The ACLU is Against Obama Health Care

  • Comments: 7
  • Written on: July 21st, 2009

I never imagined that I would be writing this, but I actually agree with the ACLU on something.

I am used to the ACLU defending the indefensible and taking ridiculous positions on issues that inflame public opinion.

But this video is as scary as it gets.  If Obama digitizes health care records as part of his overall socialization of the US health care system, this could be a reality more quickly than you might think.  Way to go ACLU for getting one right this time.

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  1. Joey Jo Jo
    Joey Jo Jo said on July 24th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    It is estimated that a fully computerized health record system could save the industry $200 billion to $300 billion a year. This net savings could ultimately slow the rapid rise of health care premiums, which have cut into Americans’ paychecks. While wages are rising at a rate of around 3% a year, health care costs are growing at about three times that rate. The Bush administration laid much of the groundwork for the program, leading to several pilot programs in a handful of states, as well as a standardization of medical records.

    The medical records provisions have strong bipartisan support largely because they reaffirm precedent set by President Bush’s administration, which funded numerous programs in several states requiring the standardization of medical records. Additionally, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton have been pushing for digital health records for years.

    Dr. Kenneth D. Mandl, of Children’s Hospital Boston, has given this example of the power of electronic medical records to provide a check on safety through his own work: Mandl examined data that was being collected through the Partners Healthcare System between 1997 and 2006, and found an increase in heart attacks eight months after the introduction of Vioxx, a drug that was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because of risk of heart attack or stroke. The peak subsided a month after the drug was withdrawn, the study found. The idea, Mandl says, is not only to collect data, but to have systems that are sensitive to trends and can identify them in real time. But perhaps most important, he said, is that the technology not waste the valuable time of people who provide healthcare.

    Also, the ACLU applauded the privacy safeguards in the stimulus package for health IT on 1/16/2009. The American Civil Liberties Union was pleased to see privacy protections as a part of the funding being provided for health IT implementation in the economic stimulus package introduced in the House of Representatives this afternoon. Following the incoming administration’s call for a transition to electronic health records and IT systems, Congress has earmarked $20 billion of the overall package to be used for beginning this transfer and adoption.

    Thor, do your research.

    Speaking of research, want to talk about how Corporate Acquisitions Group, LLC. resigned their BBB Accreditation on June 5, 2009, and are in the process of reanimating their business valuation scam company under the new ‘Global Acquisitions’ moniker?

    Based on BBB files, Corporate Acquisitions/Global Acquisitions Group has a BBB rating of ‘F’.

    Reasons for this rating include:

    * Failure to obtain required competency license.
    * Failure to honor commitment to arbitrate or mediate disputes.
    * Complaints filed against business that were not resolved.
    * Government legal action(s) against business.

    On May 28, 2009 Tyrone E. Tymkovich, President of Corporate Acquisitions/Global Acquisitions LLC., entered into a Stipulation & Final Agency Order in the matter of disciplinary action against his real estate broker’s license (er 40029518) with the State of Colorado Real Estate Commission. The order settles charges that Tyrone Tymkovich made violations of the real estate licensing law. Under the terms of the order Tyrone Tymkovich agrees to a fine of $5,500.00 and a permanent revocation of his real estate license. Tyrone Tymkovich admitted to the allegations, factual findings and conclusions of law in the investigative report dated April 27, 2009.

    Tyrone E. Tymkovich has plead guilty to theft, a class 2 misdemeanor, and forgery of a check, a class 5 felony. On March 13, 2009, Tyrone E Tymkovich also plead guilty to disturbing the peace, and to threats to person/property. Tyrone E. Tymkovich has repeatedly failed to notify the Colorado board of Real Estate of his criminal convictions, as stipulated by law.

  2. Thor said on July 24th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hey Joey, it looks like you are commenting on two separate posts here. I will address each separately.

    Digitized Medical Records:

    You are 100% correct. Digitizing medical records will reduce the cost of health care. I also believe that eventually records will be digitized in some way. It is inevitable.

    However, I do not think it is a good idea for the federal government to control that database. I don;t think universal heath care is a good idea for a variety of reasons, and the only reason the government would want to establish a database to save money on health care is if they are providing it. The only way to save money on health care is to kill private industry and / or cut treatments provided. It is also inevitable.

    Addressing Ty and Corporate Acquisition Group:

    I have updated my posts about Ty to reflect some of the information above. I did not get my money either. There is a good possibility of a class action suit against him. People have provided me with recordings of phone calls, copies of documents, and their personal plans

    The people who provided this information have asked me not to publish it because they are still exploring their options with attorneys. It will eventually see the light of day, no matter what name the company takes.

    I am going to be compiling all of this information into a single repository on http://www.tytymkovich.com (no site there yet).

    I am a victim in this like many others. I tried to give a businessman the benefit of the doubt, but it didn’t work out. Ty tells me he still plans to make things right with everyone, but actions speak louder than words and so far his actions have been a disappointment.

  3. Joey Jo Jo
    Joey Jo Jo said on July 24th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    The DA in Denver is currently investigating Ty + CAG/GAG:

    The Denver District Attorney’s Office
    Second Judicial District
    201 W. Colfax Avenue
    Denver, Colorado 80202
    email address is: info(at)denverda.org

    Also, be aware that Ty loves to commit anonymous online character + business assassinations, as well as his multiple criminal convictions in Denver county for threats to persons/property. He’s done it to many people that have told the truth about his ongoing criminal behavior, so watch your back.

  4. Jacques | Web Development said on August 1st, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Hmmmm, this Big Brother type Fascism just scares me. Imagine if your child gets diagnosed with cancer, and the police come and enforce the administration of chemotherapy drugs when it is proven that chemo does more harm than good?

    Another scenario – We are about to experience forced vaccinations (which I won’t be having thanks) and a database like this is the ideal vehicle to check if you “comply” or not…..

  5. cheap playstation 2 games said on November 11th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    We have grown up in an age dominated by new technologies. Looking ahead, what is one significant challenge that you anticipate new technologies to bring to the governments.

  6. Obama Healthcare said on April 8th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This is odd. The ACLU has actually come out in support of the Obama Healthcare Plan.

  7. Tea Party Guru said on September 29th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Yes the prospect of having your medical records in a central database comes with its set up potential ramifications. However, our existing fragmented medical records result in duplication and much waste.

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