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  • More insurers pressured to lower MNsure rates: Time to remove politics from rate-setting process

    10/25/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Center for the American Experiment ^ | 10-24-14 | Peter J Nelson
    The Star Tribune reported yesterday that the Minnesota Department of Commerce “asked” PreferredOne to lower insurance rates in the MNsure exchange last year. The July 2013 letter referenced in the story reveals the company lowered rates twice in response to Commerce “objections.” PreferredOne ultimately agreed to lower rates by 37 percent from its initial proposal, which resulted in the company offering the lowest rates in the nation. Governor Dayton’s administration celebrated these low rates throughout the year, all of which helped dial down the political heat from MNsure’s botched rollout. “Now,” according to the Star Tribune, “those subscribers face an...
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,517 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • De Blasio forms task force on immigrant healthcare

    10/23/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gloria Pazmino
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his health policy team to formulate a plan for how the administration can better reach immigrant communities and connect them to health care. Led by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, the new working group will submit a list of recommendations in the coming months, outlining a plan to better reach immigrants—both documented and undocumented—who are not eligible for traditional health care options like Medicaid and Medicare, nor insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act.
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
    Bloomberg - link and title only.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Dentists Want To See Studies On Pot-Cavity Link (Weed is rotting teeth alert)

    10/20/2014 7:32:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2014
    Pot smoking — and its stereotypical associations like munching on carbohydrates and other treats — seems like it’d be your teeth’s worst enemy. And now some Colorado dentists are saying more research needs to be done on how smoking pot can affect dental health, including causing an increase in cavities. “We’ve been finding more cavities in our patients who are smoking more than a few times a week,” dental hygienist Julie Baukus at LoDo Dental says. The journal of the American Dental Association finds smoking marijuana can lead to abnormal growths and lesions inside the mouth. Some Colorado dentists are...
  • Texas Health Resources’ CEO Apologizes For Ebola Response

    10/19/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 39 replies
    cbs.dfw ^ | 10/19/20114 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan had a letter published in both The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday editions apologizing for some aspects of the response of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to the first U.S. case of the Ebola virus. While expressing gratitude to the caregivers for their “dedication, compassion and tireless work” in caring for Ebola patients Thomas Eric Duncan, and Texas Health Presbyterian nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who both contracted the virus at the hospital, Berdan acknowledges Texas Health Resources “made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge.” Read...
  • As alternatives to the NHS are considered...Dalrymple thinks Zairean Model -

    11/19/2006 12:43:42 PM PST · by UnklGene · 4 replies · 531+ views
    Social Affairs Unit ^ | May 5, 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    As alternatives to the NHS are considered, which model of healthcare will Britain adopt? The French, the Swiss, the German or the American? Theodore Dalrymple thinks it might well be the Zairean - Theodore Dalrymple May 3, 2006 The Zairean model of healthcare as pioneered by Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko is gradually being adopted in Britain - or so argues Theodore Dalrymple. This model is a simple one - the rulers receive the best healthcare money can buy, the mass of the populace get an aspirin if they are lucky. In Britain, the mass of the populace will do rather...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Frieden Says You Can Give But Not Get Ebola On A Bus

    10/17/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Leadership: In a telephone press briefing, the CDC director repeated that you can't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but infected or exposed people should avoid public transit because they might transmit it. Huh? During the Wednesday conference call with reporters, Centers for Disease Control director Tom Frieden was asked if he or anyone else at the CDC had vetted a videotaped message posted on U.S. embassy websites that showed President Obama saying you couldn't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, while the CDC's own guidelines advised those with symptoms or a...
  • Time To "Rethink" Tom Frieden [the "Baghdad Bob" of Ebola] As CDC Head

