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  • 500 groups urge repeal of ObamaCare cost-cutting panel

    05/05/2015 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Peter Sullivan
    Over 500 organizations are calling on Congress to repeal a Medicare cost-cutting board that is part of ObamaCare. The panel at issue is called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), and is charged with coming up with ways to cut Medicare spending. Legislation to repeal the board sponsored by Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) has 222 co-sponsors, including 19 Democrats. While some opponents of ObamaCare have called the IPAB a “death panel,” the board is banned by law from recommending changes that would ration care or require seniors to pay a higher share of costs. Its reforms...
  • Wash. Hospital Stops Surgery to Remove Woman’s Tumor 12 Hours After Her Military Benefits Expired

    04/24/2015 11:49:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, April 24, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    Hospital staff broke the news to a Tacoma, Wash. woman that her operation to remove a tumor from her breast would not be happening. Medical benefits tied to her retired husband’s U.S. Army service had expired just 12 hours before, a detail on the 41-year-old woman’s benefits card that no one noticed until she was already prepped for surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, according to a KING-TV report. Patricia Zuniga described the bearers of bad news as “upfront” about the awkward discovery. “You’re not having your surgery today. You do not have health care. You do not have benefits,”...
  • In Case You Missed It, Obamacare Just Logged a Major Victory at the Supreme Court

    04/04/2015 6:45:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | April 4, 2015 | Sean Williams
    ... Regardless of whether you're a supporter or opponent of Obamacare, you may have missed an important "ruling" from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week that resulted in Obamacare logging a key victory. The case, Coons vs. Lew, was initially brought to court in 2011 by business owner Nick Coons and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Novack. The two, with the help of additional legal backing, alleged that the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, would trim Medicare costs and potentially hurt their business by instituting reimbursement levels that wouldn't cover their own expenses. These allegations are where the term...
  • Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Death Panels

    02/13/2015 7:37:43 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CNS ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    Nancy Pelosi got herself to a microphone this week and reminded the good people of America that time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. "As a nice Valentine day," the Minority Leader offered, "you can take your loved one to sign up for the Affordable Care Act." At first I thought the sentence didn't make sense grammatically. It should be, "As a nice Valentine's Day gift," or “For a nice Valentine's Day gift," but then I thought, it really will take you all day, in a quasi-romantic huddle, close together in front of a computer monitor, as you...
  • The Obamacare death panel has a constitutional problem

    01/19/2015 8:52:33 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/19/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    She was vilified as ignorant, alarmist, extreme and right-wing when former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tried to tell Americans that yes, the Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. Obamacare – created so-called “death panels.” But of course, she has since been proven correct, even though they are not identified as “death panels” specifically in the language of the law. President Obama and the Democrats who passed this abomination would never be so politically bold or so politically honest; then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California famously said that Congress would “have to pass the bill so that” Americans...
  • Doctors decided this baby’s life wasn’t worth saving. Now a Missouri legislator....

    01/08/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    FULL TITLE: Doctors decided this baby’s life wasn’t worth saving. Now a Missouri legislator wants to make sure it never happens again. Imagine being in a hospital watching your recently born child gasp for air as his or her oxygen levels plummet. Imagine watching in horror as medical professionals stand by doing absolutely nothing, indicating to you through body language and inaction that your son or daughter is not worth saving. This is exactly what befell Sheryl and Scott Crosier, of St. Louis, Missouri, in December 2010 when they lost their three-month-old son Simon who had the chromosomal abnormality Trisomy...
  • Terminally Ill Woman May Postpone Taking Her Life [Whoops!]

