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Cancer Care Rationing Begins in America as Cancer Clinics Turn Away Thousands of Medicare Patients

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 As reported by NaturalNews.com, Cancer care clinics have started turning cancer patients away on a large scale. Even when you know that things are headed in a predictable direction, you are never quite prepared when you hear the news. Now, after admittedly contributing to hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of cancer cases, the US government decides to quite paying for treatment. Of course, like any dictatorial government, they want the weakest and most infirmed out of the way so that they are left with only worker bees…

“With an aging global population and an endless conveyor belt of expensive new drugs and technologies and increasing financial pressures, the cost of cancer care in high-income countries is becoming unsustainable,” said the journal The Lancet Oncology…

I wonder if it would be more sustainable if we didn’t have constant war and hundreds of military bases all over the world? Perhaps if we weren’t sending the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 10billion dollars a year in aid? Perhaps we don’t need to research the length of duck penises or effects of snail sex or buy talking urinal cakes for the White House… Maybe then we could afford to treat cancer patients?… All food for thought.

Cancer care rationing begins in America as cancer clinics turn away thousands of Medicare patients

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

federal funding study of duck penis length(NaturalNews) Federal sequestration measures that came into effect on April 1 are making it impossible for many cancer clinics across the country to administer conventional care to patients, and particularly to those on Medicare. Consequently, thousands of cancer patients with taxpayer-funded insurance coverage are being turned away, according to reports, as clinics simply do not have the capacity nor the funding to administer expensive pharmaceutical-based treatments such as chemotherapy.

According to the Washington Post, many cancer clinics are having to turn away patients without adequate coverage, or else face potential closure of their practices. Since many of the latest cancer drugs now cost upwards of $35,000 or more per year, it is grossly unsustainable to deliver such treatments to patients without adequate insurance coverage — doing so would spell financial suicide for even the most successful and well-funded cancer clinics.

“If we treated the patients receiving the most expensive drugs, we’d be out of business in six months to a year,” said Jeff Vacirca, chief executive of North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in New York, to the Washington Post. “The drugs we’re going to lose money on we’re not going to administer right now.”

Back in October, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, another New York-based cancer center, announced that it would not be administering an expensive new cancer drug known as Zaltrap (ziv-afilbercept), a Sanofi-Aventis creation designed to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. According to an op-ed piece published by The New York Times (NYT), an average month’s worth of treatment with Zaltrap costs more than $11,000, or more than $132,000 per year.

“We don’t sugar-coat things, we’re cancer doctors,” explained Charles Holladay, an oncologist at the Charleston Cancer Center in South Carolina, to the Washington Post. Holladay’s facility began informing many of its government-covered patients several weeks ago that they would have to seek out alternative treatment options.

“We tell them that if we don’t go this course, it’s just a matter of time before we go out of business,” he added.

Prevention, natural treatments are the keys to beating cancer and avoiding a total healthcare meltdown

 feds fund study benefits of snail sex Even if sequestration was not a factor in the current cancer treatment crisis, the ever-escalating costs of conventional cancer treatments would still be bankrupting an already-overburdened American healthcare system. The public at large is still not being informed about effective cancer prevention strategies, for instance, nor is there any effort whatsoever being made by public health authorities to teach people about effective natural cancer treatment options like the Gerson Therapy protocol, Indian black salve, and all-natural cannabis oil.

This, of course, is due to the fact that the conventional healthcare system is owned and operated by the pharmaceutical cartel, which has no interest in actually healing people. Instead, a sadistic combination of greed and eugenics is what drives healthcare, and especially the cancer industry, today — and this death-care model is directly responsible for pushing the healthcare system to the precipice of complete destruction.

“With an aging global population and an endless conveyor belt of expensive new drugs and technologies and increasing financial pressures, the cost of cancer care in high-income countries is becoming unsustainable,” said the journal The Lancet Oncology in a statement back in 2011 about the failure of the conventional cancer industry.

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WH Tours Canceled Cites Sequestration Budget Cuts | Golf and Wine Tasting To Continue As Planned | #SequesterThis

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A phone recording on the call line for White House visitors informs callers that White House tours will be canceled, starting this weekend.

