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  • Dr. Carson's Health Prescription: Close, But No Cigar!

    01/06/2016 3:32:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 6, 2016 | Devon Herrick
    Presidential candidate Ben Carson unveiled his health care plan. Although the details are still sketchy, his proposal would rely heavily on "Health Empower Accounts" (HSAs by another name) that begin at birth. These accounts -- as is typical of actual Health Savings Accounts -- would be coupled with high-deductible health care plans. Medicaid would be turned into a block grant, from which states would be expected to set up private accounts (HRAs, HSAs or FSAs) and couple with private health plans for low-income beneficiaries. Medicare would be converted into a tax credit, allowing seniors to buy private health plans. Presumably,...
  • Obama Care Schaden-FRAUD

    10/29/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-28-2013 | C Edmund Wright
    In his weekly radio address, President Obama preposterously pouted that "it's well past the time for folks to stop rooting for [ObamaCare's] failure," with the obvious implication that conservative Republicans are in fact cheering for the pain of the un-insured. No, Mr. President, we are not. We are, however, having a delicious moment of schaden-fraud. This is the magnificent validation we are experiencing as all elected Democrats and members of the Jurassic media are fast discovering that the man and the plan they have so arrogantly shoved down our throats - and so naively placed their hopes in -- are...
  • Mediscare

    08/25/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 25, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Within minutes of the announcement that Paul Ryan would be Mitt Romney's running mate, the Democratic attack machine shifted into high gear. "Paul Ryan will destroy Medicare as we know it," claimed the ads. "So will Mitt Romney." Be afraid. Be very afraid. But isn't ObamaCare what seniors should really be scared of? Yes, indeed. And to hide that fact, the Obama forces are telling five big lies. Lie Number One: Health Reform Is Good For Seniors. Millions of taxpayer dollars (that's our dollars) have been spent on Andy Griffith television ads and other advertisements trying to convince seniors that...
  • WaPo Blog Says Jesus Would Support Obamacare

    04/02/2012 2:48:12 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 27 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 2, 2012 | JP
    I just read the latest screed by Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, in the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post. The left-wing Catholic presumes to question the faith of those who oppose Obamacare. “The question of health care insurance is an example of how persons professing to be the most religious among us can nonetheless violate basic teachings of Jesus,” writes Stevens-Arroyo, whose brand of Catholicism would be alien to Pope Benedict XVI. “It goes against Christian discipleship,” he asserts, “to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a substitute that will provide for 40 million uninsured, most of them children.” That...
  • Looks like CMS is giving away $1B of Medicare Trust Fund Money

    11/15/2011 4:54:52 PM PST · by boldtruth11 · 12 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2011 | unknown
    "The Health Care Innovation Challenge will award up $1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs." "Awards will range from approximately $1 million to $30 million for a three-year period. Applications are open to providers, payers, local government, public-private partnerships and multi-payer collaboratives."
  • How Rick Perry's Flat-Tax Plan Would Accelerate Health Reform

    10/30/2011 4:42:28 PM PDT · by casinva · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 25, 2011 | Avik Roy
    As you may know, Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry is unveiling his proposal for an optional flat tax. ...Of equal importance, Perry is for the first time unveiling his thoughts on Medicare reform. ___ Perry reforms could significantly expand the individual health insurance market. As I’ve written many times, the employer tax exclusion for health insurance is American health care’s original sin: a $300 billion-a-year tax subsidy that is arguably the largest driver of runaway health spending in America. People who get insurance through their employers are that much further removed from shopping for less wasteful, more value-oriented health plans....
  • Killing ObamaCare

    01/04/2011 5:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 4, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: A date's been set for the attempted repeal of the greatest federal control of our lives, and even our deaths, perhaps ever. Senate Democrats say over their dead political bodies. Game on. You could call this GOP Congress a death panel for Obama-Care itself. The decision to pull the political plug has been made and the date is set. The text of the repeal bill is already online, at Putting key bills online before they were voted on is something President Obama and the Democrats promised but never did. The attempt may be futile — the Democrats...
  • HHS Secretary Pats Her Back on Providing Healthcare for Early Retirees

    10/08/2010 1:07:45 PM PDT · by applpie · 5 replies
    HHS News ^ | HHS Press Office
    "Nearly 1,000 additional employers and unions will receive help providing health coverage to early retirees and their families A total of nearly 3,000 employers and unions has been approved to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program to date; applications still being accepted The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced additional employers and unions accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. Nearly 1,000 large and small businesses, State and local governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and unions have been accepted into the program and will begin to receive reimbursements for their early retirees’...
  • Obamacare encourages businesses to keep wages low

