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I believe in … someone else
We are actively discouraged from thinking constructively and questioningly, and once an individual has accepted the numb acquiescence so encouraged, an insidiously vicious circle has successfully been promoted.
Another rather convenient result of such a situation is that people who don’t think constructively and questioningly don’t even realize it.
The Anti-Intellectual Ethic
the veil of tears
We have all, at some time, looked at the world around us and asked the same questions. Why does life have to be such a struggle? Why do we know so little about who we are and the purpose of our lives? Why is there so much conflict and suffering in a world of such beauty and such riches?
In search of the answers to these and so many other questions, I’m going to ask you to suspend your programmed ‘here and now’ responses and open your infinite mind to much greater possibilities. I don’t use the word ‘programmed’ in a patronizing way, because we are all programmed by the messages and beliefs we constantly hear in our childhood, through the media, and through the education system. It is the letting go of that programming which opens our minds and our hearts to wonder, potential, and understanding beyond our dreams. I’ve pondered on the nature of this visible physical world for a long time, trying to make sense of it.
Since 1990 I’ve been on a conscious spiritual journey of discovery. It has opened me to so much I had never thought or felt before in this lifetime and, painful as some of it has been, those moments, too, have led me to greater understanding. I have experienced how we can tune our minds, our consciousness, to other levels of reality and access information available there which is not known, or at least not widely known on Earth.
I have realized that our minds – the thinking, feeling us – are a series of energy fields, which use the physical body as a vehicle for experience. At this moment, our consciousness is tuned to this dense physical world, so this is our reality. When we ‘die’, our mind-spirit (our consciousness) leaves this temporary physical body and moves on to another wavelength, another stage of experience and evolution.
A most important point to make is that, while in the same physical body on the same planet, a person’s mind can be tuned to many different wavelengths of knowledge and understanding. This is why there is such a variation in consciousness, perspective and perception within the human race. In our daily lives, we even talk of people being on ‘different wavelengths’, because they think so differently and have so little in common. Our attitude to life and the level of knowledge and wisdom we can attain at any point depends on the vibratory levels which our minds can access.
All this is essential background to what I believe is behind the history of the human race over many millions of years and into the present day. To me the human race so often seems to be like a herd of bewildered and lost sheep. In fact, look at how many times throughout known history the Tost sheep’ symbolism has been used to describe our plight. We have somehow become detached from our higher potential, our power source; again, we see this portrayed symbolically throughout history and cultures in phrases such as lost children’ who have become disconnected from ‘the father’.
The story of the prodigal son in the New Testament is an obvious example. I believe that, symbolically, this is precisely what has happened and the consequences of that explain so much of the world we live in today.
I feel it is impossible to appreciate what has happened unless we can open our minds to the existence of what we call extraterrestrial life. That can include an infinite variety of forms. All I mean by extraterrestrial is ‘not of this Earth’ – other civilizations, consciousness and life forms on other wavelengths which our physical senses cannot normally see or hear. For instance, while we may look at some of the other planets in this solar system and see apparently barren, lifeless, lands, we are only looking at that planet on our own frequency or dimension of experience, our own space-time reality.
On another dimension, that planet may be a teeming haven of life in the same way that all the radio and television stations broadcasting to your area now are sharing the same space that your body is occupying. You can’t see them and they can’t ‘see’ each other because they are operating on different wavelengths. Take this one stage further to encompass the fact that these other civilizations on other wavelengths are more advanced in their knowledge and know-how than we are at this time, and a picture begins to form, for me and many others, anyway.
These other civilizations are not all positive or negative. Like us, they are a bit of both. Extraterrestrial life is no big deal. It is the same stream of life we call Creation or God, at a different stage of evolution and/or on a different wavelength of experience. But many of these peoples are years, sometimes millions of years (in our version of time) ahead of where we are technologically and in their understanding of the universal laws.
If we judge the credibility or craziness of something only from the perspective of our scientific achievements on this wavelength of Planet Earth, we will never understand what has happened to us. This is why I ask the skeptics to open themselves to other possibilities. If you were a peasant farmer in the mountains of some self-contained society in deepest Asia, you would find it impossible to believe a description of New York. But New York would still exist. And remember, only a short time has passed since the idea of humans flying off into space was considered ridiculous.
Over a number of years, as I have sought to grasp the nature of the human condition, a story has begun to form in my mind.
When I read a book called Bringers Of The Dawn,1 it cross-confirmed some of the themes I had written in The Robots’ Rebellion and other ideas that I had been developing in the months that followed. It is a ‘channelled’ book, in that the writer, Barbara Marciniak, tuned her consciousness to another wavelength of reality and acted as a channel to bring information to this Earth vibration.
I am always wary of channelled books because, like everything, this process can produce inspired understanding or a load of utter claptrap. It depends on the competence of the channel and the level of the wavelength to which they are connecting. As someone once said of contact with those no longer on this Earth:
“Death is no cure for ignorance”.
If you connect with wavelengths close to this one, you can be seriously misled.
Bringers Of The Dawn claims to be the words of a consciousness communicating from the star system we know as the Pleiades.
I know if you are new to this, it all sounds so fantastic and hard to accept. But all I can do – all any of us can do – is to say what we believe and feel. I believe that this star system called the Pleiades, or at least the more evolved groups from there, are part of a universal operation to set humanity and this world free from the prison we have unknowingly lived within for aeons of what we call time. We are the generation who are going to see this happen.
Planet Earth was hijacked, you could say, and taken over by another civilization or civilizations, which are highly advanced technologically, but pretty low on love and wisdom. This is, as always, a telling and profoundly imbalanced combination.
I call it ‘cleverness without wisdom’. We live in a free-will universe where, within certain limits, we are allowed to experience all of the emotions, and learn from the consequences of our actions. So taking over a planet does not bring in the ‘father’, the Source of All That Exists, to immediately wrest control from the hijackers. It is used as a period of experience from which all will learn and evolve. We live in a time-space reality – “world” – called the Third Dimension and it is from some of our “neighbours” in the Fourth Dimension that the interference has come.
Whenever I speak of the extraterrestrial consciousness or the Prison Warder consciousness I am referring to manipulation from the Fourth Dimension via either thought control or direct intervention. Both the hijacking extraterrestrials and those with humanity’s interests at heart were regular visitors to the Earth thousands of years ago. They became the ‘Gods’ in the ancient texts and legends which have formed the foundations of most, perhaps all, of the major religions of today. If an extraterrestrial landed on the planet in ancient times in an astonishing anti-gravity spacecraft, or you saw a psychic vision of someone on another frequency, you would sure as hell think he or she was a God! And they did.
This is where the ‘Gods’ – particularly the angry, judgmental, fire and brimstone Gods – originated: negative extraterrestrials.
The ‘fear of God’ was born, and this fear and resistance to change (disobeying the Gods) is still in the collective psyche. Over time, as described at length in The Robots’ Rebellion, these various God myths became fused together to form ‘composite Gods’, based on themes from many of the earlier civilizations.
So it is with Judaism, the Christian Bible, Islam, and most of the others.
Their version of; God relates to the type of extraterrestrials from which their religion originated or the way many different extraterrestrial stories have become fused into a composite God over the centuries. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to worship a composite God made up of extraterrestrials. Amen.
If you look at the origins of the major religions, the stories are remarkably similar to those we hear today from people claiming to have met, or been abducted by, extraterrestrials.
Mohammed, the founder of Islam in the seventh century, said that he had been visited by the Angel Gabriel, who was,
“in the likeness of a man, standing in the sky above the horizon”.2
This figure told him he had to be a prophet, and he was given messages which formed the Islamic holy book, the Koran.
These messages would be dictated while Mohammed was in a trance on many other occasions in the years that followed. He also wrote of going on a ‘celestial journey’.
Many people in the modern world who claim to have experienced extraterrestrial contact have said the same as Mohammed. Saul of Tarsus, better known as St Paul, was the man who changed the image of Y’shua (Jesus) 3 into the saviour-Godmessiah from which the Christian religion was spawned. This happened after he had a ‘vision’ of Y’shua on the road to Damascus. He also talked about being ‘taken up’ into heaven, or a number of different heavens (dimensions).
Speaking of himself, he wrote:
“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether he was in the body or out of the body, I do not know – God knows. And I know that this man – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, but God knows – was caught up in Paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.”
2 Corinthians 12: 2-4
Again, this is paralleled by many of today’s accounts of extraterrestrial abductees who have told of being taken into other dimensions of reality by ETs, sometimes in their body, sometimes out of it.
St Paul and the prophet called Enoch speak of seeing many heavens when they were ‘taken up’; this corresponds with the stories in the Vedas, the ancient holy books of India which were written in the original Sanskrit language. These describe seven higher planes and seven lower planes around this planet. Some people still talk of being in ‘Seventh Heaven’ when something wonderful happens to them. One of these ‘planes’ is our third dimension and just above us vibrationally is the level which has manipulated us.
In the Book of Enoch, the ‘Watchers’ sound remarkably like extraterrestrials.
The Dead Sea Scrolls say that the father of Noah was a ‘Watcher’, and Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon from 651-604BC, records being visited by a Watcher and a holy one who came down from heaven.4
The Dakas in Mahayana Buddhism were ‘sky travelling beings’ and Padma Sambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, was said to have left Tibet in a celestial chariot.5 Something similar was claimed for the biblical prophet Elijah when he left Israel6 and for the Central American God, Quetzalcoatl.7
Descriptions of flying discs, flying boats, and celestial chariots, abound on all continents and in all cultures. Still today we relate ‘heaven’ to the sky, because that is where the ‘Gods’ of ancient time came from in their spacecraft.
The aborigines of Australia speak of three ancestral beings, called the Djanggawul, who were connected with the planet Venus, as was Quetzalcoatl and the Polynesian deity, Kahuna.8 Add to all these the many examples cited in The Robots’ Rebellion and countless other books, linking ETs with the creation and supervision of the Earth races, and only a padlocked mind could dismiss at least the possibility – I would say probability – that extraterrestrials are at the heart of human history and the events that have shaped that history.
There are so many themes which link the ancient texts with descriptions of UFO sightings and extraterrestrials of today. UFO investigators tracked down the alleged author of a report known as The Memorandum. Bill English was a former captain in intelligence with the Green Berets in Vietnam involved in the retrieval of a B-52 bomber forced down in the jungle by a UFO. He claims to have spent three months in a psychiatric unit after the experience, before being assigned to an RAF listening post in England by US Army Intelligence. In his office there, he says, he found a sealed diplomatic pouch waiting for him which contained a 624-page report on UFOs, known as The Grudge 13 Report.
His memorandum was his personal analysis of this document. It included all top secret UFO activity from 1942 to 1951 and this involved reported landings, sightings, UFO crashes, human abductions, and ETs captured by the government. This could all quite easily be disinformation because there is so much of that in the UFO scene. But the report did contain many interesting points. It said that the language of the captured ETs was similar to Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Indian holy texts, the Vedas, which contain many references to what appear to be spacecraft and flying machines known as the Vimanas and to extraterrestrial ‘Gods’.
The Grudge Report said that the nourishment absorbed by the ETs they examined was based on chlorophyll, which (as is now known) exists throughout what we call space and not just on Earth. In the Vedas, there is considerable importance given to a plant known as Soma. It was used as a hallucinogenic drug in ceremonies to help communication with the ‘God’ Indira and other ‘Gods’, and it was the favourite drink of Indira and his colleagues.
Given the increasing speculation that the ancient ‘Gods’ were actually extraterrestrials, it is rather a coincidence that the Soma drink is believed to have been based on liquid chlorophyll. A number of people who have claimed contact with ETs have reported that their nourishment came from ‘juice’. There are, however, tens of thousands of extraterrestrial civilizations which have visited this planet, I believe, and they will be very different in appearance, genetics, and means of nourishment. Some undoubtedly look very much as we do and could walk past us in the street without turning a head. Others appear very different from us.
I feel that at least many of the ‘miracles’ recorded throughout religious legend have an extraterrestrial (Fourth Dimensional) origin. The sight witnessed by 70,000 Catholics at Fatima, Portugal in 1917 sounds like many of the stories described in both the ancient texts and the modern world. The Fatima ‘miracle’ followed a series of meetings between three children and some strange being, which, they said, sometimes manifested as the Virgin Mary. The being promised to produce a miracle to open the eyes of humanity, and those tens of thousands of people who turned up to witness it did, indeed, see a fantastic sight.
But what was it?
UFO researcher, Jacque Vallee, believed he knew when he wrote, in his 1976 book, The Invisible College:
“Not only was a flying disc or globe consistently involved, but its motion, its falling leaf trajectory, its light effects, the thunderclaps, the buzzing sounds, the strange fragrance, the fall of ‘angel hair’ that dissolves on the ground, the heat wave associated with the close approach of the disc, all of these are constant parameters of UFO sightings everywhere. And so are the paralysis, the amnesia, the conversions, and healings.”
The children passed a sealed message from their communicator to the Pope, with instructions that it was only to be opened and made public in 1960.
The Pope did open it in 1960, but we are still waiting for all of it to be made public! One thing is for sure: if it had confirmed the basis of the Roman Catholic religion, it would have hit the airwaves within minutes. So what did it say?
I am convinced that the Old Testament ‘God’ known as Yhwh (Yahweh) is also based on an extraterrestrial, or more likely, a series of them. Interestingly, while the Jewish religion is perceived as a ‘One God’ faith, the original Hebrew texts do not support this. While the English translation refers to a ‘God’, the Hebrew talks of Elohim, the plural meaning ‘Gods’. Similarly, while we read the word ‘Lord’ in the English, the Hebrew refers to Adonai, the plural ‘Lords’. Jehovah, who is often interchanged with Yahweh, would seem to have a different origin. Another extraterrestrial, most probably.
If you read the Old Testament and other ancient texts and replace every reference to ‘God’ or ‘the Gods’ with ‘extraterrestrial’, the whole thing begins to make sense and becomes so obvious. It is important to remember that in evolutionary terms, the time span between the period when these accounts were written and today is nothing, hardly the blink of an eye. Modern UFO phenomena as reported by thousands of people – which include amazing holographic images, beings and craft which appear and disappear (switch dimensions), and a host of other visions and tricks that put Walt Disney in the shade – were being performed by extraterrestrials in the periods during which the major religions originated. These Fourth Dimensional manipulators created the religions to control the human mind as they sought to control this dimension.
The potential for manipulating humanity with such technology is simply limitless. What better way to control people, close down their minds and divide and rule, than to create a series of dogmatic religions based on extraterrestrial special effects? Look at the pain, misery, and inter-generational ignorance that has been visited upon this planet by Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and all the rest. If you want to shut down someone’s consciousness so they stop thinking for themselves and delink their minds from their infinite potential, sell them a dogmatic religion or some other form of rigid dogma. They are then putty in your hands.
I think the takeover of Planet Earth was achieved by what I call the Luciferic Consciousness. I use this as an overall name to describe the force which attempts to work through all life forms, human and extraterrestrial, to control the planet. It is an extremely negative energy operating from the Fourth Dimension. The Luciferic Consciousness takes two main forms. Different cultures give these forms different symbolic names. One seeks to imprison us in the material world by persuading us to reject all idea of the spiritual realms and the eternal nature of life. The other works on spiritually-minded people to persuade them to ignore the realities of the physical world and to float around in a spiritual daze. Either way it means that the people involved can be controlled and their potential to bring positive change to the physical world is seriously curtailed.
The takeover of the Earth by the extraterrestrial expressions of this Luciferic Consciousness took the form, I feel, of creating a vibratory prison. We are multidimensional beings, working across many frequencies and dimensions at the same time. I know these can be strange concepts to those hearing them cold, but our real potential and our perceived potential are light
years apart, as we are going to realise in the amazing years that are to follow.
If, therefore, there is a frequency ‘net’ thrown around this planet, a vibration , which prevent us from interconnecting with the higher levels of our consciousness and potential, we cease to be ‘whole’. We become delinked from ‘the father’. With the knowledge held on the Fourth Dimension, this would not be the miracle it might at first appear. Blocking frequencies are already used here on Earth, never mind by more technologically advanced civilisations.
During the period of the Soviet Union, they created an information prison by sending out blocking frequencies to stop certain foreign radio stations from being received by the population. This prevented information which challenged the official line from reaching the people. It created a vibratory prison, an information prison. Extend that concept to the planet as a whole and you have the very picture I am presenting (Figure 2).
The only difference is one of scale, that’s all.
In his book, The Montauk Project,9 the electrical engineer, Preston Nichols, tells the story of how he discovered a blocking frequency which jammed the minds of psychics he was working with as part of research into telepathy.
The basis of telepathy, as Preston Nichols confirmed, is so simple. When we think we send out a thought-wave similar to a radio or television wave broadcast from a transmitter. A radio or television set decodes those waves and, in a far more sophisticated way, the human mind decodes thought-waves. Hence telepathy.
Nichols found that the minds of his psychics were blocked at the same time each day. Using tracking equipment, he traced the jamming frequency to a now notorious centre of mind control and time travel research called Montauk, on the eastern end of Long Island, New York. Even on Earth, blocking frequencies are a fact.
I am going to use the term blocking and jamming frequency for simplicity, but it could well have taken the form of closing down the portals and gateways which link this physical dimension we see around us with other space-time dimensions.
Some of these gateways are reckoned to be at the great sacred places of the ancients, like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu in Peru, Ayers Rock, and the former lands of Babylon and Mesopotamia, now Iraq.
The Bermuda Triangle is believed to be another, which could explain the many strange disappearances of ships and aircraft, as the gateway opens. It may even be that these gateways were largely closed down for positive reasons, to prevent more negative extraterrestrials from entering this space-time reality.
There are lots of maybes and so much more to know and understand. Jamming frequency, closing the dimensional gateways, perhaps both – the precise cause of the prison doesn’t matter for what I am saying in this book. All we need to remember is that an extraterrestrial force from the Fourth Dimension created an information prison by blocking off the higher levels of human consciousness. The veil came down. A veil of tears. We were, in effect, put into spiritual and mental quarantine.
If such a jamming vibration were thrown around our planet, or even the Solar System and further afield, our potential would be confined to the levels of consciousness which are within the imprisoning frequency. Any consciousness and knowledge held on higher frequencies outside this vibratory prison would be denied to us.
We would become delinked from the higher levels of our own consciousness. We would be, in the words of the ancient books, ‘lost souls’ delinked from ‘the father’. I have used the following analogy many times, but I think it sums it up pretty well: You are a spaceman on the Moon. You are receiving information through your eyes and ears from the world immediately around you. You are also receiving information about the wider picture and a greater understanding of your task from what we call ‘Mission Control’.
When you, the spaceman, are getting a balance of information through your eyes and ears and from the greater perspective of Mission Control, everything is fine and you are operating at full potential. But think what would happen if the link with Mission Control was cut. Suddenly the wider understanding and guidance has gone. Only the ‘eyes and ears’ information from the world immediately around you is left to guide your thinking and behavior.
Very soon that behavior and perception would be enormously different from what it would have been had you and Mission Control stayed in powerful contact.
When that blocking, imprisoning frequency was thrown around this planet, the Solar System, and possibly beyond, it had that same effect. We lost touch with our Mission Control and, crucially, with our eternal memory. We forgot who we were and where we came from. Or, at least, the overwhelming majority did. Those who could continue to hold their vibratory rate, their frequency, could still stay in touch with their higher levels, their Higher Self, because the vibratory connection was still there, although the blocking frequency made this a less than perfect connection, even for them. More and more people are able to do this today as the blocking frequency is dispersed and this is the basis of what is termed the ‘spiritual awakening’ now enveloping this planet.
Only a tiny few have been able to do this, however, until very recently. The rest have seen their vibratory rate fall under the influence of events, religions, and general programming which has encouraged them to close down their minds and therefore reduce their vibratory rate. This has created a vibratory gap – for some a chasm – between their lower levels of consciousness inside the blocking frequency (the Lower Self) and their infinite potential outside of that frequency (the Higher Self). Within the prison was this physical level and some non-physical levels to which we return between incarnations. The rest of Creation has been denied to most people. You might see it as the human race living out its existence inside a box with the lid held down.
We sit in the dark, believing that our potential, and Creation in general, is limited to what is within that box, within that vibratory prison. Infinity in potential and space is so, so close on the other side of the box lid, but we have not been allowed to see outside and we have not realized that there is an outside.
Over the thousands of years or more since the vibratory ‘net’ was cast around the Earth, we have been a people, a race, working to a fraction of our full and infinite potential. Life on Earth changed dramatically and I believe this also affected the animal kingdom. The law of the jungle and the cruelty we see within nature is not the way it was meant to be, I feel, nor the way it was before the veil came down. The good news is – shout it from the roof tops – that this period of disconnection is now entering its end time. Wow. What a future we are going to experience!
In the period after the blocking vibration was created, I believe that Fourth Dimensional extraterrestrials of the Luciferic mindset came here and genetically rewired the DNA, the inherited coding of the physical body. Over a period of time, this new DNA pattern was passed on through the generations to everyone. The DNA determines the nature of the physical being and contains the inherited memory of all the generations. If the DNA had been left alone, we would, while living in a vibratory prison, at least know what had happened and the nature of the problem.
By scrambling the DNA, this knowledge, too, was lost to us. The communicators of the information in Bringers Of The Dawn (and in other books claiming to come from extraterrestrial sources) say that the human DNA before that time had twelve spirals known as helixes, but after the genetic tinkering this was reduced to two.
Our potential and our inherited information source was reduced to a sixth of what it is meant to be. Even now, I understand, there are parts of the DNA which have been identified that researchers have been unable to link to any apparent function. This has been termed ‘junk DNA’. It is possibly the disconnection of the other ten spirals of DNA which has meant that, as is widely acknowledged, only a fraction of our brain’s potential is actually used.
Some more good news to celebrate – we are in the time when a process is unfolding which will reunite those DNA spirals within us. My goodness! What we will then be able to know, remember, and do, will beggar belief from today’s perspective. It is possible that these genetic events are described symbolically in the tale of Adam and Eve and the term, ‘the Fall of Man’. You can also find many references in the ancient texts and legends to ‘Gods’ coming from the skies to control humanity and impregnate women.
In the Bible, Genesis 6:4 says that,
“The sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them”.
The term ‘sons of God’ (which is common to almost all ancient religions) referred, I am sure, to the extraterrestrials. We hear of how God or the Gods created humanity ‘in their own image’. I outline a number of these ancient themes in The Robots’ Rebellion.
The offspring of these extraterrestrial/human liaisons looked very different from the rest of the people. As Genesis 6:4 puts it in The Good News Bible:
“In those days, and even later, there were giants on the Earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago”.
