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  • Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'

    06/28/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision by saying that, "if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama." "Let’s make clear that we understand what the Court did and did not do," Romney said today, speaking in Washington, D.C. "What the Court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it's good policy." Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It’s...
  • "A Dark Day for American Liberty".....Statement by VA AG Ken Cuccinelli

    06/28/2012 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies
    From an email
    Dear Friends, This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law. This is a dark day for American liberty. This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government. This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to...
  • Letter: Why we need Obamacare (Typical Democrat!)

    06/25/2012 10:43:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.),
    As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, some insurance companies are already telling consumers which of its many protections they will agree to “honor” if this historic law is thrown out [“Insurers ready for Supreme Court ruling on health care, June 20]. Allowing for-profit insurance companies to decide for themselves is no answer at all. One insurer is willing to keep dependents up to age 26 on their parents’ policy but won’t agree to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions. Another may be willing to provide free preventive services but won’t stop charging women higher premiums. This week, we...
  • AP sources: Administration mulls pared health law

    06/18/2012 3:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to veteran Democrats closely involved with the legislation.
  • Who Is Mike Leavitt, Leading Mitt Romney's Transition Team? (making big money from Obama Care)

    06/04/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    theatlantic. ^ | JUN 4 2012
    The former Bush cabinet member is a close confidant of the GOP presidential contender, but his support for a key part of Obamacare has conservatives furious. *He has been a prominent backer of one element of Obamacare. Even as Obamacare has become the GOP's bete noire, Leavitt has vocally backed one provision of the law: state-level health-insurance exchanges. As part of the law's expansion of insurance, these exchanges allow citizens to shop for insurance from private companies, and if they qualify they can use federal subsidies to purchase coverage. Insurance companies accepted various strictures -- most notably, the ban on...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants.
  • Obama law could be shot in the arm for Valley, state (ObamaCare) [Purge before reading]

    06/04/2012 2:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The SanJoaquin Valley Record ^ | June 4, 2012 | Claire Veyriras, California News Service
    California could gain as much as 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's health care plan, according to a report. A Bay Area Council Economic Institute report says the San Joaquin Valley would see employment rise by more than 3,500 jobs and its economy expand by $65 million. Had the health care law taken full effect in 2010, the report says California's economy - helped by federal and state subsidies - would have received a $6.7 billion boost from new spending on doctors, hospitals, medical device manufacturers and the hiring...
  • Father blames hospital after baby born in waiting room dies

    05/30/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 21, 2012 | NewsCore
    Steven Yorke and his partner Sara Proud went to Leicester Royal Infirmary on Sunday night when Proud realized she was in labor... they were told to wait in a side room with other expectant parents...80 minutes later, baby Kyle was born while Yorke was trying to find help. When two midwives did come to assist, the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck. Kyle was quickly delivered and rushed off in the hope of being revived, but those attempts were unsuccessful.
  • Another Obamacare Debacle

    05/25/2012 7:11:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The Affordable Care Act – aka: ObamaCare – contained an "incentive" for Small Business Owners who did not provide health care insurance for their employees to add the benefit. Like much of the rest of the legislation that the Democrats just had to pass so we could find out what was in it, that provision appears to be yet another bust. With their rose-colored glasses on the Obama Administration projected that 4 million small business owners would take the bait and start providing health care insurance benefits for their workers. The government run Small Business Administration's estimate was a tad...
  • 15-year-old schoolgirl died after 'doctor mistook tuberculosis for lovesickness'

    05/15/2012 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05-14-2012 | Staff
    A 15-year-old schoolgirl died of tuberculosis after her bungling GP claimed she was 'lovesick', an inquest heard. Alina Sarag was seen by more than five doctors at four different hospitals but medics failed to detect the curable disease. Her distraught parents even called her GP more than 50 times about their daughter's ailing condition over a four-and-a-half month period before her death on January 6 last year. An inquest heard that her GP, Dr Sharad Shripadrao Pandit, accused her parents of "mollycoddling" her. Shockingly, he even claimed her symptoms were brought on because she was 'lovesick'. Her distraught father, Sultan...
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz says she 'earned Cadillac' healthcare coverage

    05/07/2012 1:52:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 5/7/12 | Jay Schorr
    When asked if average Americans should receive the same quality health insurance as that of their elected officials, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told a group of South Florida healthcare workers that she “earned” her benefits, implying that her constituents had not. “Yes, she really said that,” related Dr. Norman Palgon, a Hallandale Beach-based internist who was in attendance at a forum the Congresswoman conducted last year to garner support for ObamaCare. The good doctor was non-too-pleased with what he clearly felt was the congresswoman’s imperious attitude. Wasserman Schultz, 45, who also is Chair of the Democratic National Committee, is...
  • In UK survey, doctors support denying treatment to smokers, the obese

    04/29/2012 7:06:05 AM PDT · by John W · 73 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | msnbc.com staff
    A majority of doctors in a United Kingdom survey supported measures to deny non-emergency medical services to smokers and the obese, The Observer newspaper reported Sunday. Although the survey by the networking website doctors.net.uk was a self-selecting poll, the site's chief executive called the response "a tectonic shift" for the profession. The results feed into a British debate about "lifestyle rationing" by the National Health Service, the Observer reported.
  • Hospital tells patients to do own laundry

    04/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Cost-cutting measures at Saint-Vincent Hospital's complex continuing care unit mean patients could soon be responsible for doing their own laundry. Officials at St. Vincent Hospital, which is part of Bruyère Continuing Care, said instead of using a cleaning service the continuing care unit would be installing coin-operated washers and dryers for patients and their families to use. The organization said it is $2 million in debt and needs to find savings. They are hoping family members can help the patients do their laundry after a new policy is in place starting in June.
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4.5.2012 | John Hudson
    Europe is scratching its head over possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement. As the judiciary and the Obama administration trade legal barbs over the high court's authority, the idea that health care coverage, largely considered a universal right in Europe, could be deemed an affront to liberty is baffling. "The Supreme Court can legitimately return Obamacare?" asks a headline on the French news site 9 POK . The article slowly walks through the legal rationale behind the court's right to wipe away Congress's legislation. "Sans précédent, extraordinaires" reads the article. In the...
  • Elderly dying due to 'despicable age discrimination in NHS'

    03/25/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/25/12 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Thousands of elderly people are dying unnecessarily early because ‘despicable’ age discrimination in the NHS is denying them treatment for cancer, a charity has warned. A lack of treatment or insufficient treatment is contributing to 14,000 deaths a year in people over the age of 75, Macmillan Cancer Support has found, in what it called an ‘unacceptable act of discrimination’. Deaths from cancer are reducing in most age groups but at a slower rate in those aged 74 to 84 and are increasing in people aged 85 and over, the report said. The report, The Age Old Excuse: the under...
  • Doctors tell woman with 24-pound tumor she’s pregnant

    03/21/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    chron.com ^ | 19 Mar 2012 | Laura Haynes
    Doctors in Barcelona, Spain, insisted for months that a woman with a tumor was merely pregnant, UPI is reporting. She’s suing.Doctors misdiagnosed a painful, 24-pound, cancerous uterine tumor as a late-term pregnancy. She alleges doctors quipped, “Haven’t you ever heard of contraception?” and told her she was in the advanced stages of pregnancy, chalking her pains up to a panic attack. After two negative pregnancy tests, she returned to the hospital and urged doctors to examine her further, ThinkSpain reported Saturday.
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Old people ‘not safe’ in Scottish hospitals, nurses say

    03/20/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Andrew Whitaker
    OLDER patients are “not safe” on hospital wards in Scotland because of a lack of qualified nurses to care for them, a hard-hitting report from the body representing the nursing profession has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) findings come after it emerged the number of nurses in Scotland’s hospitals plummeted by thousands in just over two years, with further nursing posts lost during the last few months of 2011. The report suggests there is just one nurse caring for nearly ten patients on old people’s wards. A survey of almost 1,700 nurses found that 78 per cent said...
  • Your doctor could be Obama (She was right)

    03/07/2012 11:29:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nat Hentoff
    Ever since Sarah Palin’s end-of-life counseling “death panel” remarks exploded into national consciousness in 2009, I have researched the real power ObamaCare will have to overrule your doctor’s decisions about what’s best for your health care. Forget death panels. Starting in July 2014, if Barack Obama is still president, a 15-member board that he selects with Senate confirmation — the Independent Payment Advisory Board — will be in charge of deciding when to reduce government spending per capita (for each person) on health care. Opponents such as Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., who is also a doctor and the co-chairman of...