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THE TALK SHOW AMERICAN: 09/22/2013 - 09/29/2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

56 Percent of Top Health Care Pros Oppose ObamaCare

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A poll of top health care professionals finds that 56 percent oppose Obamacare, with about nine in 10 believing that there could be major negative impacts such as a drop in quality care. A shocking 19 percent believe Americans will die earlier.

In its 2013 Health Care Survey of 200 top health care professionals nationally, Coupa Software found
that health care professionals are worried about a number of setbacks that the health law could result in “negative impacts.”  Here are the results of the Poll.

53 percent, 'Quality of health insurance policies will suffer.'

51 percent, 'Quality of care will go down.'

49 percent, 'The law is overly complicated.'

42 percent, 'Insurance exchanges will be poorly managed.'

37 percent, 'The law still allows insurance companies to be the middleman.'

32 percent, 'Too complex for businesses.'

19 percent, 'Americans will die earlier.'

The survey did find that many expect that the Affordable Care Act would fix some inefficiencies, however, "Only 6 percent favor all of the law, and 38 percent favor most of it."

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Eight Reasons Why ObamaCare Could Go Wrong

Here are eight things that could go wrong with ObamaCare when it takes affect on October 1st and in the years to come:

• When more people have health insurance, it could be harder to see primary care physicians. There's already a shortage of primary care physicians relative to national demand. Increasing the number of people who have health insurance tends to increase the demand for physicians' services.

• Health insurers will limit doctor networks in order to keep prices down.

• Employers will cut hours for workers to avoid potential requirements under ObamaCare.

• ObamaCare navigators and other enrollment aides could violate the privacy of exchange users.

• The online exchange technology won't be ready -- or won't work as well as it is supposed to.

• Employers could move many more workers than expected onto the exchanges, and increase the price of the law as a result.

• The exchanges will grant subsidies that are wrong, or need to be repaid. One study last year estimated that roughly 2.6 percent of exchange applicants "judged eligible for subsidies would receive advance payments on those subsidies that were too high by $208 per year, on average."

• Individuals whose income hovers near the Medicaid eligibility line could be forced on and off the program. A 2011 study by health professors at Harvard and George Washington University found that over six months, "More than 35 percent of all adults with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level will experience a shift in eligibility from Medicaid to an insurance exchange, or the reverse."
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

FBI Released Video Footage of Navy Yard Shooter

Clips show Alexis arriving, entering and carrying a shotgun

FBI Video footage from closed-circuit video cameras shows Aaron Alexis, now deceased, at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013.

The footage includes the following:

- Alexis drives his rental car, a blue Toyota Prius, through the Washington Navy Yard main gate.

- Alexis enters Building #197 carrying a backpack. Alexis had legitimate access to the Washington Navy Yard as a result of his work as a contractor and he utilized a valid pass to gain entry to the building.

- Alexis moves through the hallways and a stairwell of Building #197 carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons: No Evidence To Support More Gun Control

In their never ending battle to stop law abiding American citizens from owning firearms the anti-gun lobby will do whatever it takes to restrict Americans ownership of guns. They have shown this willingness to exploit tragedies in attempts to gain supporters while families and victims grieve, all in the name of their agenda . President Obama recently made anti-gun remarks during a memorial service for the victims of the Navy Yard Shooting.

One of the anti-gun groups arguments is that less firearms equals less violence, seems to make sense on the surface and is many times accepted as fact. But unfortunately for the anti-gun movement and fortunately for us, the anti-gun facts don't add up.

Enter  the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons and Jane M. Orient, M.D. arguing that there is no evidence-based support for more gun control.  The statistics gun-control advocates cite are hand-picked from larger data sets that show no correlation between more gun laws and less violence.

The facts are since 1993, homicides with firearms and other crimes with firearms are down significantly (39 and 69 percent, respectively). Using the gun-control line of thinking, one would expect there to be significantly fewer firearms now than in 1993. Nothing could be further from the truth. That period of decreased violence actually corresponds with a substantial increase in the number of guns owned by Americans.

It seems clear those interested in reducing violent crime would be better served not by passing new laws to restrict access to firearms for law-abiding citizens, but by enforcing the laws already on the books.

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