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  • Obama Tells Donors Health-Care Fight May Loom After Court Rules

    05/31/2012 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
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  • Evangelical Leader: Jail Over Obamacare Mandate

    02/09/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by ezfindit · 100 replies
    OrthodoxNet (via LifeSiteNews) ^ | 2/9/2012 | Ben Johnson
    One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administration’s mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com “we will not comply” with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD. “We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write our letters from the Nashville jail, just...
  • New fee coming for medical effectiveness research

    12/27/2011 10:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/27/11 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with suspicion. The insurance...
  • Democrat: Gov't Has No Contractual Obligation to Pay Social Security Benefits

    09/14/2011 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 168 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/14/11 | Matt Cover
    Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) said that most Americans do not understand that federal entitlements are not “bank account” programs that hold their money, adding that Social Security is not even a legal guarantee -- "Legally, they're not even promises." Cooper, asked about potential reforms to Medicare and Medicaid, said that the core problem was that the public does not understand the true nature of entitlements. “Many Americans don’t really realize that Medicare is a government program,” Cooper said at a press conference with fellow Blue Dogs on Wednesday.
  • Report: Amputations without anesthesia in NKorea

    07/14/2010 9:18:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2010 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's health care system is in shambles, with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, a rights watchdog said Thursday. North Korea's state health care system has been deteriorating for years as the country's economic difficulties worsen.
  • Justice Department declares war on doctors

    05/31/2010 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Reeses · 53 replies · 1,304+ views
    As I’ve long suspected, “health care reform” has emboldened the Justice Department to take a more active role in enforcing government price controls against physicians. Today the Antitrust Division, joined by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, forced a a group of Boise orthopedists to accept price controls for worker’s compensation and HMO contracts as part of a settlement accusing the doctors of “price fixing”: According to the complaint, the conspiring orthopedists engaged in two antitrust conspiracies, which took place from 2006 to 2008. In the first conspiracy, through a series of meetings and other communications, the orthopedists agreed not to...
  • Congress Can't Force People To Engage In Commerce, So They Can't Force People To Buy Health Ins.

    03/28/2010 10:36:17 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 42 replies · 963+ views
    3/29/2010 | Laissez-Faire capitalist
    Commerce is the buying and selling of things. The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to regulate commerce among the several states. But before commerce can be regulated by Congress, people must first engage in commerce. Since Congress constitutionally does not have the authority under the Commerce Clause to force people to engage in commerce in the first place, they cannot tax/fine them for not engaging in commerce (buying a health insurance policy per the individual mandate). And neither can Congress force the several states to force the citizenry within the several states to make people engage in commerce (buy...
  • Bill Clinton's Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Of 1995 Could Pose Significant Problems For ObamaCare

    03/27/2010 11:24:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies · 1,600+ views
    3/28/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Under this act, any new legislation that proposes a mandate on state and local governments estimated to cost more than $50 million dollars must have a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate and provide the funding to pay for the mandates. How many states are going to have to deal with unfunded mandates that far exceed $50 million dollars and into the tens of billions of dollars each year and pertain to a host of services that will have to be funded by the federal gov't under ObamaCare? If the unfunded mandates are funded, that would skyrocket the actual cost of...
  • AP Broad Brush Strokes The GOP By Implying That The Whole GOP Was For The Individual Mandate?

    03/27/2010 2:22:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies · 451+ views
    3/27/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let me see if I get this right... The AP article says that the Heritage Foundation, Nixon and the GOP were for the individual mandate in the past. They say that the GOP was for the mandate as an alternative to HillaryCare in 1994. They then bring up Mitt Romney recently being for the individual mandate. First of all, I didn't see a run down of just how many in the GOP supported the individual mandate in 1994. Secondly, they don't show how many of them are still in office after that. Third, to not list who in the GOP...
  • ATTN. D.C. BOUND TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Surround Obama at Cannon HOB at 3 p.m. EDT Today

