November 23, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

PROMOTING HEALTHCARE CHOICE AND

COMPETITION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. (a) It shall be the policy of the executive branch, to the extent consistent with law, to facilitate the purchase of insurance across State lines and the development and operation of a healthcare system that provides high-quality care at affordable prices for the American people. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), however, has severely limited the choice of healthcare options available to many Americans and has produced large premium increases in many State individual markets for health insurance. The average exchange premium in the 39 States that are using www.healthcare.gov in 2017 is more than double the average overall individual market premium recorded in 2013. The PPACA has also largely failed to provide meaningful choice or competition between insurers, resulting in one-third of America’s counties having only one insurer offering coverage on their applicable government-run exchange in 2017.

(b) Among the myriad areas where current regulations limit choice and competition, my Administration will prioritize three areas for improvement in the near term: association health plans (AHPs), short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI), and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

(i) Large employers often are able to obtain better terms on health insurance for their employees than small employers because of their larger pools of insurable individuals across which they can spread risk and administrative costs. Expanding access to AHPs can help small businesses overcome this competitive disadvantage by allowing them to group together to self-insure or purchase large group health insurance. Expanding access to AHPs will also allow more small businesses to avoid many of the PPACA’s costly requirements. Expanding access to AHPs would provide more affordable health insurance options to many Americans, including hourly wage earners, farmers, and the employees of small businesses and entrepreneurs that fuel economic growth.

(ii) STLDI is exempt from the onerous and expensive insurance mandates and regulations included in title I of the PPACA. This can make it an appealing and affordable alternative to government-run exchanges for many people without coverage available to them through their workplaces. The previous administration took steps to restrict access to this market by reducing the allowable coverage period from less than 12 months to less than 3 months and by preventing any extensions selected by the policyholder beyond 3 months of total coverage.

(iii) HRAs are tax-advantaged, account-based arrangements that employers can establish for employees to give employees more flexibility and choices regarding their healthcare. Expanding the flexibility and use of HRAs would provide many Americans, including employees who work at small businesses, with more options for financing their healthcare.

(c) My Administration will also continue to focus on promoting competition in healthcare markets and limiting excessive consolidation throughout the healthcare system. To the extent consistent with law, government rules and guidelines affecting the United States healthcare system should:

(i) expand the availability of and access to alternatives to expensive, mandate-laden PPACA insurance, including AHPs, STLDI, and HRAs;

(ii) re-inject competition into healthcare markets by lowering barriers to entry, limiting excessive consolidation, and preventing abuses of market power; and

(iii) improve access to and the quality of information that Americans need to make informed healthcare decisions, including data about healthcare prices and outcomes, while minimizing reporting burdens on affected plans, providers, or payers.

Sec. 2. Expanded Access to Association Health Plans. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Labor shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, consistent with law, to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form AHPs. To the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, the Secretary should consider expanding the conditions that satisfy the commonality?of-interest requirements under current Department of Labor advisory opinions interpreting the definition of an “employer” under section 3(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The Secretary of Labor should also consider ways to promote AHP formation on the basis of common geography or industry.

Sec. 3. Expanded Availability of Short-Term, Limited?Duration Insurance. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, consistent with law, to expand the availability of STLDI. To the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, the Secretaries should consider allowing such insurance to cover longer periods and be renewed by the consumer.

Sec. 4. Expanded Availability and Permitted Use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements. Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, to the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, to increase the usability of HRAs, to expand employers’ ability to offer HRAs to their employees, and to allow HRAs to be used in conjunction with nongroup coverage.

Sec. 5. Public Comment. The Secretaries shall consider and evaluate public comments on any regulations proposed under sections 2 through 4 of this order.

Sec. 6. Reports. Within 180 days of the date of this order, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor and the Federal Trade Commission, shall provide a report to the President that:

(a) details the extent to which existing State and Federal laws, regulations, guidance, requirements, and policies fail to conform to the policies set forth in section 1 of this order; and

(b) identifies actions that States or the Federal Government could take in furtherance of the policies set forth in section 1 of this order.

Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,

October 12, 2017.

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“An Unreal Existence”? and One That Was Planned?

Richard Fernandez tells us – and I suppose there are more that can’t see this than can – that we are living in an “information epidemic.” This epidemic he describes as a world of instant information made up of lies and obviously lacking in truth. The author makes this statement: “What seems to have changed is our mental furniture though we don’t quite understand how it happened.”

For most, it is not a matter of “don’t quite understand.” It’s really a matter of being clueless and that is why it works so well. I say works so well because, while most think our existence is happenstance, I have come to understand that it is a well planned out event that is working tremendously well and operating at breakneck speed. Everyone is caught up in it and it holds danger.

In the article linked to, the author gives readers a list of how he has chosen to describe the state of our existence.

