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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • What sort of misanthrope campaigns for the 'right to die'?

    03/28/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/27/12 | Brendan O'Neill
    It says a lot about the opinion-forming classes that pretty much the only right they get excited about these days is the "right to die". They treat the right to free speech as a negotiable commodity which may be snatched away from un-PC people. They have given the nod to the watering down of other essential rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right to silence. But the "right to die"? They cleave to that like crazy. It is the one right which, if you will forgive the pun, they would die for. Today, MPs are...
  • Left panic stricken as Scalia says Obamacare individual mandate Constitutionally "not proper"

    03/28/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/28/2012 | Doug Book
    In Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General and chief ObamaCare advocate Donald Verrilli was presented with a substantial portion of his own posterior by Justice Antonin Scalia. The summary execution began when Verrilli made the extraordinary mistake of schooling the Court on the proper meaning of its own decisions. “No it didn’t,” said Scalia to the stunned Solicitor General in reference to his errant references to the significance of previous cases. And what followed was a merciless barrage of facts exposing the overreach of the individual mandate, ObamaCare’s method of creating “fairness in healthcare” by making those...
  • “Becoming whatever”: the latest “benefit” from Obamacare desperate Democrats are spewing

    03/28/2012 8:10:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies ^ | MARCH 28TH, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Remember when the leering maniacal Nancy Pelosi told us we had to pass Obamacare to find out what is in it? She and the rest of her Democrat wrecking crew said things like this knowing the “Charlie McCarthy” dummies in the media would repeat anything they said. Because almost no one read the bill except conservative activists and some elected Republicans, Obamacare was shoved down our throats two years ago. Since then Democrats have been telling groups of voters whatever they wanted to hear to make them support it, but nothing has really worked. If anything, Obamacare has less support...
  • American Hero John Glenn: THERE'S a Guy Who Knows What Love Is...

    03/28/2012 5:26:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 28, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    An interesting story surrounds last month's  50th anniversary celebration of the  Mercury-Atlas 6 manned space flight... John and Annie Glenn with VP Johnson, 1962 John Glenn's own true heroFor half a century now the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero. He lifted the nation's spirits when, as one of the original Mercury astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring affection for him is so powerful that even now people find themselves misting up at the sight of his face or the sound of his voice. But for all these years, Glenn has...
  • VA Health Care (Vanity Post)

    03/28/2012 12:00:12 AM PDT · by NMCicero · 34 replies
    03/28/2012 | NMCicero
    The current debate in the Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act has me thinking about something. I'm a veteran (US Navy) and I utilize the VA Health Care system. Sometimes I feel a little hypocritical for doing so, but I use it anyway because it's available. My experience has been that the overall level of care provided by the VA isn't terrible. It's certainly not the equal of what is available for those with private insurance, but it gets the job done. If I want to see a doctor I have to wait a couple of months, but I'm...
  • Gun Owners Call for Supreme Court to Repudiate Obamacare

    03/27/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 18 replies ^ | 03/27/2012 |
    Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA) has called for the Supreme Court to resist the threats and intimidation of the liberal media, and to recognize ObamaCare for the unconstitutional power-grab that it is...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Michigan Senate Stops Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

    03/27/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/27/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation drafted to put a stop to the “home health care dues skim” passed Thursday by the Senate on a 25-13 vote. All the Republicans voted yes except Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw. Senate Bill 1018 was the version of the legislation that was passed. It was approved by the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee in the morning on a 5-2 party-line vote and sent to the Senate floor where the vote was taken. The measure now heads to the House where passage seems virtually guaranteed given that a House bill on this topic already passed. Gov. Rick Snyder should...
  • Good news on the Obamacare front?

    03/27/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 15 replies
    Don’t read to much into this, but there may be a hint of what’s to come in this exchange today, the second day of questioning by Supreme Court justices in the Obamacare hearings: “Justice Anthony Kennedy told lawyers defending the law that the government as a ‘heavy burden of justification’ to prove that the government can require citizens to purchase a service,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Several justices’ questions compared the individual mandate to a hypothetical mandate to buy burial services.” . . .
  • Constitution doesn’t guarantee free contraceptives

    03/27/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 7 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Last month, the grossly exaggerated testimony of a 30-year-old Georgetown law student delivered before an ad hoc congressional committee quite blatantly attempted to expand the legal definition of the term, “denial of services.” When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held that all employers, even religious institutions, must provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive services, including those aiding abortions, to its employees, it set off a firestorm within the Roman Catholic community. The department’s mandate directly conflicts with the church’s 2,000-year history celebrating the sanctity of life. When health officials issued their decision, U.S. Rep. Darrell E. Issa,...
  • Justice Kagan breaks federal law in order to force ObamaCare on American people

    03/26/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/2012 | Doug Book
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will be in clear violation of federal law by virtue of her decision to hear the Affordable Care Act case coming before the Supreme Court today. Upon joining the other justices to hear oral arguments she will fracture the federal statute which DEMANDS that judges recuse themselves from participation in a case “where he has served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as council, adviser or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy.” (1) And according to emails obtained by the Media...
  • New Bill Whittle Video: I'm Talking to You

    03/26/2012 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 13 replies · 14+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-26-12 | Stoutcat
    Great Bill Whittle video here

    03/26/2012 9:16:04 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 2 replies · 3+ views ^ | 03/26/2012 |
    ObamaCare has a date with the United States Supreme Court this week, on its 2nd Anniversary of its signing. Republican US Senate candidate for the state of Pennsylvania, Sam Rohrer, is conducting a National Talk Show information campaign to draw attention to the foibles of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obama Care”) that President Obama signed the Obama Care law on March 23, 2010...
  • Typing in redirects you Obama Biden Campaign website!

    03/26/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT · by GregNH · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 3/26/2012 | Greg Goss
    A Whois reveals this. Moniker Privacy Services C Moniker Privacy Services 20 SW 27th Ave. Suite 201 Pompano Beach FL 33069 US Phone: +1.9549848445 Fax: +1.9549699155 Domain servers in listed order: NS1.MONIKERDNS.NET NS2.MONIKERDNS.NET NS3.MONIKERDNS.NET NS4.MONIKERDNS.NET Record created on: 1998-07-28 00:00:00.0 Database last updated on: 2012-03-22 08:05:13.417 Domain Expires on: 2013-07-27 00:00:00.0Using the wayback machine reveals nothing in the way of content before this redirect.
  • Free Sterilizations, Children and the Attack on Parental Authority

    03/25/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT · by cycjec · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | March 22, 2012 | Janet Baird/Laura Wood
    JANET BAIRD writes: President Obama and the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, as you know, recently decreed that free sterilizations be available to all college-age women under Obamacare. But the truth is even more sinister. Note the wording of the HHS regulation. As reported at CNS news, ‘[a]ll Food and Drug Administration [(FDA)] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,’ as prescribed by a provider,” said the HHS description of the regulation. [emphasis added] This clause caught my eye, “for all women with reproductive capacity.” Have you thought about the...
  • Racing to Beat Gynecological Cancer - Kiss Me Dirty Race

    03/25/2012 8:05:08 PM PDT · by greywar · 4 replies · 1+ views
    zPatriot ^ | 3/25/2012 | Jamie Taylor
    Come on pretty baby...KISS ME DIRTY!!!!!  As some of you are aware, a group of friends and I recently participated in a 5K event called, “Kiss Me Dirty.”   It was my first fun 5K and also really the first time since leaving the Army I had done anything related to group “exercise.”   The idea of signing up for it came from “Just Me” here at the site and I asked a few of my co-workers if they would be interested.  Before long, it became an event where 17 of us were signed up.  Not too long after that, a team named...
  • Commerce and America`s Affordable Health Care Choices Act

    03/25/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 8 replies · 1+ views
    3/25/12 | johnwk
    We are told by certain members of Congress who have voted to pass America`s Affordable Health Care Choice Act that Congress has the authority to enact and enforce the new law under Congress` power to regulate commerce among the States. But is that true? Was the power to regulate commerce among the States intended by our founders to be a grant of power to allow Congress to enter the various States and interfere with the inalienable right of the people to make their own choices and decisions regarding their health care needs? Is this really within the definition of ``commerce``...
  • A "Tribute" To Government-Run Healthcare

    03/25/2012 5:54:41 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 7 replies
    Too Much Time On My Hands, I Guess. | 3/25/12 | Alan Levy
    In honor of the second anniversary of the bloated leviathan known as Obamacare(less) and its grandpa, Mitt Trotsky, I've decided to put together a little tribute to government-run healthcare. Without further ado: *********************************** "CROW AGENCY, Mont. - Ta'Shon Rain Little Light, a happy little girl who loved to dance and dress up in traditional American Indian clothes, had stopped eating and walking. She complained constantly to her mother that her stomach hurt. When Stephanie Little Light took her daughter to the Indian Health Service clinic in this wind-swept and remote corner of Montana, they told her the 5-year-old was depressed....
  • FDA helps Monsanto crush small milk producers

    03/25/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT · by superstitionmountain · 7 replies
    Change Petition Site ^ | March 25, 2012 | JIm
    Small businesses, like milk producers, are the real job engine of this country. They hire here - not overseas. The government needs to stop helping giant corporations squash small business. The FDA forces small milk producers that give consumers a choice of not drinking rBST hormone, to root for their competition, Monsanto, by stating on cartons that rBST is good for you. No other food producer is forced to do this. It's sheer anti-small-business CorpaGovernment corruption. It's just annoying that no one is noticing what an intrusion this is. I'll buy what milk I want without the nanny state telling...
  • Pelosi Predicts Court Will Find Obamacare Constitutional

    03/24/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2012 | John Semmens
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) confidently predicted that the US Supreme Court will rule that the President’s health care law is Constitutional. “The proof is right there in the Constitution itself where it promises that the government will provide for the people’s rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi said. “By making sure everyone buys health insurance the law is protecting their lives. By requiring that employers cover birth control costs the law is liberating people from the risks of unwanted pregnancies. And as for pursuit of happiness—isn’t that what those who need birth control are doing?”...
  • U.K.: Elderly woman dies while waiting for Muslim nurse to finish praying

    03/24/2012 10:57:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 24, 2012
    U.K.: Elderly woman dies after being left on the floor after fall while Muslim nurse took five to ten minutes to finish praying The message that sends is that his prayer time is more valuable than a non-Muslim's life, even when a prompt response to an emergency is an essential function of his job. "Woman died after Muslim nurse refused to help as he was praying," from the Telegraph, March 23 (thanks to all who sent this in): Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang and a carer went to the office for...
  • Viva Cristo Rey!

    03/24/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 10 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    So my phone rings at a few minutes past eight this morning, and it is a local pro-life leader asking if I would be willing to speak for five minutes at the Denver Rally for Religious Liberty on the steps of the state capitol downtown at noon. Sure. Why not? Here's the transcript of the speech. There were cameras there, but I have yet to see the video - if it is posted at all. If anyone happens across it, do let me know and I'll post it here. Until then, just imagine the crazy eyes, and fire coming out...
  • Holder and DOJ hoping Justice Scalia will rule ObamaCare Constitutional

    03/24/2012 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/2012 | Doug Book
    On Monday oral arguments will begin for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a case which will demand arguably the most important ruling the Supreme Court will make in a century. And the Court’s decision on the Constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate will indeed be that important, for a finding that it is Constitutional and may therefore be implemented would provide the federal government unlimited, dictatorial power over the lives and actions of the American people. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found the individual mandate unconstitutional, ruling quite correctly that the Article I, Section 8 Commerce Clause powers...
  • ICD10 and turtles: but where are the White Rabbits?

    03/24/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT · by DManA · 5 replies
    Here is an example of the new ICD10 coding system required by HHS. The ICD-10 codes contain more than 155,000 codes and can describe far more diagnoses and procedures than the ICD-9 series, which contain about 17,000 codes. Coding things at this level – whether a patient was struck by a turtle or bitten by a turtle – is supposed to improve our understanding of health. This is not a joke: see W59.2 Contact with turtles W59.21Bitten by turtle is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code” W59.21XA…… initial encounter W59.21XD…… subsequent encounter W59.21XS…… sequela W59.22Struck by turtle W59.22XA…… initial encounter...
  • Obamacare's Tax War on Women

    03/23/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-20 | Ryan Ellis
    The jobs-killing Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. Many of these tax increases fall on families making less than $250,000--a direct violation of candidate Obama's promise not to raise "any form" of taxes on these families. In less than a week, the second anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law will take place. The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare next week. Out of the 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare, here are the five that most hurt women: Individual Mandate non-compliance excise tax. Under Obamacare,...
  • Happy Birthday, ObamaCare!

    03/23/2012 7:58:35 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-23-12 | Stoutcat
    Worthwhile video at link, can't embed!
  • Rick Santorum: Planned Parenthood’s #1 Most Feared Enemy

    03/23/2012 4:43:43 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Bandita ^ | March 22, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    My friend Paul Cooper ( follow on Twitter ) at Pajamas Media offers Planned Parenthood’s 10 Most Feared Enemies in 2012. Guess who made #1. That’s right. Rick Santorum! Rick has been accused of wanting to fund Planned Parenthood because he has voted for the very same appropriations bills legendary pro-lifer Henry Hyde has voted for which, unfortunately, and against his wishes, included funding for Planned Parenthood. There are some things that are simply not possible to accomplish without a pro-life majority in Congress, and no one has done more to “move the needle” (as Rick says) than Rick Santorum....
  • Obamacare: Imagine the government said, “You must buy top surloin steak, or pay a fine”

    03/22/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    There are so many things wrong with Obamacare, it’s a wonder we’ve reached a point where so many people don’t see the problems. Or perhaps they just refuse to, hm? Next week there will be arguments before the Supreme Court on whether it’s constitutionally within the government’s power to dictate to private people that they must buy private products from private providers. Back in the day, we’d say that was a transaction for all those private parties to decide. We’ve come a long way, indeed. One thing not likely to come up ...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics

    03/22/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    When I read that Peter Singer was going to sit in judgment of the ethics of meat eaters for the ridiculous “The Ethicist” feature of the NYT Magazine, I thought that it figures. I have seen the mainstream media engage in far too much airbrushing of bad people–Kevorkian–and people holding wrong ideas–Singer–to just let it go. So, I decided to put some of what Singer actually believes out there as a refresher course. From “Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics” in the Daily Caller: Only The New York Times would hold an essay contest about “ethics” and...
  • ObamaCare’s consequences for your doctor, your coverage, your bill

    03/22/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    Remember when President Barack Obama assured everyone: “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” How’d that work out? . . . Remember when Obama said, over and over, that ObamaCare would lower annual family health-insurance premiums by $2,500 before the end of his first term as president? How’d that work out? . . .
  • The Four Small Business Tax Hikes in Obamacare

    03/22/2012 2:15:32 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-22 | Ryan Ellis
    The jobs-killing Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. But before we get to the tax hikes, let's dispense with the fig leaf of "assistance" that small businesses are given to transition to costly Obamacare mandates. The law creates a "small employer health credit" through 2014 which theoretically allows a business to claim a credit for up to 35 percent of the cost of providing health insurance to employees. The problem is, the credit was written in such a Byzantine and confusing way that no small employers are actually taking advantage of it. In...
  • Find a Women's Health Program doctor in Texas

    03/22/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 13 replies ^ | March 22, 2012 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    Planned Parenthood ("PP") for years has used the media and fraud to bring in clients when those women could have gone to a family doctor or OB/Gyn. Below are three ways to find a local doctor who participates with the Women's Health Program in Texas. As a woman doctor, mother and grandmother from Texas, I support Governor Perry in his support of the law, passed once again by the Texas Legislature last summer, that prohibits any of our tax funds going to any "affiliate" of abortionists. Senate Bill 7, the huge law covering Texas medical financing, was passed in the...
  • Prayers needed for HHC's dad (Vanity)

    03/21/2012 5:42:03 PM PDT · by sauropod · 109 replies
    Self | 21 March 2012 | Self
    Hello, My wife's (FReeper hellinahandcart) dad has been undergoing chemo and radiation therapy for a fast growing cancer. He's nearing the end of his treatments, but there appears to be something else very wrong. She says that he is basically out of his mind. This apparently is not related to his cancer, according to the doctors. They are trying to get him to take a CAT scan but he is having none of it. He is also suffering from hallucinations now. On top of that, he may be coming down with pneumonia and his white blood cell count is down...
  • Sandra Fluke: ‘Numerous’ Women Said I Should Run For Office, ‘Maybe Someday I Will’

    03/21/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 21, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    The controversy with Rush Limbaugh gave Sandra Fluke instant name recognition in the world of media and politics. So it was only a matter of time before someone asked her about running for office. Fluke said for now she is focused on law school, but that “maybe someday” she’ll consider the idea. At a panel about women’s history, Fluke said: “Numerous American women have actually written to me in the last few weeks to say that I should run for office [...] And maybe someday I will. But for now, I actually have to finish law school.” Not a yes,...
  • Obamacare's Four Tax Hikes on Young Adults and Children

    03/21/2012 10:58:45 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-21 | Ryan Ellis
    The jobs-killing Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. Many of these tax increases fall on families making less than $250,000--a direct violation of candidate Obama's promise not to raise "any form" of taxes on these families. In less than a week, the second anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law will take place. The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare next week. Out of the 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare, here are the four that most hurt young adults and children. Every single one of...
  • Prayers for a friend diagnosed with cancer.

    03/20/2012 4:57:17 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 33 replies · 2+ views
    me | 3.20.2012 | me
    A good friend of ours was diagnosed with colon cancer (that may have spread to his liver) and will have surgury this morning to remove at least one tumor. Chemo will be the next step. This will be truly life changing for this very active, outdoors man and his family. Your prayers for his recovery and healing would be most welcome.
  • Healthcare Mandate Decision Final Says White House

    03/18/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Press Secretary Jay Carney advised those critical of the Administration’s decision to make insurers cover birth control devices and drugs to “give it a rest.” “Look, the President is sorry that some consider this action to be insensitive to their personal or religious beliefs,” Carney said. “But they certainly cannot expect him to subjugate his policy aims to these beliefs.” Carney suggested that critics “may want to reexamine the issue. Does the Bible explicitly prohibit birth control, or for that matter, abortion? I don’t recall ever having read that Jesus gave any commandments on these matters. I think His wish...
  • I am looking for the name of a writer (AA)

    03/17/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT · by Sokol · 48 replies · 1+ views
    I am looking for the name of a writer (deceased) who wrote about his personal journey with AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). I think he was from New York and may have been a priest. He only died within the past 5-8 years - I think. He was not anti-AA, but disagreed with many of the teachings such as ALWAYS being an alcoholic. If you know of the writer, please let me know.
  • Finally the truth comes out: CBO proves Obama and Democrats lied about the cost of Obamacare

    03/15/2012 9:04:19 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies ^ | MARCH 15TH, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What was abundantly clear about Obamacare’s real costs, to those of us who formed the TEA party movement to fight it, has now been certified by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The lies and smug grins from the Democrats who forced Obamacare down our throats would be wiped away if we had an honest media – which of course we do not. The CBO is saying the cost of Obamacare will be nearly double the fairytale lying Democrats told us it would be two years ago. Coming on the heels of its recent report contradicting Obama’s lies about the unemployment...
  • Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I Will Not Submit

    03/15/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Barbhardt,Biz ^ | March 14, AD 2012 11:09 PM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    The Obama Regime has mandated that Americans MUST fund abortion by exactly one dollar per month. This is done by mandating that the service commodity of health insurance must be purchased as a condition of lawful residency in the United States. Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I will not submit. Attached as a separate surcharge to every health insurance policy that covers abortion (and TRUST that the regime will soon mandate abortion coverage - just as they have done with contraception, sterilization and abortifacients) will be an "abortion surcharge" of $1.00 per month, to be billed as a separate transaction from the...
  • Ann Barnhart on how "Insurance" becomes gateway to COMMUNIST TOTALITARIANISM

    03/13/2012 4:53:19 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ann Barnhart
    Explanation of Insurance It's time for this again. It is even better and more prescient now than when I first recorded it last June. The Obama regime has totally perverted the very word "insurance" in classic Communist, Orwellian tradition. Insurance covers catastrophes. Paying in to a centrally-controlled mandated Ponzi scheme that requires that every single expense of your life be run through its hands as the mandatory middle-man, and thus has the power to decide what you will and will not have in your life, and thus controls the entire marketplace itself, is COMMUNIST TOTALITARIANISM, and nothing less. It is...
  • Secretary Unsure of Fiscal Impact of Obamacare

    03/12/2012 3:13:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius says she has no idea on what the fiscal impacts of Obamacare might be. “I haven’t really approached the issue from that perspective,” Sebelius told Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc) at a recent hearing. “We’re just trying to make sure everyone and everything is covered. Maybe we’ll take a look at costs later when we have more time.” Senator Johnson’s suggestion that all the requests for waivers that HHS has granted indicate a problem with cost was brushed aside by the Secretary. “First of all, I don’t know which waivers you are...
  • Dems Say They Have Better Offer for Women

    03/12/2012 11:26:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Bolstered by polls showing women are more likely to vote Democrat than men, President Obama boasted “we have a better story to tell them.” “The GOP is telling women to be responsible—get a job, get married—to take the so-called respectable path,” Obama asserted. “We’ve got a better offer.” “Our healthcare plan mandates free contraception and free abortion,” Obama pointed out. “This frees women from the fear of unwanted pregnancy without impairing their sex lives.” “Our welfare program ensures that should a woman choose to have a baby the government will provide for her and the child,” Obama added. “This frees...
  • Rush to avoid debate no Fluke

    03/09/2012 1:09:20 PM PST · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 7 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andy Matthews
    I’m not interested in rehashing the details of the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy, because this sensationalist storyline has distracted so many people from the infinitely more important debate on whether the federal government ought to be able to force health-insurance providers to cover the purchase of contraceptives. It is, fundamentally, a debate over the very nature of government. It’s a debate that those of us who believe in limited government and individual freedom ought to welcome. And it’s one we need to win. That’s because it’s a debate that so perfectly illuminates the core differences between the two main competing...
  • Limbaugh Uproar Overshadows Real Problems With Obamacare

    03/08/2012 10:16:03 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke have shifted the focus of the debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to its mandated coverage of birth control. “I don’t know why they are singling out birth control,” said Mike Tanner, an expert on Obamacare with the Cato Institute. “What we should be discussing is not contraceptives, but we should be talking about the government designing insurance plans for us.” Tanner said the national debate should be on the mandated coverages contained in Obamacare, such as mandatory coverage of mental health, including psychiatric care, drug and alcohol rehab as well...
  • SITREP: the GIST of it. (Mike Vanderboegh)

    03/08/2012 5:54:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Well, that was interesting. Had a long chat with my new surgeon (who actually I had met before when I was going to the wound care clinic for my foot) and tells me I have a Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST for short. Bottom line: 1 in 5 chance of not surviving the surgery and convalescence. Will involve at least a partial gastrectomy with possible involvement in the pancreas, spleen and the main artery that serves the spleen. Minimum hospital stay two weeks. Maximum, two months, if I make it. The Doc led Rosey and me in a prayer at...
  • Vitacost (dropped Limbaugh sponsor) backpedaling already?

    03/06/2012 3:32:38 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 55 replies
    Vitacost dropped Rush Limbaugh as a sponsor yesterday. Seems that the company is already trying to backpedal after receiving tons of negative feedback. Yesterday's message: We’d like to address an issue with our radio ads -- one of which aired on the Rush Limbaugh radio show. To put it frankly, Mr. Limbaugh's recent comments have been unsettling, and many of our fans have voiced concern that Vitacost endorses these views. These comments are definitely not in line with our brand values, and in listening to our fans we've decided to remove our advertising from the program. And today's soft reinterpretation:...
  • Why We Love Our Black Women Sheroes

    03/06/2012 3:28:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | March 6, 2012 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    They are movers and shakers and whether crowned or uncrowned these Black women have made an impact in the community. These unique individuals have given so unselfishly of themselves to better the common good in hopes that the world will listen, act, and join them in their mission. During this women’s history month, we at NewsOne are honoring the remarkable accomplishments of 10 sheroes whom we love and who have demonstrated the noblest qualities of humanity: 1) Michelle Obama: She is the 44th First Lady, an attorney, Mother, and wife. Mrs. Obama has focused her attentions on the issues that...
  • Health Care Compact Bill Would Shift Power Back To The States

    03/06/2012 1:53:23 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jack McHugh
    Legislation recently introduced in the Michigan Senate to authorize the state's entry into a multi-state Health Care Compact. If approved by Congress - and the chances for that may be less unlikely than they first appear - this would profoundly shift the balance of power away from the federal government and back to the states in a critical area. The multi-state Health Care Compact would devolve all regulation in this area to states and turn over funding for the two largest health-related social welfare programs — Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor — to states through no-strings-attached...
  • Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery

    03/05/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by hope · 14 replies
    Rather belatedly, we are becoming aware that this supposedly typical Georgetown coed is not very typical at all: [B]irth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. The title of the article . . . is “Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons” and was published in the Journal’s 2011 Annual...
  • Nutrition labeling for meat becomes mandatory

    03/05/2012 4:09:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Chart - CNN Health ^ | February 29, 2012 | Leslie Wade, CNN Medical Producer
    The next time you shop at the grocery store, you may see something new– nutrition labels on meat. The same types of labels you already find on other foods. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made nutrition labeling voluntary for many types of raw meats. The labeling becomes mandatory on Thursday. The new rule affects all ground meat and poultry and 40 of the most popular cuts of meat in the United States such as chicken breasts, steaks, pork chops, roasts, lamb and veal. If the nutrition facts are not on the package, as in the case of some...