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  • Doctor: Elderly People Should be Left to Die, Their Quality of Life is Too Low

    08/08/2014 6:35:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 82 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/7/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Dr. James Beattie, a cardiologist who works at the East of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, believes hospitals should let more elderly patients die and “quality of life” should be given more consideration.According to an article in the Daily Mail, Beattie said that society no longer accepts mortality and is much less familiar with death. ‘If a person is in hospital, particularly an elderly person with multiple co-morbidities, if they have a cardiac arrest it’s a sign they are in decline,’ he told Radio 4.‘It’s their act of dying and they should not be resuscitated, they should be allowed...
  • Tattering the Safety Net

    11/30/2013 6:12:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 30, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Here is irony: the people who talk the most about the need for a social safety net (including the president himself!) are cheerleaders for a health reform that is going to shred it. How is that happening? By means of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the federal government provides billions of dollars in subsides every year to hospitals that see a disproportionate number of patients who are poor and uninsured or who are on Medicaid. In both cases the result is the same: hospital revenues fall well short of the cost of care they...
  • ObamaCare forcing people into Medicaid (Paid for by taxpayers)

    11/22/2013 7:03:39 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/22/2013 | Doug McKelway
    One womans demoralizing experience with the ObamaCare website, which her daughter documented in an article this week in The Wall Street Journal, is shining a light on how the health care law is forcing people into Medicaid even if they dont want it. "How has it come to this?" Nicole Hopkins wrote of her mothers experience. After having had her insurance canceled this fall like so many millions of Americans, her mother Charlene sought a new insurance policy on But it gave her only one choice Medicaid - which is the government's traditional safety net to cover the...
  • The Hidden Obamacare Taxes That Will Crush The Middle Class(news 4 those who chose not to read bill)

    11/14/2013 11:06:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    moneymorning ^ | 11/14/13
    Get ready to be blindsided by a barrage of new taxes. $1 trillion worth... They'll be coming courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And they won't just be affecting those who make over $250,000. The bulk of these taxes will be passed on directly to the middle class. That's because while a majority of these "stealth taxes" were designed to be taxes on businesses, they're actually transferred directly to ordinary citizens. They include the investment income surtax, a Medicare payroll tax, even a "tanning tax" on those who utilize indoor tanning services. "Many of those [hidden]...
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • Obamacare Architect: Genetic "Lottery Winners" Have Been Paying An "Artificially Low Price"

    11/14/2013 9:44:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Staff
    JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T.: Lets start with understanding that we're not talking about the vast majority of Americans. This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone. Were talking about a small minority of Americans that buy insurance on their own through the individual market. CHUCK TODD: Still millions of people. GRUBER: Exactly. It's 12 million people, about a third of which will end up paying more under this law. And that as you said in the introductions sort of the idea. We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if youre sick, if youve been...
  • Brazilian man dies after cow falls through his roof on top of him (genuine news)

    07/13/2013 6:53:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Roper
    Joao Maria de Souza, 45, had been in bed with his wife Leni when the animal fell through the ceiling of their home in Caratinga, southeast Brazil. The cow is believed to have escaped from a nearby farm and climbed onto the roof of the couple's house, which backs onto a steep hill on Wednesday night. The corrugated roof immediately gave way and the one-and-a-half-ton animal fell eight feet onto Mr de Souza's side of the bed. His wife, and the cow, both reportedly escaped unharmed. Rescuers took Mr de Souza to hospital with a fractured left leg but no...
  • US backs United Nations measure in favor of universal health coverage

    12/13/2012 1:54:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    the hill ^ | december 12, 2012 | elise viebeck
    The United States has backed a United Nations draft resolution favoring universal healthcare coverage. The nonbinding measure calls on U.N. member states to ensure citizens' access to health insurance, and was approved by the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. Supporters say the draft resolution paves the way for the post-2015 development agenda to include universal health coverage. Health insurance for all promotes "sustained, inclusive and equitable growth, social cohesion and well-being of the population," the U.N. said. In 2010, the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO) expressed support for President Obama's signature healthcare law, praising it as an "unprecedented achievement" in...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony

    11/28/2012 8:41:11 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Wednesday November 28, 2012
    Full Title: Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial death pathways.Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies. One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's administration wants health care change, with or without federal law