    05/04/2010 8:44:14 AM PDT · by csd · 5 replies · 214+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | May 4, 2010 | Conservative American
    Small Business Tax Credit: The new Obamacare legislation will provide a tax credit to small businesses with no more than 25 employees. The tax credit will be equal to a percentage (50% or less) of the employers contributions to it’s employees health insurance premiums. Sounds Good Right? Not quite, there’s a caveat to the Obamacare small business tax credit. Businesses that pay their employees a smaller amount get a larger tax credit, and businesses that pay higher wages get a smaller tax credit. The amount of the tax credit is phased out by a ratio of the employers average annual...
  • Selah man charged with threatening Sen. Murray (WA State)

    04/07/2010 8:05:08 AM PDT · by zlala · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Yakima Herald Republic ^ | Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | MARK MOREY, TIM KELLY and MELISSA SANCHÉZ
    ...Wilson was arrested early Tuesday by federal authorities who say he left a string of obscenity-laced phone threats at Murray’s Seattle office over nearly two weeks ending Sunday.Wilson is accused of leaving multiple threatening voice- mail messages between March 22 and Sunday, apparently motivated by his anger over the health-care reform bill recently passed by Congress.“I hope you realize, there’s a target on your back now. There are many people who want you dead.... It only takes one piece of lead. Kill the (expletive) senator. Kill the (expletive) senator. I’ll donate the lead.” In the most recent message, the caller...
  • VIDEO: Democrat On Health Reform: "I Don't Worry About The Constitution On This"

    04/02/2010 7:42:47 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 13 replies · 846+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 2, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Phil Hare (D) on the Constitution: “I believe that it says we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
  • Policy cancellation, preventative care, and dependent coverage in Obamacare

    03/29/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT · by csd · 4 replies · 396+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | March 29, 2010 | Conservative American
    Restrictions on health insurance providers cancelling insurance policies: Insurance companies are prohibited from cancelling insurance policies for any reason except in cases of fraud or other misrepresentation of information. The health insurance provider must give prior notice to the policy holder before cancelling a policy. Insurance providers must cover government recommended preventative health services: Health insurance providers are required to cover, and may not impose cost sharing for government recommended preventative care, Center for Disease Control recommended immunizations, and Health Resources and Services Administration recommended preventative child care. Extensions of Dependent Coverage: Any health insurance provider that provides dependent coverage...
  • Obama launches sales blitz for health reform

    03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 994+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Hieu Pham
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law. Obama returned on Air Force One to Iowa, the cradle of his 2008 campaign, to proclaim he had made good on the political change he promised, by enacting reforms dreamed of by Democrats for generations, but never realized until now. The president was also expected to take on Republicans as they seek to define the historic bill as a costly, big government power grab, in...
  • Believe It Or Not

    03/25/2010 7:50:48 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 134+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 25, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Believe It Or Not Malcolm A. Kline, March 25, 2010 The health care bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday actually includes funding for abstinence education. “Bipartisan efforts by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) to secure funding for abstinence education were successfully included in the new Healthcare Bill signed today by President Obama. 250 million dollars from 2010-through 2014 will be available to all states through the Title V funding stream,” the NAEA reported on March 23, 2010. Nevertheless, the NAEA admits that “The Healthcare Bill provides considerably more for Comprehensive Sex Education programs.” “The dual approach to sex...
  • How immigration reform threatens health reform

    03/25/2010 6:10:22 AM PDT · by aflipflop · 7 replies · 357+ views
    The Week ^ | March 24, 2010 | David Frum
    It’s rumored that President Obama will follow up his health care success with a push for immigration reform. It’s a bad idea – not least because of the negative impact the latter will have on the former. Predicting the cost of healthcare reform is hugely complex, but the core equation is reasonably straightforward. Every American will be required to buy insurance. Those who cannot afford insurance will be subsidized up to 400 percent above the poverty line, or $88,200 in annual income for a family of four. Subsidies will of course be concentrated most intensely among the poorest. Logical enough...
  • Something Suspicious about the Timing of the Racial Slurs stories

    03/24/2010 8:56:22 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies · 832+ views
    links below | 3/24/2010 | sickoflibs
    I was following the health reform stories very closely on Free Republican as well as FNC, MSNBC and CNN and noticed some coincidences in timing that look suspicious. These Tea party slur accusations (link below) on Saturday were very close in time to the immigration reform march on Sunday. I was also following the deal that the Hispanic Caucus demanded from the White House to secure their votes on Health reform which they talked about on FNC amazingly. HereÂ’s a sequence of stories (below) and ping me if you see a possible connection as I do. Members of the Congressional...
  • Two Options Left, Stop It Ourselves or Revolution

    03/17/2010 1:30:57 PM PDT · by TheNewPatriot · 48 replies · 974+ views
    I see only one of two options to stop this hideous, onerous, and unconstitutional bill masquerading as healthcare reform. Know this, there is nothing, and I mean nothing in this bill that will reform, improve, or expand healthcare. If you’re naďve enough to think otherwise, then you’re beyond help and do not have the ability to think rationally nor do you understand the Constitution. Not only is the mandate in this bill unconstitutional to force FREE citizens (for now) to buy healthcare, so is the process they’re trying to use to ram this up our butt. What they are planning...
  • Clyburn reports four Congressional 'No' votes convert to 'Yes'

    03/15/2010 10:45:38 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 268 replies · 13,788+ views
    Tea Party email
    Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio-16 Rep. Jason Altmire, PA-4 Rep. Barty Gordon, Tenn-6 Rep. Brian Baird, WA-3

    03/09/2010 6:42:27 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 233 replies · 2,687+ views ^ | 3/9/2010 | Matt Drudge
    Just as the healthcare drama in the capitol reaches a grand finale, congressional officials are warning employees to avoid the DRUDGE REPORT! The Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works issued an urgent email late Monday claiming the DRUDGE REPORT is 'responsible for the many viruses popping up throughout the Senate.' The committee ordered hill staff: 'Try to avoid' the DRUDGE REPORT 'for now'. On Monday DRUDGE served over 29 million pages with NOT ONE email complaint received about 'pop ups', or the site serving 'viruses'. The site was seen 149,967 times since March 1st from users at and...
  • 36 States Aim to Preempt Federal Health Care Plan

    03/06/2010 9:54:52 AM PST · by CitizenM · 31 replies · 1,348+ views
    Talk about your preemptive strike. The success of national health care reform legislation is still an uncertainty, but some states are already taking measures to keep federal hands off their citizens. Thursday, Virginia became the first state to enact a law exempting its residents from any health insurance mandates. It's one of 36 states where lawmakers are trying to head off potential federal legislation.While Virginia enacted a statute, 25 other states are considering constitutional changes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Virtually all the proposals object to mandates requiring individuals or businesses to buy health insurance. "That is...
  • Health Reform 3.0: Lipstick On A Pig

    03/04/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 431+ views ^ | March 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: The white coats showed up again at the White House, helping the administration ram health care reform down our throats. Can you have a bipartisan bill without a bipartisan vote?It didn't work the first time, when the White House last year assembled enough sympathetic medical professionals to stage a photo-op in the Rose Garden trying to persuade us that, as the commercial goes, three of four doctors really, really support the administration's attempt to nationalize health care. Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, last year's event was a classic case of astroturfing. Attendance was by invitation only,...
  • P.R. [Territories] on losing end of federal health reform

    02/23/2010 7:18:45 AM PST · by cll · 8 replies · 261+ views
    Puerto Rico has come out on the short end of the proposal unveiled Monday by President Obama in a new effort for a comprehensive reform of the nation’s health care system. The president’s plan mostly reflects the Senate version of the two bills currently stalled in Congress. Puerto Rico and the territories were left out of the health insurance exchange in the Senate measure and the president’s plan. The exchange is meant to subsidize premiums for working–class people without health insurance. In Puerto Rico, about 400,000 uninsured do not qualify for Medicaid, while not being able to afford private insurance....
  • 5 freedoms you'd lose in health care reform - from CNN!

    02/22/2010 9:08:20 AM PST · by I still care · 29 replies · 2,137+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 22, 2010 | Shawn Tully
    If you read the fine print in the Congressional plans, you'll find that a lot of cherished aspects of the current system would disappear. NEW YORK (Fortune) -- In promoting his health-care agenda, President Obama has repeatedly reassured Americans that they can keep their existing health plans -- and that the benefits and access they prize will be enhanced through reform. A close reading of the two main bills, one backed by Democrats in the House and the other issued by Sen. Edward Kennedy's Health committee, contradict the President's assurances. To be sure, it isn't easy to comb through their...
  • The Dwindling Uninsured

    01/20/2010 11:05:16 AM PST · by bs9021 · 182+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 20, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Dwindling Uninsured Malcolm A. Kline, January 20, 2010 For the past two decades, the ever-rising tens of millions of uninsured have become an accepted premise of America’s political and academic elites but they may be as overcounted as the 57 stars on the U. S. flag. Google the phrase “college courses on the uninsured” and you get 300,000 entries. Although this total includes many extraneous references, we do nonetheless learn that the University of Florida has a Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured. Moreover, we also get observations such as this one from a first-year medical student at Florida...
  • House Democrats On The Record: Passing The Senate Health Care Bill Not An Option

    01/20/2010 8:45:30 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 121 replies · 6,353+ views
    REPUBLICAN LEADER PRESS OFFICE ^ | January 20, 2010 | House Republican Leader John Boehner
    Following the Democrats' stunning defeat in the Senate special election in Massachusetts yesterday, House Democrats are scrambling to figure out another way to force a costly government takeover of health care on the American people. The top House Democratic leaders seem comfortable with attempting to pass the Senate health care takeover bill in the House. However, numerous House Democratic members are already on the record saying the Senate bill is a nonstarter. Will they flip-flop now and bow to their leaders, who are intent on defying the will of the American people? Here's a sampling of what some House Democratic...
  • C-SPAN's Brian Lamb's letter to the congressional leadership; Put it in every news outlet's inbox

    01/05/2010 7:57:54 AM PST · by Til I am the last man standing · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    If we want to get this info out we are going to have to do it ourselves. We need to do a news outlet flood. Kudos to Drudge and Fox and La Lydia for bringing it to our attention.
  • Sen. Graham: " Sleazy" Deal Made to Get 60 Votes

    12/20/2009 11:36:08 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 21 replies · 920+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-20-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Today, December 20,Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) said ...
  • Democrats: 'The Party of No' (to themselves???)

    12/17/2009 7:13:25 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 12 replies · 560+ views
    This infighting between democrats is getting out of hand. Now the White House had to suspend it's war on Fox News Channel to attack liberals who are opposing Obama-care. Howard Dean is the new target of the White House attack machine. (At link "White House Says Howard Dean’s Arguments Against Democrats’ Health Care Reform ‘Simply Weren’t True,’ Suggests He’s Not Rational") One of their biggest supporters MSNBC (The Ed Show) Ed Schulz got in a debate with Obama's senior advisor David Axolrod on 'The Morning Joe' show today over the Senate Health Reform bill. On The Ed Show Clinton's Lanny...
  • Harry Can't Find 60

    12/14/2009 8:49:53 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 21 replies · 1,523+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 14-December | MyWay News
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats who thought they had found a workable compromise on health care reform learned otherwise from independent Sen. Joe Lieberman over the weekend. The Connecticut senator, whose vote is critical to the bill's prospects, threatened Sunday to join Republicans in opposing health care legislation if it permits uninsured individuals as young to 55 to purchase Medicare coverage.
  • Vanity - Impact of Obamacare on Doctors

    12/09/2009 4:48:18 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 14 replies · 1,059+ views
    I went for my annual prostrate exam today and had a discussion with the staff about Obamacare. I have not heard or seen any of this anywhere. The closest to it is the possibility of some doctors retiring rather than being run by the government The big problem with Obamacare, as far as the doctors are concerned and expecially the specialists, as this doctor is, has to do with pay schedules to the doctors. Apparantly both the House and Senate bills mandate any doctor receiving federal funds, such as Medicare, has to accept a salary. That is one of the...
  • Why Dems Are Obsessed by Health Reform

    12/05/2009 9:35:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,643+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2009 | JOHN FUND
    They believe the liberal base expects them to deliver and will punish them if they don't. Voters are increasingly worried about unemployment, but Democratic leaders in Congress remain obsessed with passing health- care reform. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin was asked recently if a health-care bill would pass the Senate by the end of this month. "It must," he said. "We have to finish it." Still, many in the trenches are uneasy about the sprawling, complex bill they privately acknowledge has no bipartisan support, doesn't seriously tackle soaring costs and will increase insurance premiums. That may explain Majority Leader Harry...
  • Pelosi's Reform Bill Establishes Waiting List

    11/05/2009 1:59:42 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 14 replies · 520+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11-5-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    H.R. 3962, the Democrats’ health insurance reform bill, to be voted on this week by Congress, contains a provision to establish waiting lists as a mechanism to control costs. Such waiting lists have long been a characteristic – and a bane – of socialized medicine.

 Indeed, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled them illegal in June 2005. "Access to a waiting list is not access to health care," wrote Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin at the time. Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats’ plan has in mind for Americans if their proposed bill becomes law. Called the “Affordable...
  • Pelosi’s Health Insurance Reform Bill Establishes Waiting Lists

    11/03/2009 4:58:36 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 11-3-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Even Canada Said These Were Illegal By Michael P. Tremoglie Tea Time Blog H.R. 3962, the Democrats’ health insurance reform bill, to be voted on this week by Congress, contains a provision to establish waiting lists as a mechanism to control costs. Such waiting lists have long been a characteristic – and a bane - of socialized medicine. Indeed, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled them illegal in June 2005. "Access to a waiting list is not access to health care," wrote Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin at the time. Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats’ plan has...
  • The Fight (Blast email from Joe Biden via the DNC)

    10/22/2009 6:11:41 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 4 replies · 364+ views
    My Email In-box | 10/22/09 | Joe Biden
    We've got a fight on our hands. Powerful insurance companies are pulling out all the stops to defeat the President's plan for health reform. They're spending seven million bucks a week on lobbyists, blanketing the country with deceptive TV ads, and just funded two high-profile "reports" to distort what reform would mean for you. I know their game. I was in the Senate the last time health reform came around, and I saw the special interests savage our efforts. Frankly, under the old rules of Washington they were nearly impossible to beat. But now, thanks to you, the rules are...
  • The Senate reform fraud

    10/14/2009 2:12:45 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 3 replies · 397+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2009 | Jeffrey A. Anderson
    THE Senate Finance Committee yesterday voted on a fraud: Sen. Max Baucus' "re sponsible" health-reform bill is actually a recipe for fiscal disaster -- and the Congressional Budget Office report that supposedly bolstered the bill actually exposes it.--snip--In its first two decades combined, the bill would cost $3.6 trillion and would raise taxes by $2.3 trillion...
  • Demagogues (Democrats) Gone Wild Fact versus Fiction about Nonprofits

    10/07/2009 8:16:18 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time ^ | October 7, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    One of the most pernicious deceptions liberal Democrats have propagated during the health insurance reform debate is about the role of nonprofits. Experts at fear mongering, hate mongering and demagoguery, the Democrats have succeeded in perpetrating the myth that if an entity is government run it is not-for-profit. If it is not-for-profit, it is purely altruistic - existing solely for the greater good. The biggest demagogues are Senators Schumer and Rockefeller. Their methods are classic. They demonize the “profit making” of private insurance companies while praising the “altruism” of the nonprofit. They engage in the usual fallacies of the demagogue....
  • Sen. Ensign Revealed Truth of Rockefeller’s Public Option Plan

    10/05/2009 5:36:29 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 8 replies · 485+ views
    Tea Time Blog ^ | 10-5-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Exposed Demagoguery By Michael P. Tremoglie Tea Time Blog During the October 1 debate, by the Senate Finance Committee, of the Sen. Rockefeller’s public option amendment to the health insurance reform bill, Republican Sen. John Ensign revealed that the proposed plan would have remained government run - despite Democrat Sen. Rockefeller’s contention it would not. Ensign also exposed Rockefeller’s demagoguery. The demonization of insurance companies “profit motive” by Mr. Rockefeller was the key to his thesis for socialized medicine. He said that private insurance companies are more concerned about profits rather than providing for their customers. This is in line...
  • The Revolt Up North

    09/30/2009 5:54:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,603+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care Systems: A return to private health care is rising from the grass roots north of the border. While we rush headlong toward socialized medicine, Canadians are saying, "No, thanks — been there, done that." We recently told the story of Ava Isabella Stinson, born 13 weeks premature at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She weighed all of two pounds and had no time to be put on a waiting list. But there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario it seems. Canada's perfectly...
  • Sneaky White House Survey on FaceBook(Vanity, My title)

    09/27/2009 7:16:09 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 17 replies · 1,755+ views
    Facebook ^ | 9-27-09 | self here's the twist to the former "report suspicious emails to the White House" email addy of a few months ago. We all knew they would come up with another way to get email addresses of those who oppose anything this administration does or wants to do. On FaceBook, in the right sidebar, there sometimes appears an ad, actually a survey question that states "You are against Obama care, please take a minute to respond to our survey." So, I clicked on the ad. It showed a picture of a very stern nurse, with her arms folded, and the caption...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • Baucus health reform bill and amendments, HSAs in jeopardy.

