Obamacare fines begin Monday October 1, 2012, Medicare will fine hospitals, Penalties will average $125,000 per facility this coming year, Taxpayers hit again

Obamacare fines begin Monday October 1, 2012,  Medicare will fine hospitals, Penalties will average $125,000 per facility this coming year, Taxpayers hit again

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama

“If you’ve got health insurance we’re going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500 per family per year. We will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”…Barack Obama

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed

–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

Obama, aka Big Brother knows more than we do that is why college students are paying dramatically higher health care premiums this year and why now hospitals will be fined and taxpayers will pay for this.

From NE News Now.

“Obamacare fines kick in”

“If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service.

Starting Monday, Medicare will fine hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama’s health care law to improve quality while also trying to cut costs.

About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates.

Data to assess the penalties have been collected and crunched, and Medicare has shared the results with individual hospitals. Medicare plans to post details online later and people can look up how their community hospitals performed.

It adds up to a new way of doing business for hospitals, and they have scrambled to prepare for well over a year. They are working on ways to improve communication with rehabilitation centers and doctors who follow patients after they’re released, as well as connecting individually with patients.

“There is a lot of activity at the hospital level to straighten out our internal processes,” said Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and safety at the American Hospital Association. “We are also spreading our wings a little and reaching outside the hospital, to the extent that we can, to make sure patients are getting the ongoing treatment they need.”

Still, industry officials say they have misgivings about being held liable for circumstances beyond their control. They also complain that facilities serving low-income people, including many major teaching hospitals, are much more likely to be fined, raising questions of fairness.

Consumer advocates say Medicare’s nudge to hospitals is long overdue and not nearly stiff enough.

For the first year, the penalty is capped at 1 percent of a hospital’s Medicare payments. The overwhelming majority of penalized facilities will pay less. Also, for now, hospitals are only being measured on three medical conditions: heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.

Under the health care law, the penalties gradually will rise until 3 percent of Medicare payments to hospitals are at risk.”

http://onenewsnow.com//ap/united-states/obamacare-fines-kick-in

Commenter James Barnett.

“And who pays for all this extra service to Medicaid and Medicare Patients? Those of us with Insurance and Insurance Company’s are not willing to contest all the new charges, they just pass it on to the Middle Class and say your fortunate to be covered at all! Communism alway’s Kills the Middle Class, as we cannot afford to sue, or go without coverage, so we are Enslaved by both the Rich and the Poor, until we ourselves are Poor! By then the Government is Bankrupt and there is only Depression, Starvation, Homlesness, Depravity and Oppression. Ask any former Citizen of China or the Soviet Union! Please Wake-up America, Obama wants our Republic of Freedom and Prosperity, under GOD Destroyed and Replaced by a Worldwide Dictatorship under an Islamic Oligarchy! Write your Representatives and tell them to Purge our Government of all Muslim Brotherhood Insurgents in our Bureaucracy, before it is too late! Shalom!”

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32 responses to “Obamacare fines begin Monday October 1, 2012, Medicare will fine hospitals, Penalties will average $125,000 per facility this coming year, Taxpayers hit again

  1. “BREAKING: PAUL RYAN CALLS FOR ERIC HOLDER’S RESIGNATION OVER FAST AND FURIOUS”

    Katie Pavlich
    News Editor, Townhall
    Sep 30, 2012 06:27 PM EST

    “Vice Presidential Candidate and Representative Paul Ryan has officially called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. From the DC:

    “The congressman agrees with the governor,” Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck told TheDC on Sunday, referring to Mitt Romney’s call for Holder’s resignation or termination over the gunwalking scandal last December.

    “Either Mr. Holder himself should resign, or the president should ask for his resignation or remove him,” Romney said in December 2011. “It’s unacceptable for him to continue in that position now given the fact that he has misled Congress and entirely botched the investigation of the Fast and Furious program.”

    Ryan’s call for Holder to resign comes just three days before the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in Denver, Colorado. [...].

    The House Oversight Committee is moving forward with a lawsuit against Holder to obtain 74,000 subpoenaed documents the Department of Justice has refused to hand over. The Committee is also pursuing it’s request for a judge to determine whether [...] ['Obama's' 11th hour desperate last minute] assertion of executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents in June is valid or an abuse of power.”

