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  • UK: Patients’ lives at risk in NHS hospital wards 'on brink of collapse'

    09/13/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 12, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Some hospitals narrowly avoid “catastrophe” every weekend, research by the Royal College of Physicians has found, because doctors’ shifts are limited by the European Working Time Directive and they do not want to work anti-social hours [night shift]. Some are “struggling to cope” with the volume of older patients.Many are discharged in the middle of the night or shunted around “like parcels” to free beds for new arrivals. If the problem is not tackled there will be more tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal,in which up to 1,200 mainly elderly patients died from substandard care. A radical reorganisation of the...
  • New home for 750-pound woman

    09/13/2011 3:03:00 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 43 replies
    Fox News Tampa Bay ^ | September 12, 2011 | Ken Suarez
    AKELAND - Two and half months is a long time to be stuck in the hospital, especially if you don't really have to be there. Yvonne Gallimore has been living at Lakeland Regional Medical Center because she had no place else to go. Now, she finally does. Gallimore just moved into a duplex provided by the Lakeland Housing Authority. It's a big improvement, but not easy living yet. It has big, French doors, so she can get out quickly in case of an emergency. "I was glad to get out of there," she said on Monday. When emergency workers took...
  • Dan Walters: Medi-Cal a case study in wishful thinking

    03/06/2011 2:59:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/6/11 | Dan Walters
    Gordon Duffy was a freshman assemblyman from the San Joaquin Valley in 1966 when then-Gov. Pat Brown and the Legislature fashioned a health care program for the poor named "Medi-Cal." Medi-Cal would take advantage of a newly minted, obscure provision of the federal Medicare program for the elderly, leveraging the promise of federal money to extend care to poor Californians who hitherto had been dependent on medical charity. Duffy, an optometrist who later chaired the Assembly Health Committee, recalls that the Medi-Cal program was launched on assurances from Brown that it was affordable and workable. "No one in the world...
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • Guess What Greece Has To Jettison to Rescue their Economy? (Just guess before peeking)

    05/14/2010 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1,919+ views
    Greece was told that if it wanted a bailout, it needed to consider privatizing its government health care system. So tell us again why the U.S. is following Europe's welfare state model. The requirement, part of a deal arranged by the IMF, the European Union and the European Central bank, is a tacit admission that national health care programs are unsustainable. Along with transportation and energy, the bailout group, according to the New York Times, wants the Greek government to remove "the state from the marketplace in crucial sectors." This is not some cranky or politically motivated demand. It is...
  • Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake'

    04/21/2010 6:41:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 891+ views
    The Daily Mal ^ | April 20, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake' A patient lost a testicle during an operation after the surgeon accidentally cut it off, the medical watchdog was told today. Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst on the patient's right testis, but instead he 'mistakenly' removed the whole testicle, the General Medical Council (GMC) heard. Dr Al Hourani, who worked as a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, is accused of misconduct over the error and faces further charges of injecting himself with a drug meant for a patient and stealing tablets....
  • The same rotten Rx

    03/04/2010 3:28:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies · 339+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 4, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try again. With Plans A, B and C hav ing failed miserably, President Obama yesterday unveiled his latest "new and improved" version of health-care reform. He says that this incarnation "incorporates the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- including some of the ideas that Republicans offered during the health-care summit." Unfortunately, its fundamental premise remains exactly the same -- a government takeover of the health-care system. Start with those "Republican ideas": Though mostly not bad, they're hardly game changing. * Increase the financial incentives for states to experiment with malpractice...
  • The Dependency Agenda

    02/14/2010 5:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 261+ views ^ | February 14, 2010 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Only two things are infinite -- the expanding universe and Democrats' hostility to the District of Columbia's school choice program. Killing this small program, which currently benefits 1,300 mostly poor and minority children, is odious and indicative. It is a small piece of something large -- the Democrats' dependency agenda, which aims to multiply the ways Americans are dependent on government. Democrats, in their canine devotion to teachers unions, oppose empowering poor children to escape dependency on even terrible government schools. Unions and their poodles say school choice siphons money from public schools. But federal money funds D.C.'s...
  • Karl Rove Discusses Obama's Broken Promise to Hold Health Care Debate Openly - Video

    12/12/2009 7:37:41 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 12, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Karl Rove talking with Greta van Susteren talking about President Obama going back on his word to hold a debate on Health Care in public with "C-Span" cameras there. Greta played multiple clips of Obama making that promise as a candidate, which he has never done in the entire course of the Health Care Debate. The deals the Democrats have made in both the House and Senate have been done behind closed doors with secrecy a papal selection would be proud of. . . . (VIDEO)
  • A White House Power Grab that Congress and America Doesn’t See