    03/30/2012 8:15:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/30/12 | David Siders and Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown's administration vowed Thursday to continue pushing forward elements of the federal health care overhaul in California, even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes it down. If the court does rule the federal law unconstitutional, state Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said California should at least consider enacting its own universal health care legislation, including requiring every Californian to buy insurance. "I think that we should be committed to making this system more rational than it is today, and improving the health of the people of California," Dooley said in an interview. "If we ask the...
  • Why Obama Wants the Contraception Mandate to Go to the Supreme Court

    03/14/2012 11:34:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2012
    ..... Once it finally arrives there, it will be argued as a First Amendment issue. But it will not be argued as you think -- as a freedom of religion issue; no, it will be argued by the government as a freedom of speech issue, under a constitutional theory of "First Amendment neutrality," and arguing against the idea of "content-based underinclusion." Put simply, content-based underinclusion is a term signifying that the government (at any level) has entered into the social arena and has picked winners and losers based on their content. It can be practiced through punitive legislation -- imposing...
  • Now patients are denied 'breakthrough' prostate cancer drug as health watchdogs brand

    02/01/2012 9:30:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/1/12 | Jenny Hope
    A breakthrough drug that gives extra months of life to men with advanced prostate cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS. The once-daily pill was developed by UK scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and trials were partly funded by British charities. But it has been branded as too expensive by the rationing watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Abiraterone is the latest prostate cancer drug to face an NHS ban despite being proven to extend life for men with advanced disease. Last month another drug--Jevtana--was turned down as not cost-effective.
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • Universal healthcare and gun control caused the holocaust episode3: Curing dissent

    08/25/2011 11:48:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode three of the hard hitting new series on youtube which shows how socialized medicine and gun control lead to genocidal tyrannies that destroy God given rights. In this episode featuring scenes from Psychiatry an Industry of Death, we see healthcare in Germany and how psychiatrists using the false science of eugenics contributed to the holocaust and how liberals intimidated the Nuremberg Judges to spare several violent nazi doctors from their just rewards. We then go inside a universal healthcare facility to see what is in store for undesirables...
  • Universal health care and gun control caused the holocaust Episode 2: Babi Yar

    08/12/2011 1:41:26 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter (denverlibertarian)
    Part 2 of a new series on how universal healthcare and guncontrol, two of liberalism's virtues lead to the slaughter of millions in the holocaust. In this episode you will learn about the first ever million mom march in Babi Yar in 1942 Ukraine. The march that was made possible by disarmament and as you'll see in the following episode, universal healthcare. Also staring Rosie O'Hitler
  • Universal healthcare, gun control & the holocaust episode 1

    08/12/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Universal healthcare, gun control lead to the holocaust episode 1: The night of Broken Glass Learn what happens when Guns are banned as in Nazi Germany. This is the first of an excellent new series about the agenda behind universal healthcare and gun control.
  • The Duty to Die

    07/02/2011 5:45:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | July 2, 2011 | Richard Fernandez
    First Things discusses a concept that is supposed to be gaining ground in the UK: the duty to die. The key concept in Duty to Die is to remove control over life extension therapies from the doctor to policy. Dr Brian Keighley, chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, said in some cases tens of thousands of pounds were spent on drugs to extend cancer patients lives for relatively short periods. Speaking ahead of his organisations annual meeting, the GP said the country had to debate the merits of these kinds of aggressive treatments and the effects they had on...
  • 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...
  • How libertarianism helps the poor

    06/09/2011 1:38:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/9/11 | Matt Zwolinski
    Everybody knows that libertarians are greedy capitalists who favor the maximization of profit above all else. Taxation is theft! they cry, but the exploitation of the working classes fails to elicit any similar moral outrage. Libertarians, everybody knows, care about the rich to the utter neglect of the poor and vulnerable. But everybody is wrong. The reason for the common misperception, of course, is that libertarians oppose many of the governmental policies that are commonly thought to benefit the poor and working classes. Libertarians oppose redistributive taxation, oppose the minimum wage, oppose workplace safety regulations, antitrust laws, and many other...
  • Freedom must include right to ZOT

    06/14/2011 12:44:32 PM PDT · by libertycause13 · 127 replies
    Freedom Politics ^ | 6/12/11 | Thomas J. Lucente Jr.
    Who owns your body? Judging from our nations body of law, the ruling class wrongly believes the government does. However, you own your body and, with that ownership, you have a God-given natural right to do what you will with it, even if that means ending your life. That is the lesson we should take from the life of Dr. Jacob Jack Kevorkian, who died June 3 at the age of 83. As he once said, Dying is not a crime.
  • Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study

