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  • The Left’s Pro-Single Payer Health Care Graphic: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

    04/11/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The new leftist website, Vox, has an article by Sarah Kliff on Vermont’s experiment with a single-payer healthcare system. But I don’t really have much to say about what’s happening in the Green Mountain State, other than to declare that I much prefer healthcare experiments to occur at the state level. Indeed, we should reform Medicaid and Medicare and also fix the tax code so that Washington has no role in healthcare. Then the states can experiment and compete to see what works best. But that’s a topic for another day. The real reason I cite Kliff’s article is that...
  • 13 Gifts from Obama

    12/10/2012 8:25:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    CCHF ^ | 12-5-12 | twila brase
    With just 20 days until Christmas, the White House has sent you seven gifts -- and it's not seven swans a-swimming. You may decide these shouldn't be called gifts. I agree. He's given us a stack of proposed Obamacare rules prepared well before the election and released to the public just two days before, and eight days after, Thanksgiving. In a nutshell, here is what's inside these 871 pages of federal regulatory "gift-wrapping": · Health Insurance Market Rules (131 pp) - rules on ending health insurance (as we know it no pre-existing condition exclusions) and nationalizing coverage, leading to higher...
  • Britain’s NHS: No Fun and Games (Why on earth was the NHS celebrated in the London Olympics?)

    07/30/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2012 | John Fund
    The International Olympic Committee decided not to include in the opening ceremony a moment of silence to honor the eleven Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 games in Munich. That move drew the ire of NBC’s Bob Costas. During Friday’s ceremony, he commented that, although a private moment of silence was held before a mere 100 people this week at the Athlete’s Village, “for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died.” Instead, the Olympic ceremony featured a weird, politically correct...
  • ER doctor's quick action saved life of 8-year-old girl Girl sent to Detroit

    06/10/2012 1:50:46 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 82 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | June 8, 2012 | Monica Wolfson
    A critically ill eight-year-old child is alive today because a Windsor emergency room doctor refused to wait for provincial approval to send the child to a Detroit hospital, according to the patient’s mother and hospital doctor. “She needed emergency surgery and if you don’t operate she was going to die,” said Dr. David Adekoya, Windsor Regional Hospital’s chief of emergency surgery who was at the hospital when the girl was treated. “She needed to be at a facility within an hour. We needed to make a decision and not wait around.” .... After the transfer to Detroit was arranged, CritiCall...
  • Far-Left Dem Rep. Jan Schakowsky: If We Lose In November It “Makes It Impossible” To Pass “Single-

    01/19/2012 12:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    (The Hill) — Opponents of President Obama’s healthcare law are going to take their “best shot” at destroying it this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned Thursday. Sebelius, along with Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), rallied a crowd of healthcare advocates to fight for President Obama and his signature domestic program. “Over the next few months we’ll see the biggest barrage of attacks and misinformation about the law we’ve ever seen, and that’s hard to do — increase the misinformation,” Sebelius said at a conference sponsored by the healthcare advocacy group Families USA. “The...
  • THE REAL PROBLEM WITH OBAMACARE…

    11/25/2011 2:45:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 23,2011 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    …is not that it will cost too much, or even that it will worsen our medical care, although both of those things are true. The real problem with socialized medicine–the eventual establishment of which is the purpose of Obamacare, according to Barack Obama–is that it will destroy our freedom. Mark Steyn has written that government medicine alters forever the relationship between state and citizen: once you are dependent on the government for your health care, you are no longer a freeborn citizen. You are the subject of an all-powerful state.
  • Warning to America on Socialized Health Care

    09/05/2011 8:22:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 9/5/11 | Trevor
    New Zealand, like most Western countries has had socialized health care for decades. It is a constant source of public dissatisfaction and bitching. The system is in perpetual crisis, with overworked and underpaid doctors and nurses, more bureaucrats than health professionals in the system, long waiting lists, rationed care and restricted access to drugs and treatment. Families regularly have take their cancer stricken children to other centers or even Australia for treatment. People mortgage their houses to pay private hospitals to administer treatments not available in the public sector. if waiting lists get too long, you get a letter telling...
  • Photobucket has banned me (opposition to universal healthcare not tolerated)

    07/07/2011 2:28:19 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    self | mainestategop
    Photobucket has banned my account with them. Reason? Because of hateful rhetoric. I posted several demotivational posters on there entitled universal healthcare head shot. It was an idea for a meme that a friend of mine in Santa Barbara came up with. It had pictures of the holocaust and so on and illustrated that a government powerful enough to give you free healthcare will not only deny you healthcare but even promote deathcare. Hence Hitler's holocaust and Stalin's purge. I also threw in pictures from South Africa, World war 1, China and so on. I was banned. According to the...
  • Socialized Medicine Director dies waiting for Operation.