    10/30/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies ^ | 30 October 2014 | Steven DuBois
    PORTLAND, OR — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.
  • Should We Hope to Die at 75? [VDH]

    09/25/2014 6:39:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/24/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Contra Ezekiel Emanuel, age is no absolute barometer for human vitality and dignity. Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay — “Why I Hope to Die at 75” — 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, “We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.” But Emanuel is no garden-variety crackpot. Nor is he a wannabe science-fiction writer dreaming of a centrally planned planet of robust youthful humanoids. Unfortunately, he was one of the chief architects...
  • Belgium approves euthanasia for rapist serving life sentence

    Belgium’s Minister of Justice approved a euthanasia request Monday from a convicted rapist serving a life sentence. The Brussels court of appeal will review the case September 29, but Belgian media report it is expected simply to record the existence of the agreement between the man and the government. This would not be the first euthanasia of a Belgian prisoner – a terminally ill man who had already spent 27 years in jail was legally killed two years ago – but in the case of Frank Van Den Bleeken, the euthanasia request is being linked to the conditions of his...
  • Coverage for End of Life Talks Gaining Ground

    08/31/2014 4:03:56 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/30/2014 | Pam Belluck
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  • Veteran Claims He Was Locked Inside VA Clinic By Himself For Hours

    07/23/2014 4:31:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    A veteran is extremely disappointed with the Veterans Administration after he says he was locked inside a community clinic for hours on Monday. Jeffrey Duck explained that he arrived at the clinic located on South Volusia Ave. at 1 p.m. as a “walk in” patient. The Marine veteran sat in a consultation room for more than three hours before he realized he was the only one left in the building. “I was apparently left there and forgotten,” Duck told WKMG. Duck began taking video of him walking around the lobby with his cellphone to show that he wasn’t trying to...
  • Cancer patient, 64, who was suing over Obamacare enrollment mixup dies of her brain tumor

    07/02/2014 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/02/2014 | Lydia Warren
    Linda Rolain passed away at her Las Vegas home on Monday Her family had joined two lawsuits against the State of Nevada and the company that set up its troubled online software, Xerox She had tried to enroll in the state's health exchange in November and after numerous issues, finally paid in January for coverage to start in March But when she went to get treatment, there was no record of her name and she finally received an insurance card in May She underwent surgery in mid-May but struggled to recover Robert Rolain, who lost 60 pounds due to stress,...
  • Euthanasia Activists Want Nursing Homes to Starve Patients to Death

    06/30/2014 12:06:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/30/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    No line in bioethics is ever fixed. Rather, the push to eradicate the boundaries that keep medical professionalism tied to Hippocratic values (sniffed at as “paternalism” by many in the field) continues unabated, with new boundary lines created, consolidated, and then moved again into ever-more extreme territory.Some call this, the “slippery slope.” Case in point: Suicide by starvation, known as VSED (voluntary stop eating and drinking). Not only do bioethicists say doctors should participate in this method of suicide by palliating the pain starvation and dehydration causes, but also DO IT FOR THE PATIENT if they stated they wanted to...
  • Democrat Rallies to Defend Veterans Administration

    05/19/2014 11:48:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Undaunted by recent revelations of veterans dying while waiting for treatment at VA Hospitals, Senator John Tester (D-Mont) insists that “the VA is doing a pretty darn good job.” “What a lot of people, especially those hammering the VA, are overlooking is that while some vets died a majority lived,” Tester declared. “Obviously, and vets should know this, any operation as large as the VA is bound to have some casualties. Not everyone can be saved. Rather than become obsessed with those who aren’t saved why don’t we applaud those who are?” if you missed any of this week's other...
  • Time Is Ticking for Local Mom Fighting for Life, Denied Health Care

    05/03/2014 2:38:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    jrn ^ | May. 1, 2014 | Jacqui Heinrich
    A local mother is battling for her life with an unknown bone disease, and making matters worse, her insurance has just been ripped from under her. Aubry Domeikis is spending every moment trying to make memories with her 5-year-old son, not knowing if she will live to see tomorrow. "He said he was scared to be alone with me because what if he woke up and I was dead?" Domeikis told Action News tearfully. "It's terrifying, I'm scared." Domeikis needs a life-saving blood infusion every single day while her doctors try to figure out if the bone infection that's wracking...
  • Ann Coulter: My Friend's Sister Died Because of Obamacare

    04/26/2014 3:42:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2014 | Ann Coulter on Fox News
  • Ann Coulter tells horror story: ‘My friend’s sister died today because of Obamacare’

    04/26/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | February 5, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    When pressed on the negative impact Obamacare is having on average folks, Democrats choose to focus on those who are being helped by the healthcare law. But conservative pundit and authorAnn Coulter highlighted just how devastating the impact can be in a recent appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “This does have real world consequences: I got up the other morning and got an email from a friend saying, ‘My sister almost died because of Obamacare,’” Coulter told host Tucker Carlson. Coulter said the friend’s sister lost her coverage when Blue Shield pulled out of California because of Obamacare. Despite running...
  • Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in state [WA]

    04/17/2014 11:04:59 PM PDT · by steve86 · 25 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 4/16/2014 | Lisa Stiffler
    Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the act’s key goals to provide health care to nearly all Americans. By the end of March, more than 285,000 adults who are newly eligible to participate in Medicaid had signed up for coverage. That’s twice the number officials had hoped to reach by then, and a target they hadn’t expected to hit for three more years.
  • Hospital let 22-week preemie die despite mother’s urgent pleas

    04/17/2014 1:59:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Peter Baklinski
    ESSEX, UK, April 16, 2014 ( – A UK hospital has apologized to a woman four years after doctors and staff let her 22-week premature son die in her arms within an hour of being born, despite the mother’s urgent pleas for help. Tracy Godwin, who in 2010 held her newborn son Tom for 46 minutes before he ceased breathing, said she was never told about the hospital’s policy stating that babies born before 23 weeks would be left to die. But the hospital has not indicated that it has changed its policy, only that it now has new guidelines...
  • Court Reschedules Executions of Two Oklahoma Inmates after State Can’t Find Supply of Killer Drugs

    03/18/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    • The executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner were put off until April 22 and April 29. The state has had difficulty finding the ingredients of the cocktail used to execute prisoners. OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma court on Tuesday rescheduled a pair of executions set for this week and next so state prison officials will have more time to find a supply of drugs for the lethal injections. The decision came in a lawsuit in which two inmates had sought more information about the drugs that would be used to execute them later this month. The inmates had...
  • Obama Moves to the Web - Fernwood 2Night: #HipPrezzy #GetCovered #FunnyorDie

    03/12/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-13-2014 | MOTUS
    Big Guy’s most recent poll numbers were a little disappointing. Plus, the latest Obamacare enrollment numbers aren’t looking so hot either. So the Big White Big Brains got together and decided to kill two birds with one stone: they determined they could address both fronts by making Big Guy more hip.So presidential decorum was sacrificed to the god of hipness to troll for a few more Obamacare enrollees. The performance took place on the website show titled “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.” Seriously, a website show? Out of 1000 24/7 cable channels, not one felt it worth broadcasting...
  • Krugman calls senator’s cancer story ‘garbage’

    01/29/2014 3:41:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-29-14 | Chuck Ross
    New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman is questioning Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn’s claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. “It’s a garbage story, it really is,” said Krugman in a back-and-forth with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on CNN after the State of the Union on Tuesday. Coburn, who announced earlier this month that he’ll resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.

    01/10/2014 12:21:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2014 | By TOM MURPHY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as people begin using policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Insurance companies are still trying to sort out cases of so-called health insurance orphans, customers for whom the government has a record that they enrolled, but the insurer does not. Government officials say the problem is real but under control, with orphan records being among the roughly 13,000 problem cases they are trying to resolve with insurers. But insurance companies are worried the process will grow more cumbersome as they deal with the flood of...
  • Judge: Calif. teen can be taken off life support

    12/26/2013 8:20:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    OAKLAND, Calif. — A Northern California family who lost their bid to keep their 13-year-old daughter on life support says "there is still time for a miracle." Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo has ruled that Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy, can be removed from the ventilator keeping her body functioning.
  • IRS Audit For Cancer Patient Choosing Death Over ObamaCare

    12/04/2013 4:00:57 AM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Reform: A cancer patient who spoke out against the cancellation of his insurance by ObamaCare now faces an IRS audit he may not live to see, and says he'll pay the fine rather than burden his family. Bill Elliott knows the meaning of the adage that the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, for he is now staring both in the face. Like the Tea Party before him, Elliott faces an IRS audit for speaking out against the ObamaCare that canceled his insurance coverage he liked and was promised he could keep. He appeared recently...
  • Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’ over Obamacare death panels

    11/27/2013 6:29:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 27, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    A prominent liberal columnist’s admission that the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about really are and always have been a part of Obamacare caused a blowup Tuesday on Fox’s “The Five,” when host Eric Bolling said “liberal royalty” owes Palin an apology. Bolling was referring to a statement by Time magazine columnist and passionate Obama fan Mark Halperin, who told Newsmax TV on Monday that health-care rationing was an inseparable part of Obamacare’s takeover of the U.S. health system. Halperin himself didn’t use the term “death panels,” but the point was clear enough from the clip. It wasn’t clear enough...
  • Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief

    11/18/2013 9:18:42 PM PST · by Eva · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Aug. 27, 2009 12:52 p.m. ET | Betsy McCaughey
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.
  • What's a "Death Panel"? (Freep Wikipedia's Anti-Palin rant)

    11/14/2013 11:35:50 PM PST · by Jack Black · 32 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 11/13/2013 | Jack Black
    I have been involved in editing the article on Death Panels on Wikipedia. For those who are interested in Obamacare the original claim by Sarah Palin that Obamacare would include panels that would limit treatment to achieve cost savings and might be expected to result in people not getting treatment they need, particularly older or disabled people, seems like yet another obvious fact that the left cannot accept. No where is this more clear than in the Wikipedia article on Death Panels which, in violation of Wikipedia rules is essentially a long diatribe against Gov. Palin. I am requesting a...
  • Cancer Patient Chooses Death Over Obamacare (Obama voter can't afford it!)

    11/08/2013 8:59:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies
    Fox News, via Youtube ^ | November 8, 2013 | Fox News, via Youtube
    After Bill Elliott's $150/mo plan was canceled as a result of the ACA, he found himself unable to burden his family with his new $1500.00/mo premium costs. He is choosing to pay the fine and "let nature take it's course".

    11/07/2013 4:07:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/6/2013 | CHARLES HURT
    Mama Grizzly warned us this would happen. Under Obamacare, the sick and weak and old would stand before death panels of bureaucrats to be granted life or death. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was laughed off the stage for making what we now know is a prescient prediction four years ago. Perhaps she is one of the few who actually read the healthcare bill before it passed. "And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course," she wrote on her Facebook page in 2009. "The America I know and love...
  • Teacher Makes Students Decide Who Lives, Who Dies

    10/10/2013 9:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels. The assignment was part of a sociology unit for freshmen and sophomore students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, just east of Champaign. The story was first reported by Champion News. The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis. “Unless they receive this procedure, they will die,” the lesson states. But there’s a problem. The local hospital only has enough...
  • Broward defies governor, invites Obamacare navigators into public clinics

    09/25/2013 2:29:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/24/13 | Brittany Wallman
    Navigators trained to answer questions and sign people up for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act will be allowed to do that work inside the local public health clinics, after Democrats on the Broward County Commission voted Tuesday to defy the state's ban on that activity. The so-called "county" health clinics are actually run by the state Department of Health, which had said the Obamacare navigators could not do their work on clinic grounds. Enrollment starts next Tuesday, and the politically charged rhetoric has heightened as the day approaches. Broward commissioners said the county owns the health clinic...
  • No Rate Increase, Rand Predicts [Bill Nelson, Obama Stooge, Hawks Obamacare]

    08/31/2013 11:34:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Bill Nelson's propaganda Senate email | 8/31/13 | Bill Nelson, Carol Gentry
    Dear Friends, I wanted to pass along an article that contains some interesting information about health insurance costs. I hope you have a minute to take a look. It's by Carol Gentry, a respected health-care journalist who used to write for the Wall Street Journal, The Tampa Tribune and the-then St. Petersburg Times. She’s the founder and editor of Health News Florida, where this article was published. Sincerely, Bill Nelson No Rate Increase, Rand Predicts by Carol Gentry 11:06 am on Fri August 30, 2013 Contradicting Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation, a study from the RAND Corporation reports that the...
  • Howard Dean Admits Obamacare Includes Death Panels, Wants Them Repealed

    07/29/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When Congress debated Obamacare, pro-life advocates and Republicans like Sarah Palin were castigated for claiming the government-run health care program would include death panels that would ration health care treatment. Now, former presidential candidate Howard Dean has essentially admitted they were right and is calling for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday he called the IPAB “essentially a health-care rationing body” that he believes will fail. “There does have to be control of costs in our health-care system. However, rate setting — the essential mechanism of the IPAB — has...
  • Bitter irony: children once again to be euthanized in Belgium/Netherlands 70 years after Nazis

    06/18/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | PETER SAUNDERS
    June 18, 2013 (PJSaunders) - In this last week both Belgium and the Netherlands have taken major steps towards euthanasia for children. A consensus among members of the Belgian Federal Parliament has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books formally allowing the practice. Belgium became the second country in the world...
  • Ten Year Old Girl Survives Obama's Death Panel

    06/12/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 21 replies ^ | 6/12/2013 | Joy Tiz
    Sarah Murnaghan, a victim of ObamaCare at the tender age of just ten years old has beaten back the Death Panel, at least for now. Thanks to the intervention by federal judge Michael Baylson, Sarah got her urgently needed and life saving lung transplant with no time to spare. This is open defiance of Death Panel Czarina Kathleen Sebelius' order that she be allowed to die because it's simply against the rules to allow a child to receive adult lungs. Ignore the fact that the child's doctors all insist that adult lungs would work in Sarah's case. The Czarina hath...
  • Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It

    06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.
  • Girl dying of cystic fibrosis to receive lung transplant (Update at 74, Successful)

    06/12/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2013
    Sarah Murgnahan, the 10-year-old girl dying of cystic fibrosis, is getting a brand new pair of lungs.
  • The Sarah Murnaghan Case Previews Obamacare: Cronyism, Corruption and Political Bias Will Rule

    06/06/2013 3:06:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6/6/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, I mentioned earlier in the program that "A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the US Health and Human Services Secretary to suspend existing organ allocation rules to give a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl a better chance at a life-saving lung transplant." The judge is Michael Baylson. He´s a Bush, George W. Bush appointee. Judge Baylson "told Kathleen Sebelius to direct the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN, to make an exception to the so-called ´Under-12´ rule as it applies to Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, for at least 10 days, until a hearing on June 14.
  • Sarah Murnaghan lung transplant case: Sebelius ordered to make exception on transplant

    06/06/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/6/13 | BRETT NORMAN and JASON MILLMAN
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to be moved to the adult lung transplant list, giving her a better chance of receiving a potentially life-saving transplant. The quick and unusual ruling, made after a hastily scheduled emergency hearing, follows a campaign by the family and some members of Congress to pressure the Obama administration to change a federal policy that puts children under age 12 at the bottom of the list of those who can receive donated adult lungs. Read more:
  • Sarah Murnaghan to be added to transplant list (Sebelius slapped)

    06/05/2013 4:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | June 5, 2013
    A federal judge in Philadelphia has made a dying 10-year-old eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult transplant list. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson says he is granting the temporary request because of the severity of Sarah Murnaghan's condition. Her mother, Janet Murnaghan, says the family is thrilled by the ruling. It's in effect until a June 14 court hearing. The family is challenging organ transplant rules that say children under age 12 must wait for pediatric lungs to become available. The Murnaghans say that rarely happens. Sarah's doctors believe they can perform a successful transplant with adult lungs....
  • The rules are the rules and it doesn't matter if ‘Someone lives and someone dies’

    06/05/2013 8:53:15 AM PDT · by STJPII · 24 replies
    This is a death panel of one. Google Sebelius’s death words and you will find NO coverage in the MSM. Obama, Sebelius and Obamacare will needlessly sacrifice this child because of the “policy”. Their actions are damnable. This really hit home with me because I have a ten year old daughter.
  • One Woman Death Panel: Sebelius Won’t Allow Dying Girl to Have Transplant

    06/04/2013 8:23:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is refusing to intervene in a case of a young girl who needs a lung transplant as doctors have only given her weeks to live. From a local news report: The Newtown Square girl has been hospitalized for three months with end-stage cystic fibrosis. Sarah is not giving up hope. She wants to be a singer, but needs a lung transplant to live. Her parents have been with her constantly while she waits at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “She worries that she’s dying, because she’s not — she’s a smart kid. And she says to...
  • Sebelius: I can’t suspend the lung-transplant rules for a dying 10-year-old

    06/04/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    Portrait of a bureaucratic nightmare: A little girl’s dying from cystic fibrosis and has three to five weeks to live unless she gets a lung transplant before then. The good news is that adult lungs can be modified for a child her age in a way that’ll save her life — except that, because she’s only 10, she’s not eligible for them. The “adult” list starts at 12; everyone younger than that goes to the children’s list, where lungs are much harder to come by. The question is, does Sebelius have the authority to suspend those age limitations and make...
  • Another Missed Deadline Ahead for Obamacare

    04/29/2013 3:15:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Chris Stirewalt
    Under President Obama’s 2010 health law, the government officials in charge of keeping Medicaid afloat have until Tuesday to report whether costs for the fiscally foundering program will exceed expectations. But they won’t have anywhere to send their report. That’s because the Independent Payment Advisory Board – perhaps the most controversial entity created under Obama’s law – still doesn’t exist. This 15-member board, denounced by critics as a “death panel,” is tasked under the law with determining which patients ought to receive which treatments and whether taxes ought to be raised to finance the program. The board has been the...
  • AP Exclusive: Applying for health care not easy

    03/12/2013 4:59:23 PM PDT · by thouworm · 24 replies
    AP ^ | March 12, 2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    It runs 15 pages for a three-person family. The online version has 21 steps, some with added questions. At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application.
  • Elderly Woman Dies in Retirement Home After Nurse Refuses CPR

    03/04/2013 2:24:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    An elderly woman living at a retirement home in Bakersfield, California died after a nurse at the facility refused to administer CPR to save her. A new video has been released with portions of the 911 call during which dispatchers plead with the nurse to save the woman’s life. During the call, the nurse said it was against the facility’s policy. “Is there anybody there that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?” the dispatcher asked. “Not at this time,” the nurse said. The incident happened on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens. The...
  • Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens hospitals refuse to hand out treaments

    01/13/2013 9:51:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year. The report - commissioned by the Department of Health - also reveals that many hospitals are failing to prescribe the latest treatments for heart attacks, asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. In fact some of...
  • Half of those on Liverpool Care Pathway never told.. [ Death by NHS]

    12/01/2012 5:40:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01 Dec 2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Each year around 130,000 patients are placed on the Lierpool Care Pathway, which can involve the withdrawal of drugs, fluids and food, and the administration of powerful pain relief. A national audit by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Royal College of Physicians ... demonstrated that in total, around 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped. It also reveals that thousands of dying patients have been left to suffer in pain, with no attempt to keep them comfortable while drugs were administered....
  • OBAMACARE and Death Panels - Solicitations wanted

    09/07/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 5 replies
    FedBiz Ops ^ | 5 Sept 12 | Cliff Dweller
    RFP-CMS-2012-0040 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Aug 15, 2012 2:11 pm The purpose of this contract is to procure the services of a consensus-based entity, as defined by section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), - P.L. 104-113, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Revised Circular A-119, and other criteria described in this Statement of Work (SOW), for the: a. recommendations on an integrated national strategy and priorities for healthcare performance measurement; b. consensus-based endorsement process and expedited review process of healthcare performance measures; c. consensus-based maintenance and ad hoc review to...