    Continue Reading The Article Here:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/09/30/breaking_paul_ryan_calls_for_eric_holders_resignation_over_fast_and_furious

  2. “FAST AND FURIOUS: UNIVISION BRINGS A FACE TO COUNTLESS MURDERED VICTIMS IN MEXICO”

    Katie Pavlich
    Sep 30, 2012 12:04 PM EST

    “The stories often lost in the horrific aftermath of Operation Fast and Furious are about the countless and faceless murder victims in Mexico left behind as a result of the lethal program. In September 2011, Townhall reported the Fast and Furious death toll in Mexico as 200, that number has since jumped to what former Chihuahua Attorney General Patricia Gonzales Rodriguez describes as “surely thousands.” Tonight, Spanish language television network Univision is expected to air a bombshell investigative report finally putting a face on innocent Mexican citizens used as collateral damage and killed south of the border as a result of the reckless decisions by the Holder Justice Department.

    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation?

    Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision’s Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.

    Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of drug traffickers across Latin America in countries such as, Honduras and Colombia, as well as the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings “the holy grail” that Congress had been searching for.”

    [...]

    “Four Fast and Furious guns were found on January 8, 2010, and connected to a “kidnap/ransom.”

    Attorney General Eric Holder hasn’t admitted much throughout the process of the Congressional Oversight Committee investigation into the scandal, but he has admitted people will die for years to come as a result of the program.

    In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Univision points out that ATF needed people to get killed in order to reach their goals.

    “Americans have been getting a lot of information about the possible cover-up in the Justice Department, the tragedy of Brian Terry getting killed, but what about the Mexicans?” says Miami-based Gerardo Reyes, Univision’s director of investigative reporting, in an interview Saturday with the Monitor.

    “The sinister part of this, and I know it sounds very hard, is that the success of this operation depended in part on the fact that the guns were used in Mexico to kill,” says Mr. Reyes. “In order to reach the target of the operation, which was identifying the drug traffickers who were using the guns, [ATF agents] were waiting for the guns to be used. And how are guns used in Mexico? Killing people. I talked to an ATF agent who said there was no other way to explain it.”

    The report by Univision couldn’t come at a worse time for the Obama administration. If the issues of transparency and Mexico come up (which they will) in the presidential debates between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama starting next week, Obama will have some serious explaining to do.

    The trust with Mexico has been severely damaged as a result of this program and Univision’s report tonight will further show this to be true.

    Univision reporter Jorge Ramos asked President Obama last week why he hadn’t fired Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama responded by saying he had full faith in confidence in his attorney general even after Fast and Furious. Obama was also caught lying about the program in an effort to distract away from its lethal consequences and effect on the Hispanic community.

    The special will air Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET on Univision.”

    Much More Information About The Murdered Victims & Three Videos Are Here:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/09/30/fast_and_furious_univision_brings_a_face_to_countless_murdered_victims_in_mexico

  3. i just watched part of the UNIVISION Fast and Furious Special that aired tonight at 7pm.

    For the first time, a human face has been put on this National scandle of Obama’s making.

    It showed pools of blood in the streets of Mexico, dead bodies, crying mothers and fathers, and almost helpless police It also noted that guns not only walked into Mexico from Arizona, but also from Texas, and Florida.

    Fast and Furious had to have been coordinated at a very high levelof our government for such an operation like that to have happen.

    I also noted that the White House coordinator between the ATF and the WH had been transfered to a post in the Middle East, shortly after the knowledge became known. That person is still “unavailable” for questioning.

    Like it or not, tomorrow morning, the SWHTF, and all hell will start over again. Paul Ryan, the Republican VP candidate is already calling for Holder’s head.

    The sorrow and grief that has been inflicted upon the Mexican people by the intentional release of these illegal weapons into Mexico is criminal. Someone must be held accountable, and the buck stops with Obama.

    If such an action can be done intentionally by our government to a bordering foreign country, then that same action can be done within our own borders.

    I hope the new Mexican government that will soon take office takes this to the world court. They certainly have every right to do so.

  4. I watched the Univision Fast and Furious special but unlike they said, there were no English subcaptions. It appeared to be very in depth and showed some of the weapons going into Honduras and maybe further. They had a reporter in Orlando where I assume weapons were transported from there as well. I just wish they had the English translations.

