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  • Romney a victim in health care debate

    09/26/2009 4:27:55 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 44 replies · 1,986+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 09/26/09 | Andy Bar
    The national health care reform debate is far from settled, but one of the casualties is already clear: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Three years ago, Romney was heralded for his innovative effort to institute near-universal health care in his state. But now that the issue has emerged as a partisan fault line and the Massachusetts plan has provided some guidance for Democratic reform efforts, Romney finds himself bruised and on the defensive as the GOP rallies around opposition to President Barack Obama’s plans. When Romney came to Washington last week to speak to social conservative activists at the annual...
  • Ann Coulter: LIBERAL LIES ABOUT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE, PART 5 (HillaryCare II)

    09/23/2009 3:01:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies · 2,088+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Sept 23, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    LIBERAL LIES ABOUT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE, PART 5September 23, 2009 (15) Democrats lost Congress in 1994 because President Clinton failed to pass national health care. I'm not sure if this is another example of the left's wishful-thinking method of analysis or if they're seriously trying to trick the Blue Dog Democrats into believing it. But I gather liberals consider the 1994 argument an important point because it was on the front page of The New York Times a few weeks ago in place of a story about Van Jones or ACORN. According to a news story by Jackie Calmes: "In...
  • Bob Shrum: After health care, the deluge

    09/15/2009 10:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Week ^ | September 15, 2009 | Bob Shrum
    Later this fall, President Obama will sign into law a landmark health-reform bill. Then the hard part begins. Barack Obama was advised early in his presidency to focus on just one thing at a time and postpone health care for another year. The advice was pressed on him not just from outside observers but from trusted aides inside the White House. He rejected it—and for that reason, among others, the health reform that's been delayed for a century, and which he will sign into law this fall, will carry his indelible stamp. Afterward, though, there will be no period of...
  • Ugly Corpse Of ‘HillaryCare’ Haunts Obama

    09/12/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 698+ views
    London Times ^ | September 12, 2009
    September 13, 2009 Ugly Corpse Of ‘HillaryCare’ Haunts Obama Tony Allen-Mills in Washington WATCHING President Barack Obama deliver his stirring speech on healthcare to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, may have experienced a powerful sense of déjà vu. In 1993 her husband, President Bill Clinton, stood at the same podium beneath the US Capitol dome and issued a spirited defence of his own sweeping proposals — much influenced by her ideas — for a new system of national health insurance. Within a year the reform effort that became known as “HillaryCare” was...
  • Doctors said I'd had a miscarriage and did nothing as my premature baby fought for his life

    09/12/2009 5:05:17 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 1,290+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th September 2009 | Laura Topham
    Doctors said I'd had a miscarriage and did nothing as my premature baby fought for his life Like all mothers, Sarah Capewell will never forget the first minutes she spent with her newborn baby. She told her tiny son how much she loved him, gently kissed his face and took photos of him wrapped in the pretty blanket she'd bought for his birth. Then she held him tightly in her arms and watched helplessly as his body grew cold and he finally stopped breathing. Sarah pleaded for help from hospital staff from the moment he was born, but none came....
  • Obama to push health care plan at Minnesota rally

    09/12/2009 4:40:43 AM PDT · by Need4Truth · 24 replies · 907+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | September 12, 2009 | Darlene Superville
    Obama cites new data in making case for health care overhaul, pushes plan at Minneapolis rally
  • British Death Panel (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    09/10/2009 5:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 949+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 10, 2009
    Single Payer: In Britain, where the public option is about all most patients get, a newborn has died because national guidelines recommend that the baby not be treated. Yet again, government care produces tragedy.The mother, Sarah Capewell, reportedly begged doctors to save the baby, who was born 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy. But guidelines used by Britain's National Health Service say that babies born fewer than 22 weeks into a pregnancy should not be treated. The doctors told her to consider her early labor a miscarriage, not a birth, even though, according to Capewell, the boy, whom...
  • Palin Responds to Obama's Health Care Speech(She Goes After Him Again!!!)

    09/09/2009 9:50:56 PM PDT · by Sarah Barracuda · 71 replies · 3,378+ views
    After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems. Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word. Our objections to the Democrats’ health...
  • Obama's Big Political Gamble

    09/09/2009 7:00:38 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 16 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-10-09 | Karl Rove
    Red-state Democrats are being asked to risk their seats. Millions of Americans watched President Barack Obama's speech last night to a joint session of Congress. Much of it was familiar, having been delivered in at least 111 speeches, town halls, radio addresses and other appearances on health care. But his most revealing remarks on the topic came on Monday, at a Labor Day union picnic in Cincinnati.
  • Obama Demands Healtcare reform (AMERICANS WILL DIE IF WE DON'T)

    09/09/2009 3:44:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 64 replies · 3,328+ views
    President Barack Obama Wednesday demanded Congress act now on health reform, warning more Americans would die if Washington again does nothing to expand care and cut the costs of insurance
  • Sarah Palin BLASTS Obamacare On Eve of Dear Leader's Big Speech to Congress - UPDATED

    09/09/2009 1:25:32 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies · 813+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/9/9 | Sarah Palin - Wall Street Journal
    UPDATED "The president's proposals would give unelected officials life-and-death rationing powers." Private Citizen Sarah Palin On The Obamacare Legislation Wall Street Journal Citizen Sarah Palin blasted Barack Obama's nationalized health care plan on the eve of his big Obamacare pitch to Congress. From her Facebook page: How can we ensure that those who need medical care receive it while also reducing health-care costs? The answers offered by Democrats in Washington all rest on one principle: that increased government involvement can solve the problem. I fundamentally disagree. Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often...
  • Obama to make case for big healthcare changes

    09/09/2009 3:48:57 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 47 replies · 2,164+ views
    Reuters India ^ | September 9, 2009 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama takes on the bitter healthcare reform debate on Wednesday with a high-stakes speech to the U.S. Congress on his top domestic policy priority. Aides have promised Obama's nationally televised address will provide specifics about his vision for overhauling the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system -- although they said he will not offer his own legislation. "The president will outline his plan moving forward," both on healthcare and how to get a bill passed by Congress, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. "I don't think you'll walk away confused about where he is." Obama told ABC News...
  • Both sides need to respect debate on health care reform [RINO barf alert]

    09/04/2009 6:10:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,290+ views
    NewJerseyNewsroom.com ^ | 2009-09-04 | Christine Todd Whitman
    It is a shame that the current health care debate hardly resembles a debate — rather, it has devolved into a screaming match among the fiercest partisans on both sides. For more than 60 years, presidents from both parties have tried to pass meaningful health care reform. There is no doubt that the sector needs reform now more than ever, but that does not mean we should be hastily or superficially negotiating a bill that carries a price tag of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years and that could fundamentally alter more than 15 percent of our entire national...
  • Island MRIs to be cut by 20 per cent

    09/04/2009 11:29:16 AM PDT · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 36 replies · 876+ views
    Times Colonist ^ | September 4, 2009 | Lindsay Kines and Richard Watts
    MRI scans that are used to detect tumours, fractures and other ailments will be cut by 20 per cent this year, the Vancouver Island Health Authority has confirmed. The health authority plans to do 4,400 fewer of the magnetic resonance imaging scans to help cover a $45-million budget shortfall, figures released yesterday show. The cuts likely mean patients will wait in pain even longer for treatment and surgery -- and already they are waiting twice as long as last year. VIHA spokeswoman Shannon Marshall said patients are being booked for March, six months away, for elective MRI scans. Last year,...
  • Socialized Medicine: Handing Out Premature Death Sentences

    09/03/2009 5:48:25 AM PDT · by 84rules · 1 replies · 279+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | Spetember 3, 2009 | 84rules
    Who needs scare-mongering tactics when debating socialized medicine? All you have to do is read the true stories: Socialized Medicine: Handing Out Premature Death Sentences 84rules September 3, 2009
  • Sentenced to death on the NHS

    09/02/2009 3:29:19 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 16 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09.02.09 | Kate Devlin
    to death on the NHS Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors warn today. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death. Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away. But this approach can also mask the signs...
  • America already has universal healthcare and it has failed miserably

    09/01/2009 6:07:40 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 1,035+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 9/01/09 | Mainestategop
    That's right folks! The caterwauling liberals who have been whining for more of our hard earned taxpayer dollars to pay for state run health care are either too stupid to know or don't want you to know that we have in many parts of America, universal health care. Not only that, just like the ones in Canada, Britain and elsewhere, it is cumbersome, costly and a failure. I decided to take a break from my series on Vladamir Lenin and the United States to write about this after receiving several nagging emails from those who read my articles here and...
  • Obama Health Care leads to Forced Indenture

