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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6/30/17 Update McConnell is working on the moderates Capito and Portman, offered both double-digit billions for their yes vote. He is putting the bait packaged as the offer would help the opioid crisis. As of early 6/30 both declined and apparently want more money for their states because of the Medicaid cut. I really don’t know why he is offering billions for opioids epidemic in Maine and Ohio. Treatment would not be covered if both states accept the 2 billion dollar bribe to cut ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE BENEFITS--his offer to buy these votes will increase, as he may have more flexibility with reducing a small amount from the trillion-dollar tax credit.

Reminding Heller and Collins why their no vote is vital. And congrats to them, stroking their ego, and thanking them for their support is needed. We can’t lose these two.

McConnell is also tightening up as he approaches the Conservatives. Contacting the conservatives should also be on our email, phone, fax and social media to do list every day. We have until Tuesday when they return from recess. I’m up all hours of the night waiting to see if he has cut a deal while America sleeps.

NEW: Third: The Senate Finance Office is TALLYING CALLS from people who want a public hearing of the Health-care Bill: CALL
202-224-4515–The ranking member is Senator Ron Wyden: 503-326-7525 503-589-4555 and 541-431-0229ADDED 06/29 Updates:

ACTION PLAN:
1. Conservative Republicans and Moderates
2. Moderates Focus on COLLINS AND HELLER; KEEP THEM OPPOSED
3. Need 1: Murkowski, Capito, Portman or Flake

Sign Your Ammendment to the #BCRA (AKA AHCA OR TRUMPCARE):
To stop Senate Republicans, we have to speak up. Complete your amendments to the BCRA/AHCA/Trumpcare. Complete the form at https://www.ouramendments.org Your information will be inserted into the amendment. Your amendment will appear on the screen for you to print or save, and Indivisble will deliver a copy to your Senators’ health staffers.
Courtesy of Indivisible:

Second Focus on the Targets: Collins, Heller, Portman, and Flake

(Contact information here) and below.

NEW: Third: The Senate Finance Office is TALLYING CALLS from people who want a public hearing of the Health-care Bill: CALL
202-224-4515–The ranking member is Senator Ron Wyden: 503-326-7525 503-589-4555 and 541-431-0229

06/28/17 Updates:

GOP FOCUS

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#AHCA Senate Healthcare Bill RELEASED

Senate healthcare full bill released 06/23/2017 AHCA

#AHCA SENATEHEALTHCARE

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)
**
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.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’.
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’.
[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

AHCA Premiums OFFSET by NOT Insuring Sick Patients

AHCA Premiums OFFSET by NOT Insuring SIck Patients- Last Chance to Fight this and what is left for us to do-DEATH SPIRAL

Bear with me, this post has a lot of information and unique contacts. Senate is moving quickly to get #AHCA signed by trump, Ensuring death to the “high cost patient” (CBO) We must move quickly. Chronically ill Patients must unite.

CMS Estimated Financial Effect of the American Health Care Act (#AHCA) of 2017 Published 06/13/17

Of Significant Concern:

Implementing the Death Spiral

Be alert: Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) include elimination of treating chronic conditions. Double edged sword, for PEC.

**States that accept the waivers do not have to include EHBs or PECs. States are not mandated to spend the funds solely on any health related resource or premium subsidy.
States that did not take part in the Medicaid expansion, will most likely accept waivers. Texas and Arizona have already stated they will fully implement #AHCA immediatly.

******Update: 06/19/17:
Healthcare timeline
– Bill text end of this week (expected Thurs., 06/22)
– CBO next Mon/Tues
– Vote on Thursday

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
FIRST:
Unleash the full power of #TheResistance. Let @SenateGOP know that we will not back down, we will not be silenced! CALL SCRIPT <--link TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE NO ON THE VERIFY FIRST ACT (H.R. 2581)..don’t let the name fool you
NEXT

To Do NOW!
**There are “about” 10 questionable Senators on the fence” for voting for the #ACHA. Seems, Alaska and Nevada, have been bought off and will vote for the #AHCA Senates version, no longer “on the fence”. Granted, as we have seen with Congress. Senate is using three key elements that will spell demise for many; Secrecy, Speed, Sabatoge.

@jhamelResists [TWITTER] has completed specific letters to each Senator, Print the templates off, sign add your zip code and mail TODAY. MEME party for the #resistance when you send 15 letters out. EASY PEASY. You do not have to live in the state of any specific Senator.

The following link will take you to all the letters and addresses:
https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0B4xb6DMm8I5GRTVHRzNHVWFBdDQ?usp=sharing“>https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0B4xb6DMm8I5GRTVHRzNHVWFBdDQ?usp=sharing

ACHA SENATE #RESISTANCE
Print ?️ Sign ?️ and Mail ? the letters in the linked.
Be sure you match the letter to the right envelope! ?

➡️This is the lAST opportunity for ACTION. Senate will have their #AHCA bill passed BEFORE 6/28 06/22/17. When senate passes the bill, trump signs, it’s LAW. No going back. Look above, they INTEND on patient deaths To justify premium decreases…

? Note: Granted, many of us have spent countless hours attempting to stop this archaic mass-genocide of America. Yes, we have also felt the ramifications of trump threatening congress for a Yes vote on #AHCA. Of which, they complied.
Discouraged, Stress, and Scared.

Second:

Limit Social Media (Facebook) and other social media. Turn off the news channels. Follow the legislation, what are your congress and senate members votes? Congress that voted for #AHCA are here and (See RSS on sidebar). Get the truth out, talk to people. Many rural areas across America are clueless about the truth of what is occurring that will affect everyone. Ironically, the rural areas will be devastated by the #AHCA. Every family will be affected by this, wether their on employer insurance, private insurance, the exchanges or Medicaid.

MOST IMPORTANT

****Encourage EVERYONE you know to register to vote. To many lies, and omissions are spread by these means via news and social media…Playing into GOPs intent. It is IMPERATIVE that Congress flips to Democratic majority in 2018. Those with PECs who will outlive this senate #AHCA, remember, there are millions more who will not. I am one ?. Voting democratic in your local election, state, and federal need to be aggressively pursued. Educate every single person, as the facts are in legislation, not the newspapers!

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Third: Join: Indivisible: A grass-roots, NPO, effort to stop TRUMPCARE
The folloiwmg are the 13 Republicans that are playing God with millions of lives:

13 Senators that are deciding the fate of millions.


Again, the CBO (6/13/17) did not take into account many other factors. At this time, it is it late to debate anymore.
*Concerns about STATE VOUCHERS
*Concerns about CBO published:
And More….right now we need to take action.

Think…about plan B. How can we survive this? I certainly welcome any ideas.

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Research/ActuarialStudies/Downloads/AHCA20170613.pdf