    04/04/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04/04/2011 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s a bit like a supermarket manager dying of starvation or a bottled-water distributor dying of thirst: In the U.K., a former National Health Service (NHS) director died while waiting for medical care — at her own hospital. The Daily Mail reports:
  • The Doctor Will See You Now, eh! (Health Care Nightmare)

    01/18/2011 4:04:33 AM PST · by 1010RD · 24 replies
    Simply Shrug ^ | 12 December 2010 | Shanghai Dan
    The following is a guest commentary about one person's experience with the Canadian Health Care system, so often used as a model of efficiency and low costs, and what the US should seek to emulate - Shanghai Dan Health care systems beware; Canada’s system is not all it’s made out to be. We don’t have Canadian government health insurance so we have to pay for everything, but that’s OK and we came on our mission expecting to do so. In fact, we haven’t been to a doctor for years except for a medical every year or two and we didn’t...
  • Health overhaul waived for some (MN)

    11/11/2010 11:57:49 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-10-10 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Two companies based in the Twin Cities are among the more than 100 health-plan sponsors that have received waivers so far from certain requirements of the federal health care overhaul that Congress passed earlier this year. The restaurant division of Minnetonka-based Carlson and Regis Corp., the Edina-based operator of hair salons around the country, were granted the waivers last month. The federal legislation phases out the use of annual dollar limits on the amount of health plan coverage for essential benefits. But the government says the changes could be exceedingly expensive for a group of health plans that provide coverage...
  • UK cancer death rates for women are among the worst in Europe

    11/11/2010 8:52:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/11/10 | Tim Ross
    The UK has the fifth highest cancer death rate for women among the 27 European Union countries but spending on health is lower in Britain than other leading economies. Only Poland, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary had worse records for deaths from cancer among women.[Snip] The ONS report said: “Breast cancer is the most common form of female cancer in England and Wales. It is also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer.” Death rates from breast cancer fell in the UK and the rest of Europe between 2000 and 2007.
  • Minnesota Health Care Experts to Study German Health Care System

    09/12/2010 11:58:53 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 2+ views
    insurance news network ^ | 9-08-10 | Targeted News Service
    With comprehensive health reform signed into law by President Obama a little less than six months ago, a high-ranking delegation of health care experts from Minnesota and Washington, D.C. will meet in Berlin, Sept. 14-20, for a seminar on health care policy that compares the U.S. and German systems. This is the second consecutive year that the University of Minnesota's Center for German and European Studies has organized this trip. This year's focus is on health insurance. The new legislation calls for the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges and Minnesota is positioning itself to maintain its national leadership role...
  • Parents' fury as teenage daughter dies just days after doctors sent her home and 'told her to

    07/21/2010 10:52:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21st July 2010
    A schoolgirl suffered multiple organ failure and four heart attacks just days after doctors sent her home with paracetamol and told her to take 'plenty of rest', an inquest heard. Amy Carter, 15, begged doctors not to discharge her, telling them 'I'm dying' but medics assured her she would be fine. She developed septicaemia after being released by doctors who had diagnosed her with glandular fever. Two days later on Christmas Eve, Amy - who had not been able to eat for 19 days and weighed just six stone - was taken to hospital and died hours later. Amy was...
  • Father dies day after receiving breakthrough cancer drug he had battled for five months to get.