    08/29/2009 3:59:38 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 21 replies · 1,764+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    Obama Health Care leads to forced indenture. Can’t any one see where Obama Health Care is headed? The monetary costs are trivial compared to FORCED INDENTURE. Forced indenture will follow single payer healthcare, as night follows day. Do those who demand health care for all know what they are asking for? No, they don’t. If they did, they would be embarrassed. Read all
  • Massachusetts: the laboratory for ObamaCare

    08/29/2009 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 781+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 29, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this month, we used DirigoChoice in Maine as an example of the disaster a public-plan health-care reform can generate. Cato Institute looks a little farther down the coast to Massachusetts, where the state began its own health-care reform complete with individual mandates and a government plan. Cato calls it an “almost perfect” mirror of ObamaCare, complete with promises of reducing cost and extending care — that failed in both respects: Massachusetts reduced its uninsured population by two-thirds — yet the cost would be considered staggering, had state officials not done such a good job of hiding it. Finally, Massachusetts...
  • Caption the World's Smartest Woman as she tries to peddle HillaryCare to the masses

    08/29/2009 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 1,315+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 29, 2009
    First Lady Hillary Clinton, in 1994, displays a pamphlet about her health care plan bearing an image of the "health security card" every American would supposedly receive.
  • Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets

    08/25/2009 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,256+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jenny Hope and Nick Mcdermott
    Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds. The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets - even a caravan - went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000. Health chiefs admit a lack of maternity beds is partly to blame for the crisis, with hundreds of women in labour being turned away from hospitals because they are full. Latest figures show that over the past two years there were at least: * 63...
  • Oregon Offers Terminal Patients Doctor-Assisted Suicide Instead of Medical Care

    08/24/2009 3:55:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies · 2,482+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2008 | Dan Springer
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Some terminally ill patients in Oregon who turned to their state for health care were denied treatment and offered doctor-assisted suicide instead, a proposal some experts have called a "chilling" corruption of medical ethics. Since the spread of his prostate cancer, 53-year-old Randy Stroup of Dexter, Ore., has been in a fight for his life. Uninsured and unable to pay for expensive chemotherapy, he applied to Oregon's state-run health plan for help. Lane Individual Practice Association (LIPA), which administers the Oregon Health Plan in Lane County, responded to Stroup's request with a letter saying the state would...
  • Health fight brings back bad memories for Democrats (2004 swift boats? How about Hillarycare?)

    08/15/2009 8:07:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 920+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/16/09 | Julie Mason
    Health fight brings back bad memories for DemocratsBy: Julie Mason Examiner White House Correspondent August 16, 2009 With its swift boat references and invocations of critics standing for things before they were against them, the 2009 health care reform debate is sounding like the 2004 presidential campaign. Whether either party learned the right lessons from 2004 to apply to the current health care fracas is an open question. "We're confident that the American people will support this legislation," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "We're going to make sure that health care...
  • Rep. Manzullo mocks health care bill (Open window & yell ‘We’re not going to take this anymore!’)

    08/14/2009 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,077+ views
    Journal Standard ^ | 8/14/09 | Eric Petermann
    Rep. Manzullo mocks health care billBy Eric Petermann GateHouse News Service Fri Aug 14, 2009, 08:27 PM CDT Freeport, Ill. - It doesn’t take long to determine where Congressman Don Manzullo stands on the proposed national health care bill. “People need to go to their windows, stick their heads outside and scream ‘We’re not going to take this anymore!’,” Manzullo said Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in an interview at The Journal-Standard. The 16th District U.S. Representative, a Republican, has held town hall meetings in Elizabeth, Sycamore, and Oregon to gage public opinion on the controversial legislation and to inform people...
  • Where Is Romney On Health Care Issue

    08/13/2009 5:37:14 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 218 replies · 2,546+ views
    Self Post | 8/13/09 | Self
    Has anybody heard anything from Romney on this hot health care issue. I seem to find him absent on this debate.
  • What This Means For You

    08/09/2009 11:12:40 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 36 replies · 1,696+ views
    Physicans for Reform ^ | Undated | Unattributed
    The powerful story of Barbara Wagner demonstrates why this discussion is of utmost importance. When Barbara’s lung cancer reappeared during the spring of 2008 her oncologist recommended aggressive treatment with Tarceva, a new chemotherapy. However, Oregon’s state run health plan denied the potentially life altering drug because they did not feel it was "cost-effective." Instead, the State plan offered to pay for either hospice care or physician-assisted suicide. In stunned disbelief you may ask, "How can this be? This happens in Europe. I’ve heard stories of Britain’s National Health Service delaying intervention until the patient dies or reports of physician-assisted...
  • Palin calls Obama health care plan 'downright evil'

    08/08/2009 4:31:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies · 1,324+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 7, 2009 | Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.
  • Poll: What's your opinion of Sarah Palin's characterization of Obama's healthcare plan?

    08/07/2009 8:26:58 PM PDT · by AKReportz · 31 replies · 1,098+ views
    Freep What's your opinion of Sarah Palin's characterization of President Barack Obama's healthcare plan as "downright evil"? Over the top Right on the money Not strong enough
  • Sarah Palin: Statement on the Current Health Care Debate

    08/07/2009 1:45:04 PM PDT · by Al B. · 251 replies · 8,525+ views
    facebook ^ | Aug. 7, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no! The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know...
  • How House Bill Runs Over Grandma

    07/31/2009 5:11:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 3,485+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Rationing: In the recesses of the House health care "reform" bill is a provision for end-of-life counseling for seniors. Don't worry, granny, they're from the government and they're here to help.At a town hall meeting at AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by a woman from North Carolina if it was true "that everyone that's Medicare age will be visited and told they have to decide how they wish to die." At first, the president joked that not enough government workers existed to ask the elderly how they wanted to die. The idea, he said, was to...
  • Mitt Romney Talks Health Care Solutions

    07/31/2009 3:05:03 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 350 replies · 4,991+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/31/09 | Human Events
    "You can get everyone insured without having government institute an insurance plan. And whether you like our Massachusetts plan or not, it proves those two things, and there are some others that have other features that are perhaps just as good or better than those that we devised in Massachusetts. They ought to be evaluated, scored by the CBO and given the kind of thorough analysis that a topic as big as healthcare deserves." "The plan that I proposed was a “break even” plan, meaning it didn’t cost the state any additional funding. The legislature decided to make it a...
  • Mass. Pushes Rationing to Control Universal Healthcare Costs (RomneyCare)

    07/30/2009 3:03:45 PM PDT · by ellery · 22 replies · 1,833+ views
    The New American ^ | July 19, 2009 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    A 10-member Massachusetts state healthcare advisory board unanimously recommended that the state begin rationing healthcare to keep the state’s marquee universal health care program afloat financially. The July 16 recommendations, the Boston Globe explained, would result in a situation where “patients could find it harder to get procedures they want but are of questionable benefit if doctors are operating within a budget. And they might find it more difficult to get care wherever they want, if primary doctors push to keep patients within their accountable care organization.” The Globe stressed that the recommendations would “dramatically change how doctors and hospitals...
  • MASS Disaster: The Bay State shows how not to reform health care

    07/30/2009 1:36:38 AM PDT · by broncobilly · 108 replies · 2,839+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/29/09 | Sally C. Pipes
    "Will Commonwealth care cost taxpayers more? No!" So wrote Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in November 2004, the economy then still in full bloom. "Neither the state nor the taxpayers can afford to pay more."
  • The universal health care dogs that aren't barking (The failures of MA and HI are being ignored)

    07/28/2009 6:45:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 4,579+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/28/2009 | Thomas Lifson
    Oddly enough, as the nation considers ObamaCare, the press is completely uninterested in the experience of Massachusetts and Hawaii, both of which have ambitious, and failed, experiments in trying to provide universal health care. Mitt Romney, the architect of the Bay State's health care plan, which is costing far more than expected, is largely absent from the airwaves, despite his legitimate claim to be an expert. The Boston Globe calls the plan a "failure" and notes "The state's plan flunks on all counts." Spending for the Commonwealth Care subsidized program has doubled, from $630 million in 2007 to an estimated...
  • Pawlenty weighs in on healthcare, slaps Romney

    07/28/2009 5:07:52 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 20 replies · 1,120+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | July 28, 2009 | Reid Wilson
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) sent a letter to his congressional delegation raising concerns about the current healthcare measure House Democrats have moved through several committees. He also took a veiled shot at one of his potential rivals. Pawlenty urged Minnesota's seven Democrats and three Republicans to focus on cost containment and quality of care rather than simply expanding access
  • Pelosi Says ObamaCare Will Not Have Same Fate as HillaryCare - Video 7/26/09

