Now you can’t say you didn’t know


By:  Diane Benjamin

Below is a bowl full of baby parts harvested by Planned Parenthood so they can sell them.  PP gets a half a billion dollars of our tax money.  The language in the videos is even worse – they like whole cadavers the best.

IMG_0436The Germans claimed they didn’t know what the Nazis were up to even though the trains filled with Jews traveled through their towns. The stench from the camps was overwhelming, but they claim they didn’t know.

There are many more videos to come.  Pick which side you are on.  The entire unedited videos are available:

Just don’t say you didn’t know.

Did you pay an ObamaCare fine?

By:  Diane Benjamin

The media has done a great job telling people if you don’t have health insurance under ObamaCare, then you have to pay a fine.

They are also wrong!

The IRS isn’t going to bill you.  It isn’t authorized in the law.  All the IRS can do is steal your refund.

Don’t want to pay a fine next year?

Don’t get a refund!

Change your withholding so you aren’t over-paying the government.  Why are you letting the government use your money all year anyway?

Do you realize now what side the media is really on?  It isn’t yours.

You have to read a LONG way down this site to see the same information.

What Happens If I Don’t Pay the Individual Mandate Fee?

The only way for the IRS to collect the fee for not having health insurance, if you choose not to pay it, is for them to withhold the money from the Federal Income Tax Refund you would get back from the IRS after filing your income tax return. The IRS cannot enforce the Individual Shared Responsibility provision with jail time, liens, or any other typical methods of collection.

What the McLean County Board didn’t get

When McLean County got offered money, they took it.

The only NO vote was Chuck Erickson.  McHenry County is smarter.

The top three things McHenry County taxpayers need to know about ‘free’ ObamaCare money

29 Oct 2014 | Naomi Lopez Bauman

The McHenry County Board recently took a brave stance by voting to reject “free” money for Affordable Care Act enrollment, but it’s unclear whether the board’s decision will stand.

At issue is almost $585,000 in grant money that is being doled out by the state (but originated with the federal government) to the McHenry County Department of Health to provide in-person counselors responsible for enrolling people in ObamaCare health-insurance coverage. While this money is called “free” because it does not require the county to match those funds, the truth is these are hard-earned tax dollars that should not be wasted.

Had the grant been approved, the county health department would have distributed grant money to five county organizations, as well as added five full-time nonmedical staff to the department’s payrolls for a five-month period.

The decision to reject these funds is being reconsidered as the board is now scheduled to revote on the issue thanks to pressure from the health department and grant beneficiaries.

Before allowing county board members to accept this money grab, McHenry residents need to know these three things:

1) $112 per hour – County officials are touting that they helped 3,061 people in the previous enrollment effort. But what they aren’t saying is that this number is the combined total for those who were able to sign up for private health coverage in the insurance exchange and those who were thrown into the government Medicaid program. The current round of grant money the health department is pushing the board to accept is to assist with exchange enrollment only.

Since the county exchange enrollment was almost evenly split with Medicaid enrollment, the county most likely helped about 1,500 people enroll in exchange coverage. Having received $500,000 for the same activity last year, that comes to more than $300 per exchange “sign-up.”

But let’s look a little deeper at what this proposed grant would fund. According to the health department’s proposal, 10 in-person counselors would be provided for a period of five months. If they each worked full-time during the 13-week open enrollment period from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15, that would be the equivalent of more than $112 per hour for each of the 10 proposed assisters.

That county board members would spend such extravagant amounts of money for ObamaCare “enrollment” at a time when the law has been so costly to families that are facing increased premiums and cancelled plans is an outrage.

2) Duplicative and redundant – The McHenry County Department of Health does very important work. But they are peddling the idea that, without additional ObamaCare funds, many would be unable to obtain Medicaid or coverage through the exchange. But the facts belie that claim.

States such as Florida, which enrolled 983,000 people in exchange coverage, and Texas, which enrolled 733,000 people, rejected similar federal funds for ObamaCare enrollment assistance that would have been distributed by these states in a similar manner, but they somehow managed to enroll hundreds of thousands of their residents.
There are a variety of overlapping and duplicative efforts aimed at ObamaCare enrollment. Some of the efforts are public, such as the state’s $25 million Get Covered Illinois marketing campaign, there are federally funded Navigator grants which provide in-person enrollment assistance, as well as private organizations such as Get Covered America which is operating in Illinois.

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Not just Hobby Lobby that doesn’t pay for abortion drugs

Health 002

by:  Diane Benjamin

I just received my new Health Insurance benefits book for the insurance we have through my husband’s employer.  Since I’m not capable of doing only one thing at a time, I was paging through it while eating lunch.

Hobby Lobby just had to take their case to the Supreme Court to get an exemption on providing abortion causing drugs to employees.  Of course, the far Left has decided this is a WAR on WOMEN, it’s really a war on babies, but I digress.

Below is what I found in the book.  My company evidently didn’t have to get a court ruling, they just don’t pay for the same thing Hobby Lobby had to fight for.  Maybe the new employer rules don’t go into effect until next year.  The price increases are alive and well though!  My deductible almost doubled and we pay a lot more per month than pre-ObamaCare.  So much for that $2500 savings we were promised.

