Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just to prove my point.............Vol. IV

Tenth Generation Patriot said...
I think it was more to Johnny's credit. Mud seemed to have some belief that Johnny was as liberal as Mud. Johnny has some liberal tendencies, but I think he's curable. Mud must have finally realized Johnny is on the path to enlightenment and will never turn back.
I'm curable TGP? As If my Liberal tendencies were like a cancer. Well, maybe you are correct, except for this..................................................................................................................
 "Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health.".......................................................................................

Funding nowhere near $50 million

Updated: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 | By Angie Drobnic Holan
President Barack Obama's campaign promise was to fund more help for cancer patients navigating through treatment. It's a move to pair cancer patients with non-medical health care professionals whose job is to help patients navigate the maze of tests, procedures and specialists that cancer patients face. Navigators also help patients find community resources to support them as their recovery continues.

Obama's promise was to fund programs under the Centers for Disease Control, but his most successful actions on patient navigation have fallen under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Health Resources and Services Administration. (We don't see any meaningful difference for Obama's promise if a different agency oversees the action promised.)

The health care law Obama signed in 2010 authorizes (but does not appropriate) funding for patient navigation programs through 2015. (That means the program has legal authority but doesn't have actual funding yet.) An official with HHS told us the program has not received proposed funding of $50 million at this time, but the department hopes to work with Congress to secure funding in the future. In September 2010, the department announced its latest round of grants totalling $3.8 million. For fiscal year 2011, the program is funded with $4.93 million, but appropriations bills pending in Congress show the programs would receive no funding in 2012.

We should note that the economic downturn has reduced funding for many government programs, and Obama's call to fund patient navigation to the level promised seems unlikely. We will look for any change in funding levels in the future, but for now, we rate this one Promise Broken.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Awards $130 Million to Boost Health Professions Workforce, Sept. 17, 2010

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Patient Navigator Outreach & Chronic Disease Prevention Demonstration Program, accessed Oct. 13, 2011

E-mail statements from Erin Schields of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 3510, Patient Navigator Program

E-mail interview with Steven Weiss American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

No CDC money for cancer care

Updated: Monday, December 14th, 2009 | By Angie Drobnic Holan
The Obama administration has sent more money to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the stimulus package passed earlier this year included more money for immunizations, among other things. But we haven't been able to find new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care. We checked in with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; a spokesman said the money might come later, but didn't provide any other details.
Because there has been no action yet, we rate this promise Stalled.
Various checks that revealed no results.


  1. Johnny,

    That one surprises me - Obama seems to be exceptionally good at spending money we don't have.

  2. CS- I concur. He has a great career ahead as an interior designer. You know, a great spender of other peoples' money. Unfortunately, between my 4 Grandparents, and 2 parents, 5 have died from cancer. So this is actually one promise I was hoping he woulkd keep.

  3. Johnny,
    As with everything that comrade zero does, it's not about results, it's about getting more bodies on the fed payroll on the premiss that fed workers will not vote against their interests.

  4. Johnny,

    On a related note - your posts here are probably what chased Mud_PILE off. An unrelenting plastering of fact, upon fact, upon fact, does it every time.

    If you watch any of these long threads with him, it works every time. He will engage all day in a school playground pissing contest, but generally runs away from a fact-based argument. Even Mud_PILE recognizes when he looks stupid.

  5. CS- I have come to the conclusion, that in the PILE world, if you do not want to see Obama as President, then you are.............. An idiot, a LIV, uneducated, and educated only by Fox News

  6. Hardnox,

    I know all about it, I was just trying to smooth the rough edges of this un-PC crowd. We don't want to offend the already offended moonbats, do we?

  7. TGP- Since I only had 2 liberal commentors, and they wrote me off as dead,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Let's offend everyone, fuck 'em. Let 'em buy helmets....