The reason this-world-is-all-there-is science has been unable to find the missing links in human genetic evolution is because there aren’t any. The sudden changes in the human form were due to extraterrestrial intervention.
This is possibly an origin of the virgin mother legends which are also found throughout the world. In what we call China, they had a ‘sky God’ called Di who was said to have ‘miraculously’ impregnated a virgin, who then gave birth to Zu, the first of the new genetic line. All over the ancient world, you find that the royal families were supposed to have originated with the sky Gods – extraterrestrials. Records left by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia say that their pyramidal towers known as ziggurats were built for intercourse between a priestess and a God from the sky.
Herodotus described the inside of a ziggurat he saw in Babylon:
“On the topmost tower there is a spacious temple, and inside the temple stands a great bed covered with fine bedclothes with a golden table at its side. There is no statue of any kind set up in this place, nor is the chamber occupied at night by any but a single native woman who, say the Chaldean priests, is chosen by the deity out of all the women of the land.
The priests also declare, but I for one do not credit it, that the God comes down in person into this chamber, and sleeps upon the couch.”10 On a tomb found in Rome and dated between the First and Fourth Centuries AD the inscription read: “I am a son of the Earth and the stars of the sky, but I am of the celestial race. May the knowledge be passed on!”11
The birth of Y’shua (Jesus), as described in the Gnostic Gospels, also has similarities to modern day ET experiences.
The Protoevangelion of James is the oldest of the Gnostic Gospels which were removed from Christian orthodoxy at the notorious Council of Nicaea in 325AD (see The Robots’ Rebellion). The Gnostic text describes the birth of Y’shua and how people and animals froze in mid-gesture in a powerful, though temporary paralysis, while Joseph and the midwife were unaffected. This is very much a theme of ET contactee/abductee experiences.
The text goes on:
“And the midwife went away with him. And they stood in the place of the cave, and behold a luminous cloud overshadowed the cave. And the midwife said: ‘My soul has been magnified this day, because mine eyes have seen strange things – because salvation has been brought forth to Israel’. And immediately the cloud disappeared out of the cave, and a great light shone in the cave, so that the eyes could not bear it. And in a little that light gradually decreased until the infant appeared, and went and took the breast of his mother, Mary.”
The connections with ‘Gods’ and ‘clouds’ are endless in the ancient legends and texts and what about the ‘star’ that was supposed to have hovered over the birthplace of Y’shua? Why could that not have been a spacecraft? In the biblical Revelations we hear of the New Jerusalem descending from the sky (Rev 22:10) and Y’shua returning ‘with the clouds’ (Rev 1:7). Was Y’shua a member of a positive extraterrestrial race who became incarnate to help humanity get out of prison? It is certainly a possibility.
The Native American tribe, the Iroquois, have a legend of an Iroquois maiden marrying the chief of the sky people.
The geologist, Christian O’Brien, suggested that Hebrew and Sumerian texts refer to a race of beings known as the ‘Shining Ones’, a term he connects with the Hebrew word, Elohim. It is no coincidence that the Devas from the Sanskrit and the Angels of Christianity are also ‘Shining Ones’.
The Incas of Peru referred to ‘Shining Ones’ too.
O’Brien says that it was the beings known as the Elohim which created modern humanity from early human forms through genetic manipulation.
He adds that some of them, the ‘Watchers’ in the Book of Enoch, mated with humans and he believes that the alleged founders of the Semitic race, Shemjaza and Yahweh, were among the extraterrestrial ‘Watchers’ and ‘Shining Ones’.12 An Israeli scholar, Zecharia Sitchin, used the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian writings to support his belief that modern humans were created by ETs called the Nefilim.13
UFO abductees today have also spoken of communications with ETs who described how they created the bodies of the present human race and manipulated our DNA; there are many references by abductees to having sex with extraterrestrials while on a spacecraft. Not all of these stories will be true, nor all the theories and details, but if you take note of the common themes, a picture starts to form. I believe that different extraterrestrial civilizations seeded the different races on Earth and perhaps this can explain the obsession that some have with the purity of their race. Most will not relate this to an extraterrestrial origin, but at a deep, subconscious level, that might be what is motivating them.
I believe the Earth is far older than science has imagined and that a stream of civilizations has settled and developed here which are not mentioned in the history books. Most of them before ‘the Fall’ were far more highly evolved, technologically and spiritually, than humanity is today. Life is not always about progressing mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. If something happens to delink us from our true potential, we can also go backwards.
It depends on the knowledge and potential available to us. In the periods known as Lemuria and Atlantis, hundreds of thousands of years ago in our version of time, humans lived in what we would call a science fiction world, in which amazing things were possible, as was also true in civilizations before those.
These were not miracles, merely the use of the natural laws of Creation. What is termed the paranormal or supernatural is only that which our limited version of science has not discovered or acknowledged yet. Everything that exists is the result of ‘natural’ laws. If it were not, it could not exist. We began to go backwards when the jamming frequency was installed, and the levels of consciousness which contained the knowledge enjoyed before recorded human history were denied to us.
The prison door slammed shut and we are now flinging it open again.
Human civilization did not begin on Planet Earth, I am convinced. It came to this planet from other areas of the galaxy. Some say the first humans on Earth came from the star system called Vega, 26 light-years from here, and three times the size of the Sun. It is the brightest star in the Lyra constellation and the fifth brightest in our sky.14
Wherever it was, I feel the human race originally came from another star system and took the opportunity to populate and experience this magnificent new planet. Genetic manipulation, both positive and negative, has continued ever since to advance or control the species, depending on the mindset at the time.
In those earlier times, I think the nature of the physical form was not as dense as it is today. It was more etheric, lighter and less dense, and capable of manifesting and demanifesting, levitation, and floating above the surface. All these things are possible now if the power of our thought is concentrated sufficiently, but it was available to everyone then, I believe, as an everyday part of life. In those periods, there was no physical ‘death’. The consciousness withdrew from the body when it chose to do so. We will be doing this again as the transformation of this planet and humanity proceeds.
Another theme which connects channelled information from many sources purporting to be extraterrestrial civilizations and the symbolic stories in the ancient texts and legends across thousands of years, is that of a war in the heavens, possibly a war between extraterrestrial civilizations for control of this galaxy. I feel this relates to the struggle between two consciousness streams on the Fourth Dimension, for the control of this one.
Lemuria was the creation of one of these streams, Atlantis the work of the other. It has been a long and bitter battle with humanity as the pawns in the middle. The Indian Vedas contain stories that could easily describe a high tech battle in the skies. Those who are more evolved technologically do not have to be more evolved spiritually. The development of the atomic bomb is a case in point. Developing the bomb was brilliant technologically.
Dropping it was the very opposite of spirituality. So I find it quite feasible that all hell broke loose in parts of this galaxy, as extraterrestrials battled for power with their highly advanced toys. I feel that films like Star Wars and other science ‘fiction’ stories are the result of the writers accessing their deep memories or having direct knowledge of what happened. It is this same inner memory at some deep level of our consciousness that attracts such astonishing numbers of people to the science fiction films and literature.
Some of the places which crop up most often in channelled information relating to these conflicts are the systems of Orion, Sirius, and the Pleiades. Interesting, then, that these were at the fore of ancient beliefs and worship on Earth over thousands of years, across scores of cultures.
The pyramids at Giza and the giant spider drawn in ancient times on the plains of Nazca, Peru, are exactly aligned with Orion. I think the star Arcturus in the Bootes constellation is also significant to the Earth’s history. The aim of the negative extraterrestrials in relation to the Earth was to turn humans into little more than a slave race.
This has been a theme all along and it remains so today, although in another form. Instead of controlling us physically by occupation of the planet, over the past few thousand years they have sought to do so by working through our consciousness from other dimensions. I believe there came a period after ancient Babylon and Egypt when, for some reason, they no longer came here in the same way. Maybe they were forced out by other extraterrestrials who were trying to help us.
