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  • [Canada:] Woman dies after 11-hour wait to see a doctor in New Brunswick emergency room

    03/21/2019 7:14:30 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 68 replies
    Global News ^ | March 21, 2019 | Callum Smith and Alexander Quon
    Marianne Porter spent some of the final hours of her life hunched over and moaning in pain as she waited to be seen by an emergency room doctor at Moncton Hospital. Porter waited for 11 hours before she was eventually seen. It’s a period of time that Porter’s sister, Donna Bordage, believes contributed to her death only hours later. Bordage says Porter went to the hospital on Saturday morning for what she believed was a hernia. Porter’s vitals were normal, but she was left in the waiting room in severe pain, waiting for hours before she was finally seen. Doctors...
  • We Are Destroying Our Immune System w/ Matt Richtel

    03/20/2019 9:16:13 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Adam Carolla Show ^ | 3/19/19 | Adam Carolla
    Matt Richtel, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Journalist, calls in to talk about his new book An Elegant Defense, and why modern society and culture is harming our immune system.
  • Texas Law Used to Hasten Patients’ Death

    03/19/2019 3:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/18/19 | Christine Niles
    A contentious battle over a law that gives hospitals the power of life or death over patients A contentious battle is taking place at this courthouse in downtown Houston, Texas over a law that gives hospitals virtually unlimited power to decide the fate of patients. Oral arguments took place centering on the question whether the law, called the Texas Advance Directives Act — or TADA for short — violates patients' constitutional rights by depriving them of due process. Texas Right to Life has led the vanguard in opposing this law. Incredibly enough, their main opposition is none other than the Texas Catholic bishops, who argue the...
  • Finland: Government Collapses Over Universal Health Care Costs, #Bernie2020 Hardest Hit

    03/11/2019 6:20:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | March 10, 2019
    Finland has long been touted by American socialists as the socialist Nirvana, where everything is free and everyone is happy, happy, happy.  Sadly, fiscal reality hit Finland’s government as it collapsed Friday due to the rising costs of its universal health care. The warning signs were on the wall last spring when Finland, as Leslie noted, ended its experiment with “universal basic income.” Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has been hanging his socialist mantle on the “success” of Finland’s socialist structure, may be the hardest hit. The Washington Free Beacon reports: "The government of Finland collapsed Friday due to the rising cost of universal health...
  • Dems pushing British-style socialized medicine even as Cousin Obamacare continues to collapse

    03/09/2019 1:56:26 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/9/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The future of American health care is playing out over at our cousin’s place across the Atlantic — Great Britain — if anyone cares to take the time to look. And you should, because if any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates win the White House and get their way in Congress, we’ll end up a British-style healthcare system. It’s a system that has been failing for years but is now near collapse. The vaunted National Health Service, which is full-on socialized medicine — “Medicare for All” is what it will be called in the U.S. — has hit an...
  • Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy spent 57 days in hospital after tetanus diagnosis: CDC

    03/09/2019 6:20:13 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 8th 2019 | Brendan Rand
    An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon spent 57 days in a hospital, including 47 days in the intensive care unit, and racked up almost $1 million in medical costs after being diagnosed with tetanus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The boy was Oregon's first case of tetanus in almost 30 years, according to the CDC, citing the Oregon Health Authority. Tetanus is caused by bacteria found in dirt that can enter the body through breaks in the skin, and vaccines are the best way to prevent it, per the CDC. The child was cut...
  • Republicans, don’t miss the surprise in government-funded Medicare for All

    03/02/2019 5:18:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jason Pye
    Leftist Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., introduced a revised government-funded Medicare for All Act on Wednesday as Republicans ready their opposition and Democratic presidential hopefuls face questions about what Medicare for All could mean and the role government should have in setting rates for private insurers. Jayapal’s bill largely mirrors a 2017 proposal by Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., but the heart of every “Medicare for all” proposal to date has been the same: government price controls for private health coverage. The price controls question could be one of the major policy issues of the 2020 Democratic primary and...
  • New Minnesota Democrat Budget Will Cost An Average Family $300 More A Year In Gas Taxes Alone

    03/02/2019 11:06:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Alpha News ^ | February 21, 2019 | Alpha News Staff
    Since his election, Governor Walz has promised to increase the gas tax in Minnesota. Walz delivered on that promise in his just-released budget proposal. In the budget proposal released this week, Walz is proposing to increase the gas tax by 70% which will collect an estimated $1.3 Billion from taxpayers. The average family which drives two cards can expect to pay up to an additional $300 at the gas pump annually. This tax increase will now give Minnesota the 4th highest gas tax in the nation. The budget will have to get passed by the Minnesota Senate which is currently...
  • Pelosi on single-payer health care: 'How do you pay for that?' (only $30 TRILLION)

    03/02/2019 4:48:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/19 | PETER SULLIVAN
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expresses some skepticism about single-payer health insurance in a new interview, asking how the trillions of dollars in new spending would be paid for. “That is, administratively, the simplest thing to do, but to convert to it? Thirty trillion dollars. Now, how do you pay for that?” Pelosi said of single-payer in an interview with Rolling Stone. The roughly $30 trillion price tag over ten years of single-payer health insurance, sometimes referred to as "Medicare for all," has been one of the leading criticisms of the proposal. **SNIP** Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who is the main...
  • Another Democrat cooks up a health care plan even crazier than Bernie's Medicare-For-All

    02/27/2019 6:47:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Is rabidly far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D.-Washington) trying to become the Ilhan Omar of the health care industry? Sure looks like it, given her new Medicare-for-All proposal to be unveiled in the House as a new bill today. The "Medicare for All Act of 2019," put out by Jayapal, is so left-wing even the left-leaning Axios says it makes Bernie Sanders look like a piker. Here's how bad it is: Even Sen. Bernie Sanders can get outflanked in the race to define Medicare for All as Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is set to introduce a bill today that would go even further than Sanders' sweeping proposal. Why...
  • Health Care and Insurance Industries Mobilize to Kill ‘Medicare for All’

    02/24/2019 7:04:23 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Feb 2019 | Robert Pear
    Even before Democrats finish drafting bills to create a single-payer health care system, the health care and insurance industries have assembled a small army of lobbyists to kill “Medicare for all,” an idea that is mocked publicly but is being greeted privately with increasing seriousness. Doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurers are intent on strangling Medicare for all before it advances from an aspirational slogan to a legislative agenda item. They have hired a top lieutenant in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign to spearhead the effort. And their tactics will show Democrats what they are up against as the party...
  • The Master Of Moscow

    12/12/2005 2:05:17 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 19, 2005 | Michael Meyer
    Russia's capital city is a golden egg. The Kremlin aims to seize it in yet another play for power and privilege. Dec. 19, 2005 issue - Moscow is not merely Russia's capital. It is a treasure chest. The city is home to four fifths of the country's national wealth. It boasts more billionaires than New York or London. Everything and everyone is here: banks, businesses, trade. Whoever rules Moscow, Russians like to say, rules the country. The undisputed master of Moscow just now is its current mayor, Yuri Luzhkov. For more than a decade he has ruled the city...
  • Top Democrats rebuke Trump administration for Medicaid work requirement policies

    02/22/2019 11:08:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2019 | by Katie Bernard (D-CNN)
    Top congressional Democrats requested Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services halt Medicaid work requirements, citing widespread loss of coverage in Arkansas. The letter, signed by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey rebukes the administration for "disregard of Congressional intent" and a failure to track the impact of waiver policies. Using Medicaid 1115 waivers, states can receive federal funds for Medicaid expansion despite modifying the policy outlined in the Affordable Care Act. The waivers, however, must be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Arkansas was the first state to...
  • Democrats roll out bill to let Americans buy into Medicare at 50

    02/13/2019 10:43:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Key Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow people 50 and older to buy into Medicare, saying it’s an incremental step to universal coverage that’s stage-ready and easier to pass than more ambitious liberal plans. They also said it’s sorely needed, since Americans aged 50 to 64 tend to develop medical issues and get “knocked around” by private insurers. Some constituents are even putting off an early retirement because they must cling to their job-based insurance, according to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, who filed the bill with Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. “So many people say they’re holding their...
  • Oregon Democrats introduce statewide socialized medicine legislation.

    02/12/2019 8:19:22 PM PST · by aimhigh · 90 replies
    Oregon Legislature ^ | 02/12/2019 | Aimhigh
    Today, Democrats introduced SB 770, which would eliminate private health insurance and create a state health care system for all. The goal is to have the system in place by 2023. The bill is nearly 90 pages. Oregon has a super-majority of Democrats. Republicans can't stop anything.
  • China's Lock on Drugs [From 2018]

    02/10/2019 9:20:15 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 14 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | May 8, 2018 | Steve Sternberg
    (snip) the key ingredients for so many essential drugs, from antibiotics and birth control pills to treatments for cancer, depression, high cholesterol and HIV/AIDS, are purchased from China, says Rosemary Gibson, co-author with Janardan Prasad Singh of a new book called "ChinaRx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine." China has exclusive manufacturing agreements for drugs for anesthesia, cancer and HIV/AIDS, along with other medicines that "we use every day, not only in hospitals but in our own medicine chests," Gibson says, adding that China is now the world's only source of antibiotics (snip)
  • Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man"

    02/10/2019 9:19:10 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    ipfs.io ^ | February 2019‎ | Distributed Wikipedia Mirror
    JJoseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly named John Merrick, was an English man with very severe deformities who was first exhibited at a freak show as the "Elephant Man", and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Frederick Treves, so becoming well known in London society.... [Some persons remarked on Merrick's strong Christian faith (Treves is also said to have been a Christian), and his strong character and courage in the face of afflictions earned him admiration.] Between 1979 and 1982, Merrick's life story became the basis of several works...
  • Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute (Pittsburgh, PA)

    02/07/2019 12:55:06 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 14 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 2/7/2019 | Courtney Brennan
    Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a petition to stop UPMC and Highmark from a complete separation – which was set to happen this summer. #BREAKING: Shapiro says court order would ensure that UPMC abides by its charitable contribution obligations to Pennsylvania “Given the effect this dispute between UPMC and Highmark is having on Pennsylvanians, and the imminent expiration of the existing consent decree, we are asking the court to take action,” said Shapiro. “These changes are absolutely necessary to prevent UPMC from inflicting further harm on the public by...
  • Gallup editor says most Americans want to see a change to health care system

    02/07/2019 12:28:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 07 2019 | Julia Manchester
    Gallup editor-in-chief Mohamed Younis said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that most Americans want to see some change in the health care system. "When you ask people, a majority of them actually want to see something change," Younis told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday, referring to a new Hill-HarrisX survey. "A majority of people say there [are] either major problems or that the health care system is currently in crisis," he continued. "So there's appetite for change. There's majority support for the ACA [Affordable Care Act] in place, but over 40 percent of people want...
  • As revenue drops, concern about the proposed state budget rises (Wealthy NYers leaving)

    02/04/2019 7:32:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    Newsday.com ^ | 2/4/2019 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget and reconsider spending on schools, health care and repairs to roads and bridges. Cuomo, a Democrat, blamed the shortfall on a federal tax plan backed by Republican President Donald Trump. Cuomo said the law's cap on deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 was to blame and suggested it is, anecdotally, triggering high-earners to leave New York. “At this point there is no doubt that the budget we...