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  • Statement From The American College Of Surgeons About Obama's Remarks

    08/13/2009 10:17:49 AM PDT · by 84rules · 18 replies · 843+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 13, 2009 | 84rules
    Despite Barack Obama's claim that he wants the truth to be known about his Universal Health Care plans, he sure does his part to spread his own disinformation: Statement From The American College Of Surgeons Regarding Disinformation Being Spread By Barack Obama 84rules August 13, 2009
  • More Items Found In HR3200, The Socialized Medicine Bill

    08/13/2009 6:55:45 AM PDT · by 84rules · 19 replies · 1,015+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 13, 2009 | 84rules
    If you liked the first list of questionable items found in HR3200, you are going to love the new list. It is longer and more comprehensive and was compiled by Liberty Counsel, a Civil Liberties Law Firm. More Items Found In HR3200, The Socialized Medicine Bill 84rules August 13, 2009
  • Stand-Up Guy: Obama knocks 'em dead with jokes about pulling the plug on grandma.

    08/12/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,759+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 08/12/09 | By JAMES TARANTO
    If you're not creeped out by ObamaCare yet, you will be after you've read this passage from the New York Times transcript of the president's "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday: "The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels' that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)" Laughter? Way to knock 'em dead, Mr. President! You can hear the "joke," and the laughter, on NPR's Web site. Now, this column certainly is...
  • Obamacare Meltdown

    08/12/2009 8:48:16 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 49 replies · 1,949+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 8/12/09 | Tom Price
    The revelation last week that a majority of Americans may actually disagree with the President was something for which his team was clearly not prepared. Their attempt to marginalize citizens across the country who dared to speak out against a government-takeover of health care is shameful, arrogant, and desperately sad. With the American people growing increasingly unhappy with the President’s health care plan, Democrats in Congress are working feverishly to cast those who are concerned as radical props to the special interests. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a sign of bold leadership, last week told reporters that protests of...
  • Info on Larsen’s Town Hall today - 5pm, pre-rally at 3pm

    08/12/2009 7:08:44 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 2 replies · 411+ views ^ | 8/11/09 | Rick Larsen's staff Info on Larsen’s Town Hall today: Update: The Democrats are planning a rally outside the venue at 3:00 p.m. so you know they will be there way before that. If you can go, please go early! It’s in, from Rick Larsen’s office: Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform Hosted by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen Wednesday, August 12 5:00 PM PT Aquasox Ballpark at Everett Memorial Stadium Everett, WA
  • A Preview Of Universal Health Care: Oregon Woman Denied Medicine, Offered Assisted Suicide Instead

    08/11/2009 10:24:12 AM PDT · by 84rules · 5 replies · 564+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 11, 2009 | 84rules
    The below blog posting is actually a story that broke last year but never got much media attention, or at least, nowhere near the attention that it should have received. Oregon has Universal Health Care and this case offers a preview of what we can expect nationally if Obamacare passes: A Preview Of Universal Health Care: Oregon Woman Denied Medicine, Offered Assisted Suicide Instead 84rules August 11, 2008
  • MORE PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN CANADA URGED (single-payer is breaking what's left of the bank)

    08/09/2009 9:43:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,155+ views
    NCPA ^ | 2/20/08
    MORE PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN CANADA URGEDFebruary 20, 2008 The architect of Quebec's now-overburdened public health care system is proposing a strong and controversial remedy that includes further privatization and user fees of up to C$100 (about U.S. $98) for people to see their family doctor. In a 338-page report, former provincial Liberal health minister Claude Castonguay concluded that Quebec can no longer sustain the annual growth in health care costs. The province currently spends about C$24 billion (about U.S. $23.6 billion) annually on health care, or about 40 per cent of its budget. Other recommendations include: - A new...
  • Girl, two, dies after swine flu misdiagnosis

