June 28, 2014

Healthcare killing US economy

Communique from RevHq. The US economy from Jan 1 to March 31, 2014 fell by over 2%. That shows US economy is going no place. Unemployment to continue. The same period saw the Affordable Healthcare Act get into full swing. Many people had to buy insurance, families had less money to spend and the economy goes backwards. Most American families are struggling to meet day to day needs. A few years ago they got hit with massive increases in the cost of gas and their ability to get to work was curtailed. I saw many men and woman crying at the gas pumps as they struggled to put up the few dollars to get enough money to go to work. Follow that by massive housing bankruptcies, lost jobs or new jobs at lower incomes. And then in 2014 they are hit with mandatory healthcare payments to companies that are very rich. Walmart and Target have announced decrease in sales for three quarters in a row because the squeeze on the people is getting to tight. Yet the government does not seem to see this. They claim the drop in GDP is because of bad weather. To the RevHQ it is from a bad smell coming from Washington and Wall Street. They look to corporate profits, the price of stocks on the NY Stock Exchange. They announce that the unemployment levels have dropped but that is not because people have found jobs. It is because 600,000 Americans have just given up looking for work. The American people are now so poor that even the middle class is classified as being poor. The Affordable Healthcare Act will subsidize healthcare where family income is four times the published poverty level. To survive in America today you have to be rich. You have to reach out to be one of the 0ne Percent of the population that own it all. But all of this can change if we take the one trillion dollars a year wasted on healthcare and give it back to the people.

February 18, 2014

There is an article in the Kaiser Health News that was reported by NPR that the most expensive cost of healthcare tend to be in regions in the US here there is only one major hospital and they are able to set abusive prices. The article points out that the government tried to use the antitrust laws to force these hospitals to allow for more competition but was unable to do so for unexplained reasons. This is part of a national trend of the mergers of many hospitals in numerous communities. The government has the authority to use the antitrust laws to stop if but appears to be willing to accommodate the hospitals. Click here to read the article

Revolution HQ believes the government should be vigorous in enforcing the antitrust laws against hospitals because it will be an open door to them to continue raising healthcare costs that should be coming down. Again there is an other reason for supporting the revolution.

February 12, 2014

There is an article on NPR about the Federal debt and that is has greatly improved. I totally disagree with this article. I tried to post the following comment but found I could not do it. Here is what I wanted to post.

“This is an interesting article claiming once again the economy is doing good. There are a couple of issues with the article. First once interest rates start to climb then the cost of the outstanding federal debt will explode because if is all funded by short term debt at very low interest rates. Second, soon the cost of all the subsidized health insurance policies will have to be paid and that will also explode the deficit. Once again the administration is claiming success while the ship continues to sink. The only answer out of this mess is to get the cost of healthcare in line with what every other developed country pays and that would save us well over $800 billion a year which is enough to pay down the debt and allow the country and the middle class to go on with their lives. The final interesting aspect of this article is that for unknown reasons, NPR cut me off from posting a comment. It is time for the revolution.” -

February 10, 2014

Found on line the other night an article about kidney dialysis in America.

There is a growing trend towards using portable dialysis machines instead of having the patient go to dialysis centers. The machine is basically the size of a small suitcase and easy to move around. People who use it at home every night are not only in better physical shape but they live longer and ofter can go back to work. The only difficulty with the machine is that it is necessary for the patient to get to back up support at home on using it which exists in most cases. However it is not being extensively used in the US because of the way the medicare system works. They pay a lot of money per day for the patient to go to the centers and not as much for the portable machine and the doctors like the money.

It turns out that two major companies operate all most all of the dialysis centers in the US that earn them billions of dollars and they just do not want to give up that easy money even if it is actually killing people. (the death rate from using the portable machine is half of the rate in centers). The report also said that overseas and in Canada the use of the portable machines has been increasing. The article then said that the wasted money in the US system is about 8 Billion a year. This is just another example of how the US healthcare system is not only expensive but is a leading cause of death. This is why we need the revolution.

February 9, 2014

A group on Oncologists have gotten together to call for a single payer healthcare system. They claim the current healthcare program is too cumbersome and does not allow for them to meet the needs of their patients and leads to high costs. This is exactly what the Revolutionary HQ is trying to promote. We are glad to see an important part of the healthcare profession to support your goals.

