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  • What the heck is happening to the drug supply in this country??? (VANITY)

    02/29/2012 12:37:51 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 122 replies · 4+ views
    2/29/2012 | Surrounded by blue
    I"m a nurse anesthetist, and I just got a work-related email from my boss. Basically it said "please conserve midazolam, fentanyl, morphine, and hydromorphone.....supplies are CRITICALLY short & the hospital is struggling to maintain supplies". Um, ok. The last time I checked, this was the United States, not Crapistan. How are we "critically short" on all of the major anesthesia drugs that we use??? Am I supposed to offer the patient a bullet to bite? Are there any FReepers out there who have ties to the pharm industry and can explain this? Speaking with others throughout the hospital, I have...
  • A Timeline of How America Falls onto Obamacare by year

    03/21/2010 4:26:28 PM PDT · by ghostas · 44 replies · 2,878+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 19th, 2010 | Reuters
    Here is what to expect if the bill becomes law: WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENACTMENT *Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted. *Insurers will be barred from excluding children for coverage because of pre-existing conditions. *Young adults will be able to stay on their parents' health plans until the age of 26. Many health plans currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college. *Uninsured adults with a pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health...
  • Health plan in doubt as Dems reject fast fix (Secret transparent CommieCare™ meeting this weekend)

    01/22/2010 3:02:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 483+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/22/10 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    Health plan in doubt as Dems reject fast fixBy CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Last Modified: 1/22/2010 6:06 AM WASHINGTON — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest fix to their health care dilemma Thursday and signaled that any agreement on President Barack Obama's signature issue will come slowly, if at all. Democrats weighed a handful of difficult options as they continued to absorb the impact of the election of Scott Brown, a Republican, to the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by Edward M. Kennedy. Several said Obama must forcefully help them find a way to...
  • Democrats are like bank robbers

    12/15/2009 4:33:50 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 15 replies · 637+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/15/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Byron York asks Why Democrats push health care, even if it kills them I put the question to a Democratic strategist who asked to remain anonymous. Yes, Democrats certainly understand that voters don't like the current bills, he told me, and they are fully aware they will probably pay a price next year. But they have found a way to view going ahead anyway as the logical thing to do, at least in their eyes. Who came up with an interesting metaphor ... -- he compared congressional Democrats with robbers who have passed the point of no return in deciding...
  • Obama Works to Stay in Control of Health Debate

    09/13/2009 2:45:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 614+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/09
    President Barack Obama is working to reclaim the initiative from critics of his health care initiative and boost momentum to push his chief domestic priority through Congress. Obama kept up a steady weekend drumbeat of cheerleading for his health care plan in a campaign-style rally, on the radio and Internet, and on network television. He planned to continue the pace with more events designed to seize control of the health care debate following his address to Congress last week in which he urged Democrats and Republicans to come together. "I will not accept the status quo. Not this time. Not...
  • Nationalized Health Care in 2 weeks? Rise up people!

    07/15/2009 4:38:39 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 35 replies · 1,319+ views
    We need a coordinated effort to stop socialized healthcare. Go to the link above...it's a good place to start.