    07/13/2010 10:09:33 AM PDT · by domeika · 15 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A father-of-two died of cancer the day after a 'breakthrough' drug he had battled for nearly five months to get finally arrived in the post. The family of Stuart Cunningham, 51, were left heartbroken after he succumbed to the disease without getting the chance to try the drug, known as Afinitor. Used to treat kidney cancer, it is an option for patients who have not responded to Sunitinib, the primary drug used to fight the condition. Mr Cunningham's wife, Tracy, said she was 'angry and frustrated' at the NHS, which refused to fund the Afinitor because it was not 'cost-effective'....
  • Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smoker’s Lung in Transplant

    06/17/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 308+ views
    breitbart tv ^ | 6/17/10 | breitbart
    Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smoker’s Lung in Transplant Lyndsey Scott, 28, suffered from cystic fibrosis and died five months after the operation.
  • Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine 1961 Audio

    04/13/2010 11:20:06 AM PDT · by MsLady · 15 replies · 376+ views
    Ronald Reagan Library ^ | 1961 | Ronald Reagan
    Reagan gave this speech in 1961 while still a democrat. The man was a genius.
  • Freedom Dies With Thunderous Applause

    03/22/2010 6:14:49 AM PDT · by 84rules · 13 replies · 505+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | March 22, 2010 | 84rules
    Freedom Dies With Thunderous Applause: Democrats Shove Government Health Care Take Over Down Our Throats 84rules March 22, 2010
  • Another type of socialized medicine

    03/21/2010 9:02:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 313+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-21-10 | Socialist Steve
    The effort by Republicans to sue the government for requiring everyone to have health insurance is based on flawed logic. The sponsor of the bill claims that requiring citizens to carry health insurance is like forcing everyone to buy a car. This comparison is false based on how each decision affects other people. If I choose not to have an automobile, that decision affects only me and my immediate family members. However, if I choose not to buy health insurance, and I have a serious illness or injury, guess who pays when I show up at the emergency room —...
  • Socialized Healthcare Is Closer To Reality Than You Think

    01/09/2010 3:03:43 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies · 983+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, January 9, 2010 | By Otis A. Glazebrook, IV
    In an article for the Heritage Foundation entitled “Congress’s Secret Plan to pass Obamacare” authored by Brian Darling layout a four step plan for Obamacare to hitch a ride on an existing piece of Legislation which has originated in the House using a rare parliamentary procedure. Steps one and Two have been completed.
  • Study turns up 10 autism clusters in California (Case for Government Run Healthcare)

    01/06/2010 9:05:59 AM PST · by GauchoUSA · 31 replies · 904+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/5/10 | Julie Steenhuysen
    U.S. researchers have identified 10 locations in California that have double the rates of autism found in surrounding areas, and these clusters were located in neighborhoods with high concentrations of white, highly educated parents. Researchers at the University of California Davis had hoped to uncover pockets of autism that might reveal clues about triggers in the environment that could explain rising rates of autism, which affects as many as one in 110 U.S. children. But the findings likely say more about the U.S. healthcare system than the causes of autism, said researcher Irva Hertz-Picciotto of UC Davis' MIND Institute, whose...
  • The Healthcare Polling Data That Has Democrats So Freaked Out

    12/10/2009 9:57:13 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/10/09 | Megan McArdle
    Polled support for the health care plan wending its way through Congress continues to crash downward in the polls. And before you say it, it's not just Rasmussen, which has actually been pretty much in the middle of the other polls. Here's where we stand as of today. For reform advocates, this is not good news. At 40% approval, it probably passes. At 30% approval--what Social Security reform enjoyed by the time it imploded--it's not going to no matter how the Senate massages their plan. Democrats cannot pass a bill this large on a straight party line vote if the...
  • Obama file 92, some christmas reading for your senator,Young, Conyers and Socialized Healthcare

    12/08/2009 2:04:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Newzeal.blogspot ^ | 12/8/09 | Trevor Louden
    My last post dealt with Barack Obama's Marxist personal physician of more than 20 years, Quentin Young and his decades long campaign to socialize US healthcare. Young and his comrades in Physicians for a National Health Plan and Healthcare Now! have driven the US healthcare debate for years. Now they have a friend in the Oval Office and both Houses of Congress controlled by the Democrats. Soon the Senate may pass a Healthcare Bill-but whatever form it takes, the drive to fully socialized, government controlled "single payer" healthcare will only accelerate.
  • Late cancer diagnosis kills 10,000 a year according to government tsar

    11/29/2009 3:10:23 PM PST · by UAConservative · 17 replies · 671+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 29, 2009 | Denis Campbell
    Up to 10,000 people die needlessly of cancer every year because their condition is diagnosed too late, according to research by the government's director of cancer services. The figure is twice the previous estimate for preventable deaths. Earlier detection of symptoms could save between 5,000 and 10,000 lives in England a year, Prof Mike Richards will reveal this week. The higher figure is nearly twice his previous calculation, which put the figure at about 5,000. Richards has revised up his estimate after studying the three deadliest forms of the disease ‑ lung, bowel and breast cancer ‑ which together kill...
  • Understanding the Death Panel