    09/19/2009 10:46:42 PM PDT · by arkadyka · 25 replies · 1,285+ views
    Right Condition ^ | 12/20/2009 | arkady
    Alert: Dangerous amendment found. Max Baucus is still interested in pushing his plan forward as it offers a more moderate compromise to the House bill by excluding the public option and relaxing mandates. However steep taxes to 'cadillac' insurance plans and major reductions to Medicare spending has people concerned. I am still confused how Democrats can reduce spending on Medicare and claim that no rationing will take place. Anyone? Read the bill here: America's Healthy Future Act. (Catchy title, no?) Reading through a bill of this particular size can be daunting, so let's focus on the amendments as they are...
  • Democrats health plan exposes more lies, Baucus's plan rejected.

    09/16/2009 11:07:41 AM PDT · by arkadyka · 3 replies · 274+ views
    Indy Mind ^ | 9/16/2009 | arkady
    According to it appears that the last vestige of Republican support has melted away in the form of Olympia Snowe who expressed concerns over the budgetary constraints the health reform bill poses. When a woman who voted for the 787 Stimulus package is concerned over price, you got a problem! Max Baucus feels will address some of the concerns put forth by critics of the reform, specifically the ability to pay for the program. In the speech to Congress, Obama suggested that Democrat's bill will not add one cent to the deficit and instead will match every expenditure with...
  • Barack Obama's Bumper Sticker Slogan Presidency

    09/11/2009 7:58:30 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 30 replies · 1,170+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 09/11/2009 | Scott Michaels
    There was at least one hard truth about the Barack Obama presidency that should have become painfully evident the day after his hoped-for "game changing" address to a joint session of Congress. For sure, it's now a certainty that we're going to be looking at years of government by bumper sticker sloganeering. As if we didn't get enough of such stuff during last year's "historic" campaign (actually, the history of the country has been marked by a ton of dishonest, empty and vapid political campaigns almost exactly like Mr. Obama's), we're now being forced to sit through it all over...
  • Million Med March - Physicians Protest Scheduled

    09/10/2009 11:21:21 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies · 778+ views
    A group of physicians have organized a protest march opposing Obama's health reform. They are looking for as many people as possible to join them.
  • Democrats Trying to Prep the Health Care Reform Battlefield

    09/09/2009 11:26:56 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 09/09/2009 | Scott Michaels
    I have to admit that I'm curious to hear Barack Obama's plea for health care reform to both houses of the Congress tonight, though I really don't think we're going to hear much of anything new. Rather, I think he's going to try to present the same old soup that's just been heated up in a different bowl when it comes to his views on what he terms health insurance reform but which most Americans who have even a passing interest in the subject really know is an attempt to sneak through a nationalized health system similar to what the...
  • Obama Twisting in the Wind after Recess

    09/08/2009 12:30:55 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 2 replies · 630+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 09/08/2009 | Scott Michaels
    I'm no political scientist (well, I'm not the kind that gets paid to "do" such science at some university) but I'm fairly certain this last Labor Day holiday weekend -- where he could stand in front of adoring labor unions and bask in their adulation all day -- was one that Barack Obama wished could have gone on for, say, 2 or 3 years. I say this because it's my guess the man in the Oval Office most likely isn't looking forward to the return of the silly season (otherwise known as Congress going back into session) and all that...
  • The Kennedy Health Reform Bill I could Vote For

    08/29/2009 8:54:04 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 7 replies · 463+ views
    8-29-09 | self
    OK, Here's what the GOP should do. Introduce their Health Care Reform Bill and rename it in Ted Kennedy's honor. After all, what Teddy said is not nearly important as what he did. After all, he had private health care (not public), could go to any doctor he wanted (not forced into being given a doctor), could use experimental treatment (and wasn't told that society couldn't afford his expensive treatment), and hung on for over a year after his diagnosis, (and wasn't told by Dr. Obama to just take a pill a year ago, do society a favor and die...
  • Glenn Beck Aug. 24 - 26 Talk show video if you missed it

    08/27/2009 8:28:12 AM PDT · by jcsjcm · 34 replies · 1,509+ views
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    08/26/2009 8:56:56 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 9 replies · 498+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 08/26/2009 | Scott Michaels
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  • Who's "Bearing False Witness" Here? Us or Barack Obama?

    08/23/2009 9:25:56 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 23 replies · 708+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 08/23/2009 | Scott Michaels
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