“Technological warfare only seems to increase entropy rather than reduce it.”

“…  Brexit, Trump, Catalonia and the North Korean nuclear breakout far from being exceptions to the rule are harbingers of things to come.”

“Globalization has allowed drastic mutations that biologist Ernst Mayr notes often originates “in a relatively small and isolated population” to propagate very rapidly into a new normal.”

From the New York Times: “We’re in a disruptive period, and when we get through it, the progressive infrastructure landscape may look different.”

“Currently we are obsessed with 71 genders but a nuclear or biological disaster can flip decades of political correctness and deference to technology into their opposite.”

“Many are at a loss to explain entropy and anomie on a scale never seen before.”

“Today we have live in an environment where whole populations are immersed in an ocean of deliberate lies.”

“Instead of increasing privacy so data miners cannot engage in the targeted lying which makes “fake news” so effective we decrease it the better to help the manipulators.”

So, this, according to Fernandez, is our “Unreal Existence.” It is “unreal” when, not only do we not have a clue as to what has happened to us and why, we don’t even have the slightest suspicion.

We often consider ourselves as part of the “intelligentsia” when we whip out the quote that when we fail to learn history, we repeat it and yet our ignorance is revealed because we really know nothing about actual quotes, the context of them or the actual words spoken. I don’t want to get off the subject but needed to point this out because it is part of our failure to have learned anything that would have protected us from the planned assault on our existence.

Along with this fake intelligence, we have failed to understand that the “history” we are told we have failed to learn, and thus driven to a somewhat watered down version of the movie, Groundhog Day, is nothing more than the “ocean of deliberate lies,” Fernandez tells us we are immersed in. How then can we be expected to have or get a clue?

The brilliant, and evil, minds discovered a long time ago the power in mind control and manipulation. (Try reading this for a glimpse into how it all began.) I believe I was completely correct recently when I told someone that the cellphone was a purpose-built instrument for one purpose and one purpose only – the complete destruction of the mind of those who easily have become addicted to it. Don’t kid yourself. The majority of the Western Civilization is completely addicted and controlled by their cellphones. Once the addiction was complete, the rest has been very simple, as an open, clear, honest and concise mind can see.

All of the things I’ve highlighted above are accurate, if not complete, descriptions of our societal existence. It is unreal for most but shouldn’t be. And, is it too late?

Probably.

A simple, and I mean simple, look into this new “ocean of deliberate lies,” and we can see that this was accurately predicted in 1970. Zbigniew Brzezinski “predicted” in his 1970 book, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role In the Technetronic Era.” I put predicted in quotes because one might have the need to ask how he could predict such an event. It is easy to predict when you are part of the powerful, global, “Ruling Establishment” who have come up with the technological instruments, social media, music, movies, books, news, education, religion, etc. that are systematically destroying us. We can’t see it because we are deeply a part of it.

A deeper, forensic examination into the movements and planning of these events, which most don’t understand and others can only describe, shows us actual truth. This requires effort and a willingness to accept the idea that maybe you have been led astray. These two qualities have also been deliberately bred out of our existence – that “Unreal Existence.”

I cannot help you. You can only help yourself and for many, it is too late.

We are mired in an “ocean of deliberate lies.” Those who “study to show thyself approved unto God” know who the author of lies and confusion is. That author is also the head of the “Powers and Principalities,” referred to in this article as the Global Ruling Establishment. And, is head of the Global Power Structure.

Those of us old enough to have a past that can show us things have changed, can be assured it will never return to anything that resembled our past. That is gone forever. I only wish I could help readers to understand that this “information epidemic” and “ocean of deliberate lies,” is a deliberate creation of man designed for our destruction.

If only you could get to that reality…..

 

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So Something Happened In Vegas

Real or fake in Vegas the same old anti gun BS comes up… So apparently from reading around the internet various leftist enlightened gurus are singing the same old more gun control song.. Ok, so the left want Donald Trump’s Administration to disarm us apparently..

People who dislike Donald Trump and who, rightfully so, call out the problem of police brutality in America, want to give all the guns in the country to Donald Trump and the police. So the leftists are ok with Donald Trump and that administration disarming the 99% of the gun owning collective that did not go insane and shoot up a concert’s attendees?

Are you leftist boys and girls certain you want to be disarmed with a Donald Trump Administration running the show?

Or just the AR-15s AR-10s which are not full auto weapons and the 50 BMG toys? And that little bump stock.. Meanwhile the Donald’s government has M-16s, MP-5s M-60s, General Electric Mini Guns, full auto 50 BMGs, Apache Helicopters and various tanks at their disposal..And that’s just the short list..

And you’re going to feel safer from those convenient mentally ill lone nut cases that pop up at politically convenient times..

