Health Care

GiN/NE Medicaid Expansion:  Birth of an Entitlement Nation

The purpose of this article is to sketch a short history of Medicaid.  Why?

“We study the past to understand the present; we understand the present to guide the future.”     — William Lund

Nebraskans are, even now, being asked to sign a petition to put the question of whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program on the ballot and, if a sufficient number of signatures are secured, we all will be asked to vote the proposition up or down in the November general election.  It is impossible to make an informed decision on this issue without examining the life cycle of the Medicaid program:  its birth and subsequent development, how it looks today, and where the proponents of Medicaid expansion would have us take it in the future.  This article will address Medicaid’s creation and subsequent development.  Two future articles will describe where the program currently stands within the state and how the Nebraska Medicaid program will look if expanded as proposed in the initiative petition.[…]

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GiN:  NE Medicaid Expansion:  The Race is On (AGAIN)

Back on January 17, 2013, I published an article here at the GiN website entitled “NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On.”  I followed up with an entire series of articles detailing why Medicaid expansion is an uncommonly bad idea.  Those articles were widely read and, I believe, effective in helping to prevent Medicaid expansion […]

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R3publicans: Former FDA Doctor Interview: You Need to Know THIS About Vaccines | Dr Jay Nielsen MD

Listen to this doctor who gives level headed advice on vaccinations, diet, immune health, shingles, and the medical community in general. He discusses the history and the origins of the CDC. He has a lot of research experience as well as clinical expertise to offer. He tells what vaccines are important and cautions on too many to fast in child development years. He shares his success in treating shingles with B-12 over the years. Great reference video for those making decisions about vaccinating their children.

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MuskogeePolitico:  Samaritan Ministries hits 250,000-member milestone

Cards and notes sent to us by fellow Samaritan Ministries members who shared one of our medical needs in 2015.Longtime readers may remember that my wife and I are members of Samaritan Ministries, a health care sharing ministry for Christians. We left t…

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[Editor’s note:  I had a brief but very positive experience with Samaritan Ministries in 2017 just prior to going to Medicare.  Thanks to Jamison Faught for his recommendation and to others as well.  I highly recommend that you check them out not only for the cost savings to you, but for the blessing you are to other believers involved./sc]
MuskogeePolitico:  State Senate approves Medicaid reform bill

Senate approves Medicaid reform bill

Brecheen says savings could fund $1,400 teacher pay raise

Oklahoma leads 25 other states in the percentage of citizen’s personal income spent on welfare but is only higher than eight other states in the percentage spe…

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R3publicans:  Court Decision Could Lead to EPA Banning Water Fluoridation

Most municipalities today fluoridate the water they supply to the people in their communities. That is unfortunate since there is no evidence that drinking fluorine helps prevent tooth decay, and it is a highly toxic substance. I have personally requested our town leaders in Bartlesville to reconsider their policy of deliberately introducing fluorine in our water supply. They would not even look at the data I offered. They obviously have been drinking the Coolaid and the Fluoride that the EPA has been pushing. Perhaps that will be changing if the lawsuit to ban fluoride wins it’s case. Read the article below.

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FGST:  50-Year-Old Man Cures Lung Cancer With Cannabis Oil  #Yeson788

Not too long ago, a 50-year-old man from Illinois was diagnosed with “incurable inoperable” lung and pericardial heart sac cancer. The doctors told him he had about a year to live, but could opt to undergo chemotherapy to extend his life.

As you may or may not know, the survival rate of lung cancer is incredibly grim. It is estimated that the prognosis for Stage IA non-small cell lung cancer is less than 50%. Sadly, this drops as the cancer progresses. For a Stage IV patient, the likelihood of recovery is 1%.

Aware of the odds against him, patient Darren Miller decided to supplement his chemotherapy treatments with cannabis oil. Clearly, he didn’t just want to extend his life, he wanted to save it.

After researching the benefits of cannabis oil and reading hundreds of other peoples’ personal stories of healing, Miller was confident the treatment was right for him.

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Summary via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – 50-Year-Old Man Cures Lung Cancer With Cannabis Oil