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Chocolate Eyelash

Yuck.

So I was totally enjoying my raw organic chocolate bar and lo and behold there is an eyelash staring out at me from it. uuuuueeeeecchhhh. *Shudder*

Oh, well. Trash that bar!

I called the company and they are sending a new one out. Yay!

With all the nets the health departments require to cut down hairs in food, I don’t think there is much they could have done about that one!

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Almost free health care!

My cousin sent me this link and my reply is below that.

“This man has guts and boy did he stand up for what he believed in!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc

 
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 Permalink Reply by Elena 11 minutes ago

I like how he did his research on Cancer patients. I’m not suprised really.

That’s what tends to happen when big entities start running things they don’t really care about, and when they are more worried about their pocket book than the people in the system.

I think a lot of democrats care about the people and don’t want to see needless suffering, they just forget that the government doesn’t care as much as they do and really won’t run it as well as private companies that do care.

Tanya works for a non-profit. I don’t know if you know that, but anyway she says that the government openly admits that the non-profits do a better job than the government does, so I think that pretty much says it right there!

Health care isn’t broken so much as the INSURANCE companies are broken! They are what’s screwing up our medical system. Those companies are what make it SO expensive to have health care. The insurance people carry to see doctors, and the insurance the doctors have to have.

My favorite example is the Lasik, and Cosmetic surgury industries! Insurance doesn’t cover those, and prices on those things have gone WAY down, and quality has gone up!

Dental is sort of a mixed bag, but if you look you can find good dentists who don’t rip you off every time you breath. 🙂

I actually was emailed information on one of our homeschool groups about a non profit that is providing health care to people without insurance for a flat fee…. This is so much a better set up than gov intervention in my mind! And a best friend of mine is working to create something similar right at this moment! 🙂 I really think this set up will make more of a difference than the plan proposed in Washington DC right now.

Here are the details:

http://www.minicare.org/

MiniCare’s Mission and Objectives

MiniCare is a 501C3 designated as a public charity by the IRS. Its mission is
simple; provide low cost ($22) primary care to millions of Americans who cannot afford to see a doctor.

The majority of Americans rely on private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid for their health care needs. However, a gap exists between those that have coverage and an estimated 61 million that are either uninsured or underinsured.

While Medicare covers those on Social Security and Medicaid helps those well below the poverty level, there is nothing available for those millions falling within the gap. For many of them, seeing a doctor can be a severe economic burden and in some cases amounts to a choice of putting food on the table or seeing a doctor.

Another source of help comes from the various free clinics that exist throughout the country. These clinics generally provide health care services on a limited basis and most operate on a sliding scale with a mainly volunteer staff.

Unfortunately, due to the number of clinics available, they are unable to
totally fill the gap.

In addition, there has been a large influx of the so called drug store clinics,
one’s operated by major chains such as: Walmart, CVS Drugs, Walgreens along with others who generally provide a quick road to a prescription. Most treat limited ailments and offer no follow up visits. Instead they refer the patient to their primary care physician, most of whom do not have a primary care physician.

MiniCare is unlike any other health care provider. It does not require or accept any type of insurance. Instead, it offers one low fixed cost of $22 to anyone who walks in the door. Its clinics will treat both acute and chronic conditions falling within its scope of practice. MiniCare’s low cost operation is primarily due to its ability to reduce administrative cost through the use of patient self registration kiosks and full use of electronic records.

Many MiniCare patients are expected to qualify for the various free prescription drug programs currently available through the pharmaceutical industry, while others will be provided with generic prescriptions where applicable.

With the help of grants and donations, MiniCare expects be known as the “almost free” neighborhood clinic throughout the country.

Program Design and Implementation

MiniCare will provide comprehensive primary care at a low, fixed cost to the
uninsured and underinsured. Our clinics will be located in areas that are
easily accessible – near shopping centers and on bus lines.

MiniCare’s first clinic is located at 3838 Meadows Lane in Las Vegas and set to open shortly. MiniCare expects to open an additional six clinics within the
Clark County area followed by hundreds more across the nation.

Our current clinic includes:

· 9 examination rooms

· Reception area

· Consultation Room

· Patient registration area

 

MiniCare’s proposed service:

· To open medical clinics throughout Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las
Vegas in accessible, convenient areas to serve the uninsured and the
underinsured.

· Each clinic is estimated to see 105,000 patient visits per year.

· To maintain a staff of qualified health care professionals.

· To issue magnetic code membership cards that provide access to
members medical and treatment records at any MiniCare clinic.

· To raise additional funds through grants, donations as well as
corporate sponsorships.

· To maintain a network of labs and specialty physicians willing to
provide reduced cost to our member referrals.

· To endorse and encourage a “healthy lifestyle” for optimal health.

Patients will register and pay via a credit/debit card or check utilizing
MiniCare’s electronic kiosk. A receptionist will always be on duty to help
anyone who needs assistance. All records will be kept in full compliance with
all HIPPA regulations.

Examinations and assessments will be provided by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. Patient evaluations and satisfaction ratings will be used to assess our effectiveness and quality of care.

Every effort will be made to keep wait time to a minimum. MiniCare’s waiting
room will continuously run short health education videos discussing various
areas of health and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Management believes that once MiniCare opens it first clinic and has an
operating history there will be tremendous interest in supporting its mission.
Support should come in the form of those using the clinic, small businesses,
corporations, foundations and Local, State and Federal Governments.