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Your Illinois

by:  Diane Benjamin

Hopefully you don’t have to interact with the State of Illinois on-line for your business or in any other way.  They are still in the dark ages of technology.

Example #1

I recently switched my corporate account to another bank.  Illinois has a system to pay businesses taxes on-line that will debit accounts when payments are made.  I needed to hook Illinois into my new account.   It can not be done on-line.   I had to sign a form and then fax or mail it with a voided check to the State office.  The fax machine was busy for 24 hours straight, so I mailed the form.  The Federal system for paying taxes got easily switched.  Worse, the form I needed was only available for download in Internet Explorer, the last browser I would ever use.

Example #2

Recently I was in Wheaton Il.  I drove through 4 un-manned toll booths.  I don’t have I-Pass, so I followed the directions and went to and paid $1.90 x 4, $7.60.  A few weeks later I received a bill for 3 tolls plus a penalty of $20 each.  When I called, I was told the computer system would not allow the un-applied $5.70 balance to be shifted to the 3 tolls they show as un-paid.  I requested a hearing, but the guy told me the result of a hearing would be the same.  It is scheduled for 6/25.  I contacted my State Senator, Chapin Rose, and have yet to hear from his office.

Unlike Example #1 which is incompetence, Example #2 is theft by government.

Example #3

Illinois’s Medicaid processing program was developed in the 1980’s.  Instead of upgrading to an ObamaCare compliant modern program, Illinois bypassed the legislature and contracted with Michigan.  This puts Illinois on the hook for up to $190,000,000 that was never approved by Springfield.  What if Michigan cancels the agreement?  (a definite possibility!) Illinois will have no way to process Medicaid claims.  Remember Illinois pays benefits for dead people too.  Who is going to provide healthcare when reimbursement isn’t just delayed for months, but even longer?

This is the same State that gave Bloomington $700,000 for monkeys at the zoo and $254,800 to the Museum of History and $116,800 to the Children’s museum.

It is great living in a State with their priorities in the right place.  Buying votes through grants is a higher priority than efficient effective government.






Veterans Admin – What Open the Books found

Is it an employment farm, or a medical system?
Open The Books Investigation:
Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System  
Phoenix, AZ | May 15, 2014
Salary data at shows clear evidence that the  

bureaucracy served the bureaucracy, not veterans…

“Our nation’s veterans need access to health care and doctors, not interior decorators and designers.  I’m proud of the work
ordinary citizens and groups like Open the Books
are doing to hold the VA accountable.” 

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn | May 15, 2014

Staff At Phoenix VA Pocketed Hefty Bonuses & Salaries

By Emily Boyd-Walker | May 15, 2014
Read FOX News Column Here

Forty plus veterans may have died waiting for care, and up to 1,400 veterans waited months for critical appointments. 

It’s alleged that the Phoenix VA ran a secret waiting list and key records were destroyed.  CNN broke the scandal and it’s been rocking Washington, D.C. in recent weeks.

  • Top 100 Employees made $70 Million in salaries (2011-2013)
  • #1 Bonus 2013 – Phoenix VA Director Sharon Helman- $9,345
  • 59% of Salaries Spent on Admin/Operations- not Medical Care
  • Only 1 Employee of 3,170 with Job Title of Quality Assurance
  • Millions Spent on Gardening, Public Affairs, Interior Decorating, Architecture    
Top 100 Doctor/Executive Corps made $70 million in salary (2011-2013).None of them blew the whistle on the corruption. Is it incompetence or the perverse incentive of too much pay? Review Salary Database
In 2013, Director Sharon Helman received the #1 bonus out of 3,170 employees: $9,345! The next highest award was $5,000, followed by $3,975. 300 employees received less than $500. (Helman was recently placed on administrative leave.Review 2013 Phoenix VA Bonuses

1.  59% of all Phoenix VA salaries were spent on management, administration, or operations functions– not on veterans care.
Review Salary Breakout

2.  A patronage jobs pool- outside of medical care: only 226 medical officers (doctors) and 576 nurses were employed by Phoenix VA out of 3,170 employees.

3.  More money spent on Gardeners, Interior Decorators, Architecture, Public Affairs, and other non-essentials- than for Quality Assurance.Review Total Salaries by Job Title

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Fed’s usurp local control

by:  Diane Benjamin

No, this has nothing to do with Nevada!

Now that ObamaCare is being implemented (at least the parts not delayed), the Federal government thinks they can write all the rules.  The local serfs must comply.

Here’s the latest proposed rule change:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposed rule on the adoption of updated life safety code (LSC) that CMS would use in its ongoing work to ensure the health and safety of all patients, family and staff in every provider and supplier setting. 

Read it again – CMS want to override existing local rules and ordinances – but it’s to keep you safe!

Here’s part of what is proposed:

The key changes for ASCs are:

  • Would require interior non-bearing walls have a minimum of 2 hour fire resistance rating and be constructed with fire retardant treated wood;
  • Would require all doors to hazardous areas have to be self-closing or automatic closing;
  • Would address the issue of placing alcohol based hand rub dispensers in corridors;
  • Would require a fire watch or building evacuation if sprinkler system is out of service for more than 4 hours; and
  • Would require smoke control in anesthetizing locations.


