I want to segue from health care specifically to all of the Technology infrastructure that supports it. This was Obama's first directive =====hundreds of billions of dollars in information systems development that would make health care more affordable and give your health information to any entity in the world partnered to your health system to provide care. This is what the Affordable Care Act had as its primary goal----building these online structures that moves American citizens to remote care----and doctors and medical services anywhere in the world. Progressive liberalism from FDR to the Reagan Clinton neo-liberalism built the structures that provided public access to health care for all----everyone went to a community clinic or public hospital-----they aged and went to retirement communities and/or state nursing homes THAT WERE WELL FUNDED AND HAD OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY---and people felt relatively safe with the fact that a doctor and hospital was doing all they could to provide quality and held our personal health information a confidential. Health information was like a relationship with a lawyer. These are Equal Protection and civil rights working in the public interest. All of this was supported by corporations and the rich paying taxes and our tax base being sent to these public services and programs.
CORPORATIONS EARNED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFIT----SMALL BUSINESSES THRIVED-----AMERICAN CITIZENS EARNED WAGES AND BENEFITS TO FUEL THE CONSUMPTION OF THE US ECONOMY----NO GLOBAL MARKETS NEEDED.
Progressive liberalism would view this microchip technology in health with the same social seriousness as cloning and patenting DNA and body structures. Medical ethics trumped any thought of profit.....social based market policy vs market based market policy. It was the Reagan Clinton neo-liberal takeover of the Republican and Democratic Party that moved to market based policy and dismantled all of these public protections and placed profit ahead of social good. AMERICA DOES NOT NEED GLOBAL MARKETS FOR JOBS----IT NEEDS TO REBUILD ITS DOMESTIC ECONOMY AND GET RID OF GLOBAL CORPORATIONS IN EACH STATE.
Telemedicine has truly become a global industry. According to a report by BCC Research, the global telemedicine market reached $11.6 billion in 2011, and is expected to triple to $27.3 billion by 2016. In the U.S., the passage of new health insurance laws has sparked an increased focus on the use of telemedicine as a tool to reduce healthcare costs and streamline patient care. Telemedicine technologies can help healthcare providers meet the expected increase in demand for medical care without causing unnecessary delays in treatment or requiring cutbacks in other areas. With the use of telecare devices, software and services, physicians can diagnose and treat patients quickly and efficiently – from anywhere in the world.
The use of telemedicine technology, which is steadily growing in popularity in the U.S., has far-reaching applications worldwide. Telecare equipment, such as examination cameras, remote monitoring devices, digital scopes, and mobile telemedicine carts, allow patients in remote locations greater access to quality healthcare. By bringing the physician to the patient, telemedicine is truly transforming the way we think about traditional patient care. It is no longer necessary for rural patients, who often have limited resources, to travel great distances in order to receive quality medical care.
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THIS TECHNOLOGY IS MOVING FORWARD AND WILL TAKE A REPRESSIVE TURN IF WE KEEP ALLOWING CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY. WHO SUPPORTS CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS AND THESE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MEDICAL POLICIES EACH ELECTION? NATIONAL LABOR UNION AND JUSTICE ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP.
Before I start on the technology and computer wiring of all public services with health care at the top of the list----let's remember how Clinton neo-liberals have taken control of our national justice organizations, both women and people of color. Look how all of these organizations have CONTRACEPTION as the top priority for women. Emily's List is a Hillary Clinton organization and who did Emily's List support in Maryland elections? Heather Mizeur and now Donna Edwards. The Planned Parenthood has Wall Street's deBlasio's wife at the head and National Organization of Women push Hillary Clinton and think Janet Napolitano is right for the Supreme Court----
MS MILITARY POLICING AND EQUIPMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NSA IN EVERY TELECOMM AND INTERNET INTERACTION NAPOLITANO. MS ----I AM THE HEAD OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH NO BACKGROUND IN EDUCATION BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT JOB TRAINING NAPOLITANO.
Sadly, we are at a time when people at the top of what used to be civil rights, women rights, and labor rights are Clinton neo-liberals working to dismantle all Constitutional rights with Trans Pacific Trade Pact. Keep in mind---this is not about funding women's choice in prescription contraception---and Republicans are the source of mandated birth control.
Planned Parenthood: Contraception suit 'unbelievable'
15 By Sam Baker - 05/21/12 06:29 PM EDT The Hill
“This isn’t a religious or political issue — it’s a medical issue, and that’s where we should keep it,” Richards said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting women’s access to preventive health services, including birth control, and we will work to ensure that no woman has to worry about how she will afford her next birth control prescription.”
