Healthcare Plan? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Healthcare Plan! Plus: Do Not Fall for the Divide and Conquer

I will get into discussion of ObamaCare in just a few paragraphs, because my take is just a wee bit different than what “most analysts” are saying about it. First, because I am trying to offer practical solutions here, I would say that the best healthcare plan you can have is to watch what food and drink you put into your body, get off the couch or computer chair and get out there and tend to your garden or take a nice long walk (bring water!) or do various low-impact exercises, or go swimming. Believe it or not, your body just might be able to tell you what it needs.

Whenever we go on a trip to a city large enough to have several good eating places even if there are also places where the extra calories can be worked off, I invariably put on extra weight. I am already a bit overweight to begin with; nothing that seriously threatens health, however. But when a woman passes through menopause but continues to eat goodly portions of food as well as snacks, there is no way one is going to be able to stay fit and trim, period. And you know restaurants. They go from one extreme to the other:  either you get half the food you think you’re going to get or you get twice the food you think your going to get. And, don’t forget–restaurants tend to use MSG, which makes you want to eat more. Finally, when you go to a city that has restaurants you would not normally find out in the desert areas of west Texas–that is, Galveston, and its fresh fish from the Gulf fare–one tends to want to pig out! Thus, when one gets home one knows one has to get it under control. Genetics and predispositions aside which no one has much control over, it really really is important what goes into your body and also what does not go into your body. In fact I don’t know what ought to be of more concern:  that the govt. wants to tell us how to run our health care, or that the govt. wants to force us to get a vaccine.

Putting ObamaCare aside for a minute, let’s talk about how the govt., if it wishes, will likely force folks to get the ominous H1N1 vaccine which BTW has live H1N1 in it. Folks like Alex Jones would have you believe that martial law troops will line folks up and give them shots, or else be shot…with a gun, that is. Or some such dreaded scenario. But they don’t need to resort to that unless the chaos and civil war that will follow is what they are after. All they need to do is mandate that unless one gets the vaccine, one cannot work for any govt. of any kind; cannot collect Social Security and Medicare; cannot use public buildings; cannot go to public school or any school (including private schools and colleges) that take
Federal funds; cannot get gun permits; cannot vote; cannot get job trade licenses; cannot travel by airplane, boat, train, etc., and ultimately, cannot buy and sell. Am I sounded Biblical here?

Just a small “for instance”:  before our son could get his driver’s license, he needed a “social.” Because he was home schooled and thus didn’t have the public school photo ID, he needed to get a Texas state issued citizen photo ID, because folks you get nothing from the govt. now unless you have a photo ID. At some point when he was about 7 or 8…my memory of the series of events escapes me…he needed vaccinations for some reason. The usual: MMR, Polio, Tetanus. Turns out Texas A & M Galveston would not have admitted him without these shots. Fortunately, he has only had to get the bare minimum and no booster shots. When our daughter first wanted to go to Mitre Peak Girl Scout Camp (where she worked as a junior counselor this summer), she had to submit proof of vaccinations. Fortunately, again she only needed the minimum and no boosters. Public schools, of course, require the maximum, including chicken pox. You get the idea. Unless they want to start riots and whatnot, the govt. will go the typical “gradualism” route with these shots. They will set forth some kind of timeline, after which you are screwed. Kind of like all males having to register for selective service after they turn 18–it must be done before one can get student loans or grants, or to graduate from college. Because folks in the USA really are waking up, the Feds really can’t afford to so blatantly “take the velvet glove off the iron fist” as Mark “Michigan Militia” Koernke used to say.

Now, as to how I plan to make a CONSCIOUS EFFORT to keep healthy: eat only once or twice a day, and eat smaller portions. Cut the snacks. I already walk about a mile a day in the evening, anyway. All I have to do is stick with it. Food will come from the garden and meat as organically prepared (and processed) as possible. Heck, we have all that fish from the Gulf…In other
words, I will let my body “tell me” when I need to eat.

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12 Responses to “Healthcare Plan? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Healthcare Plan! Plus: Do Not Fall for the Divide and Conquer”

  1. Lee Says:

    Now you Can see why Obama wanted this Bill run thru before anyone could have read it. The doctor did the work for us. Get all over these congressmen, I don’t care whose district they are in……..!

    Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM
    Subject: A doctors response to the Health Bill (GREAT)

    This is a letter written by Dr. Stephen Fraser to Senator Bayh. If you would like to send it on to your Congressman, he says to feel free to copy it and send it around to our friends and to senators and representatives.

    July 23, 2009

    Senator Bayh,

    I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

    Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self insure!!

    Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

    Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

    Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

    Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

    Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Health card will be issued!

    Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to your banks accounts for elective funds transfer.

    Page 65 Sec 164: is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

    Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange.

    Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!

    Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation: illegal aliens.

    Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

    Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed.

    Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.. No choice.

    Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.

    Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association – The Govt will tell YOU what you can make! (Salary)

    Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!

    Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

    Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payrolls.

    Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business’s with payroll btw 251k & 401k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

    Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

    Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

    Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.

    Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that!

    Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors, low income and poor are affected.

    Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same!

    Page 253 Line 10-18: Govt sets value of Doctor’s time, profession, judgment etc. Literally value of humans.

    Page 265 Sec 1131: Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

    Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

    Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

    Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever Govt deems preventable re-admissions.

    Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -Govt will penalize you.

    Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own!

    Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

    Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. Can u say ACORN?!!

    Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

    Page 341 Lines 3-9: Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.

    Page 354 Sec 1177: Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Unbelievable!

    Page 379 Sec 1191: Govt creates more bureaucracy – Tele-health Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?

    Page 425 Lines 4-12: Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.

    Page 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

    Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death. (assisted suicide)

    Page 427 Lines 15-24: Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends.

    Page 429 Lines 1-9: An “advanced care planning consultant” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

    Page 429 Lines 10-12: “advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOVT!

    Page 429 Lines 13-25: The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

    Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life!

    Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

    Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based organization. Like ACORN?

    Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage?

    Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

    Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.


    Stephen E Fraser MD

  2. Lee Says:

    Yes, yes, and yes to everything you wrote on this subject. A wealth of terrific video’s and links (including the summaries of the health care bill–very helpful).

    And sickeningly for this (soon to be former) AARP member, yes, AARP has been revealed as a sell-out.

    Why is it that when there’s a chance to cash in at the expense of others,those at the top of a large group always do? Are there ANY companies/organizations not on the take anymore? American consumer confidence is down mainly because a great number of people have figured out that the system is rigged—and the system and our gov’t have now become indistinguishable.

    As for the Obama health care bill, I see this as a parallel measure to the bail-out’s. The uber-crooked banks got rewarded with hundreds of billions for boggling thefts from little people. Now, the uber-crooked healthcare industry is set to get its billions in rewards for plundering people’s health for financial gain (including Big Pharma–a truly evil industry).

    However, if town hall meetings had been held for the proposed bail-out’s, public outrage could have surfaced a lot sooner and louder!! (and that would have been a GOOD thing!). Unfortunately, the bail-out’s were deeds done in the dark–fueled by blackmail (“Hand over this money or we’ll declare martial law, crash the economy,” etc.).

    With health care, a soft shoe blackmail is still being attempted (“People without healthcare insurance are suffering! They’re dying!”) Such remarks were uttered, by the way, by the AARP spokesperson (a man who seemed like he’d been hired for the job 60 sec. before air time–thus giving the impression he knew nothing at all about the health proposal!).

    I like what Ralph Nader said on Democracy Now–it’s wrong to make agreements with a system that has proven to care more for profits than for people. The SYSTEM is what needs overhauling….so start there!

    “Starting there” includes the people taking charge of their lives once again, and using common sense ideas like those recommended in this blog. For me personally, the common sense list includes eating well, supplements to make up for what even organic food doesn’t give me, activity, rest, good company, clean air, pure water, spirituality, and lifelong self-education regarding wholesome living. .

    To get everyone there, however, will require massive re-education about what really constitutes good health. Unfortunately, zillions of Americans have bought into health care brainwashing. They have learned to mindlessly turn their health over a doctor, rather than taking charge of it themselves. I know about that, too, because I’ve been there; done that.

    As a child, I was exposed to my father’s extreme skepticism of anyone else’s “solution” to anything (& God bless him for modeling that!). Thus, when I became a working professional, I steered clear of health insurance for a long time (fending off all my friends who clucked in worry over my not having it). However, eventually, I caved in and got it.

    Despite my upbringing, I surprisingly quickly turned into a health care system brainwashing graduate. Like anyone dealing with the system, I experienced a significant number of frustrations due to being hurried through the HMO cattle chute. Never did I get to feel like I was under a doctor’s “care” as much as I was just being “processed.” The mindset was maddeningly narrow, also, such that I couldn’t even get pig thyroid for my thyroid disorder, as all they would prescribe was something 100% synthetic. (Of course, my HMO was either partnered with big pharma, or was brainwashed by big pharma. It all turned upon the fact that there’s no patent on pig thyroid and hence little profit. However, there’s several thousand % profit on a synthetic thyroid hormone!).

    Much later, I lost my health coverage, & felt devastated for awhile. (Brainwashing dies hard.) But eventually, I came to my senses again. That’s when I started getting MUCH more savvy about nutrients, supplements, and holistic self-care. It’s all proven to be very empowering–and reassuring.

    As for this plan’s success, Obama has made it clear that he WILL make it happen. The measure is an instrument of control (just like everything else in the last decade or two). As this unfolds, it will be interesting to see what kind of “crisis” might get inserted into the mess, in order to wedge it past citizens’ resistance. When or if a “crisis” is created, I hope that not too many Americans fall for it. It’s about time we started seeing through all of the government’s manipulations.

  3. somethinghappeninghere Says:

    Thanks again, Lee, for your support!

