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Introducing MyCare
HealthCareGov.A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ^ | March 16, 2012 | Dori Salcido, HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

Posted on 03/16/2012 2:06:13 PM PDT by mdittmar

Every day, we hear stories of hard-working people struggling with the old health care system, like being denied care when they need it most or making choices between buying groceries and filling their prescription drugs. The good news is that things are changing because of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

For Steven, the law helped him get coverage under his parents’ health plan, which helped him fight cancer and finish college. And it gave Steven’s mom greater peace of mind that her son was getting the care he needed to be healthy and live the life of an active 23 year-old. Helen, a Senior in the “donut hole” coverage gap, got help with her prescription drug costs and can now get preventive health screenings without breaking the bank.

These are just a few examples of how everyday Americans are no longer at the mercy of insurance companies; these are our friends and neighbors. Thanks to “Steven-Care,” many young adults can get covered under their parents’ health plans, and thanks to “Helen-Care,” Seniors are getting help paying for prescription drugs.

To help explain what different parts of the health law mean for people, like Steven and Helen, we are launching “MyCare” – featuring new videos about people from across the country who have been affected by the law.

You can find the videos at

After watching each video, we encourage you to share your story – in your own words or images – about how parts of the law may have helped you. Post your story on twitter with the hashtag #MyCare, or share your story at

Feel free to get creative, and share stories, photos, or even videos.

The health care law is about people like Steven and Helen. It is about your care, and it is about my care.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; constitution; deathpanels; healthcaregov; obamacare; zerocare
Lets share;)
1 posted on 03/16/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

Whose right is health care? Do you think it's yours?

Congressman Anthony Weiner has said that health care is not a commodity. If it isn't a commodity then do doctors and nurses have rights? Assigning health care the status of a right makes health care workers slaves to that right who must serve it. On what ground could a health care worker refuse to provide their products and services since that would violate the patient's "basic human right to health care."

That is a direct loss of individual rights for health care providers. The collective right of the people to receive health care would supersede the provider's individual right to set fees and hours or to change their occupational status or even decide how to apply their skills and knowledge if taken to its logical extreme. A collective right, by practical definition, is a state right because it is a right that is created and given by the government to those it chooses to give it to. It is not a natural right possessed by each person protected by the Constitution from the government. It is also a collective/state right by virtue of the fact that it would supersede individual rights when the two come into conflict. How else would the government view a right that it created and administers vs. one it has no control over?

Of course it isn't stated in any bill that a patient's right to care supersedes a provider's right to set fees and hours etc, but it doesn't need to. Rights, as always, are adjudicated in the courts. The Health Care Reform bills simply establish the foundation for the courts to rule in favor of the collective right.

Weiner’s view is collectivist, fascist and totalitarian. Collectivist because it has to be described as being a right of the many instead of the one and superior due to that fact. Fascist because ultimately the sole authority for its creation and oversight is from one entity the Federal government. Totalitarian because the Federal government is the enforcer of this collective right as well. State and local jurisdictions will have little say about it.

Congressman Weiner's view is the underlying philosophy of all of the Health Care Reform legislation in the House and Senate. Consider this section in the Senate version of the bill; the setting up of community watch dogs that will monitor citizens for various health parameters. Read pages 382 - 393.


So, even citizens themselves will be subject to Federal regulations on their behavior in order to fulfill the "human right" of universal health care. It isn't the individual's liberty that is being protected by that it is the government's control over its own health care system that is being guarded. How much clearer can it be that these bills abrogate the concept of individual rights? Someone will be checking your lifestyle, according to gov regulations, to be certain you serve the best interests of the "basic human right to health care" ie. "the Public Option."

HCR is not just about rationing care and wealth redistribution. It's about the end of individual rights as the corrosive effects of the new collectivist "basic human right to health care" spreads throughout the legal and political systems like a virus.

I think that the main purpose of Health Care Reform (HCR) is as a direct assault on individual liberties.

Health Care is a Liberty Issue
Conservative Underground - 18 August 2009 - Tim Dunkin

Another Stupid Argument: Heath Care is a Right

Involuntary Medical Servitude

Obama's Authoritarian, Unconstitutional Health Care Proposal

Defining A Right In America

To Americans Who Believe Healthcare is a Right


Mandated health insurance threatens freedom, privacy

Bad Laws and Unintended Consequences, part 1.

