Three different times in one month a client came to me for help with Medicare related medical bill problems. The amounts were small, medium, and large. It doesn’t matter. He was our client. We know that the Medicare system is not perfect. When mistakes happen and problems occur, we do our best to protect our senior citizen clients from financial harm.
An elderly couple brought some papers to our office and asked me what the papers meant. The couple brought three Medicare Summary Notice forms to me. They told me that they never had gotten Medicare Summary Notices until now. They should have been getting these forms since 1992 – almost twenty years ago – when the husband first went on Medicare. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to expect from our government–and that’s often the problem.
If you thought 2012 would bring change to government, think of it more as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The two leading candidates at the moment on the right are not champions of limited government. Sadly, it appears that those who consistently support limited government rarely seek high office.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley releases further details on the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in the Federal Health Care Reform Act case. The Court has allotted five-and-a-half hours for oral arguments expected to be heard by this February or March, with a decision potentially by late June 2012.
RINO Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney finally got some tough questions (from Fox News, of course), and he wilted under the light of truth. Various pundits and media figures described his performance as “awkward” and “uncomfortable,” “rambling” and “exasperated,” “icily peevish” and more. Romney has received a free ride from the Leftist media…that would evaporate were he to go head-to-head with their Democrat favorite in the general election.
Not only do we have to eat our peas, but we might have to eat our broccoli as well. The Obama Administration reached a tyrannical high recently when, during oral arguments before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s health-insurance mandate, their lawyer, Beth Brinkmann, made the claim that a law requiring Americans to eat broccoli could be constitutional.
I recently received a letter from a woman complaining of Medicare Part D and its required penalties for late enrollers. After many years as a medical bill troubleshooter, personally, I have concluded that the Medicare system never was established to help senior citizens. Instead, I believe that it was established to enrich government contractors–including government employees.
While the Supreme Court decides the fate of Obamacare, there is no pause in the bureaucratic battle over Obamacare’s implementation. Since the passage of Obamacare a year and a half ago, there have been over 50 regulations. The regulatory documents that make up these regulations contain, by our count, 1,568,482 words. To put that into context, as massive as Obamacare was, its two statutes together consist of only 425,116 words.
In an August column I wrote what were to be two initiated measures to be voted on in South Dakota’s November 2012 General Election. Now, a week after the deadline, one of them will not see the inside of the ballot box. The dead one was whether or not we wanted to join the winner-take-all movement for electing U.S. presidents. The other was whether or not South Dakotans wanted to raise the sales tax by one penny.
Secretary of State Jason M. Gant just announced that officials from the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) and the South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) appeared at his office today to turn in petitions for a measure to place a one percent sales tax increase on the ballot, with the purpose of the additional funds raised by the tax increase to go towards education and Medicaid.
Disrespect for life and disrespect for property go hand in hand. We can’t divorce our sexual promiscuity from our fiscal promiscuity. Restoring personal responsibility in both areas is what we need today to get our nation back on track. The “right to abortion” culture is simply a subset of the entitlement culture, the culture that says your life is about making claims on others rather than personal responsibility.
Try to imagine, if you will, a liberal presidential candidate trying to pass himself off as a Republican. Now imagine this “Republican” on truth serum on a television talk show, being asked about his record. If this “Republican” was asked about his support for government health care schemes, this is what it might look like…
Apparently Mitt Romney is the only person in the country who doesn’t realize the unconstitutional health care bill known as ObamaCare is basically the same animal as what he forced on the once-free people of Massachusetts–and in fact ObamaCare is modeled on Romney’s Frankenstein. MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who was involved in both RomneyCare and ObamaCare, says they are the same bad dog.
As usual, non “mainstream” media groups like the Media Research Center are out there getting answers for the American people about what the “occupationist” protesters believe and want. The “mainstream” media must be too busy praising and applauding their comrades on the street to get us any real information. Based on the interviews MRC conducted of the occupationists in Washington D.C., this is what these Marxists believe in.
Rick Perry isn’t my first or even second choice for president of the United States, for a number of reasons. But there are some areas where he definitely gets it right, and one of them is RomneyCare. This state-level, prototype version of ObamaCare is almost identical to ObamaCare in every important way–and all of them are bad.
This video does a good and much-needed job of exposing Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney’s liberal record. The only way to know for sure whether you can rely on a politician once their elected is to go by their record…and Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney’s record is a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-socialized health care, pro-global warming nonsense agenda that fits in well in the Democrat Party, but not at all in the Republican Party.
U.S. House Republicans are working on a bill to defund ObamaCare. Whether it makes it into law or not, it is important that House Republicans make very effort to defund, defang and bury this unconstitutional assault on the American way of life. The American people need to see who is serious about preserving our freedoms and restoring respect for the U.S. Constitution, so they will have no doubt about who to vote for in 2012.
S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the United States Department of Justice has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the lower court decisions holding the Federal Health Care Reform Act as unconstitutional. He and other State Attorneys General are responding in order to preserve and expand upon the lower courts decisions and emphasize the importance of individual and state rights.
We’d like to think that in a conservative, patriotic state like South Dakota, we shouldn’t have to worry too much about people and politicians who are eager to take away the freedom of those they ostensibly represent. Unfortunately, with human nature being what it is, we must ALWAYS be ready to defend our freedom. Now the people have a new tool in their arsenal: the South Dakota Freedom Index, from the South Dakota Freedom Coalition. The Index looks at several votes in key areas and measures the votes of state senators and representatives regarding the protection of freedom. Find out how your senator/rep did.
By now you’ve no doubt heard about the latest attempt by the “mainstream” media and their fellow Leftists to brand Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as a nut job. They’re mocking Bachmann for repeating health concerns over Gardasil HPV vaccinations. But a new article says researchers at SANE Vax Inc have found dangerous recombinant HVP DNA in the vaccine, as well as aluminum.
As we dive into the campaign season leading up to the long, long awaited 2012 election, we are seeing an increasingly desperate communist Left looking to keep Barack Obama in the White House. As we have already seen, there is no lie brazen enough that Obama and other members of the communist Democrat party are unwilling to tell it with a straight face. So, it is no surprise that we now have a website that looks like some kind of lying propaganda machine resurrected from the old Soviet Unionand updated with modern technology. Welcome to Attack Watch.