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  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that it’s not improving care. It’s skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for “observation care” and likely shortening their lives. President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a month’s time. HHS claims that this drop in “readmissions,” from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • Nonpayment of ObamaCare Premiums Could Cost Doctors

    04/24/2014 8:24:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jim Angle
    While the debate continues over how many ObamaCare enrollees are actually paying their premiums, one aspect of the law temporarily rewards those who actually stop paying – and doctors may wind up bearing the cost. “This law provides a 90-day grace period for people who have subsidized ObamaCare exchange plans and stopped paying their premium," said Betsy McCaughey, health care author and former New York lieutenant governor. But the insurance companies are only obligated to cover the first 30 days of the 90-day grace period
  • Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

    03/30/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees...
  • Obama Silences Critics With IRS

    President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th. The administration released 227 pages of mind-numbing regulations ridiculously billed as making “ the compliance process simpler and easier” for employers. Hidden in the gobbledy-gook (on pages 125-6) is a requirement that employers sign a statement to the IRS, meaning under penalty of perjury, that they have not reduced the number of employees or cut hours to shield themselves from the costs of Obamacare. Democrats running for re-election this fall are desperate to...
  • An End to Fair Elections

    02/13/2014 10:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    The Obama administration and New York's senior senator , Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle critics of the Democratic Party before this fall's midterm elections. Literally to outlaw free speech. They are rushing through a change in IRS regulations that would prevent Tea Party organizations and other not-for-profits called 501c4s from engaging in customary pre-election activities such as get-out-the vote drives, debates and forums, and brochures rating the candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent office-holders within 60 days of a general election .. This regulation would destroy fair elections. It would silence 501c4s, many...
  • Obamacare Will Get Much, Much Worse

    11/13/2013 11:24:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Betsy McCaughey -- who's one of the ranking analysts of socialist medicine, socialized medicine, be it Hillarycare or Obamacare -- has a piece at Investors.com, the old Investor's Business Daily, and headline of the piece says, "Think Obamacare Is Bad Now? It Gets Worse Next Year." Okay, now, what gets worse next year? Well, here's how she starts the piece: "'Substandard' and 'cut-rate' is what President Obama calls the health plans that millions of Americans have lost, even though they wanted to keep them. Backpedaling on his promise that 'if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,'...
  • A Lie From Day One

    10/30/2013 5:22:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-30-13 | Betsy McCaughey
    Believing in this president is proving to be a health hazard. ~snip~ The liar is none other than the President of the United States. On June 15, 2009, President Obama told a town hall meeting that “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise…. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” The fine print in his health law proves that he never intended to keep that promise. Sec. 1251(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) says that no...
  • Betsy McCaughey: Obamacare was designed to push many people into Medicaid…

    10/27/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-26-13 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    I was reminded of this interview when I saw this tweet by Daniel Horowitz: Now that the results of enrollment are coming in, it is quite clear that obamacare is medicaid 10:52 PM - 26 Oct 2013 Betsy McCaughey would agree, as she was on with Megyn Kelly last night to discuss the fact that Obamacare was designed to push people into Medicaid. Why? Because is a single payer system and that’s what they believe in, McCaughey said.
  • GOP on roll with red state growth

    03/28/2013 11:54:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 03/28/2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Last week, the national Republican Party issued a report on why it lost the 2012 presidential election. The report belongs in the paper shredder. Look at a map of the U.S., and you’ll see why. The Republican Party is already on the way to dominating presidential politics. Red states are on the rise, and blue states are sinking. In politics, demography is destiny. The biggest mistake the GOP could make is to change course and abandon its current policies. It will soon control an Electoral College majority. Americans are voting with their feet to live in Republican-run states with low...
  • States fall for Medicaid trap

    02/16/2013 1:34:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 15, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform disclosed how state officials in New York scammed federal taxpayers out of billions of dollar by exploiting the Medicaid system. The federal government matches dollar for dollar what a state spends on Medicaid. New York spends $5,118 per day per patient in state facilities for the mentally disabled, equivalent to $1.9 million a year per patient. “Personal care” for the home bound is a New York Medicaid benefit that includes grocery shopping and housekeeping, and it costs as much as $150,000 a year per recipient. Overall, New York spends more...
  • Romneycare and Obamacare Are Identical