Obamacare Rips Doctor-Patient Relationship Apart

Second Bill of Rights aka FDR's economic bill of rights
(An early attempt to embed collective rights into American politics and society.)

2 posted on 03/16/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mdittmar

The entire government is part of Obama 2012.

3 posted on 03/16/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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My insurance company just called yesterday. I have been home a week after a 10 day stay due to complications from an unplanned c-section. They were offering me the opportunity to discuss my follow up treatment plan of action. I declined and told them I’d let my doctor determine that. How long before I have no choice but to accept their plan rather than my doctor’s?

4 posted on 03/16/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: mdittmar

Since when should my adult child by on my health care insurance???? Heck growing up my folks did not have health insureance (for them or us). it was pay as you go. Now admittedly my dad was a doc and my mom a stay at home mom who had an RN. We went to the pediatrition for the usual check ups and shots. If you were sick you got taken care of at home. We saw the dentist once a year ( not twice). Sometimes my dad swapped services, sometimes there were discounts, but the bill always got paid by us in one form or another. No insurance companies.

I still remember one family who had a son with a clubbed foot. My dad did the corrective surgery and follow up. He covered all the costs for this family because the man was self employed and had no insurance. The head of the family said that wasnt right and that they should at least work out a deal where the man could work off what he owed. My dad agreed and soaked him by asking him for two new stoves and a bigger refrigerator. That was it. Hand shake done and done.

Obviously that couldn’t happen today

5 posted on 03/16/2012 2:23:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TigersEye

Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It

6 posted on 03/16/2012 2:23:46 PM PDT by mdittmar
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7 posted on 03/16/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mdittmar

Nanzi Pelozi thought of that line while pinching her morning loaf.

8 posted on 03/16/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Graewoulf

Reid Scrambles for Health Care Bill Support

9 posted on 03/16/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT by mdittmar
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Brought to you by the Ministry of Truth .

10 posted on 03/16/2012 3:09:59 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Roos_Girl

“How long before I have no choice but to accept their plan rather than my doctor’s?”

Not long at all. It’s right around the corner, and in some instances has already started.

11 posted on 03/16/2012 3:31:20 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, and “We, The People” ended up with nothin’ but a big log.

12 posted on 03/16/2012 3:56:54 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Those who are perishing refused to receive the love of the Truth.)
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“How long before I have no choice but to accept their plan rather than my doctor’s?”

Probably until the next time they call.

13 posted on 03/16/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: mdittmar
Obama LIES. Currently I am on SSD and have a preexisting condition... M.S.
Obama said that if they passed the obama care bill I would have coverage starting from the signing of the bill. That is from the speech he gave on the floor the day he was pushing to get it signed.
All government agencies have told me they could NOT help in any way and I HAD NO COVERAGE.
Some agencies and admin folk apologized but said the could not do anything, but despite obama's promise I could HAVE NO COVERAGE OF ANY TYPE UNTIL THE BILL CAME FULLY INTO EFFECT!

So folks I am living proof obama LIED!!!
He lied and the entire health care bill is a lie!!! Despite what pellosi said even with the bill signed, and what obama said, I HAVE NO INSURANCE.
WORSE, because of my M.S. I can get NO affordable coverage ANYWHERE. The premium costs are close to my monthly SSD payments.
So my choices are get insurance and not have enough to eat and pay rent, or pay rent and eat and have no heath care insurance. Right now I do not have enough to afford even going to the dentist or my family doctor let alone any other specialist for anything.

No, I do not have a regular phone, car payment or even a utility payment. I am broke and obama lied! Now I do not have to give up my current doctor, because I can not afford to even go to him.... so in the strictest sense of what he said he is right on that point.

obama is a liar... soon you will all get a taste of the affordable care act. Welcome to the reality of our country!
14 posted on 03/16/2012 4:44:02 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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Yes, the few in a Ponzi Scheme at the beginning enjoy benefits. before it collapses.

15 posted on 03/16/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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Concise. Excellent. Accurate.

16 posted on 03/17/2012 7:42:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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