    08/09/2009 8:24:22 PM PDT · by altair · 18 replies · 908+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Saturday 8 August 2009 01.08 BST | Jo Adetunji
    Child with possible meningitis was 'failed by system' say parentsThe parents of a two-year-old girl thought to have died from meningitis after they were told she was suffering from swine flu said yesterday that she had been "failed by the system". Georgia Keeling, from Norwich, died after being rushed to hospital on Tuesday. Her parents, Paul Sewell, 21, and Tasha Keeling, 22, said they contacted health services, including NHS Direct, the swine flu helpline and the emergency services, five times after their daughter first developed a temperature on Saturday. The couple said that by Tuesday she had also developed a...
  • Congressman Maffei's appointment-only sessions turns into town hall meeting on health care (D-NY)

    08/08/2009 2:38:11 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 1,777+ views
    The Post-Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | Saturday August 08, 2009, 2:29 PM | by Nina Wegner
    DeWitt, NY. -- Over 100 people packed a conference room at DeWitt Community Library to talk about health care reform this morning in an impromptu town hall meeting organized by Rep. Dan Maffei, D-DeWitt. The event was originally planned to be one-on-one by-appointment-only sessions between constituents and Maffei. Because many people did not reserve a spot, the public forum was held after the two-hour block set aside for those who made reservations. Many people expressed concerns about government-run health care, raising questions about whether current employer-provided health care would be lost, how the bill would impact taxpayers and why Congress...
  • A Look At What's In The Socialized Medicine Bill (HR 3200)

    08/05/2009 9:59:42 AM PDT · by 84rules · 9 replies · 648+ views
    84rules News And Commentary Blog ^ | August 5, 2009 | 84rules
    I got an email today that listed some of the items that exist in HR 3200 (America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009). So, I immediately got a hold of the text of the bill and did some comparisons to make sure the list was accurate. It is. I am posting this here in the hopes that this information will get spread far and wide and that more socialistic/government control nonsense will be found in the 1017 pages that thus far make up this legislative abomination. A Look At Some Items In The Socialized Medicine Bill (HR3200) 84rules August 5,...
  • Philadelphia Citizens Revolt At Sen. Specter Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

    08/03/2009 10:18:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 2,159+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-03-09 | Mike's America
    Sibelius, Obama's Secretary of Health got an earful too!Benedict Arlen Specter (DEMOCRAT-PA) got an earful when he held a Town Hall meeting on health care at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia over the weekend. Andrew Monaghan who blogs at Panzramic, showed up to document the ACORN/union thugs who were bused in along with exploited handicapped people to help make the case for Obama care. Andrew also found a very raucous crowd of citizens who are mad as hell at the socialist circus in Washington and are not going to take it any more. So many voters angry at Obama's...
  • The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu: A Dark Comedy About Socialized Healthcare (Video)

    08/02/2009 11:35:42 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 8/1/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This is a movie that should be seen by every American, in particular senior citizens. The movie is called "The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu" and it's a (very) dark foreign comedy about an old man with a drinking problem and his tribulations in the state run medical system. After literally an entire night of being sent by ambulance from one hospital to another (I believe 6 hospitals in total) where doctors and medical personnel are overworked, underpaid and completely disinterested in the medical act, Mr. Lazarescu finally dies on a stretcher, victim of a state-run medical system that is as...
  • Obamacare to Dump Expensive Elderly in Group Homes

    08/01/2009 9:41:52 PM PDT · by FromLori · 49 replies · 2,158+ views
    We all keep hearing of how the costs of healthcare have skyrocketed and that the government has to "do something" about it. Obama keeps claiming, despite the evidence put out by the Congressional Budget Office, that his plan will lower costs. Still, the cost issue is central to this debate so in that vein the House healthcare bill has a few interesting ways to address costs. One of those cost saving measures seems to be a patient dumping plan that will move the elderly away from more expensive medical procedures and place them in an institutionalized "home" setting reminiscent of...
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX Dist 25)

    08/01/2009 11:16:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 81 replies · 4,965+ views
    8/1/09 | The Bat Lady
    I attended "office Hours" at an Austin Randalls, for Congressman Lloyd Doggett today, supposed to be 11-12:30.
  • Support For ObamaCare Decreases….MSM Blames The Ignorant American People

    07/28/2009 3:11:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 1,104+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-28-09 | Curt
    Support for Obama's socialized health care plan keeps dropping and who does our MSM blame for this? The stupidity of Americans: While viewers may seize upon numbers that indicate the size and scope of reforming health care — 47 million uninsured Americans or costs in the trillion-dollar range — most eyes glaze over when terms like “public option” or “bundled payments” get tossed around on the air. “It’s not only not a cable TV-friendly story; it’s not a journalism-friendly story,” said John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC. Harwood, also a political writer for The New York Times, explained that...
  • Unhealthy Program (Hollywood take on socialized Deathcare™?)