    05/12/2011 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies ^ | May 11, 2011 8:51 PM |
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph superbug. Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
  • The Wonders of Universal Healthcare

    Theres an audio clip making the rounds of a Canadian woman calling into Rosie ODonnells radio talk show earlier this week. She begins the call by saying how wonderful universal healthcare is and then tells Rosie that she has been waiting seven years just to speak with a surgeon to have gastric bypass surgery. She goes on to say that she has been told by health officials that it will be at least another two to three years before she is able to have an initial consultation. Is this what is in store for us as we plunge headlong into...
  • The smallest victims of ObamaCare

    12/01/2010 2:32:36 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    For the last two years, President Obama has promised our children universal health care for all. But the White House entitlement mandates are a predictable bust. Take it from ObamaCare's own biggest cheerleaders. Late last month, the Service Employees International Union informed dues-paying members of its behemoth 1199 affiliate in New York that it was dropping its health-care coverage for children. That's right. A radical leftist union, not an evil Republican corporation, is abandoning the young 'uns to cut costs. More than 30,000 low-wage families will be affected, according to The Wall Street Journal. Who's to blame? SEIU 1199 benefits...
  • The Unraveling Of ObamaCare

    10/08/2010 5:13:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 8, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulation: Thirty companies and organizations get waivers from the new health care overhaul because otherwise they'd have to raise rates or drop coverage. The president said neither would happen. Hey, where's our waiver? When McDonald's told federal regulators in a recent memo that it would be "economically prohibitive" for its insurance carrier to continue to cover its 30,000 hourly workers unless it received a waiver from the ObamaCare requirement that 80% of premiums for such minimed plans be spent on medical care, alarm bells went off in the White House. Suddenly the "affordable health care for Americans" that House Speaker...
  • Physician's letter to the President

    05/31/2010 8:24:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 2,466+ views
    unsourced e-mail | 23 August 2009 | Dr. Roger Starner Jones
    Dear Mr. President: During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone. While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of...
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake'

    04/21/2010 6:41:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 891+ views
    The Daily Mal ^ | April 20, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake' A patient lost a testicle during an operation after the surgeon accidentally cut it off, the medical watchdog was told today. Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst on the patient's right testis, but instead he 'mistakenly' removed the whole testicle, the General Medical Council (GMC) heard. Dr Al Hourani, who worked as a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, is accused of misconduct over the error and faces further charges of injecting himself with a drug meant for a patient and stealing tablets....
  • Deere (And Others) In The Headlights

    03/26/2010 5:06:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,286+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: As major businesses lay out the impact of ObamaCare in dollars and jobs, two things are clear: the costs will be enormous, and the president's vow to focus on "jobs, jobs, jobs" can no longer be believed. Early returns on ObamaCare are coming in, and they belie proponents' claims of job creation and cost reduction. The costs will increase. They are merely being shifted to the states and to America's businesses, large and small. AT&T, the country's largest telephone company, announced Friday it will take a $1 billion first-quarter charge related to the new health care law. The...
  • Reform Repeal Is Just Child's Play

    03/25/2010 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 698+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Repeal: Some say trying to repeal ObamaCare is a futile dream once people get used to its benefits, such as covering kids with pre-existing conditions. Once before, government was slapped down. It can be done. Entitlements can be addictive, and it's certainly the purpose of this administration to make as many Americans as possible as dependent on government as possible. That's partly why a health care bill put student loans under the Department of Education. The government needed the revenues, but it also needed the power over yet another class of citizens. Unlike Medicare and Social Security, this nationalization of...
  • Liberal Groups Keeping Close Eye on Dean (Backbone Campaign .. LMAO)

    02/25/2005 11:11:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/05 | Malia Rulon -AP
    WASHINGTON - A year ago, an activist group from the Seattle area gave Howard Dean (news - web sites) a thin, golden statue of a backbone. The Oscar-like award honored the former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont governor for standing up against the Iraq (news - web sites) war and other Bush administration policies. Now, as Dean settles into his new role as head of the Democratic Party, that golden spine has come to represent, for many liberal Democrats, Dean's potential to develop a tougher, take-no-prisoners attitude among the party faithful. "There's no gut-check required for Dean. Dean just needs...
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/19/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 893+ views ^ | March 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • Need research help: I am doing a documentary on Scandanavian socialism