    07/27/2009 4:33:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 275+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday telling CNN's John King it is "urgent" for the Congress to pass Government Health Care, and she does not believe it's fate will be the same here in 2010 as it was when HillaryCare was defeated in 1994. Pelosi also talked about the Obama Stimulus Plan, which she says has kept the unemployment rate from being worse. This despite the fact unemployment has risen to 9.7%, far above the 8.1% the administration said could be maintained with the stimulus plan. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • The Glass is Half-Empty

    07/23/2009 5:52:02 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 7 replies · 317+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | July 23, 2009 | Queen1
    The glass if half-full. All of the hoopla and razzamatazz about healthcare of late has led me to feel simultaneously hopeful and despairing. I am so heartened that many people seem involved in the conversation, finally! I am such a political wonk—and most people are television junkies—that I have gotten used to blank, gaping stares when I bring up politics. On the issue of healthcare, though, everyone has an opinion! I am discouraged, though, at the number of folks who find it not-at-all frightening that the federal government wants to force us into such things as “mandatory end-of-life counseling.” Well,...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham on Supporting Sotomayor [also, RINO-Democrat Gang of 12 on Health Care]

    07/23/2009 5:31:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 903+ views
    (snip) BLITZER: One of your colleagues, Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, he said today he was dropping out of these negotiations trying to come up with a bipartisan solution. He said: "I decided to withdraw because I'm having difficulty with the high costs of a number of the situations that I think they're ultimately going to come up with." Is there any hope at all that health care reform cannot only get Democrats on board, but Republicans alongside? GRAHAM: I don't think there's much hope for a public option. They have 60 Democratic senators and a 40 Democrat seat majority...
  • Illegals: Exempt From $2,500 Per Yr. Fine For Not Enrolling In Either Private Insurance Or ObamaCare

    07/23/2009 1:49:13 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies · 2,224+ views
    7/23/09 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Not only did Democrats defeat (on a party-line 26-15 vote) an amendment sponsored by Rep Dean Heller (R-Nev.) that would have kept illegal aliens from being given government subsidized health care under ObamaCare, but it has come to light (per Rush Limbaugh and others) that illegals WILL NOT be fined $2,500 per year if they don't get either a private health insurance plan or enroll in ObamaCare. American citizens though... they WILL be fined $2,500 per year if they don't enroll in either a private health insurance plan or enroll in ObamaCare.
  • Obama pegs health reform to nation's future (Obama sees support from some in GOP)

    07/23/2009 9:58:16 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 482+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7-23-09 | S.A. Miller and Christina Bellantoni
    President Obama, seeking to reclaim momentum in the push for health care reform, told a prime-time national audience that their future was at stake in the debate and predicted the final deal would attract some Republican support. At his 10th extended news conference since taking office six months ago, Mr. Obama frankly acknowledged rising skepticism among voters about his ambitious plan, saying Americans feel "understandably queasy" about the ballooning federal debt. "The debt and the deficit are deep concerns of mine. I am very worried about federal spending," he said, adding that his actions have cut $2.2 trillion from a...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama State Of The Sham Wow Press Conference 8 p.m. 7/22/09

    07/22/2009 3:24:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,481 replies · 61,884+ views
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    We know the drill: Read the teleprompter for a few minutes, take questions from a few plants in audience, total of twelve or thirteen questions in an hour, filibuster, end to rave reviews from the state run media. White House propaganda e-mail sent to NextGov.com
  • Ann Coulter: TAKE TWO ASPIRIN AND CALL ME WHEN YOUR CANCER IS STAGE 4 [You Genics]

    07/22/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT · by Syncro · 78 replies · 3,169+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 22, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    TAKE TWO ASPIRIN AND CALL ME WHEN YOUR CANCER IS STAGE 4July 22, 2009 All the problems with the American health care system come from government intervention, so naturally the Democrats' idea for fixing it is more government intervention. This is like trying to sober up by having another drink. The reason seeing a doctor is already more like going to the DMV, and less like going to the Apple "Genius Bar," is that the government decided health care was too important to be left to the free market. Yes -- the same free market that has produced such a...
  • Grandma Got Run Over by Obama

    07/22/2009 8:11:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 461+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-22-09 | Pamela Meister
    Return to the Article July 22, 2009Grandma Got Run Over by ObamaPamela Meister Sung to the tune of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Grandma got run over by Obama Walking to the doctor's without leave You can say there's no such thing as rationing But as for me and Grandpa we believe She'd been seeing Doc quite often For her heart and lumbago But one day she got a letter Saying "sacrifice yourself; it's time to go" They found her DOA that mornin' At the scene of the attack "Rejected" stamped upon her forehead And an incriminatin'...
  • Romney Says To Obama On Healthcare Slow Down.How About Hands Off?

