The Gateway to the Current Health-Care Chaos: 21st Century Cures Act (#Cures)

The 21st Century Health Care Act (#Cures) was masqueraded as a Bill to advance health-care, treatment, and research into the next Century. Instead, the 21st Century Health Care Law was a chess-like maneuver spiraling America back decades. The fraud, bribery, and greed of the 21st Century Health Care Act (#Cures) voiced by Senator Warren are occurring. What is certain, is that #Cures was a purposeful manipulation of profit and politics, and patients represent the pawns.

The 21st Century Cures Act (AKA #Cures)was praised as advancing science and medicine into concise and effective developments and treatments for illnesses. Cures proponents claimed medical care and treatments would evolve to higher standards advancing into the the 21st Century. Instead, the development of the #Cures bill, now 21st Century Cures Act is the snowball that began the avalanche. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was one of the few Senators that refused to vote for the 21st Century Cures Act (AKA #Cures).

Note: The 21st Century Cures Act is the law that was signed by President Obama. Also known, as #CURES. The 21st Century Cures Act and #Cures mean the same thing, used interchangeably. Hint: I know we all know this NOW; it is like Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Obamacare-2 names, same thing 🙂

The 21st Century Cures Act PERMITTED the health care political crisis to occur. The consistent threats to abolish American rights of access to care, treatment, and even prolonged life began by the signing of 21st Century Cures Act. As we reflect on what millions have worried about daily, their health-care, and the persons who have the power over their life and death. We can look into the provisions of Cures.

SIDE NOTE: The last amendments to the 21st Century Cures Act were presented in July 2016. There are not any recorded last minute “Bait and Switch” or “Trick” tactics. The politicians & lobbyist who did not approve of the Final Bill presented their opinions, facts, and funds to derail #Cures. Likewise, those who approved of the Bill with Amendments from 07/2016 did nothing and were aware of the last amendments. A DEATH TOLL WAS EXPECTED. See the end of this blog for a surprising opponent.

The Republican agenda, was crystal clear when they drafted Cures. One just need to remember the last 9 months and the behaviors, actions, motives, money, power, lies, and deceit just as written in #Cures. Coincidentally, 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law by President Obama in December. As a novice, upon reading (and re-reading) the #Cures law, I was able to see many discrepancies in #Cures last December as a beginner blogger (no hate for the horrid typos and structure :0) here,here, here, and here.

In November of 2016, Sen. Warren stated the blatant truth, ““I cannot vote for this bill,’’ Warren said on the Senate floor, speaking to a mostly vacant chamber.

I will fight it because I know the difference between compromise and extortion.”

Those words ring loud and clear 9 months after the passage of #Cures, and the later chaos many families have endured due to the 2017 political-healthcare climate.

21st Century Cures Act (#Cures) WILL: First giveaway – legalize fraud; Second giveaway – cover up bribery;Third giveaway – hand out dangerous, special deals to Republican campaign contributors (Senator Warren, Elizabeth). Source: HERE

Senator Warrens background as a Speech and Language Pathologist, may have her in the unique position that Washington fails the American people. Respectfully, Sen. Warren is one of the few that are educated, and understand the personal, familiar (family), medical, and unethical consequences of the #Cures Act. Unique to her peers, she is not motivated by financial lobbyists. Consider signing the Petition created by Sen. Warren on the side bar and at the end of this blog. I am aware we are WAY past November 2016 :). By circulating this information the public can gather more information about the historical beginning of the 2017 battle for health-care.

#CURES is the contrary to its namesake. The 1000 page law, is far from any cure. Most citizens expect their medications, that are effective, to treat their individualized conditions. The medications we take should come from a reliable source. After all, we are not ordering high-dollar medications from China. Right? The supposed price tag, mark up, inflation, is sometimes justified because of the valid research and pharmaceutical development followed by FDA stringent guidelines necessary prior to patient-usage. NOT.SO.WITH.CURES.

As predicted, #Cures is what has led to the current health care tug-of-war of patient lives or padding political pockets in America.

Whats wrong with the 21st Century Cures Act?

PROFIT. Warren stated her concerns with the 21st Century Cures Act in November 2016:
Legalize Fraud:Pushing treatments without scientific evidence that they work is fraud
Cover up Bribery: Drug companies keep secret gifts associated with “medical education” in exchange for prescribing specific medication
Hand out dangerous, special deals to Republican campaign contributors (i.e.,Mitch McConnell): It delivers a special deal (cellular and regenerative therapy)people can sell dangerous treatments without meeting the FDA gold standards for protecting patient safety and making sure these drugs personalized for a specific condition.

