Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christian Health Sharing Plans

My employer is requiring me to "re-enroll" in a healthcare plan.  This is because of Obamacare, they have to change their healthcare options.  With parts of Obamacare being implemented piece by piece, I have started thinking about an alternative to health insurance.  I know that if I remain on my employer's health insurance company, I will be paying premiums to a corporation which pays for the murder of innocent babies and other unacceptable practices.  I have come across two Christian Health Sharing Plans:

Samaritan Ministries (
Medi-share (

The basic idea behind these plans is that the members help pay for each others medical bills.  It is different than insurance in that you send your monthly check directly to another member who has a medical need, rather than to a corporation (but you do also have to pay administrative fees).  You not only get to share in paying for each other's medical expenses but you get to pray for the other members' health and send them letters of encouragement.  Your money doesn't go to some stockholders or some multi-millionaire.  These plans are not insurance, but membership in these plans exempts you from the insurance requirement of the Affordable Care Act so you don't have to pay those heavy penalties of the Obamacare mandate.  All of the members of this plan must sign a statement of faith and must refrain from smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol, and other immoral and/or unhealthy practices.  But most importantly, in these plans, none of your money will ever go to pay for an abortion.

I have not signed up for either one of these yet--I am still trying to decide which one is the best plan for me.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Obama, He Lies (A Song)

Hat Tip goes to JimmyZ who wrote the song in 2011 and to the Patriot Action Network, which posted this insightful look into the character of the current occupier of the White House:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Batchelder and Faber Hand Kasich Hollow Victory, Ohio Loses

The last time we "resolved" the federal debt crisis and kicked the can down the road, a "super congress" was created and power at the federal level was concentrated into the hands of even fewer people. Here in Ohio, we have done the same thing to our state Assembly and have overturned the will of the People thanks to the leading socialist Repugnants Governor John Kasich and House Speaker Batchelder.

Gongwer News reports that the Ohio Controlling Board has approved Governor Kasich's multi-billion dollar request to appropriate funds to expand Medicaid in Ohio. 
  • The Board approved the request with a 5-2 vote, Senator Chris Widener and Representative Ross McGregor voting with the two democrats on the panel and the Kasich appointee who serves as the Board's President.
  • Representatives Amstutz and Rosenberger were removed from the Board by Speaker Batchelder earlier in the day in order, perhaps, to make way for a stronger majority vote. They were replaced by Representatives Ross McGregor and John McClain with McGregor joining the majority.
  • The only two "no" votes on the panel were Representative McClain and Senator Bill Coley both of whom chose to represent the will of the people and constitutional governance over political expediency.
By ensuring the key "yes" votes on the panel, Speaker Batchelder and Senate President Faber have become the unlikely harbingers of universal health care in a state that overwhelmingly rejected Obamacare in 2011 in the vote for health care freedom. To have swapped their conservative credentials in favor of such a legacy is startling and disappointing, especially for their constituents who have stood at the forefront in the fight against Obamacare in Ohio.

But Batchelder and Faber will not only be remembered for the "end" that they achieved today, but also for the "means" by which it was accomplished. They have allowed for major policy to be made through a quasi-legislative panel most Ohioans had not heard of just a few weeks ago and referred to by Politico as an "obscure Ohio board." Batchelder and Faber have circumvented the very state assembly over which they preside and shunned all checks & balances in the process.

Governor Kasich appears to be in denial over the handling of this issue speaking as if he has operated in concert with the state legislature. But the window dressing he applies only serves to underscore the flimsy nature of his façade,

"Together with the General Assembly we've improved both the quality of care from Medicaid and its value for taxpayers. Today's action takes another positive step in this mutual effort. I look forward to continuing our partnership with the General Assembly to build upon the progress we've already made to make Medicaid work better for Ohioans."Read more from Politico at this link.

The last word has not been spoken in this fight. Maurice Thompson of The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is prepared to file suit against the Controlling Board's actions as early as Tuesday and will be joined by members of the state assembly who signed a letter of protest against Kasich's maneuvers last week. Thompson's suit will argue that the Controlling Board cannot act contrary to the intent of the state assembly.

