From NBC News here:
As the “gray wave” of aging baby boomers crowd into the country’s creaking long-term care system, many of them may unexpectedly end up in nursing home where anti-psychotic medication, rather than comprehensive social and mental health services, have become a standard way for some residential institutions to maintain order.
If you think this is surprising or makes no sense given our politicians’ and leaders’ attitude towards paying for real health care, then maybe you need some anti-psychotic medication.
From Reuters here:
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.
in fact, we are so used to skimpy we feel lucky to have skimpy cuz it’s better than nothing at all.
As I’ve been saying for years Obamacare is skimpy in many ways and folks adore it!
Once again, our fabulous ruling class and their purchased politicians have decided that Americans won’t have universal health care and we will stick with high cost and low effectiveness of for profit health care.
So the commitment is to companies making money off bodies by selling pharmaceuticals or running hospitals. The commitment is not to take care of the bodies of all Americans, whether they be white, black, yellow, trans, etc.
For Trump, who has aggressively dismantled Obamacare which was a Republican health care plan from back in the day to say that mental illness is should be addressed….well, that’s bullshit.
It’s not going to happen, they don’t give a flying fuck about you, your depression, anxiety, psychosis, violent fantasies or your body.
No actions have been taken by these people to lead you to any different conclusion.
From Naked Capitalism here:
CNN managed to get the attention of California’s insurance regulator Dave Jones over a bombshell admission in a suit against Aetna over the denial of care.1 From a videotaped deposition, as summarized in MedCity News Aetna’s former medical director Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, whose job was to review whether to authorize payments:
He went on to admit he never looked at patients’ records at Aetna and instead relied on information provided by a nurse. Most of his work, he said, was found online. During any given month, Iinuma said he’d call a nurse “zero to one” times to gather more data.
A for profit healthcare provider is motivated by their own financial plans and goals first and patient care after that.
Who finds it shocking that an insurance company doctor isn’t even looking at patient records? I find this to be completely in line with my experience in the American healthcare system and society.
From Naked Capitalism here:
If anything is amiss or there is too much excess stock in storage, departments lose points on their scorecards…
The walks also involve on-the-spot quizzes, in which employees are asked to recite their departments’ sales goals, top-selling items, previous week’s sales, and other information.
Failing scores – which qualify as anything below 89.9% – can result in firings, employees said….
Employees who spoke with Business Insider said the walks have instilled fear across every department of Whole Foods’ stores.
Fuck this dude Bezos. It’s a classic American story for upper crust fuckers to hail a piece of shit that builds his fortune by grinding down the bodies and souls of normal Americans.
As we know the bodies and souls of Americans are not considered important, otherwise there would be universal health care and folks would have jobs.
Let’s hope Bezos drops dead after decades of this bullshit.
From the New York Times:
Senator John McCain of Arizona says he’ll vote yes on the Senate tax bill, but Senator Susan Collins of Maine says she is still undecided.
The contradiction is great as McCain complained about the Obamacare repeal process saying it was the main driver of his vote against the repeal.
Here we have a tax bill that they’re ramming through even faster with no numbers which does a lot to damage Obamacare and reduce healthcare for Americans.
Another fantastic case of a politician doing something for himself while pretending it’s for others. If he gave a fuck about the health of Americans he would shit on this tax bill, but he’s going to hold his nose and fuck Americans over.
So fuck you, John McCain, here’s hoping that brain tumor grows!!!!!
Headline from CBS News:
Paul Ryan says mental health reform is “critical ingredient” in stopping mass shootings
To have a mental health system in the U.S. that would cover a significant portion of what Americans need to live in this society would be extremely expensive.
Paul Ryan was just more than willing to slice tens of billions of dollars from healthcare in the three recent attempts to repeal Obamacare.
How can this lying fuck stand at a microphone and talk about the need for mental health reform when he won’t pay for any healthcare?
I hope this piece of shit Ryan drops dead, he’s a lying fucker.