#CURES
The 21st Century Cures Act, or #Cures Set the Momentum for Current Health Care Crisis in America

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Chronic Illness Patients and No Options to Survive: CBO of Senate #AHCA Defi

The CBO does not include the millions of high-cost or pre-existing conditions as the uninsurable forecast of 23M..
The CBO states, “that the funding available to help provide coverage for those high-cost services would be insufficient in some cases even if a special program was designed for that purpose. Therefore, the agencies expect that insurance coverage for high-cost services would become extremely expensive in those areas, as it was in some places before the enactment of the ACA in 2010. A state is required to have mechanisms to reduce the chance of such outcomes as part of its waiver program under current law, but would not be under this legislation.”….AHCA gives states that accept waivers 2 Billion Dollars. The CBO quotes,”…states can use the funds for purposes other than health care”. CUTTING EHBS includes non-treatment of chronic illness and more

Bear with me on this complicated and urgent subject. It is important to understand the #AHCA contents, key concepts, and how it will cause mass death. This is factual. PLease refer to the documents for the specific legislation, also linked below. This legislation will affect you and your loved ones. It is worth reading as I break it down to basic understanding of the consequences of AHCA that is in process of becoming law THIS WEEK.

The Senates #AHCA, as suspected causes far more damage than the Congressional #AHCA Bill, to EVERY American.

~~~Senate released the “HR1628 Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” {BCRA}, also called #trumpcare or the #AHCA, on Friday, 06/23/17. The CBO analysis released, 06/26/17. The horror of this legislation, it may become law by midweek.
What is the CBO?

The Congressional Budget Office, known as the “CBO” reports as a nonpartisan entity that provides long-term statistical data analysis for “congress”. Statistical data reports include cost benefits, analysis, estimates and deficits that range from agriculture, health care, taxes, veterans and more. Final legislation is typically driven by the CBO forecast.

CBOs Influence on #AHCA
**In the case of the HR1628 now known as the BCRA (#AHCA); the CBO Report analyzes past healthcare data, projecting current, proposed legislation and the financial overall (not inclusive) impact.
It seems that the CBO report is heavily weighted with many proposed bills, that will have any impact on the financial economy. Much like a home inspection is to a home seller. On a larger scale, that potentially affects significant population bases within the United States.

Summary of CBO (PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS)

CBO of the BCRA
In a nutshell the CBO briefly addresses pre-existing, chronic illness,high-cost patients and treatments, or those that would use the protections of the Essential Healthcare Benefits (EHBs).

*However, the CBO does not include the millions of high-cost or pre-existing conditions as the uninsurables.
The CBO states, “that the funding available to help provide coverage for those high-cost services would be insufficient in some cases even if a special program was designed for that purpose. Therefore, the agencies expect that insurance coverage for high-cost services would become extremely expensive in those areas, as it was in some places before the enactment of the ACA in 2010. A state is required to have mechanisms to cut the chance of such outcomes as part of its waiver program under current law, but would not be under this legislation.”
No mention of how, or if, the chronically ill can or will be insurable or have access to care.Stunning. Petrifying.
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CBO Reveals NO SOLUTION FOR PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS OR TREATMENTS “NO PROTECTIONS UNDER #AHCA”

As discussed EHBs, will be annihilated. If you haven’t already reviewed what cuts will happen when EHBs get tossed. Please become familiar ASAP, as these cuts are diabolical.
HERE! HERE! HERE! HERE!

Hits home with a lot of persons who were born with defective genes. Leaving our children behind as orphans is a real fear with #AHCA

CBO FACT 2:
The CBO data omitted
millions more as uninsurable by dismissing chronic illnesses and treatment in the last analysis. Perhaps, they have accepted the idea of the chronic illness patients fate? WE HAVE NOT.

CBO CONCLUDES: State Bribery to End EHBs

The last CBO result concludes 23 Million will be uninsured. As stated above, the last numbers are perhaps double, due to unknown omission of Pre-Existing Conditions. The data seems flawed. **Of significance #BCHA or #AHCA gives states that accept waivers 2 Billion Dollars. The CBO quotes,”…states can use the funds for purposes other than health care”. Reportedly, taking effect July 2017-July 2019.

The Catch