  5. It is becoming progressively harder to keep track of the massive corruption and criminality of the Administration. Surprising that Soetoro can keep up with it all.

  6. An article today at American Thinker mentioned the same thing I posted a few days ago referencing what Glenn Beck had hypothesised. The article suggests that a CIA operation did occur where they had armed the rebels to overthrow Gaddafi. Glenn Beck surmised that the ambassador was the go-to person for that mission. Those weapons ended up in the hands of AlQueda. This, in an ironic turn of events became the fast and furious of Libya. So Obama sends the ambassador and the seals back to try and locate and retrieve the weapons. According to Beck the rebels would only deal with the ambassador as he was the one that handled the operation initially. It was a set-up, but by whom? Some ideas come to mind but are increasingly sickening. Congress was not consulted nor did they authorize the arming of the rebels…this was Obama’s call…and it turned deadly. Its also curious why after 2 weeks, the FBI has not gotten into Benghazi……perhaps Obama does NOT want this thing investigated.

    This man is in so over his head and is now putting our national security at risk. Isn’t there anyone in the media that cares?
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/on_the_road_to_benghazi.html

  7. http://www.whodidit.org
    Unision fast and furious English

  8. Sorry web site does not work but Google division fast and furious in English and you will get video

  9. Univision tv

  10. Is this on the level or is it just that terorism works??

    Former Senior Hawaii Elections Clerk Timothy Adams Endorses Obama For pResident

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/09/timothy-adams-endorses-obama-2012.html

  11. Could anyone image just a few short years ago that people would not be forced to accept madmen into gov. over them but actually invite them via their freely given votes?

    Obama Campaign Selling Soviet-Like Propaganda Poster Of Dear Leader…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/30/obama-campaign-selling-soviet-like-propaganda-poster-of-dear-leader/

    and then those madmen will invite these madmen to further make the American way of life disappear:

    Egypt: Salafist Leader Slams Potential Ban On Wife-Beating As Un-Islamic…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/30/egypt-salafist-leader-slams-potential-ban-on-wife-beating-as-un-islamic/

  12. THIS SCANDAL COULD DWARF ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’
    Did White House arm al-Qaida operatives who killed U.S. ambassador?

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/this-scandal-could-dwarf-fast-and-furious/
    ***********************
    Dean M.,
    The above article confirms your findings about the Libya attack and Stevens’ involvement in recruiting jihadists to fight in Syria. It seems that the efforts of the Obama administration have resulted in destabilizing the entire Mid-East. The result has not been “democracy” but the strengthening of jihadists as they take over in the various countries, and U.S. weapons have fallen into the hands of the thugs. This is absolutely terrible and is dwarfing the F & F scandal.

    Is Obama playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette in trying to appease Iran, or what? I don’t get it, except that a chaotic Mid-East will cause such strife that just about anything could be pulled off.

  13. HonorFirst | September 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    Its also curious why after 2 weeks, the FBI has not gotten into Benghazi……perhaps Obama does NOT want this thing investigated.
    **************************
    After reading the WND article I just posted, I believe your statement is right on. I heard on Fox that it is considered unsafe for the FBI to go into Beghazi……hmmm……If it is such a dangerous place (and by all reports it IS and has been), then why were Stevens and the other Americans so poorly protected? This smells to high heaven.

    This is crime at the highest levels of our government, and I fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    You can’t enter and stir up the Mid-East snake pit and not get bitten.

  14. Should be “Benghazi”

  15. Interesting article. Search. Evidence Hillary mastermind behind gun walker go to http://www.repubx.com posted weeks ago

  16. Good Morning! This is interesting and hopefully vote changing:
    The USCCB has issued a nationwide bulletin insert for all parishes

    http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=47819
    This expresses doubt that it is strong enough. I think it makes the point without being too strong.

    Read Catholic Insert here:
    http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/upload/USCCB-Religious-Freedom-Bulletin-Insert_ENG-Color.pdf

  17. I think this is hopeful – 15% up for grabs.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

    …Currently, 43% of voters are “certain” they will vote for Romney. Forty-two percent (42%) are that certain they will vote for Obama. The remaining 15% are either uncommitted or open to changing their mind. To many Americans, especially partisan activists, it is hard to imagine how someone could be anything but certain at this point in time. One of the distinguishing features of these potentially persuadable voters is that they don’t see the choice between Romney and Obama as terribly significant. In terms of impacting their own life, just 28% say it will be Very Important which man wins….

