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March 18, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Dear Friends: A Southern California based Pro Life legal organization – Life Legal Defense Fund – has been providing David Deleiden of The Center for Medical Progress a fine legal defense in numerous law suits that Planned Parenthood has brought against him and the CMP. David has been invited to Contra Costa County to speak to our pro life people. This is an invitation for you to attend, to learn, to share support, provide financial assistance and be a part of a wonderful opportunity to help defend and protect freedom of speech and life.
There will also be a demonstration on the following day, Saturday, in Concord, beginning at Todos Santos Plaza, and moving to the Planned Parenthood abortion center. Please give consideration to attending one or both of these events. There will be a fee of $20.00 per person to attend and, please RSVP. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to pay the legal fees required for David’s defense. Life Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, pro bono organization, but the courts have their charges and fees which are extensive. If you can not attend, but would like to help the cause with a donation make out a check to Life Legal Defense Fund and send it to: Ca. Right to Life, 1920 Monument Blvd, 309, concord, CA 94520. It will be turned over to LLDF. Thanks, looking forward to seeing on the 22nd of April.
DEFENDING THE DEFENDERS OF LIFE
PLEASE JOIN US ON
Friday, April 22, 2016
From 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
At the Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526
For refreshments and an inside report by investigative journalist
Twenty-seven year old David Daleiden is the mastermind behind the undercover video campaign that exposed Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling baby body parts. Since the videos went viral, David has been the target of a well-orchestrated public relations and legal attacks designed to paint Planned Parenthood as the victim and David as the wrong-doer. Much is at stake in this fight, including withdrawal of your tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood and perhaps even the outcome of the 2016 election. Please join us as David will share the behind the scenes story of the three-year undercover operation that has caused a national uproar.
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By CAMILLE GIGLIO, Legislative Analyst
March 9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – NOISECoalitionNews – On Sunday, 2/28/16, the SF Bay Area California newspaper, the Contra Costa Times [Bay Area News Group] carried a commentary by Arthur J. Breischneider, owner and operator of several Bay area managed care facilities called Seniorly. He was promoting managed care for everyone, declaring that everybody needs a caretaker.
Unsuprisingly, according to Breischneider even the caretakers need caretakers and he had just the organization to provide that need. The article was basically a promotional piece for government funded and managed care, but he was given space on the commentary page to make it look like he had something worthwhile to say.(1)
In the no longer existent world of reasonable journo, this type of placement would have clearly been demarked as an “advertorial,” and the client charged the standard rate for a display advert. of that size.
Alas, no more…
It seemed that the intent of the article was to make the reader feel bad if they were not taking care of someone else and that in any regard such duty qualified one for victimhood because the job of care giving is allegedly burdensome, requiring a great deal of time and energy.
And, yes, all this is cleverly designed to make it appear that taking care of each other is – instead of a personal decision – more properly part of the government’s oddly configured, “workforce development agenda.”
Bureaucrats have realized that they must advance a believable case [fraudulent in this writer’s opinion] to the taxpaying public that by such intervention their intent is noble, to economize somewhere and that it is less expensive to provide low-level [i.e, poor quality] government care that will keep the patient at home rather than in an expensive facility or in-and-out of the ER.
In other words, the government should be trusted to care for family member because that takes one out of the taxpaying category.
The government pitch: “We will take care of mom [as we see fit] and you stay out there in your low-wage burger-flipper economy job.
The self-serving nature of Breischneider’s position is obvious, he wants this classified as “workforce development,” and it’s just a coincidence that a large income stream is directed his way and of course to the government in the form of additional taxation. notwithstanding that CA already is the most taxed state in the union
Where, you ask, will this extra money come from?
Well, the CA legislators just voted in special session and the Governor signed, a huge new health care bill – SB2b – by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-L. A.) and AB1b by Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, (D-Richmond), changing the method of and amount of taxes Managed Care Organizations – think Metlife, Kaiser, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, any HMO – will have to begin paying retroactively to the government.
This requires every Managed Care organization in the state to be taxed at a rate of 8.84%, a figure used by the state Department of Health Care, rather than the 3.9% charged under the Knox-Keene Act.
Of course corporations don’t pay taxes, their customers do, so hold on to your wallet, if you can.
