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FOR MY SMOKING FRIENDS, AND THOSE THAT DO NOT SMOKE AND MAY BE INTERESTED IN MY STORY

My 3 regular specialists in the large medical group I am enrolled in are awesome. I had a problem with 3 other specialists brought in for consultation.

– One doctor last year saying, “You know soon no doctor will be allowed to treat you if you do not stop smoking.” He is a podiatrist who did not help me with an ingrown toenail.
– Another surgeon who was the 2nd surgeon on a team of 2 had “no problem” with my smoking before the surgery, and it was discussed. He also had no problem taking the money my 2 insurances paid – but he belittled, and bullied me for 3 years after the surgery.
– And another specialist recently gave me a fifteen minute tirade about how he would not do surgery on me because I smoke (even though my many surgeries have been a success in spite of what he thinks about smoking). He refused to tell me the results of my Upright Open MRI until I quit smoking. He insinuated I needed surgery, but would not do it on me until I quit smoking. He was unbelievably arrogant, belittling, and harassing in his demeanor – and got just short of completely in my face at the end of the consultation.

So I wrote a letter briefly praising my 3 regular specialists, and then giving a blow by blow account of 3 consultations over 3 years that had specialists belittling me, harassing me, and bullying me – and two did not do the consults for which they were paid to do.

I wrote a letter to the head Administrator of the large medical group, and in that letter among other things regarding my care I included the following about my smoking – this is an excerpt from the middle of the very long expose/letter:

…     I looked up the government’s study and results regarding cigarette smoking. I was interested in the section regarding addiction – which is a very lengthy read. It talks about how many just cannot quit. Through many attempts in the late 80’s and early 90’s to quit smoking, without good result, I discovered each time that I became horribly ill. The longest attempt was 3 weeks, and I was horribly ill for a little over 3 weeks. The discovery that I could not be hypnotized was the most interesting aspect of these really awful attempts to quit. Other aids for cessation that I used at different times: pills, patches, and gum. I had adverse effects from the pills; and I cheated regularly on the patches, and on the gum. It is important to note the following, which the government study on this cigarette / nicotine addiction supports:

  • I am truly addicted to cigarettes / nicotine, and it is more difficult for women to quit.
  • My parents were chain smokers – and if you buy into second hand smoke – this would explain that my addiction is a 62 year / entire life addiction – and possibly why I tolerate it so well. It also explains why I started smoking soon after leaving my childhood home for married life. At that time the majority of my friends, co-workers, and family were (some still are) cigarette smokers. I believe that I am the person who simply cannot quit an entire life addiction.
  • I have been living with pain for over 35 years, and cigarettes are a large part of my many years success of controlling pain – a large part of my pain management in the form of instant comfort – even allowing me to work with pain over twenty years – almost always having business owners whom I worked with also smoked, and I was allowed to smoke in my office. My quality of life has been amazing because of my faith, my wonderful 20 year marriage, my xxxxxxxx doctors, and my ability to find means of comfort / pain control: cigarettes, reading, long hot soaks in a tub, etc. [The government report supports this thesis that cigarettes are an effective tool against pain, and therefore quitting is almost impossible. Weighing the good against the bad is impossible for someone who is not the patient.]
  • Between my husband’s awesome fight against his stage 4 Prostate Cancer, and my own struggle with numerous [4] degenerative diseases, I can see little benefit of creating any misery in my life via attempts to stop a 62 year addiction. I believe we must choose our battles wisely, and pick the ones we have a good chance of success. [The government report supports that under long term stress, cigarette smoking is a stress relieving tool.]

It is my opinion that every person is unique, and treatment plans are also unique to each person. I am defined by much more than my diseases. I do not believe that Dr. xxxxxx was interested in knowing who I am or why smoking cessation is not a good idea for me. None of us live forever. When my Creator takes me home to be with Him will be an occasion for joy. I depend on my physicians to help me live the best quality of life I can live with my [4] degenerative diseases, and my human frailties / faults. We all know there are no cures for any of the degenerative diseases I have.

