Letters 5-10-12

Rutland Healthcare Listening Tour Update…

I attended the listening session in Rutland last night and two issues came up that I found of interest.

1) Most of the people in my group were unaware that for the past two years preventative care services, like colonoscopy and mammography are covered for no additional costs, not one cent more, even in high deductible plans. No co-pay, and it is not applied toward a deductible. There is a misconception that people are not getting routine preventative care due to costs with high deductible plans. Here is a link to what is currently covered under preventative care (http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html).

2) There was a discussion of whether or not long term care services would be covered by Green Mountain Care. Currently this is a covered service under Medicaid. If Medicaid patients get rolled into Green Mountain Care as expected, would these patients have to be covered for long term care under federal statute, and if so would that mean all in Green Mountain Care would similarly have to be covered, or would the state be able to carve out the patients that meet the requirements for long term care under Medicaid, and would the state get additional federal Medicaid subsides for these individuals. Long term coverage is very expensive so this will affect the financial sustainability of Green Mountain Care. In fact the ObamaCare Class Act was axed due to the high cost of long term care.

by Dan McCauliffe

Notes and Events

Saturday July 7 to Friday July 13: Camp Constitution Announces its 2012 Family Camp in Rindge, NH

This year’s camp promises to be its most well attended in the camp’s history. Featured instructors include Dr. Mike Coffman, author Jim Perloff, , motivational speaker and author Earl Wallace, Pastor Garrett Lear, “The Patriot Pastor, “New American” writer and talk show host, Tom Eddlem, author Mrs. Sally Humphries, historian Tom Moor, amd the Rev. Steve Craft.

The camp will hold a number of classes including “America’s Godly Heritage, several regarding the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Agenda 21 and the U.N., Creation vs. Evolution, The Moral American, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline, More Than a Right, and “The 10 Commandments, and Leadership”

In addition to the classes, campers and staff will visit historic Concord, MA, the Louisa May Alcott House, and the Franklin Pierce House, a hike up Mt. Monadnock and a community outreach where campers distribute copies of the U.S. Constitution to people in the neighboring towns.

Recreational opportunities include swimming, volleyball, basketball, wiffleball, an indoor roch climbing wall, and chess tournaments.

For information on the camp please visit our web site www.campconstitution.net or vist us on facebook For a promotional brochure visit our scribe.com page:http://www.scribd.com/doc/61101973/Camp-Constitution-2012-Promotional-Brochure

View us on Youtube www.youtube.com/campconstitution and Vimeohttp://vimeo/com/user5075075/videos for videos of classes, activities and camp testimonials. If you would like to become a camp sponsor and have your business listed on our web site, would like hard copies of the 2012 Constitution Camp brochure or have questions, please call the camp manager, Mr. Charles Everett (704) 288-7270 or E-mail halleckeverett@gmail.com


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