    03/27/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    DefendYourHealthcare.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D
    Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D and David Asman discuss Romneycare and Obamacare. Power and Money with David Asman
  • Obama's Health Care Duplicity No Longer Debatable

    03/16/2012 5:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama said, "The package we've put together" will "start bending the cost curve on health care" and "cut the deficit by a trillion dollars." Even a sympathetic Congressional Budget Office has finally put the nail in the coffin of that howler. At the time Obama made the claim, we all knew it was specious, and study after study came out showing just how fraudulent it was. There was the double counting on Medicare, the "Doc Fix" scam and a host of others. When Rep. Paul Ryan asked the CBO to rescore Obamacare with more accurate assumptions, it didn't...
  • 10 Lumps Of Coal In The Health Care Bill

    12/23/2009 5:17:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 871+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 23, 2009 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    For most Americans, the health reform bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing to pass will be worse than coal in their stockings. Herewith, the Top 10 List of Things You Don't Want From Health Care Reform This Christmas — But Will Get Anyway From Congress. 1. Higher premiums: If you pay for your own insurance, your premiums will cost 10% to 13% more than if the bill didn't pass, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Insurance won't be more affordable. Sixty percent of the newly insured are being enrolled in Medicaid, the public program for the poor....
  • A Person Who Has Her Facts Straight About Health Care

    11/08/2009 11:08:53 PM PST · by Petro · 28 replies · 1,435+ views
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | November 8, 2009 | Cranky George
    An excellent, straightforward, and easy to understand explanation of what we can expect our lives to be like under the new Health Care Reform plan H.R.3962.
  • Freedom Radio 8 PM EDT Aug 23: Honest Conservative w/Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Chris Freind, Tami Bell

    08/22/2009 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | August 22, 2009 | Honest Conservative
    Join Honest Conservation Sunday, August 23, at 8 PM Eastern and share a NiteCap and a discussion about health care reform with Dr. Betsy McCaughey. Also joining HC are Bulletin journalist Chris Freind and 9/12 Free Republic National Convention organizer Tami Bell. The call in number is 646 478 5613 and here is the link to the show on Freedom Radio.
  • "Death Panel" Myth Creator Betsy McCaughey Resigns From Medical Board

    08/21/2009 2:26:24 PM PDT · by steve-b · 190 replies · 4,980+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8/21/09 | Matthew DeLong
    Betsy McCaughey -- an outspoken proponent of the myth that Democrats' health care reform proposals will lead to the creation of "death panels," as well as a former lieutenant governor of New York and adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute -- has stepped down from her position as a director of Cantel Medical Corp., which bills itself as a "leading provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market." From a press release: CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN -- News) announced that on August 20, 2009 it received a letter of resignation from Ms. Elizabeth McCaughey as a...
  • Mea Culpa: NYTimes Apologizes for Calling WaTimes 'An Outlet Decidedly Opposed to Mr. Obama'

    08/15/2009 8:03:08 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies · 1,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If you haven't noticed, a lot of media outlets have gotten worked up into a tizzy over the mere mention of death panels. The New York Times got so worked up, it went after a few conservatives outlets by name in its Aug. 13 issue. "But the rumor [that Obama's health care proposal would create death panels] - which has come up at Congressional town-hall-style meetings this week in spite of an avalanche of reports laying out why it was false - was not born of anonymous e-mailers, partisan bloggers or stealthy cyberconspiracy theorists," Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes wrote...
  • Health Care Here And Over There

    08/12/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 788+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If the world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, is a shining example of British health care, how is it that others in the U.K. are repeatedly denied critical care and medicine?In commenting on efforts to overhaul American's health care system, we have tried to pull back the curtain and pay attention to those trying to clone the systems of Canada and Britain. But supporters of government-run health care frequently ignore some of the less-pleasant facts. Much has been made of this statement in one of our Aug. 3 editorials: "People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance...
  • Sarah Palin Was Right...Death Panels created in HR 1

