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SOCIALIZED MEDICINE DAILY DIGEST FOR 3/27/10
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Posted on 03/27/2010 7:52:22 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious

7 Prickly Questions for ObamaCare

CNBC ^ | March 26, 2010 | Dennis Kneale, CNBC Media & Technology Editor

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:54:10 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

OK, so it passed. President Obama just rammed through his trillion-dollar gut renovation of U.S. health care. He takes a giddy leap toward government nationalization and one of the biggest redistributions of wealth in U.S. history.

States' leaders clash over U.S. healthcare lawsuits (Moonbeam Brown - "forge a common purpose")

The Star ^ | 3/27/10 | Lisa Lambert and Jim Christie

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:38:23 AM by Libloather

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New battles are erupting over recently passed U.S. healthcare reforms, this time within the states, where leaders from both parties are clashing on whether to sue the U.S. government.

McCollum hires lobbyist pal to sue over ObamaCare

Miami Herald ^ | March 23rd | Drive Bys

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:35:45 AM by Halfmanhalfamazing

Health care reform bill: Cuccinelli expects ruling in health care lawsuit by late summer

Daily Press (Newport News) ^ | 3-26-2010 | Kimball Payne

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:45:36 AM by Frantzie

NEWPORT NEWS - — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told Peninsula business leaders Friday that he expects a judicial ruling on his lawsuit against federal health care reform legislation by late this summer.

Cuccinelli Files Suit Against Health Care Bill

NBC 29 News ^ | 3-23-2010 | Adam Rhew

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:08:34 AM by Frantzie

Within minutes of President Obama's signature on a sweeping health care reform bill Tuesday, the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a lawsuit that argues the law unconstitutional. Similar moves are coming from at least a dozen other states.

Joint Committee on Taxation Confirms that ObamaCare Does Not Enforce Individual Mandate

biggovernment.com ^ | 03/27/10 | Morgen Richmond

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:29:52 AM by American Dream 246

One of the more controversial elements of ObamaCare is the mandate for most individuals to purchase insurance beginning in 2014. There is really no precedent for a federal mandate of this scale requiring individuals to purchase a product or service. So not surprisingly a number of state Attorney Generals have indicated they will be filing suit questioning the constitutionality of this provision.

Obama's health insurance rule _ it was a GOP idea

AP ^ | Friday, March 26, 2010 9:11:39 PM | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:44:07 AM by Dominic01

Republicans were for President Barack Obama's requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it. The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that's been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton's failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.

Health Care, Sick Care, and ObamaCare

AmericanThinker.com ^ | March 27, 2010 | By Michael Applebaum, MD

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:22:38 AM by JohnHuang2

There are simple reasons why the ObamaCare approach to sick care reform can never and will never work to accomplish its stated goals of cutting costs while increasing access.

The Obamacare bait-and-switch

THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Saturday, March 27, 2010 | House editorial

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:24:15 AM by JohnHuang2

The health care bill that President Obama signed last week bears little resemblance to the reform package he once touted from the campaign trail.

The government plantation forever? Star Parker applies simple economics to health-care plan

WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/27/10 | Star Parker

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:25:27 AM by JohnHuang2

I'm so sick of being right: no patience for Americans 'drooling' for 'free' health care

WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 3/27/10 | Patrice Lewis

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:26:11 AM by JohnHuang2

Little-Known Health Care Law Provision Is a Budget Buster, Critics Say(ave month deduction $146)

FOXNews.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | By William La Jeunesse

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:56:12 AM by Son House

While Congress spent the last year debating how to provide health insurance for the uninsured, a little-known provision slipped into the heath care law that could cost some Americans upwards of $2,000 a year.

A fair 'freakout'...Health reform vs. Patriot Act

NY Post ^ | March 27, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:00:24 AM by Scanian

During the 2004 Democratic convention, I was on a train heading to Boston's Fleet Center. While straining to contain my excitement over the prospect of hearing presidential nominee John Kerry's soaring oratory, I was distracted by a woman standing in front of me. She was part of a big group of very excited Democrats, convinced that their man was going to lift the dark, evil cloud that hung over George Bush's America like the shadow of Sauron over Mordor.

America Will Survive ObamaCare

Forbes.com ^ | 3/26/2010 | Rich Karlgaard

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:14:17 AM by SupplySider

Today I hiked up Mt. Cargill in southern New Zealand near the town of Dunedin, which in Gaelic means Edinburgh. The Scots and their diaspora have done plenty of things right over the years. The modern state of New Zealand is one of them. The intellectual framework for capitalism is another. Thank you, Adam Smith.

Health-care overhaul begins now

The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 27, 2010 | Ezra Klein

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:12:03 AM by Bloody Sam Roberts

As someone who has spent the past year tangled in the minutia of excise taxes and curve bending and subsidy levels, it is good to finally say this: With the passage of the reconciliation fixes, the health-care reform debate is finally over. But if you're thrilled to hear that, then I also have some bad news: Health-care reform itself is just beginning.

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

Rsmussen ^ | March 25, 2010 | Rasmussen

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:23:10 AM by SmokingJoe

Representatives passed sweeping health care legislation last Sunday, 41% of voters nationwide favored the legislation while 54% were opposed. Now that President Obama has signed the legislation into law, most voters want to see it repeale

Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address Mal-Distribution of Income(Redistribution of Wealth)

Fox News ^ | 3/28/2010 | Fox News

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:41:33 AM by Dallas59

After the Senate passed a "fix-it" bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an "income shift" to help the poor.

ObamaCare Favors Americans Without Employer Coverage

Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/26/2010 | Jed Graham

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:17:18 AM by Slyscribe

Obamacare’s Consequence - A tarnished presidency

Weekly Standard ^ | March 27 2010 | Matthew Continetti

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:18:49 AM by opentalk

The liberal line is that President Obama has secured his place in history by signing into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. And secured it he has. Henceforth Obama will be remembered as the man who accelerated America’s mad dash toward bankruptcy.

Obamacare Vindication Watch

The American Spectator ^ | MARCH 27, 2010 | Philip Klein

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:53:58 AM by RobinMasters

Obamacare hasn't even been law for more than a few days, and we're already starting to see the early signs of many of the ramifications that me and other opponents of the legislation had been warning about throughout the debate.

Florida voters spurn Obama, Nelson over health-care reform

Sun Sentinel ^

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:53:17 PM by AlanD

Some (All) States Find Burdens in Health Law (Obama bankrupts the states as well as the fed)

ny times ^ | 3/27/2010 | Michael Luo

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:40:10 PM by tobyhill

Because of the new health care law, Arizona lawmakers must now find a way to maintain insurance coverage for 350,000 children and adults that they slashed just last week to help close a $2.6 billion budget deficit.

Should Grandma Get Divorced? ObamaCare Says So

Pajamas Media ^ | March 27 | Tom Blumer

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:44:25 PM by AJKauf

Much has been written about the legislation’s onerous taxes, including items large and small

New long term care deduction on everyone's paycheck

Youtube ^ | March 27,2010 | chatter4

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:13:35 PM by chatter4

Nancy Pelosi’s and Barack Obama’s words are ringing true: We will learn what is in the bill once it is passed. New long term care deduction on everyone's paycheck-$150-250 a month, unless you opt out. This would be in addition to your health insurance premiums, and taxes you already pay. See the video for details.

GOP's health care strategy: Repeal and replace

Google/AP ^ | March 27, 2010 | WILL LESTER

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:39:47 PM by SmartInsight

Repeal the new health care overhaul and replace it with something better, says the Senate's top Republican, who led a solid wall of GOP opposition to the Democratic plan.

Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill

cna ^ | March 27, 2010

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:45:31 PM by NYer

Hitler’s and Obama’s health enabling acts

canadafreepress.com ^ | March 27, 2010 | Dr. Laurie Roth

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:50:48 PM by Free ThinkerNY

President Hitler signed a shockingly similar bill with similar tactics used to get it signed….threats, Homeland Security and Obama have called co, harassment, false promises, intimidation, invented crises.

The not-so-CLASS Act: Another Time Bomb in Health Care Reform [You're In Unless you Opt Out]

Washington Times ^ | 03/26/10 | Jeff Birnbaum

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:55:55 PM by freespirited

Health reform is many things, but not a class act. The reason: the CLASS Act.

The legislation signed into law last week includes a provision called the CLASS Act, which provides long-term care at home. Few know about it, but experts agree it could well explode the federal budget deficit down the road.

"Healthcare Freedom Act" is signed in Virginia - Utah & Idaho have their own versions

Campaign for Liberty ^ | MARCH 27, 2010 | John Tate

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 4:42:58 PM by RobinMasters

Sen. DeMint: Derailing Obamacare Depends on Midterm Elections

NewsMax ^ | 3-24-10 | David A. Patten

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 4:49:44 PM by schism

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., tells Newsmax that efforts to derail Obamacare in the Senate have been "to a large degree inconsequential" this week, but adds that a GOP midterm landslide in November could empower the GOP to use the appropriations process to impede its implementation.

Appropriations Chair Threatens To De-Fund Attorney General Over Health Care Suit

http://biggovernment.com ^ | 3-27-10 | Nathan A. Benefield

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 5:20:08 PM by sheikdetailfeather

In a response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett’s decision to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal health care legislation, PA House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans threatened to “do whatever it takes” to thwart the AG’s efforts. Incensed, Evans even went so far as to say he would be willing to cut off all state appropriations to the Office of the Attorney General to prevent Corbett from fighting this legislation.

