You and the Health Care Debate

There are basically two very different sides to the health care debate, but only one side is getting a great deal of publicity. This is unfair, but it is happening because politicians and new media people control media communications and favor a socialistic form of health care.

It is ALL ABOUT POWER over our lives, and they control the news!!! Socialized medicine is a very inferior type of health care that has been tried around the world and in some third rate countries still exists. Further, it has never successfully supplied health care to the people who live in the socialized states.

The primary question to me is why anyone who understands health care would favor such an inferior system? I just used a word that is at the crux of the problem “understands”. Most people DO NOT understand what health care is and our greatest challenge is to educate people about health care so they are better equipped to make the right choices. By the way, the two basic options for health care systems would be either “socialized medicine” or a “free enterprise” market based system.

Also, let’s not play games with it comes to naming a health care system Universal Health Care. The word “universal” is used because politicians and the news media understand the word “socialism” has a bad reputation and people understand socialism is not good. Let’s call it what it is.

Let’s first look at the potential problems with socialized health care. The first problem is socialized health care will be run by the government and the government’s record for successfully managing ANY program is non-existent. Never in the history of this country has the government successfully run a program of any kind and the reason is simple. When the government is running, or managing a program of any kind failure, or lack of any signs of success, is never admitted.

Instead, politicians or government officials will claim “we just haven’t spent enough money” on this program and will allocate more funds (actually our tax dollars) to make us think they are really doing something good for the program that they want us to believe it will now magically work, and this goes on and on, year after year.

Compare this approach for “program fixing” with a “free enterprise” run program. A free enterprise market managing a program may fail, but if it does those running the program will either terminate it or make changes so it will be successful. Think real hard now, have you ever heard of any government program being “terminated”, I can’t. Instead, it seems that all government programs continue in perpetuity continuing to waste more and more of our tax dollars. Politicians simply to not have the guts to admit a program they voted for has “failed”.

So, the first problem with socialized medicine is that it is a government program. Another is it will lead to “rationing” of health care services. The politicians will establish a “government board” to monitor how a doctor treats your health needs. Surely you don’t believe the government will allow a doctor to spend whatever dollars he/she deems necessary for your treatments, do you?

The last time I checked we do not live in “fantasy land”. Whatever treatments your doctor deems you need will have to first be explained to this “wonderful” new government board for approval. Their decision to either approve or deny the recommended treatment(s) will probably be based on your age, value to the community, monetary costs, etc. In other words, the government board will determine if you are to get health care treatments or not.

In the news recently was an example of one of the hazards of socialized medicine, and it involved a patient in need of a hip replacement in a foreign country where socialized medicine exists. It seems the regulators determined that this patient was too fat and should have known the excess weight was going to be harmful to his/her body and they refused to let the government pay for this patient’s hip replacement.

This, or course, leads to another potential problem associated with socialized medicine and this would be a “shortage” of doctors. Why would any person preparing for the future decide to become a doctor and spend tons of money for an education and more money setting up a practice only to become “employees” of the government and have the “government” tell them how to practice medicine?

When you look down the road of socialized medicine it is not hard to realize there may be no doctors in the future. The only good news I can offer for socialized medicine is that doctors would be protected from litigious lawyers because government employees would be off limits to these terrible and thoroughly useless people who contribute absolutely nothing to society.

On the other hand, free enterprise, or market based, health care works. I entered the health care field as a young man before the government got involved. Free enterprise health care works! I will admit it was not perfect, but life being what it is, no system will be perfect. But this I can guarantee, a free enterprise health care system will work much, much, much better than ANY government run program for health care. We are in this mess today because back then, too many people were only too eager to accept the promises of politicians.

The government run health care in the beginning was created for no other reason than to allow politicians to buy votes from the poor. The poor were pawns then and are still pawns today because the plain truth is that politicians have no expertise in health care and really do not even care about your health, or mine. They are looking for power over our lives and longevity in office.

