Joyce AmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Friday: Let’s talk Healthcare,Critical Infrastructure, Jobs & Letter to Senator JohnMcCain enclosed!

June 22, 2017

 

 

 

Dear followers I sent this letter to Senator John McCain this morning (6/22/17)!  Please read and comment.  I’ll have another PowerPoint presentation for you on Healthcare next week.  Meanwhile, have a great weekend.  See you tomorrow from Grand Central or the train as I make my way toward a “Glass Weekend” in the Berkshires.  See you tomorrow around 11am.  We’ll chat.  My letter is “pasted” below for your review!

To John McCain

Thank you for responding personally to my letter and giving me the opportunity to communicate with you.  I value your concern for your fellow countrymen and women and would like to offer my advice on Healthcare which is of great concern to the majority of people in our Country. This afternoon I listened to a Webinar by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement along with 679 other concerned citizens and professionals.
Based on their 2 hour presentation, I believe the Committee tasked with improving the ACA should consider the following :

1. Reassuring the Insurance Industry that subsidies will be provided next year. Take the uncertainty out of the Market, now, before it’s too late to guarantee payments and maintain their service to the States.

2. Reinstate the mandate for young healthy folks. It’s necessary to have a balanced insurance pool to maintain costs.

3. As we know from experience, the older sicker pool will cost more to insure.

4. Reinstate expanded Medicaid to the States. I know folks in Alabama who cannot afford insurance because it’s too costly and they don’t qualify for Medicaid. They would qualify for expanded Medicaid.

5. Before the ACA 50 million people were uninsured. NOW millions are insured.

6. We can do better. We should be offering quality healthcare to our citizens at least cost. If the wealthy are paying for the ACA through taxation, that’s fair and patriotic. Everyone gets Medicare and Social Security. Why not pay it forward? It’s the American way. We were always a generous people.

7. What is being proposed is a wealth transfer to the already wealthy. The government saves $880Billion by destroying people’s lives and the wealthier among us get a Trillion Dollar savings? The deficit decreases only because citizens obtain less coverage and those who don’t need the money benefit. If we’re worried about the deficit remind me to show you how I can generate Revenue and decrease the deficit without targeting taxation only to  the most affluent.  For example, “we” could  consider taxing (6 basis points) Derivatives, which I consider “a weapon of mass destruction”; Joseph Stiglitz approved this concept and I’m sure Charlie Munger would, too!

8. Fix the ACA don’t repeal it and replace it with Mitch McConnel’s Draconian alternative. Look upon the ACA as a work in progress. Ask all the States to send representatives to congress who have experience administrating the plan. Let the States learn from each other and implement programs that encourage prevention and quality of life. You can’t leave the sickest most vulnerable individuals without proper access to Healthcare. Some one asked me today, on my Periscope program, Joyce America Speaks , if Healthcare was in the Constitution? It isn’t . However, how can an individual pursue their right to life, liberty and happiness , if they are suffering , in pain or dead?

9. Stabilize the ACA and move forward with improvements. Reinstate the monies to fund labs looking at economic and Technological improvements.

10. Reinstate funding for valuable drug counseling programs and colonoscopies, women’s and children’s health issues.

11. Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. I know many Middle Class elderly who rely on Medicare and Meals on wheels. They are retired school teachers, they have no funds to pay for medications , food, and insurance policies. They can’t be burdened with extra costs , they have no extra funds.

12. If the Congress really wanted to save money, they could expand Medicare for everyone. The system is in place and it works. The insurance companies could be maintained as well. I know, I have supplemental healthcare.

13. To my knowledge , this is only a rudimentary wish list, it can be expanded. I’m gaining more insight by listening to webinars by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.   Their last Broadcast on Technology titled “Technology , is it hurting or helping Healthcare”? Espouses a National Medical Database. It would facilitate patient care. I know about that too! When I had hip revision I was first admitted to Cornell Weill emergency , for a dislocated hip. My X-rays were transferred when I took them with me to the Hospital for Special Surgery. They’re connected to each other by a bridge , yet it is a bridge too far. Want to hear another absurdity, Cornell emergency wanted to transfer me via ambulance to HSS . They’re 200 ft apart. I refused and they wheeled me over on a gurney!

14. I believe you have a heart and you are your own person . Stand up for “we the people”, because you know it’s right. Be just. God Bless you.

 
If ever you wish to chat. I’m willing to take a trip to Washington, DC. I’m passionate about the well being of “we the People” and understand that”Politics affects US”!
Wishing you only the best

I remain respectfully yours, “the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”.
Joyce Silver

“The Voice of Joyce” on WordPress

@grandmajsilver on Twitter.


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am. Late Stage Capitalism! Time to strike! Or allow the Market Society to persist at your peril! 

June 21, 2017

 

 

Late Stage Capitalism is producing inferior products and despairing low productivity employees. The consequences: “we the People ” are paying for the despair of others and their poor workmanship with our lives.

