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  • Insulin costs doubled over five-year period: study

    01/22/2019 11:26:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/22/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    Per-person spending on insulin doubled in a recent five-year period, according to a report released Tuesday. Individuals with type 1 diabetes spent an average of $5,705 on insulin in 2016, compared to $2,864 in 2012, according to a study from the Health Care Cost Institute. The dollar amount represents the combined amount paid by a patient and their insurer, and doesn't include discounts given later. The spending jump is largely driven by price increases, the authors wrote, and not because more people are using insulin. Between that period, average daily insulin rose a modest 3 percent, the report says. For...
  • Experts Argue Obamacare Mistake Could Doom Key Part Of Law

    07/19/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News/The Ticket ^ | July 19, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    States could dodge a key part of the health care reform law because of a little-noticed mistake in the lengthy bill, according to a white paper by conservative health care experts Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler. A missing word in the law's definition of a health insurance exchange could prevent the federal government from doling out crucial subsidies to aid middle class and lower-income people in buying insurance in states that refuse to set up their own exchanges. (Only 14 states are close to setting up exchanges so far. The federal government will set up back-up exchanges in states that...
  • TV One Guest Claims Trump Supporters Want 'Eugenics,' to 'Eliminate' Minorities

    01/15/2019 8:29:12 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's News One Now on TV One, substitute host Michelle Bernard presided over a panel in which one guest asserted that the push to repeal ObamaCare by Donald Trump supporters is fueled by a desire for "eugenics" against minorities to bolster "white supremacy." She further claimed that there was a desire to "eliminate" and "annihilate" minorities. Neither host Bernard nor even the token Republican on the panel voiced any disagreement with her incendiary claims.
  • Politicians Never Lied Before Trump

    01/14/2019 7:48:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 15 replies
    wall st. journal ^ | 1/11/19 | Holmon Jenkins
    An aide to President Obama boasted to the New York Times about lying and manipulating the media to sell the administrationís Iran policy. Mr. Obama himself proselytized for his health-care plan by saying that, despite mandatory requirements that outlawed millions of individual health plans, youíd be able to keep your existing plan. Nor is there the slightest ambiguity now: His administration deliberately lied to the American people about the origins of the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. We could go on. Candidate Obama, in a formal address, explained that Detroitís financial troubles were due to its...
  • Boston Mayorís Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 115 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalinís firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless peopleÖ after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. Itís no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayorís Office is pushing a new...
  • Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash

    01/10/2019 5:11:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash By Aris Folley - 01/10/19 07:18 PM EST Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is vowing to pay every American citizen between the ages of 18 and 64 a $1,000 check once a month if he is elected in 2020. Yang, who is running his presidential campaign largely around the idea of universal basic income, already launched a pilot program for free cash payments known as the Freedom Dividend, CNBC reported on Wednesday. For the program, Yang selected a family in Goffstown, New Hampshire, who he says will be...
  • Does China have universal health care? A long (and better) answer

    01/09/2019 2:45:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 10 October 2018 | by Viola Zhou
    The short answer is ďno.Ē China says itís a socialist country, but a large part of its population struggles to afford medical services. Providing quality health care to a rapidly aging society is now a key challenge faced by the ruling Communist Party. How to provide health care for millions of people is a question that has vexed countries and governments around the world. Itís a modern notion, but nowadays we take for granted the idea that people have the right to access health services, regardless of their wealth or social standing. We also demand that the government play some...
  • Democratic chairman begins prep work for legislation to enact 'single payer' healthcare

    01/09/2019 1:56:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | January 08, 2019 01:17 PM | by Kimberly Leonard
    House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has asked the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the effects of shifting all healthcare costs onto the federal government, a first step toward the "Medicare for all" legislation sought by progressives. "Members of Congress developing proposals seeking to establish a single-payer system will face many important decisions that could have major implications for federal spending, national healthcare spending, and access to care," Yarmuth said in a letter to Keith Hall, the director of the CBO. Yarmuth didn't ask for an analysis of a specific bill, but asked the nonpartisan scorekeeping agency various questions...
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didnít stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Waltonís phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • Newsom pushes sweeping new California health-care plan to help illegal immigrants, prop up ObamaCare

    01/07/2019 5:53:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Shortly after he took office on Monday, California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom unearthed an unprecedented new health care agenda for his state, aimed at offering dramatically more benefits to illegal immigrants and protecting the embattled†Affordable Care Act, which a federal judge†recently struck down as unconstitutional. The sweeping proposal appeared destined to push California -- already one of the nation's most liberal states -- even further to the left, as progressive Democrats there won a veto-proof supermajority in the state legislature in November and control all statewide offices. "People's lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe ó...
  • WaPo: Ocasio-Cortez Tax Would Pay For Ö 2.2% Of Medicare For All

    01/07/2019 1:19:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), a whole lot of people read my initial analysis of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezí soak-the-rich tax proposal. Some came away confused as to my point, and perhaps Scaliseís as well, when it comes to proposals such as these. The problem isnít that the policy would ďtake away 70% of your incomeĒ to fund ďleftist fantasy programs,Ē as Scalise quipped offhandedly in tweeting out my post. Itís that the tax itself is a leftist fantasy program, especially as a pay-for to support Ocasio-Cortezí Green New Deal.
  • Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson

    01/07/2019 7:48:57 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jack Hellner
    Nancy Pelosi said it looks as if Trump just wants to abolish Congress and that a border wall is immoral. Elizabeth Warren says the Republican Party is corrupt and caters to the rich and powerful .... Here is just a small sample of what Pelosi, Warren, Obama, the Clintons, and other Democrats have done over the years where the media and other Democrats not only didn't care, but supported the moves wholeheartedly. Obama, the authoritarian, couldn't get DACA through Congress, so he dictatorially and unconstitutionally implemented it. Pelosi didn't care about Obama usurping congressional authority. ... The immoral and corrupt...
  • Hereís What Government-Run Health Care Means for Moms with Sick Kids

    01/06/2019 7:28:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | January 6, 2019 at 3:45pm | Marguerite Bowling
    Iím pretty sure thereís no worse feeling as a mother than seeing your child sick or injured. The amount of helplessness you feelóeven if itís not a life-threatening conditionórocks you to the core. Thatís why moms rely on doctors and nurses to provide certainty and a plan of action when our children are sick and hurting. At least thatís what I felt last month when I brought my toddler to the pediatric emergency room when her illness had lasted for several days. As we waited for a prognosis, I heard young patients wailing in other rooms down the hall, and...
  • Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharmaceutical industry

    12/31/2018 9:25:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. On Wednesday, House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as the next majority leader and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina as majority whip, making them the No. 2 and No. 3 most powerful Democrats as their party regains control of the House in January. Both lawmakers have received more than $1 million from pharmaceutical company political action committees in the past...
  • It Sure Looks Like This Obamacare Program Has Led to More People Dying

    12/31/2018 10:39:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | Dec. 27, 2018 11:43 am | Peter Suderman
    To determine whether a government program is successful, it's often necessary to look not only at how well it does what it's supposed to do, but what it's doing that it isn't supposed to. For example, killing people. Take the hospital readmissions program built into Obamacare. The program derived from a simple observation that hospitals were treating lots of people who would then return for more treatment within the month. Unnecessary readmissions cost Medicare an estimated $17.5 billion a year. If hospitals were treating people effectively, the thinking went, those people shouldn't need to return so soon. So the health...
  • Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed

    12/30/2018 10:20:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Bruce Golding
    The Texas judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional earlier this month agreed Sunday to stay his decision from taking effect until it can be appealed. Federal Judge Reed OíConnor said he didnít believe 17 state attorneys general, led by Californiaís Xavier Becerra, would prevail in their challenge of his blockbuster ruling. ďBut because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the Court finds that the December 14, 2018 Order declaring the Individual Mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,Ē he wrote in the 30-page order.
  • How American Citizens Finance $18.5 Billion In Health Care For Unauthorized Immigrants

    11/17/2018 10:46:16 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | FEB 26, 2018 | Chris Conover
    I recently did an interesting interview with Dan Gorenstein, a health care reporter with station WHYY and NPR's radio business show Marketplace on the issue of tax-financed health care for unauthorized immigrants [1]. The piece that aired did not include any of my remarks, but I thought it would be useful to give readers my perspective on this knotty policy question based on both background research I did to prepare for the interview and follow-on research I did in light of the questions posed in the interview. Current federal policy is to prohibit federal tax funding of health care to...
  • The Screen Actors Guild's 2019 Health Insurance (No They Don't Have Obamacare)

    12/26/2018 12:07:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    For 2018, the minimum earnings requirement for Plan I eligibility is $33,660 in covered earnings in your base earnings period. For 2019, the minimum earnings requirement will be $34,330. Download a copy of the 2018 Benefits Summary, effective January 1, 2018 and the 2019 Benefits Summary, effective January 1, 2019. Calendar Year Deductible: In-Network Provider: Hospital: The Industry Health Network ‚Äź $150/person; $300/family BlueCard PPO/Beacon Health Options ‚Äź $250/person; $500/family Inpatient (Room and Board and Ancillary Services): 90% after $100 copay Outpatient Surgery: 90% after $100 copay Emergency Room: 90% after $100 copay; emergency room copay is waived if immediately...
  • Fact check: Trump misleads with latest Obamacare claim

    12/23/2018 8:10:16 AM PST · by Skepolitic · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/17/18 | Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump said on Monday that sky-high Obamacare deductibles ensure that the insurance plans are "practically not even useable" for those who have them, a claim health care experts said is a misleading one because it ignores a core tenet of the law.