    07/26/2009 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 427+ views
    Ponca City News ^ | 7/24/09 | Argus Hamilton
    Unhealthy ProgramPublished Fri, Jul 24, 2009 HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama hosted his fourth primetime press conference in six months Wednesday as he continued to try to rush health care through Congress. The strain is beginning to show. When Susan Boyle got this kind of exposure she cracked like an egg. Pakistan passed a law Tuesday jailing anyone who tells a joke about Pakistan's leader. It's a first. President Obama likes the idea so much he's demanding that Democrats attach it to the health care bill before they leave on their August recess. Italy's prime...
  • Canadian will testify before Congress about how US healthcare system saved her sight

    07/22/2009 12:35:56 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 21 replies · 1,295+ views
    Tomorrow Shona Holmes will testify before Congress about Obama’s proposed health care plan, but unlike most of the people debating health care on the Hill, Holmes is not a lobbyist, a doctor, a policy wonk or even an American. Shona Holmes is a Canadian who almost went blind waiting for vital brain surgery in her country’s nationalized health care system, and who owes her sight to the quick care of American doctors. When Holmes went to a doctor complaining of headaches and fuzzy vision, an MRI revealed a brain tumor. Unfortunately, she was told she would have to wait four...
  • Unseemly haste, thy name is Obama

    07/22/2009 8:09:23 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 382+ views
    PajamasMedia ^ | 7/21/09
    What’s the hurry? “I need $800 billion and I need it now, today.” Thus President Obama (summa dixit) shortly after taking office last winter. Maybe it’s all part of what Governor Mitch Daniels has called the Obama administration’s “shock and awe statism”: startle the punters with outrageous demands. Then tell them you want them met immediately, toot sweet, eftsoons and right speedily. “Don’t bother reading the bill, just give me the money.” It really was a breathtaking performance. He almost got away with it. Almost. Sure, he got the dough. But the rumble you’ve been hearing in the background are...
  • Mayo Clinic Blasts House Democratic Health Care Bill

    07/20/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 1,748+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.20.09 @ 3:28PM | By Philip Klein
    The Mayo Clinic, which President Obama has touted as a model for the rest of the health care system, has delivered a blistering critique of the House Democratic health care bill: "Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill – including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects – the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite."
  • 'Tea Party' protesters express fear of socialized medicine (Sierra Vista)

    07/18/2009 6:29:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 783+ views
    The Herald ^ | 7/18/09 | Bill Hess
    'Tea Party' protesters express fear of socialized medicineBy Bill Hess Herald/Review Published/Last Modified on Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 - 02:15:45 am MST SIERRA VISTA — There was no large body of water in which to throw tea chests — the San Pedro River definitely doesn’t meet that requirement. Still, a crowd protested taxation in the spirit of Boston in 1773. On Friday, the objective of members of the local Tea Party was to protest what they expect to be a tax-heavy national health care program. They say it would lead to the eventual socialization of America’s government, by way of...
  • Dems Health Care Plan FORCING You to Join Gov't System

    07/16/2009 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 612+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-09 | Mike's America
    The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states: "Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law. So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to...
  • EXPOSE’ … Obama’s “cartoon horror movie” to destroy US economy revealed in “single cel” trailers

    07/16/2009 6:05:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 742+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-09 | Mataharley
    We have some great animation film talent in Pixar and Disney movies. So what's that got to do with Obama, the price of gas and health care you ask? It's a constructive lesson and reminder.... you need to view "the big picture" to understand the plot. For example, could you grasp the full impact of Nemo, Cars, Shrek etal by viewing merely a single cel (short for a single celluid frame of film) of the animation? Could you grasp the enormity of the ethics complaint assault on Palin by only learning about one or two of them? But of course...
  • ObamaCare, Yay or Nay?