    08/15/2009 6:54:26 PM PDT · by RowdyFFC · 27 replies · 2,258+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | August 15, 2009 | Josh Ashby
    "Governor Sarah Palin has come under fire for her Facebook post accusing President Obama and the Democrats of including a "death panel" provision the health care bill... AP argues that the bill's end-of-life counseling provision has been mistaken as a promotion of euthanasia and thus the death panel assertion by Palin and many other conservatives is false and misleading. The New York Times has joined in the death panel bashing. There is nothing in any of the legislative proposals that would call for the creation of death panels or any other governmental body that would cut off care for the...
  • False ‘Death Panel’ Rumor Has Some Familiar Roots

    08/13/2009 10:21:45 PM PDT · by kcvl · 25 replies · 2,060+ views
    The stubborn yet false rumor that President Obama’s health care proposals would create government-sponsored “death panels” to decide which patients were worthy of living seemed to arise from nowhere in recent weeks. Advanced even this week by Republican stalwarts including the party’s last vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, and Charles E. Grassley, the veteran Iowa senator, the nature of the assertion nonetheless seemed reminiscent of the modern-day viral Internet campaigns that dogged Mr. Obama last year, falsely calling him a Muslim and questioning his nationality. But the rumor — which has come up at Congressional town-hall-style meetings this week in spite...
  • FRED THOMPSON Healthcare Bill Analysis by Betsy McCaughey (excellent audio)

    08/06/2009 9:49:54 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 4 replies · 879+ views
    THE FRED THOMPSON SHOW ^ | 8-5-09 | Fred Thompson
    The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. (Proverbs 10:27)
  • Part 1 - Don't Let Washington Bureaucrats Tell Your Doctor What To Do

    08/02/2009 12:55:48 AM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies · 221+ views
    YouTube ^ | 08/02/2009 | ak267
    Pretty powerful presentation on Obamacare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYbNWDtDzHg&feature=related
  • ‘Kill Granny’ media campaign alarms seniors

    08/01/2009 7:40:11 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    Wash. Post, via msnbc ^ | 1 Aug | Cecil Connoly
    (Conservatives lead many to fear bill will lead to ‘euthanasia’ counseling) A campaign on conservative talk radio, fueled by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills, has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life "rationing" and even "euthanasia." The controversy stems from a proposal to pay physicians who counsel elderly or terminally ill patients about what medical interventions they would prefer near the end of life and how to prepare instructions such as living wills. Under the plan, Medicare would reimburse doctors for one session every five years to confer...
  • Talk Radio Campaign Frightening Seniors

    08/01/2009 7:58:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 58 replies · 1,985+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2009 | Ceci Connolly
    A campaign on conservative talk radio, fueled by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills, has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life "rationing" and even "euthanasia." The controversy stems from a proposal to pay physicians who counsel elderly or terminally ill patients about what medical interventions they would prefer near the end of life...But on right-leaning radio programs, religious e-mail lists and Internet blogs, the proposal has been described as "guiding you in how to die," "an ORDER from the Government to end your life," promoting "death care" and,...
  • Tea Party: Hicksville, NY

    07/31/2009 6:36:03 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 4 replies · 424+ views
    AlternativeNewsNet ^ | 7/31/09 | unknown
    SPEAKER Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Founder and Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a Health Policy Expert was the guest speaker at the Hicksville Tea Party.
  • Fred Thompson Dons the Clown Shoes as Radio Host

    07/31/2009 8:59:21 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    nashvillescene ^ | Friday, Jul. 31 2009 @ 5:47AM | Jeff Woods
    Fred Thompson is using his radio show to sell the preposterous idea that the president and Democrats are promoting euthanasia of old people. He calls it "the dirty little secret" of the health care reform debate...Citing page 425 of the House bill, McCaughey claimed that "the Congress would make it mandatory ... that every five years, people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care ... all to do what's in society's best interest ... and...
  • Betsy McCaughey Exposes Obama Healthcare Lies

    07/28/2009 10:11:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 679+ views
    You Tube ^ | 28 July 2009 | inteviews with Betshy McCaughey
    Betsy McCaughey Exposes Obama Healthcare Lies ___interview with Fred Thompson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmmiwHw8bNg Betsy McCaughey, Health Care Plan Hidden in Stimulus Bill ___ inteview with Lou Dobbs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVfbvK56Ixw
  • Obama's Dr. Mengele Admits Health Care "Reform" Will Kill Old People Sooner