OLC members who fought hard to stop Medicaid expansion cannot help but be disappointed in today's outcome. We should take heart, however, in the effectiveness of our campaign. Governor Kasich only achieved Obamacare's Medicaid expansion through extraordinary means. It was a hollow victory at best, one he can only characterize in false terms. Such a victory should not last if justice has its day.

Thank you to all you who fought so hard to stop Medicaid expansion. Do not let yesterday's loss divert you from our goal. We are on the right side of this battle as the failure of Obamacare reveals itself more and more every day.

In Liberty,

Ted Stevenot
Ohio Liberty Coalition

"Just spoke with Governor @JohnKasich and congratulated him for providing insurance for 270,000 previously uninsured Ohioans." 10/21 Tweet from Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Why the Tea Party is so FEARED by the Radical Left

I read an obviously instigative article entitled, "10 Reasons Why the Tea Party is so Unpopular.” It got my attention.

I believe that the Radical Leftist Establishment and Leadership absolutely FEARS the Tea Party Movement because we reject every aspect of their polarizing and destructive Agenda. The Mr. Obama and his comrades-in-harm (including the Main Stream Media) on the Left must destroy, marginalize, ridicule, subvert the Tea Party and its adherents because we are the main barrier to their desire to fundamentally transform America into a Socialist Utopia.
Tea Party Hobbits March
Here is how I commented on the article:
10 Reasons Why the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT is so unpopular with the Left or Why the Tea Party is so FEARED by the Radical Left:

(1) The Tea Party Movement (TPM) rejects the core principle, philosophy, and agenda of the left - especially fiscal irresponsibility, big government control over all aspect of live, limiting individual freedoms (life, religious, self-protection, etc). TPM wants to preserve the values and virtues that made America exceptional.

(2) TPM favor small, localized government control instead of a big centralized government.

(3) TPM believes America should live within the revenue that it receives rather than going in debt to foreign and domestic lenders. That is what is expected of the American family.

(4) TPM believes that there are far too many regulations. The IRS should be replaced by a Fair Tax system which would tax based on consumption. The free-market the determinates who stays in business, not the government. Customers will support those enterprises that best met there needs. Government should not be allowed to pick winners and losers, as they are now prone to do.

(5) TPM prefer a free-market approach to the delivery of health care. ObamaCare is just a ploy to lead this nation to a government controlled one-payor system. Reform is needed such as tort reform, portability of insurance etc, not the mass takeover by the post office mentality of a central government...

(6) TPM believes that the entitlement programs need to be seriously looked at for the purpose of sustaining or replacing them with 21st century solutions. Look at the Chilean model of Social Security is one example. Consideration should be given to privatization of some aspects. Revising requirement and qualifications. The left wants to preserve the status quo. They just want to increase benefits with no concern how to pay for it now or in the future.

(7) Many in the TPM want to preserve life rather than to destroy it through abortion and ObamaCare Death Panels. Many in the TPM recognize the PERSONHOOD of man starts at the moment of conception. Many in the TPM believe in the sanctity of life from prior-to-birth to natural death.

(8) Many in the TPM support and desire to preserve traditional, one-man, one-woman marriage and reject the notion of an illicit imitation of marriage concocted in recent times. They reject the notion of government mandating the acceptance of perversion as an acceptable and normal lifestyle.

(9) The TPM rejects the global warming hoax and believes that we should be expanding rather than contracting domestic energy production. We should be providing American jobs, not enriching and providing resources for terrorist-sheltering and supporting Islamic nations who are currently selling us oil...

(10) The TPM does not want more guns they just want to preserve their right to choose to own and possess them. It seems that through reports I've seen it the government agencies that are stockpiling guns and ammunitions for some possible not-to-distant confrontation with the people...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Solidarity with the Truckers 10/11 thru 10/13!

I received an email announcing the upcoming trucker rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

"Stock up…..get money out of the bank and gas up the cars.   And support the truckers that are standing for us on October 11, 12, 13.  No shopping, no banking, no purchasing gas.   So stock up NOW and be ready to support the truckers.  Many locals are also going to be on overpasses so the truckers can see the local support as they travel to DC."