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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...