Keep in mind, when accepting waivers, states will drop EHBs, and other current health care protections. The ending of EHBs means treatment for chronic conditions, prescriptions, maternity, basic blood work, and more are also no longer covered by insurance.

States receive “pass thru funds” of 2 Billion to end EHBs in 17-19

Senate Legislation #AHCA Confirms: $2 BILLION for Pre-Meditated Murder:
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Senate #AHCA Bribes states with 2 Billion to drop or change EHBs 2017-2019

Republican Tactic:

*Smokescreen-as usual. Do not divert your attention for ANYTHING. Healthcare and lives are at stake.

*The CBO score gives Mitch McConnell TWO HUNDRED BILLION “extra cash” (by not including the chronic illness patients in their last data) to bribe the few Republicans to flip their moderate or potential no to a yes vote. It happened with the congress vote, and it will happen again.

*Ironically, McConnell (R) KY: His life was saved from polio, by government funding for his treatment and rehabilitation. He is one of the MAIN leaders of this death pact, 2nd to Paul Ryan.

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Mitch McConnell, Ringleader of the Death Spiral: Polio as a child, the government paid for his treatment and rehabilitation. His heart is damaged from the Polio, as killing millions of Americans he has no heart

More Cuts
There are MANY unjust and inhumane aspects of the BCRA (HR1628, #AHCA). Senate is determined to pass this atrocity as law, as I write this. The vast cuts range from qualified health plans (i.e., bare bone coverage) insane Medicaid cuts, employer-provided healthcare cuts, 58% actuaries (will define actuaries later), annual and lifetime limits, 5 times higher premiums for ages above 50, unlimited and uncapped premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, elimination of cost-sharing, and the list goes on.

Fact: The Republican Party: Profit & Power: NOT PATIENTS

Kicking elderly out of nursing homes, children from Medicaid, disabled from access to medical care equals the exact amount, 33 Billion in TAX cuts for the wealthy

WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
We are running out of time, call, email, fax. Most importantly: Talk to your neighbor, family, friends, tell the, the facts. They will say, “I heard the opposite on the news, radio, internet, newspaper”. Redirect them to the facts. All legislation is on this site, and original sources cited. WORD Of MOUTH, In person, on the Phone (not texting). Sadly the technological world makes reality seem distant people need to actually understand facts, they do not understand the size as hitting them, until it’s to late. Again here are the contacts;

Call these Republican Staffers Right Away stop Senates #AHCA

CBO ANALYSIS OF SENATE AHCA BILL: Here

https://primaryimmunepatientsunited.com/cbo-analysis-senate-survival/
Don’t Be Fooled, Money Talks. Some of the Agencies, once the truth hit, have back paddled. BE SMART!
    REFLECTING
    Since trumps election I have continually pointed out the significance of #Cures, ACA, AHCA, EHBs, Here I Explain How #Cures led the groundwork for the current health-care crises. and more.

    While large organizations denied these facts to Chronic Illness Patients. See: HERE Am I surprised?
    After viewing republicans DENY cuts to Medicaid publicly; knowing they just sentenced children and the elderly to death. Yes, I believe it now.

    Sadly, after putting many of these pieces together and following the trail of money. I am not surprised by the actions of greed. An atrocity. They are all committed to Politics & Profit; not Patients. While innocent patients, who would do anything not to be sick, suffer. Our voices unheard.

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Cures and the Ugly Truth
  • Status Quo and Status Quo Bias:

    The absolute definition of STATUS QUO; Patients that BELIEVE the current health care situation is *better than any change, therefore they refuse to accept truth, or facts–Even-when their life depends upon fact. They refuse to accept an alternative, the facts. If one attempts to present the facts, and disrupt their current world of life with the “status-quo”; they in fact, respond with vengeance, down playing and ostracize. This defines the status quo bias.

    Here we are, the week that we may see the end to life as we knew it on s federal level…AS A LAW. Continue reading “Chronic Illness Patients and No Options to Survive: CBO of Senate #AHCA Defi”

  • D-Day 2 #AHCA Senate Version: No Treatment for PREEXISTING CONDITIONS

    Built into the ACA are specific protections for those with chronic illness. Called, Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). EHBs will be denied by states that accept the waivers. Treatment of chronic illness will no longer be covered. As I have stated repeatedly that EHBs includes treatment of chronic illness, and a wealth of patient protections such as prescription medications, labs, hospitalization and more. The Republicans are demanding a death spiral.

    SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL RELEASED 06/23/17: HERE