    03/20/2010 5:42:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies · 5,373+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    According to news reports, Barack Obama is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill this afternoon to lobby the House Democrat caucus to support his takeover of the American healthcare system.Latest reports show that there are still three dozen or more undecided Democrats.With Obama traveling to Capitol Hill while thousands of Tea Party Patriots are expected to be there at the same time, the Patriots will have a great chance to bring their message directly to Obama and the Democrats by surrounding them (as best as possible) at the Cannon House Office Building.From the AFP: Obama was due to meet Democratic...
  • Smokin' Video on Obama's Trojan Horse

    08/19/2009 3:12:12 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 611+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | VerumSerum
    The compelling part is that Jacob Hacker, the man who "shopped" this plan to Congress (according to NPR), states unambiguously that his plan -- and he should know -- is expressly designed to displace private insurance. "It's not a Trojan Horse," he says, "because it's right there!" I.e., it can't be a Trojan Horse if it's so obvious about its purpose.
  • Running Low on Political Capital, Obama in a Rush to Pass Socialist Medicine

    07/18/2009 9:27:55 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 24 replies · 3,626+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 19 July 09 | John Stephenson
    Here is the problem with hope and change. If you throw around empty phrases like this, and build people’s hopes up with high expectations and utopian ideals, things can only go in one direction…anti-climax. This is especially true if the utiopian ideals are built on a platform of flawed logic. Socialism sounds good to people’s hearts, but human nature will never allow it to succeed. Every proposal of “change” Obama is proposing has been built from a foundation of socialist ideas. Common sense tells us that you can’t spend yourself out of debt, but thats what Obama proposed and rushed...
  • Hospital patients 'left in agony'

    03/17/2009 11:23:58 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies · 2,631+ views
    ITN News ^ | March 17, 2009 | n/a
    Patients were allegedly left screaming in pain and drinking from flower vases on a nightmare hospital ward. Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust over three years, a damning Healthcare Commission report said. The watchdog's investigation found inadequately trained staff who were too few in number, junior doctors left alone in charge at night and patients left without food, drink or medication as their operations were repeatedly cancelled. Patients were left in pain or forced to sit in soiled bedding for hours at a time and were not given...
  • Great Britain: Life insurers to impose 'fat tax' on the obese, costing up to 50 per cent more

    02/23/2008 7:39:57 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 469+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2008 | BECKY BARROW
    Life insurers to impose 'fat tax' on the obese, costing up to 50 per cent moreBy BECKY BARROW - More by this author » Last updated at 22:37pm on 22nd February 2008  A "fat tax" is to be imposed on the obese by life insurance firms, it emerged last night.  Around 50 per cent extra could be charged on new premiums - and the threshold at which the higher rate starts will be lowered. The increased charge can be up to 400 per cent if you fall into other high risk categories, such as being a smoker or having...
  • Brits in record numbers go abroad for health care

    10/28/2007 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Man50D · 20 replies · 115+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | October 28, 2007
    Filmmaker Michael Moore praises the UK's National Health Service as a model for the U.S. in his latest film, "Sicko," but record numbers of British citizens have apparently not seen the movie and are going abroad and paying out of their own pockets to obtain better health care. More than 70,000 Britons will have treatment abroad this year, the London Sunday Telegraph reported, a number that is forecast to rise to 200,000 by 2010. In the first survey of its kind in the UK, Britons said long waits for treatment by the NHS and fears of the growing hospital-infection crisis...
  • Socialize Medicine, One Step at a Time - It's for the children.

