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  • Inmate healthcare remains poor in California

    05/06/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Press TV ^ | May 6th 2011 | Ross Frasier
    An independent review says medical care remains below acceptable levels in more than two-thirds of California state prisons. The review shows just nine of the 33 adult prisons met minimum health care standards. The review is the first independent look at all the facilities in the state's prison system. It was ordered after a federal judge found that poor care was causing the death of an average of one inmate each week. The review comes as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a ruling to force California to improve the care of physically and mentally ill inmates. Mark Kleiman is a...
  • Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare

    09/13/2010 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | Michael Barone
    "There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases." That sounds like a stern headmistress dressing down some sophomores who have been misbehaving. But it's actually from a letter sent Thursday from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans -- the chief lobbyist for private health insurance companies. Sebelius objects to claims by health insurers that they are raising premiums because of increased costs imposed by the Obamacare law passed by Congress last March. She acknowledges that many of the law's "key protections" take effect later...
  • Obama May Not Care About A Second Term

    07/11/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 59 replies
    America Talks ^ | 7/11/10 | David Zublick
    Ed Schultz, the lib talker radio and television host, recently postulated that Barack Obama may not really desire to be president. Schultz said it may just not be his "gig". In an interview with ABC News, Obama had told Diane Sawyer that he'd rather be a really good one term president, than a mediocre two term president. Instead, what we're dealing with is a man who would be happy to serve only one term, provided that he can push his radical agenda on the American people. Three examples stand out as to what Obama is trying to accomplish in his...
  • "We the People" act

    03/30/2010 1:14:12 PM PDT · by CriticalThinking · 5 replies · 316+ views
    4 Your Country ^ | 3/28/10 | 4 Your Country
    Our congressional leaders have seen fit to implement the perfect health care system for the country, but have chosen not to make it applicable to the senior leadership of congress and their staff. It is hard to justify this position. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that congressional operations and members of Congress are exempt from various laws or have special benefits.....
  • First doctors group sue to overturn health care act

    03/29/2010 1:58:15 PM PDT · by paltz · 34 replies · 2,369+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 3/29/10 | Kerry Picket
    It looks as if it is not just state attorneys general that are filing a lawsuit against the new health care law recently passed by the Democrats and signed into law by President Obama. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) put out the following statement: The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.).
  • Democrats Don't Care About 'Health,' It's All About Politics

    03/21/2010 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 14 replies · 323+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Robert Creamer of the HuffyPost penned a very revealing piece that proves that Democrats simply don't care at all about anyone's "health," but that this whole fiasco is solely about political "wins" and power. If someone happens to get a little healthcare out of the thing, that is purely incidental to the actual purpose of Obamacare. Creamer's piece describes the top 10 reasons why voting yes on Obamacare is "good politics for Democrats." Tellingly, not one of the reasons is because healthcare "reform" is good for the people. In fact, most of his "reasons" that Dems should vote for Obama's...
  • (IA Representative Steve) King calls for revolution, losing sleep over socialist health care

    03/17/2010 9:45:46 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 29 replies · 1,173+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 3.16.10 | Jason Hancock
    Americans should launch a “Velvet Revolution”-style uprising against the federal government in order to put a stop to creeping socialism and defeat health care reform, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said Tuesday. King was a featured speaker at several “Kill the Bill” rallies in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning that were designed to stop health care reform legislation. In an interview with the liberal site Huffington Post, King said there are a lot of similarities between current-day America and Czechoslovakia under communism.
  • Nazi Medicine and Public Health

    03/15/2010 6:21:55 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 6 replies · 234+ views
    ADL ^ | This article originally appeared in Dimensions, Vol 10, No 2, 1996 | Robert Proctor
    The Moral Failure of German Medicine The complicity of German physicians in the Nazis' crimes against humanity is a well-established historical fact. Explaining that fact is far more difficult. Why were German doctors such avid fans of fascism? Why did nearly half of all German physicians join the Nazi party? I don't think it was the tirades of Julius Streicher in Der Strmer that attracted their interest, but rather the promises of Nazi leaders to solve Germany's problems medically, surgically. The Nazi state was supposed to be a hygienic state; Nazism was supposed to be "applied biology" (Fritz Lenz coined...
  • Obama: Greedy health insurers show need for reform (200 Tea Partiers Counter!)

    03/08/2010 10:11:36 AM PST · by dirtboy · 12 replies · 125+ views ^ | 3/8/10 | Thomas Fitzgerald and Kristen Holmes
    President Obama began an important political week for his health-care legislation with a passionate argument for its urgency Monday at Arcadia University in Glenside, blasting the insurance industry for skyrocketing premiums, canceled coverage and suffering Americans. "We've been talking about this for a century . . .. If not now, when? If not us, who?" Obama said to 1,800 people crammed into the school's gym. "I don't know how health-care reform will play politically, but I know it's the right thing to do." Obama said that Washington's preoccupation with the "sport of politics" is hindering solutions to problems with...
  • President Obama attacks insurance companies in bid for public support on health overhaul

    03/08/2010 8:37:03 AM PST · by cajuncow · 40 replies · 279+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-8-10 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- President Barack Obama ratcheted up his attacks against insurance companies Monday in a last-ditch attempt to get a reluctant public and skittish Democrats behind his health overhaul legislation. Obama contended that insurers have calculated that they'll make more money by denying coverage to some and jacking up rates on others.
  • Nancy Pelosi floats two-track health reform

    01/27/2010 1:48:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 971+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | John F. Harris
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday floated the idea of a two-track plan for health care reform with Congress pursuing easier-to-pass incremental changes now and comprehensive reform later. We believe that its possible to have comprehensive health care reform as we go forward, but at the same time, it can be on another track where some things can just be passed outside of that legislation, and well be doing both, Pelosi said in an interview with POLITICO. Though the Democrats loss of Ted Kennedys old Senate seat has complicated efforts to get the 60 votes they need for a...
  • C-SPAN's Lamb to Congress: Open health care debate (hammer time)

    01/05/2010 8:57:43 AM PST · by STARWISE · 38 replies · 2,337+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-5-09 | Micael Calderone
    C-SPAN chief executive Brian Lamb, who has long fought for more television access in Congress, is now asking House and Senate leadership to allow cameras inside while members hammer out differences between the two health care bills. Lamb, in a letter dated Dec. 30 and made available today, requested opening up all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nations editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nations health care system. Now that the process moves...
  • Dems intend to bypass GOP on health compromise

    01/04/2010 2:22:23 PM PST · by John W · 64 replies · 2,818+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | January 4, 2010 | David Espo
    WASHINGTON House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses. The unofficial timetable calls for final passage of the measure to remake the nation's health care system by the time President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, probably in early February.
  • Sarah Palin arrives in Asheville NC to have Dinner with Billy Graham & Family

    11/22/2009 5:06:50 PM PST · by euram · 26 replies · 2,063+ views
    Buncombe County Republican Party ^ | 11-22-09 | Richard Bernier
    Sarah Palin comes to Asheville NC to have Dinner with Billy Graham & Family from richard bernier on Vimeo. Sarah Palin arrives in Asheville NC to have Dinner with Billy Graham & Family. 22 Nov 2009 - On a very short notice, Space Mountain Productions was advised that Mrs.Palin would be coming to Asheville to have dinner with Billy Graham & Familly. Mrs. Palin is on her book tour & will be in Fayetteville the next day to promote her book. Mrs.Palin arrived at 3:10pm & took a few questions & meet some supporters who had time to come to...
  • WH Political Director, Patrick Gaspard - ACORN - Behind Scozzafavas Owens Endorsement

    11/02/2009 10:55:55 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 8 replies · 612+ views
    nicedeb ^ | 11/02/09 | nicedeb
    WH Political Director, Patrick Gaspard Behind Scozzafavas Owens Endorsement November, 2, 2009 nicedeb Buried deep in a Washington Post profile of the low-key Patrick Gaspard, was this interesting tidbit: Steeped in New York politics, he played a pivotal role in the effort over the weekend to persuade Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava to endorse the Democratic candidate in the special election in New Yorks 23rd Congressional District, two senior White House officials said Sunday. One senior official added that Gaspard was the air traffic controller of multiple parties as events in the district unfolded. Scozzafava, a rare Republican who...
  • BREAKING-Reid Schedules 3:15pm (ET) News Conference to Unveil Health Care Bill

    10/26/2009 10:05:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 130 replies · 8,835+ views
    patrick henry Press ^ | 10-26-09 | Admin
    Just in from the Senate Majority Leaders press shop: Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a press conference this afternoon to give an update on the merger of Senate health insurance reform proposals. Today, Monday, October 26, 2009, at 3:15 p.m. Practically every report agrees that Reid will deliver a bill to the CBO today for scoring, and that it will include a public option with the potential for states to opt out.
  • Support for Democrats' Health Care Reform Falls to 42 Percent, Poll Shows

    10/19/2009 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies · 2,315+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10/19/2009 | Staff
    Just 42 percent of voters support Democrats' health care reform plans even though a majority wants Congress to pass some version of reform, according to a new poll released Monday. The Rasmussen survey shows 54 percent is opposed to the plans backed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress. The percentage of voters supporting the proposals is down 2 points from the previous week and down 4 points from the week before that. The survey reflects persistent public skepticism toward the health care overhaul in its current form, even as it advances steadily through Congress. The Senate Finance Committee last...
  • Reid Likely to Make Entire Health Bill an Amendment...

    10/07/2009 5:19:25 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 30 replies · 2,287+ views ^ | October 07, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Reid Likely to Make Entire Health Bill an Amendment to Unrelated Tax Bill That House Passed in March( -- A senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told that it is likely that Reid will use H.R. 1586a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutionsas a shell for enacting the final version of the Senates health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting. Under the procedure, the substance of House Resolution 1586 would be removed and replaced with the entire Senate...
  • Baucus Health Care Draft to Fine Reluctant Gun Owners up to $3,800

    09/30/2009 5:54:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 2,009+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 10, 2009 | NA
    By now, members of Gun Owners of America should have received pre-written postcards opposing the anti-gun health care bills that are floating around on Capitol Hill. Please send in those postcards -- as its very important for legislative offices to see mounds of gun owners mail being dumped on their desks! Now that Congress is back in session -- and the President has given his televised push on health care -- it is time for us to redouble our efforts. To review the bidding: Every major health care bill being considered in Congress would require many (if not most) Americans...
  • Sarah Palin: Constitution Day

    09/17/2009 3:28:23 PM PDT · by euram · 41 replies · 1,414+ views
    Facebook ^ | 09-17-09 | Sarah Palin
    The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right. - James Madison Today marks the 222nd anniversary of the formation and signing of our Constitution. The United States Constitution is one of the greatest founding documents in history because it charted a bold new path in the realm of political theory. Not only does the Constitution establish checks and balances within the federal government, it also divides power among the federal government, the states, and the people. The Founders understood that it is the nature...
  • Johanns Amendment would Defund Acorn

    09/14/2009 10:43:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies · 5,135+ views
  • Poll: More Wary of Obama on Health Care (CBS Poll)

    09/01/2009 10:38:56 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 5 replies · 515+ views
    See B.S. ^ | 9-1-01
    President Obama's approval rating on health care has dropped six points since July to 40 percent, and now more Americans, 47 percent, disapprove of his handling of health care, according to a new CBS News poll taken between Aug 27 - 31. As the president's poll numbers sink on the issue, two-thirds of Americans remain confused about the health reform proposals on the table. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama's overall approval (56 percent) and handling of the economy (53 percent) are not much changed from last month. (Read more here.) Americans are not only skeptical of Mr. Obama's handling of health care,...
  • (Democrat) Lawmakers Rethink Town Halls

