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What Fuels Oregon’s Health Care Transformation? Lies and Cash

What Fuels Oregon’s Health Care Transformation? Lies and Cash

Show Summary: The one thing the many tentacles of Oregon’s health care system have in common: the lies they tell to sell it. This week we expose the many lies told to pass Oregon’s health care transformation, and our predictions that came true. Oregon’s new health care sales tax—Measure 101? Yep. They lied. Plus, a new tax on small businesses—SB 1528B.

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Original Air Dates: Feb. 24 & 25, 2018 | Lisa Lettenmaier

This Week: We’re talking with Lisa Lettenmaier, who, as an insurance agent pays close attention to the entire health industry, especially the insurance trade and health care/insurance costs.  We call on Lisa whenever we hear of legislative actions related to health care that are going to affect your life.

As we predicted and reported on back when the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) model was first being implemented as part of Oregon’s health care transformation, our legislators had other motives and that  their “cheaper better system would not work using the CCO model.

This week, we check with Lisa about our past predictions about Oregon’s version of Obamacare and where all this is headed.

Health Care as a Human Right

One prediction about was that the Democrats’ real motive was to turn our health care system into a single payer system—also known as “universal health care” or “socialized medicine.” This has been the dream of Oregon’s Democrats since Day One of Oregon’s health care transformation: a slow, steady lurch toward universal health care.

We can tell you that, exactly as we predicted, Legislators are right now in this session are trying to pass universal health care under the mistaken belief that health care is a “human right.”

Here’s reality. It is not a “right” if it depends on someone else providing it to you.

This is not about “rights,” as those who support single payer systems falsely proclaim (including Republican candidate for governor, Dr. Knute Buehler does) it’s about gaining power.  Period.

And with Democrats firmly in control, the high costs of spending on Oregon’s health care transformation isn’t stopping nor will it go down.  Not to mention plenty of other Democrat pet spending ideas. Think “Cap and Trade,” “Carbon Tax”, and “Sales Tax.”  They’re all barreling your way.

Measure 101: They Lied

Remember Measure 101? Oregon’s new health insurance sales tax? Remember how they just needed this little bitty tax to “save” Medicaid? Remember how it was so desperately needed that if they didn’t get it, the poor and elderly would lose their insurance?

Yep. They lied about that too.

Listen to find out where the money from that new sales tax is actually going.

Oregon Democrats Punish Small Businesses

And don’t miss the discussion on yet new taxes, SB 1528B. The Oregon Democrats are working overtime to take away the very tax cuts Trump’s administration worked to get through. It is a tax on small businesses, including farmers and mom-and-pop stores—except for two professions. Tune in to hear who gets the loopholes.

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Oregon’s health care transformation

Oregon’s health care transformation

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Air Dates: Month Oct. 10 & 11, 2015 | Lisa Lettenmaier

Remember those crazy, heady days of just being able to go to the doctor when you want and then just paying for their services? Yeah, that’s going to change. And it’ll change here in Oregon first.

And remember the good ol’ days when Obama promised savings of $2,500 per family per year?

This week, we take the pulse of the effects of Obamacare on the system. And it’s not pretty.

Tune in to find out what most of Oregon’s elected officials ought to know: how to connect the dots when it comes to Oregon’s health care transformation. And that includes at least one Republican candidate currently running for governor, who came out in favor of Oregon’s CCOs.

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Democrats are already funneling billions of taxpayer dollars to Democrat-friendly “non-profits” who help get Democrats elected, who then funnel even more money to Democrat-friendly “non-profits” (like the $500 million in federal funds to Planned Parenthood or the $22.2 billion from global warming). Just wait until they start siphoning off from the $1.2 trillion we spend on health care.

Highlights from this week’s show:

  • Examples of fraud in the system
  • Potential areas for fraud
  • How  Oregon’s CCOs are incentivized to stop people from going to the doctors and why they’ll do it
  • How much health care is about to go up
  • What the transition from fee-for-service to “outcome based” health care will mean for you and your health

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