Game Changer: Insurance Companies Panic Over Cash-Only Doctors That Make Insurance Obsolete

An increasing number of private medical groups now are offering ‘concierge care’, charging a monthly or yearly membership fee, and then providing nearly unlimited care at rates that are dramatically lower than insurance premiums.  Physicians and nurse practitioners in these groups are free to treat patients as they see fit, not as directed by insurance companies. –GEG

(Natural News) When Marxist Democrats under Dear Leader Obama decided to allow the federal government to completely take over the health coverage industry, they did so knowing that everyone at some time in their lives will need health care.

On that point, of course, the Marxists were right.

But Democrats also believed that they would ensconce within the authoritarian federal bureaucracy for all time complete government control of the type, kind, and amount of health care Americans could and would receive, simply by deciding what would – and would not – be paid for.

On this point, the Marxists got it wrong.

At least, for a growing number of Americans who are bypassing the crumbling Obamacare exchanges and the law’s excessive mandates, both of which have combined to essentially price health insurance out of reach for millions. And what is available comes with sky-high monthly premiums and dramatically inflated deductibles, some as high as $10,000 per year, per person, making it essentially worthless. (RELATED: House GOP reminds leadership their constituents STILL want Obamacare gone.)

In place of the imploding system that Democrats built is so-called “concierge care” – private medical groups who charge a monthly, quarterly or yearly “membership fee,” then provide nearly unlimited care at dramatically reduced rates. Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who practice in one of these private care groups are free to treat patients as they see fit – without the cumbersome, limiting and onerous rules and regulations placed on regular health insurers.

Primary care providers get to spend much more quality time with patients; they aren’t driven by “numbers,” where they pop into a patient room, ask a few questions, and pop back out again on their way to see the next patient, and so on. There are fewer patients to see leading to more time spent with each individual. Not only do providers in these private groups like this style of health care better, so do patients.

As noted by Health Impact News, such clinics and practices began even before Obamacare became the law of the land. But they have certainly proliferated since. Some charge fees ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand per month, but some go as low as $80-$100. By being able to cut out the middlemen – insurance companies and Uncle Sam’s bureaucracy – providers can offer services like office visits and lab work far cheaper. And what’s more, they get paid 100 percent for what they bill, unlike with Medicare and Medicaid, where the federal government sets payout limits for nearly all services and tests.

Many Americans don’t realize just how complex the government has made healthcare delivery. Medical practices, clinics and hospitals have to hire armies of billing experts who are trained in how to properly “code” patient care, so that it gets reimbursed at the maximum rate. One small error in coding and the bill to the government or insurance company gets kicked back to the doctor’s office or hospital, where it must then be re-coded properly and resubmitted for payment.

Oh, and there are literally tens of thousands of patient care codes, many of them obscure and difficult to find. It’s a system only a federal bureaucrat could love.

And while supporters say such coding is necessary due to today’s complex health care system, the system is so complex precisely because the federal government has made it so.

Concierge service is the antidote to this hopelessly complex – and extremely expensive – insurance-driven system of care. Not only that, but it is aimed at allowing doctors to practice the way they see fit – not according to some government- or insurance company-mandated formula.

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“Bloody Harvest Of Multiculturalism Will Not Come To Poland” Vows Interior Minister

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said that “The policy of multiculturalism in Western Europe is bringing about a bloody harvest in the form of terrorist attacks.”  He went on to declare that his country will not fall prey to the violence sweeping across much of Europe due to the open borders.  Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban recently warned that the survival of Europe hangs in the balance and that immigration and defense of national borders are the most critical of all issues. –GEG

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has declared that his country will not fall prey to the same violence and savagery sweeping much of Europe due to the open borders and suicidal ‘refugee’ policies of his neighbors.

Błaszczak did not mince his words in an interview with Radio Poland, saying, “The policy of multiculturalism in Western Europe is bringing about a bloody harvest in the form of terrorist attacks.”

“Our predecessors, agreeing to receive thousands of refugees – and de facto immigrants from the Middle East, and northern Africa – were striving to bring about such a crisis,” he added, warning that Europe is now in the midst of a “massive immigration crisis.”

The Law and Justice Party (PiS), of which Błaszczak is a member, currently holds the majority in Polish parliament, and is known for its pro-Christianity, nationalist-populist platform, and is predictably demonized by the globalist establishment and mainstream media for being Eurosceptic and putting the interests of Poland before those of foreign subversives.

After wresting power in 2015 from the Civic Platform, which was led by former prime minister, Donald Tusk – who now serves as the president of the European Council – PiS killed an agreement by the prior government to accept 7,000 ‘refugees.’

“I don’t see a possibility to implement this decision and I can’t see it happen also in most EU countries. This decision is dead,” deputy foreign minister, Konrad Szymanski, said in an interview in 2016. “It was not being implemented from the very beginning and nothing points to the fact that the majority of EU countries would implement it.”

Tusk is currently under investigation in Poland for possible illegal conspiracy with Russian intelligence surrounding a plane crash that killed former Polish president and PiS founder, Lech Kaczyński, for which Tusk has also been accused of treason by Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz.