Under the old regime, MCO’s that accept Medi-Cal patients are taxed on their profits at the higher rate and those which did not are taxed at the lower rate. However, those that paid the higher rate also got reimbursed from the feds at a higher rate thereby making the other MCO’s somewhat jealous. Now, thanks to a 2004 court case – Myers v State Board of Equalization – brought by a “public interest” non-profit called Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, they will all be taxed at the higher rate but will also be required to pay this higher rate retroactively in the amount of $10.5 billion. Also, the tax to be paid by all the MCO’s will be based on number of clients rather than on profits. The more clients the more taxes collected. (1)
Some Republicans voted, in the recent and still active special session on health care, for the expanded taxation required by both the Hernandez bill, SB2b and the Thurmond bill AB1b, thereby allowing the state to realize a new source of funds – of $1.3 billion yearly in federal matching funds which will go into the General Fund.
If the state had not created this new taxing schedule, Republicans whimpered, the feds, through this lawsuit, would have been able to keep $1.3 Billion of California taxpayer dollars to itself rather than returning it to the state. In other words by framing it as a benefit to the taxpayer the feds were able to get the state to agree to collect more taxes for the feds and themselves while the taxpayers foot the bill for everything. (2)
For the sake of public appearance the Republicans negotiated a spending plan for this $1.3 billion: paying down the unfunded mandates, some disability payments, nursing home reimbursement and salary increases. Already some Democrats are considering bills to raise salaries for their special interest pals.
The above referenced article was titled Dealers in Illusion to make a point. Next time you read an article about health care and the government struggling to find ways to contain costs, remember that it is probably you, the taxpayer, who is actually paying more in taxes for a reduced amount of care or concern about patients. It’s all about finances and how the government can get more of your money without disturbing your tranquility or realization that you are being had, once again.
Fox TV news played a clip from a campaign talk given by Bernie Sanders recently. He was, apparently asked by a member of the audience why everybody needed (government provided) health care. Bernie’s answer was: “ because we are all human beings.” Behind that nice sounding statement lurks the hard reality of who is going to pay for all the things that Bernie and friends think are due to us (or forced upon us) simply because we are all human beings?
Identified correctly, that is socialism.
Bernie and Hillary and even Donald all want us to also have abortions and euthanasia which we will involuntarily fund with increased taxes. And they want your money to pay for everybody else to have these things as well…just because we are human beings. And, they want [the lowest achieving of all college graduates] social workers, appointed for everybody, womb to tomb.
They want children under government scrutiny along with their parents, from birth, government to use education to plan everyone’s life path, job and housing placement, just because we are human beings. And, they have to find ways to sell these ideas so that we will acquiesce and pay for our own enslavement.
And, now, we learn of a House Resolution, HRes 552, asking approval for funding the training of Health Coaches. (See definition in footnotes). Now the Government has succeeded in raising the ridiculous to the height of honor and we can all become busy bodies. (4)
How about a group hug…satisfying huh?
- Seniorly, We strongly believe that there is a community out there for everyone at every step in life. https://www.seniorly.com/about#/
- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, according to its website, changed its name to Consumer Watchdog.org. This group’s main objective, it would seem, is suing the government regarding health care insurance and other issues. In 2004 it provided its legal services to a group suing the Los Angeles Dept of Educaton on the grounds regarding a lack of sufficient services to school children with Autism. http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/about/
- SB2b, Ed Hernandez, Medi-Cal managed care organization tax:
- Imposes a three-year managed care organization provider tax (MCO tax) on health plans, with different taxing tiers and based on enrollment assessed during a base year period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Continuously appropriates funds from the MCO tax for purposes of funding the nonfederal share of
Medi-Cal managed care rates. Reduces the amount of the Corporate or Gross Premium taxes that specified health plans and insurers are required to pay for the three years of the MCO tax assessment. Sunsets these provisions June 30, 2020.
If the state would not cooperate with the federal mandate to change its MCO taxing schedule the feds would retain $1.3 billion in matching funds, funds which California taxpayers had paid. It would simply be divided up amongst other states.
The Myers v Brd of Equalization Decision declared that the state owed the federal government $10.5 billion retroactively because they had been taxing Medi-Cal insurers at the lower Knox-Keene rate of 3.9% on total revenue. Under the new ruling all insurers will be charged the same rate of 8.84% based on number of insured, not on profits. Senate Committee On Public Health and Developmental Services, 2/10/2016
- Laws Relating to Health Care Plan in California, Department of Managed Health Care. http://wpso.dmhc.ca.gov/regulations/.
- Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?
A Certified Health Coach helps others achieve their health and wellness goals by providing science-based, trusted information, positive encouragement, and continued motivation. In 2007 world-renowned Dr. Sears and a team of experts developed a Health Coach Training that provides the education and tools to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. The training is based on the four pillars of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition.