The Details Always Provide Answers

This is a good example of good change coming as a result of reform. We’re opening up avenues of communication to CEO’s and owners to take more control over their benefit plans by being able to provide the research.

Medicare’s release Wednesday of millions of records of payments made to the nation’s doctors comes as the government is looking to find more cost-efficient ways to pay physicians, particularly specialists.

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“The release comes 35 years after a court-issued gag order that prevented anyone from revealing Medicare Part B payments to individual doctors.”

Jordan Rau, KHN Staff Writer, Medicare Records Provide Tantalizing New Details of Payments To Doctors

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/April/09/medicare-payments-to-doctors-detailed.aspx?

This is a good example of good change coming as a result of reform. We’re opening up avenues of communication to CEO’s and owners to take more control over their benefit plans by being able to provide the research.

Owners and their staff should look to a flood of more useful analytic tools based on medicare paid claim data.

Mozilla CEO is Bullied into Resigning

Mozilla CEO bullied…
“It was all about intimidation. The idea was to punish Eich harshly and publically so that no one in his shoes would ever dare to support traditional marriage again.”

CEO is bullied into leaving post because his opinion isn’t politically correct. Presidents and CEO’s are under attack in a number of places.

Generally in the media they are portrayed as the big bad guys who steal from employees. In situations like this one where the CEO contributed to an organization. He did support in the benefit plans non-traditional marriage but that wasn’t enough.

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“But the staunch opposition against Eich had nothing to do with any conceivable harm he could bring as CEO. It was all about intimidation. The idea was to punish Eich harshly and publically so that no one in his shoes would ever dare to support traditional marriage again.”

While private businesses have and should retain the right to do business as they see fit, whenever (highly) competent professionals are denied economic opportunities due to their beliefs, we should all be concerned. Freedom of conscience is a basic, fundamental principle of any democratic society. We cannot prosper as a nation without it.

Nate Kellum, CP OP-ED Contributor

There are other stories like Hobby Lobby who have firmly held beliefs and are fighting in court to object to the Government imposed Healthcare to cover Contraception.

Follow article here: http://www.christianpost.com/news/mozilla-setting-precedent-for-failure-in-firing-ceo-over-support-of-marriage-117582/

DOL sues CEO

US Department of Labor sues former CEO of Charlotte, NC, Web
development company to restore more than $100,000 to 401(k) plan

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 9.59.01 AMCHARLOTTE, N.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Garrison Enterprises’ former chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Cameron Garrison, to restore $103,481.37 to the Web development company’s 401(k) pension plan. The lawsuit follows an investigation by the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration that found employees’ contributions to the 401(k) plan had been commingled with the general assets of the company, a violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

“Employees contribute to their retirement plans with the expectation that the funds will be there when needed,” said Isabel Colon, director of EBSA’s regional office in Atlanta. “The Labor Department will not tolerate the diversion of these funds for other uses.”

U.S. Department of Labor story link

Businesses, and Their Leaders, Should Keep The Faith

“In the spirit of American tolerance of religious diversity, A&E should reinstate Mr. Robertson and apologize for its religious bigotry,” quote from the Liberty Institute.

I’d like Duck Dynasty to remain on television but I support the Robertson Family in taking the show off television, if Phil, the owner and leader, can’t remain part of it.

The FOX article, “Duck Dynasty: Can’t imagine show going on without Phil” was sent to me by my oldest son, it’s worth a read, our younger generation gets it, maybe us older PC crowd should finally get it too. The video interview is also good, go to the article to watch it.

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Duck Dynasty Show Can’t imagine show without Phil

“In the spirit of American tolerance of religious diversity, A&E should reinstate Mr. Robertson and apologize for its religious bigotry,” quote from the Liberty Institute.

Personally, I stand united with loving each individual as the God given gift they are. This includes loving those who’ve chosen a path different than mine, but they should allow me the right to work and live free to share my faith. If you’ve ever felt like you can’t speak up for your faith, or you’ve been shamed into being silent, you’ve been silenced by the PC crowd. It’s not hate speech to say you don’t believe in some behavior. Why do 1.2-5.6% of our society dictate so much to the remaining 97% of us, see chart below on the numbers.

This is a great article about a company whose existence reflects their faith, I’ve read their books and heard them speak. These are regular Americans, like the rest of us, and I love the message of faith they’ve brought into our home. Business owners, like Phil, have built their companies on the rules God gave us, it’s obvious to many who use those rules to build a business.

 

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Business leaders have come under attack in the last decade like never before. Perhaps deserved in some regards, but the bullying of leadership that expresses an opinion is unamerican.

Phil Robertson spoke his firmly held beliefs and A&E chose to terminate his show. They ended his livelihood because individuals disagreed with his point of view.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you’re not celebrating Christmas, I’m happy to learn more about how you’ll be celebrating the season. But for me and mine, we’re celebrating Christmas and likely to watch Duck Dynasty.

God Bless you and your families,

A Note about older posts

Old “Blogger posts” have been consolidated into this one posting location.

Over time I have posted blog pages, written articles, spoken on TV or been interviewed about employee benefits, healthcare, retirement and topics like that. I’ve not been consistent where these things have been located.

If you know of posts I should retrieve, please let me know.

Enjoy