    12/09/2009 7:09:51 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 18 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | December 8, 2009 | SusanAnne Hiller
    To achieve the goal of a universal, single-payer health system, the White House must secure the power it needs by amending the Social Security Act to transfer pivotal controls from Congress to the executive branch. This transfer of power would ultimately give the President and the majority party, in this case the radical left Obama White House and Pelosi-Reid led progressive Democrats, the authority to frame and manipulate new policy, coverage options, and reimbursements, ultimately reshaping the future US health care system into a something unrecognizable in this country. The deliberate setup for the White House power grab is built...
  • Read the Numbers: Obama Will Bankrupt America

    12/02/2009 3:23:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 816+ views ^ | December 2, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    When President Barack Obama entered office in January, the greatest problem America faced was neither the war in Afghanistan nor the recession. It was the imminent crisis of the welfare state. Not only has Obama failed to deal with this crisis, he is pursuing policies that will bankrupt America. In March, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, led by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, calculated the total value of the federal government's "unfunded liabilities" as they stood at the end of fiscal 2008. These liabilities include the publicly held portion of the national debt plus the amount the government must...
  • Is this man really Dr. Death? (Blumenauer and "Death Panels")

    11/18/2009 7:01:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 785+ views
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2009 | Gloria Borger
    Congressman Earl Blumenauer says he's just a regular fellow "trying to get things accomplished." As a result, the Oregon Democrat tells me, he spends much of his time "looking for ideas that can bring people together -- simple, straightforward ideas that would help people and their families." And so he proposed the infamous "death panels." Really. Before they were Palinized -- and turned into those nasty death panels ready to pounce on Grandma (that "goofy stuff," as he now calls it), Blumenauer had a good idea: help people prepare for the end of life. As he wrote in The New...
  • Fight Erupts In Line At Nev. Swine Flu Clinic

    10/29/2009 8:31:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 26 replies · 1,186+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 10/29/2009 | WSMV
    RENO, Nev. -- A fight broke out Thursday at a Reno, Nev., clinic giving shots for swine flu when someone reportedly tried to cut in line. Washoe County Health District spokeswoman Judy Davis says she didn't have any details of the incident, but it involved people in high-risk groups waiting for a chance to get the shot. A witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that a man took a swing at a woman, then jumped on her and they fell to the ground. They left after a security guard stepped in and broke up the fight. Davis says 1,200 vaccines were...
  • Obama’s - War on Specialists

    10/07/2009 9:33:01 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6 2009 | WSJ
    In President Obama’s Washington, medical specialists are slightly more popular than the H1N1 virus. Compared to bread-and-butter primary care doctors, specialists cost more to train and make more use of expensive procedures and technology—and therefore cost the government more money. Even so, the quiet war Democrats are waging on specialists is astonishing.
  • The Nightmare of Rationing in Oregon (medical rationing)

    08/24/2009 5:29:33 AM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 594+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jeff Emanuel
    Two cases of “public option” administrators rejecting patient requests for lifesaving or life-extending drugs (and instead offering to fund those patients’ assisted suicides) reached the mainstream media in the last two weeks. This has caused critics of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul proposal to look to Oregon for clues about what a national health system would bring. The picture is not pretty. Oregon, the only state to allow assisted suicide (via the 1997 “Death With Dignity Law”), has used its public health care “option” as a pretext for enacting an official policy of trading lives that bureaucrats determine to...
  • Obama opposed healthcare reform before he was for it

    08/24/2009 6:19:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 549+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/24/2009 | Chad Groening
    A Republican senator says President Barack Obama has consistently opposed Republican proposals that would make healthcare insurance less expensive and more accessible to the American public. President Obama recently visited the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters to talk about healthcare. He told an audience at the DNC and thousands watching online and listening by telephone that "winning the election is just the start." Obama says he is still looking for Republican support for a comprehensive healthcare bill, but Democrats privately are preparing a one-party push. Some Democrats say a strong-arm tactic on Senate healthcare legislation, one that would negate the...
  • The Uninsured [NY Times Editorial for DNC & Obama!]

    08/22/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 921+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 22, 2009
    NY TIMES EDITORIAL The Uninsured Published: August 22, 2009 One of the major goals of health care reform is to cover the vast numbers of uninsured. But how vast, really, is that pool of people? Who are they? And how important is it to cover all or most of them? Critics play down the seriousness of the problem by pointing out that the ranks of the uninsured include many people who have chosen to forgo coverage or are only temporarily uninsured: workers who could afford to pay but decline their employers’ coverage; the self-employed who choose not to pay for...
  • National Health Service horror stories [UK]

    08/17/2009 10:56:58 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 12 replies · 653+ views
    NeoPerspectives ^ | Ongoing | Various
    British Health Care 7/17/09 (By Travis) Meg was told her brain tumour was inoperable. Nonsense, said her mother, I won't let my daughter die Daily Mail ^ | 14th July 2009 | Tessa Cunningham His hospital is one of ten in America with the resources and expertise to perform MR-guided brain surgery. But before making a final decision, Meg was referred for a second opinion to London's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - one of Britain's leading centres. 'Opting for surgery in America was expensive - £50,000,' says Meg. 'I needed to be sure no British surgeon could offer...
  • Are you willing to gamble..and play Joker Poker with your health care?

    08/14/2009 11:57:52 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 31 replies · 1,807+ views
    youtube ^ | August 14, 2009 | skared2death
    Watch this great video montage about Obama-Care...and then pass it on. ARE YOU WILLING TO GAMBLE...JAND PLAY JOKER POKER WITH YOUR HEALTCH CARE?
  • Health Care Bill Summary From Peter Fleckenstein’s Twitter Account:

    07/24/2009 9:45:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 20,882+ views
    Peter Fleckenstein’s Twitter Account ^ | July 24, 2009 | Peter Fleckenstein
    CONGRESSMAN____________________________________ If you aren’t going to read the entire HealthCare bill, here is a summary: PG 22 MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!! PG 24 Line 116 Government effectively sets prices for ALL private health plans. PG 30 Line 123 THERE WILL BE A Government COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get. PG 37 Line 132 The Government will be reviewing grievances about themselves and will decide on appeals for rejected claims. PG 29 Line 4-16 YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!! Additionally you can reference PG 15 Line 19-25. PG 42 The Health Choices Commissioner...
  • Liberty Counsel: Obama Administration’s Health Care Plan (Detailed Analysis)

    08/14/2009 4:50:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies · 991+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | July 29, 2009 | Liberty Counsel
    Obama Administration’s Health Care Plan HR 3200 currently under consideration in the House of Representatives Reviewed, revised and adapted on July 29, 2009, by Liberty Counsel from the original authored by Peter Fleckenstein and posted on and his blog, * Sec. 113, Pg. 21-22 of the Health Care (HC) Bill MANDATES a government audit of the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure in order to “ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure”! * Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16 - YOUR HEALTH CARE WILL BE RATIONED! * Sec. 123, Pg....
  • Wanted: Obama healthcare reform volunteers willing to be paid $15 an hour

    08/13/2009 5:31:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies · 2,213+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2009
    <p>It seems that, despite all the media attention lavished on e-mail appeals to his political supporters, not everyone pushing for President Obama's embattled healthcare reforms these warm August days is an idealistic volunteer in it for the sake of helping move the country forward and gaining medical attention for millions of uncovered Americans.</p>
  • Separation of health and state

    08/08/2009 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Mack E. O-Velly · 7 replies · 644+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 8, 2009 | Roger Banks
    Let us suppose ... that some prince were desirous to force his subjects to ... preserve the health and strength of their bodies. ..." The above hypothetical was posited not in yesterday's debate but in 1685, in "A Letter Concerning Toleration," John Locke's momentous essay on religious liberty. To expose the folly of 17th-century religious intolerance, Locke brings it to a logical and ridiculous extreme: government-run health care. Self-evident to his contemporaries was the truth that . . . .
  • Obama and Public Debate

    08/08/2009 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Bahbah · 18 replies · 1,454+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/08/09 | George Joyce
    Obama and Public Debate George Joyce At a town hall meeting in Chester, Va. back in August last year candidate Obama had this to say about the important value of public debate regarding health care: "People say, 'Well, you have this great health care plan, but how are you going to pass it? You know, it failed in '93,' And what I've said is, I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able...
  • The Thursday wrap (Spendaholic Barack, Claude Castonguay - designer of Canada's Deathcare™)

    08/08/2009 5:00:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 578+ views
    The Thursday wrapThursday, August 6, 2009 Spendaholic Barack: CBS News reports that "so rapid is the pace of deficit spending by the federal government that the national debt has increased (by more than) a trillion dollars since President Obama took office." To put this in perspective, that's a $1 trillion-plus increase in just under seven months. The deficit increased under George W. Bush by $4.9 trillion in eight years. You do the math. Then cringe. Confessions of an architect: You probably never heard of Claude Castonguay. He's the fella who designed Canada's government-run health care program. And it's a monumental...
  • Predator

    08/08/2009 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies · 1,461+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 08, 2009 | Randy Fardal
    In a series of articles published from 1902-1904, Ida Tarbell attacked Standard Oil, the leading US supplier of kerosene lamp fuel. The centerpiece of Ms. Tarbell's criticism was that the company had engaged in predatory pricing by continually lowering its prices. Her readers must have asked themselves, "How is that a bad thing? Am I supposed to be outraged that the amount I pay for lamp oil has fallen?" Although company cofounder John Rockefeller had retired from actively managing Standard Oil in 1896, Ms. Tarbell vilified him in her articles, even criticizing his elderly appearance. Populist US president Theodore Roosevelt...
  • Government Healthcare Massacree [Alice's Restaurant]

    08/06/2009 4:12:50 PM PDT · by xcamel · 13 replies · 496+ views ^ | today | me
    Ok..time for some fun with "Government Healthcare" as seen through the lyrics of Alice's Restaurant Massacree, by Arlo Guthrie. The link is above, pick a section, and rework the words. Starting: This song is called Government Healtcare Plan, and it's about Government, and the healthcare plan thing, but Government Healtcare is not the name of the plan, that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Government Healtcare Plan. You can't get anything you want from a Government Healthcare plan. You can't get anything you want from a Government Healthcare plan. The whole damn train...
  • Pelosi: Rowdy town hall protests are "Astroturf"

    08/04/2009 8:57:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 1,516+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 8/4/9 | Joe Garofoli
    The other day Comrade Lochhead told us how Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent Congress home for the summer holiday with some talking points to spew when their local townsfolk asked pointed questions about health care. Hah! Town hall meetings. Nobody shows up to those snoozefests, right? Oooh, but have you seen some of the stuff that's been going down over the past few days? Congressfolk have been getting heckled when they hold town meetings back in their home districts. Looks like the work of the Tea Party crew -- combined with Obama health care haters like the Conservatives for Patients' Rights....
  • We know we are the victims, but who are the villains of Obamacare?

    08/04/2009 6:09:20 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 703+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | August 3, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The way of the Left is to “struggle” against imaginary villains. Obamacare is loaded with genuine villains. We’ll be the victims, here are the villains. ACORN now called COI will be handed billions of our tax dollars to be the street level “Brown Shirts” charged with enforcing the government’s new rules for our lives. Trial Lawyers will greatly benefit from this plan. A little noticed section of the House Leadership version gives them the right to sue anyone they can imagine on behalf of the government without a prior agreement with the government. Illegal aliens will benefit because there are...
  • Congress' Own Healthcare Benefits: Membership Has Its Privileges[ Our Kings & Queens!]

    08/01/2009 9:27:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 864+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 01, 2009
    Congress' own healthcare benefits: Membership has its privileges Lawmakers can choose among several plans and get special treatment at federal medical facilities. In 2008, taxpayers spent about $15 billion to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents. Mark Z. Barabak and Faye Fiore August 2, 2009 Too much, too fast, too expensive. Those are some of the objections lawmakers have voiced against the healthcare overhaul Democrats are attempting on Capitol Hill. But many Americans think Congress is out of touch. How, they wonder, can lawmakers empathize with the underinsured or those lacking insurance when they receive a benefits package...
  • Tea Party: Bristol Style!

    07/31/2009 8:22:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 438+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | July 31st 2009
    Friday, July 31, 2009 Tea Party: Bristol Style! Here are some photo's of the Town Hall in Bristol, Va. Yesterday. [Pics in URL] Didn't see any of these protesters in the MSM yesterday did you?
  • Large group turns out to OPPOSE Obamacare in Roanoke, VA...includes pictures

    07/30/2009 4:39:53 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 757+ views
  • ObamaCare: We’ve only just begun

    07/30/2009 1:56:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2009 | KARL
    Yesterday, Pres. Obama’s proposed takeover of the US healthcare system took hits in polling from from NPR, TIME, Gallup, NBC/WSJ and the New York Times. Today’s Pew poll is about as bad. The Hill and Politico report on the Congressional Progressive Caucus threatening to bolt over the deal their leaders forged with the Blue Dogs — and that is over the supposed substance, not the delay for a vote by the full House until September, when time is so clearly the Democrats’ enemy. The emerging proposal from the bipartisan “gang of six” Senate Finance Committee negotiators that would drop a...
  • A Talk With Obama: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