I do take issue with the propaganda that makes people believe I am a burden on society. I am the good citizen that worked hard for 45 years, and purchased medical insurance for myself and my family. The high rates I paid were to help those less fortunate than myself who did not have insurance. After a little research, I have come to the conclusion that older folks who pass on due to medical diseases, all use much more medical assistance before they pass on – not just the ones that smoke.  …

AND ALMOST AT the end of my long letter I asked these questions:

  • …     Is it XXXXXXXXXXXXXX policy that patients that smoke will not be provided medical services by individual doctors, specialties, or in general?
  • Where individual doctors have a particular prejudice against smokers is it XXXXXXXXXXXX policy to allow these doctors to refuse treatment to patients.  If it is, is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX keeping records of these physicians so that patients that choose to smoke are not referred to them for treatment?
  • Where a patient that chooses to smoke is referred to one of the physicians with significant prejudice regarding smoking does XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX agree that the extent of treatment during these appointments should be to lecture the patient rather than to discuss the medical issue that required the referral, or refer the patient to another doctor in the same specialty that is not so negatively disposed toward patients that choose to smoke? …

THEIR REPLY to my long letter (I saw no reason to share the details of my entire letter in minutia with you – but it was six typed pages in addition to what I have shared with you):

“Ms. Walters – I’m sorry that your visits with XXXX, XXXX and XXXXX were not satisfactory. I have also copied our Medical Director for clinical review.  You should receive a written response from the Medical Director after completion of his review.  Thank you.”

THAT WAS APRIL 3, 2015 and I have not received a response yet.
I will share their response with you when I receive it if possible / plausible.

I see someone posted something in FB about the “death panels” not happening.
It is called Whole Lives Medicine, and if you read Obamacare you will find it. I did spend a couple of paragraphs of my letter saying that Americans do not believe that Americans will allow Whole Lives Medicine to be implemented – especially by Administrators instead of physicians. The first doctor in my letter is basically hoping this will happen so he can tell me he will not treat me. Time will tell if such inhumane acts will be fulfilled as to how it is described in Obamacare.
THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US. If they believe they will turn me away because I smoke – soon they will turn you away because you EAT TOO MUCH, or because you race cars / sky dive / play dangerous sports / etc., or because you refuse DNA screening to find out if you have the genes that tell them you will probably have this disease or that disease, NEED I GO ON? Use your imagination. The very young and the old will no longer receive many, many, many procedures, medications, and surgeries if it is implemented. They want to pick and choose who gets the precious medical care available.
These same people who are screaming about equal rights for certain peoples regarding medical care (and other minority choices), are the same ones who want to say medical care will not be wasted on the young, the old, the ones who do not eat and drink as they are told, the ones that DO NOT THINK the way they are told to think, etc. etc. etc. They do not believe in God; they think they are god.

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I KNOW WHEN LIFE BEGINS . . .

In this time between the celebration of our Lord’s birth, and His resurrection, the truth of Communion keeps coming to my mind.  In remembrance of our Lord . . .

“Matthew 26:26 – 29 (KJV) And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Satan’s desire to thwart God’s plans shows itself in millennium before, and since Jesus time on Earth with mankind. Prophecies regarding our Lord and human history have been interwoven with man’s fiction to create all manner of Cults and grouping of men hell bent on destroying the truth by deception. Not least of which are those that ridicule Communion. For Christian believers, this emotional event is in remembrance of our Lord coming to be with us in human form, and the work of the Cross. In sacrificing His life-blood to cover our sins, He is our savior and our redeemer.

In thinking on this, there was something in this reality of the Lord’s shed blood that I was missing. Then it came to me – the simplest of thoughts – the dimension of life that we all know, but somehow our Supreme Court couldn’t seem to grasp when deciding Roe vs. Wade . . . without blood, there is no beating heart, or working organs in our bodies. Without blood coursing through our veins, there is no life to the body that houses our souls. The Supremes in Roe vs. Wade would not define when life began, and made their decision based on THAT! So very clever a ruse as has ever been perpetrated on mankind.

If you are Christian, the new fetus in our womb is the moment life begins inside our body. We know that we existed in God’s knowing before that moment: “Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.”