    07/21/2009 5:14:28 PM PDT · by Three if by government · 27 replies · 407+ views
    Newsweek ^ | july 21, 2009 | PVM
    Is it me or is Romney turning into Mclame?..... In the last two weeks, political commentators have expressed doubts over President Obama's time frame for healthcare reform. Meanwhile, even some Democrat lawmakers appear to be getting cold feet. In response, Obama is relentlessly pitching his plan. He has spoken about healthcare on eight out of the last nine days, and he's scheduled to hold a town hall meeting on the topic this Thursday. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is one of the few politicians in the country with first hand experience of steering major health care reform through the legislative...
  • Flashback Video: 1994 Ads For and Against "HillaryCare" - Video 1994

    07/21/2009 1:31:43 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 392+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 21, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is flashback video of ads from 1994, both for and against, "HillaryCare" which went down to defeat. There are two ads against Government Health Care, and two ads in favor of it. The first ad is an anti-HillaryCare ad featuring a couple named "Harry and Louise." The Democrats built their two pro-HillaryCare ads off the "Harry and Louise" theme. The issues debated then are virtually identical to what is being debated today, 15 years later. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Government will ruin health care if it runs the system

    07/21/2009 4:46:24 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 25 replies · 703+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | 7/18/09 | Richard Morrissett
    If Medicare and Medicaid are going broke, what do you think a nationalized health care system will do? My good friends in Canada say their system stinks. One friend had to wait three years and three months to get an ACL tear repaired. It has been proven that government-run organizations are really bad -- look at our IRS, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Department of Education and how badly they are run and accomplish nothing. People who Obama appointed to be his top aides never paid their taxes, planes are falling from the skies, we have zero energy policy...
  • Sarah Palin MUST lead the ZOT against Obamacare!!!

    07/20/2009 10:51:50 PM PDT · by Sarah Supporter · 110 replies · 2,124+ views
    <p>You all know that the country is going through a war against the socialized medicine that Obama is trying to rush through.</p> <p>And what I want to know is, where is Sarah in all this?</p> <p>This is the greatest fight for freedom in history, and she should be out in front.</p>
  • Massachusetts Health Care Woes Could Cast Cloud Over Romney Bid

    07/20/2009 3:30:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 708+ views
    Fox ^ | 7/20/09 | staff
    Analysts say that if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's health care program continues to show signs of wear, he'll have to find a way to distance himself from it to have a shot at the GOP nomination in 2012. A new Rasmussen Reports poll out Monday shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tied in a hypothetical matchup against President Obama in 2012, a better showing than Romney's would-be top rival Sarah Palin. The poll, taken July 18-19, showed Romney and Obama tied at 45 percent each. It also had Obama beating Palin, the outgoing Alaska governor, 48 percent to 42...
  • Romney 2102? Two Words: Romney Care

    07/20/2009 3:35:34 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 65 replies · 1,262+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/20/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The last few days conservatives have begun to demonize the health care system in Massachusetts. That's because, in the view of many conservatives, Massachusetts' health care system is congruent to the health care system that President Obama is attempting to construct. That's simplified. Here's how it's similar. It requires every citizen to have health insurance. It requires all employers, but the smallest, to provide health insurance to their employees. Finally, those that don't make enough money have their insurance subsidized. Here's how it's different. It has no public option.
  • Study: 83 Million Would Lose Private Health Coverage Under House Dem Plan

    07/20/2009 10:30:23 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies · 740+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 07/20/93 | Philip Klein
    Democrats and President Obama have denied that the creation of a new government-run health care plan would be a Trojan Horse for single-payer health care, but a new report by the Lewin Group (comissioned by the Heritage Foundation) finds that the House Democrats' health care bill would shift more 83.4 million Americans from private health care coverage to the government plan. To put that in perspective, that would mean that nearly half (48.4 percent) would lose their private health coverage. In all, the government plan would have 103.4 million members once implemented, according to the Lewin analysis. President Obama has...