  4. Lee Says:

    You are welcome! Good thinking is easy to support.
    Say, I think there might be two different people named “Lee” posting here. I (the Lee from the Midwest) posted on Aug. 15. When I posted, the newsletter had been in my mailbox for a few hours, and there weren’t any other posts.
    Now, there is a second post from a “Lee,” containing an excellent Dr. Ferguson letter, and it was posted before mine.
    I guess I’ll start signing my posts with something like Lee from the Midwest, to help clarify.
    Lee from the Midwest

  5. D. L. Says:

    Glad you told me, Lee from the Midwest.

  6. Lee from the Midwest Says:


    Re: the alleged source of the letter above, the internet does bring up a Stephen E. Fraser (specialist in anesthesiology) in Indianapolis. Such a doctor exists, it seems—but I’m not nearly as sure that he drafted the letter attributed to him.

    Here’s why:
    a.) the critique covers only the first 500 pages of a 1018 page bill. Why in the world would he fall silent about the final 518 pages?
    b.) the critique wording matches (nearly word for word) the Flecks of Life blog the S.H.H. blog referenced (Flecks of Life, July 19, 2007).
    Would a physician (with a public employment address on the web) distribute a plagiarized and incomplete letter?

    Maybe. However, my best guess is that what’s above was just an internet forward–perhaps even created by someone who “borrowed” the good doctor’s name to give the letter more credibility.

    If so, here’s my announcement to the world of computer users:
    INTERNET FORWARDS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT ARE PLAGIARIZED AND/OR INACCURATE! Get a clue; stop participating in distributing ignorance and wasting peoples’ time.

    As for me, I was interested in that letter as a basis for sending a mass email. Yet, I was immediately frustrated that the letter included no way to verify its authenticity. So I started looking for verification, beginning some of the S.H.H. blog references.

    Once I realized that the Fraser post was taken from the Flecks of Life blog, I left the Fraser letter behind, and spent an hour going line by line through the Flecks of Life critique. I wanted to understand the points, as well as determine if they seemed fair and/or accurate.

    Then I plowed through the stream of reader responses to the Flecks of Life critique (many of which were well-written). Due to contemplating the responses, which often quoted the bill directly, I came to feel uncertain about some of the Flecks of Life points. Those items I then removed from my proposed email. (BTW, Flecks of Life’s owner gave public permission to distribute his analysis, AS LONG AS anyone who used his analysis credited his site–which I fully intend to do).

    I watched the Bill Moyers interview of Potter (the insurance company executive whistleblower), and read The Guardian’s report of the same.

    Finally, I looked for video’s of critique on YouTube. However (quite curiously), when I plugged in “Health Care Plan Opposition,” I got a slew of vid’s with health care bill advocates RESPONDING to the opposition. I tried several variations of that search term, and similar results always came up. It was frustrating and it prompted me to wonder if the big bucks behind YouTube is part of the same corporatism which birthed the health care bill.

    Knowing Ron Paul wouldn’t try to sideline me, I went to Campaign for Liberty for some Texas straight talk. Common sense wisdom is what I got–and what I expected.

    Currently, I feel a little better equipped to prepare a “contact your elected representatives” email, but am not done yet. I want to make sure I know what I’m talking about when I ask people to contact their elected representatives.

    As for the “Lee” who posted the Dr. Fraser post, here are some comments.
    If you had good intentions in sending the Fraser post, thank you. At least it launched me into more investigation.
    What I strongly suggest, however, is that more exacting standards be adopted for distributing forwards. At the very least, ALWAYS give at least one reference, so readers can check the veracity of what’s offered. (Americans are plenty under-informed or mis-informed, as it is, and unauthenticated forward’s don’t help that situation.) .
    If no source of verification can be found, then don’t hesitate. Hit delete.

  7. Lee from the south Says:

    Thanks, I am in the south, so I will try and remember to add that from now on.

  8. somethinghappeninghere Says:

    Well, Lees–both of you–I’ll lave all the comments as is and figure if anything is fishy about any comments it’s up to the individual to do the research. I was wondering why Fraser didn’t cover the rest of the bill myself. If this is BS, I won’t delete it, but I will comment that it is a hoax or whatever, replying to the comment itself.

    But Midwest lee is right: too much nonsense comes in the form of virally forwarded e-mails and the like.

    • Lee from the south Says:

      I am not sure it is nonsense, with the crowds at hall meetings and such going on. I went to Flecks of Life blog as midwest Lee did and I still need to go further, since there seems to be such consensus by so many people that this is one more step in the coffin of our Republic. Not being a lawyer, it will take a while, as most of my time is spent making video’s and looking for work when I am on the internet. However, now I am challenged and will have to read the comlete bill. Even though I would’nt trust a mainstream politician to babysit my kids much less tell me the truth with only a few exceptions.

  9. Lee from the Midwest Says:

    Thanks, S.H.H.
    Lee from the South–good name! : >)

  10. Lee from the south Says:

    Actually I received it from a relative who has worked as nurse all her life, I am sure she got from someone else in the medical field.

  11. Plumbers Forum Says:

    Plumbers Forum…

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