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  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • 29-year-old Dutch woman with mental illness will be put to death

    01/25/2018 3:55:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    Assisted suicide is the ultimate slippery slope. Time and time again, proponents use heart-wrenching stories of people suffering through pain and anguish as they endure incurable or terminal illnesses, and use these as examples of why we need, as they call it, “death with dignity.” But leaving aside the awful notion of suicide being more dignified than dying a natural death, this never remains the line when it comes to assisted suicide. The parameters get changed and stretched, and the line gets moved further and further. Now, healthy people are being euthanized… solely because of mental illness. In the Netherlands,...
  • DC allows doctors to prescribe life-ending medications

    07/18/2017 7:51:40 AM PDT · by plain talk · 16 replies
    Wtop.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Mike Murillo
    Doctors and pharmacies in the nation’s capital are now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients. The Death with Dignity Act of 2016 became law with the signature of Mayor Muriel Bowser in December of 2016. Now the Bowser administration has announced the implementation of the law in the District. The city said the law allows terminally ill D.C. residents over the age of 18 to legally obtain a physician’s prescription for medications to end their lives in a humane and peaceful manner.
  • 111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of California right-to-die law

    06/30/2017 12:09:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 105 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 27, 2017 6:05 PM | Soumya Karlamangla
    A total of 111 people in California took their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of a law that allows terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from their doctors, according to data released Tuesday. A snapshot of the patients who took advantage of the law mirrors what’s been seen in Oregon, which was the first state to legalize the practice nearly two decades ago. Though California is far more diverse than Oregon, the majority of those who have died under aid-in-dying laws in both states were white, college-educated cancer patients older than 60. The End...
  • Swiss group Exit considers extending right-to-die to elderly in good health

    06/19/2017 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 19 June 2017 10:25 CEST+02:00
    Exit, the Switzerland-based organization that helps those with incurable illnesses to end their lives, has commissioned a working group to look into the possibility of extending its remit to help elderly people who are still in good health but want to die. At the moment, Exit offers its services to those who have a terminal illness, a debilitating disease that brings intolerable suffering, or multiple age-related debilitating disabilities. On Saturday Saskia Frei, president of the German-speaking arm of the organization, announced it would fund a working group to look into extending Exit’s services to healthy elderly people who wish to...
  • Watch: Insurance Companies Recommending Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients

    06/04/2017 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Lera · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A newly released video reveals that health insurance companies, seeking to keep their costs down, now can include assisted suicide as a viable option for the terminally ill when these patients live in a state that has legalized assisted suicide. On Wednesday, patient advocacy group Patients’ Rights Action Fund (PRAF) is releasing the video in which a physician discusses he is now encountering insurance companies that refuse to reimburse life-saving treatments for terminally ill patients – who live in states in which assisted suicide has become legal – because they can now recommend less expensive lethal drugs for ending the...
  • The Dangerous Advance on Assisted Suicide You Probably Haven't Heard About

    05/20/2017 2:17:45 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 05/20/2017 | Bobby Schindler
    We're living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day. Our media cycle is dominated by the dramatic, and one consequence of this is that alarming events can unfold on the state and local level going unnoticed despite their ultimately national consequences. One such example is before Oregon's state legislature. First introduced in January, an alarming bill, SB 494, would radically change the meaning of healthcare in that state, with the potential for national ripple effects. SB 494 would put countless medically vulnerable persons at risk of a premature and untimely...
  • Congressmen Have a Right to Kill Themselves?

    02/15/2017 2:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2017 | 4:21 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “America wasn’t founded on one homogeneous moral view. We have competing moral views.” Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia spoke these words Monday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as he defended what he sees as the right to kill yourself — and do so in collaboration with a licensed physician working with the imprimatur of the state. The city council of the District of Columbia enacted the law in question in December. It authorizes doctors to prescribe what it politely calls a “covered medication” specifically “for the purpose of ending a person’s life.” In plain English,...
  • President Donald Trump Nominates Pro-Life-Friendly Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    01/31/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 31, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump tonight has nominated pro-life friendly federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has taken the pro-life side in important cases and written a book excoriating assisted suicide. The 49-year-old Judge Gorsuch, if confirmed, would replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia – who supporting overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to once again provide legal protection for unborn children. Justice Gorsuch is currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which includes the districts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the Eastern, Northern...
  • Congressman says he'll block DC's 'Death with Dignity' bill [Chaffetz]

    01/10/2017 8:20:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 8:42 AM EST
    The head of the Congressional committee that oversees District of Columbia affairs says he’ll block a city bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor’s help. Media outlets report that Rep. Jason Chaffetz told reporters Monday that he fundamentally disagrees with the “Death with Dignity” bill, which Mayor Muriel Bowser signed last month. It would allow patients with six months or less to live to request lethal medication from their doctors. …
  • DC City Council Votes to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide. That’ll Change Us All, for the Worse

    11/01/2016 1:57:42 PM PDT · by milton23 · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/1/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Earlier today, the D.C. City Council voted to allow physician-assisted suicide. But the debate isn’t over. The Washington Post reports that “the council must still hold a final vote on the bill, possibly as early as Nov. 15,” and that the mayor, Muriel Bowser, must decide if she’ll sign or veto the bill. The mayor should veto the bill. Physician-assisted suicide will change us all, for the worse—as I explain in a Heritage Foundation report, “Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality.” Too many people view...
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • Death of a Society

    09/19/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Aug 30, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Death of a Society Destroying Marriage & the Family: An Essential Principle in the Culture of Death. Homily from 2008 before the election on the culture of death in our land. Father speaks of a story of an assisted suicide vote then brings in how the culture of death has attacked marriage & sex. For more please go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org/ & please say 3 Hail Marys for the priest Marriage provides a proper structure for family, and family is the unit cell of society. Society is made of families. Family is the building block of society. Changing the nature of...
  • California woman holds party before ending her life

    08/11/2016 1:56:20 PM PDT · by rey · 94 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Aug 2016
    In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, held the gathering to say farewell before becoming one of the first Californians to take a take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
  • When Assisted Suicide Becomes Coercive

    07/29/2016 9:06:34 AM PDT · by oblomov · 29 replies
    the Daily Signal ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | Hans Spakovsky
    Even the best intentions cannot reverse the insidious effects of a wrong policy. When those who advocate for assisted suicide cite a benevolent desire to relieve suffering, the horrifying results of such a practice still lie just beneath the surface. Recently, an elderly Vermont woman found herself repeatedly pressured to commit assisted suicide. Her grave ailment? Only a broken wrist. Nevertheless, staff at her rehab center “repeatedly asked the elderly woman if she was in pain or depressed; then they would remind her that she could commit doctor-prescribed suicide under the new law.” Advocates of assisted suicide have blown off...
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Racing to enforce Bill C-14-murder by the state

    05/21/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/16 | Diane Berderman
    We take life before it is born and we take life before nature calls. We are a nation without gratitude. Joseph Fletcher quoted in The Ethics of Genetic Control 1988, “The world no longer needs all the individuals we are capable of bringing into it—especially those who are unable to compete and are an unhappy burden to others. If the size of our families must be limited, surely we are entitled to children who are healthy rather than defective”(emphasis mine). This seems to be the mantra today. Entitlement. Only healthy children need apply to be born, when I want them....
  • New York State Legislature Considering Assisted Suicide

    05/17/2016 3:54:07 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 05/17/2016 | John Burger
     Share  Tweet   Print New York State lawmakers have combined two previous assisted suicide bills into the Medical Aid in Dying Act, and proponents boast that there are a number of safeguards. But a pro-life leader in the state is warning of the safeguards that are not in the bill. “There is no requirement for counseling for possible clinical depression causing impaired judgment. Most people considering suicide are depressed — it is a cry for help,” said Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference. “There is no requirement for family...