ObamaCare was passed, not to provide healthcare at affordable prices, it was passed for CONTROL.  They want to not only control what healthcare citizens receive, they want to control the providers.  Local building codes and the opinions of local medical professionals should take priority over what bureaucrats in Washington DC want, but local rights are being lost because of money they will receive from CMS.

The schools don’t have local control because they took money from DC, thanks for Common Core and uneatable school lunches.

Now CMS wants to further burden healthcare providers with regulations.  More than 6 million people lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare, yet the Feds are rejoicing about 7 million signing up.  Why are healthcare costs increasing?  It’s pretty obvious.

They are proposing much more.  See it here:  CMS Proposed

This is America?








ObamaCare: Media spin

by:  Diane Benjamin

Yes, today is supposedly the last day to enroll in ObamaCare.  The media tells people armageddon will occur if you don’t comply and Get Covered.

Here’s the truth:  You will NOT have to pay penalties unless you get a tax refund!  You won’t get a bill, the IRS won’t put a lien on your house, and you will not be arrested!  Don’t get a refund – don’t pay.  Just change your exemptions so you don’t qualify for a refund.  The law would never have passed without this condition, at least a few Democrats were smart enough to demand it.

More truth you aren’t being told:

If you are being treated for an illness, your insurance company CAN NOT cancel your insurance – not even under the (Un)Affordable Care Act!  Public Law 104-191 was written and passed by Congress in 1997 to protects Americans from insurance cancellations.

Read more here:

If your insurance has been canceled while you were being treated, I know the writer of the above article.  Contact me!








Bloomington: Employee benefits compared

by:  Diane Benjamin

Being a CPA, I like numbers.  Frequently they reveal interesting things.  Here’s my latest:

The information listed about employees is now really good on both the Champaign and Bloomington websites – thanks to the Illinois Policy Institute.  All expenses per employee are listed, so I decided to see how much Bloomington pays for employee healthcare compared to Champaign.

I took the BASE pay of every employee COVERED by insurance, and then how much insurance costs each city for these employees.  Champaign has their Library employees listed separately, so I had to add them to the other employees.  Here’s what I found:

Insur2What insurance does Champaign have?  I have no idea, but insurance is going to keep rising.  Almost $1,000,000 per year difference is worth investigating.





Bloomington: Employee benefits compared


by:  Diane Benjamin

Being a CPA, I like numbers.  Frequently they reveal interesting things.  Here’s my latest:

The information listed about employees is now really good on both the Champaign and Bloomington websites – thanks to the Illinois Policy Institute.  All expenses per employee are listed, so I decided to see how much Bloomington pays for employee healthcare compared to Champaign.

I took the BASE pay of every employee COVERED by insurance, and then how much insurance costs each city for these employees.  Champaign has their Library employees listed separately, so I had to add them to the other employees.  Here’s what I found:

Insur2What insurance does Champaign have?  I have no idea, but insurance is going to keep rising.  Almost $1,000,000 per year difference is worth investigating.





Watchdogs sue the State of Illinois and WIN!

by:  Diane Benjamin

The State of Illinois isn’t any more transparent than Bloomington.  I worked with the Edgar County Watchdogs for close to a year to uncover the state’s activities with Medicaid payment processing.  Many FOIA requests were returned to us with a “No matching documents” label.  The State didn’t know that we have many whistle-blowers inside state government giving us information.  Some State employees want the State corruption to end and are willing to risk their jobs to do it.  Gov. Quinn is now actively searching to fire anybody who helped us.

The One Edgar County Watchdog finally sued for missing information:

On January 13, 2014, in the Edgar County Courthouse, Circuit Judge Matt Sullivan heard the Freedom Of Information Act civil suit (13-MR-74) Kirk Allen v. Illinois State Health and Family Services and Julie Hamos (its Director).

HFS was represented by an attorney from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Kirk Allen was pro se.

During almost 2 ½ hours of hearing testimony and arguments, Judge Sullivan declared Illinois State Health and Family Services to be in violation of the Illinois Freedom Of Information Act, ordered them to produce documents requested, and order them to Plaintiff’s costs of bringing the suit.


Obama Dooms Seniors to Ravages of Aging



Betsy McCaughey  —   January 2, 2014


On Oct. 1, 2012 the Obama administration started awarding bonus points to hospitals that spend the least on elderly patients. It will result in fewer knee replacements, hip replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery and cataract operations.

These are the five procedures that have transformed aging for older Americans. They used to languish in wheelchairs and nursing homes due to arthritis, cataracts and heart disease. Now they lead active lives.

But the Obama administration is undoing that progress. By cutting $716 billion from future Medicare funding over the next decade and rewarding the hospitals that spend the least on seniors, the Obama health law will make these procedures hard to get and less safe.

The Obama health law creates two new entitlements for people under age 65 – subsidies to buy private health plans and a vast expansion of Medicaid. More than half the cost of these entitlements is paid for by cutting what hospitals, doctors, hospice care, home care and Advantage plans are paid to care for seniors.