Poland is just one of many Eastern European nations taking a stand against the European Union and its demands that member states accept overwhelming quantities of migrants, or ‘face consequences.’

“The European Union’s executive stepped up pressure on Poland and Hungary on Wednesday to take in asylum seekers under the bloc’s migration plan or risk legal action if their reluctant governments refuse,” reports the Daily Mail. “Warsaw and Budapest have stonewalled the scheme to move 160,000 people from Italy and Greece – the main ports of arrival – to elsewhere in the EU.”

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CIA Says WikiLeaks Is A ‘Non-State Hostile Intelligence Service’ And Wants To Bring Its Founder Julian Assange To US For Trial

An anonymous source says that US authorities will seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for intelligence leaks dating back to 2010.  Earlier this week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo described Wikileaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.”  The FBI and CIA have admitted that the Vault #7 CIA data published by Wikileaks was not hacked by the Russians, and they are searching for the insider who leaked the documents.  Assange has been given political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but pressure may be applied to bring him to the US to face charges. –GEG

In a stunning new report, CNN has just revealed, according to anonymous sources at least, that US authorities have prepared charges and will seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for intelligence leaks dating all the way back to 2010.

US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning.

This latest revelation comes after CIA Director Mike Pompeo ramped up the Trump administration’s rhetoric against WikiLeaks describing it as a “non-state hostile intelligence service” earlier this week.  Ironically, as we noted this morning, Pompeo’s comments can just days before the FBI and CIA admitted that they are searching for an “insider” at the CIA (not a Russian) who exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

 Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went further than any US government official in describing a role by WikiLeaks that went beyond First Amendment activity.
He said WikiLeaks “directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States.”

“It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo’s comments were, of course, met with an immediate snarky reply from Assange over twitter.

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‘Mother Of All Marches’ Turns Deadly In Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela: Police fired tear gas into crowds at the ‘Mother of All Marches’ attended by hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters.  A young man was killed by gunfire.  Protesters accuse President Maduro of using dictatorial powers to quash protests against the growing economic crisis. –GEG  

President Maduro Says The ‘Time For Combat Has Arrived’ And Urges His Followers Into Civil War

Maduro assures Venezuelans that he will be next to them in battle as he calls them to begin a civil war. His words, however, need to be explained. Civil war already is breaking out. What Maduro is calling for is citizen support to defend his collectivist government against the current uprising. –GEG




AP News Downplayed Islamic Links Of Fresno Shooter

Fresno, California: Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year old black man, was arrested for killing three white people while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” AP reported the gunman as saying “God is great” and later corrected their story after being accused of trying to downplay the shooter’s ties to Islam.  The shooter told police he hates white people. He is being charged with a hate crime, instead of terrorism. –GEG  

The Associated Press edited the words of a Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!”

The suspect, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, holds fervent anti-Trump beliefs according to his social media profile, and he told police afterward that he hates white people. (RELATED: Muslim Shooter Kills Three Whites In Fresno)

Rather than reporting the gunman’s literal words, however, the AP reported the gunman as saying “God is great.”

On Twitter, the AP’s report gave no indication that the suspect’s words were said in Arabic.

The AP’s original story on the shooting noted that Muhammed said the words in Arabic, but still reported it as “God is great” instead of “Allahu Akbar.” A later edition finally noted that Muhammed said “Allahu Akbar.”

The AP announced late Wednesday morning that it was retracting the tweet.

“We deleted a tweet about a Fresno slaying suspect shouting ‘God is great.’ It failed to note he said it in Arabic. A new tweet is upcoming,” the AP said.

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UC Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech But Alabama Judge Overruled Auburn University For Banning Richard Spencer

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s April 27th appearance at the University of California in Berkeley was cancelled by the school, citing security concerns.  She said she will deliver her speech at the school despite the ban.  The group that invited Coulter believes she was banned because she demanded that UC Chancellor Janet Napolitano ask the Oakland police chief not to order his officers to stand-down if unrest ensued. Coulter also says that the school should warn students that violence and heckling will result in expulsion from school. Coulter says: “This is as clear-cut a case as it gets that public universities are using taxpayer dollars to shut down conservative speech, while allowing liberal speech only.”  In a similar case this week, a federal judge in Alabama overruled Auburn University after it tried to ban Richard Spencer, a white nationalist, from speaking. –GEG

“…Coulter had agreed to a number of demands by the university — such as the speech would be delivered in the afternoon and only be open to students — while offering her own requests to be upheld by the university.

They were:

1) That the University of California chancellor request that the Oakland chief of police refrain from telling his men to stand down and ignore law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers, as he has done in the past; and

2) That UC-Berkeley announce in advance that any students engaging in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking would be expelled.

 

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Police Order Unmasking Of Antifa Troublemakers At Richard Spencer Speech

A federal judge ruled against Auburn University’s ban against Alt-Right, white nationalist speaker, Richard Spencer, and police broke up a brawl over his appearance on campus. Police ordered Antifa members to unmask before being allowed to enter the event.