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  • - Advertising on ESPN

    01/23/2017 10:19:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 13 replies
    Vanity | 1/23/17 | Self
    Just saw an ad on espn for Obamacare, saying that people have until 1/31 to sign up before the penalty. What are we doing here, these ads should be pulled.
  • Millennials blamed for the falling sales of fabric softener... because 'they don't know what......

    12/19/2016 10:48:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 91 replies ^ | December 19, 2016 | Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Millennials blamed for the falling sales of fabric softener... because 'they don't know what it is for' Millennials are being blamed for falling sales of fabric softener because 'they don't know what it is for.' Sales of the product have been falling for past ten years and Procter & Gamble believes the next generation is to blame. The consumer goods giant, which produces Downy and Gain fabric softener, says it saw sales of its own products decrease by 26 per cent. Shailesh Jejurikar, Procter & Gamble's head of global fabric care, told the Washington Post that most millennials...
  • Venezuela crisis: Caracas hospital shows sorry state of health system

    10/08/2016 10:00:14 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2016 | Julian Keane
    Asked if children are dying because of political mismanagement and corruption, Maritza Landaeta sighs wearily and, with an air of resignation, says: "Yes."
  • Elder Care Costs Keep Climbing; Nursing Home Bill Now $91K

    04/10/2015 4:23:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies ^ | 4-9-15 | ap
    NEW YORK, NY - The cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. An industry survey says the median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,000 a year. The report says the cost has increased four percent every year over the last five years. The annual "Cost of Care" report comes from the insurance company Gemworth Financial, which sells policies to cover long-term care. It's a growing financial burden for families, governments and insurers. The head of long-term services at the National Council on Aging, Joe Caldwell, says, "Most people don't realize how expensive...
  • 10 Reasons the UAE Terrorist Group List Rises Above the Rest

    12/23/2014 5:11:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 23, 2014 | Magdi Khalil
    In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took a bold and unprecedented step for a Muslim nation by designating 85 radical Islamic organizations as terrorist organizations. The UAE’s designation is the most audacious and significant classification of terrorist organizations worldwide, and is superior to the lists developed by the United States, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United Nations. As to why it is unrivalled, here are a number of reasons: First: The UAE addressed the roots of the problem, in the sense that terrorist ideology paves the way for terrorist acts; hence, the list included organizations...
  • Vermont bails on single-payer health care

    12/18/2014 6:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Wheaton
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage. “This is not the right time” for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement, citing the big tax increases that would be required to pay for it.
  • 250K Virginians to Lose Health Care Due to Obamacare

    09/11/2014 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/11/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBC affiliate in Virginia reports that nearly 250,000 people in that state will lose their health care plans due to Obamacare:
  • Distorting ‘Denial of Care’ Into a Virtue

    08/23/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Presentation Parish Right to Life ^ | 8/23/2014 | Anonymous
    Wanting to be cured of illness is “depraved” —if your life isn’t worth saving. “In a bygone era, doctors thought every life was important. Treatment was aggressive and persistent in intensive care units even when it might be futile.…” A UCLA “academic study” is providing the theoretical basis for denying ordinary care to those deemed “Life Unworthy of Life” (“Lebensunwertes Leben“).That idea, most prominently advanced by the Nazis, has been repackaged as “futile care theory”, disregarding the fact that all persons are in the process of moving towards death from their earliest moments. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: How ‘Choice Card’ and $15 billion will help vets get care

    08/02/2014 9:29:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA health care providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care. A magical sounding item called a “Veteran’s Choice Card,” for example, won’t be a limitless credit card given qualified veterans to cover whatever health services they receive from whatever physician they use. And veterans not already enrolled in VA health care won’t gain accelerated access to outside care as promised by the legislation — unless they serve in areas of combat operations within five years...
  • NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers

    06/04/2014 9:51:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WCNC: NC Small Business Will Be "Hit Especially Hard" By ObamaCare, May Drop Insurance For Workers (June 4, 2014)
  • NNU: Computer Care Ad

    05/22/2014 4:50:15 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    "Healthcare is changing. And not for the better. Behind all the pretty pictures on billboards showing a world where everyone "Thrives" there is a sinister reality. As local hospitals and clinics are gobbled up by giant corporations, the theme is cut costs (by which they mean your care) and raise their profits."
  • Boy with Down syndrome gets an amazing letter: Watch the joy