As it turns out, if you are not Christian, the same “moment of life” beginning inside our body is true. I found it easily. I even found it in a source that every school child can find – the Encyclopedia Britannica:

“In the human embryo, the first site of blood formation is the yolk sac. Later in embryonic life, the liver becomes the most important red blood cell-forming organ, but it is soon succeeded by the bone marrow”

Where there is human blood forming, there is life – Period. I further learned that the child’s DNA is in that new blood – the child’s DNA is unique, and wholly separate from the DNA of the mother. We each have God’s truth coursing through our veins. The lie was created to thwart God’s plan, and our shame for allowing this is almost too great to bear. If we ask His forgiveness, we will be forgiven . . . but to continue – is to ask for His wrath. Why we have not heard this from every Christian pulpit in America, I cannot even begin to understand. We are to be diligent truth finders – and this one wasn’t hard to find.

This new government program nicknamed Obamacare promotes the death of our unborn children. Court cases are being fought to force Christians to participate in abortion funding, and distribution. This fact should have been the first clue of the deception of the entire program. After centuries of medical research to improve and extend our lives, social medicine seeks not only to deny men, women, and children equally of these medicinal miracles, but to force participation in the death of unborn miracles. It will not be doctors deciding what medical miracles you may or may not have, it will be brain washed, and power infused administrators. This political disaster has come into fruition because of evil intent by giving the glorious illusion of redistribution of health care, when, in the full implementation of Obamacare – as evidenced in the wording of the bill, even that is a lie.

As we approach these weeks before Easter, I ask you to pray on this daily. I believe in miracles . . . especially when more than just a couple of us are praying together. God bless you.

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ENOUGH ROPE?

As each day passes, and the White House expands on it’s Mean Spiritedness inflicted on Americans – I think this is fast becoming what my Daddy taught me – Giving them enough rope to hang themselves.
The Debt Ceiling has been raised for 6 weeks to extend the opportunity for the Senate and Obama to do the right thing by the American people. We are only asking for fair. In a huge dealing of unfairness to American Citizens – Obama cronies, Large Corporations, Unions and Congress were either exempted or delayed a year . . . the American People want that same year delay so Americans can let their Congress know how they feel about the bill that HAD TO BE PASSED BEFORE ANYONE COULD READ IT. Now that America has read it, it isn’t what we were told by any stretch of the imagination.
FOLKS, we are winning. Keep calling your Senators and Reed’s office and tell them you want fairness, and at minimum a year’s delay on Obamacare for everyone in America, not just the powerful; and you do not want any Obamacare that is not good enough for those in Congress.

Copyright © 2013 by Juanita Holloway-Walters
All Rights Reserved

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HATS OFF TO MR CAVUTO AT FOX:

Mr. Cavuto’s Commentary – BRAVO MR. CAVUTO:
” Obama’s henchman, Senator Harry Reid, and Senate Democrats have not passed a budget in four years. The Senate’s obstructionist, do-nothing policy has refused every attempt of the House to make reasonable changes to the Un-Affordable Health Care Act that would be approved by the people. Changes need to be made such as giving the same waivers to the people as given to the large corporations, Congressional members, and federal workers.

This Administration has refused to keep the National Parks open, resulting in tremendous loss of revenue to lodging and restaurants within the park and ruining the vacations of thousands of tourists; barricaded the World War II Memorial to shut out Honor Tours of WWII veterans; and threatened Veteran’s Administration funding, among many others. Then we have establishment Republicans like Senators Peter King, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others viciously attacking Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul and Congressman Louie Gohmert, who have been bold enough to stand their ground and serving as the voice of the people who elected them to the Senate and elected the House majority. When have we ever seen the Democrats shoot their own? It doesn’t happen!

It is despicable that 79 senators, including Texas Senator John Cornyn, voted YES on cloture, giving Harry Reid what he wanted! Conservative PACs and the RNC need to run hard-hitting TV ads on the mainstream media late night shows like Leno and Letterman explaining to the people which Party is destroying America if the out-of-control spending is not reined in before the debt limit ceiling is voted.

If not now, when? If not led by the Republicans, who, and why not? Read below what Neil Cavuto told the President.

Neal Cavuto of Fox News explained to President Obama why he, Barack Obama, not Fox News, is responsible for the problems with Obamacare and the debt..

Obama is blaming Fox News for 2/3 of the country disliking Obamacare. Here’s Neil Cavuto’s explanation, and it is great. If you don’t understand what is bad about ObamaCare, please read his comments, and you will understand.

Mr. President, Fox News isn’t what’s making Americans sick about your healthcare law. Your healthcare law is. Welcome, everybody, I’m Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it’s time we set some things straight.

Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn’t sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?

President Barack Obama:  “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”

Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who’ve been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage. Fox News didn’t break that news to them, Mr. President. Their companies did.

Fox News didn’t push more of those firms to hire part-time workers. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn’t incentivize fast food restaurants to scale back their benefits. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn’t make doctors want to opt out. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn’t make insurance premiums sky rocket. Your healthcare law did. Just like Fox News didn’t grant hundreds of exemptions to companies that needed them. You did. And Fox News didn’t delay one key provision after another, including online enrollment for those small business exchanges. You did.

Just like it wasn’t Fox News that said we had to pass this to see what was in this. You did. Or was that Nancy Pelosi? Sometimes I’m confused. But of this I am not. Fox News didn’t re-do basic math. Sir, you did. Fox News didn’t say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums. You did. Fox News didn’t say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it. You did. Fox News didn’t all but say you could get something for nothing. You did. Fox News didn’t come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes. You did.

Here’s where you are right about Fox News, however, Mr. President. We can do math. And did. You cannot. And did not. We said it, and proved it. You didn’t. And we’re all suffering for it. Take it from the numbers guy at Fox. Numbers don’t lie. The number of Americans working part-time and nervous. The number of retirees days away from being dumped on exchanges and anxious. The number of company bosses with any news to pass along on those exchanges, but still clueless. The number of doctors who want out. The number of congressmen now opting out. No, Mr. President, none of those numbers lie.

But with all due respect sir, I can only conclude you do know; I know, I know you hate us at Fox. But please take a look in a mirror, and fast. You think we’re the skunk at your picnic. But that doesn’t mean we’re the ones that stink. Because that smell isn’t coming from the folks reporting on your law. Mr. President, that smell is your law.”

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OBAMACARE 101 — WITH AN IMMIGRATION CHASER (Don’t you like a chaser after you have been virtually screwed?)

On a video of Dr. Chuck Missler, my favorite Biblical Commentator
– he gives us some excellent quotes. This one he
attributed to Donald Trump – though not confirmed . . .
“Let me get this straight:
We are going to be “gifted” with a health care plan
We are forced to purchase
AND fined, if we don’t;
Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people,
Without adding a single new doctor,
BUT provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
Written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it,
Passed by a Congress that didn’t read it –
BUT exempted themselves from it,
AND signed by a President who smokes . . .
With funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes,
For which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect,
By a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
All to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
And financed by a country that’s broke!”

So, I say to you that “Progressivism” and “Liberalism” is a mental disorder
(thank you Michael Savage for that term), of pandemic proportions. I rest
my case. Americans must be either mentally ill, stupid, or yellow bellied scared weenies to put up with this crap!

Go ahead – quote me on that. The only thing missing in that excellent little
speech – OBAMACARE WAS CONFIRMED BY A CROOKED CHIEF – SUPREME
WHO WAS REPORTED BY HIS GOOD FRIEND WHO SAID ROBERTS
WAS GOING TO GIVE THE OPINION THAT OBAMACARE IN IT’S ENTIRITY IS
UNCONSTITUTIONAL . . . AND AT THE LAST MINUTE CHANGED HIS OPINION.
I would love to know how many “pieces of silver” Roberts sold his soul for.
He does not have the posture of a man who is protecting the lives of his
loved ones – but, I will at least say this could be a remote possibility.

THE LIFE CHANGING QUESTION FOR EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN IS THIS:
Is this the beginning of you working less than 30 hours a week so
employers can get around this monstrosity?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/part-time-workers-obamacare_n_3210321.html
An alarming shortage of physicians is already in the works. How is this going to affect you and your
loved ones?
http://dickmorris.rallycongress.com/5420/
Do the many taxes in Obamacare affect you and your family? Check it out . . .
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION . . .
How do you feel about the hard working middle class being forced to pay other American’s bills?
I thought we outlawed slavery in the 19th century.
TODAY you can ask yourself this also . . .
If the Immigration Bill is passed, how much more can you give? The cost to the American tax payer
is in the trillions – estimates are between 2 trillion and 7 trillion – depending on who is doing the calculating.
History has taught us that when the bill comes in for government handouts, it is always much greater than
budgeted for . . .

Are you ready?

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