 
In war we don’t appear to be excelling. We used to, not now. We can’t protect our selves from the enemy. I can’t imagine what happened to our ship off the coast of Japan? Why did it suffer severe damages and loss of life?

 
IN NYC subway systems, the “old” cars lasted generations. The new ones  have massive electrical failures. Not even the conductors can control the path and speed of the trains. Being stranded with no power has  become a routine occurrence. Why? Where are the folks, the computers and the signaling devices tracking the subway system? What happened to preventive maintenance? Accountability? Short term thinking , using budgeted funds irresponsibly , is costing people their jobs and shortening their life as they breathe stale air underground.

 
Our Healthcare dilemma has taken many forms. It’s failing ordinary Americans because those in power are literally against any healthcare coverage , period. They don’t see the necessity to maintain a healthy populace and only believe you should have catastrophic care. They’re out of touch with reality. They don’t know the facts. In South Korea the average life span is 105 yrs because they have a National Healthcare system that caters to ” hypochondriacs”. Some things can not be privatized. Healthcare deserves to be a single payer system where everyone benefits and the Uber wealthy can buy into “boutique ” practices as a choice.  Until then, guarantee subsidies to the Insurance Companies allowing them  to maintain a competitive edge .  Re write the Law for Big Pharma price negotiations.  Stabilize our existing ACA then move forward in a Bipartisan way in 2 years.

 

Meanwhile, too many of us , part of the once comfortable lower upper Class, are supporting family members who are part of the long term unemployed. This should be the job of Government. Congress and previous generations of legislators who knew we would have an employment crisis and did nothing for 30 yrs. “We the People ” do not have enough resources to support our children and grandchildren. Our State of Inequality must be reversed. Or most of us will have a Sophie’s choice of putting food on the table for our selves or the rest of the family.

 

 Let’s take back our Country sooner rather then later. A National strike beginning July 4 th is sounding more appealing every day!

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Friday: The shooting!  Bad policy is making people “crazy”.  Do you see “we the People”, yet? 

June 15, 2017

 

 

 

As dreadful as Wednesday’s shooting was, Congress has no reason to believe this is a one off!    Congress continues to pursue Trump’s agenda on Healthcare  “Repeal and Replace”, knowing that millions will be unable to purchase affordable healthcare.  Even if the changes are cosmetic and they kick the “can down the road, why create the perception of harm?  Trumps Agenda,  that he is partially disavowing,  has created hysteria among the populace.

 
The decent folks on the right and the left  who are watching Congress and understand that policy that hurts the Middle Class, also know that policy is not handed down to a Biblical figure, from on “high”.   Rather,  Bad policy  is made by elected officials, who know the people they are hurting!  That’s sad!  How can Congressmen and women, in good conscience , harm the constituents who elected them to  safeguard and protect their rights?   “We the People”,  now recognize that Laws made  by Congress and the President are not in our “best interests”.    Special interest groups demands   and their Lobbyists ,  come before the needs of “we the People”.

 
Until Congress and the President realize that ” we the People” understand our sorry plight and understand that we are not content to have a two Class system, violence may continue.

 
I spend my waking hours thinking how to prevent a Revolution and how to counter bad Federal policy in a rational manner. I’ve come up with Litigation and a National Strike.

 
I know that trickle down economics doesn’t work. So do most people. Our problem, we should have been shouting our stories of despair, loud and clear, every time more then 100 people lost their jobs. Unfortunately, as humans we were too trusting and hopeful, believing our State of Inequality would be short lived. We never realized, like Piketty did, that once the wealthy Class became obscenely wealthy, preservation of their wealth would become an end in itself. The wealthy enjoy their perks and have no intention of sharing. Like a” large sucking sound”  our money, money from “we the People” has gone  to fund the lifestyles of the rich and famous. While “we the people”  struggle to  make ends meet.

 
We understand. We see what’s happened and we’re not content to let this State of Inequality continue. I don’t agree with the Fed raising rates. I see it as a massive giveaway to Wall Street once again. I’d rather use some of those bonds to bail out the Middle and poorer classes. According to my calculations, $1.7 Trillion in bonds could be converted into a cash check of $12,000 to help 154,000,000 survive.

 

A social safety net  for the Middle and poorer classes would be spent and not saved. It would be cash used to fuel many businesses. It’s worth a try!   ” We the People” have suffered for 9 long years with low wages and marginal employment.  America’s Market Society has not worked for us, though it has rewarded CEO’s irrespective of their performance and their shareholders.

 

If  QE for the Middle and poorer classes is not feasible, I’d like to know why not?  I require an explanation for my 10,000+ followers in my on line Community.

 
What do you think dear followers? How do you feel about recent events? Do you think the folks in Congress or the President see us yet?  
See you at 11 am Friday and let’s chat.
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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