Senate Healthcare: Who, What, When, and Who Knows Why

I can’t get what is happening to millions of Americans out of my mind. The nagging and worry is horrid. So, here is a quick rundown of what happens next. Where We GO from here:

DONT LET THEM FORGET 7.25.17
I said I would not do it….I can’t get what is happening to millions of America’s out of my mind. The nagging and worry are horrid. So, here is a quick rundown of what happens next.
Where We GO from here:

Follow the following link for graphic-Chart updates: HERE
The BCRA here. After all the blabbing from McCain, he voted on the BCRA also.

The ORRA HERE

Skinny Repeal: Who knows….

Yes, the Senate Democrats, in theory could prolong the law by introducing amendments, until 09/30/18. They would need about 9,300 amendments related to the health care bills.
Over 30,000 amendments were submitted by INDIVISIBLE. As blogged here And here.

WHO VOTED:
All Rep. Senators, except two, voted for the MTP. The two Republican Senators, that will go down in history as heroes are women. Senator Susan Collins of Maine, and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the two Republicans who voted against the Motion to Proceed (MTP). Both of these Senators need immediate positive feedback as they are being intimidated by their party. As of 07/26/17 Sen. Murkowski, seems to be flopping under the Republican Senate Pressure.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW:
CALL, Fax, contact your Democratic Senators. Immediate response of disapproval. Demand that your Democratic Senators REFUSE the SKINNY Amendment. The SKINNY AMMENDMENT IS A “TROJAN HORSE”.

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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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Indivisible Guide

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.
CBO OF

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)
    **
    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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    [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

    A Child’s Perspective of the AHCA and Becoming an Orphan

    The affects #AHCA and what it is doing to our children, is cruel, inhumane, and is mortifying to the children who will be orphans.

    I blog a lot about legislation, being informed, proactive, and have personally fought as much as possible to live. I am not convinced that the outcome will be as I, and many others had hoped.
    What the #AHCA is doing to our children, is cruel, inhumane, and is mortifying to the children; whose parents will be left without life sustaining treatment. The fear of becoming an unwilling orphan because of the Pre-existing exclusions of the #AHCA, is a reality for children of the chronically ill.

    Children who live with a chronically ill parent are different than other children. They certainly are very aware that their parents and lifestyles are different. My child confided last night that the politics scares him horribly, that the government will do horrible things to his mom.

    Our home does not have TV, and is not exposed to the constant morbidity which the news would bring. We are living in a new generation, kids are exposed to a myriad of research via online. As well, my child attends school with other children whose parents are medical field professionals, of all types. The children talk. The children are terrified. The children are victims more than anyone. They are facing the reality that they will lose their parent. In my case, this is true, as without the IGg that I receive, My chances of living to see my child’s 8th grade graduation are slim.

    Six months ago, the last thing we were concerned about was when my life sustaining plasma would be discontinued. We had our own way of normal. It certainly was not a constant non-stop worry about when the ax will fall. I asked my child why he didn’t tell me of his fears. Well, the stuffed animals listen to his fears and worries, and he reads the Bible. He doesn’t want to know any more bad news. Although, it looms over his head non stop. I’ve seen the withdrawal from regular playmates, the animosity of why his mom sick. The actions of how can this happen to the one he loves more than anyone, his mother.

    Tonight, he came to me, laptop in hand. Said, “please listen to this mom, this is you. This song describes the USA, and what will happen” and sang it. Tears in his eyes, as I choked back my own tears. I wrote down the name of the following song titled, Sign of the Times by Harry Styles.

    If your chronically Ill, you will relate to this, on many levels. I returned to tuck him into bed, and he was then reading the lyrics to the song. I had to tell him, “please don’t listen to this before bed”. As he was choking on the words. Our children, who do not in a million years deserve this agony. Our job is to protect them, comfort them, and give them as much security as humanly possible.

    There are many metaphors within this piece, what strikes me, is the lyrics, “Someome whose going to die but was afraid of death whose not ready to go away”. The Sign of the Times, was debuted on 4/17, album released 5/12.
    *No endorsement of the artist or song intended.