governors Association meeting, Scott said in a press release on Feb. 24:

“We learned last week that Medicare is being raided to pay for Obamacare, which is hurting our seniors, who could lose access to the doctors they liked and were told they could keep. We need to give our seniors a voice and ask the president directly to not pay for Obamacare by raiding Medicare. He has stopped and delayed other broken parts of the healthcare law. He should do the same with this.”

Appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Gov. Scott said he’s seen 300,000 Floridians lose health plans they were promised they could keep, and now senior citizens, a significant part of the state’s population, are telling him they can’t find a doctor who accepts Medicare. “It’s totally different from what our citizens were promised,” Scott said.

Cavuto noted that several of Scott’s fellow governors said during the weekend conference that Obamacare isn’t going to be repealed, so it is up to them to find ways to make it work.

Meanwhile, as Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor, points out, enrollment in MEDICAID has increased 1,290% since its inception in 1966, from 4 million to 55.6 million people in 2012. Spending in MEDICAID has increased a whopping 31,212.5%, from $800 million in 1966 to $250.5 billion by 2012.

Medicaid is welfare, but Medicare is not.

Just like Social Security, Americans who work pay into their supposed Medicare benefits via Medicare deductions from our paychecks.

Just like Social Security, the Medicare program is being raided to “re-distribute” the monies to those who don’t work.

To all Americans who are on Medicare:

Just how much longer will you tolerate this?

Until you wake up morning to discover you no longer have Medicare coverage?

UPDATE:

Minutes after I published this post, I received an email from Townhall.com that the POS also slashed another part of Medicare — the home health care services:

On January 1, 2014, ObamaCare cut nearly $22 billion from Medicare home health care over four years. That means an estimated 3.5 million poor and ill homebound senior citizens woke up on New Year’s Day to discover that ObamaCare had slashed funding for their home health care program.

Last year, Medicare home health services were delivered to approximately 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. According to the federal government’s own data, these seniors are older, poorer and sicker than the Medicare beneficiary population as whole. Many of these seniors also reside in rural communities, where home health care is especially important because other sources of treatment are often located many miles away.    

~Eowyn

DoD wastes $100,000 on workshop if Jesus died also for Klingons

America’s national debt is now over $16.3 TRILLION, but the Department of Defense (DoD) is oblivious and behaving like the gravy train is still choo-chooing along.

A workshop funded by the DoD’s Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to the tune of nearly $100,000, included a session on the earthshaking problem of whether Jesus had died for Klingons.

Yes, Klingons.

The wholly fictitious species who inhabit the wholly fictitious TV program “Star Trek” and its spinoffs.

Star Trek's Klingon Lt. Commander Worf

Star Trek’s Klingon Lt. Commander Worf

Jaci Greggs reports for Breitbart.com, Dec. 5, 2012, that Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) latest report on spending by the Department of Defense shows, among other things, defense spending used for a lecture series last year involving fictional alien species, called “Did Jesus Die for Klingons too?”

The Klingon session was one of the sessions at a recent workshop funded by DARPA — a strategy planning workshop on the 100 Year Starship project. The session featured philosophy professor Christian Weidemann of Germany’s Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum. Weidemann pondered the theological conflict to Christianity if intelligent life was found on other planets. (See page 17 of Sen. Coburn’s report.)

At another DoD-funded gathering, the brainstorming sessions covered topics such as how to make deep space travel most efficient, how scientists would go about creating a “warp bubble,” and whether or not humans would need to wear clothing during space travel. This event even featured actors from the famous “Star Trek” TV series as special guests.

This was in conjunction with the 100 Year Starship project, the goal of which is to “foster a rebirth of a sense of wonder” to “make interstellar space travel practicable and feasible.” So far, the 100 Year Project has consumed more than $1 million.

H/t California Political News and Views.

~Eowyn

Why is the Obama regime obsessed with zombies?

There’s a saying that when something happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, we should start paying attention. Thrice, it’s no longer mere coincidence but is a definite pattern or trend. When it happens a FOURTH time, then we know something out of the ordinary definitely is going on!

This is the case with the Obama regime and zombies. Yes, zombies. The soul-less walking dead who inhabit the nightmarish world of horror movies. The walking dead who aren’t real, except to voodoo cultists like Obama’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson.

ONE

First, the U.S. federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the name of education, published a tongue-in-cheek graphic novel, titled Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic, in March 2011, advising Americans on how to deal with a zombie apocalypse.

In the graphic novel, a “zombie pandemic” has taken place in the southeast of the United States. This is how the CDC describes Zombie Pandemic:

CDC has a fun new way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Click on the image below to view the novella. A transcript can be found by clicking on the “accessible text” PDF. To order your own copy of the novella click here.

You can also read the comic on the CDC’s website.

TWO

Next, as reported by Christian Toto of Breitbart on Oct. 29, 2012, Hollyweird director Joss Wedon (“Avengers” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) appeared in a video pimping for Obama. Whedon goes on the attack, saying a Romney administration will bring on “the zombie apocalypse”:

THREE

The same day, Oct. 29, 2012, the federal govt held a 5-day military exercise in San Diego to defend the United States against — you guessed it – a zombie apocalypse.

As reported by Julie Watson for the Associated Press, hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others participated in a counterterrorism summit, hosted by security firm Halo Corp, at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island in San Diego bay. The keynote speaker was former CIA Director Michael Hayden. The five-day summit was an approved training event by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Program and the Urban Areas Security Initiative, which used precious taxpayer dollars to fund the $1,000 per person registration fee and coursework on everything from the battleground tactics to combat wounds to cybersecurity.

Called “Zombie Apocalypse,” the Halo exercise followed the CDC’s campaign launched in March 2011. In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.

As described by Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp: “This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with. No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do. If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!’ What’s the zombie going to do? He’s going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he’s not going to react to you. No doubt when a zombie apocalypse occurs, it’s going to be a federal incident, so we’re making it happen.”

According to a report compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who chairs the investigations subcommittee of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee:

The marquee event over the [San Diego] summit, however, was its highly-promoted “zombie apocalypse” demonstration. Strategic Operations, a tactical training firm, was hired to put on a “zombie-driven show” designed to simulate a real-life terrorism event. The firm performed two shows on Halloween, which featured 40 actors dressed as zombies getting gunned down by a military tactical unit. Conference attendees were invited to watch the shows as part of their education in emergency response training. [...] According to the firm’s public relations manager, the exercise was brought about “utilizing Hollywood magic,” and setup in a “parking lot-sized movie set [with] state-of-the-art structures, pyrotechnic battlefield effects, medical special effects, vehicles and blank-firing weapons.”

Here’s a video of the Halo exercise (h/t The Examiner):

Why the zombie obsession?

Maybe “zombie” is a code word for something else?

FOUR

Sure enough, on the eve of the Nov. 6, 2012 presidential election, after Obama exhorted his supporters to “vote for revenge,” a Democrat activist website, RepublicanZombieDefense.com, released a vile “Get Out the Vote” ad in which Obama supporters use machine guns, grenades, garden shears, and chainsaws to maim, behead, and explode — you guessed it – brain-dead zombies.

The zombies are Mitt Romney supporters, i.e., Republicans and conservatives.

And so, now we know why the Obama regime is obsessed with zombies.

The Nazis had dehumanized Jews as vermin and bacillus before exterminating them. Dehumanizing — regarding another as less than or not human — makes it easier to kill that person. After all, we have no qualms killing bugs or worms or chickens or pigs or cows….

Draw your own conclusions as to what it means that the Obama regime and its acolytes dehumanize their political opponents as zombies, and repeatedly fantasize about killing those zombies.

~Eowyn