News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories and this edition is all about Obamacare…
Brief 1: Many seasoned citizens were shocked at AARP’s support of the Obamacare legislation which contained a significant cuts to doctor’s fees and cuts in allowable payments to hospitals. The fear, of course, is that many provider would simply stop accepting Medicare patienst, a majority of which are the aforementioned senior citizens. One had to wonder who the AARP, a membership organization, was actually lobbying for? Just recently the AARP had announced that their employees will see a rise in their health care costs in a statement from an AARP spokesperson;
“Listen to me. We’ve traced the call… it’s coming from inside the house”
I don’t know if you saw the suspense movie, When A Stranger Calls, but when the police made this call to the young lady in the house, chills went up my spine. The stalker was actually inside the house where everybody assumed that she was safe. Where we all think we are safe.
As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular. Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union. That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have. The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal: