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  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • How Trump Can Lower Drug Prices

    07/17/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Steve Moore
    One of Donald Trump's more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices. Of course, the entire concept of drug prices' being "too high" is subjective. Drugs are too expensive ... compared with what? Certainly not compared with not having the drugs available at all. If you suffer from the intense pain of migraine headaches or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, how much would you pay for a drug to help you? I have friends...
  • Is This The Answer To The Looming U.S. Healthcare Crisis?

    07/13/2018 9:58:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 07-13-2018 | Alex
    America has a big, big problem on its hands. Healthcare costs are rising at astronomical and unsustainable rates, and the country’s leader seems powerless to stem the tide. Perhaps that would not be a big problem if the economy was keeping pace. But it isn’t. In fact, growth in healthcare spending is projected to outflank economic growth by a factor of more than 2:1. The U.S. might be the largest economy in the world, but it still spends a disproportionately large amount on healthcare. In 2016, health care expenditure per capita clocked in at $10,348--about double the average spend by...
  • Why Does the Left Want Universal Health Care? Britain’s Is on Its Deathbed

    07/11/2018 7:32:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/11/2018 | Sally Pipes
    The U.K.’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, turns 70 this month. There’s not much to celebrate. The NHS is collapsing. Patients routinely face treatment delays, overcrowded hospitals, and doctor shortages. Even its most ardent defenders admit that the NHS is in crisis. Yet American progressives want to import this disastrous model. About one in three Democratic senators and more than half of Democratic representatives support single-payer health care. Why? The British experiment with socialized medicine has been a monumental failure. It would be foolish to repeat that mistake here. Single-payer is fundamentally flawed. It relieves consumers of any...
  • National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals (trunc)

    07/01/2018 5:27:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 28, 2018 | DOJ
    Full Title: National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health...
  • CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

    06/29/2018 7:13:32 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 23 replies
    Modern Healthcae ^ | 6/28/18 | Virgil Dickson
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to research whether gay and transgender people of color could receive better access to care and experience reduced HIV infection rates if they discuss insurance coverage with their providers earlier. The agency is seeking approval from the White House's Office of Management and Budget to launch the study in Chicago, focusing on black and Hispanic males who have sex with men and transgender persons. The CDC will work with community partners to help people connect to coverage. Gay men accounted for 81% of new HIV infections among males and 65% of all...
  • GE shares pop after plans to spin off health-care unit, on pace for its best day in 3 years

    06/26/2018 12:39:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tae Kim
    GE on path to reduce debt by $25 billion GE's turnaround strategy is becoming clear. The company announced plans on Tuesday to spin off its health-care unit and separate its stake in oil services company Baker Hughes over the next two to three years. GE will focus its operations on the aviation, power and renewable energy businesses. “Today marks an important milestone in GE’s history. We are aggressively driving forward as an aviation, power and renewable energy company — three highly complementary businesses poised for future growth. We will continue to improve our operations and balance sheet as we make...
  • The Cost of Providing Health Care to Illegal Aliens (The total is enough to pay for a border wall)

    06/26/2018 7:18:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 06/26/2018 | David Catron
    The most objective piece of writing on illegal immigration to emerge from the legacy media last week appeared under the title, “If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall.” It was penned by Andrew Sullivan, of all people, yet he admitted something few progressives have really accepted: “He won the election. He is owed this.” Sullivan’s regular readers will reflexively disagree, but his reasoning is irrefutable. So, most will have to revert to the “prohibitive cost” canard. In reality, the wall will easily pay for itself in savings to our healthcare system. The...
  • Single-payer system would improve health care economics (barf alert)

    06/18/2018 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 93 replies
    stl today ^ | April 29th 2018 | Larry Bowman
    One of the top issues for U.S. voters is health care. There is a simple solution most of the world is smart enough to recognize but is lost on us: a single-payer system. There are two compelling reasons for a single-payer system. The first is the moral argument that health care security is a right for all of us. The second is a little more complicated, and that is health care economics. Sadly, most Americans do not understand this aspect of the health care debate and how it adversely affects them. Anthem announced its first-quarter profits to be $1.31 billion....
  • Proposed senate changes to Tricare to cost retirees thousands

    06/17/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies
    Connecting Vets ^ | 6/14/18 | ERIC DEHM
    "The VFW opposes this attempt to balance the budget on the backs of service members, veterans and their families," Fuentes said. "We opposed the TRICARE fee increases in last year’s NDAA and hope that the NDAA conference committee will once again defeat this proposal which would endanger the financial wellbeing of the brave men and women have worn our nation’s uniform."
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud, conspiracy

    06/16/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/16/18 | By Ken Sweet
    Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani, are charged with two counts conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud each, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said late Friday. If convicted, they could face prison sentences that would keep them behind bars for the rest...
  • Canadians are one in a million -- while waiting for medical treatment

    06/11/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/11/18 | Sally Pipes ,
    Canada's single-payer healthcare system forced over 1 million patients to wait for necessary medical treatments last year. That's an all-time record. Those long wait times were more than just a nuisance; they cost patients $1.9 billion in lost wages, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based think-tank. Lengthy treatment delays are the norm in Canada and other single-payer nations, which ration care to keep costs down. Yet more and more Democratic leaders are pushing for a single-payer system -- and more and more voters are clamoring for one. Indeed, three in four Americans now support a...
  • VANITY: What does Veteran's Choice boil down to?

    06/06/2018 5:02:03 PM PDT · by afterhoursarmory · 55 replies
    I am out of the loop on a few things admittedly. What is are the Cliff Notes about Veteran's Choice that was signed into law? I am a vet, I carry my health insurance through my employer because after what I saw the VA do to my Father; all my nopes. I figured I would come here and open a discussion; maybe there are others in my position that do not understand fully what Veteran's Choice offers. Thanks. Again, VANITY.
  • 6 Reasons to Still Hate Obamacare (More proof that Obozo is an idiot alert)

    06/05/2018 4:01:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2018 | Moore
    Democrats are adopting a new political spin, which is that everything is fine with ObamaCare. They claim that the only reason premium and deductible costs keep exploding is because President Donald Trump repealed the individual mandate tax — which was nothing more than an unfair penalty on low-income families who couldn't afford the high cost of the health law's mandates. But if Trump is to blame, why were the costs skyrocketing two years before Trump even entered the Oval Office? The clear-eyed reality is that things aren't going well for ObamaCare. The predicted death spiral in the insurance market (higher...
  • California Dreaming… of Single Payer

    06/01/2018 9:17:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 06/01/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    The California Democratic Party recently adopted its own Nicene Creed. While the Christians’ profession of faith numbers almost 400 words, Democrats offer a more succinct five: “I believe in single payer.” The mantra hits voters focused on Tuesday’s elections hard and often. Blah, blah, blah…single payer… blah, blah, blah… single payer… blah, blah, blah… single payer… blah, blah, blah. What sounds surreal today may soon become real.In the governor’s race, twelve Democrats race to outdo the others on their absolute, airtight fidelity to a total state takeover of healthcare, which, of course, its proponents never describe in such terms. Instead,...
  • President Trump Needs To Do To Health Care What He Did To Banking

    05/29/2018 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2018 | Hal Scherz
    As I listened to President Trump take a victory lap after signing the bill that reversed a good bit of the Dodd- Frank regulations, he said something that struck a chord. What he pointed out was that these rules were so onerous, that only the big banks had the resources to comply with the law, and the small banks did not, so they began to fold. All because of government regulation. The losers were consumers who had less choice because of reduced competition, forcing them to pay higher prices for fewer services. Does this not sound just like health care...
  • U.S. Hospital Refuses to Help Premature Twins Born Alive, Leaves Them to Die

    05/23/2018 7:24:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 68 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/23/18 | Lisa Bourne
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Twin premature newborn boys died at an Ohio hospital last year while staff stood by refusing to give them medical assistance, a pro-life group is reporting, and the hospital classified the boys’ deaths as stillbirth. Both boys were born alive at 22 weeks and 5 days gestational age at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, according to the report. The first born, Emery, survived for 45 minutes. His younger brother, Elliot, lived for two and a half hours, even crying, and his mother, Amanda, begged for help to no avail. Alarming footage released today...
  • House approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk [147 Dems vote no]

    05/22/2018 8:24:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/2018 | Rachel Roubein
    The House sent “right to try” legislation on experimental drugs to President Trump’s desk Tuesday — a measure Trump, Vice President Pence and groups backed by mega-donors Charles and David Koch have repeatedly urged Congress to pass. The House passed the bill largely along party lines by a 250-169 [actually 267-149] vote.
  • Connecticut labeled “untruthful” for hiding $10 billion in retiree healthcare costs

    05/20/2018 10:03:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy. ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    Connecticut’s official balance sheets will be noticeably worse next year due to changes in how the state reports its retiree healthcare liabilities... Truth in Accounting issued Connecticut a failing grade based on its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and said the state is “hiding” $10.4 billion in retiree healthcare debt. “Connecticut’s financial condition is not only concerning, but also misleading as government officials failed to disclose significant amounts of retirement debt on the state’s balance sheet,” the report says. “As a result, residents and taxpayers have been presented with an inaccurate and untruthful accounting of the state government’s finances.” According...
  • Yes or No?

    05/17/2018 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-17-18 | John Velisek
    The incessant smear campaigns by the progressive socialists must stop. It is apparent that this is the weapon of choice among the leftists who inhabit the Deep State and the media. The fact that they act the way they do, venturing well outside the rule of law or even basic decency is nothing more than the fact that they feel morally superior and indispensable.  The morality of the past and the affirmation that people can disagree civilly is now gone. Any deviation from moving forward to make the world as they want it must be destroyed and any means are...