    07/14/2009 8:37:34 PM PDT · by FromLori · 2 replies · 268+ views
    A tip of the old hat to Ed Morrissey over at HotAir for bringing this excellent video from Steven Crowder to light. I'm going to be out of the country while most of this debate is going on over the next few weeks, but I hope that people will have the chance to educate themselves before our Congress signs away our prosperity and enters into the biggest entitlement program in our nation's history, an irreversible measure if I've ever seen one. Unbelievable video wait for 2 or 3 years to get a doctor or you can pay to get better...
  • Must-See Undercover Exposé of Socialized Healthcare!

    07/13/2009 4:27:49 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies · 1,264+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 07/13/2009 | Steven Crowder
    If you’re like most asinine leftists, you’ve probably been a long time advocate of “Universal Healthcare” without ever having had the opportunity to experience the crappy, decrepit system first-hand… Well here’s your chance… And you better hold on tight, Buttercup, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
  • CBO Says Medicaid Expansion Would Cost $500 Billion

    07/08/2009 9:01:21 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 415+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.8.09 @ 11:20AM | By Philip Klein
    Remember last week when the media touted a new cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office suggesting that Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had found a magic want enabling them to cover 97 percent of the uninsured for $600 billion? Well, we now know that the cost is more like $1.1 trillion, and likely higher. As I cautioned when the CBO numbers came out last week, the $600 billion estimate did not include the price of massively expanding Medicaid, a costly provision of all of the various Democratic health care proposals. But now the CBO...
  • Health

    07/05/2009 9:14:28 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 4 replies · 314+ views ^ | 07-06-09 | stolinsky
    Without drastic rationing, how can anyone hope to provide health care for everyone at lower cost − and at the same time allow unlimited immigration? This isn’t a logical plan on which to base national policy. This is an irrational fantasy with which to take control of an additional one-sixth of the economy, as well as take control of people’s lives.
  • Michelle Malkin: Behind the scene... Who is funding the Obamacare campaign?

    06/26/2009 11:54:19 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 2,318+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare campaign, it's the same few leftist billionaires, union bosses and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let's connect the dots. On Thursday, a national grass-roots coalition called Health Care for America Now (HCAN) marched on Capitol Hill to demand universal health care. The ground troops didn't have to march very far. HCAN, you see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K St. NW in Washington - smack...
  • UK Cancer Survival Rate Criticised (15,000 Die Sooner Than They Should)

    06/26/2009 9:39:24 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 12 replies · 877+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 06/25/09 | Not listed
    Thousands of cancer patients aged over 75 are dying sooner than they should, it has been reported. Research by the National Cancer Intelligence Network suggests up to 15,000 people a year are not living as long as they might after developing cancer. Cancer survival rates in the UK are lower than the average in western Europe or in the US, with one possible explanation being that people in the UK are diagnosed later. Survival rates are calculated on the number of people alive five years after diagnosis. Dr Tony Moran, from the North West Cancer Intelligence Service, said if the...
  • Obama Scare Health Plan

    06/25/2009 7:32:58 PM PDT · by Vincent Bordini · 2 replies · 335+ views
    Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 6/25/2009 | Vincent Bordini
    This is an article filled with good links, that demonstrates Obama's effort to pretend to offer us a choice, but really the supporters of socialized medicine are out of the closet on the destruction of private health care as a whole. It is not about the efficacy of socialized health care, it is about showing how we are not really being offered a choice, and it demonstrates the slipping support for the plan.
  • Who Killed Health Care (This Time)? (State-run media author really pissed at Hussein)