    07/30/2009 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 969+ views ^ | July 30, 2009 | Ross Mackenzie
    Ever wish you could rap with the president? Here's your chance - an imaginary conversation in an occasional series. Quotation marks indicate actual words Barack Obama has used. Mr. President, thanks for the opportunity. Happy to do it. What's on your mind? Could we start with health care? You've said you want a plan providing improved care for reduced cost, and extending health insurance coverage to perhaps 50 million more Americans. You also want a taxpayer-financed public option to private insurance. I set an August deadline that obviously will be missed. But it will happen, as Madame Pelosi has said...

    07/29/2009 6:34:52 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 75 replies · 15,573+ views ^ | Thursday, 23 July 2009 | Dr. Dave Janda
    As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17). The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received. In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of "reform" as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. Here is the link to the 1,018 page document: Let me summarize just a few salient points...
  • Ontario Fires Back Against Woman in Ad (Canadian Health Care)

    07/29/2009 5:26:44 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 47 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 29, 2009 | Canadian Press
    The Ontario government has filed a defence against a claim made by a Hamilton woman who's at the centre of the U.S. debate over health care. Shona Holmes is featured in a TV campaign in which she claims she had to mortgage her home and travel to a U.S. clinic for brain surgery in 2005, due to a six-month wait for care in Canada. The ad, which began airing about two weeks ago in all 50 states, warns Americans to reject Canadian-style health care because it failed her. In the ad, Ms. Holmes states that if she relied on her...
  • Taking away their surplus at gunpoint is 'only fair'

    07/29/2009 2:13:02 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 24 replies · 1,467+ views
    Las Vegas Review Jurnal ^ | July 22, 2009 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Taking away their surplus at gunpoint is 'only fair' Posted by Vin Suprynowicz Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2009 at 05:27 PM WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama to tell nation that health reform is key to economic recovery, controlling deficit," said today's 3:06 p.m. news flash. No, actually, the key to economic recovery and controlling the deficit is giving me 10,000 ounces of gold, a nice bungalow on Maui, and all the unblended Scotch whisky I can drink. This is hilarious. This guy is convinced they'll believe ANYTHING. If having government pay for just the health care of the poor and the elderly...
  • Reparations By Way Of Health Care Reform

    07/27/2009 6:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,381+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Legislation: Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It's affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color.President Obama is on the record as being officially opposed to reparations for slavery. But as with other issues, you have to sift through his eloquent rhetoric and go beyond the teleprompter to get at what he really means. His opposition to reparations is based on the fact they don't go far enough. In a 2004 questionnaire, he told the NAACP, "I fear that reparations would be an...
  • Reparations By Way Of Health Care Reform

    07/28/2009 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 9 replies · 1,200+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Monday, July 27, 2009
    Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It's affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color. President Obama is on the record as being officially opposed to reparations for slavery. But as with other issues, you have to sift through his eloquent rhetoric and go beyond the teleprompter to get at what he really means. His opposition to reparations is based on the fact they don't go far enough. [snip] Under the Democrats' plans, if a medical school wants to receive contracts and grants...
  • Why we have to fight: PART TWO another 11 SPECIFIC THREATS to our liberty from Obamacare scheme

    07/28/2009 6:04:25 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies · 415+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | July 28, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    9) Pg 72, lines 8-14 creates a Health Care Exchange meaning all private health insurance will be nationalized like the banking, car manufacturing and student loan industries. 10) PG 85, line 7 dictates specifically what benefits all health plans will be allowed to provide. This will increases rationing of healthcare. 11) PG 91, lines 4-7 healthcare providers MUST hire translators paid for with our tax money for non English speakers (illegal aliens). 12) Pg 95, lines 8-18 government paid ACORN types will knock on our doors and sign us up for the “right” Obama healthcare plan. 13) PG 85, line...
  • Britain's Health Service "Facing Funding Crisis" [heh]

    06/10/2009 9:35:02 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 8 replies · 372+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10 June 2009 | Kate Kelland
    Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is facing the biggest financial and organizational challenge in its 60-year history, with a 15 billion pound ($25 billion) shortfall looming after 2011, a report said on Wednesday. The NHS Confederation, which represents health service managers, said recession and rising costs will squeeze the NHS budget by 15 billion pounds in the five years from 2011.
  • Starved to death in an NHS hospital: patient left without food for 26 days (UK)

    01/08/2009 6:59:15 PM PST · by traumer · 92 replies · 2,733+ views
    A vulnerable patient starved to death in an NHS hospital after 26 days without proper nourishment. Martin Ryan, 43, had suffered a stroke which left him unable to swallow. But a 'total breakdown in communication' meant he was never fitted with a feeding tube. It was one of a number of horrific cases where the NHS fatally failed patients with learning difficulties, a health watchdog is expected to rule later this month. Tragedy: Martin Ryan died starving and 'in agony' in an NHS hospital after a 'communication breakdown' meant he was not fitted with a feeding tube Tragedy: Martin Ryan...
  • We used to call them angels, so why have some nurses stopped caring?