Really?

Somebody please place an order for more leftist diapers… they’ve shit themselves again…

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Politicians Hard at Work?

I went to the fair the other day and saw members of the Trump administration busy getting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a new director.

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Buzzing Baby Bumble Bee Tosses Stinger Into Congressional Race For Maine 2nd District

“You can be anything you want to be,” said momma Bumble Bee. And so, baby Bumble Bee has decided to become a politician. Lucas St. Claire, the son of Burt’s Bees founder, Roxanne Quimby, after buzzing around for a few years to burden Maine with a senseless national monument of land donated by his mother, is taking the advice handed down from generation to generation – “you can be anything you want” – and has decided he wants to be a politician.

Some might say he isn’t qualified, but then in an honest assessment one would have to ask just what it takes to be a politician. Many have come before him and many will follow. Certainly the first and foremost qualifications would have to be an egoist/narcissist, a liar, a crook, a thief, a pervert, a child molester, a sex addict, a hypocrite, etc. etc. And those are the best qualities. It will be up to the voters to decide if St. Claire has any of those necessary qualities to become a lifetime politician, sucking off the teet of the hardworking, taxpaying voter.

St. Claire, one of a turnip truck load of slime seeking to bilk the taxpayer, as all politicians do, wants to become the democratic challenger to incumbent republican slime ball politician, Bruce Poliquin. The Poliquin camp, acknowledging St. Claire’s announcement of intent to run, made the following statement:

“From being an attempted gourmet chef through his college training in London, to a wine expert in Seattle, to spending his family’s money ignoring the will of local voters, he has moved on to thinking he should be a politician.”

Perhaps it was St. Claire’s mother’s deal she struck with Barack Obama, that if she gave land for a national monument, a move that would piss off the majority of Maine residents (divide and conquer), he would, as he is still very active at being a crook after his job as puppet-in-chief, see to it that her son got a free ride into Washington, where all the sick-ass perverted, cohorts hang out.

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Black Conservatives Say Players Kneel and Protest at Their Peril

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

NFL’s Indulgence of Radical Politics Sends Divisive Message, Drives Away Fans

Washington, DC –  With the high likelihood of continued instances of professional football players “taking a knee” while the National Anthem is played during this week’s NFL games, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are warning that continued protests lacking clear intentions are hurting the sport’s reputation as well as the well-being of its sponsors.

While fans who have been polled by the media do not necessarily want players fired over their protests, overwhelming majorities want professional athletes to stand respectfullyduring the playing of the National Anthem. Past protests have been cited as a key factorin fans no longer watching games.

In a commentary published on the Fox News Channel website, Project 21 Co-ChairmanStacy Washington wrote that millionaire athletes protesting without a specific goal are testing the dwindling patience of the American people. 

“The NFL has a choice to make, and it’s an easy one: political activism or sports. The American people will only tolerate one of those so they had best choose wisely,” said Washington, a syndicated talk radio host on the American Family Radio and Urban Family Talk networks and U.S. Air Force veteran who served in an honor guard unit at military funerals. “There are ways to sway a community; defiling a national symbol associated with honor, service, sacrifice and bravery isn’t one of them. If the NFL continues to indulge the players, declining ratings and lower attendance at games will become the norm. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the team owners must man up: choose the fans by ending the protests.”

Anger over the players’ protests has trickled down to other businesses that make money through their affiliation with the NFL. Fans are reportedly buying less team merchandiseand not going to games (and thus not buying concessions). Bars are refusing to broadcastgames. And, in a move that could be costly to the NFL, DirecTV has let some customers cancel their premium “Sunday Ticket” game packages. Sponsor boycotts are also being organized.

“We live in a free country where people have a right to free speech. Having said that, there’s a responsibility to use it wisely,” said Project 21 member Darryn “Dutch” Martin, a former federal diplomatic official and motivational speaker. “I believe Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have a right to kneel when the National Anthem is played. But the flip-side to this coin is that fans don’t have a duty to spend their hard-earned money on the NFL if they feel our country is being disrespected in any way – even by a peaceful protest such as kneeling during the National Anthem. Furthermore, team owners who are fully aware of the financial ramifications shouldn’t be obligated to hire players such as Kaepernick. There’s a time and a place for everything. Professional sports should be a politics-free affair.”

Project 21 member Nadra Enzi, a community anti-crime activist in New Orleans, is critical of the anti-law enforcement sentiments that many protesting players are embracing: “I can’t take a knee to take up a cause that gives perverted honor to mostly career criminals who lost their final fight with the police. Doing do steps on the dignity of urban crime victims and the officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the inner city.”