MiniCare can grow to nationwide scale much like any other business or
organization – one market at a time. Proven success of the 7 proposed MiniCare clinics in the Las Vegas area will be used as the model to bring the MiniCare concept to other cities and towns.

Small business owners who perhaps cannot afford health insurance for their
employees would be able to subscribe to MiniCare’s “Corporate Membership”.

The individual business would be charged an annual fee based on the number of employees along with a deposit allowing pre-designated employees and their families’ access to any MiniCare clinic based on the prepaid amount remaining.
Future plans call for the issuance of a “Gold Card Membership” allowing for
unlimited visits at a fixed monthly cost.

 MiniCare is a 501C3 Public Charity

(and all donations are tax deductible)

MiniCare needs your help and generosity. Please make your donation now or call:
(702) 220-8293
P.S. I already told my reps not to vote for the plan, but you know them. I figure they’ll do whatever the hell they please anyway.

uuugggg…

I feel like total crap after tonights dinner. I am having a REALLY bad reaction to something I ate. I was on top of the world. I ate something that my body didn’t like and now I feel poisoned. Sharp pains in my joints, extreme fatigue, brain fuzz, and swollen glands. Uggg. I’m miserable. I gotta figure out what the heck it was and never ingest it again. uuuuuugggggg. gotta lay down now.

Life is great!

So I’m getting these lymph treatments and I look like 25 lbs lighter and have soooo much more energy that it’s awesome!!!! I’m loving it. And it’s all just cleaning out old stuck lymph. 🙂 Hehehe Maybe I’ll have some before and after pics to put up!  It’s amazing how having enough energy puts a whole new spin on life! 🙂

My Aunt gave me to the Dragon!

I just finished this fabulous book called Dragon Slippers. If you haven’t read it you might want to.  It turned into a small series of two books. I read them both in one night. I just couldn’t put them down!

Very fun with bright elements in it! It’s the story of a young girl who is unexpectedly given to a dragon and what happens after. It was the first fantasy series I’ve really enjoyed in a long time.  Too many of the newer series take themselves too seriously and get too dark for my taste these days, so this was very refreshing!

Enjoy, and when you read it drop in and let me know what you thought!

Click this link to get your own copy…

This is a great heads up on new proposed legislature. It sounds great to me!

 http://www.healthiertalk.com/help-ron-paul-make-stand-health-freedom-0870

(Elena) The Person who sent me this is a nurse and BSN. I don’t know what that is….

You can contact your representatives and congress people and let them know your position on this through these links. You can write or call.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml

Once you are done reading this, I bet you will have read more of the bill than they have!

M. Baum RN BSN Live Every Moment to the Fullest as there is no Gaurentee for the Next

It doesn’t matter which side of the political arena you are on. This bill will affect ALL Americans.

The bill is not about healthcare as much as it is about governmental control over people’s lives and money (#59) and then healthcare, or the limitations the government will set on it.

The bill has been authored by the Apollo Group which consists of the ACORN, SEIU, and UAW.

Your Congressmen and Senators do not write these bills. They let special interest groups do this for them.

What can you do about this? Contact your congressional representatives.

Contact the Democratic Representatives of the Energy and Commerce Committee. This is the last committee that needs to approve this bill before it gets sent up the ladder.

Two other committees have already approved the bill to be forwarded. Make phone calls to their offices in Washington.

Pass the information on to everybody. Remember: Evil happens when good people do nothing.

Please read this!!! If this bill passes, Medicine and medical care will be gone as we know it. There will be fewer doctors out there willing to care for you.

This is an outrage, especially since the President has insinuated that his family will not take part. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that thats not a good indication that he believes in what he is doing.

I IMPLORE you to read these Healthcare changes that are listed below.

 

> Subject: A few highlights from the first 500 pages of > the Healthcare bill in congress > > > >

* Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!

* Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! 

* Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)

* Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.

* Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.

* Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. 

* Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. (This goes against your Constitutional right for privacy.)

* Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize a ll union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN) 

 * Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.

* Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (I.e., total government control of private plans) 

* Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; (this is already in place in most health care and is uneccesary) 

* Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan. 

* Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.

* Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed. (And Monopolies are Illegal for this very problem. The government is breaking it’s own laws. Nothing new there, he.) 

* Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages. 

* Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives. 

* Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.

* Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll 

* Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll 

* Page 167: Any individual who doesn t’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income. 

* Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is ex empt from individual taxes (Everyone, including illegal aliens will recieve benefits and only Legal citizens will pay the cost.). 

* Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records. (This goes against your Constitutional right for privacy.)

* Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that. 

* Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.” 

* Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same (this will reduce incentive to pay for additional schooling to specialize, the result is poorer service and health care available) 

* Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc. 

* Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries. 

* Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs. 

* Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing! If your chemo doesn’t work you are SOL. 

* Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions. 

* Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.

* Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies! You cannot start your own practice. 

* Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval. 

* Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on “community” input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN. 

* Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i .e., rationing.

* Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. 

* Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals. (This is just insane. The people who need free coverage the most are being limited!) 

* Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone). 

* Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning > Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia? 

* Page 425:Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time. (This is BAAAAD news for anyone wanting to pass on any type of inheritance to their kids.) 

* Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death. 

* Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends. 

* Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT to put you to death.

* Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life. 

* Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN. 

* Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.

* Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.

* Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.