THE STORY OF A MAN ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAN THAT CARED SO MUCH ABOUT HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HE HAD HIS STAFF RESEARCH THE ISSUE AND DETERMINE WHAT THE PROBLEMS WERE AND WHAT THE SOLUTIONS WERE
HE LOOKED AT THE RESULTS • AND HE WAS SO EXCITED WITH THE RESULTS OF HIS STAFF, THAT…… • HE HAD THE RESULTS PUT INTO A BROCHURE • TO CLEARLY DEFINE THE PROBLEMS AND THE NECESSARY SOLUTIONS • AND SHARED IT WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES • HE WAS SOOOO PROUND OF IT!
HE THEN • FORWARDED IT TO A GROUP OF 535PEOPLE (women and men) AND ASKED THEM TO DEVELOP A BILL THAT WOULD IMPLEMENT THE NECESSARY SOLUTIONS • HIS PLAN WAS TO THEN ASK CONGRESS TO PASS THE BILL • IT TOOK THE GROUP ALMOST A YEAR
WOE IS ME • THE BROCHURE HAD GROWN FROM 9 PAGES TO 900 PAGES (2,500 PAGES IN BILL FORM) • TO OVER 250 SECTIONS • AND SO COMPLICATED THAT 15,000 PAGES OF RULES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO TRY TO EXPLAIN IT • WHAT HAPPENED?????????
YES…WHAT HAPPENED? • “AWAY FROM THE TELEVISED MEETINGS, THE LEGISLATURE BECAME A “bonanza” for lobbyists, including secret deals that were initially denied but subsequently confirmed. The Sunlight Foundation documented many of the reported ties between “the health care lobbyist complex” and politicians in both major parties.” • THIS IS From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EVEN THOUGH….. 56% OF AMERICANS DID NOT SUPPORT THE LAW….. IT PASSED THE SENATE ON DECEMBER 24, 2009 “CHRISTMAS EVE” AND THE HOUSE ON MARCH 21, 2010
THE MAN • PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED THE LEGISLATION INTO LAW ON MARCH 23, 2010. THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
SOOOOOOOOO SAD • THE MAN THAT CARED SO MUCH ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HE HAD HIS STAFF RESEARCH HEALTH CARE AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS • NOW has a LAW that has been named “OBAMACARE” • SO INSTEAD OF HISTORY CREDITING PRESIDENT OBAMA WITH PROVIDING A SOLUTION TO HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS IN THE U.S.
SOOOOOOOO SAD HE WILL FOREVER BE KNOW AS THE PRESIDENT THAT PRODUCED THE DISASTER THAT: • IS EXTRAORDINARILY COMPLICATED • HAS ADDED 18 TAXES, AND • IS BELIEVED COULD DRIVE UP PREMIUMS BY 25% • HAS SUBSIDIES – SO BROAD THAT A FAMILY OF FOUR EARNING $92,000 A YEAR CAN QUALIFY FOR A SUBSIDY
OBAMA PROMISED $2,500 DROP IN HEALTH PREMIUMS • But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama’s vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. OR $5,000 MORE THAN PROMISED • This was brought to our attention by American Vision News in the following graph
ANOTHER MAN • He also was very concerned about health care in the United States. • This concern began developing as the news media began reporting what Congress was developing as a solution to health care in the United States.
SOLVING PROBLEMS • This man is a graduate of Iowa State and is a licensed Civil Engineer in Arizona and California. He has been solving problems for 50+ years. • When he retired from the position of General Manager of the Water Resources Department of the • City of Scottsdale, Arizona, • He and his wife formed DCI, INC • The logo of their company is PROBLEMS TO CHALLENGES TO OPPORTUNITIES.
DECISION • BECAUSE THIS MAN HAD BEEN SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR IN EXCESS OF 50 YEARS, HE DECIDED THAT THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S. • SO, HE BEGAN TO RESEARCH THE ISSUE, AND • FOUND THE BROCHURE THE FIRST MAN HAD PREPARED BY HIS STAFF. • and WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE RESEARCH AND THE PROPOSED SOLUTIONS
START • USING THE FIRST MAN’S BROCURE AS HIS BASE, HE BEGAN TO PUT TOGETHER HIS PLAN • TO THIS HE ADDED HIS OWN RESEARCH AND FOUND MORE ISSUES THAT NEEDED SOLUTIONS AND ADDED THOSE TO HIS PLAN
THIS WAS 2009 • HE THEN TRIED TO GET SOME ONE TO REVIEW THE PLAN AND • ADVANCE IT TO THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S. TO NO AVAIL • SO, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME TRYING, • HE QUIT AND WENT ON TO OTHER THINGS
NOW 2012 • THE FIRST MAN’S CARE HAS RESULTED IN “OBAMACARE”, • EXTRAORDINARILY COMPLICATED, COSTLY, AND STILL HAS PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO HEALTH CARE SO HE DUSTED OFF THE ORIGINAL PLAN, REVIEWED IT AND ADDED SOLUTIONS TO NEW ISSUES THAT HAD COME TO HIS ATTENTION
OBAMACARE VS MEDICARE • In the December 17, 2012 issue of TIME, Joe Klein had this to say: • Meshing the two plans could lead to better care and savings for tax payers • On the other hand, there is real value in using this manufactured crisis to take a close look at health care entitlement reform in the coming year, not only because we will be spending an obscene amount of money providing for us baby boomers in our dotage, • But also------
OBAMACARE VS MEDICARE - continued • But, also---and this is more important ----because our current health care system is a convoluted, crazymaking mess. By 2014, we will have no fewer than four health care systems. Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare and private –employer-provided insurance. In the long term this is probably three too many. DCI NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PLAN COMBINES ALL PLANS INTO ONE PLAN !!!!!!
