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Archive for the ‘Patients First’ Category

Mitch Daniels champions the individual

In #TCOT, Government Waste, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First on March 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

The free market. Self determination. Control over your own money……Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels hit the nail on the head when it comes to the future of healthcare dollars. Individual determination of healthcare dollars spent is successful.

In an Op-Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal today, Daniels illustrates how the free market is supposed to work–yes, even in healthcare. Seems like a simple idea; one which should be easy to implement, but probably won’t because it takes control of the almighty dollar away from the government.

When given the choice, a staggering 70% of Indiana State employees chose to determine their own destiny. Imagine that.

The HSA option has proven highly popular. This year, over 70% of our 30,000 Indiana state workers chose it, by far the highest in public-sector America. Due to the rejection of these plans by government unions, the average use of HSAs in the public sector across the country is just 2%.

Not only are employees determining where their dollar goes, but it is good for the state:

The state is saving, too. In a time of severe budgetary stress, Indiana will save at least $20 million in 2010 because of our high HSA enrollment. Mercer calculates the state’s total costs are being reduced by 11% solely due to the HSA option.

Daniels goes on to say how people who use their own money, cut costs and do not cause a detriment to their own health. What a concept. Free market, control of your own money, and what do you get?…. A positive outcome.

As the healthcare debate continues to drag on, with intentions of ‘bettering America’, one thing becomes clear: Self determination of individual dollars is the only thing that shows promising signs of success.

Kudos to Daniels who champions the individual.

(For more reading on HSA’s and positive healthcare reform, check this interesting article from Dr. Robert E. Moffit, Director of the Center for Healthcare Studies at the Heritage Foundation)

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Jail me, I’m uninsured

In #TCOT, Government Waste, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, The Mob, Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Ready for the cuffs?!

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Hitler put the unemployed ‘asocial’ in camps..the first one being Dachau. He was hailed for his economic ‘recovery’. Suddenly the unemployed couldn’t be found. His party began gaining seats in government.

Flash Forward to 2009.

The number of unemployed goes up and down, now looking at 10.2%… The House of Representatives and the President agree it’s a good idea to jail those people who don’t comply with buying into a government program.

Already the unemployed and under-employed are forced to undergo testing and mandatory classes.

‘Re-education’, they call it.

Socialism, I call it.

Listen to the Earnest

In #TCOT, Bayh, Healthcare, Mark Souder, Marlin Stutzman, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, Pray, The Mob on August 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I watched the people rise against government today.  Pray

In the crowd were people too fragile to walk. People who could not stand for more than a few minutes. People who were spending the little bit of energy they had for the day to come and stand, (and risk rain), to rise against the government take-over of Health Care in America.

It wasn’t the protest of the 60’s with hippies and riots.. This was a group of people who have long watched our American government evolve.

These people knew there was something wrong with the proposed Obamacare.

They have something to say against the latest project to Socialize Healthcare. And it isn’t good. They are tired of interference by Government and they, of all people, know what it takes to make reform. Government isn’t the answer.

This was a group of 300+ people listened and cheered the “Hands Off My Healthcare” speakers on the kickoff of the Indiana bus tour from Patient’s First.

In Fort Wayne, IN, today one simple picture represents them all. out. Of the hundred or so pictures and video I took, one single one steeped in my memory the entire 2 hours; the one pictured here entitled “Pray”.

(More pictures from other coverage can be found here)

If you hear nothing else of the message to the government, hear the message the most earnest citizens of the U.S. have to say “Get out of our healthcare”.

Pray.

Be A Patient First

In #TCOT, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, The Mob, Uncategorized on August 15, 2009 at 7:52 am

The Patient’s First Project:

THIS COMING WEEK

q215821915385_8689Americans value their freedoms. In the current health care battle, those freedoms are under attack. If politiciansand Washington bureaucrats get their way – a government takeover of your health care – then we will lose the freedom to choose our doctors, what type of care we want and the insurance plans we choose. Nothing is more important than your family’s health. That is why we started the Patients First project. We believe you are most qualified to make the health care decisions that affect you and your family. We believe when you or a family member is sick, you should be able to get care quickly – not months or years later. And we believe your medical privacy is paramount. Don’t let Washington bureaucrats come between you and your doctor. Join us today on our Indiana bus tour to protect the right to choose your doctor, your care and to protect your privacy. Tell Washington to keep their “Hands Off My Healthcare!”

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August 17:

SPEAKERS: State Representative Dr. Tim Brown, Ryan McCann (IFI Action)

Ft Wayne 9:00am EST- Old Kay’s Merchandising Building (663 W Coliseum Blvd)

South Bend 1:15pm EST- Precision Transmission (902 S Michigan St)

LaPorte 2:30pm CST- LaPorte County Courthouse (813 Lincolnway)

Kokomo 7:00pm EST- Foster Park (SW corner of W Superior and Washington)

August 18:

SPEAKERS: State Representative Jackie Walorski, Ryan McCann (IFI Action), State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (Indianapolis only)

Indianapolis 9:00am EST  (We’ll have a HOT AIR BALLOON at this one!) White River State Park Columbus

Bloomington 2:00pm EST- Bartholomew County Courthouse (234 Washington St)

Monroe County Courthouse 4:30pm EST- (301 N College Ave)

August 19:

Terre Haute 8:30am EST  – Terre Haute Airport (581 S Airport St)

Vincennes 11:00am EST  – Knox County Courthouse (111 N 7th St)

Evansville 12:30pm CST  – Auction Express at 815 John St.

Jeffersonville 5:45pm EST- Warder Park (Court Ave and Spring St)