Tommy Thompson (AGAIN)
sides with "Health Freedom" on MAJOR issue...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
April 17th, 2003
On January 27th, 2003, I wrote an article that said "I've got the BIGGEST story in North American Health Freedom, EVER. Here it is." We'll, now I've got an even MORE important story...
It's no secret that the official health care system in North America has failed. It is the third largest killer of Americans. But, what's being done about it?
The North American Health Freedom Movement has been working on the problem for years, trying to get changes in the way health issues are officially dealt with. When we were dealing with the Clinton Administration, our pleas were falling on deaf ears. Not so, with the Bush Administration.
Tommy Thompson, George Bush's Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has AGAIN come through in
favor of the North American Health Freedom Movement on a significant health
issue. It may take a little time, but whether conventional medicine likes it or
not, Americans are going to have REAL health care available to them.
In January I said "The conventional medicine stranglehold on health care has been broken - period. It was done in Health & Human Services Director Tommy Thompson's office on January 16th, 2003 when Thompson SIGNED the approvals to use a new billing code system called ABC Codes in HIPAA transactions.
I told you the Bush administration was on the side of "health" before. Some of you doubted. Here's another example..."
Let me explain. Prior to Thompson's action, the world of health practitioners had been dependent, for billing, on two basic systems. One is called the "Diagnostic Codes," and the other is known as the Physicians' "Current Procedural Terminology or CPT® codes." The World Health Organization (WHO) owns the rights to the "Diagnostic Codes." The American Medical Association (AMA) owns the rights to the ""Current Procedural Terminology or CPT® codes." Each gets paid money each time the code is used.
The WHO "Diagnostic Codes" are simply that - diagnostic codes. But it was the CPT® codes that became the ISSUE in health care. Simply, the AMA would NOT issue codes for alternative health care. Congress told them. Federal Judges told them. They didn't listen. What was happening, of course, was that the AMA was controlling, through its codes, or lack of codes, what actual procedures would be paid for, and which ones would NOT be paid for.
That's over. The AMA has lost. January 16th, 2003 was their "Waterloo." Enter, from stage left - ABC Codes.
Understand this. Thompson signed off on the first part of the project - a two year sort of pilot program, where they see how well it works. It's up to YOU to see that it works well... There is a 60 day sign-up period. The clock is running.
Health practitioners - GET INVOLVED IN THIS RIGHT NOW!
There is a website you need to visit to read more about this. Read ALL of it. I've been on the phone with the ABC Codes project people yesterday, and today, at length. They'll have their website updated for the information you need to be PART of this VERY soon.
They have gained the approval of not only Tommy Thompson, but every agency of "standards" in the United States. They have over 4,200 codes available right now. You've got to go to the website www.alternativelink.com right now.
What did Thompson do this time? He's done a couple of things. (1) Thompson, after seeing how many people signed up for this two-year pilot program (almost 10,000), increased the sign up period for another 60 days.
The ABC codes project directors had been assembling their operation so far below the health radar, that most health activists, and practitioners, were unaware of the availability, and unaware even, of the project. It caught most health leaders by surprise. When the project was first approved by Thompson on January 16th, 2003, the sixty day sign-up period wasn't quite enough to both tell health leaders about it's availability, and sign people up - even though almost 10,000 jumped in during the period. When this was brought to Tommy Thompson's attention - he simply extended the sign-up period through midnight, Thursday, May 29, 2003. To sign up yourself, or for more information, go to www.alternativelink.com.
(2) The Bush Administration knows how bad health care is in the United States, and is giving the problem a high priority. Besides this ABC codes move, Bush, and Thompson, are going out into the United States Health Community, and getting advice, and advisors, on how to solve the US health dilemma. In short, we in the North American Health Freedom Movement now have direct access to the Bush Administration - and we're using it. I'll tell you more about this later.
This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization calling itself the "quackbusters," and that organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters" It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat them..."
For background information on the "Battle between Health and Medicine" go to: http://www.savedrclark.net/by_whom2.htm. A copy of THIS newsletter, and older ones, are viewable at the website http://www.quackpotwatch.org/default.htm.
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