My goal is to become involved enough in the health care debate to present a voice of truth. Those speaking the loudest advocating socialized medicine seem to be people who are unwilling to accept responsibility for their own health and health care needs and they need to be educated about the truth.

We are working to help everyone understand what health care really is, and as politicians continue to create more programs that have no chance of working, we will become involved in “educating” them. It would be very effective if we could amass millions of voices to let our politicians know we are watching them and their decisions regarding health care.

Fritz Scheffel has over 40 years experience working in the heatlh care industry and is author of “Health Care: It Can Be Fixed” – for more information, go to The Health Care Fix

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Add Weight Training To Your Health And Fitness Regime

Most women are not aware of an important part of health and fitness. This is weight training and only about 20% of all women partake in some type of weight training. Weight training is important if you are interested in loosing weight or just maintaining your current weight. It is also important to keep your bones strong.

While cardio exercises will burn more calories over the course of the session. Once you are done your body goes back to its normal calorie burn rate. However if you lift weights you will burn more calories overall. You will burn 100 more calories over a 24 hour period by lifting weights then you would by doing cardio alone.

Additionally muscle is important for your metabolism as the amount of fat you can burn is directly linked to the amount of muscle you have. You burn more calories throughout the day because you have more muscle that needs energy. If you replace fat with muscle you will burn more calories just by sitting down.

It is also known that if you only do aerobic exercise the weight you are losing is not purely fat. You also will lose muscle. You also will get toned and firm up your muscles. This provides muscle definition without getting too bulky.

When you incorporate weight training into your exercise you need to keep track of your measurements besides your weight. With weight training you may not necessarily lose weight because muscle weights more then fat but you will drop a clothing size.

Because weight lifting adds muscle you should not rely solely on measuring your weight as your success story. You should also take your measurements as you may not lose weight, as muscle weighs more than fat, but you will find that your clothing size will decrease. Weight lifting has exceptional results and should be added to your exercise regime.

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Universal Health Care Is Not The Only Solution!

The current health care debate seems to assume some kind of “government” run program is the best option to rein in rising health care costs that are threatening not only the financial health of millions of Americans, but their physical health as well.

The current health care debate seems to assume some kind of “government” run program is the best option to rein in rising health care costs that are threatening not only the financial health of millions of Americans, but their physical health as well.

The only voices being heard, thanks to a biased news media, are those in our population that seem to think “health insurance” is an American “right” and thus the responsibility of our politicians to provide it. And of course the politician’s voices are telling us they can and will provide a government run health care program even though they have no clue of how to do it and worse, they are telling us the costs can be contained which history proves is a bold-faced lie.

Not included in the debate is the fact that “universal” health care has never worked anywhere in the world it has been tried. If anything, “universal” health care around the world has made getting good health care an impossibility everywhere it has been tried.

Rather than being very wordy with my answer and going on and on about how bad universal health care is, let me give you a real life example of what can happen with any government run health care program.

The person who told me about this incident lived it and participated in it as well. This person married a woman from the Dominican Republic. On a visit to the island country his father-in-law became ill and needed medical treatment.

He was taken to the hospital where treatments were to be paid by the government. That day the hospital was very busy and the patient was told he could not be treated “today” and would have to come back another time. Because the gentleman was very ill, his son-law began talking to the doctors and nurses and learned he could facilitate treatment if he paid money (which you and I know as a BRIBE), whereupon he paid the money and the patient was treated. Do not for a minute think this is an isolated incident.

Be careful what you wish for. Let me know what you think about this question and the answer.

Within this blog and others I will be taking part in I want to hear from YOU any questions you may have about health care. In my life time I have seen both “universal” and “free-enterprise” health care systems and am anxious to participate in the debate because I am absolutely convinced embracing “free-enterprise” health care is the only way we can have a viable and affordable health care system.

