Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Healthcare Propaganda by United Health Group and Health Insurance Companies

Re: Healthcare Companies and Republicans Putting Out Lies About Obama's Healthcare Reform

Hi Elaine,

Thanks for alerting me to this lying propaganda probably put out by United Health Group under an alias as they did with the blurb every Republican was reading about a study that said there will be no cost savings! The Health Insurance companies are spending a million dollars each day and pouring money into Congress. Why would they do that if they thought Healthcare would not be less costly under President Obama's Plan!

President Obama said this fear mongering put out by (Republicans) some people is wrong. He said that it encourages people to have a Living Will which expresses what each individual wants to do. United Health Group who paid a $400 million fine for fraud in overcharging those on Insurance, especially those on Medicare, has been spending huge amounts of money to kill the healthcare bill.

At the AARP town meeting, a woman called up saying that I don't want government Healthcare and leave my Medicare alone!

Of course Fred Thompson who is one of the most conservative Republicans is reflected in his Law & Order show which always shows criminals getting off with crooked defense lawyers.

Of course close to zero number of people will look at page 425 including myself.

United Health Group also has put in by far the most money to politicians including the chairman, Baucus, Mt-D, who got 24% of all his corporate contributions from Healthcare companies. He is also quite conservative because of the state he comes from.

Former governor Howard Dean has discussed Healthcare for about 30 minutes. He showed a Daily Show, interview with one of the most conservative Republicans, Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard. . Kristol said the Veterans Administration has better healthcare than regular healthcare but they deserve it. You have to watch the video to fully appreciate how funny it is and the audience went nuts with laughter.

Jon Stewart pointed out that it is a government program. Kristol stuttered a lot during the interview! The Veterans Hospital gives the most value for the dollar and is even costs less than the Mayo Clinic which is one of lowest cost providers. There are a number of low cost, high quality clinics in our country, but the corporate media has been kept a secret.

(Medicare has only a 3 percent administrative cost while Corporate healthcare has up to a 30 percent "administrative costs" with a substantial portion going to denying healthcare making CEOs billionaires! The main problem with Medicare is that specialists are gaming the system and doing things that don't help, but harms many patients because each procedure has risks. The Dartmouth Study read by Hillary Clinton showed after looking at the records of millions of Medicare patients that comparable patients did not benefit and many times harmed by this excess treatments. We are tied at #37 in Healthcare with Costa Rica. Even very poor Cuba is better than us! Jim)

Actually the Veterans Administration Hospital is cheaper than Mayo Clinic with a similar model of healthcare with great computer records and having doctors on salaries who make less but love working their because they are free to be the best doctor they can. At the Mayo Clinic and Veterans hospital, the doctors spend all the time necessary. In one example which is typical, the primary care doctor called in various specialists during the visit to determine what was wrong with the patient and how to treat him. It took about an hour.

After the Reagan and Bush years the Veterans hospital was a basket case. So the Clintons completely changed how medicine is practiced and in spite of the huge damage that the 8 years with Bush did by underfunding and restrictions, it is still a marvelous institution.

This morning Dylan Ratigan interviewed a Oklahoma House Republican Boren who tried to tell us lies which normally goes unchallenged, but Ratigan got him to say that we have a lot of healthcare companies which are a significant part of our economy. At the end Boren was speechless! . 9-11 AM PT and 6-8 AM ET on MSNBC.

Governor Howard Dean played a great host substituting for Olbermann at 5-6 PM PT or 8-9 PM ET. His interview well worth watching because he gives us more great information on healthcare than I have seen on television. I highly recommend watching the whole segment which comes first. He will be on Wednesday too! Relays of the show every two hours here so if you miss the 5 PM show, you can watch it at 7 PM PT on MSNBC. I think on the East Coast it is on at 8 PM and 10 PM and even later. Rachel Maddow is on at 6 PM PT and 8 PM PT. I always watch her show.

Jim Kawakami

July 29, 2009

Hi Jim,

Just rec'd this from a friend - any truth to it? I'd welcome your opinion!!


Page 425 of Health Care Bill - Listen to this interview Fred Thompson's Radio

Show interviewing Betsy McCaughey (pronounced Mc Coy). Or look it up on, under interviews.

On page 425 it says in black and white that EVERYONE on Social Security, (will

include all Senior Citizens and SSI people) will go to MANDATORY counseling

every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end your suffering (and your

life). Health care will be denied based on age. 500 Billion will be cut from

Seniors healthcare. The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut

health care, the oldest and the sickest will be cut first. Paying for your

own care will not be an option.

Now, CALL YOUR PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell them to read page

425 if they don't read anything else. Surely some of them have parents.

"ON PAGE 425 OF OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE BILL, the Federal Government will require

EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5

years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end

their own life earlier. Yes...They are going to push SUICIDE to cut medicare


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