    11/16/2009 6:48:41 AM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies · 419+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 11/ | Robert Wenzel
    This WSJ editorial tells it like it is: As usual, the most dangerous parts of ObamaCare aren't receiving the scrutiny they deserve—and one of the least examined is a new commission to tell Congress how to control health spending. Democrats are quietly attempting to impose a "global budget" on Medicare, with radical implications for U.S. medicine. Like most of Europe, the various health bills stipulate that Congress will arbitrarily decide how much to spend on health care for seniors every year—and then invest an unelected board with extraordinary powers to dictate what is covered and how it will be paid...
  • The Equal Protection Clause vs. ObamaCare

    11/15/2009 11:30:09 AM PST · by agooga · 14 replies · 650+ views
    right now | Me
    Thought experiment: Ten years from now, the United States has fully embraced universal healthcare and the government is responsible for administering every aspect of medicine. Two patients' files fall on the desk of a governemnt employee: Both have brain tumours in exactly the same places, and only with heroic attempts will either survive. One is a 25 year old man. One is an 91 year old woman. With heroic methods each have about a 20% chance of survival. Since the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution does not discriminate based on age, can the 91 year old woman expect the...
  • Sen. Reed: Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance is Constitutionally Justified Because

    11/11/2009 7:16:02 PM PST · by FromLori · 37 replies · 1,334+ views
    CNS News ^ | 11/10/09
    When asked where specifically the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance, Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.) said that he “would have to check the specific sections” but said that it was like making people “sign up for the draft.” “Specifically where in the Constitution does Congress get its authority to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance?” CNSNews.com asked Reed. “Let me see,” said Reed. “I would have to check the specific sections, so I’ll have to get back to you on the specific section. But it is not unusual that the Congress has required individuals to do...
  • Greenback Congressman (parody song on healthcare)

    11/11/2009 3:56:11 PM PST · by FromLori · 169+ views
    I think you will enjoy this! Video at site
  • SBA bailouts draw little notice

    11/09/2009 10:44:54 AM PST · by FromLori · 1 replies · 401+ views
    A federal bailout of AIG last year attracted angry protesters who for weeks gathered outside the insurance giant's headquarters in New York and stalked company executives at their homes. But there has been little response to the bailout of Peter Miller, who runs a two-person lobster-fishing crew in Maine. Miller, who gets 50 cents on the dollar for his catch these days, a few months ago received a $35,000 loan from a new Small Business Administration program that was crafted in February during final negotiations on the federal stimulus package. The loan program offers an unprecedented 100 percent guarantee to...
  • Democrat Who Voted No on Pelosi Health Bill Says It Will ‘Ultimately Lead to a Single-Payer System’

    11/09/2009 9:56:16 AM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies · 983+ views
    CNS News ^ | 11/8/09
    Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), who voted against the Pelosi health-care reform bill that was approved by the House yesterday, said he did so because it raises taxes and will lead to a single-payer health care system in the United States. The bill—the “Affordable Health Care for America Act”—passed the House late on Saturday evening. The final vote was 220 to 215. Thirty-nine House Democrats voted against the proposal and only one Republican, freshman Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana, voted for it. In town hall meetings in August, Boren told constituents he would not support a health care bill that raised...
  • CBO: House Bill Costs $1.055 Trillion

    10/30/2009 6:08:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 584+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.29.09 @ 5:30PM | By Philip Klein
    The Congressional Budget Office is out with its analysis of the House Democrats' health care bill...in reality, the CBO says that the gross cost of the bill will be $1.055 trillion.....the CBO says the bill's gross spending will be $60 billion in the first four years, and $995 billion in the next six years (or 94 percent of the total).
  • Healthcare bill uses the term "tax" 124 times

    10/22/2009 5:34:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 475+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.22.09 @ 4:43PM | By John Kartch
    A word search of the 1,502-page Senate health care bill (S. 1796) reveals that the term "tax" is used 124 times, "taxable" is used 158 times, and "excise tax" is used 12 times.
  • Finance Committee bill has been filed (S. 1796) (1502 pages)