A Health Legislation Fail-Safe Works, but Not as Expected ("must read" -- stage set w budget bill!)

New York Times ^ | March 26, 2010 | Carl Hulse

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:41:06 PM by SmartInsight

"The No. 1 lesson from 1993," said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff and a former Clinton aide, "was to make sure you could use reconciliation for health care and education."

Hospital Closures and Layoffs At UK's National Health Service?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/03/27/hospital-closures-and-layoffs-uks-national-health-service ^

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 7:17:46 PM by chessplayer

In the same week Democrats forced unwanted healthcare reform down America's throat, internal documents surfaced across the Pond showing plans for massive budget cuts at Great Britain's National Health Service.

Health Care bill unconstitutional, SCOTUS challenge inevitable

Examiner.com ^ | 3-27-2010 | Dianna Cotter

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 7:19:57 PM by Danae

While the left is still cheering on the passage of its Holy Grail legislation (“Nationalized Health Care”), jubliation is still rampant in the socialst leaning streets of Portland Oregon. But reality is beginning to set in.

REPEAL: Why and how Obamacare must be undone

The Weekly Standard ^ | The April 5th, 2010 Issue | Yuval Levin

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 7:58:01 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

In the days since the enactment of their health care plan, Democrats in Washington have been desperately seeking to lodge the new program in the pantheon of American public-policy achievements. House Democratic whip James Clyburn compared the bill to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Vice President Biden argued it vindicates a century of health reform efforts by Democrats and Republicans alike. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said “health insurance reform will stand alongside Social Security and Medicare in the annals of American history.”

Businesses React to Rising Cost of ObamaCare: They're Cutting Benefits

yahoo.com ^ | Mar 26, 2010 | Henry Blodget

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:58:00 PM by grundle

Remember the part in the ObamaCare pitch when they said if you like your current healthcare, it won't change?

Turns out it might.

Michael Moore Filled With 'Despair' Over ObamaCare, a 'Victory for Capitalism'

newsbusters.org ^ | March 26, 2010 | Tim Graham

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:33:29 PM by Free ThinkerNY

The Crushing of a Health Care Revolt...By GOP Women

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 27,2010 | Jim Galloway

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:30:33 PM by GrootheWanderer

Throughout the past week, Sonny Perdue walked point for the GOP in Georgia, directing the response to the new health care law passed by Congress.

Republicans of every stripe faithfully lined up behind the governor.

BAKST: The courts can stop Obamacare

The Washington Times ^ | MARCH 27, 2010 | Daren Bakst

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:41:54 PM by RobinMasters

Americans need protection from absurdity of forced purchases.

Even if Republicans take over Congress in November, they'll probably lack the numbers required to repeal Obamacare over the veto of its namesake. In the short run, then, the only way to fight this massive expansion of federal government is through the courts.

{Lessons from the} Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988

Washington Monthly ^ | March 1993 | Greg Monfils

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:18:34 AM by narses

Of the myriad health care plans being Fed-Exed and faxed to Bill Clinton's policy experts, the one that may serve them best has already failed: the 1988 Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act. That's not because we need catastrophic care insurance any more than universal coverage, but because the catastrophic care bill's tortured collapse can provide the new administration with a road map of exactly what to avoid in tackling the tougher task of overhauling the entire health care system.

NHS porters and cleaners can snoop on your medical records

Daily Mail ^ | 3/26/10 | James Slack

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 4:59:39 PM by Nachum

As many as 140,000 non-medical staff, including porters and housekeepers, have access to sensitive NHS patient files, it emerged last night.

Obama to name new Medicare/Medicaid chief: official

Reuters ^ | March 27, 2010 | Alister Bull

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:44:21 PM by Cheap_Hessian

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama has picked a top health policy expert to run Medicare and Medicaid, an administration official said on Saturday, filling a role at the heart of his historic healthcare reform.

Obama plans to nominate Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, the official said.

Stuporked ?

Hot Air ^ | MARCH 27, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:47:04 AM by RobinMasters

Kathleen Parker turned Bart Stupak’s surname into a verb that means “backstabbed,” but perhaps she should have coined the term “Stuporked” instead. The Sunlight Foundation reviewed the earmark requests made by the “Stupak 11″ that had proclaimed themselves opposed to ObamaCare over the abortion language in the Senate version, only to flip at the last minute for a meaningless executive order from Barack Obama. In an amazing coincidence, the eleven submitted requests to Democratic leadership for almost five billion dollars in pork after voting for ObamaCare:



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare; socializedmedicine

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How they hate our Military & disabled kids

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