HE PROPOSES • THAT THE “PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT” BE REPEALED, AND REPLACED WITH HIS PLAN AND TITLED “OBAMACARE” IN HONOR OF THE MAN THAT REALLY CARED AND STARTED THE CHANGING OF HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.
NHC • THE NATIONAL HEALTH CARE PLAN, FOR ONE THING, • FREEZES THE GENERAL FUND COSTS OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AT ESSENTIALLY 2013 COSTS, • AND INCREASES THEM ONLY BY THE COST OF LIVING EACH YEAR
MANAGED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS 20MEMBERS 9 IN THE MEDICAL FIELD 11NOT IN THE MEDICAL FIELD APPOINTED BY THE ASSOCIATIONS OR ORGANIZATIONS THEY REPRESENT INCLUDING: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION, DRUG MANUFACTURERS; KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY’S GENERAL, TIME AND NEWS WEEK
PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR • POTENTIAL SAVINGS • TORT REFORM…$100 TO 178 BILLION • UNNECESSARY TESTING…$210 BILLION • REDUCE PAPER WORK…$210 BILLION • COORDINATORS SAVINGS…$37BILLION TOTAL..$557 BILLION OR 1/2 OF 1 TRILLION IN PREMIUMS
WHO WILL BE COVERED? Every citizen of the United States will be covered From the baby that is still in the womb to those greater than 100, and EVERYONE in between
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS • Every person with a Pre-existing condition will be covered • No one will be denied coverage • No one can be dropped, because they have contracted a serious illness…….. CATOSTROPHIC PROTECTION
SOME PEOPLE WE DON’T NORMALLY THINK OF THAT NEED NHC NONE OF THESE HAVE HEALTH CARE • Firemen that fight our Forest Fires • Fast food employees • Restaurant employees • Community College employees • Subsidiary Corporations • Contract employees • Many others.. you probably know of some yourself
JOB LOSS & MOVE FROM JOB TO JOB • If anyone loses their job They will still be covered • If they can not get a job & have no income…They will still be covered • Participants can move from job to job without changing or jeopardizing their Health Care
MEDICAID & CHIP • People on Medicaid and CHIP will no longer be on Medicaid and CHIP • Because they will be covered by the Plan
MEDICAID AND CHIP • There will no longer be MEDICAID or CHIP under this plan • Therefore States will no longer be responsible for a share of the costs of these two programs • This will save the states approximately $100 billion each year
SMALL BUSINESSES • More and more Small Businesses can no longer afford to provide Health Insurance for their employees • Small businesses generally pay lower wages • This Plan makes it possible for Small Businesses to provide Health Insurance • Because the premiums are based on a percent of wages
ALL SHALL PARTICIPATE • All people in the United States shall participate in the Plan • No one shall be able to opt out, whether provided by an employer or the person is self-employed • Young people may think they are invincible and do not need this coverage • However, if they have an appendicitis attack or are severely injured in an accident, Americans will not let them die • Because their wages will normally be low, so will their premiums
EMPLOYERS • All employers including for-profit, non-profit, and governmental agencies shall pay at least 75% of the premiums for their employees • For one employee or several thousand • For full-time, part time, or contract employees • The premium for each employee will be 14 percent of the employee’s wages
PREMIUMS • PREMIUMS paid by the Employers • Shall be DEDUCTED from their income as an operating expense • Just like electricity and other costs • The premiums paid by the employer (75%) • for the Employee • shall not be considered as income of the Employee----For Income Taxes
NON-CITIZEN • Any person living in the US illegally or legally shall be covered under this Plan. • Any NON-CITIZEN living in the US that makes an application for citizenship, passes a test proving they can read, write and speak basic English, and successfully completes the Oral Interview will be TREATED THE SAME as CITIZENS for Health Care under this Plan.
NON-CITIZEN • Employers of ILLEGAL persons shall PAY 120%of the premium ($12,000 X 120% = $14,400) and the employee shall pay NONE of it. • Employers of LEGAL NON-CITIZENS or the LEGAL NON-CITIZEN person shall pay the PREMIUM AMOUNT - $12,000, NOT a percent of their income, as CITIZENS DO EMPLOYERS SHALL PAY THE TOTAL, ALSO
GIFT TO AMERICA This plan is OUR GIFT TO AMERICA from the folks at DCI, INC.
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