    03/10/2010 10:48:27 AM PST · by mainestategop · 29 replies · 769+ views
    I am planning on doing a documentary on socialism in Sweeden, Norway, Denmark and other parts of Europe and Canada. I plan to upload it of Flix, Spike and YOUTUBE as well as a few other channels. It will be possibly in more than two parts. I am doing this because I have been reading up on liberals fawning over the system they have in scandanavia and have been challenged a few times on the subject. This is especially crucial in light of the controversy of universal healthcare ETC. Specifically I need help with acquiring research matrial especially statistics charts...
  • Labour hid ugly truth about National Health Service (NHS)

    03/06/2010 5:32:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 522+ views ^ | March 7, 2010 | Lois Rogers
    DAMNING reports on the state of the National Health Service, suppressed by the government, reveal how patients needs have been neglected. They diagnose a blind pursuit of political and managerial targets as the root cause of a string of hospital scandals that have cost thousands of lives. The harsh verdict on the state of the NHS, after a spending splurge under Labour between 2000 and 2008, raises worrying questions about the future quality of the health service as budgets are squeezed. One report, based on the advice of almost 200 top managers and doctors, says hospitals ignored basic hygiene to...
  • Health Reform 3.0: Lipstick On A Pig

    03/04/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 431+ views ^ | March 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: The white coats showed up again at the White House, helping the administration ram health care reform down our throats. Can you have a bipartisan bill without a bipartisan vote?It didn't work the first time, when the White House last year assembled enough sympathetic medical professionals to stage a photo-op in the Rose Garden trying to persuade us that, as the commercial goes, three of four doctors really, really support the administration's attempt to nationalize health care. Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, last year's event was a classic case of astroturfing. Attendance was by invitation only,...
  • The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)

    12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the...
  • Zombie Time : Why America Hates Universal Health Care: The Real Reason

    12/15/2009 5:15:01 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 31 replies · 1,547+ views
    Zombietime ^ | December 15, 2009 | Zombietime
    I watch the debate over health care with amazement. A million words are spoken on the topic with every passing minute, and as far as I can tell no one has ever addressed the real issue thats upsetting everyone. So, rather than wait in vain for someone else to finally speak the honest truth about the single-payer system, Ill just have to do it myself.
  • 60 Minutes "Cost of Dying" piece, 11/22/2009

    11/22/2009 5:09:27 PM PST · by SoCalTransplant · 41 replies · 2,554+ views
    60 MInutes
    Wondering if anyone else saw the 60 Minutes piece on the cost of Dying. If you missed it, the only thing missing was "My name is Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and I approve this message. A brief synopsis was that they had 2 doctors on and a "taxpayer advocate" that said the answer to America's woes in healthcare costs were to go ahead and let terminally ill patients die, and give them less treatments and services. Rationing, it was explained, wasn't a dirty word, but in fact was the right path to not bankrupting ourselves. We must, as...
  • Health Bill Hoax ...

    11/19/2009 5:29:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,236+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Reform: Only a Bernie Madoff could believe the Senate's health care bill will extend coverage to 31 million Americans while cutting deficits by $127 billion over 10 years. It would be the first profitable entitlement. But that's what Majority Leader Harry Reid, citing Congressional Budget Office estimates, tells us the 2,074-page bill said to cost only $849 billion over a decade would do. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he seems to be following Vice President Joe Biden's admonition at an AARP town hall meeting that "we've got to spend money to keep from going bankrupt." We suspect Reid's...
  • (Breast Cancer:) Rationing's First Step

    11/18/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,134+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | IBD staff
    Health Care: A government task force has decided that women need fewer mammograms and later in life. Shouldn't that be between patient and physician? We have seen the future of health care, and it doesn't work. We have warned repeatedly that the net results of health care bills before Congress will be higher demand, fewer doctors, more cost control, all leading to rationing. New recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer and the necessity for early and frequent mammograms do not convince us otherwise. Just six months ago, the panel, which works under the...
  • The Rationing Commission Meet the unelected body that will dictate future medical decisions.

    11/15/2009 7:10:57 PM PST · by Delacon · 22 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2009
    As usual, the most dangerous parts of ObamaCare aren't receiving the scrutiny they deserveand 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 yearand then invest an unelected board with extraordinary powers to dictate what is covered and how it will be paid for. White House budget director Peter Orszag calls...
  • Warden Pelosi

    11/09/2009 5:16:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,655+ views ^ | November 9, 2009
    Health Care Reform: Failure to buy health insurance in the just-passed health care bill could get you five years in jail with a $250,000 fine. How can violating a law that's unconstitutional be a felony? The passage last Saturday night of the House health care measure by a fragile 220-215 margin may well prove to be a Pyrrhic victory. In polls, townhall meetings and tea parties, Americans have shown they don't want a "reform" that costs a staggering $1.2 trillion yet fails to meet the left's desire of insuring all the uninsured. And they certainly don't want a bill that...
  • Daughter Saves Mother, 80, Left By Doctors To Starve (Government Healthcare in U.K.)

    10/11/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 1,861+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 11, 2009 | Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor
    Daughter saves mother, 80, left by doctors to starve Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor AN 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened. Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients. Doctors say Fenton is an example of patients who have been condemned to death on the Liverpool care...
  • Those White Coats In The Rose Garden

    10/06/2009 5:08:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 2,786+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: The administration stages a photo-op with handpicked doctors who support its health care reform. Fortunately, most doctors still believe that the first rule of medicine is to do no harm. It would seem some doctors still make house calls. Some 150 of them made one at the White House Monday in an attempt to give a booster shot to the administration's chaotic and stalled health care reform drive. Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, this was a classic case of AstroTurfing. Attendance was by invitation only, and 40 of the 150 were said to be members of Doctors...
  • The Revolt Up North

    09/30/2009 5:54:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,603+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care Systems: A return to private health care is rising from the grass roots north of the border. While we rush headlong toward socialized medicine, Canadians are saying, "No, thanks been there, done that." We recently told the story of Ava Isabella Stinson, born 13 weeks premature at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She weighed all of two pounds and had no time to be put on a waiting list. But there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario it seems. Canada's perfectly...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • Land Of The Fee

    09/10/2009 10:07:07 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies · 418+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | September 10, 2009 | Staff
    The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wants levies on insurers to pay for Obamacare and fines for families who don't sign up. To keep Obamacare alive, Baucus has proposed a Rube Goldberg scheme of fees and fines on insurers and the uninsured designed to forcibly bring everyone into the loving and protective arms of the nanny state...
  • Land Of The Fee (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    09/09/2009 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 667+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 9, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wants levies on insurers to pay for ObamaCare and fines for families who don't sign up. We can cut costs and expand coverage without sacrificing freedom.To keep ObamaCare alive, Montana Democrat Max Baucus has proposed a Rube Goldberg scheme of fees and fines on insurers and the uninsured designed to forcibly bring everyone into the loving and protective arms of the nanny state. To help finance his Plan B, Baucus would impose annual fees of $6 billion on health insurers, $4 billion on medical-device makers, $2.3 billion on drug manufacturers and $750...

    08/30/2009 7:10:51 PM PDT · by socialismisinsidious · 5 replies · 408+ views
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    Majority Rule on Health Care Reform (NYT Barf) NYT ^ | August 29, 2009 Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:59:06 AM by Tzimisce The talk in Washington is that Senate Democrats are preparing to push through health care reforms using parliamentary procedures that will allow a simple majority to prevail in their chamber, as it does in the House, instead of the 60 votes needed to overcome the filibuster that Senate Republicans are sure to mount. With the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, the Democrats do not have the votes just among their 57 members (and the two independents)...
  • Tragic Tales From The NHS

    08/27/2009 5:08:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 901+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care Reform: A study by the British Patients Association tells the true story about socialized medicine in Britain. It's one of willful and woeful neglect of millions, missed diagnoses, and elderly patients left in pain.BD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For FailureWhile reading this disturbing analysis of the pitiful state of medical care in Britain in the Daily Telegraph, the Vincent Price horror classic "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" came to mind. Price portrayed a man who used bizarre methods to dispatch his victims. The abominable British National Health Service, based on this report, is only slightly better. The...
  • Vive Le French Care? (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/26/2009 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 932+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | IBD Editorials | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Systems: Health care in France is often held up as a model the U.S. might follow. Yet the French have their own problems that show there's no such thing as a free lunch or a free doctor's visit.Call it the grass-is-greener syndrome. Advocates of national health care, acknowledging the flaws in ObamaCare yet despising the current U.S. system that has the best medicines, the best medical equipment and the shortest waiting lists, have turned their eyes lovingly to places like France. As City Journal contributing editor Guy Sorman notes, the French would also love to have the low-cost,...