Citizens of this country, and the world, need to know what health care really is and not just what they hope it will be. To facilitate the debate we are launching a campaign utilizing the Internet and the vast resources now available. If you agree with us you can participate by helping to finance the effort as we can only go as far as our resources will let us. Our plans are many fold;

1) we will be an advocate for health care programs based on “free-enterprise” principles and totally devoid of ANY government intervention,

2) we will be an advocate for a doctor friendly health care system,

3) we will be an advocate for businesses, both large and small, to be freed from health care responsibilities,

4) we will attempt to establish learning centers for politicians, and future politicians, to learn how to save our tax dollars instead of seeing how many of our tax dollars they can spend,

5) for those weak citizens with their hands held out and expecting government to provide for them, we will work for YOU because we know you will have better care with our approach than any government run program could ever provide, and

6) we will continue to expand our efforts as long as we have the resources and the energy.

Let’s have a healthy debate about health care, not one made up of biased sound bites fed us through biased news media outlets. Instead, let’s exchange ideas to help people around the world understand that health care provided by government IS NOT FREE.

Here is a newsflash for all to hear, a government does not have any money with which to provide us with health care, or anything else for that matter, unless they first take the money from us in the form of TAXES, LICENSES, or FEES. A government run health care system is fertile ground for abuse, inferior medical care, rationing, and corruption. Today in this country, 90% of our health care resources as used up by only 10% of our population.

Be careful what you ask for!

Fritz Scheffel has over 40 years experience working in the heatlh care industry and is author of “Health Care: It Can Be Fixed” – for more information, go to The Health Care Fix

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Top Things to Know about Home Health Care Services for Seniors in NJ

Do you feel comfortable leaving your aging family member or loved one alone in your NJ home? Are you looking for a reliable home health care service such as live-in or hourly care in NJ? In this case, you will need to rely on a premier home health care service provider in NJ that can supply professional care. As per your requirements, you can hire a reliable home health care service agency in NJ that can tailor care as per the needs of your loved one.

When should you consider a reliable home health care service in NJ?
1. Facing difficulty in performing daily activities:
When you observe that your aging parents are finding it difficult performing day-to-day activities it may be the right time to hire a reliable home health care service. Perhaps they only require a few hours a day and hourly care would suffice. Or, you notice that it’s becoming unsafe at night and a live in aide would be a more appropriate level of care.

2. Not maintaining a good diet:
When it is quite obvious that your aging parents living alone will not be able to keep up with adequate nutrition needs–you may need to hire a home health aide. Not being able to shop at the grocery store or cook proper nutritious meals is a red flag for introducing extra help in the home. In these cases, getting the assistance from an experienced home health agency in NJ will help enhance your loved one’s lifestyle and daily living experience.

3. Problems in housekeeping:
When you see that your loved one living alone finds it difficult in organizing the home, keeping up finances, doing laundry and other household duties, you should consider the assistance of a dedicated home health aide.

4. Falls or accidents:
Are you often finding that your aging loved one is ending up with a falls that create small injuries like cuts, bruises and scrapes? That is a good indication that they may need assistance around-the-clock in a home setting.

What you should look for when hiring a reliable home health care service in NJ?

1. License:
It is always important to hire a home health care service provider in NJ that is licensed, insured and bonded. To make sure that your aging loved one receives professional care, and the highest levels of care, you should opt for a state licensed home health care agency.

2. Flexibility:
It is found that some seniors require care and assistance for a few hours–while others need round-the-clock supervision. In this case, you should see if the home health care service provider offers a wide variety services like hourly care, 24/hr live-in care, personal care, companion care and dementia care, which can be tailored to your requirements.

3. Certified and experienced home health aides:
A friendly and experienced home health aide provided by a reliable home health care agency will help your aging loved one enjoy quality time at home.

Conclusion:
By relying on a licensed home health care agency in NJ, you will get exceptional care and personalized in-home caregiving that will effectively meet the needs of your aging loved ones. Whether you want an hourly or 24 hr live-in home health care aide in NJ, a reliable and highly reputable home health care service provider will offer you the best solution. With a dedicated home care aide, and the assistance of a home care agency, together they can foster the well-being your aging loved ones.

This article is produced by CareBridge Home Health Care, which is a State licensed home health care agency in NJ.

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