    UPDATE SENATE #AHCA KILLS PREEXISTING CONDITIONS WITH THERE OLD GAMES OF SMOKE SCREENS??▶️The preliminary reports have disclosed the Senate #ACHA Version as briefed as of 06/21/17. However, do not be fooled with their version.

    As of 06/21/17, reports of the Senate #AHCA are:
    –Senate gives greater flexibility to the ACA’s existing state waivers, and expedites their approval. The ACA laid out strict conditions for what the waivers could do, and the GOP bill would loosen these — which could be a different means to the same end (as passed by Congress)
    **What would be waivable:**
    **Essential Health Benefits (EHBs)
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    Actuarial value, or the need that plans cover a certain percentage of an enrollee’s health care costs
    —The definition of a quality health plan

    THE CLINCHER:
    Not the ban on charging sick people higher premiums than healthy people, nor the need that insurers sell plans to people with pre-existing conditions, according to AXIO and the Washington Post Video of McConnell (06/21/17).

    The above paragraph seems to imply that charging higher premiums to those who are sick, than healthy people is not included in Senates version. As slick as they think they are, it sounds great on paper, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It is still murder.
    HOW?
    Senate grants states the ability to waive EHBs. Sure, insurers will sell plans to a sick person. THEY WONT TREAT THE CHRONICALLY ILL.
    WHY?
    Built into the ACA are specific protections for those with chronic illness. Called, Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). EHBs will be denied by states that accept the waivers. Treatment of chronic illness will no longer be covered. As I have stated repeatedly that EHBs includes treatment of chronic illness, and a wealth of patient protections such as prescription medications, labs, hospitalization and more. The Republicans are demanding a death spiral.

    This proposed Senate Version is STILL a death sentence to people who suffer chronic illnesses, and rely on life saving medications. The following is what is now covered under EHBs. These protections will no longer be available, including treatment of chronic illnesses. I have also updated the documents section with the full text law. Located HERE.

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    [caption id="attachment_24102" align="alignnone" width="840"] Brief Peak of #AHCA Senate Version 06/21/17
    Attribution: Andy Slavitt

    Attribution:
    https://www.axios.com/what-we-know-about-the-gop-senate-health-bill-2445712499.html;
    Twitter handle: @aslavitt

    CBO Released on AHCA of 2017, as passed by Congress

    Basically, the budget may be balanced, by stepping over millions of dead bodies. CBO analysis is questionable, millions more will be uninsured, and the death spiral not factored into the CBO.

    From my limited knowledge what stands out to me as reading the CBO: Your screwed if you have a Pre Existing Condition.
    States that accept the Federal Waivers, can & will ELIMINATE Essential Health Benefits AND Pre Existing Conditions.

    Billions of Medicaid cuts.

    Billions in the Pockets of the rich.

    Basically, the budget may be balanced, by stepping over millions of dead bodies. Yep, that’s as far as I was able to stomach reading. Hopefully, the experts and economists can interpret further.

    The CBO did not take into account the millions that will lose healthcare due to Pre-Existing Conditions, “instability would cause some people who would have been insured in the nongroup market under current law to be uninsured”. Nor the approximately 750,000 people enrolled in the Basic Health Programs (BHP)in New York and Minnesota.

    Two exerpts from the CBO:

    CBO and JCT expect that, as a consequence, the waivers in those states would have another effect: Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all—despite the additional funding that would be available under H.R. 1628 to help reduce premiums. As a result, the nongroup markets in those states would become unstable for people with higher-than-average expected health care costs. That instability would cause some people who would have been insured in the nongroup market under current law to be uninsured.”

    the ACA’s ban on annual and lifetime limits on covered benefits would no longer apply to health benefits not defined as essential in a state. As a result, for some benefits that might be removed from a state’s definition of EHBs but that might not be excluded from insurance coverage altogether, some enrollees could see large increases in out-of-pocket spending because annual or lifetime limits would be allowed. That could happen, for example, to some people who use expensive prescription drugs. Out-of- pocket payments for people who have relatively high health care spending would increase most in the states that obtained waivers from the requirements for both the EHBs and community rating.”

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