Maybe it was vibratory changes that took place. Either way, I believe they began to work mostly through the human mind from the Fourth Dimension and that this has replaced the physical occupation of the distant past. I have no doubt they have still come here, however, and in increasing numbers in more recent times. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R. Tolkien, has themes of war between the humanlike Hobbits and the little grey Orcs which many believe resemble the themes of what has actually happened, even down to the descriptions of subterranean laboratories which mirror the claims of what is happening today in the underground bases and genetic laboratories under America and other countries.
The battle for the Earth possibly reached its most destructive phase at the end of Atlantis, over a period of tens of thousands of years, leading up to the vast island of Atlantis sinking into the Atlantic Ocean around 10,500-9,500BC. The evidence is mounting from many sources of some cataclysmic weather and geological upheavals around this time, in which whole mountain ranges pushed up from the Earth and an unbelievable tidal wave of some kind swept across the planet’s surface.
The geological researchers, J.B. Delair and D.S. Allan, document much of this evidence in their book, When The Earth Nearly Died.15
They believe that a star exploded around 15,000BC and some of the debris reached this solar system about 9,500BC, leaving devastation in its wake. Their work confirms the themes of channelled communications over thousands of years when they claim that the Earth surface we see today was created largely by an enormous upheaval, almost in the twinkling of an eye in evolutionary terms, and not by the slow, gradual change so promoted by mainstream, official-line, science.
The detail of these various views is interesting, but I find the overall themes emerging from ancient and modern information and beliefs to be the most compelling aspect in all this.
Those themes are of a considerable extraterrestrial influence on human affairs, a battle between extraterrestrial civilizations for supremacy, and a catastrophe on Earth and throughout the Solar System caused by a foreign ‘body’ of some kind passing through. I feel that such themes are connected and that connection is the Luciferic Consciousness. It is a collective consciousness, the total of all minds – human and extraterrestrial – thinking within that extreme negative frequency range.
While it is not possible for one person or group to destabilize a planetary system with their thoughts alone, it is certainly possible (in my view anyway) for a multidimensional collective consciousness to do so. As everything is created by thought and all matter is subordinate to thought, all physical events are the result of a thought or thoughts of some kind affecting matter. Everything is. What scientists are doing when they investigate the laws’ of physics and matter is to put forward mathematical equations which describe the power and potential of thought, most of which they have so far missed. All of these events which caused mayhem in the Solar System took place within the confines of the vibratory prison, created by representations of the Luciferic Consciousness.
This consciousness manipulates through any lifeform, human or extraterrestrial, which is operating within its vibratory range. The Luciferic Consciousness is an extremely negative thought pattern, or range of thought patterns, and anyone whose own attitudes are within that range can be captured by it and turned into a vehicle for its will. It is the same principle as tuning a radio into a particular station.
When the Luciferic Consciousness locks into someone’s consciousness, it, in effect, becomes their ‘Mission Control’, their guide. If our intent remains loving and positive, it cannot affect us directly because our energy fields, the mind-emotions-spirit, will be vibrating within a range much higher than the Luciferic band. There is no resonance established. The Luciferic ‘broadcast’ is not received by a consciousness ‘tuned’ to a different frequency, just as a radio receiver only picks up stations within a defined bandwidth at any given time.
I feel that the civilization we call Atlantis was an attempt – by what I call (in The Robots’ Rebellion) the ‘volunteers’, and Bringers Of The Dawn calls the Family of Light and the Systems Busters – to break the vibratory stronghold, the blocking vibration. These volunteers were mostly from the more positive consciousness stream on the Fourth Dimension.
It was an influx of beings into the prison, the box, attempting to change the Earth vibration and break the controlling frequency. It was, for a time, a partial success, but Atlantis became a highly negative place under influence from the Luciferic stream and it suffered a violent end. We, the generations of today, now have the opportunity to do what Atlantis could not do – break the blocking vibration and allow humanity to return to wholeness and Oneness, to reconnect with our full potential. It is an opportunity we are going to grasp and we are going to do it peacefully.
Not with physical force, but with love. I want to tell this story as simply as possible without getting lost in complexities. I will therefore use some simplistic terms for two overall streams of thinking, which seek rather different futures for Planet Earth.
The Prison Warders, as I will call them, is a symbolic name for the Fourth Dimensional consciousness which took over the planet and delinked humanity, vibrationally and genetically, from our full potential and higher knowledge.
I don’t wish to present this in reality as a simple ‘light v dark’, ‘good v evil’ thing because we are all part of the same whole anyway, all aspects of the same one consciousness that we call God or Creation. We all have a positive and negative polarity which we are seeking to balance. But at different points in our evolution we all have different attitudes and it is the interaction of these various thought patterns, positive and negative, which sets up the experiences that speed evolution.
The other stream of thinking is represented by those entities and consciousness streams which wish to break through the limitations and disconnections imposed on humanity and the Earth, and to restore freedom of thought and potential. I will call this stream of consciousness the ‘Light’ or ‘Love’ vibration. One other point to make about this vibratory hijack is the nature of ‘food’ and nourishment.
On this physical level our bodies need physical food to sustain them. But on other frequencies of reality in the non-physical realms of consciousness, the food is pure energy. The more energy of like vibration which can be created, the bigger the meal, if you like.
The energy that the Prison Warder/Luciferic Consciousness absorbs and gets its power from is negative energy. The more of that which can be created, the more powerful it can potentially become. And the more imbalanced, too, of course. Emotions like fear, guilt, and anger, can, if not balanced by positive emotions, produce vast supplies of negative energy. A war becomes a banquet. We are generating energy all the time and the psychically sensitive can feel and see it. In fact we all can, although most people don’t realize it. If humanity can be manipulated to be full of fear, guilt, and anger, the vibratory ‘box’ in which we live becomes a production line of negative energy.
For the Prison Warders, lunch is served!
It is interesting that today’s stories about negative extraterrestrials presently at large on Earth speak of them living off negative human emotions and seeking to stimulate events and circumstances in which more extreme negative energy will be created. I believe this to be correct and it is a key reason why this extraterrestrial consciousness, the Prison Warders, has worked through human minds to stimulate the horrors of history and today. These events are not the result of an ‘evil’ human nature.
They are manufactured by manipulating human nature and its sense of reality. It is highly likely, too, that the animal and human sacrifices to the ‘Gods’ (which abound throughout history and in cultures all over the world) were performed to serve the extraterrestrials’ need for such energy and perhaps for some portions of the physical body.
The Aztecs in Central America, who sacrificed untold numbers of people to the ‘Gods’, are but one example of this. Fortunately, most extraterrestrials are not of this extreme negative mindset; a host of positive ET civilizations are at work today on various wavelengths around this planet to ease the spiritual transformation to freedom which has now begun. They are here to help us. After the introduction of the blocking frequency, when people ‘died’ and their consciousness left the physical body, most could not escape further than the nonphysical frequencies which were contained within the vibratory prison.
Even when not in physical bodies, they continued to be disconnected from their higher consciousness, their Higher Self, as we call it – they were imprisoned in the Third Dimension.
So began the process of incarnation and reincarnation into Earth bodies, as beings sought to continue their evolution inside a prison they didn’t even realize was a prison.
The ‘Gods’ who supervised the prison were perceived to be the God. Many people became so imbalanced and locked into certain thought patterns and attitudes that they chose to reincarnate into the same situations, places, and races. As they repeated the old responses, Earth life after Earth life, they became more and more imbalanced. Others of greater understanding used their incarnations as a vehicle for gathering experience and evolving.
