Another "Obamacare" surprise. We live in a Country that already prescribes more than 80% of the World's psychoactive medicines. Starting this year, all kids in Massachusetts (charter state for Obama Care) are REQUIRED to take a self survey for mental health. I believe they labeled it "emotional well being". The letter to the parents shows that there is a threshold score that will prompt further evaluations.
The questions in it are straight out of the cuckoo's nest. For "I go to the doctor often only to figure out that there is nothing wrong with me." - My son actually circled "OFTEN". I asked him what made him circle "often" and he replied that he goes to these check ups every year and there is never anything wrong with him.
For the rest, a tired and hungry kid who is otherwise perfectly healthy could probably go over the threshold. Once Obama Care goes into full throttle, expect USA to prescribe over 90% of the World's psychiatric medicines.
"ObamaCare" doesn't go into effect until next year. Since you are in Massachussets, you have RomneyCare -- the program that inspired ObamaCare. RomneyCare has been in effect in Mass only for several years.
[FONT="]Hopefully it will die as more people find out just how unaffordable it is. [/FONT] [FONT="]Also was just reading that the basic software code that it uses was stolen from a British company. What would happen to you if you started using someone’s copyrighted software with out first getting their permission? Typically the DOJ would jump in rather quickly and shut down your site.
Any guesses on how quickly that will happen here?:lol:[/FONT]
I don't see how any policy that can potentially build so much wealth to those in power can possibly be shut down. This isn't some one time deal or even a oil contract that lasts 20 to 30 years. This is a never ending forced compliance program that demands thousands of dollars from every capable, tax paying house hold in America to specific, identifiable members of the medical oligopoly.
And to anybody who still believes what they learned in high school about "lobbyists". Lobbyists are not policy brokers. They do not chat with politicians about how beneficial it would be to inject every new born with the Hep B vaccine over porterhouse steaks and chianti. Lobbyists are "BRIBE brokers". They figure out how much a policy will improve a company's profit margins and figure out how much $$ is needed to get a policy passed. They GIVE MONEY for signatures. This has been the political-business model for history of all mankind in every corner of the World. How did you think corruption worked?
The $600m contract was let to SERCO in July, which means they had to get all the hardware & software equipment up running, commisioned and tested, as well as staff training on it, all in 2 months. No wonder the website is a chaotic mess.
There should have been one or two State trials to iron out the bugs before attempting to go nationwide. Its always the same when politicians are in charge,they are frightened of losing face if a big project is delayed.
Google the historical price for the Pharmaceutical Index "DRG". Check their prices over the last few years and see for yourself if you think the insiders bettering on pharmaceuticals are fearing Obamacare. If so inclined, check the historical prices for the top manufacturers... odd that for many, their operational profits are in the red but their stock prices are continuing to rise? What's everybody betting on?
Ride the inner city buses. You'll see what they're selling. If I was an a-hole, I'd buy those stocks and sit on them for 10 years. Probably the surest bet going.
Blood thinners, chemotherapeutic agents, etc. . . but above all, I'd bet on vaccines and psychoactive drugs. Vaccines are "medicines" that they shoot up on everybody... and Obamacare will increase the number of "everybody". Psychoactive drugs are just a matter of statistics. Take a playground full of kids and throw them into the psychiatrist wheel of fortune and it's guaranteed that a majority of them will walk away with a prescription. A kid could go see 5 different therapists and each would probably diagnose him with 5 different "illnesses" and probably prescribe 5 different medications but don't forget the important part. The important part is that they're walking away having experienced "affordable health care". Oh, and some kids won't be walking away. That's because this:
^The only way an average kid isn't going to be medicated within the next 10 years is if he is a walking dead. Wait a sec. . . they have that one covered too. "Cotard's Syndrome". And surprise?!? How could I have guessed that they treat even this one with a antidepressants? Or antipsychotics, or mood stabilizers? Oh that's right. Because they treat every single "illness" in their code book with all of these things.