    08/08/2009 2:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies · 2,622+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2009 | Janet Adamy and Naftali Bendavid
    The health-care debate was supposed to play out at rallies and inside gymnasiums when lawmakers headed home for the August recess. But after a series of contentious town-hall meetings, some Democratic lawmakers are thinking twice about holding large public gatherings. Instead, they are opting for smaller sessions, holding meetings by phone or inviting constituents for one-on-one office hours. Democrats have accused Republicans of manufacturing the opposition by organizing groups to attend the events and encouraging disruptive behavior. Republican organizers say the unrest reflects genuine anger about the proposed health-care changes. [Snip] Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D., Ariz.) on Thursday canceled...
  • Sounding Off: Tort reform is needed for successful health-care plan

    07/20/2009 12:12:34 PM PDT · by delacoert · 10 replies · 481+ views
    The Daily Pilot ^ | July 18, 2009 | Michael Arnold Glueck
    After Michael Jackson, the most talked about news story at the corner coffee klatches in Newport-Mesa are the new universal health-care proposals. Although less frequently discussed than it should be, no new federal health-care plan will succeed and cut costs without some type of tort reform. President Obama has asked all Americans to sacrifice for their country in these troubled times. Yet for some reason (hard to believe) he hasnt asked his brethren, the lawyers and trial lawyers, to make any sacrifices such as not suing the medical system to death. By some accounts lawsuits take hundreds of billions from...
  • NYT Decries 'Partisan Divide' in Healthcare, Never Mentions Democrat Opposition

    07/17/2009 6:58:07 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 508+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 7/17/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Heres another one of those wonderful examples of how the Old Media will use a headline that makes a stark claim about how rotten Republicans are for opposing a Democratic plan while at the same time conveniently ignoring the opposition to the same idea among Democrats. This time it is the partisan divide in the healthcare debate. The Times tsks Republicans for solidly lining up to oppose Obamas wild grab for nearly 20 percent of the nations economy through his healthcare plans. Yet not once does the Times mention the many areas in which Democrats are disagreeing with Democrats on...
  • Healthcare Bill Includes Tax on $1 Million+ Earners (5.4% surtax)

    07/14/2009 12:07:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies · 1,522+ views
    CNBC ^ | 7/14/2009 | Staff
    The healthcare overhaul proposal offered Tuesday by U.S. House of Representatives' Democrats will include an extra 5.4 percent tax on those earning more than $1 million. One congressional aide said that would bring the top tax rate for the wealthy to 45 percent. An additional tax of 1 percent would be levied on those couples earning more than $350,000. Those with $500,000 incomes would pay an extra 1.5 percent, according to the legislative documents. Increases could be triggered in 2013 to 2.0 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. The millionaires' tax would remain at 5.4 percent, according to legislative documents.
  • The AMA Will Oppose Obamas Health Care Socialism Plans

    06/11/2009 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 1,054+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-09 | Curt
    On the one hand I'm glad to see the American Medical Association opposing the socialism plans of Obama when it comes to health care, but on the other hand they got what they asked for as Robert Pear notes in his new article today about the opposition from the AMA, a majority of them gave to Democrats last year: As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake...
  • Immigrants Emergency Care Is Limited by U.S. Rule

    09/22/2007 12:04:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 693+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2007 | SARAH KERSHAW
    The federal government has told New York State health officials that chemotherapy, which had been covered for illegal immigrants under a government-financed program for emergency medical care, does not qualify for coverage. The decision sets the stage for a battle between the state and federal governments over how medical emergencies are defined. The change comes amid a fierce national debate on providing medical care to immigrants, with New York State officials and critics saying this latest move is one more indication of the Bush administrations efforts to exclude the uninsured from public health services. State officials in New York and...
  • Nationalized Healthcare: Free Isn't Always Better

    09/19/2007 8:40:29 AM PDT · by Fishface · 10 replies · 2,214+ views
    09.19.2007 | Todd A. Carges
    Free is Not Always Better Todd A. Carges Here she goes again. Hillary Clinton announced yesterday her plan for mandatory health insurance which is just a clever nickname for her version of Nationalized Healthcare. She tried in 1994 to convert us to socialized medicine and failed miserably. Luckily, clearer heads prevailed. But now it is 2007, and Nationalized Healthcare is back on the table. Youd think that the troubles theyre having in Canada and Europe where free healthcare has cost them billions in taxes and quality of care would provide all the proof we need to reject this bad idea....