    06/20/2009 6:35:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 2,175+ views
    NBC ^ | 6/20/09 | ROBERT A. GEORGE
    Who Killed Health Care (This Time)?Upset of the year By ROBERT A. GEORGE Updated 8:16 PM EDT, Sat, Jun 20, 2009 Can this be happening before our very eyes? Can it truly be possible that despite the most popular Democrat in the White House in 45 years and commanding Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate (the latter nearly filibuster-proof), that the quest for the Holy Grail of politics -- a national health-care insurance program -- is likely to fail yet again? For the Nth time since Harry Truman first suggested the idea in 1945? That seems to be...
  • Canada: Socialized hospital considering cuts in service to pay new carbon tax

    06/17/2009 1:15:27 PM PDT · by bintenn · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Surrey Leader ^ | 6/11/2009 | Jeff Nagel
    The Lower Mainland's health authorities will have to dig more than $4 million a year out of their already stretched budgets to pay B.C.'s carbon tax and offset their carbon footprints. Critics say the payments mean the government's strategy to fight climate change will further exacerbate a crisis in health funding. "You have public hospitals cutting services to pay a tax that goes to another 100 per cent government-owned agency," NDP health critic Adrian Dix said. "That just doesn't make sense." The Fraser Health Authority will pay $616,000 in carbon tax this year, rising to $821,000 next year, officials there...
  • Ted Kennedy’s ‘TeddyCare’: you have to buy the quantity of heath insurance that government dictates

    06/16/2009 11:40:17 PM PDT · by FromLori · 25 replies · 1,443+ views
    Red Pills ^ | 6/17/09
    At long last, Teddy Kennedy has partially revealed the health care system he wants to foist on the whole country — and it isn’t p At the center of the plan is what’s called a “universal mandate.” What this means is that you — and virtually everyone in the country — will have to buy as much health insurance as the government demands, and that insurance plan will actually have to be approved by the government. {I think Ted has finally lost it. Go away, die, and leave us in peace, Ted.} If you work for a small business, the...
  • Obama Health Care Plan Is Backdoor To Nationalized Health Care

    06/16/2009 1:50:06 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 4 replies · 779+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | June 16, 2009 | Michael Eden
    This is SO not surprising: [Youtube Video] I came across this by watching Glenn Beck. He credited Verum Serum for the video, and then improved it. Only for some reason my browser doesn't access Fox News video. Just to give full credit to where it is due, and to direct attention to what may be an even better damnation of the liberal-Obama agenda on health care. Some great quotes: "A public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and lead to single-payer" - Rep. Jan Schakowsky (to wild applause). "Someone once said to me that this is...
  • Obama Care: We Cannot Afford It

    06/11/2009 6:17:16 AM PDT · by FromLori · 10 replies · 469+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 6/11/09 | Karl Denninger
    I know, Obama wants his "big health plan" You do realize that the recent "PayGo" flim-flam ignores (intentionally) up to $2.6 trillion in debt (new deficits) taken on to promote that plan, right? Do you think we can afford it? We ran a $189.7 billion deficit this last month folks. Annualized this is a staggering $2.276 trillion dollars - for one year. That's the difference between tax receipts and spending. $2.276 trillion dollars. We cannot keep doing this. Our lenders (the Chinese, Saudis and others) will not permit us to keep doing this. If we don't stop this stupidity, here...
  • Senate studies options for health care overhaul

    04/29/2009 8:30:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 555+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2009 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER,
    Doctors and hospitals would see big changes in how they're paid and what they're expected to do under proposals lawmakers will consider Wednesday as they narrow options for health care legislation. Senators on the Finance Committee will meet behind closed doors to review policy options aimed at making medical providers more accountable for the quality of care. Right now, providers are mainly paid for the number of services they perform, from office visits to tests and procedures. Changes are also in the works for private insurance plans that serve seniors on Medicare, as well as nursing homes, home health agencies...
  • Call Sen. Kent Conrad NOW to Stop Socialized Medicine!

