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They’ve made the news and set off another time bomb in the health care debate. What doesn’t?

I personally swore off of having mammograms years ago. My objection to having them is that, first of all, they hurt like the dickens, and I don’t trust the results. When I once reviewed my own personal, medical records I found that I came across as a very difficult patient.

It was amazing to me how my medical history showcased the words “refused mammograms” like that’s all that matters. “Refused mammograms” was in those records over and over again, like I was some kind of freak or something.

And it’s true. I DID decide never to have another mammogram after the second one. My breasts were placed in a torture chamber and transformed thereby.

And I’m sure that most old people are difficult patients. We’ve gotten pretty used to our body by now and, besides, we’ve overcome a lot of fears. It’s fear that fuels the giant machine that’s bankrupting our country, the big brothers, insurance companies and pharmaceuticals.

This news about limiting mammograms sounds like somebody has found a way for the mammogram industry to benefit “big brother” (see my recent post) even if it’s to the detriment of the people. If nothing else, the news alone is spreading more fear and more anger.

Let’s just not buy into it. It’s a flash in the pan. Here today, gone tomorrow.

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It’s that time of year again. It always makes me sick.

Every year on November 15 th a six-week-long window opens when older folks can change our current insurance plans. We have to do it before December 31st or IT’S TOO LATE.  (Sound a little like Big Brother?)  This year I think that’s actually pretty funny!

The greatest genius among us seniors has no idea what insurance we have already, leave alone what we’ll have by January 1. We’ve been manipulated, people. We’ve been led to believe that you HAVE to have Prescription Drug Insurance, for example. You don’t. It’s an option. It’s always been an option. (Big Brother?) If you don’t WANT it, call and cancel it, NOW.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty fed-up with a few insurance companies and all pharmaceutical companies having us by the “short hairs” as the crude saying goes. This is not what Medicare was supposed to be. My parents had the Medicare that was supposed to be.

They got sick; they went to the hospital; Medicare picked up the bill. Yes, ALL of the bill. No paperwork, no claims, no question.

How can we have come so far from that original Medicare plan? Well, I’m afraid that we’ve attracted some PARASITES along the way. There is no other word for the insurance companies and pharmaceuticals who are blackmailing the good ole U.S.A. and having their way with the senior citizens of America.

They say that these special interest groups are spending one and a half million dollars a month paying filibusterers in order to maintain their control over America. If that’s not the dreaded “Big Brother,” I don’t know what would be.

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