The administration's policy requires most businesses to cover contraception in their employees' health plans. Churches and houses of worship are exempt. While religious-affiliated employers such as Catholic universities don't have to provide the coverage directly, their employees can get birth control through the insurance company, still without paying a co-pay or deductible.
Catholic groups challenging the mandate say passing the burden to insurers isn't sufficient. They want an exemption for all business owners who are Catholic.
The Health and Human Services Department based the mandate on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of healthcare experts. President Obama's healthcare law requires certain preventive services to be covered without a co-pay, and the IOM said contraception should be included among those preventive services.
Below you see two women who are tied to the most neo-liberal and neo-conservative of institutions and people. Pelosi is a Clinton neo-liberal extraordinaire and is completely Baltimore and Johns Hopkins in her politics. Cecile Richards has a history of working for Clinton neo-liberals. If you do not know about Trans Pacific Trade Pact and Affordable Care Act and the direction it takes health care ------global corporations behaving like Wall Street banks----she is the one that made sure you did not get that information. Think about the number of women falling off of health care access with these reforms and dismantling of Medicare and Medicaid----and you get Ms Richards getting out the vote for Clinton neo-liberals like Nancy Pelosi.
Ms Johnson hails from the Bush neo-conservative Yale---she is committed to EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES in health care-----
When we have our justice organizations headed by people graduated from the very Ivy League universities giving us global corporations and corporate rule----we have people in place to promote these Clinton neo-liberal and Bush neo-con policies. Women's health is more than contraception----it is the War on Poverty and Medicare and Medicaid that protected the poor and seniors a majority being women. You do not hear about the dismantling of these public health programs because these few decades have seen leaders promoting neo-liberal policies-----not progressive liberal policies.
THIS IS WHY AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW PUBLIC POLICY---ITS HISTORY AND THE CURRENT POLICY GOALS----THESE ARE THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHOULD BE SHOUTING-----TRANS PACIFIC TRADE PACT KILLS OUR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS AND ENDS NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC SERVICES AND PROGRAMS.
Before joining Planned Parenthood, Ms. Richards served as deputy chief of staff for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2004, she founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of 42 national grassroots organizations working to maximize registration, education, and voter participation.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is led by women and men committed to ensuring access to quality health care, education, and information for all individuals and families worldwide.
Together with a staff of experts in medicine, sexual health, advocacy, communications, and law, these leaders offer a robust vision and commonsense solutions designed to protect women’s health and safety and the basic human rights of us all.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America and
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Alexis McGill Johnson
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Ms. Johnson is currently the executive director at the American Values Institute, an Institute for America's Future project that uses evidence-based practices to combat prejudice in society. Graduate of Yale.
When the NOW supports a Clinton neo-liberal------it says to the American people---we are a corporate feminist group----not an equal protection and civil rights organization. Nowhere does NOW ever shout or educate as to the dismantling of equal protection and along with that civil rights, women's rights, and labor rights----the dismantling of War on Poverty and New Deal by Bill and Hillary. Nowhere does NOW tell how neo-liberalism around the world exploits, abuses, and enslaves women and children and Trans Pacific Trade Pact brings all of this to the US-----THAT IS WHAT A WOMAN'S ORGANIZATION WOULD HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE CLINTON'S AND NEO-LIBERALISM FOR THESE FEW DECADES IF NOT FOR LEADERSHIP THAT SUPPORTS NEO-LIBERALISM. Where does Affordable Care Act lead for women's health? A progressive NOW back in the 1960s and 70s would have been shouting about the dangers for women in the ACA.
If you look at O'Neill's history she is right there in the south-----and Maryland especially has been captured by neo-liberals and neo-cons for these few decades-----you see the Clinton neo-liberal hold on our national justice leadership. Progressive liberalism would not live in the southern states----that is why we have Clinton neo-liberals and absolutely no education of the health policy of Affordable Care Act and how it ties with Trans Pacific Trade Pact in dismantling Equal Protection and women's health programs.
Does any of these women's justice organizations educate as to microchip contraception and the dangers all of this medicine by bots will bring to what will be a super-majority of women? Absolutely no discussion from what would have been the organizations tasked to these ethical debates affecting women. IT IS HUGE----AND NO TALK. THAT IS BECAUSE CORPORATE FEMINISTS SEE THE PRODUCTS AND PROFIT AS THE DRIVER OF POLICY AND NOT WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
O’Neill’s feminist activism began in the 1990s, fighting right-wing extremists in the Deep South, including David Duke. She has served as president of Louisiana NOW and New Orleans NOW and as a member of the National Racial Diversity Committee. She is a past president of Maryland NOW and served on the NOW National Board twice, representing the Mid-South Region (2000-2001) and the Mid-Atlantic Region (2007-2009). O’Neill was NOW’s membership vice president from 2001 to 2005, when she oversaw NOW’s membership development program as well as finances and government relations.