    10/19/2009 3:05:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 2,124+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/19/2009 | Chris Fratres
    Senate Finance Committee members have been notified that the committee's health reform bill was filed today. S. 1796 weighs in at 1,502 pages, according to a Senate Republican leadership source. It's still not up yet on the Finance Committee website or Thomas.gov. We'll post a link as soon as we get one.
  • States Resist Medicaid Growth

    10/05/2009 6:30:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2009 | Shailagh Murray
    The nation's governors are emerging as a formidable lobbying force as health-care reform moves through Congress and states overburdened by the recession brace for the daunting prospect of providing coverage to millions of low-income residents. The legislation the Senate Finance Committee is expected to approve calls for the biggest expansion of Medicaid since its creation in 1965. Under the Senate bill and the House proposal, a state-federal insurance program targeted mainly at children, pregnant women and disabled people would effectively become a Medicare for the poor, a health-care safety net for all people with an annual income below $14,404. Whether...
  • States Forced To Pay For ObamaCare

    09/28/2009 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-28-09 | Curt
    So this is how Obama will move the shells around in his massive shell game.....force the states to pay for it all: Democrats want to use Medicaid to cover everyone up to at least 133% of the federal poverty level, or about $30,000 for a family of four. Starting in 2014, Mr. Baucus plans to spend $287 billion through 2019—or about one-third of ObamaCare’s total spending—to add some 11 million new people to the Medicaid rolls. About 59 million people are on Medicaid today—which means that a decade from now about a quarter of the total population would be on...
  • The company he keeps

    09/14/2009 8:59:41 AM PDT · by walford · 9 replies · 357+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    ...44 percent of HIV patients being treated by the National Health Service were not residents of the United Kingdom but were from southern Africa. In essence, a huge number of AIDS patients in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Swaziland and Lesotho have decided to outsource their health care needs to British taxpayers. Similar trends will manifest themselves here in nothing flat... ...governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture -- one in which elections are always fought on the left's issues and on the left's terms and in which "conservative" parties no longer talk...
  • Newt Gingrich: Grading The Big Health Care Speech

    09/09/2009 6:30:09 AM PDT · by 84rules · 13 replies · 767+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | September 9, 2009 | 84rules
    Speaker Gingrich provides us with an excellent litmus test to see how well Obama has been listening to the American people. Check it out: Grading The Big Health Care Speech 84rules September 9, 2009
  • 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    09/08/2009 11:34:56 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 35 replies · 1,352+ views
    Main Online ^ | 09/09/09 | Vanessa Allen and Andrew Levy
    Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday. Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy - almost four months early. They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211950/Premature-baby-left-die-doctors-mother-gives-birth-just-days-22-week-care-limit.html#ixzz0QaYMk3S0 Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support. She said he was...
  • 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
  • Cruel And Neglectful Care Of One Million British Patients Exposed (Socialized Medicine)

    08/27/2009 5:47:36 AM PDT · by 84rules · 2 replies · 198+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 27, 2009 | 84rules
    I had blogged earlier this year about the horrors patients faced at Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospitals in Great Britain. This story from the Telegraph shows that the policies and attitudes of those who work the socialized medicine system are not restricted to just Mid-Staffordshire. ‘Cruel And Neglectful’ Care Of One Million NHS Patients Exposed 84rules August 27, 2009
  • PUBLIC OPINION OF OBAMA HEALTH PLAN AS BAD OR WORSE AS CLINTON PLAN IN 1994

    08/27/2009 12:09:48 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 10 replies · 1,023+ views
    Public Opinion Strategies ^ | AUGUST 26, 2009 | Public Opinion Strategies
    Alexandria, VA, August 26, 2009 – New national survey data released today by Public Opinion Strategies shows the country’s opinion of President Obama’s health care plan is virtually the same as that measured for President Clinton’s plan in 1994. “This data is highly problematic for the President and clearly demonstrates the struggle President Obama faces as he tries to sell his health care plan to Americans.” said Bill McInturff, co‑founder and partner of Public Opinion Strategies. The survey, conducted August 11‑13, provides some revealing points of comparison for public opinion today versus June of 1994: President Clinton’s Plan (June 1994)...
  • Leaders of New Nonprofit Cite Personal Stories to Criticize ‘Immoral’ Health-Care Reform