Just Take Pill

Astoundingly, doctors will be paid less to treat a senior than to treat someone on Medicaid, and only about one-third of what a doctor will be paid to treat a patient with private insurance.

On July 13, 2011, Richard Foster, chief actuary for Medicare, warned Congress that seniors will have difficulty finding doctors and hospitals to accept Medicare. Doctors who do continue to take it will not want to spend time doing procedures such as knee replacements when the pay is so low. Yet the law bars them from providing care their patients need for an extra fee. You’re trapped.

President Obama seems to think too many seniors are getting these procedures. At a town hall debate in 2009, he told a woman “maybe you’re better off not having the surgery but taking the painkiller.”

Science proves the president is wrong. Knee replacements, for example, not only relieve pain but also save lives. Seniors with severe osteoarthritis who opt for knee replacement are less apt to succumb to heart failure and have a 50% higher chance of being alive five years later than arthritic seniors who don’t undergo the procedure, according to peer-reviewed scientific research.

Yet Foster warned Congress that 15% of hospitals may stop treating seniors once the Obama-Care cuts go into effect. The rest will have to lower the standard of care. Hospitals will have $247 billion less over the next decade to care for the same number of seniors as if the health law had not been enacted.

Obama claims his Medicare cuts will knock out waste and excessive profits. Untrue. Medicare already pays hospitals less than the actual cost of caring for a senior, on average 91 cents for every dollar of care. No profit there. Pushing down rates will force hospitals to spread nursing staff thinner.

Elderly patients will have a worse chance of surviving their stay and going home. When Medicare reduced payment rates to hospitals as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, hospitals incurring the largest cuts laid off nurses.

Rewarding Skimpy Care

Eventually, patients at these hospitals had a 6% to 8% worse chance of surviving a heart attack, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research report (March 2011).

In addition to the across-the-board cuts, the Obama administration will now impose a new measure on hospitals: “Medicare spending per beneficiary.” Hospitals that spend the least on seniors get bonus points, and higher-spending hospitals get demerits.

Hospitals will even be penalized for care consumed up to 30 days after patients are discharged, for example, for outpatient physical therapy following a hip or knee replacement.

There are ways to control Medicare spending, such as inching up the eligibility age or asking well-off seniors to pay more. Forcing hospitals to skimp on care is deadly.

Research sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (Annals of Internal Medicine, February 2011) shows that heart attack patients at the lowest-spending hospitals are 19% more likely to die than patients of the same age at higher-spending hospitals. Yet the Obama health law pushes all hospitals to imitate the lowest spending ones.

Ignore the political rhetoric and look at the scientific evidence. The Medicare cuts in the Obama health law will end Medicare as we’ve known it and doom seniors to painful aging and shorter lives.


Guest columns do not necessarily reflect the views of Accuracy in Media or its staff.

Betsy McCaughey
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and the author of “Beating Obamacare.” Her website is here:

What ObamaCare is Really About

A man wrote…I’m a 54-year-old consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000 per year, depending on how hard I work and whether or not there are work projects out there for me.

My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year, working as a part-time mail clerk.

For me, making $60,000 a year, under ObamaCare, the cheapest, lowest grade policy I can buy, which also happens to impose a $5,000 deductible, costs $482 per month.

For my girlfriend, the same exact policy, same deductible, costs $1 per month. That’s right, $1 per month. I’m not making this up.

Don’t believe me? Just go to , the ObamaCare website for California and enter the parameters I’ve mentioned above and see for yourself. By the way, my zip code is 93940. You’ll need to enter that.

So OK, clearly ObamaCare is a scheme that involves putting the cost burden of healthcare onto the middle and upper-income wage earners. But there’s a lot more to it. Stick with me.

And before I make my next points, I’d like you to think about something:

I live in Monterey County, in Central California. We have a large land mass but just 426,000 residents – about the population of Colorado Springs or the city of Omaha.

But we do have a large Hispanic population, including a large number of illegal aliens, and to serve this group we have Natividad Medical Center, a massive, Federally subsidized county medical complex that takes up an area about one-third the size of the Chrysler Corporation automobile assembly plant in Belvedere, Illinois (see Google Earth View). Natividad has state-of-the-art operating rooms, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fully equipped, 24 hour emergency room, and much more. If you have no insurance, if you’ve been in a drive-by shooting or have overdosed on crack cocaine, this is where you go. And it’s essentially free, because almost everyone who ends up in the ER is uninsured.

Last year, 2,735 babies were born at Natividad. 32% of these were born to out-of-wedlock teenage mothers, 93% of which were Hispanic. Less than 20% could demonstrate proof of citizenship, and 71% listed their native language as Spanish. Of these 876 births, only 40 were covered under [any kind of] private health insurance. The taxpayers paid for the other 836. And in case you were wondering about the entire population – all 2,735 births – less than 24% involved insured coverage or even partial payment on behalf of the patient to the hospital in exchange for services. Keep this in mind as we move forward.

Now consider this:

If I want to upgrade my policy to a low-deductible premium policy, such as what I had with my last employer, my cost is $886 per month. But my girlfriend can upgrade her policy to the very same level, for just $4 per month. That’s right, $4 per month. $48 per year for a zero-deductible, premium healthcare policy – the kind of thing you get when you work at IBM (except of course, IBM employees pay an average of $170 per month out of pocket for their coverage).