NOW Prez: Hillary Set to Bring a ‘Sea Change to Our Politics’; Will Suffer More ‘Silly’ Attacks
Original Publication: By Curtis Houck, 1429228800 Author Chris Houck writes for NewsBusters: “Appearing on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O’Neill ripped critics of Hillary Clinton from the 1990s to the present for leveling “silly” attacks on the Democratic presidential candidate as she’s looking to “bring another sea change to our politics.””
Watch the full video of the interview with Terry O’Neill.
Supreme Court Tackles Obamacare Contraception Controversy Posted April 23rd, 2014
Terry O’Neill explains that Hobby Lobby and companies like it are using corporate “religious freedom” as an excuse to oppress workers’ rights.
NARAL-----National Abortion Rights
Now's the time for action. We have to ensure candidates like Hillary know we have their back when they stand up for pro-choice values.
Hillary’s in, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Will you thank Hillary for running and representing pro-choice values loud and proud?
The Affordable Care Act is the tool to bringing multinational corporations to the US and make accessible the American people to this global health system that covers mostly third world nations. So, telemedicine brings Americans to an online relationship with doctors not just to access doctors and health services in the US-----but to have global health insurance corporations tie the cheapest health care given to global partners. This is where telemedicine-----and remote microchips technology takes the American people. The rich of the world will access American first world medical institutions while 80% and more of Americans will be outsourced to lower cost international health care. Trans Pacific Trade Pact will allow those global health corporations to operate in the US as they do overseas-----so we will see the influx of foreign health corporations bringing their employees and treating them as they do in their own nations. US doctors will accept more and more foreign rich as their patients and charge whatever the market bears while Americans are tied to tiered health plans and health systems that can send them where they want. Johns Hopkins here in the US is well on its way to being exclusively a global health tourism institution mostly paid for by the Federal, state, and local taxpayers.
Send to: J Health Soc Behav. 2004;45 Suppl:136-57.
Multinational corporations and health care in the United States and Latin America: strategies, actions, and effects.
Jasso-Aguilar R1, Waitzkin H, Landwehr A.Author informationAbstract
In this article we analyze the corporate dominance of health care in the United States and the dynamics that have motivated the international expansion of multinational health care corporations, especially to Latin America. We identify the strategies, actions, and effects of multinational corporations in health care delivery and public health policies. Our methods have included systematic bibliographical research and in-depth interviews in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. Influenced by public policy makers in the United States, such organizations as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization have advocated policies that encourage reduction and privatization of health care and public health services previously provided in the public sector. Multinational managed care organizations have entered managed care markets in several Latin American countries at the same time as they were withdrawing from managed care activities in Medicaid and Medicare within the United States. Corporate strategies have culminated in a marked expansion of corporations' access to social security and related public sector funds for the support of privatized health services. International financial institutions and multinational corporations have influenced reforms that, while favorable to corporate interests, have worsened access to needed services and have strained the remaining public sector institutions. A theoretical approach to these problems emphasizes the falling rate of profit as an economic motivation of corporate actions, silent reform, and the subordination of polity to economy. Praxis to address these problems involves opposition to policies that enhance corporate interests while reducing public sector services, as well as alternative models that emphasize a strengthened public sector
Think about all we know about TPP and how it affects health policy in the US and around the world----then think about the Affordable Care Act and the mandates tied to building the cheapest model to deliver health care----and we know that will lead to microchip and forced remote medicine----and ask----WHY WOULD NATIONAL WOMEN ORGANIZATIONS NOT HAVE BEEN OUT FRONT IN EDUCATING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT HOW BAD THESE POLICIES ARE? THE ANSWER IS THE CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL LEADERSHIP WORKING FOR HILLARY CLINTON.
IT IS AS IMPORTANT THESE DAYS TO KNOW WHO NOT TO LISTEN TO AS WE REBUILD OUR PROGRESSIVE LABOR AND JUSTICE CONTROL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!
TPP would make health care even more expensive, less accountable, less accessible
June 21, 2013Health Council of the General Welfare Branch
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a deal that is being secretly negotiated by the White House, with help from more than 600 corporate advisors, and Pacific Rim nations including Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Chile, Peru, Australia and New Zealand. While the TPP is being called a trade agreement, the United States already has trade agreements covering 90 percent of the GDP of the countries involved in the talks. Instead, the TPP is a major power grab by large corporations.