    08/26/2009 11:54:57 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 12 replies · 1,070+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/27/09 | Christopher Neefus
    (CNSNews.com) – A consortium of two dozen conservative Christian groups launched a Web site Wednesday criticizing President Obama’s health-care reform plan. The site, FreedomFederation.org, carries the tagline “Real Hope. Real Change. Real Freedom,” a swipe at President Obama’s campaign slogan, and features a Declaration of Ideals that citizens can sign. The 10 ideals include free exercise of religion, fair taxes and an affirmation of the sanctity of life -- including the unborn and disabled. Leaders of the consortium used their own health-care stories to highlight the importance of free-market, pro-life reform at a news conference at the National Press Club....
  • Man Collapses With Ruptured Appendix ... Three Weeks After (British) NHS Doctors 'Took It Out'

    08/26/2009 2:32:52 PM PDT · by 84rules · 10 replies · 958+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | 84rules
    Can you imagine the lawsuit waiting if this had happened in the United States? Man Collapses With Ruptured Appendix ... Three Weeks After (British) NHS Doctors 'Took It Out' 84rules August 26, 2009
  • More Reasons Why We Do Not Want Socialized Medicine

    08/26/2009 11:48:31 AM PDT · by 84rules · 2 replies · 260+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | 84rules
    After watching my son being born last December and reading about how hospitals in Great Britain are turning away women in labor, I thank God I live in the United States! More Reasons Why We Do Not Want Socialized Medicine 84rules August 26, 2009
  • The Myth that Socialized Medicine Works in Some Place

    08/24/2009 12:13:31 PM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies · 820+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/24/09 | Robert Wenzel
    A friend sends along a link to a commentary on the current healthcare debate by AQR's Cliff Asness, a hedge fund manager: Ah … one of the holy myths of the “US health care sucks” crowd. This should be fun. The general story is how you can buy many drugs in Canada cheaper than you can buy them in the US. This story is often, without specifically tying the logic together, taken as an obvious indictment of the US’s (relatively) free market system. This is grossly misguided. Here’s what happens. We have a (relatively) free market in the US where...
  • Obama Staffers Profit from Obama Health Care Plan (Axelrod consulting firm gets big contracts)

    08/23/2009 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 571+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.23.09 @ 6:17AM | By Doug Bandow
    It turns out that President Barack "Change" Obama isn't changing things that much after all. At least not for David Axelfod, who appears to be playing the classic Washington insider's game for fun and profit.... While Axelrod worked behind the scenes to craft policy that would lead to a government overhaul of the medical industry, his firm in Chicago lobbied special interest groups to earn massive media contracts that would help dictate political discourse during the debate.... Obama's efforts to push his health care reform agenda have created a "financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that...
  • One Paragraph Summation Of The Health Care Proposal

    08/20/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT · by 84rules · 9 replies · 1,140+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 20, 2009 | Unknown
    This is priceless: One Paragraph Summation Of The Health Care Proposal 84rules August 20, 2009
  • AARP Loses Members Over Health Care Stance

    08/19/2009 5:36:36 AM PDT · by 84rules · 11 replies · 692+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 19, 2009 | 84rules
    I was kind of impressed that CBS reported on this. But also had to temper my feelings with the knowledge that Fox News was reporting it a week-and-a-half earlier. Interesting story: AARP Loses Members Over Health Care Stance 84rules August 19, 2009
  • Armey: We're Marching on Washington Against Obamacare

    08/18/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 79 replies · 3,098+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/18/09 | Rick Pedraza
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is organizing a march on Washington against the Obama administration’s healthcare plan that he hopes will finally finish off the Democratic push for socialized medicine. The march, organized by Armey’s political group FreedomWorks, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and is already generating hundreds of thousands of responses, the Texas Republican tells Newsmax.TV. The group is isn’t providing transportation, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem. See Video: Fomer House Majority Leader Dick Armey talks about the movement to defeat Obamacare
  • AP: Canada Considering Healthcare Overhaul With Private Insurance

    08/16/2009 8:55:50 PM PDT · by FromLori · 25 replies · 1,325+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/16/09
    As President Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress try to force healthcare reform on an American population largely pleased with the current system, our neighbors to the north are actually considering improving their structure by -- wait for it!!! -- welcoming additional competition from private insurers. I kid you not. Within hours of the Obama administration saying that it might consider a reform package without a government option, the Associated Press inconveniently reported the following: Story Continues Below Ad ↓ The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a...