Barack Obama, Guilty!

Miki Booth, Floyd Reports

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in The ATLAH Court room under the sanction of the U.S. Constitution, “We The People” spoke. Barack Obama, Michael Sovern, and the trustees of Columbia University were found guilty on 17 of the original 19 counts of Sedition, Conspiracy, Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice.

Verdicts were delivered to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, and the Attorney General of the United States. Specifically for Michael Sovern and Columbia University, verdicts and a demand that Columbia’s license to operate an educational institution be revoked were sent to The New York State Attorney General, New York State Board of Regents, and the Mid-Atlantic Schools Accreditation Board.

To date, not one response has reached its way back to the prosecutor, Rev. Dr. James David Manning, with the exception of a visit from the FBI, Homeland Security, NYPD and a “heads-up” warning from an alleged CIA operative that a “hit” was placed on his life.

Dr. Manning, a black preacher from a Harlem church, has been a vocal critic of Obama ever since he appeared on the political landscape. I can relate. I, too, became a national figure speaking out against a man who struck fear in my heart that pure evil was masquerading as a presidential candidate.

Four months and $5,000.00 after the trial, the transcripts are ready for release. In fact, on Tuesday of last week, Oct. 5, after a committee meeting in Harlem, copies were released to key contacts by members attending the meeting.

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Obama’s Still Trying to Pry Into Your Medical Records

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports


One of the side effects of socialized medicine is that the government must have access to the history and prognosis of all its patients. This Big Brother boon is coming to America.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the Obama administration is “rewriting” its rules governing who can look into medical records – and whether you are allowed to find out about it. Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s HHS secretary, drafted temporary rules last August, then unveiled “permanent” rules just last month, but they were so loose many on the Left could not agree to them. Under current rules, “No notification is required” if someone steals, tampers with, or otherwise accesses a patient’s medical records unless the hospital judges it would pose “a significant risk of financial, reputational, or other harm to the individual.”

Breaches of privacy are all-too-prevalent. The Times noted the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse “estimates that more than five million people have been affected by breaches of medical information in the last 18 months.” The Institute of Medicine documented tens of thousands of breaches in 2007-8. These include the loss of Social Security number, the crown jewel of identity theft.

The actions of the Obama administration will further compromise patients’ privacy while laying heavier burdens upon health care providers

Obama managed to sneak a provision into the 2009 stimulus bill to make medical records more readily transferable. Section 3001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 sets aside $19.2 billion to digitize records, turning the traditional, overstuffed folders of papers into Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). Federal law authorized the “development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of information.”

The records are to include, “at a minimum, diagnostic test results, problem list, medication list, medication allergy list, and procedures.” The EMRs should also list each patient’s “problem list,” consisting of such things as “(i) Diseases. (ii) Injuries. (iii) Impairments. (iv) Other health problems and their manifestations. (v) Causes of injury, disease, impairment, or other health problems.” CNSNews.com asked Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, what if any information would not be stored for all to see. His answer seemed less than forthcoming.

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A side effect is electronic health records open patients to far great threat of hackers. But a vast array of organizations already have access to patients’ “private” medical information.

The greater fear is the officials of ObamaCare will use this information to deny care to those they deem too weak or unworthy to live. Those fears were verified by Dr. Donald Berwick‘s presence at the press conference announcing new “permanent” regulations last month. In any socialized medicine scheme, the State must pour over its subjects’ records to prioritize them for care – or to deny them care. As Clinton’s Labor Secretary Robert Reich put it, a government bureaucrat will gently whisper into an ailing grandmother’s ear, “We’re going to let you die.”

EMRs create the virtual infrastructure necessary for death panels. Perhaps that is why Obama is willing to pay for them. The stimulus funds offer doctors and hospitals incentive pay to digitize records, and threaten to reduce Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to those not using digital records by 2014, reducing payments by one percent a year beginning in 2015.

Federal tax dollars will defray the enormous cost of purchasing the equipment necessary for EMRs. Such systems run doctors an estimated $50,000, and hospitals can pay $50 to $100 million. However, The Washington Post reports the government will award a maximum of only $11 million per hospital.

This unfunded mandate will drive already skyrocketing medical costs even higher. The Miami Herald reported that Miami Hospital is paying $100 million. The paper quotes Dr. Tony Prieto, a local family practitioner who works alone, that the federal reimbursement “won’t even be close” to his expenses. It added even a local hospital facing “financial woes is upgrading its…system as part of the federal push.”

How increasing medical costs is supposed to decrease medical costs is a secret known only to Democrats such as Joe Biden, who believe, “We have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.”

Sadly, losing our money pales in comparison to losing our privacy and, perhaps, our lives.

9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

AP

Nine people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of accessing President Barack Obama’s student loan records while they were employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.

The U.S. attorney’s office said a grand jury returned the indictments in U.S. District Court in Davenport.

All nine are charged with exceeding authorized computer access. They are accused of gaining access to a computer at a Coralville office where they worked between July 2007 and March 2009, and accessing Obama’s student loan records while he was either a candidate for president, president-elect or president.

U.S. attorney spokesman Mike Bladel referred questions to online copies of the indictments.

Each of eight indictments posted by Wednesday night were brief, saying the charged individual "intentionally exceeded authorized access to a computer and thereby obtained information from a department and agency of the United States" and "intentionally accessed student loan records" of Obama without authorization.

Those charged are Andrew J. Lage, 54, Patrick E. Roan, 51, Sandra Teague, 54 and Mercedes Costoyas, 53, all of Iowa City; Gary N. Grenell, 58, and Lisa Torney, 49, of Coralville; Anna C. Rhodes, 32, of Ainsworth; Julie L. Kline, 38, of West Branch; and John P. Phommivong, 29, for whom no hometown was listed.

Lage told The Associated Press on Wednesday evening he did not know about the indictment and declined comment.

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