The text of the TPP includes 29 chapters, only five of which concern trade. The remaining chapters are focused on changes that multinational corporations have not been able to pass in Congress such as restrictions on internet privacy, increased patent protections, greater access to litigation and further financial deregulation.
So far, all that is known about the contents of the TPP is from documents that have been leaked and reports from non-governmental organizations and industry meetings. Unlike other trade deals, the White House refuses to make the text available to the public. In fact, the negotiators refuse to publish the text until four years after it is signed into law.
From the information available, one thing is clear about the impacts of the TPP on health care. The intention of the TPP is to enhance and protect the profits of medical and pharmaceutical corporations without regard for the harmful effects their policies will have on human health.
We know that the TPP will extend pharmaceutical and medical device patents and provide other tools to keep the prices of these necessities high. This will make medications and treatments unaffordable for millions of people and raise the costs of national health programs, including public health systems in the U.S.. At its worst, the TPP will provide a pathway to infect the world’s health systems with the deadly parasite of for-profit health corporations that plague the United States.
The major health threats posed by the TPP include:
- Extensive patent protections. Through the TPP, pharmaceutical and medical device corporations are seeking extensive patent protections using a process known as ‘Evergreening.’ The TPP gives twenty years of patent protection for pharmaceuticals and medical devices; however, patents can be renewed for another twenty years each time there is a change in an indication or delivery.
- Doctors without Borders criticized this practice, stating that patent protections in previous trade agreements raised the price of life-saving medications and made them unavailable to people in poorer countries. Patents prevent the production of low cost generic forms of medications.
- Because of the negative impact on public health from patent protections in previous trade agreements, such as the Korea Free Trade Agreement, former President Bush rolled some of these practices back. Unfortunately, the TPP will move them forward again. In fact, the TPP goes farther to require patents on surgical techniques, medical tests and treatments.
- Prevention of necessary innovation. Doctors without Borders also expressed concern that patent protections encourage innovation based on profit instead of on the needs of people, particularly those in poor nations. Corporations do not see it as in their financial interest to address health conditions more prevalent in poor nations which do not have the financial resources to buy their products. But it is often in these situations where treatment can have the greatest impact on quality of life.
- Attack on public health systems. An area of great concern is language within the TPP concerning State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). These are institutions that are fully or partially owned by governments, which could include public health systems.
- Corporate lobbyists are concerned that SOEs have ‘unfair advantages’ over private industry. These advantages include government subsidies, preferred tax status, low finance rates and access to capital. According to a leaked chapter, corporate lobbyists believe that there is a conflict of interest because SOEs have political considerations such as functioning to provide basic goods and services for their population and believe that instead SOEs should operate strictly as commercial entities.
- The TPP requires SOEs to disclose any special advantages they receive and the government to give the same advantages to corporations. It also provides methods for corporations to sue governments if they believe that they are not being treated fairly.
- Text from a section of the TPP called “Annex on Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Healthcare Technologies” was leaked in June, 2011. It reveals that medical industries are pushing on all fronts to keep their prices and prevent public health systems from negotiating to keep prices affordable. To medical industries, price negotiation is one of the ‘unfair advantages’ of public health systems. When a public health system negotiates a lower price, it is said to be exerting its market power. On the flip side, when a government extends patent protections to medical industries, this is not considered to be a use of market power by the industry.
- Greater control over reimbursement. Medical industries are pushing for other concessions within the TPP to ‘level the playing field,” also known as forcing public entities to operate as market-based entities, such as factoring the cost of not just research, development and production of drugs and medical devices but also the cost of marketing them into what is considered to be a fair market price. And they only view prices negotiated without any government influence as fair. These provisions are significant because the TPP allows pharmaceutical corporations and others to challenge the legitimacy of any reimbursement decisions made by public health systems through the courts.
- Patent and price protections for multinational pharmaceutical and medical device corporations based in the U.S. will benefit their bottom line and their investor’s pockets, but may bounce back and undermine public health systems in the U.S.. The leaked text indicates that the above provisions only apply to health authorities under the jurisdiction of the federal government. However, the loop holes are large enough that all of the U.S. public health systems, which include Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and the Veterans Health Administration, can arguably be considered to be federal.
Therefore, the Health Council of the Green Shadow Cabinet opposes provisions within the TransPacific Partnership that make profit more important than public health. We oppose all provisions that restrict access to necessary medications, medical tests and treatments. Rather than the expansion of patent protections, there should be increased sharing of medical knowledge to promote improved global public health.