    08/30/2007 11:32:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 442+ views
    Reason ^ | August 28, 2007 | Ronald Bailey
    Authorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) runs out at the end of September. This gave the Democrats and some Republicans in Congress an opportunity to vote in July to expand this government health insurance program. SCHIP is supposed to provide health insurance for children whose families make too much money to qualify for medical welfare, i.e., Medicaid, but who can't afford to pay for private health insurance. Initially, this meant families whose annual incomes were twice the poverty level. This amounts to a $40,000 income for a family of four in 2007. Since SCHIP began operating in...
  • Hillary: “GOP Playing Politics With War In Iraq”

    06/22/2006 2:27:47 PM PDT · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 39 replies · 815+ views
    Hillary redefines shameless. From the New York Post: HILL LABELS GOP TACTICS A ‘DISGRACE’ By IAN BISHOP Post Correspondent June 22, 2006 — WASHINGTON - Republicans are a "disgrace" for playing politics with the war in Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton charged yesterday as she moved to turn the spotlight away from Democratic infighting over when to withdraw U.S. troops. "They choose to tar all who disagree with an open-ended, unconditional commitment as unpatriotic, as waving the white flag of surrender. They may not have a war strategy, but they do have an election strategy," Clinton charged on the Senate...
  • Diagnosis: Vous n'etes pas francais (Canadian socialist medicine's racism & sexism)

    02/23/2006 10:27:49 AM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 718+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2006 | Don Martin
    Diagnosis: Vous n'etes pas francais Non-francophones turned away at Ontario clinic Don Martin National Post Thursday, February 23, 2006 OTTAWA - Only in painfully correct Ontario could someone stagger into a health clinic, ask to see their family doctor and be turned away without so much as a hand placed on their forehead to check for a fever. Not because they didn't have an appointment. Not because they weren't sick. But because French wasn't their first language. Cornwall is a small city perched on the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River near the Quebec border. It is officially...
  • State starts Web site to help women get contraceptive coverage

    07/13/2005 7:32:02 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 8 replies · 309+ views
    The state of Illinois has launched a new Web site that's designed to educate women about getting their birth control costs covered by insurance companies. First lady Patti Blagojevich announced the site Wednesday. She says birth control in Illinois is supposed to be covered by insurance, but it's often too complicated for women to know which insurers cover what prescriptions. The Web site is www.contraceptives.illinois.gov. Insurance coverage was mandated when the governor signed the Contraceptive Equity in Health Insurance Act in 2003. The state says getting insurance coverage of contraceptives can save women an average of $400 per year.
  • Expert tells doctors: let youngest premature babies die

    06/05/2005 2:29:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 5,203+ views
    Times of London ^ | 6/5/05 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    BRITAIN’S top medical ethics expert has urged doctors to let the most premature babies die, with treatment offered only in exceptional cases. Baroness Warnock believes Britain should follow Holland in setting an age limit below which babies would not routinely be resuscitated. She says this would prevent doctors competing for the “triumph” of keeping babies alive at increasingly young ages even though they may not survive in the long term or may be left severely disabled. Warnock’s comments were backed in part by Britain’s most senior paediatrician, who said the setting of a lower limit should be considered. In Holland,...
  • Parking lot not close enough for B.C. hospital staff

    06/04/2005 11:44:20 AM PDT · by varyouga · 15 replies · 824+ views
    CBC News ^ | 6/2/2005
    A Kelowna man who drove an unconscious man to the parking lot of his local hospital couldn't believe his ears when medical staff told him to call 911 and wait for an ambulance. Ralph Vogel and his wife had been letting a homeless man sleep in their motor home, but became alarmed when they couldn't wake him Wednesday morning. So Vogel powered up the motor home and drove the man to the Kelowna General Hospital. He ran inside and told medical staff that a man was either dying or dead in his motor home. When staff told him to call...
  • Terri Schiavo has passed away

    03/31/2005 6:55:11 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 2,923 replies · 74,367+ views
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  • HEALTH

    04/16/2004 5:38:25 PM PDT · by Brian Allen · 11 replies · 110+ views
    eMail ^ | Saturday April 17 2004 [NZT] | Rodney Hide
    HEALTH "Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from." -- Thomas Sowell Prices enable us to make rational decisions. It's impossible to make sensible decisions in their absence. Imagine trying to build a house without prices. We couldn't do it. Well, not rationally. I mean, why not make the house out of gold or titanium? Making a house out of gold sounds silly but that is because we are used to weighing things by their price. We choose bricks and wood over gold and titanium because of their relative prices. Prices force...