    04/28/2009 8:58:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 497+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | Apr 24, 2009 | Max Pappas
    Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) is the swing vote on whether or not Congress will be able to ram through socialized medicine—and he is casting his vote in the next five days. ask him to oppose letting Congress ram through health care reform on narrow partisan lines through “reconciliation”—a process that circumvent the standard procedures in the Senate and limits meaningful debate by requiring just 50 votes, rather than the traditional 60. That would mean a narrow partisan vote would overrule bipartisan opposition on this important issue, the very reason the 60 vote rule exists. Conrad is one of three “conferees”...
  • When Pigs Flu

    04/28/2009 6:09:14 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 23 replies · 956+ views
    But . . . but . . . Mexico has socialized medicine! This is a Bicentennial Minute. Eleven Americans, ranging in age from 9 to 50, have come down with swine flu, the Associated Press reports: "All those people either recovered or are recovering; at least two were hospitalized." In Mexico, however, the toll has been much worse. "About 70 deaths out of roughly 1,000 cases represents a fatality rate of about 7 percent," the AP notes. This is far higher than the 2.5% fatality rate from the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19, although the latter was many orders of...
  • Boxes Against Socialized Medicine

    04/10/2009 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Freestar · 1 replies · 309+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | 4/10/2009 | FreestarMediaDotCom
    Scroll down on this link to see a revision of the famous WW2 puzzle poster. This time the giant hand is "Big Government" and the last piece is "Socialized Medicine". Enjoy and spread. Buy a box of DVDs to help us finish the movie "Sick and Sicker" before your medical decisions are made by Barney Frank and Barack Obama. You'll help stop socialized medicine and it can raise funds your your local FReeper group.
  • Brown apologises for unacceptable failings at Stafford 'Third World' hospital (Socialized Medicine)

    03/19/2009 7:38:19 AM PDT · by 84rules · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jenny Hope
    A damning report form the Healthcare Commission yesterday detailed a catalogue of failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stafford and Cannock Chase hospitals. Dehydrated patients were forced to drink out of flower vases, while others were left in soiled linen on filthy wards. Relatives of patients who died at Staffordshire General Hospital told how they were so worried by the standard of care they slept in chairs on the wards. ... Among the findings of the report were: Two clinical decision units - one unstaffed - used as 'dumping grounds' for A&E patients to avoid missing waiting...
  • The Problems with Socialized Health Care (Nightmare headlines from around the globe)

    03/07/2009 5:55:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 4,120+ views
    Liberty Page ^ | 3/07/09
    The Problems with Socialized Health Care AustraliaAustralia's universal health care scheme is relatively new (introduced in 1983, which built on the 1974 Medibank program). As with all socialized health care systems, there is a mixture of public versus private care (approximately 30% of Australians also retain private health insurance). As a result, the private patients receive better care than their medicare counterparts. The salary caps and artificial increase in demand for care that always occur in a national health care system are resulting in predictable physician shortages. Mental patients face bed shortage - Clara Pirani, July 4, 2005 [] Public...
  • If doctors who won't kill are 'wicked,' the world is sick (Obama-care Preview)

    02/20/2009 8:20:22 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 565+ views
    The Calgary Herald ^ | 01/10/09 | Licia Corbella
    Talk about Orwellian. A woman described as a "leading expert in ethics" has declared that doctors who refuse to kill their patients are "genuinely wicked." I'm not making this up. Mary Warnock, a British baroness told the Northern Ireland Forum for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare this past Monday, that doctors who refuse to break their Hippocratic oath are evil. It seems that virtually every day, I read another story that proves the world--and what is accepted as good and true --is being turned on its head. Referring to terminally ill patients who make a written request to be killed...
  • Obama and this congress offer Socialist, Marxist cogs in the change wheel!

    02/18/2009 2:46:52 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 8 replies · 359+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/17/2009 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Already we are seeing the Socialist, Marxist cogs in the change wheel manipulating away our freedoms and money. Congress and this President have wasted no time from the executive orders to the manipulative speeches and attachments on the ‘stimulus’ bill that insult and betray the American people. Don’t you love the endless speeches and statements by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obama regarding the URGENT need to pass the stimulus bill or our country will go down in heaping flames? Naturally, we all understand the EXTREME emergency choices added to the bill such as $650 million for digital TV coupons;...
  • There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