  18. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  19. http://networkedblogs.com/CRFjA This is from HillBuzz: Good analysis as usual.

    ..Blacks — who will vote out of race-pride like they did in 2008. Black voters are the most racist in the country, supporting Obama with 95% of their numbers. Once again, blacks will prove that the job a person does in office is not as important as his skin color. However, many blacks who feel they never got anything personally from Obama will stay home on election day. Black preachers are encouraging their congregations not to vote because of both Obama’s support for gay marriage and his closeted gay lifestyle (and history in bathhouses like Man’s Country in Chicago). Obama can’t beat his black turnout in 2008 and will instead get a much lower number of black voters than he needs to win. If he loses Pennsylvania, it will be because blacks in Philly didn’t mobilize like they did in 2008…

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/daily-doom-antidote-who-out-there-is-really-voting-for-obama-october-1st-2012-2012

  20. Another great quote from article:

    …Hispanics — I think all the screaming about abortion at the Democrat Convention may have damaged Obama with a lot of Hispanics. Remember that Hispanics have no loyalty to either party. They are unique in this. I think Democrats underestimate the negative impact of giant vaginas walking around screaming about wanting to kill their babies on TV during the coverage of Charlotte last month. I also think they underestimate the number of Hispanics who don’t want to reward law-breakers with amnesty. No way this group improves upon Obama’s 2008 numbers.

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/daily-doom-antidote-who-out-there-is-really-voting-for-obama-october-1st-2012-2012

  21. This is exactly what I have been saying:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/30/we-are-the-91-only-9-of-americans-cooperate-with-pollsters/

    …One of the most amazing — and significant — statistics of this election season has gone almost completely unnoticed:

    Only 9% of sampled households gave an answer to pollsters in 2012:

    It has become increasingly difficult to contact potential respondents and to persuade them to participate. The percentage of households in a sample that are successfully interviewed – the response rate – has fallen dramatically. At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.

    The general decline in response rates is evident across nearly all types of surveys, in the United States and abroad. At the same time, greater effort and expense are required to achieve even the diminished response rates of today. These challenges have led many to question whether surveys are still providing accurate and unbiased information.

  22. Philo-Publius

    VA: Military absentee ballots going AWOL
    92% drop in requests by service personnel in Virginia

    And it’s not just in the Old Dominion. MVPP Executive Director Eric Eversole reports significant declines in absentee-ballot requests by service members across the nation.
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/va-military-absentee-ballots-going-awol/?cat_orig=politics

  23. Seems to me the level of participation could be less than 9%. Imagine if you are bombarded by a constant stream of political ads. Would you answer the phone from someone you don’t know? Not me.

  24. Who’s paying for this?
    *******************

    This Is The Vegas Resort Where Obama Will Spend The Next 3 Days Preparing For the Debate

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-debate-preparation-las-vegas-2012-10#ixzz283Xe5258

  25. A VERY OUTSTANDING ARTICLE!!

    A MUST READ VERY OUTSTANDING ARTICLE TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!

    “BIBLE VERSES ABOUT HEALING – 93 HEALING VERSES OF THE BIBLE”

    “HEALING VERSES OF THE BIBLE”

    “As a result of the curse of Adam and Eve that is still in full operation on this earth – disease, sickness, and illness are still part of the big picture that we all have to put up with. As we all know, anyone of us at anytime can get sick.

    [...]

    “In this article, I will give you 93 of the best verses from the Bible pertaining to being able to receive a divine healing from God the Father. As you will see in some of these specific verses, not only can God heal us, but many of the times He will actually want to heal us.

    I will break these Scripture verses down under their specific captions below so you can fully grasp the revelation that God is trying to transmit to us on being able to receive a full divine healing from Him when we will really need one.”

    Cont.

    From: http://www.bible-knowledge.com/healing-verses-of-the-bible/

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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  29. So now if I am discharged from a hospital and go back gravely ill within 30 days they are not going to admit me, as they will be penalized.

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