    10/18/2008 3:58:31 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 107 replies · 2,346+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18 October 2008 | Claudia Joseph
    I knew my mother Norma's 81st birthday would be poignant. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer six months earlier... and was not expected to survive the year. But at least, I reasoned, she was being treated at the world-renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in West London. There she would not only receive the best possible treatment but be cared for by dedicated nurses accustomed to looking after the terminally ill... But when I arrived on Horder Ward on the morning of my mother's birthday, she was distressed and disorientated. Instead of wearing the white linen pyjamas she had gone to...
  • Smoking ban, fitness tests for healthier nation [junk food would be taxed and everyone would be..]

    04/19/2008 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies · 137+ views
    Smoking ban, fitness tests for healthier nation By Sharri Markson April 20, 2008 01:36am SMOKING would be banned for everyone born next year, junk food would be taxed and everyone would be subjected to a fitness test by 2020. By comparison, the cost of healthy food, including fruit and vegetables, would be reduced to reflect its low environmental impact and obvious health benefits. These are just a few of the ideas from 100 of the nation's health experts who discussed the best way to combat obesity, reduce illness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Health Minister Nicola Roxon said one idea...

    01/28/2008 8:15:52 AM PST · by sinanju · 51 replies · 81+ views ^ | 01/27/2008 | Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent
    "...The findings of a survey conducted by Doctor magazine sparked a fierce row last night, with the British Medical Association and campaign groups describing the recommendations from family and hospital doctors as "out­rageous" and "disgraceful". About one in 10 hospitals already deny some surgery to obese patients and smokers, with restrictions most common in hospitals battling debt. Managers defend the policies because of the higher risk of complications on the operating table for unfit patients. But critics believe that patients are being denied care simply to save money."
  • Immigrants sent to front of hospital queues

    09/11/2007 3:33:10 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 34 replies · 874+ views
    News of the World ^ | 11 Sept 2007 | Robbie Collin
    Immigrants sent to front of hospital queues By Robbie Collin IMMIGRANTS who can't speak English are being sent to the FRONT of NHS out-patient queues...while locals are left waiting in clinics for hours. Patients who need interpreters are being given priority by hospital trusts—because bosses reckon it's cheaper than having costly translators hanging about. It means that at busy times non-English speakers are instantly shunted to the front of the queue. But the policy has infuriated patients' groups, who claim it shows ordinary Britons are being discriminated against.Immigrations sent to front of hospital queues At one outpatient clinic—the London...
  • Drug Addicts To Be Given i-Pods If They Beat Their Habits (But No Drugs For Alzheimer's Patients)

    07/22/2007 9:27:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 521+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd July 2007 | JAMES SLACK
    Drug addicts to be given i-Pods if they beat their habits By JAMES SLACK Last updated at 16:37pm on 22nd July 2007 Drug addicts could be offered food vouchers and the chance to win prizes such as i-Pod music players by the Government body refusing treatment to Alzheimer's sufferers. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) wants to offer heroin and crack addicts 'incentives' to quit their habit. The users - many of whom commit crime to feed their habit - will be offered vouchers if they test clean for the illegal substances. The size of the taxpayer-funded gift will...
  • Portland VA Budget Crunch Cancels Surgeries (unacceptable and disturbing)

    09/08/2004 7:56:55 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Military ^ | September 7, 2004 | Larry Scott
    In the last few weeks the Portland, Oregon VA hospital has been sending a letter to veterans informing them that their non-"life-or-limb" surgery has been cancelled or postponed. The Portland VA facility, with a satellite campus in Vancouver, Washington, serves veterans in Oregon, southwest Washington and parts of Northern California. It all boils down to dollars, or lack of them. The Portland VA, like every VA facility, is caught in a funding crisis with no end in sight. Funding for the VA has increased every year, Internet myths aside. But the dollars have not kept up with the number of...