“We need civil discourse,” said Project 21 member Jerome Danner, host of the “Thinking It Through” podcast. “It is my utmost desire that our most famous athletes and Commander-in-Chief would set an example by engaging in thoughtful conversation. Rather than impulsively stating our opinions about emotional issues, careful introspection should be taken and considerate perspectives shared. Protests are not necessarily wrong, and neither is having an opinion about them. To move forward as a unified nation, however, we should proceed in a thoughtful and courteous manner uncharacteristic of the times.”

 

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Donald Trump Surreptitiously Approves Climate Change Agreement

https://thereisnodebt.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/the-new-economy-means-your-demise-ii/

So you thought Trump would make this Sustainable Development go away aye?

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The State Of Total Demoralization In This Post Truth World

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UNEP Clone Sierra Club Logging Company Practices

 

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Who Is Ruining The Economy? What Is Their Purpose? Do You See The New Economy Yet?

 

THE NEW ECONOMY MEANS YOUR DEMISE

 

They ruined the logging, and that is all the loggers can see.. The economy that supported my business was destroyed.. The economic collapses are part of UNEPs agenda.. Housing has been ruined.. A large part of the plumbing trade was overhead and profit connected to plumbing fixture sales.. All wiped out.. Plumbing trucks with no inventory nor apprentices anymore because the money is not in the business to support those needs.. All businesses have been negatively effected by this new economic model.. Not just ranching/hunting/logging.. We’re all in it..

What happened to the Adam Smith Economic Philosophy.. ? They changed it to the Karl Marx United Nations Economic ‘Environmental’ is Eugenics Sustainable Development Policies.. The new economy.. It doesn’t work worth a damn..

Why’d I walk away from my own plumbing contracting firm? No overhead no profit. If you wanted to stay in business you worked for labor only. Then I had to fight over marking up materials that I bought and provided. In the builders minds, and in their rich customers minds, who controlled the builder, any markup over 10% was considered theft. Even though I was still under retail by 35%. Anyone who sells their materials and labor for the lowest possible cost, just enough to pay bills and stay afloat will not grow their business, will not find top hands to work for them and will not make enough to cover future investments for the growth of the business.

And the fixture wholesalers betrayed the plumbing contractors by selling fixtures at wholesale pricing to building contractors and home owners. Add a sick economical market into the mix along with new guys starting their own businesses who don’t have a shop or are fully equipped who are selling themselves to cheap and it was adios construction. When you have a pack of starving dogs on your doorstep they’ll take whatever you’re willing to pay em..

I own more equipment and mechanized tools than all of the plumbers in this area except one.. Add onto that the non payers that all businesses suffer from. I know a business in the Valley that carries $100,000 annually from non payers. Most of that is sent to collections. When they collect the biz doesn’t even break even. Like my ole daddy used to say, building contractors are whores.. This country has been coerced into non profits. Collectivist Capitalism and the backward thinking that debt is a tool for growth. Thus being servants to their lenders.

It has become the practice of businesses to borrow capitol from the bank to expand their business and personal goals.. Big mistake.. It is the reverse ideology of financial sanity in my opinion. Build small save small and live small.. Until you have your own capitol to accomplish business and personal growth goals.. The big mistake is living on the edge of a financial cliff. In that scenario you are not in control of future economic issues that can shut you down.

Additionally as I stated elsewhere everyone still in that game who disagrees with my thinking on this matter are debt slaves, they have no choice. They tell me about their debt load as if they are proud of it..

I’ve been in and out helping three different plumbing shops when they’re overbooked on their work load.. So they bring me to help catch up.. I’ve noticed there are no apprentices. Also the plumbing trucks have no inventory.. What is inventory? Basically inventory on my plumbing truck 5 of almost every black gas, potable water, and waste and vent system fittings.. Also 500′ of waste and vent pipe, a combination of 1-1/2 up to 4″ and 700′ of water pipe 1/2′ – 3/4″ – 1″… Hand tools power tools.. Air compressor, jack hammer, a couple of small pipe threaders.. Various glues, pipe dopes, and soldering equipment. I did not pack around the steel gas pipe nor the large threader, unless I was transporting that to a job site to install a steel gas system.

So the thing is these shops can’t afford apprentices nor inventory. So what i see going on out there is inefficiency.. I can stand it for about 50 hours and then I start to get angry.. Especially at my age.. I hate wasting time needing parts that should be at hand. And a young tough wants to learn the trade apprentice would be a major plus.. When I apprenticed I worked with a plumber all the time.. Now what I see out there is a plumber doing the apprentice work and the plumbing work. And as there is not enough work anymore many plumbers have left the trade.. I’ve left the trade although I go in and out with one shop that is trying to hang on in a dying economy.. Most of the people out there can’t even do isometrics.. Even the trades are dumbed down now.. amazing..

Who is they? What is their real purpose? The answer is relatively simple..

 

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