“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday March 9th, 2013 until further sequestration budget cutsnotice,” the recording says. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.  We very much regret having to take this action particularly during the popular spring touring season.”

The sequester budget cuts equal less than 3% of the total United States budget, yet President Obama painted the cuts as draconian and irresponsible in an attempt to stop the cuts that he had himself proposed (and subsequently said he did not propose). Now, I guess, it’s time for them to drive home their point. budget cuts mean less funding for many things. This means that school children can’t tour the White House due to the horrific 3% budget cuts.

Budget Cuts Deliberately Directed To Disturb Programs that Benefit the Public but NOT Frivolous Niceties for Government Employees

Meanwhile, the Chief White House Calligrapher and two deputes (fancy ink pen writers) earn a total of $277,050 per year, Guantanamo detainees get new $750,000 soccer field and USDA wine tasting getaways continue while meat inspection is endanger of being disrupted.

Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn is now calling on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to cancel two planned conferences USDA employees are scheduled to attend — set to feature food and wine tasting in California and Oregon.

Coburn’s request comes a little less than a month after the Obama administration pointed out that cuts to USDA due to sequestration could result in furloughs for all employees at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Yes, even as the White House warns that the modest automatic spending cuts will force the furlough of meat inspectors, two divisions of the Agriculture Department will underwrite the 26th California Small Farm Conference in Fresno next week.

evolution of sheepleThe event will feature USDA speakers, field trips, a banquet and a tasting reception, according to the conference website. Conference organizers promise the tasting will be a “mouthwatering event” featuring “fine wines and exceptional micro-brews paired with seasonally driven culinary delicacies.” Sounds wonderful! Where do I get free tickets? Oh, I forgot. I can’t because I’m not a USDA employee.

In April, the penny-pinchers at the USDA will also sponsor the Priester National Health Extension Conference in Corvallis, Oregon. The pressing object of this four-day event will be to “provide resource support to professionals and community leaders working to improve community health,” although attendees will sneak in their own wine tasting. We recommend the state’s pinots.

As Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn noted Tuesday in a  letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that although these conferences may be “fun,” or “even educational,” they reveal an agency unable to set priorities that serve taxpayers as opposed to its own bureaucratic agenda. The agency has been fanning public fear about salmonella outbreaks even as its public servants serve themselves haute cuisine at taxpayer expense.

The Hypocrisy Turns Ugly when Obamas Golf Funding Is Threatened

Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert brought up an amendment to the budget bill on Tuesday that would outright deny President Obama from using tax dollars to go on golf outings until he reopens the White House to tourists.

White House Dossier and The Hill report his amendment states: “None of the funds made available by a division of this act may be used to transport the president to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.”

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced an amendment to the fast-moving continuing resolution spending bill that would bar funding for President Obama’s golf outings until the White House reopens for public tours.

Mr. Gohmert also cited one senator’s estimates that Mr. Obama’s recent three-day golf trip to Florida was about the cost of furloughing 341 federal workers.

“Perhaps, quitting furloughing all these federal employees,” he said, in White House Dossier’s report, “we’ll be able to get … [Americans] their tour of the White House and all it will cost is one or two golf trips less.”

Suggestions to Redirect the Tours to the Capital Instead of the White House

sequester cutsHouse Administration Committee Chair Candice Miller, R-Mich., said in a statement that the canceled tours are “wrong” and invited tourists to Washington D.C. to tour the Capitol instead.

“I believe closing the doors of the White House to the American people is wrong,” she wrote. “I want to let those Americans planning a trip to Washington, D.C. know that the Capitol will remain open and encourage those wishing to visit to contact their member of Congress or the Capitol Visitors Center to schedule a tour.”

Search #SequesterThis on Twitter to learn exactly how the sequester budget cuts are going to affect the general public.

 

 

 

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Obama Aides Owe Total of $833,970 in Back Taxes | Small Sample of Other Federal Employee’s Owe Over $22 Million

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Perhaps when the presidents assistants can’t pay their back taxes it’s time to lower tax rates? The constitutionality of the IRS has been questioned for decades, but federal taxes have continued to climb. Federal employees generally get paid relatively well, but now several dozen people who work for President Obama are having some trouble paying their taxes.