    02/09/2009 12:24:48 PM PST · by shielagolden · 51 replies · 2,157+ views ^ | 02/09/09 |
    There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan Posted February 9th, 2009 at 11.23am in Health Care. Dr. Steven West, president of the Florida Medical Association, notes that the economic stimulus bill contains a down payment on President Barack Obama’s plans for socialized medicine: As Congress rushes its economic stimulus plan to the desk of President Obama, its grand vision of health reform has been secretly buried inside: rationing patient care and dispensing cookbook medicine. That vision involves using large government bureaucracy and computer technology to tell patients what kind of care they can receive from their doctors....
  • There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

    02/09/2009 11:54:23 AM PST · by patriotmediaa · 16 replies · 756+ views ^ | 02/09/09 |
    There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan Posted February 9th, 2009 at 11.23am in Health Care. Dr. Steven West, president of the Florida Medical Association, notes that the economic stimulus bill contains a down payment on President Barack Obama’s plans for socialized medicine: As Congress rushes its economic stimulus plan to the desk of President Obama, its grand vision of health reform has been secretly buried inside: rationing patient care and dispensing cookbook medicine. That vision involves using large government bureaucracy and computer technology to tell patients what kind of care they can receive from their doctors....
  • New Committee Assignment Allows McCain to Play a Role in Health Care Reform

    01/31/2009 12:12:07 PM PST · by shielagolden · 27 replies · 682+ views ^ | 1/30/09 | Cynthia Wilson
    Arizona Sen. John McCain may not get the chance to implement the health care reform plan he envisioned, but he intends to be a part of the solution that comes out of Washington. McCain now sits on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee where he will work with Committee Chairman Sen. Ted Kennedy and ranking republican Sen. Orin Hatch of Utah to help draft the health care reform bill put forth by the Senate. Some points of the healthcare plan McCain proposed during his presidential bid differed sharply from then Democrat nominee Barack Obama. McCain supported tax credits...
  • Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized (video i thought appropreiate at this time

    01/28/2009 1:05:28 PM PST · by shielagolden · 8 replies · 396+ views ^ | 01/01/1964 | Ronald Reagan
  • Stimulus Package Trojan Horse to "prepare" USA for Socialized Medicine

    01/27/2009 11:28:48 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 47 replies · 1,832+ views
    Tonawanda News ^ | 1/27/09 | Daniel Pye
    ••• Q: If there are things that are wasteful in the stimulus package, what would you see go? A: I actually brought a list of a few that I uncovered here. ... There’s $1.1 billion on research to compare the effectiveness of medical treatments. It might be a nice program, but I’m not sure if I would consider that stimulus. There’s a $726 million for an after school snack program. Again, it’s wonderful, something I think maybe we should put in our regular budget, but I think this falls outside the stimulus. $400 million for habitat restoration, $200 million...
  • Socialized Medicine: How would you argue against? (vanity)

    11/02/2008 1:15:52 PM PST · by RangerM · 74 replies · 1,486+ views
    We all know the potential horrors if Socialized Medicine were ever made a reality in this country, but to someone who only sees the good, and none of the bad, it is difficult for them to see the truth. In my discussion with a liberal friend I was having difficulty describing a parallel. We all can provide stories of long wait times, and lack of care experienced in other countries, but the answer always seems to be, "America will do it better". My point is that when a person has no responsibility to bear the costs of healthcare, he will...
  • McCain’s Health Care Plan Risky (According to ultra-liberal AJ&C that is)

    09/28/2008 7:38:32 PM PDT · by epow · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 9/9/08 | aj&c editorial staff
    Quick test: Which presidential candidate offers the most radical new approach for health care coverage in the United States? If you listen to the spin-meisters denouncing universal health care as “socialized medicine,” you’d answer Democrat Barack Obama. But by far, the most radical plan belongs to John McCain. The Republican candidate would essentially destroy the foundation on which the current health insurance system is based and replace it with a dubious plan to let the marketplace work its magic. “Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade with banking,...
  • Your Very Good Health (1948)

    05/08/2008 4:24:18 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 76+ views
    The Internet Archive ^ | 1948 | (UK) Crown Office of Information
    Your Very Good Health (UK COI, 1948)