Really, Nancy?

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently informed the nation that July Fourth isn’t just for fireworks and independence any more. It is also the day we should “celebrate” Obamacare.

Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is “health independence” day, too.

From the San Francisco lady herself. Do we need any more proof that progressives really want us to forget the history of our country? Here’s what she said in a press briefing recorded by CSPAN….

“Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.

This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.

So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”

Yes, Nancy, I will certainly be celebrating health independence…independence from an oppressive, tyrannical federal government that deserves all the de-funding I and every other red-blooded, freedom-loving  American can and should muster. Godspeed to you.

I’d post her photo, but I don’t want to. Instead I will post this…

What it's really all about.

What it’s really all about.

….as the list of the People’s grievances continues to grow…..

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About Those New Medical Codes

The Blaze did some fact checking about Senator Rand Paul’s hilarious speech (see my prior post). It seems his references to these codes being implemented by Obamacare are not exactly accurate. The codes the U.S. uses number at 18,000. These codes are organized by the World Health Organization under the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. The U.S. currently operated on ICD-9.

The coding scheme Sen. Paul was referring to was ICD-10, written many years ago and is the sytem that most of the world currently operates on. Its implementation here was approved under the Bush administration in 2008 but was pushed back to 2013. The Obama administration has now pushed it back to October of 2014 to give doctors more time to prepare for the changes.

Here is a complete list of the codes if you wish to look them over.

Classifications

The view of some in the government is this increase in the number of codes is expected to increase the cost of compliance, unduly burden the system even more, and do nothing to improve healthcare.