I mean, it’s bad enough that I will be forced to subsidize the ObamaCare scheme in the first place. But even if I agreed with the basic scheme, which of course I do not, I would never agree to subsidize premium policies. If I have to pay $482 a month for a budget policy, I sure as hell do not want the guy I’m subsidizing to get a better policy, for less that 1% of what I have to fork out each month for a low-end policy.

Why must I pay $482 per month for something the other guy gets for a dollar? And why should the other guy get to buy an $886 policy for $4 a month? Think about this: I have to pay $10,632 a year for the same thing that the other guy can get for $48. $10,000 of net income is 60 days of full-time work as an engineer. $48 is something I could pay for collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles, one day a month.

Are you with me on this? Are you starting to get an idea what ObamaCare is really about?

ObamaCare is not about dealing with inequities in the healthcare system. That’s just the cover story. The real story is that it is a massive, political power grab. Do you think anyone who can insure himself with a premium policy for $4 a month will vote for anyone but the political party that provides him such a deal? ObamaCare is about enabling, subsidizing and expanding the Left’s political power base, at taxpayer expense. Why would I vote for anyone but a Democrat if I can have babies for $4 a month? For that matter, why would I go to college or strive for a better job or income if it means I have to pay real money for healthcare coverage? Heck, why study engineering when I can be a schlub for $20K per year and buy a new F-150 with all the money I’m saving?

And think about those $4-a-month babies – think in terms of propagation models. Think of just how many babies will be born to irresponsible, under-educated mothers. Will we get a new crop of brain surgeons and particle physicists from the dollar baby club, or will we need more cops, criminal courts and prisons? One thing you can be certain of: At $4 a month, they’ll multiply, and multiply, and multiply. And not one of them will vote Republican.

ObamaCare: It’s all about political power.

Found on Facebook – posted by Ted Watson via David Hale (running against Adam Kinzinger in the March primary)

Think the IRS isn’t still attacking Obama critics?

I wrote previously about C Steven Tucker and the IRS:

IRS Goes After Obamacare Whistleblowers:  An Interview with C. Steven Tucker

By Arlen Williams

This is an update published today in American Thinker:


By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face.  Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News’ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott’s insurance was hastily reinstated.

What subsequently transpired for Tucker has deepened his impression that the twin IRS notices were no coincidence, but an attack by our federal government, an orchestrated effort at intimidation of them both.  Friday, December 7th, he was visited in his home by an IRS official and received yet another threatening notice by mail.

All that follows is an interview Mr. Tucker has just granted via email, after our initial correspondence. He will explain his concern after our first question and answer, about news of a yet more urgent nature, which compels him to action.


First of all, you not only helped Bill Elliott get reinstated in his health insurance, you are relating to all Americans that, contrary to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ dictates, it is against HIPPA law for anyone with a life threatening condition to have his insurance terminated, do I have that correct?

You do indeed. The health insurers across the nation who are canceling health insurance policies based on a posting in the Federal Register in June of 2010 which redefined the ‘grandfathered clause’ in the original PPACA (Obamacare) legislation are violating federal law. Specifically section 2742 of Public Law 104-191 (HIPAA). It is linked at my

This is an existing federal law that is still on the books and that is relied upon, expanded upon, and referred to multiple times throughout the 960 pages of the PPACA legislation. This law was codified by congress and signed by President Clinton in 1997. Since that was signed into law it has been and still is illegal for any health insurer to cancel anyone’s coverage when they are sick. Regardless of what Barack Obama or anyone else says. It has been and still is illegal for any health insurance anywhere in the nation to ‘drop your coverage’ when you get sick. Period. And, when I say period I mean it, unlike Barack Obama.

This is the law that I used to help Bill Elliott (the man with cancer who appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show who had his health insurance canceled during cancer treatment) get his health insurance policy restored with no deductible or premium increase. Bill was even assured by his insurer that he will be able to keep his policy going forward permanently.

HHS is violating this existing federal law by requiring health insurers to cancel these existing policies based on a random posting by HHS in the Federal Register in June of 2010. A posting in the Federal Register does not trump existing federal law, most especially HIPPA, that is relied upon, expanded upon, and referred to in the PPACA. By faxing section 2742 of public law 104-191 over to his insurer (with the help of South Carolina governor Nikki Haley) Bill was able to retain his policy even after it was illegally canceled by his insurer.

My goal is to inform every American who has had their policy canceled about this law and instruct them on how to use it to get their policy restored. Since this story broke I have been in contact with the organization representing Whitney Johnson and I have been in direct contact with Eileen and Steve Benthal. Whitney is a 26 year old single mother who has been featured in the news. Whitney has multiple sclerosis and she had her policy illegally canceled as well.