    07/25/2009 5:12:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 160 replies · 3,435+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-25-09 | Mike's America
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's brother, a physician, appointed to Obama health care job admits killing old people is the only way to cut costs! DEADLY DOCTORS O ADVISERS WANT TO RATION CARE By BETSY MCCAUGHEY New York Post July 24, 2009 Emanuel: Believes in withholding care from elderly for greater good. THE health bills coming out of Congress would put the decisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They'd decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare. Yet at least two of President Obama's top...
  • Lawmakers Confirm House Health Care Bill Promotes Euthanasia Among Elderly

    07/25/2009 6:04:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 4,628+ views
    LifeNews ^ | July 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are confirming reports that the health care restructuring bill the House is currently considering promotes euthanasia. A leading patients rights advocate is worried about the effects of the legislation.Betsy McCaughey, the former New York lieutenant government who is now a patient's rights advocate, notes that the government-run health care plan would require "end of life" counseling for seniors.The counseling, she says, would be focused on telling seniors how to end their lives sooner.In a statement sent to LifeNews.com House Republican Leader John Boehner Republican Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus...
  • Deadly Doctors

    07/24/2009 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 17 replies · 996+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/24/09 | Betsy McCaughey
    THE health bills coming out of Congress would put the de cisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They'd decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare. Yet at least two of President Obama's top health advisers should never be trusted with that power.
  • GovernmentCare’s Assault on Seniors (Opinion)

    07/23/2009 2:03:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 742+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 23, 2009 | Betsy McCaughey
    Since Medicare was established in 1965, access to care has enabled older Americans to avoid becoming disabled and to travel and live independently instead of languishing in nursing homes. But legislation now being rushed through Congress—H.R. 3200 and the Senate Health Committee Bill—will reduce access to care, pressure the elderly to end their lives prematurely, and doom baby boomers to painful later years. The Congressional majority wants to pay for its $1 trillion to $1.6 trillion health bills with new taxes and a $500 billion cut to Medicare. This cut will come just as baby boomers turn 65 and increase...
  • Kill the rich! (Moonbat goes off the deep end about Betsy McCaughey. Warning foul language)

    02/17/2009 4:11:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 647+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2009 | NA
    I mean literally - as in take them out and shoot them. At least, that's the advice given by this member of the "Reality Based Community:" [T]here’s still time to prove that you’re not passive, pathetic serfs. That’s right Americans, here’s your chance to prove that you’re not slaves, that you won’t just sit there and take it when they steal from you. We know who stole everything from you. They don’t even hide—they’re all over the TV networks, bragging, strutting, laughing at you. We know where they work, and we know what they look like. They’re literally asking for...
  • O'S BROKEN PROMISES HEALTH BILLS V. PREZ'S WORDS (by Mark Levin's Fri. guest)

    07/18/2009 3:07:39 AM PDT · by Sun · 56 replies · 1,931+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2009 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    PRESIDENT Obama promises that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," even after he reforms our health-care system. That's untrue. The bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests. snip When you file your taxes, if you can't prove to the IRS that you are in a qualified plan, you'll be fined thousands of dollars -- as much as the average cost of a health plan for your family size -- and then automatically enrolled in a randomly selected plan (House bill, p....
  • Obama Health Bill: Those on Social Security - Mandatory Counseling on Asst. Suicide

    07/17/2009 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 165 replies · 16,425+ views
    Fred Thompson Show ^ | July 17, 2009 | Betsy McCaughey Interview
    On Page 425 of Obama’s health care bill, the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier. Yes...They are going to push SUICIDE to cut medicare spending!!! And no, I am NOT SH—ing YOU! So those of you who voted for Obama have now put your own parents in dire straights...Congratulations! Also, planned denial of medical care for seniors. Click the source for audio.
  • O'S BROKEN PROMISES: HEALTH BILLS V. PREZ'S WORDS

    07/17/2009 2:27:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 953+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2009 | Betsy McCaughey
    PRESIDENT Obama promises that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," even after he reforms our health-care system. That's untrue. The bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests. Two main bills are being rushed through Congress with the goal of combining them into a finished product by August. Under either, a new government bureaucracy will select health plans that it considers in your best interest, and you will have to enroll in one of these "qualified plans." If you now get your...
  • Obama’s (and Apparently Newsweek’s) War on Seniors is in Full Swing

