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  • WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

    10/22/2017 8:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 October 2017 15:33 CEST+02:00
    The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar. Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As a result, I have decided to rescind the appointment, the head of the UN agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement. [] Tedros had announced the appointment earlier this week during a speech in Uruguay, where he praised Zimbabwe as a country that places universal health coverage and...
  • Dems Make Strategic Healthcare Plan for 2018 Sanders Will Lead on Single-Provider Proposal

    03/26/2017 8:28:10 PM PDT · by Bratch · 68 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 26, 2017 | sundance
    Well, don’t say we didn’t predict this reality.  The Democrats are smartly not waiting for any recovery efforts by Republicans; and immediately following the failure of President Trump’s healthcare repeal and replacement approach, Senator Bernie Sanders begins putting their ‘single provider’ alternative together.   (Story Link) The strategy is, unfortunately, brilliant.  When Obamacare further collapses, and all Americans are being further crushed by the skyrocketing costs, at exactly the moment when the American electorate are at their most frustrated and everyone is in crisis mode – whammo, here’s the solution. All of the previous opposition to single-provider has been kicked out of the...
  • Could California adopt universal healthcare for 39 million people?

    02/05/2017 2:16:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    sacbee ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dan Walters
    State Sen. Ed Hernandez, chair of the Senate Health Committee, warns of a major financial hit on millions of Californians if Obamacare is repealed. Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee BY DAN WALTERS dwalters@sacbee.com Eric Bauman, a registered nurse who aspires to become the next chairman of the California Democratic Party, says its time for California to become a healthcare sanctuary by providing universal, state-operated medical coverage. Citing efforts by a Republican-controlled federal government to repeal Obamacare, Bauman wrote in an op-ed article, we cannot miss the historic opportunity the moment presents us: enacting single-payer healthcare into California. Lets take that...
  • 2007 video of Obama discussing America transitioning to single payer system

    This video has not been widely seen. Obama discusses how America can be transitioned into a single payer system. We are entering the early stages of the transition period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9znbdNMTsmE
  • ColoradoCare / Amendment 69 Voter Opinion Survey [socialized medecine]

    09/07/2016 5:27:01 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    Magellan Strategies ^ | September 6th, 2016 | David Flaherty
    The survey finds strong opposition to Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare universal healthcare plan. Among all respondents, 27% would vote yes and approve the amendment, 65% would vote no and reject it, and 8% of voters are undecided. Intensity is very strong among voters who oppose the amendment, with 45% of respondents saying they definitely intend to vote no. Only 10% of respondents definitely intend to vote yes. Not surprisingly, support for Amendment 69 is strongest among Democrats and voters aged 18 to 34. However, slightly more Democrats oppose the amendment than support it, 45% to 41% respectively. Among all voters...
  • Obamacare options contracting and getting more expensive

    12/27/2015 11:59:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 27, 2015 | SUZANNE ADAMS-OCKRASSA
    "......Last year, 86 percent of those who signed up through the federal exchanges received tax credits on their insurance premiums. The credits are available for families earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, the income limit would be about $94,000; a family of two, $62,000. ....Other customers found themselves starting over from square one when their insurance company pulled out of the Health Insurance Exchange or was dropped from the state exchange, like Meritus, Gussio said. Meritus, a nonprofit health care cooperative, was actually removed from the list of approved insurance companies...
  • Trump Stands By Past Support For Universal Health Care

    07/18/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/18/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing by his past support for universal health care. I want people taken care of in the country, okay? You can call it anything you want, but I want including people that dont have anything, The Donald told radio host John Fredericks in an interview Wednesday. We gotta do that. Trump said in 1999 when he was flirting with a presidential rub on the Reform Party ticket that the U.S. should make health care an entitlement and that coverage should be universal. I would put forward a comprehensive health care program...
  • Over A Year Before 9/11, Trump Wrote Of Terror Threat With Remarkable Clarity

    10/19/2015 12:16:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/19/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In 2000, 19 months before Sept. 11, 2001, Donald Trump wrote extensively of the terrorism threat the United States was facing. Trump, who at the time was considering a presidential bid on the Reform Party ticket, went so far as to say that an attack on a major U.S. city was not just a probability, but an inevitability. I really am convinced were in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers, wrote Trump in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve. No sensible analyst rejects...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 HeathCare.gov. 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.