    04/18/2014 8:18:06 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 5 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-17 | Kathleen Blanchard
    Happiness is infectious. That's why we want to share the pure joy of Noah, a boy with Down syndrome as he opens a letter of acceptance to college. Noah Van Vooren of Little Chute, Wisconsin now has a chance to attend Edgewood College and it seems he could not be happier. What is most incredible is that when Noah was born he was not expected to walk according to his doctors. Noah reads his own letter, despite an offer from his dad to read the letter. Watch the video and share the joy. Stay happy and those around you will...
  • Illegal Alien With 7 Kids Got Food Stamps, Housing & Social Security – for 20 Years (Video)

    01/18/2014 6:00:33 PM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-18-2014 | TRN
    Here's another reminder of how illegal immigration is literally bankrupting this nation – which will no doubt be totally ignored by the mainstream media in their coordinated effort -- with the leaders of both parties -- to shove amnesty down our throats. Illegal alien and mother of seven, Florida resident Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance. And she has been receiving government assistance for over 20 YEARS – ever since she illegally entered the U.S. by swimming the Rio Grande.She celebrates it…and is on a crusade to get other illegals...
  • Michelle Obama in 2008: Barack Will Make Us 'Sacrifice' for Health Care

    11/26/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    A video has surfaced from the presidential campaign trail in May 2008 that shows Michelle Obama talking about the sacrifices that Americans would have to make in order to achieve her husband's health care goals. The future First Lady was speaking at a meeting of military families to highlight the cost of war for those back at home. Her remarks have been referred to in several Internet postings but no video has surfaced until now. Mrs. Obama says: It's going to cost us something as a society to say, 'We can't tolerate millions of people uninsured. We can't tolerate it.'...
  • One fired, three suspended after undercover health care video

    11/13/2013 7:48:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | staff
    The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others after a video from a conservative activist reportedly showed the workers encouraging health care applicants to lie. An edited video was released Monday that seemingly shows so-called health care Navigators encouraging people to lie on forms signing up for health care to get better rates. The video was released by Project Veritas, which was started by conservative activist James O'Keefe. O'Keefe gained notoriety for videos in 2009 that eventually brought down ACORN. The Urban League said in a statement on Tuesday it "does not condone, nor would...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains 57,000 Pages of Records on Hillary´s Health Care Task Force

    11/07/2013 12:53:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11/7/13 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch has long been on the trail of the corruption and deceit that were part and parcel of former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s National Taskforce on Health Care Reform. I’m pleased to report that we have scored another breakthrough, pulling back more the veil of secrecy in which the Clintons have long shrouded their most famous policy failure. On October 17, 2013, thanks to Judicial Watch litigation, the public gained access to more than 57,000 pages of previously withheld documents from the Clinton Presidential Library related to the “cabinet-level” taskforce chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during...
  • Obama Speech on Television is Comedy Hour and OBAMAGASM! [Live Thread]

    10/30/2013 1:12:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 84 replies
    October 30, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Obama is on television AGAIN, this time in Boston speaking about the Affordable Health Care Act. He's attaching Romney to the ACA as a way of dragging Republicans into the mess he's created.
  • The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care

    10/11/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 24 replies
    Free Market Cure ^ | recent | David Hogberg
    A single-payer health care system is one in which a single-entity -- the government -- collects almost all of the revenue for and pays almost all of the bills for the health care system. In most single-payer systems only a small percentage of health care expenses are paid for with private funds. Countries that have a single-payer system include Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Single-payer is popular among the political left in the United States. Leftists have emitted tons of propaganda in favor of a single-payer system, much of which has fossilized into myth. Here are some of...
  • Hayride: Preexisting Conditions Horror Story at

    10/02/2013 11:08:47 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 73 replies ^ | October 02, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    The following is a screen shot of the comments section at and is circulating on the web. Among other startling facts, the user indicates that his fine for electing to 'opt out' of 0bamacare is $4,037.00 and would be attached to his tax return:
  • NIH Offering Grants to Study 'Palliative Care' for the Elderly

    10/02/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/1/13 | About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Barbara Hollingsworth - See more at:
    ( – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications for federal grants worth up to $275,000 to research ways to provide elderly patients with “palliative care” – even in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. Palliative care is commonly understood to mean medical treatment that focuses on relieving symptoms, including pain, instead of trying to treat or cure the underlying disease. But researchers will not be studying the use of palliative care to relieve the suffering of dying patients. “Hospice and end-of-life settings are not included within the scope” of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the grant...
  • Catholic Relief Services gave over $13 million to pro-abortion group in 2012

    07/11/2013 4:47:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/11/2013
    As the U.S. Bishops’ development agency was taking heat last summer for handing out over $5 million to the abortion-supporting group CARE, they were in the midst of giving a total of $13.8 million in grants to the same pro-abortion group during 2012, according to its recently-published IRS filings. While CARE claims it “does not fund, support or perform abortions,” in 2009 its president and CEO, Helene Gayle, appeared before a Senate committee to urge the funding of abortions abroad by overturning the Mexico City Policy. CARE also heavily distributes contraceptives, including the abortifacient “emergency contraception,” as part of its...
  • Fox News Poll: 56 percent want to go back to pre-ObamaCare system

    05/23/2013 11:34:28 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2013 | Dana Blanton
    Majorities of American voters say their family will be worse off under the Affordable Care Act, and think it would be better to go back to the pre-ObamaCare health care system. A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that while 26 percent of voters say their health care situation will be better under the new law, twice as many -- 53 percent -- say it will be worse. Another 13 percent say it won’t make a difference. Almost all Republicans (85 percent) and just over half of independents (51 percent) say they will be worse off under ObamaCare. Nearly half...
  • Bad care is inevitable in the NHS

    12/24/2012 5:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/24/12 | Harry Mount
    That´s not to say it´s excusable, just that the appalling neglect of 38 patients at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is the logical result of the NHS´s untenable management structure. Imagine if everything at Tesco´s was free but rationed, and subject to delivery delays of several months. Then throw in the fact that there are no other free alternatives. You would have a nightmare on your hands--huge queues, attracted by the free goods, then further stretched by the long delays. Imagine how the staff would then behave--harrassed by the limitless demand of customers, but also in a tyrannical position of
  • Need Some Advice On (Trustworthy) Home Healthcare (for elderly parents)

    12/16/2012 8:19:24 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 16 replies ^ | 12/ 16/ 2012 | Me
    I need some advice for sitter services in the No. Alabama region. Father has just had open heart surg. Both he and mom are elderly.
  • The Phrase That Lost Romney the Election

    11/23/2012 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/23/2012 | Heather Higgins and Alex Cortes
    What if we told you that the election was decided by a phrase? You might not believe it, but assume we’re right for a minute. What word would you guess decided the election? Hurricane Sandy? The answer lies in perhaps the single most illustrative exit poll question conducted, where CNN asked “What is the most important candidate quality to your vote?” The response options were “Strong Leader,” “Shares Your Values,” “Has a Vision for the Future,” and “Cares about People.” Among folks that chose one of the first three responses, Mitt Romney won between 54-61% of their vote. But, among...
  • Agencies create plan for families in motels displaced by DNC

    08/29/2012 2:49:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    charlotte observed ^ | 8-28-12 | mark price
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mecklenburg County, the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Temple Beth El Religious School are among the contributors to a $20,000 fund to help keep low-income families from being displaced from motels by rising rates during the Democratic National Convention. The motel fund is part of a multi-tier approach homeless services agencies unveiled Monday in anticipation of as many as 100 families being displaced
  • Corrupted by Population Control? The Case of CARE

    08/22/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Steve Mosher
    FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 20, 2012 ( - Should Catholics and other Christians be Supporting an Organization Whose Policies, if not its Programs, are Indistinguishable from those of Planned Parenthood? Today’s CARE has nothing in common to the food relief organization that was set up by Christians in the wake of World War II. People need to know that instead of CARE packages full of canned goods, the organization now devotes its resources to promoting “Sexual and Reproductive Health” (SRH), which in practice means abortion, sterilization and contraception. The best way to “empower” poor women to get an education, advance...
  • Trooper Saves a Distraught Woman Attempting to Jump Off a Bridge

    08/05/2012 5:41:00 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 8 replies
    We have a lot of coverage of out-of-control cops these days. Here's one for the many, many good cops. :)
  • Disabled 'trapped' by NHS care

    08/01/2012 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Nachum
    This is Stafforshire ^ | 8/1/12 | The Sentinel
    PEOPLE with severe learning disabilities are being let down by health services in Staffordshire, according to a damning new report. The document found significant numbers 'trapped' in inappropriate and outdated NHS services which are both expensive and robbing them of the chance to lead better, more independent lives. The county also relies too much on hospital beds for the residents because of an inability to support people in local housing and the community. Investigators found one patient who had been kept in a bed at the Harplands Hospital treatment and assessment unit, Hartshill, for five years. Social services bosses told...
  • Germany 1933: Are We Headed Down a Similar Road?

    06/29/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    Thankfully, we haven’t gotten to this point yet. But we’re certainly one step closer.
  • Breaking down the Obama Healthcare Law, the individual mandate, and the Constitution

    06/27/2012 8:42:00 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 3 replies
    A true constitutional interpretation of Obamacare, as written by the Tenth Amendment Network.
  • I Think They've Upheld Obamacare

    06/25/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 181 replies
    My Fertile Mind ^ | 25 June 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I think the Justices have telegraphed the results. Here's why.
  • Supreme Court May Reveal Health Care Verdict Thursday

    06/20/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen. The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term.
  • Pensioner who died after fall-lay on the floor bleeding for~10 min because Muslim nurse was praying

    03/24/2012 2:41:49 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 23 replies ^ | 23rd March, 2012 | Jaya Narain
    An elderly woman who suffered a fall was left lying on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a senior nurse was praying, an inquest heard. Abdul Bhutto, an agency nurse, told junior staff they would have to wait until he finished before he would attend to 87-year-old Dorothy Griffiths, who died nine days later. Mrs Griffiths, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, was left on the floor while the Muslim nurse continued to pray on his mat.
  • No Health Care Reform Celebration for Obama

    03/22/2012 10:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/22/12 | Laura Mecklerk , WSJ
    President Barack Obama's health-care law turns two years old Friday, and his reelection campaign is celebrating with mailers and phone calls to supporters. The White House posted video testimony of people who have been helped. The secretary of Health and Human Services is traveling the country to tout the benefits. And the campaign formed a group, Nurses for Obama, to make the case in communities across the country.
  • Operation C.A.R.E. Bears Brings Kids, Cops Together at Christmas

    12/29/2011 11:50:26 AM PST · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | December 28, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    That small voice caught the attention of the Illinois State Trooper who had just delivered Christmas packages to a needy family. "No, son, that's not yours." Trooper Bridget Rice had thought that the little boy whose face had lit up at the sight of all of the Christmas presents that she and an executive from one of their corporate sponsors had just delivered was one of the children benefitting from Operation C.A.R.E. Bears.
  • Affordable Care? New Obamacare Fee Coming to Health Insurance in 2012

    12/27/2011 3:05:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/27/11 | Publius
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with...
  • Obama to Citizens on Health Care: Send In All Fishy Emails

    11/30/2011 2:50:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/30/11 | ReasonTV
    In an effort to push back against criticism of its health care reform plans, the Obama administration is sending one of the many former journalists in its employ onto the digital airwaves of Youtube to attack Matt Drudge and other critics for spreading "disinformation" and "lies." Since "we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House," health reform Communications Director Linda Douglass says, "we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"'s Dan Hayes is nothing if...
  • Romney: Health Care Individual Mandate Is A "Conservative Concept"

    11/22/2011 5:05:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/22/11 | Staff
    Mitt Romney: "I'm for keeping the Bush tax cuts in place and holding down the tax rates. I want to lower our federal tax rates. So across a wide array of issues, I think conservatives in my party will see that I'm a rock solid conservative. Look, you pointed it out a moment ago. Last time around John McCain and Rudy Giuliani were running, I was the conservative choice. Mike Huckabee and I. We were the two guys that were on the conservative side. I have the same views today I had back then."
  • America needs a health-care ruling

    11/16/2011 4:56:54 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 8 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Ruth Marcus
    The Supreme Court, or so we are told, follows the election returns. Perhaps, but it shouldn’t anticipate them — or, for that matter, rule with the campaign calendar in mind. The proper legal course — and, as it happens, by far the best thing for the country — is for the court to decide on the constitutionality of the health-care law by next summer, despite the fact that the opinion would come down in the heat of President Obama’s reelection campaign. ----- Or — and here is where things get interesting — a future president “might not enforce the individual...
  • White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care

    10/14/2011 10:20:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies ^ | October 14 | N.C. Aizenman
    The Obama administration cut a major planned benefit from the 2010 health-care law on Friday, announcing that a program to offer Americans insurance for long-term care was simply unworkable. Although the program had been dogged from the start by doubts about its feasibility, its elimination marks the first time the administration has backed away from a key piece of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Republican critics of the law immediately said the decision proved that the legislation is unsound and unsustainable. Every major GOP presidential candidate has pledged to work to repeal it.
  • Someone Help me Make Sense of this Chain Email on Obamacare

    09/13/2011 2:35:13 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 19 replies
    Chain email ^ | 13 Sep 2011 | fightin kentuckian
    ** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. Residents, even if they are here illegally. ** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts. ** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations ** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. ** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless...
  • The Latest Health Care Court Case [from]

    08/12/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | August 12, 2011 | Stephanie Cutter
    There has been no shortage of court cases regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Before today, four courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, examined the health reform law and found it constitutional. Today, a different court ruled against the Affordable Care Act’s individual responsibility provision. We strongly disagree with this decision and we are confident it will not stand. The individual responsibility provision – the main part of the law at issue in these cases – is constitutional. Those who claim this provision exceeds Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce are incorrect. Individuals who choose to...
  • Judge reinstates Ill. foster-care contracts

    07/12/2011 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | JOHN O'CONNOR
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge on Tuesday put Catholic Charities back in the business of finding foster and adoptive homes for children, reinstating — at least temporarily — contracts that were halted when the not-for-profit agency refused to recognize the state's new civil unions law. The Sangamon County Circuit Court ruling applies to contracts between the agency and the Department of Children and Family Services. The decree is temporary until the matter can be decided after an August hearing. DCFS ended its decades-long relationship with the agency last month because Catholic Charities refused to recognize Illinois' new civil...
  • The Accountable Care Fiasco (Even the models for health reform hate the new HHS rule)

    06/20/2011 5:31:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/19/11
    The Obama Administration is handing out waivers far and wide for its health-care bill, but behind the scenes the bureaucracy is grinding ahead writing new regulations. The latest example is the rule for Accountable Care Organizations that are supposed to be the crown jewel of cost-saving reform. One problem: The draft rule is so awful that even the models for it say they won't participate. *** The theory for ACOs, as they're known, is that hospitals, primary-care doctors and specialists will work more efficiently in teams, like at the Mayo Clinic and other top U.S. hospitals. ACOs are meant to...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Health care in U.S. like 'a developing country'

    03/31/2011 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/31/11 | Sarah Kliff
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says patient outcomes in the United States are like those in “a developing country” – and that they’ll stay that way if the health care reform law is repealed. “The delivery system changes are what will affect underlying costs, and that impacts everybody,” Sebelius said Thursday. “We pay 2 1/2 times what anybody else pays in the world, and our care outcomes look like we're in a developing country.” The United States actually ranks well above developing countries on multiple health indicators, coming in right above the European Union on infant
  • Face of Defense: Captain Cares for Pets Left Behind

    03/17/2011 5:06:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – On Jan. 25, Egyptians began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. State Department had ordered the departure of all nonemergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt. After many Americans evacuated Egypt, their pets were left behind, but Army Capt. Eric Coulson helped to set up an impromptu pet kennel to care of the animals. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But not all "members" of the families departed. The four-legged ones stayed behind. "A lot of people had pets that they really didn't have...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • So, what about ObamaCare’s “cost-shifting”?

    The Wall Street Journal has published a new op-ed that argues against the prevailing theory that the U.S health care system pre-Affordable Care Act involved a lot of cost-shifting. Essentially, regular citizens had to pay more for their health care to cover the cost of caring for the uninsured and broke. ObamaCare was supposed to fix this problem via the individual mandate. Writers John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel Kessler (all university professors) argue that this idea, the foundation that ObamaCare is built on, is fundamentally wrong. “Our review of the research has found that there is no...
  • Where can I find the 1,000 companies and unions given waivers from ObamaCare?

    03/07/2011 11:19:57 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies
    March 7, 2011 | ReleaseTheHounds (Vanity)
    VANITY: I tried doing a search to find the list of the 1,000+ companies/unions/etc. that have been granted waivers from the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Needless to say, it is not a featured link on the website. I'm sure there are some great Freeper sleuths who know where we should be able to find this -- Google and Bing don't seem to want to help. Maybe HHS doesn't want people to know who is being granted waivers... Maybe HHS doesn't want people asking the question. I think it should be a FAQ on the HHS website because...