The IRS has released its Federal Employee and Retiree Delinquency Inventory, and it shows that 36 of Obama’s aides owe a total of $833,970 in back taxes. Perhaps the IRS should harass them and leave people who have been unemployed due to the economic collapse alone for a while.

Other government employees owe a lot, too. At the Environmental Protection Agency, 413 people owe more than $19 million; at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is supposed to “maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system,” 185 employees owe more than $3 million; and five people at the U.S. Tax Court owe $62,508.

Should We Tax the Rich More or Simply Decrease Spending?

Obama has repeatedly called on the rich to pay more taxes to help lower the deficit. He has used the billionaire investor Warren Buffett as a poster child, saying that under the “Buffett rule,” people making more than $1 million a year should pay a 30 percent tax rate.

“We need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes,” Obama said in his State of the Union speech this week. ”Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.”

But  many people feel that their “fair share”, and everyone else’s, would be smaller if the government would significantly cut down on spending. Many are becoming increasingly suspicious about the comparatively tiny cuts in spending that are constantly proposed (but seldom carried out) when Homeland Security has a budget of $270 million dollars a day.

US Tax Laws and RegulationsCurrent tax codes are so complex and intricate that no CPA could possibly know them all. According to tax publisher CCH, there are now 72,536 pages of federal tax code rules, regulations, and IRS rulings. So most people who professionally file taxes for others now rely on software to sort it all out. Many people don’t get all of the refunds they are entitled to, and, individuals are about 10 times more likely to be audited by the IRS than a business.

Consider this excerpt from “Sixty Minutes” that aired on February 6 1983 written by a former IRS agent claiming the the IRS closes down businesses even if the government loses money from it:

Presenting his story as if it were a major scoop, correspondent Morley Safer told the story of how the Feuer Trucking Company of Yonkers, New York, was closed by IRS agents. Two and a half years ago Feuer’s owner admitted to his employees that the company was hauling more red ink than anything else. Feuer was two million dollars in debt – and half a million of that was owed in back taxes to the IRS. The taxes plus the heavy interest payments marked Feuer for bankruptcy.

To save their jobs, many of the employees got together and offered the owner $25,000 for the company. The owner accepted. Feuer Trucking began repaying its debts both to its creditors and to the IRS, negotiating installment payments of $3000 a week to pay off back taxes while it continued to pay current taxes. But because of the high interest rates and penalties the IRS was charging on the old taxes – 26 percent – the IRS debt was growing faster than Feuer could pay it off. It passed $800,000.

Just before Christmas, 1982, the IRS struck. Officer Donald Raftery seized the $60,000 in Feuer’s bank account, and notified Feuer’s customers to pay their bills not to Feuer, but directly to the IRS. He also demanded a down payment of $400,000 on back taxes. Feuer didn’t have it. So the next day a squad of IRS officers (looking like Heinrich Himmlers in Brooks Brothers suits according to one employee), backed up by a small army of U.S. marshals, swooped down on Feuer. Pay up the $851,000 in back taxes, the officers barked, or we will seize and sell everything. Of course, Feuer still didn’t have the money, so the officers tagged everything in the office for seizure – including desks, typewriters, and file cabinets.

He questioned the IRS agent as to why they would, in effect, shut down a company paying current taxes when the end effect would be putting employees on unemployment, foregoing the taxes that they would be paying if they were allowed to keep operating, and losing any chance at all of getting any back taxes. He just shrugged.

The IRS eventually returned Feuer’s typewriters and desks, but kept the $60,000 it had seized from the bank account. Even more devastating to Feuer, the IRS did not return its Interstate Commerce Commission license to operate. Without a license, the trucks couldn’t legally go anywhere. Feuer was out of business. If the “Sixty Minutes” story is true, the IRS had shut down a company that was paying current taxes and paying its employees. Fifty workers were added to the unemployment dole.

Morley Safer was beside himself. “No matter how you add it up, the government is losing by closing the company down. We asked the IRS to comment on this, to explain the logic behind their action. They wouldn’t see us, but they did tell us on the phone, and I quote, ‘In this matter it would not be to our advantage to comment.'”.

Morley Safer probably thought his report on the blind-siding of Feuer was a shocking expose of an IRS action that turned fifty taxpayers into welfare cases.

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