Tired of getting junk mail from the worthless Republican party begging for money? Print this out and send them 17 TRILLION RINO bux in their postage paid return envelope. Be sure to also include the rest of your junk mail in the envelope so it will be nice and heavy!
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Did you know that Medicare pays
hospitals based on the “quality of care” provided by the hospital? They
withhold payment to hospitals that don’t “measure up”.
Did you know that Medicare uses patient surveys to determine the quality of care provided by the hospital?
Did you know that most lay people
don’t really understand many of the questions asked on these surveys as
they relate to quality? Many of the surveys are also completed by family
members because the patient is unable to do so.
Did you know that Medicare grades
hospitals on a comparison curve and that a hospital with raw scores in
the low to mid 90’s will still be penalized? Only hospitals near the
100th percentile will not be penalized. I’m told this amounts to about 3
percent of hospitals. (continue reading at The Grouch at Right Truth)
Today while working my shift in the emergency room, an old lady was
brought in very sick and in fact near death. I did my usual workup and
evaluation and attempted to administer life saving treatment. It was my
plan to admit this woman to the hospital. I found out a little later
that this same woman had been a patient here just slightly more than 2
weeks ago with a DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. I was told that if this woman was
admitted, the hospital would not be paid.
The new Medicare rule now is that if the same Medicare patient is
re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days, the hospital will not be
paid. When they first started this nonsense they said this only applied
to patients with the same diagnosis. Now they have "expanded" the rule
to include re-admissions for any reason. So if you're in the hospital
for pneumonia, and 3 weeks later, you break your leg.......too bad.
Medicare will not pay the hospital to fix your leg.
A little later a man was brought in by ambulance, very sick, in pain,
and near death. I did my usual evaluation and treatment, doing my best
to ease pain and stabilize this man's illness. He needed to be admitted.
To my chagrin I found out that he had been treated for the SAME problem
at a DIFFERENT HOSPITAL about 10 days prior. If I admitted this man,
our hospital would be paid nothing. I admitted the man.
The Grouch reports that essential medicines that we have used in the hospital for many years have suddenly fallen into short supply. Some are actually unavailable any longer. What medications? Why are they in short supply? Are equivalent substitute drugs available? What can you do to correct the situation?
This information is not something the average American will hear about, but you can go read the details here:
The summer of 2012 was one of turmoil. The Republican primary remained hotly contested up until the convention. Mitt Romney eventually prevailed and named governor Chris Christie from New Jersey as his running mate.
On May 5, 2012, Israel conducted surgical strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. The immediate results of these strikes were unclear but as the United States stood idly by, the Arab outrage against Israel and the west increased exponentially and by June, gasoline prices in the US averaged 8 dollars per gallon. Whatever so called economic recovery the mainstream media had tried to invent was shattered. In spite of attempts to cover the facts, the unemployment rate charged up to around 11 percent and the stock market took a tumble below 8000 by the beginning of July. (continue reading at The Grouch at Right Truth)
Well, here is another report on the LOONEY FACEBOOK LIBERALS. Trust me folks, it is just the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving.
Well now 2 of these liberals, both women, have accused me of not being a "good Christian". Funny how there are people out there that really don't even know you who think it is their place to lecture you about your morality and your salvation.
I gathered that they developed this opinion when I defended the Republican congress for refusing to go along... (continue at The Grouch)
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas, got all the presents you wanted, spent time with family and friends and didn't eat too much yummy food. Another Christmas is almost over, but the memories will stay with us until we celebrate again next year. Let us not forget to be thankful each day for our Lord. Let us never fail to talk with him, seek out his guidance in our lives and his loving protection as we go about the next 365 days.
We are happy, healthy, blessed and very thankful. We take nothing for granted. Sweet hubby,sneaky sweet elf, was very sneaky this year. He gave me scented candles, which I always like. He gave me gift cards. But the sneaky part was that hubby gave me not one, but two, beautiful necklaces for Christmas.
I don't wear a lot of jewelry any more, but I do always wear a necklace. These two necklaces are beautiful. I will wear them proudly and regularly because 1) they are given with love from the love of my life; 2) they are made by crafted hands and are works of art' 3) they are made from elements created by God and mined from the earth that he created - gold, emerald, diamond.
I read at another blog, I can't remember where now, that many people this year are ashamed to tell people what they get, hesitant to tell what they have, because elements of our society and politics have made success a negative thing, a thing to be ashamed of.
For some reason those in Washington have vilified anyone who works hard and makes it on their own and conversely lifted up those who have less, as if the successful somehow robbed those less fortunate. Those who have worked hard to educate themselves, to get a good job, to keep a good job, to pay their bills and live within their means are shamed because everyone isn't equal.
Well everything isn't equal, it never has been and never will be. I will wear these necklaces proudly.
For some reason this reminds me of something Mark Steyn said.
What happens when reality kicks some Liberal's lofty illusions in the teeth? You have a collision of illusion and reality, and it's not pretty. Listening to Mark Steyn filling in for Rush Limbaugh this week was pure joy. The first caller was a woman named Shannon I think, who called herself an "educator". She made some stupid comment that "war never accomplished anything". Other callers, along with Steyn, proceeded to 'educate' the educator that, in fact, war has accomplished much including the creation of this great nation.
Steyn said that the t-shirt Shannon was probably wearing with the peace symbol on it wouldn't do anything to protect her when evil knocks on her door. That's when illusion meets reality. This analogy could be used for any number of silly statements and actions by the Left. It's easy to live in ivory towers, spouting niceties, but when reality hits those illusions we see how rice-paper thin they really are.
This kind of thinking is one of the problems the United States is suffering from today -- illusions. Illusions that everybody has a right to job, home, insurance, car, internet, HDTV, and on and on. By right the Progressives actually mean every person must have everything, but somebody must pay for all of this. Illusion meets reality again.
At some point most of you reading this will get tired of working and having a third or more of your income taken away to provide for the rights of others. This can't go on forever. The few cannot continue to carry more and more of a nation's burden on them without snapping.
Be proud of what you have, you worked for it, you earned it.
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