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Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 12:35 PM PDT

Fair Taxing & Occupy Wall Street

by Dr Brown

Starting only this year September 17 Occupy Wall Street has spread as metastatic growth to a multitude of cities in the United States. A momentous fruition of this movement deserves nativity, specifically a 40 % federal income tax on all monies over a couple of million  including capital gains.  http://occupywallst.org/ proclaims, Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”

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A system of no-fault medical malpractice has thrived for over 50 years in the U.S. and never with a meaningful Congressional enactment or Supreme court ruling that lessened the historical expansion of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to protect citizenry in state courts in tort malpractice actions. The FTCA allows private parties to sue the United States in a federal court for most torts committed by persons acting on behalf of the United States.Besides employees of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Veterans Administration, the FTCA usually covers individuals working for the Postal Service, Federal Aviation Administration and those employed by the Indian Health Service. Here the suit is brought against the United States and not the individual or entity said to have caused the malpractice.

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Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 11:35 AM PST

Mea Culpa and up to date Medical Care

by Dr Brown

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) are to be taken to task for having never pointed out to our kindred brethren, lawyers, that 18th century, up to date medical care, then was: kind nursing, nourishment, the care of wounds, keeping the sick away from people with pox, herbs, leeches and sundry other modalities, perhaps blood letting. As this writer was not wont to do, reading and studying the Constitution, until Senator Byrd on TV pointed and stared and admonished, you and you, read it as he waved the his little book. So he and with his fellow members of the AMA did miss the boat, too. This is certainly the mea culpa for this writer.
18th century up to date medical care had so little to offer, when contrasted with the modalities of medical care that came to be available, more and more, year by year thereafter, that it would seem that there was no up to date medical care then available to colonists.

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Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 03:36 PM PST

The Ninth Amendment and its Meaning

by Dr Brown

Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg in the concurring opinion Griswold v. Connecticut (1966) wrote that the language and history of the Ninth Amendment demonstrate that the Framers of the Constitution intended the judiciary to protect certain unwritten liberties with the same zeal that courts must protect those liberties expressly referenced in the Bill of Rights. Unwritten liberties are essentially synonymous for implicit rights. There is no exact number of implicit rights, certainly more than a dozen. For the book about finished Health Care & Obama, Dr Gerald J. Brown MD has copied 36, but not quite all of them, from a listing of such compiled by the Constitution Society, San Pedro San Antonio, TX Some of them copied were Not to be killed; Not to be injured or abused;. To move freely;. To assemble peaceably;. To keep and bear arms;. To assemble in an independent well-disciplined militia; To communicate with the world. The writer makes note that up to date Medical Care has been there unrecognized from the beginning.

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From the earliest beginning of our country, even later during the early years of our Revolutionary War, there can be found not rarely, not uncommonly, manifestations of a universal caring of health care among the populace. It is as if it were just a natural thing for most to do, a natural right. One can feel this even from the reading," This hospital environment was usually set up in a local home or community near the army's encampment. (Local citizenry could also have taken in a soldier or two, simply aiding a fellow human being and without being designated as a "hospital" location.)" This is written at the Thompson-Neely House, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution, "The Bill of Rights", were ratified on December 15, 1791. The Ninth Amendment, the Rule of construction of the Constitution states: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people

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The mean of the chief industrial nations of the world, leaving out the United States since it is such a gross outlier, spend 9.4% of their gross domestic product (GDP) on health care. Yet, bottom line they have much better health care results for its citizens than the U.S. Eyeballing it, the only significant reasons for this is that the averages of these nations have a single payer health care system payer and have a no fault national tort system. The U.S. has neither. If the Congress of our Country would rescue its citizens in this battle for an updated health care system as regarding these co-modalities, then the U.S. should be able to join the other industrialized countries of the world and experience a terrific upgrading for its citizens in health care with it then spending but 9,4% of GDP. Per Wikipedia the U.S. spent 15.3% of GDP on health care in 2006 and is projected to spend 19.5% of its GDP by 2017.

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Gerald J. Brown, MD has said Health Care & Obama, the book he’s writing will be finished when the health care bill is signed. The writer feels it warranted to point to, in the Senate bill that passed December 24, 2009; the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act); H.R. 1721, the following words found on page 1926:
The purpose of this title is to establish a national voluntary insurance program for purchasing
community living assistance and supports in order to—
(1) provide individuals with functional limitations with tools that will allow them to maintain their personal and financial independence and live in the community through a new financing strategy for community living assistance services and supports;
(2) establish an infrastructure that will help address the Nation’s community living assistance and supports needs;
(3) alleviate burdens on family caregivers ; and
(4) address institutional bias by providing a financing mechanism that supports personal choice and independence to live in the community.
This, the CLASS Act, the late Senator Edward Kennedy fought for up until
he died.

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Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 05:51 PM PST

NO, then Out You Go

by Dr Brown

The author, Gerald J. Brown, MD says, "As a proud American I am equally proud to allow our President, my President, and family the super best health care. But the author believes all Congressional legislators should be asked and monitored as to his/her response to this question; will you support the proposition, that you and your family will have the same health care as all other citizens? It is a tool for diluting money flow his or her way for election and reelection efforts and emoluments otherwise, often possible to receive when leaving office, as lobbyist or executive of a large corporation or whatever. Private monies are not to be allowed for spending on health care in this country except for toothpaste and other such sundries.

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Dr Gerald J. Brown MD, the author of Health Care & Obama near completion wrote a few days back of the bleak status of heath care in the U.S. In this Kos diary he bluntly writes how he envisages the problem can be optimally handled. The Congress needs immediately a law establishing a single-payer health care system. This will cut the cost of medical care right off in the area of 18%. President Obama has reflected knowledge of what a positive contribution a single payer system could be in bringing down the cost of health care. Medicare and the VA health care system can be looked upon as how a single-payer system would function. Leading functionaries of the Party of No appear not to say even a squeak about taking from those in these medical modalities where the majority treasures them so much.

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Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 06:12 PM PST

Health Care in the Lobster Pot

by Dr Brown

Dr Gerald J. Brown MD, the author of Health Care and Obama near completion has decided to put a little meat on the bone for his writing in Daily Kos. So he writes: a man is indeed confused when he cannot tell the right breast from the left; and so it is with liberals with the latest Senate enactment, at the cusp of legislative efforts going back over a century, seeking a societal enactment for the health needs of the citizens of our nation. The Party of No has been so successful from its perspective with its framing of the pending law that liberals can feel entrapped as crustaceans in a lobster pot.
It is really pitiful that our country cannot crawl out of its deep hole of such a deficiency of health care among the score of leading economic countries in the world, where we spend so much more than the others measured in terms of gross national product (GNP) and yet be found at the bottom in health care results

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Gerald J. Brown, MD the author of a soon to be finished writing on health insurance entitled Medical Care & Obama in which he comes forth strongly for the efforts of bygon President Harry S. Truman, when early Thursday 12/17/09 he subscribed to the thinking of Dr. Howard Dean.
Now retired, Dr. Brown for many years practiced in Orlando at the Orlando Clinic as a Family Physician. With the other four physicians in the group, they were hired by Walt Disney World to be on site doctors for the building of Epcot. For four years total, for two terms of two years each, he was Chairman of the Family Practice Section at the Orange Regional Medical Center. Dr. Brown would urge the President to ask Dr. Dean to head the country's effort to get a health care system. Dr. Brown has not talked or contacted Dr. Dean about this point.

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