The major problem to achieving this result is the need for us to join together in one voice and tell the Congress, the President and the lobbyists that it is time to end the abuse of the American people. We can do it by getting people to twitter, post on Facebook, use email and say On With The Revolution. Click here for the article

February 7, 2014

The American healthcare system is currently waisting somewhere between $800 billion to a Trillion dollars a year. This waste is $16,000 a year for a family of four. It is about half million dollars for the family over a 30 year period of an American’s working carried. That is the money that the family needs to pay down the mortgage, pay for their children’s education and save for retirement which most families cannot do. This waste supports the very rich and is killing the middle class. They keep it going by excessive lobbying of Congress and monopolistic practices.

Neither party is willing to properly deal with the issue. But the Revolutionary HQ is willing to take on the giant. We have the tool to do it. It is the internet and twitter. We need one million people a day to follow RevHQ on twitter and to read the daily communique and if as upset with things as we are they are to twitter to the world “ON WITH THE REVOLUTION”. It is simple but effective. When a million people a day tell the world, tell Congress, the President and the other Americans that we have had enough of a wasteful healthcare system then we can begin to turn things around.

Obamacare will only raise the costs to higher levels that will be paid by the American public through higher taxes. The republicans continuously attack Obamacare but refuse to propose a realistic solution because they are also controlled by the lobbyists.

JOIN THE REVOLUTION AND START FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER.

February 6, 2014

Found on line the other night an article about kidney dialysis in America. There is a growing trend towards using portable dialysis machines instead of having the patient go to dialysis centers. The machine is basically the size of a small suitcase and easy to move around. People who use it at home every night are not only in better physical shape but they live longer and ofter can go back to work. The only difficulty with the machine is that it is necessary for the patient to get to back up support at home on using it which exists in most cases.

However it is not being extensively used in the US because of the way the medicare system works. They pay a lot of money per day for the patient to go to the centers and not as much for the portable machine and the doctors like the money. It turns out that two major companies operate all most all of the dialysis centers in the US that earn them billions of dollars and they just do not want to give up that easy money even if it is actually killing people. (the death rate from using the portable machine is half of the rate in centers). The report also said that overseas and in Canada the use of the portable machines has been increasing.

The article then said that the wasted money in the US system is about 8 Billion a year. This is just another example of how the US healthcare system is not only expensive but is a leading cause of death. This is why we need the revolution.

February 4, 2014

For once I found a ray of hope in the healthcare in the US which I attribute to the AHC. It is the Surgeon General’s report that was released yesterday that nicotine is a lot more dangerous to the public health and further controls are needed including another tax increase and other efforts. I submitted a comment to the news service and below is the email I got from them that they published it. I encourage you to go to the web address that is shown to read the article and my comments.

Basically I argue that the reason for the Surgeon General’s attention now it that the AHC will significantly increase the amount of money that the government will be spending on healthcare to well over 50% and the best way to control these costs is to keep people healthy. The report does not tell us anything we did not already know about nicotine. What is surprising is that it came out now.

In my comment I point out that the US is slowly being pushed toward a Canadian system where the Canadian government pays almost all medical bills has made serious efforts to keep people healthy and does not kowtow to the demands of the private sector healthcare industry. One clear advantage of the Canadian system is that they get to live about two years longer than Americans Hopefully the Obama administration is prepared to continue standing firm agains the tobacco industry.

February 4, 2014

Here is a quote from Bloomberg news about the current status of Obama care. It is says it all. The administration is so desperate to claim success that they are once again redefining the meaning of basic term. This reminds me of the time that Bush W was proudly standing on the aircraft carrier to announce victory in Iraq. Wow, he got a big surprise when he found out that he was wrong.’

“President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul looks extremely unlikely to hit the goal set for it in October: enrolling “at least” 7 million people in exchanges by April. So the administration is redefining success as mere survival for the program.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has already achieved “preliminary sustainability,” an official recently told the National Journal. And what’s making the program sustainable? The prospect of a massive taxpayer bailout.”