Our consciousness is a series of interconnecting magnetic energy fields and the greater our understanding and openness of mind, the quicker those energy fields vibrate. After the prison door was closed, those trapped inside were encouraged and manipulated to close their minds and that still continues today, of course.
All the positive extraterrestrials can do is to give us the opportunity to open our minds and raise ourselves vibrationally to reconnect with our infinite selves. This is what they are seeking to do with phenomena like the crop patterns. It is quite simple really.
The positive Fourth Dimensional (and higher) ETs are trying to open our minds and hearts and the negative ones are seeking to keep them closed. Our minds cannot be opened by extraterrestrials just landing on the White House lawn. That would not open the collective human mind; it would blow it! Look at the mass panic in 1938, when Orson Welles presented his radio show, War Of The Worlds which purported to be a live broadcast about a landing by extraterrestrials.
The mind is like a muscle; the more you use it, the better it works and the bigger it becomes. So we have to be given clues which stretch our consciousness to understand and trigger the memories we hold at a deeper level of our consciousness.
The negative ETs, in contrast, wish to keep from us any information which would stimulate us spiritually and intellectually. A few people through history have been able to open and expand their consciousness to the point where they have raised their vibratory rate beyond that of the prison vibration and reunited fully with the rest of themselves and Creation.
This process has been given the name ‘ascension’ – getting out of jail – and it shows itself in the words attributed to Y’shua and similar figures throughout history:
“I and my father are one”.
We see many of these people in the history books.
They were able to raise their consciousness while in incarnation, to connect with frequencies outside of the prison and so understand the nature of the predicament humanity is in.
They were laughed at and condemned because they were speaking from a knowledge accessed from levels outside of the blocking vibration, while most of the people to whom they were speaking could conceive only of the world they knew and saw all around them. They could remember no other. We return to the central theme of the book: creating our own reality. The Prison Warder consciousness knows all about this process. Our physical reality is the creation of the thoughts we hold onto, past and present.
These create a pattern within us which is then cast around us in the form of a magnetic cape/aura. This attracts to us a physical reality in terms of people, places, and events which exactly reflects our inner pattern, how we see ourselves. The key to this reality is thought. If you can manipulate someone’s thoughts and view of themselves, you are creating that person’s reality and, as a result, their physical experience.
More than that, people will generally pass onto their children large chunks of their own views and beliefs, thus manipulating – often with the best of intentions – how the children view themselves and their potential. This affects the children’s sense of self and creates their corresponding physical reality.
In short, once you can manipulate the thoughts of one generation, it gets easier to impose your will on future generations because you now have the programmed parents and ‘leaders’ unknowingly working on your behalf. You will see throughout the story revealed in this book how the foundation of the global manipulation is the manipulation of the individual human mind and its view of self and the world.
The Global Conspiracy (with the Prison Warder consciousness at the apex of the pyramid) is a conspiracy to manipulate the human race’s sense of self and, in doing so, the creation of its physical reality. As I say, the victim mentality creates the victim reality. Today, we have a planet awash with people who have been encouraged to think of themselves as victims, hence they are. What has happened through this period of the global prison is a reflection of what is happening within the collective human mind. We collectively attracted this experience to us.
We created this reality, just as the battered wife with no sense of self-love and self-worth subconsciously attracts to her the punishment she believes she deserves. The woman in that state of mind will manifest her sense of self by magnetically attracting the energy field of a man who desires to punish another. In the same way the collective human mind’s inner lack of self-love and self-worth attracted the Prison Warder /Luciferic Consciousness to do the same. If there was not an imbalance within the collective human mind which relates to this experience we are going through, we would not have created this experience.
The problem and the solution begins and ends with the self. If we all find love for ourselves, that is the reality we will create for ourselves and, together, that is the reality the collective mind will create. When we do that, the Luciferic Consciousness will no longer affect us, because we will no longer attract the experiences it provides.
When viewed from the higher levels of understanding, the Luciferic Consciousness, horrific as it may be in the physical ‘here and now’, is actually an experience we have created as a mirror for us to face the collective imbalances within the human mind and, in doing so, remove them.
If we see it that way, it becomes a positive experience at least in outcome.
1 Barbara Marciniak, Bringers Of The Dawn (Bear & Co, Sante Fe, 1992)
2 Hari Prasad Shastri, The Ramayana Of Valmiki (Shanti Sadam, London, 1976) Vol. II, p95
3 Jesus is a Greek translation of a Judean name, probably Y’shua, the Hebrew for Joshua. The full name would have been Y’shua ben Yosef (Joshua, the son of Joseph)
4 George C. Andrews, Extra-Terrestrials Among Us (Llewellyn Publications, USA, 1986) p63
5 Extra-Terrestrials Among Us, p54-55
6 Ibid p73-74
7 Ibid p72-73
8 Ibid p63
9 Preston B. Nichols with Peter Moon, The Montauk Project (Sky Books, New York, 1992)
10 Extra-Terrestrials Among Us, p54
11 Ibid p59
12 Christian O’Brien, The Genius Of The Fen (Turnstone Press Ltd., Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1985). His views were also quoted in Richard L. Thompson’s Alien Identities (Govardhan Hill Publishing, San Diego, 1993) pl97-198
13 Zecharia Sitchin, The 12th Planet (Avon, New York, 1976)
14 Virginia Essene and Sheldon Nidle, You Are Becoming A Galactic Human (S.E.E. Publishing Co, Santa Clara, 1994)
15 D.S. Allan and J.B. Delair, When The Earth Nearly Died (Gateway Books, Bath, 1995)
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Barack Obama | Elyssa Durant: Applying Federal Law to Support Mandatory Coverage
Applying Federal Law to Support Mandatory Coverage
by Elyssa Durant, my.barackobama.com
July 25th 2009 9:59 AM
Underwriting the Social Contract: Distributive Justice & Health Care Reform
The Problem Statement
As health care costs climbed exponentially in the 1980’s, so did the cost of health insurance plans. As a result, employers began to enroll their employees in managed care organizations, and many Americans were forced to leave their traditional indemnity type plans. With the advent of the health maintenance organization, there is a financial incentive for the underutilization of care. (Blumstein, 1996; Davis & Shoen, 1996).
In order to reduce financial risk, health insurance companies have restricted enrollment to individuals in poor health. By covering the minimal standards of treatment and excluding high risk groups altogether, major US insurance companies have realized that the health insurance market can a be an extremely profitable industry. The public sector absorbs the cost of unreimbursed care for chronic care in America (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1996). Based upon these findings, it seems clear that the money being removed from the health care marketplace is fattening the pockets of CEOs and majority stockholders.
Recent trend towards localized government leaves individuals without a financial safety net. This is the least efficient manner to handle health care costs, and evades the premise that medical care is a natural right in a civilized society. Few Americans feel secure within the current system. The rising costs of medical care contributed to the recent market changes in both the administration and delivery of health services. The financial incentive to cover only the healthiest individuals ignores the fact that medical care is a social good.
Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996
Two years after the Clinton Health Plan was defeated in Congress, Senator Ted Kennedy and Nancy Kassebaum introduced the Kennedy-Kassebaum Bill in response to growing concerns about selective enrollment procedures used by health insurance companies in the private sector. In the final version of the Bill, insurance companies must limit preexisting condition clauses to twelve months. It has been estimated that this provision of the Bill will help an estimated 150,000 Americans obtain health insurance coverage.
There are many levels of the underinsured, including those without any coverage; effective policy must address the needs of the total population without shifting costs from one disadvantaged person to another. Kennedy-Kassebaum fails to address the cost issue—the primary concern for those at risk for losing their health insurance. It does nothing to help the uninsured acquire a decent health policy, and then provides no solution to the critical issue at hand— cost
Since Kennedy-Kassebaum does nothing to control the cost of health insurance and medical care in America, the Bill fails to respond to the issue of greatest concern to the citizens of this country: the cost of medical care. The Bill looks towards the states to develop consumer protections and weakens the regulatory role of the federal government. The majority of the American public is unaware of the fancy footwork involved with this legislation, and the demographics of the population it is intended to protect. In order to assess the utility of this Bill, it is critical to identify the populations at risk for loosing health insurance coverage and the underinsured.
