February 7, 2019

Why Obamacare does not work!

Yesterday I had to take my Father to the ER. It is possible it will be overnight for observation only, but we are not sure if he will be admitted. If he is not admitted, then do to Medicare and since 2014 with Obamacare, if they do not release him by noon, 1 and 1/2 hours before the 24 hour stipulation, Medicare will not pay for his care or room or ER services and any other services rendered.

As the doctor explained, since 2014 under the Obamacare regulations, with observation--the criteria is not met--even though his BP was no higher than 93/57 he will have to be officially discharged before the 24 hour window closes.

Under normal circumstances this would not seem detrimental, but because of all the NEW and IMPROVED Obamacare red tape and the fact that because of the NEW and IMPROVED Obamacare red tape, a big percentage of hospital across the United States have sold and have been bought as a for-profit business as opposed to a non-profit business from days past.

This for-profit purchasing has led to minimal staff, minimal doctor care as your own doctor is no longer permitted in the hospital and the doctors' under the hospital umbrella are the ones you must see regardless of your condition and the fact that YOUR OWN doctor knows you inside and out and the fact that for some reason the medical computers that are supposed to be available to every hospital does not offer the information only a excellent holding place for hackers, your care has become limited and life-threatening because of the lack of information.

Another problem do to staffing and trying to catch your own doctor at the needed time, the old hotel rule of being out by noon has know had patients being released as late as 10:00 pm. And, this is not unheard of anymore but is becoming the norm. Paper work is delayed due to not being able to reach your own doctors, under staffed for trying to complete patience's paperwork, and receiving the 'take  home' information and instructions.

You now do not get the use-to-be supplies of a package with bed pan/throw-up pan, toothbrush and past, comb, body wash and hair wash, water picture, brochure with phone numbers for needed items and food, etc. I had to finally ask after being in there for 3 hours, and I went to get it, to get my Father some water. Under staffing does not allow for patient comfort.

And, ER visits with being admitted no matter how busy, take a minimum of 3 - 6 hours because they do not have enough staff to get beds ready for ER patients being admitted. My Father came in mid-day so with the cafeteria closing at 6 pm, he could not get a tray sent up to him. I then, ran out and got him something to eat. Understand, I would walk a mile without shoes in freezing weather to get my Father something to eat, but the bill he is paying, I should not have to.

End of rant! And no, not edited I got to go to work!

February 3, 2019

If it were true, then snow wouldn't turn yellow...

Came across an article that made me frown. When I was in Georgia, my Mother, Father, Husband, and myself had the honor of visiting Stone Mountain in Georgia. At the time, at night or toward dusk I should say, the park would feature a band or play songs over their intercom system and put on a laser light show.

When the park played the song, "Proud To Be An American" written by Lee Greenwood (released in 1984) the lasers would flash around and move over the mountain carvings of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, on Blackjack; Generals Robert E. Lee on Traveler; and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on Little Sorrel. As these lasers danced, their effect over the face of the mountain and these men was astonishing. The three men on horse back appeared to be riding off the face of the mountain. It was very realistic and so well done that the crowd of thousands (probably every weekend) cheered to such an extent that the voices were heard as one united sound.

I was fortunate to be able to see this monumentous show in 1988 and Stone Mountain Park, to this day, hosts these shows every weekend up until Memorial Day where the show time then changes to every day.

https://www.exploregeorgia.org/article/guide-to-stone-mountain It has changed a bit since 1988, but it is still a great place to visit. 

Anyway, the article:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/georgia-park-featuring-confederate-memorial-closed-down-saturday-over-safety-concerns-about-protesters/ar-BBT5rtU?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

as I said in the being, made me frown. But so does Americans calling themselves African Americans, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, Italian Americans, German Americans, etc. The reason this makes me uncomfortable is this: Segregation is real and unfortunately (I don't care where you go in the world, rather it is due to a caste system, religious system, cultural system, etc.) alive and kicking everywhere! And by using an adjective before the American noun, unfortunately the segregation remains in tact. Using these adjectives people believe they are being counted as an individual and the idea that they too, have rights and privileges equal to everyone else. And rightfully they should feel this way. Only problem is if you were born in the United States regardless of race, religion, culture, etc. you are an AMERICAN, end of story. If you were born in Africa or Germany and then made a United States citizen then okay, the African American or German American label fits. But remember you have committed to becoming a citizen of the United States and by accepting this citizenship you abide by the rules and regulations provided by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States. This would hold true as well if an American decided to become a citizen of Egypt, France, Africa, etc. You would then be expected to follow the rules and regulations of that country's Constitution because you have committed yourself to becoming their citizen.   

White Nationalists are trying to stir the pot especially when they decide to rally in an area where their sovereign ideal is not acceptable or wanted. The war is over! Americans unite hand in hand and continue to establish that all men are created equal under God. Americans born in the United States, keep your Great Grandmothers' culture, traditions, and perhaps you are lucky enough to learn her language as well; I believe it is our right. But as an American learn and be wise; stand for and by America so that a pack of dolts become only a small whisper among the United.