Podcast: I Spy Minute – Obamacare Shoved on Marion County

Posted on May 11, 2012 by


Have you heard about CCOs? Coordinated Care Organizations? Probably not. But they’re coming to a county near you if you’re in Oregon.

The bills where shoved through the legislature under the guise of a “crisis,” that we were out of time, and it would save money. Now Marion County is being pressured to sign on to a CCO without any substantive public meetings, but several closed-door “executive” meetings.

For the first time in history, Medicaid payments will be capped. Care will have to be rationed.

Call or write/email Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson to tell them to put the brakes on this. Their contact info is here: www.co.marion.or.us/boc/

Take a listen: I Spy Minute Fri May 11 2012

Or read the transcript, below

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Imagine a realtor telling you, you have to buy this house now—don’t wait for the inspection; you have to get the deal done.

Wouldn’t that make you a tad suspicious?

This week on the I Spy Radio Show, we interview Patti Milne, Marion County Commissioner, who has some real concerns about the pressure put on them to sign an agreement that will completely change healthcare in Marion County.

There was real urgency and pressure to pass this very complex, all-encompassing legislation. It was a crisis.

Now it’s being shoved on the county and they have to get it done. Now!

And yet no one’s really sure about the funding or how long it will last. Shouldn’t there be at least a pilot project? A study? Maybe a poll?

It’s abundantly clear that this is socialized medicine.  It will place a cap on Medicaid spending and ration care.

If you’re going to get sick, you better do it in the first half of the year. It’s not too late. Call Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson and tell them to put the brakes on the Coordinated Care Agreement.

And listen in, tomorrow, 11 – noon, to the I Spy Radio Show and get a little intelligence on big government.

For the I Spy Minute, I’m Mark Anderson.

The I Spy Radio Show can be heard on 1430-AM (KYKN) in the Greater Salem Area, or anywhere via www.kykn.com. Shows can be downloaded after they air from www.ispyradio.com.

Mark is now on Twitter: @ispyradioshow