Kassebaum-Kennedy focuses on a slim portion of the uninsured population, and those who would be eligible for COBRA continuation (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1974). Of the 41 million uninsured Americans, only about 150,000 are expected to benefit from this legislation. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is really nothing more than smoke and mirrors since it fails to address the true issue at hand—the simple fact that the cost of quality health care in America is becoming a privilege that only the wealthy can afford.
The Cost of Care for Pre-existing Conditions
An individual with high blood pressure may just require prescription medication. Cancer patients in remission may require chemotherapy, and a person suffering with a degenerative disease may be involved in treatment studies. Each condition requires individualized treatment that cannot be based upon the simple economic/cost-benefit analysis used in the utilization review process by large insurance companies. Clearly, the most effective treatment for one patient may not be the best for another. The time required for utilization review may present additional health risks and complications to a patient suffering from a chronic health condition.
Twelve months without insurance coverage may be financially devastating to some patients, and 63% of Americans have already forgone some type of medical treatment within the last year due to financial constraints. Publicity surrounding Kennedy-Kassebaum has hailed the bill as the “be all and end all in progressive legislation, however, in actuality it will only help about 150,000 people.
Recent studies have found that the majority of the uninsured population simply cannot afford to pay the premiums (Donelan et. al., 1996; Hoffman & Rice, 1996). According to their data, only 1% of the Uninsured population is due to current health status and exclusionary preexisting clauses, yet an overwhelming number of insured respondents reported an inability to receive medical care for chronic conditions. The majority of Americans with chronic illness are covered by some type of insurance, yet they are still subject to the utilization review process and access problems that deny or delay medically necessary treatment (Donelan, et. al., Hoffman & Rice, 1996).
Underwriting the Solidarity Principle
Traditional forms of insurance underwriting required that the contract explicitly state which illness or services are not covered by the policy, in advance. If the underwriter did not specifically state a certain condition in the contract, the insurer was held to the terms of the contract and required to pay for services utilized by the policyholder (Stone, 1994, as cited in Durant, 1996).
Increasing numbers of for-profit and non-profit insurance companies began to control costs by refusing to insure individuals who they felt would utilize more services. Insurers began to require health survey status questionnaires (refer to attachment A), and even began implementing AIDS and genetic testing to identify high-risk individuals (Brunetta, as cited in Gutmann & Thompson, 1996). In the 1980s, large insurance companies began including sexual orientation as a high-risk category, by using actuarial sound criteria. Such criteria concluded that gay men were a higher risk for contracting AIDS virus and refused to write policies for anyone believed to be homosexual, (Stone, 1994 as cited in Durant, 1996).
By limiting enrollment to the healthiest members of society, selective enrollment undermines the solidarity principle of health insurance (Davis & Shoen, 1996; Snow, 1996; Stone, 1994). By eliminating those who were suspect of using more services than their healthier counterparts use, insurance companies are able to offer rock bottom prices for young, healthy individuals. By excluding preexisting conditions and requiring certain individuals to purchase high-risk policies, the number of uninsured and underinsured Americans continues to grow exponentially (Durant, 1996).
More individuals are choosing not to purchase insurance simply because they cannot afford it. Even among those with employer based health coverage, the policies frequently exclude coverage for long-term illness or care of chronic conditions (MSNBC News Forum, 1996). Without a standard definition of preexisting conditions, these clauses serve as “wildcards” since they allow insurers to deny coverage for any illness that “manifested itself before the issuing date of the policy (Stone, 1994 as cited in Durant, 1996).
This statement allows insurers to deny treatment for benefits and services for the policyholder for undiagnosed illnesses or conditions of which they were unaware. As a result, the insurers began to demand medical histories of applicants and their families in order to identify high risk individuals (please refer to attachment A).
Legitimacy of Distributive Justice
While there is a legitimate role of government to distribute scarce resources among the nation’s neediest individuals, sadly this is not the cause for the mismanagement of medical dollars in the United States today. There is a big distinction between an individual being denied prescription medication at their local pharmacy due to a cost-effective formulary developed by their Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), than an individual being denied a liver transplant because healthy livers are a scarce resource. While both may have equally devastating consequences, it is more difficult to rationalize a lost life based upon rigid cost benefit analysis and utilization decisions made according to formulas and cost-benefit analysis of treatment protocols.
“The political controversy over the distribution of health care in the United States is an instructive problem in distributive justice. Good health is care is necessary for pursuing most other things in life. Yet equal access to health care would require the government to not only redistribute resources from the rich, healthy to the poor, and infirm, but also restrict the freedom of doctors and other health care providers. Such redistributions may be warranted, but to what level, and to what extent?” Gutmann & Thompson (Page 178).
Blendon and his colleagues have reported similar findings in public opinion polls from 1992 and 1994 (Blendon et. al., 1992; Blendon et. al., 1994). A recent study by the American Medical Association found cost to be of paramount concern to an overwhelming number of Americans (Donelan et. aI., 1996). Of the 40 million uninsured Americans, only 1% attributes their failure to acquire health insurance coverage to their preexisting conditions. Among the uninsured, cost is cited as the primary obstacle in obtaining health insurance coverage. Only 1% of the uninsured attributes their lack of coverage to a preexisting condition.
Based upon these democratic principles of distributive justice, consistent opinion polls demonstrate the legitimate role and public desire for government regulation of the health care industry. It has become obvious that the federal government must intervene in order to protect natural law rights, the social contract, and the Constitution of the United States. Regulation is needed to protect the individual freedoms, liberty, and the pursuit of “health, happiness, and the American Dream.”
If America is to be the “Land of Opportunity,” then clearly individual health and wellness should be an ideal to reach for. Current models of distributive justice emphasize public consensus as a legitimate role for government intervention. According to a number of studies by Blendon and his colleagues, the public has reported an overwhelming general concern about health care in this country, (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996).
State civil courts are backed up with cases where HMOs have violated the First Amendment (gag orders), the Fourteenth Amendment (due process), and the rights of protected classes under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Countless examples of “anecdotal” evidence appear as headlines everyday across the country. (New York Times, 1996; The New York Daily News, 1996; Long Island Newsday, 1996; LA Times, 1996; Picayne Times, 1996; Columbia Spectator, 1996; Columbia University Record, 1996; US News & World Reports, 1996; Newsweek 1996; Healthline, 1996; The Tennessean, 1996; The Albany Times, 1996; The Nashville Scene, 1996). In their entirety, these case reports represent the human tragedy that lies beneath the web of the very worst of American capitalism: corporate greed.
Identifying Populations At-Risk
A study by The Lewison Group in 1996 reveals insight into the private individual health insurance market. Clearly, individuals choosing to purchase health insurance policies for several hundred dollars each month expect their health care needs and expenditures to exceed that amount Regardless of health status, a young healthy 25 year old who purchases an individual health insurance policy can expect to pay well over $300.00 monthly for a health insurance policy with Empire Blue Shield Blue Cross (based upon 1996 rates, current rates available from the New York State Insurance Department).
Since individual policies are not addressed in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPA), an individual policy with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee excludes preexisting conditions for 24 months (enrollment booklet available upon request). The critical markets in need of reform are the adversely selected individual insurance market, and the state’s most vulnerable populations: children; the elderly; the chronically ill; the uninsured; and the underinsured.