    03/16/2009 4:27:48 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 56 replies · 1,969+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/09 | Yomin Postelnik
    ...Whether or Not Liberals Care to Recognize It The reaction of some liberals and all of the media to Obama’s plan to ration health care for the elderly shows once and for all what conservatives have suspected for a quite some time: that given the choice of abandoning their liberal dogma or saving their lives, far too many Democrat supporters would risk their health and that of their countrymen than so much as reassess the nonsensical, foolish and downright harmful rhetoric that is the Democrat Party’s far-left creed. In the column “Just How Low Have Democrats Sunk – Is Killing...
  • Freedom Radio welcomes Peg Luksik and Betsy McCaughey

    03/08/2009 11:09:21 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 5 replies · 268+ views
    Nite Cap at Freedom Radio ^ | March 8, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Nite Cap at Freedom Radio welcomes Peg Luksik, former candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, potential candidate for senate against Arlen Specter joins us to help understand the issues and our strategy. Dr. Betsy McCaughey whose Bloomberg article revealed the hidden take over of our health care industry in the so called Stimulus Bill. Call in and speak to too great activist women! NiteCap at Freedom Radio at 8 pm est., Tonight! Sunday!
  • Invitation to Keith Olbermann

    02/13/2009 8:44:02 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 44 replies · 2,904+ views
    health.einnews.com ^ | 2/13/09 | Betsy McCaughey
    Invitation to Keith Olbermann February 13, 2009 NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is from Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., the author of the recent Bloomberg.com article, "Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan." If Keith Olbermann of MSNBC could defend the health provisions slipped into the stimulus bill on their merits, he wouldn't be resorting to personal attacks on me. Olbermann calls me a shill funded by the drug industry (2-12-2009). That's not true. I am not paid by the pharmaceutical industry or by the Hudson Institute. I hold only an honorary Fellows position at Hudson, and take...
  • It's Worse Than We Thought (Porkulus Medical Controls)

    02/10/2009 6:44:04 AM PST · by jessduntno · 25 replies · 1,425+ views
    gopusa ^ | Today
    It's Worse Than We Thought By Doug Patton February 10, 2009 Perhaps it was all the hoopla about the historic nature of Barack Obama's presidency. Maybe the hype of election night and all that talk about wishing our first black president well actually made us all believe, for just a fleeting moment in time, that things would not be as bad as we feared they would be. It turns out they are worse. -snip- McCaughey reports that the bill calls for all medical treatments to be tracked electronically by a new federal bureaucracy known as the National Coordinator of Health...
  • WSJ: 'Medical Courts' - Experienced judges would help juries understand technical issues.

    08/25/2005 5:55:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 476+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2005 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    The Texas jury that ruled the prescription drug Vioxx was responsible for the death of a 59-year-old jogger, Robert Ernst, may have been duped by a questionable scientific theory introduced by the plaintiff's attorney, Mark Lanier. The theoretical sequence of events concocted by him to link Vioxx to Ernst's death -- a blood clot leading to a heart attack and then to a fatal arrhythmia... -- was contrary to Ernst's autopsy.... The jury's verdict shows that our system is failing to provide justice reliably in medical cases. The remedy? Specialized state medical courts, where judges stop lawyers and hired-gun witnesses...
  • Judge in Terri Schiavo Case Had Serious Conflict of Interest-(Whittemore connected to Felos/Michael)

    05/26/2005 5:50:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 45 replies · 1,590+ views
    LIFE NEWS.COM ^ | MAY 19, 2005 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A federal judge who declined to review the lawsuit Terri Schaivo's parents filed to prevent her painful 13 day starvation death may have had a conflict of interest. Federal District Court Judge James Whittemore of Tampa was charged by Congress to take up the case and issue a temporary restraining order preventing Terri's death. He refused. However, it appears Judge Whittemore, who became the subject of condemnation from Congressional leaders after his decision, possible should have recused himself from the case. Whittemore served in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida from 1990 to 1999. According to a report...