Saturday, November 16, 2013

Appeal to Healthcare Insurance Company Executives

Open Email to Healthcare Insurance Executives:

Dear Healthcare Insurance Company Executives,
    With the passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, another aspect of Socialism was injected into this Constitutional US Republic. One of the objectives of Obamacare was to put you out of business.
    You had three years to dig your own grave, and you recently culminated this with the cancellation of millions of healthcare insurance policies and their premiums, as required by government.
    Unanticipated by many, these cancellations have now turned in your favor, as the federal government has been proved inapt in instituting all of the Obamacare provisions. The has led to subsequent political wrangling, primarily involving Pres. Obama's often repeated claim that individuals could keep their previously held healthcare insurance policies, if they so so desired.
    The President is now on the hook, because of the increased millions of citizens now not having health healthcare insurance, and which he forced on you. Some may claim that healthcare insurance companies are responsible for the fiasco, but that is obtuse thinking. The obvious rational approach is that the insurance companies have been only instruments forced to do the President's will.
    It is now reported that Pres. Obama has now come to you for assistance in salvaging his "good name". I believe we all recognize that if Pres. Obama requests you to reinstitute canceled policies, that will be a practical impossibility. Some have likened it to putting toothpaste back in the tube.
    More importantly I believe you suddenly have an opportunity to help save this country from Socialism. You can do this to your own benefit, by reviving the private healthcare insurance industry. To put it simply, do not cooperate with Pres. Obama in any way. Let him squirm and take the political heat for his attempt to put you out of business. If you are successful in aiding the disassembly of Obamacare with subsequent loss of face to Democrats by the public, you will have done a great service to your country in revitalizing its position as a constitutional Republic, while you simultaneously gain the economic advantages therefrom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Where Was Congress?

Open Email to Congress and Taxpayers,

Dear Representatives, Senators, and Taxpayers,
    Those of you who are acquainted with my writings are aware that I'm not a big fan of the federal government, particularly the Administrative branch and its various agencies.
    With that said, let's discuss the process of developing laws and their application. Consider this with respect specifically to Obamacare.
    When a bill is developed by Congress and signed by the President, it becomes federal law. At that point, the application of the law is passed to a federal agency, which appears most appropriate considering the law's context.
    However, Congress well knows that no law is perfect. It may require some subsequent adjustment on the part of Congress. In addition, Congress has a responsibility to see that the law is actually applied. For that purpose, both the House and the Senate have established for each law an oversight responsibility", which is placed in one of their committees.
    The implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare, was placed by the Obama Administration with Sec Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services.
    The House has 25 committees and joint committees. None of these mention Health, but the closest to Obamacare is probably Oversight & Government Reform (OGR). Darrell Issa (CA) is the Chairman. The House’s committees oversee agencies, programs, and activities within their jurisdictions. OGR has six subcommittees, none of which are applicable to health. However, Issa has taken on congressional hearings on Obamacare, which somewhat confirms that committee's oversight of the Affordable Healthcare Act..
    The Senate has 20 standing committees, of which Health, Education, Labor, and, Pensions (HELP) is one. Tom Harkin (IA) is Chairman. The HELP Committee jurisdiction encompasses most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services. HELP has three subcommittees of which Primary Health and Aging is one. Bernard Sanders (VT) is Chairman.The Subcommittee has oversight over the The Older Americans Act; and the Health Resources and Services Act. The Affordable Healthcare Act would obviously fit here, but is not mentioned.
    Now for the big question. The Affordable Healthcare Act became law three years ago. In the last three years, who in the House and who in the Senate were watching to see that the law was properly implemented?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sen. Cornyn (TX) on Obamacare

Open Email to Sen. Cornyn (TX):

Dear Sen. Cornyn,
    I have read your newsletter on Obamacare.    With all due respect, I suggest you are off base with your claim that Sec. Sebelius should resign, because there might be convicted felons in the Navigator group. I'm sure that as a lawyer, you well know the difference between "might be" and "are". Before you make an accusation, you might better retain your reputation for integrity by assuring yourself that what you are suggesting is fact and not supposition. I'm not doubting that there might be convicted felons in the Navigator Group. However, there might also be ministers of the gospel, murderers, political opportunists, etc.
    Conversely, I agree completely with your statement that "Once the website's fixed, then people are going to see the rate shock, they are going to see the fact that the President's promised '
if you like what you have, you can keep it', is not true". While this is a prediction, it is clearly meant to be one. In addition, we know that there are so many policies which have been canceled by private insurance companies, without possible return to previous conditions, there can be no return to "you can keep it".