For the millions of individuals who have lost their employer based coverage, the cost of private health insurance is prohibitively expensive. Many individuals opt out of the individual market and apply for public assistance when the need arises. Those who have retained their health insurance coverage through their employers are being moved into managed care despite their efforts to retain their indemnity style plans (Davis & Shoen, 1996; The Lewison Group, 1996).
Access to Medical Care
As routine practice, HMOs deny or delay care for all services that are not outright medically necessary. Growing numbers of individuals have suffered irreparable harm, and many have died awaiting approval from their HMO’s (The New York Times, 1996; Long Island Newsday, 1996; The Tennessean, 1996; Healthline, 1996). It is hardly a secret that HMOs have fallen short of their promise to provide comprehensive health care for the “whole” individual by emphasizing preventative medicine, using medical management to coordinate care. There is substantial evidence that individuals with chronic conditions receive substandard care in HMOs.
A four-year longitudinal study of medical outcomes found that the elderly, the poor, and persons with chronic conditions were in better health when covered by fee-for-service plans compared with a control group covered in HMOs (Ware et. al., 1996). New statistics released in Washington, DC by the American Medical Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation revealed the direct costs of individuals with chronic conditions account for 75% of direct medical expenditures in the United States (Hoffman & Rice, 1996; based upon the National Medical Expenditures Survey; raw data available on CD from the Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC). 45% of the American population suffers from at least one chronic illness.
If managed healthcare has been found to deliver inadequate care to this population, then we are looking at 100 million individuals who are potentially facing personal and financial crisis as they are moved into managed care. The public already accounts for the largest payment of direct medical expenditures, which means the millions of dollars being made by for-profit insurance companies are not being circulated into the economy to assist in public health costs care. The industry made a 14.8% profit in the 3rd quarter of 1996, however these medical dollars were removed from health care and used to fatten the pockets of CEO’s and majority stockholders (Healthline, 1996).
Based upon a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the direct costs for persons with chronic conditions represent 69.4% of national expenditures in personal health care (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1996). Their direct medical costs are estimated at $4672.00 annually compared with $817.00 annually for individuals with acute illness (Hoffman & Rice, 1996; based upon National Medical Expenditures Survey 1987, not adjusted for inflation). This population is the most vulnerable to complications in their health and with their source of payment. Large insurance companies only provide adequate coverage for acute illness (Donelan et al., 1996; Hoffman et. al, 1996).
Medicaid Managed Care
Following Tennessee’s lead, many states have enrolled their medically indigent populations in Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). In Daniels v. Wadley, (926 F. Supp. 1305), the court held that TennCare violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment since such procedures eliminate fair hearings and independent medical review of disputes. The court found the pattern of routine denials of care by MCOs participating in the states TennCare program to violate the Medicaid Act since it compounded the problem of institutionalized waiting periods for medical appeals pending independent review by the Medical Review Unit (MRU), (42 U.S.C. § 1396 (a)(8)).
Furthermore, the court ordered federal injunctive protection to participants and beneficiaries because no state law may preempt federal law by depriving individuals of their constitutional rights. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was ordered to revise its utilization review procedures for TennCare recipients in keeping with the Medicaid Act (42 U.S.C. § 1396 (a) (8)) ensuring due process protections for all covered beneficiaries by requiring “services are provided with ‘reasonable promptness,'” (926 F. Supp. 1305).
This case is one of 543 civil suits pending in the state courts for violations of the Medicaid Act (based upon a Lexis-Nexis search performed December 26, 1996). With the passing of H.R. 3507 into public law, (The Welfare Reform Bill) private citizens will find little reprieve in the federal courts, so any attempts to hold states accountable for violations of federal law will be feeble at best (Denkeret. al., 1996).
Managed care has shown itself to be a farce of “medical management” in light of all the condemning evidence to the contrary. Timothy Icenogle, a medical doctor in the state of Arizona commented in 1981, “We play sort of an advocacy role. I think the public demands something more from physicians than to just be a blob of bureaucrats, and I think we have to take a stand now and then. Our role essentially as patient advocate, is to tell them, well, just because the insurance company is not going to pay, that is not the end of all the resources,” (Icenogle, as cited in Gutmann & Thompson, 1996). Never has this statement been needed more than it is today. Unfortunately, as more insurance companies refuse to pay for medical treatment, fewer resources become available for patients in desperate need of financial assistance. As Judge Kessler eloquently stated as she handed down her decision in Salazar v. District of Columbia, No. 93-452, December 11, 1996, “behind every fact found herein is a human face and the reality of being poor in the richest nation on earth, (936 F. Supp. Slip op. At 3).
Perhaps most distressing is the lack of accountability for mismanaged healthcare and improper denials of medically necessary treatment. HMOs claim immunity under ERISA, and leaving individuals without recourse in a sea contractual language and lengthy court calendars. It is evident that individuals protected under the Medicaid Act are not fundamentally different from other populations entrapped in the maze of managed care. They are simply those who have “had their day in court.”
Due Process Protections
Since all Americans are theoretically entitled to due process protections under the constitution of the United States, it seems the federal courts are long overdue for making such a public statement. We are wasting precious time and losing millions in valuable human resources as we await decisions to be handed down from state courts. The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear New York’s request for an ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1985) waiver, making health maintenance organizations liable for medical malpractice in the state of New York.
When HMOs deny care from patients, it is ludicrous to hold individual physicians liable for the utilization decisions made by decentralized corporate review boards. It is time to take a serious look at tort reform, and demand action by the Supreme Court as they approach the date of New York’s ERISA hearing. A blanket court ruling upholding Daniels v. Wadley, and Salazar v. District of Columbia is desperately needed to avoid an avalanche of liability suits filed in state courts. The court must uphold Daniels v. Wadley, and Salazar v. District of Columbia if further lives are to be saved in medicine rather than wasted away in the utilization review procedures. While we wait patiently for District of Columbia circuit court to order injunctive relief, the number of individuals suffering irreparable harm due to the systematic denial of medical care grows larger each day.
The history of Medicaid Managed Care does not provide a very optimistic look into the future of TennCare recipients and Medicaid beneficiaries in states around the country. Dating back to the implementation of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) in 1981, there are documented cases where “people reportedly died for lack of medical treatment before their eligibility was determined,” (Varley, as cited in Gutman & Thompson, I 996). This leaves me to wonder why the states continue to enroll their most vulnerable populations into a system of managed care that has proven to be a disaster.
Perhaps worthy of comment is that Arizona is the only state to have voted Republican in every election since 1948—certainly provides insight into the conservative morale of the state. Although Arizona was the last state to accept the Medicaid cost sharing incentive proposed by the federal government in 1966, it was the first state to force its medically indigent population into managed care in 1981.
Violating Federal Law
Rigid pre-certification requirements and nonspecific utilization review procedures place strategic barriers to access medical treatment and services in Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). Pre-certification requirements are strategic barriers incorporated into the “black box” of utilization review that institutionalizes exclusionary waiting periods and routine denials of medically necessary treatment. According to federal law, “care and services are to be provided in a manner consistent with the simplicity of administration and the best interests of recipients,” (42 U.S.C. § I 396a (a) (19)). Clearly, such rigid pre-certification requirements that complicate administrative processing and paperwork on the part of the enrolled beneficiaries is a violation of United States Code.
Furthermore, using primary care providers as a mechanism to limit access to specialists not only complicates administrative processing, but limits enrolled beneficiaries choice of health professionals beyond what is available to the general public in the geographic area (42 U.S.C. § 1 396a (a)(30)(A)). Certainly referral procedures do not “assure that recipients will have their choice of health professionals within the plan to the extent possible and appropriate,” (42 U.S.C. § 434.29). Under this provision, it seems that any individual, especially those with chronic health conditions or disabilities should be allowed
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