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Remove, Do Not Replace

The controversy over rescinding ObamaCare is much simpler than Democrats and their major media lackeys would have you believe.

The story Obama cajoled the insurance industry into cooperating saying he would require everyone to buy coverage is likely fact. It was disingenuous as he was really aiming at full-blown government socialized medicine which they would object to strongly as it would put them out of business.

The layers of deceit in ObamaCare are equal to its’ 2800 pages. It really does not exist empirically as the deductible is $6,000 for an individual and over $12,000 for a family. Few Americans get that sick. When ObamaCare is gone few will miss anything but the premiums, which are outrageous with some double what the policy holders had been paying for better coverage! That anyone could think this a “signature accomplishment” is ridiculous. It is much more a tombstone inscription for a failed Presidency.

There are 1300 insurance companies selling “health care,” which we believe should be called “sick care” as no one needs insurance to deal with health. We need insurance to deal with “sick.” Usually not since the human body is a self-healing mechanism. When a surgeon operates his primary task is to get everything back in place as the body will knit everything back together to reform the mechanism dictated in DNA. All other processes work in similar manners by DNA instructions for the body design and function. It is “the book.”

Galen, the first physician, said, “Do no harm…” more than a “mouthful” 1800 years ago. I am witness to the fact doctors do a lot of harm and charge a lot of money for it. Their greatest feats of surgery are performed on our wallets.

The modern practice of running to a doctor every time you have a itch, pain or anything out of the ordinary only means a person in a white coat with a stethoscope necklace is only going to make it worse and peel you for $200. Under ObamaCare you only have to do this 30 times to begin to get a partial payment such that your visits only cost $180 until your policy anniversary then it starts all over. “Doctor Addiction” is a mental illness costing America billions of Dollars annually. No wonder most are Democrats!

The Federal government only needs to pass a law making all insurance national and get rid of state insurance bureaus as all are corrupt. The proof is in the numbers: In California there are only three insurance companies licensed to sell health insurance in that state, the three that would “buy the business,” in their language, with bribes and campaign contributions. A national free market for sick care will sort this out quicker and more efficiently than a new program and bureau.

The one other problem that needs to be solved to bring equitable sick care to America and perhaps the world, is to prosecute fraud in hospital billing. You may laugh at stories of $320 aspirin pills, but I can beat that.

Two years ago I had cataract surgery and after the first operation, as they do one eye at a time, I got a bill from the hospital for $20,000! Had I been a young man I would have freaked, age brings wisdom so I only sighed and shifted into “battle” mode.

I searched for a “master study of cataract operation costs” and found two. “Master studies” are studies of studies, usually 100 or more, with a statistical analyses and both told me the national average charge for the services I received was $2,000. The trend was such that both authors expected the charge to be $1,600 by 2020 AD. Furthermore, in the world the price went all the way down to $40 in India and Africa. Given my experience I could understand how that could be. It was clearly “quick and easy.”

I put this together with a cover letter, sent it to my county District Attorney asking for a fraud prosecution, sent a copy to the hospital and got no response! In a month I went in for the second operation, meeting no resistance from the staff, who seemed more than usually concerned with my comfort: No bill forthcoming. Apparently the Medicare payment was sufficient. Maybe the DA rattled the windows.

Hospitals get away with “creative billing” as they usually deal with elderly people who have respect for people in white coats wearing stethoscope neckware or have no will to fight. Hospitals sending outrageous bills like mine, ten times what it should be, will get a high percentage of payments in full! This has to end. This alone has put sick care out-of-reach.

This is a form of corruption in a business we cannot afford to abide as people are dying as a result. It is so common in hospitals and medicine it is the primary corruption. The “ethical drug” business in another field rife with corruption and much comes from government.

It is said to cost $1 billion to bring a new drug to market. When the manufacturing process is perfected most drugs cost pennies per dose, but the makers have to cover the millions of Dollars it took to discover, manufacture or synthesize, test and get approval from government, hence the billion Dollars. There are many opportunities for corruption along the way and they happen. The final one is the most galling.

We have laws against “insider trading,” the buying or selling of stock on advance, confidential information. It was the issue that sent Martha Stewart to prison for a year, but members of Congress can act on such information. It is said Diane Feinstein has made so much money this way she will be the first elected person in history to have made one billion Dollars while in office. This must come to an end.

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on http://www.worldcat.org/search and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at Amazon.com December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: http://CO2Au.blogspot.com and http://fuelfarm.i8.com -30-

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