Eileen Benthal appeared on the Sean Hannity show on Friday December 6th 2013. Her daughter Johanna  was born with congenital malformations in her brain called Multiple Cavernous Angiomas. She has the CCM3 genetic mutation, the most aggressive type of the familial form of this disease. Johanna has over 30 of these vascular malformations in her brain. There is no cure for cavernous malformations except brain surgery to remove the malformations that are causing the most life-threatening and/or debilitating effects. She also developed hydrocephalus, fluid in her brain, requiring the placement of a permanent shunt. Over the past 17 years, Johanna has had over 86 surgeries, most of these in her brain. While cavernous malformations are non-cancerous, they do proliferate and hemorrhage, causing stroke-like symptoms, cognitive and motor delays, and seizures.

It is immoral, illegal, and unconscionable that Barack Obama’s administration would instruct her insurer to cancel her health insurance coverage and force her to accept an Obamacare compliant “Medal” plan which will increase her premium by $1,000 a month and remove Johanna’s access to her current hospital and doctor. This, after Barack Obama promised over and over and over again, ‘If you like your plan you can keep your plan and no one will take it away from you, period.’ Barack Obama is a pathological liar and innocent, sick Americans are now suffering because of his lies.

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3 1/2 minutes sums up ObamaCare: CoffeeCare

House subcommittee: Obamacare’s $300 billion Medicare Advantage raid will hurt seniors next year

U.S. President Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in Largo

U.S. President Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in Largo

Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis Tuesday by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.

Obamacare took $700 billion from Medicare and $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone for its own funding, according to the subcommittee. The cuts to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will “begin to be fully realized in the next year,” according to the subcommittee.

“There was a promise made to seniors as well. The promise was that we’re going to use your Medicare dollars as a piggy bank to fund the Affordable Care Act, and in doing that we’ll improve Medicare and allow seniors to keep their doctors if they liked. So, do you have an opinion as to whether or not this is another broken promise?” subcommittee vice chairman Rep. Michael Burgess said in a statement.

Illinois adds to Medicaid roles, good luck finding a Doc


Op-Ed: Why Do We Have a Medicaid Program?

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A Star Ledger headline reads: “ObamaCare fuels applicant boom for NJ Medicaid—Advocate hails 35% increase in October.” Almost 22,000 new applications were filed in October, up from 16,000 in September. Is this a triumph? Was a 990-page law needed to accomplish this? The taxpayers will have to fork over $5,000 per applicant to a Medicaid HMO—that’s $110 million—and what will the patients get?

I am a physician who volunteers at the Zarephath Health Center, a non-government charity clinic in central NJ, where volunteers care for the poor and uninsured. We see Medicaid patients who cannot find a Medicaid doctor. The other day I saw a 35-year-old mother with severe asthma. She is on Medicaid and had gone to the emergency room a few days earlier. She was instructed to find a physician for follow-up treatment. Unable to find a doctor who takes Medicaid, she was welcomed at our clinic. I saw her, spent time hearing her story, and was happy to give her prescriptions to keep her asthma in check.

The next day she returned with the odd complaint that no pharmacy would fill her prescriptions. Since I had not enrolled as a “non-billing Medicaid provider,” the pharmacies were told they would not be paid if they filled my prescriptions. I have a license, am board certified in internal medicine, and pay each year to keep my controlled-substances licenses updated, so why would they not honor my prescriptions?

When the patient called the Medicaid office, they instructed her to go back to the emergency room to get her prescriptions rewritten there—presumably copied by a physician enrolled in the program. Why would the Medicaid program deny her the medicines she needed? One would think they would appreciate the fact that a doctor was willing to see and care for her without costing the system anything. But apparently this is not how a bloated bureaucracy works.

Another Medicaid patient, a single mother of two, came complaining of abdominal pain. This has been going on for three months, and she has been to the emergency room several times. On the first visit they did an abdominal ultrasound and saw gallstones. But because her liver enzymes were not elevated and this was not considered an emergency, she was sent home and instructed to find a surgeon to take her gallbladder out. After making many phone calls, she never made it past the receptionist, as no surgeon takes Medicaid. Here is why. A dishwasher repairman is paid more than a doctor who takes Medicaid. Yet the doctor could be held liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars if there is a bad outcome.

Happily, someone told this patient about our clinic. We contacted a surgeon who said he would be pleased to help. The clinic will be able to pay him a fair fee without the exhaustive paperwork and claim forms. The patient will be treated like a VIP.

So why do we have Medicaid? Is it about providing care, or about setting up a large bureaucracy to make it appear that the poor are getting care?

We do not need Medicaid. We do not need ObamaCare. In a sensible world, there would be three layers to provide optimal care at reasonable cost: 1) direct payment for routine care; 2) low-priced, high-deductible health insurance for major medical events; and 3) real non-government charity for those who cannot afford either.

Come let us reason together and throw off the government bureaucracy. Politicians ought not take credit for what doctors, nurses, hospitals, and communities do. In actuality, President Obama must take ownership of his failure and take the blame for fleecing the taxpayers to erect barriers to care.

The sooner we repeal ObamaCare, the better.

 Dr. Eck is a long time member of the Christian Medical Dental Association and in 2009 joined the board (and is a former President) of the Association of American Physicians.

IRS Auditing 2 men who spoke against ObamaCare

BOTH got letters from the IRS on the SAME day!  Illinois’s own C. Steven Tucker, who got a cancer patients insurance re-instated,  is one of them – the cancer patient the other.  IRS is obviously still being used by the Obama administration as a weapon.


A cancer patient who said publicly that his health coverage was canceled because of Obamacare now says he’s being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Bill Elliott appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” earlier this month and said he was told that his cancer was considered “beyond a catastrophic pre-existing condition” and his plan was being canceled because of new regulations.

He said he was given the option of a new $1,500-per-month plan, up from the $180 per month or so that he’d been paying. Elliott told Fox’s Megyn Kelly that he had decided he wasn’t going to pay for the new expensive plan, and was instead going to take the financial penalty and “let nature take its course.”

Appearing this week on “Rocky D” on Charleston, S.C.’s WQSC, Elliott said that after a media frenzy, his insurance company worked it out with him to allow him to keep his coverage — but there’s a new hitch.

“Monday I got a certified letter, I went down and got it and it’s from the IRS and they are auditing my books from 2009,” Elliott said.

He said he didn’t own a business at that time, and in fact was working for the government. He said he’s paid his taxes every year and is not any kind of a tax evader.

There was one more part of the notice — Elliott said that “due to federal budget cuts,” the meeting between him and the IRS won’t take place until April 2014.

“It doesn’t matter. It could’ve been today if they wanted it to,” he said.

The radio host said, “you stood up and spoke out about how Obamacare screwed over your insurance and probably would kill you and what’s the next thing that happened? You get audited by the IRS. That is not a coincidence.”

“No it’s not,” Elliott said.

And it might not just be Elliott: C. Steven Tucker, an insurance broker who contacted Elliott after his Fox News appearance, said that after he helped assist Elliott with his coverage, the IRS “are now coming after ME all the way back to 2003.”

Elliott told Kelly that he actually voted for Obama over Mitt Romney last year specifically because he liked what Obama had promised about being able to keep your doctors and your insurance plans.

Elliott said on the “Rocky D” show that he’s doing better now health-wise, thought still has to have bone scans every four months.

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See C. Steven’s Tucker’s story here:

Democratic Senator feeling the heat

  • Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is running a Facebook ad in an attempt to save her seat from slaughter in the 2014 election.
    The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, but its hope and promise are certainly something worth fighting for. That’s why I introduced legislation to let those told they would be able to retain their plan keep it — but also ensure policyholders get an explanation from their insurance company on how their current policy does not meet the new minimum coverage standards. Show that you stand with me to fix the ACA and make it work. 
    It looks like it’s not working.  Here are some of the comments to her post, these are not edited , only copied:
    James Lukes Get rid of it before it bankrupts the US, or is it too late already?
  • Terry Gallian Are you nuts!!!
    10 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Mark Forrer mary,i hope you enjoy the unemployment line next year….
    10 hours ago · Like · 2
  • Larry Christesson Here we go….begging for more money. OH, if you will just give me $5, $10, $25, $50, $100……SEE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    9 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Bill McDonald Way to backpeddle Mary, just think, after the next election you will be one of the “fortunate” citizens who must participate in the ACA. HA HA.
    9 hours ago · Like · 1
  • David Harman It cant be fixed, it needs to be discarded…
    9 hours ago · Like · 1
  • David Harman Oh, 630 million and 3 years cant make a website work!
    9 hours ago · Like · 2
  • George Bob Bookout Please Lady, REALLY.
  • Gary Meschede ^^^^maybe 12 years and a billion.might get you pass the first a taxidermist and i could build a better web sight for a few million and i dont know squwat about building.give it cant be fixed and you know quit begging for votes on face book
  • Jay D. Peek The fix is easy. Fire Obummers sorry ass!
    9 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Chris Whodat Boulet Mary Landrieu is Aide to the usurper Obama. What they are doing is evil. Obamacare is not about healthcare. It’s about govt control of the people.
    9 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1
  • Shawn Swafford fix obama care? ma’am, you spend all day shinning a dog turd, but at the end of the day…
    it’s still just a pile of dog turd.
    6 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Deana Forrer The only fix for obamacare is the trashcan.
  • Jerry Sawchuk Running for cover. She new what was going to happen. Hopefully they will pay at the midterms
    5 hours ago via mobile · Like · 2
  • Thomas Boiani Let me see, Yep stupid plan. you need to do the math. Will You and the rest of congress be on the plan? 40 million supported by 40 million. Add thousand of more government workers to monitor the plan. Who pays for that? Spend a Billion dollars to get it running.
  • George Lala Right, I dont think so, wanna help? Get rid of it all together…then lets talk
  • Jackie Chambers She’s worried about her ass,not the people!!
  • Robert Gaver Yes covering your ass.
  • Rick Bunker f..k you
  • David Chelmo Next time read the law before you pass it. The law forced them to drop peoples plans!
    4 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Freda Ellis Burks The law put a spotlight on policies with inadequate coverage. Good for you for wanting companies to explain their policies!
    4 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Sue Hinson You were bought and paid for and now you own this bill that hurts those in this country that were still trying to do the right thing.
    3 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Tony Mcintire You made your bed Mary baby, now sleep in it!!!!!!!!
    3 hours ago · Like · 2
  • Philip McClung GET RID OF IT !!!!
    3 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Robert McClanahan Where is the “I’m annoyed by liberal crap” button on Facebook?
  • Greg Claywell I can sense a little worry in your plea for help!
  • Mike Eaton how about we simply get rid of those who promoted it like you mary…
  • George Cappello “isn’t perfect” is a huge understatement
    3 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Joe Hartkopf YOU and the act need to go!!!!!!!!!
    3 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Jimmy Flaming F**k you and ObamaCare! Keep your damn nose out of our business!
    3 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1
  • Thomas Quigley FUCK YOU SELL OUT!!!
    2 hours ago · Like · 2
  • Craig A. Courtney You sold your vote for 300 million that Louisiana citizens will never see because Bobby Jindal declined the money because it had too many strings attached to it and it would have bankrupt the state’s Medicaid system….
    You screwed over Louisiana and the country. You can start by admitting that to the voters.
    2 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Julia Burden I am in the healthcare business. We saw from the very beginning that this was a horrible plan (the parts that we could understand). Just wait until the “Employer Mandate” kicks in. I have had to lay-off ten people so far. We have a great health plan for our employees, but it will be jettisonned to the ego of the president next year. Shame on you.
  • Eric Sjol fuckin’ cow, repeal and burn it !!!
  • Andrew Hazelton Fix this piece of garbage? Easier just to impeach a corrupt president and the senators that lied to us (like Mary Landrieu), imprison them for crimes against the constitution (treason), and send you all to Gitmo with the other terrorists of your ilk.
  • James Regan Too bad you couldn’t read it, before you passed it!
  • Scott Hartford Fix it by voting you out!!!
    about an hour ago via mobile · Like · 1
  • Brian Mc Du I’m so tired of being lied to by these corrupt pols………..
  • Emory Shover Can’t fix stupid!! Bad law. Bad legislation. BAD POLITICIANS! SHAME ON YOU ALL!! Did you ever read your kids report cards? Or just sign them blindly?? Never mind, I already know the answer!
  • Fred Smith The people have spoken!!!
  • Derrick Davis well you see Emory.. being kids of politicians they were able to convince their parents that the F they got stood for FANTASTIC and not failure.
  • George White First she broke it and now she wants to fix it??? Maybe she should start thinking for herself for a change. Mary is just a bobblehead for Harry Reid.
  • Grady Burnett Hell no, you also are a liar.
  • Bruce Fritsch Liar ! You supported this. We have to pass the law before we read it. Once we pass it you will like it! Insanity. The law was written to force insurance companies to drop the plans. Who are you to tell me my plan was not good enough? It was working fine and met my families needs. Now I have to pay double for things I don’t need or will ever use? Affordable Care ? You are a joke. While you are fixing it will you please make sure you and all the fellow crooks & liars in Washington have to be part of this Unaffordable Health Care Plan? If it is so great for us peasants. then you and all your buddies and even the President should be on this plan. I’ll be watching to see if you make this part of the fix, because we certainly want you and your family to share in this great Health Care Plan.
  • Richard Wogoman You bitch; the standards are the problem (we were not told “if” but “period” – you think we are that stupid as to believe that your legislation means a damn thing?
  • Kevin Walsh Fuck off!!
  • Judith Wittels Take you head out of your other place there is no promise or hope worth a grain of salt that Barry has made just more race division, more poor , more with out hope. He is a bad man.

Feds cancel service to Seniors in El Paso!


by:  Diane Benjamin

This notice was in today’s Pantagraph:

AdvocateElPasoBelow is the part of the code referenced in the notice.  Calls to the manager have not yet been returned.  Is red tape going to prevent seniors on Medicare in El Paso from getting healthcare?  The code mentioned doesn’t say anything about the quality of the care.  This notice was placed by the government, not Advocate Medical Group.










Real example of ObamaCare cost increases


by:  Diane Benjamin

The name of the benefits provider isn’t important, but you should know this is a non-profit insurance provider.  Stated in the Benefit Information notice is this:

It’s been more than 5 years since co-payments were last increased for prescription drug benefits, and even longer for most deductible and out-of-pocket maximums.

The notice states these changes are attributed to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  The increase in contribution rates is below.  Every participant just got a pay cut.  When individuals have less money to spend, what happens to the economy?



Democrats turn sex into a government entitlement


From:  Congressman Steve Stockman

This is an actual Obamacare ad.  Democrats have somehow turned sex into a government entitlement.


World War II took less time than ObamaCare

Putting things in perspective:

March 21, 2010 to October 1, 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.

December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.

What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.

Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!

And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.

Thanks Veterans! 




Preventing Stealth Euthanasia


by:  Diane Benjamin

Yes death panels exist, and yes Obamacare takes $78 billion out of Medicare.  If you still don’t believe ObamaCare is meant to limit healthcare for the “non-contributing” members of society, then why would Benedictine University hold a conference on

Preventing Stealth Euthanasia?

Fundamental Transformation.  Die already!


Your future under ObamaCare

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by:  Diane Benjamin

This information was sent to me.  I blocked out the company name, it’s not important.  The Affordable Care Act affects everyone in America – get ready.  We were lied to by people who never read the bill.  I realize parts are difficult to read, but here’s the message:  “You will be paying more because of ACA”.

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