    10/14/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Public Health: The man whose one job is to safeguard America's health has failed, saying that we must change our responses to Ebola after a Dallas health care worker becomes infected despite the rules he championed. After 26-year-old Dallas health care worker Nina Pham became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said during a press conference that (we) "have to rethink the way we address Ebola control." Yes, we do. Pham's infection, just as Thomas E. Duncan's death in Dallas after a multistop trip from Liberia,...
  • Mr. Obama's November Surprise

    10/17/2014 7:40:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2014 | Ken Blackwell
    The phrase “October Surprise” has a long history in American politics. It refers to that event, policy, or government statement that changes everything in advance of the famous “first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.” That was the Founders’ quaint way of describing Election Day. One famous example of an October Surprise was the announcement on October 26, 1972 by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger that “we believe that peace is at hand” in the long, drawn out negotiations to end American involvement in the Vietnam War. President Nixon was headed to a landslide victory that year against the...
  • JW Files Taxpayer Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange

    10/16/2014 7:27:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2014
    Documents Show Congress Submitted False Information to Participate in Exchange. Though restricted by law to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, D.C. Exchange allows Congress to provide health insurance to 12,359 members of Congress, staffers, spouses, and dependents. Judicial Watch today filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority to stop Congress from participating in D.C.’s “Small Business Exchange.” At least 12,359 members of Congress, congressional staffers, and their spouses and dependents currently purchase health insurance in D.C.’s “Small Business Exchange” even though Congress far exceeds D.C. law’s 50-employee limit for participating in the...
  • The Politics of Ebola

    10/17/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mark Davis
    As tensions grow between factions with different levels of concern over Ebola, a buzz-phrase has arisen: “Ebola has no political preferences.” The supposition is that the disease will gladly infect liberals as well as conservatives, which is certainly true. The differences that matter, however, are the political engines that drive attitudes and reactions, as a crisis that should be unaffected by politics is in fact exacerbated by it. It would be unfair to blame liberalism for the entirety of the arrogant displays we have been treated to since the late Thomas Eric Duncan lied to get into America. But there...
  • Six Reasons to Panic (over Ebola)

    10/17/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jonathan V. Last
    As a rule, one should not panic at whatever crisis has momentarily fixed the attention of cable news producers. But the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has migrated to both Europe and America, may be the exception that proves the rule. There are at least six reasons that a controlled, informed panic might be in order. (1) Start with what we know, and don’t know, about the virus. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim that contracting Ebola is relatively difficult because the virus is only transmittable by direct contact with bodily fluids...
  • Dr. Manny to CDC: Don’t blame nurses, hospital or Dallas … blame yourselves

    10/17/2014 5:00:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    During my years of medical training, back in the good old days, my professors hammered one very important aspect of medicine into our heads over and over: During a medical crisis, someone has to be in charge. There cannot be 20 voices in the room rendering opinions when somebody’s life is at stake. A prime example is when there is a code blue in a hospital setting where a patient is having a heart attack; there’s always somebody running the code, directing the staff with specific instructions on how to bring the patient back. You could take that same example...
  • Dallas hospital shifts blame to CDC on Ebola protocols

    10/17/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Geoffrey Mohan
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas lashed back Thursday at nurses' allegations that it had put workers at risk with shoddy protection policies and sloppy handling of waste while treating a Liberian man who died of the Ebola virus. [Snip] The hospital's response -- its second in two days -- in part shifted responsibility to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to the protocols the agency issued this summer to guide the handling of a patient infected by the virus, which is thought to have killed more than 4,400 people in West Africa. The hospital said the protocols...
  • Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago - BEFORE she left Dallas

    10/16/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2014 | Louise Boyle
    Complete Headline:Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago - BEFORE she left Dallas for Ohio, went bridesmaid dress shopping, and flew BACK to Texas Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have been showing symptoms of the deadly virus as early as last Friday - before she flew to Ohio for the weekend and then back to Texas. The CDC made the shocking announcement on Thursday, after Miss Vinson was revealed as the second medical worker in Dallas to contract Ebola from the U.S.'s 'patient zero' Thomas Duncan. On October 10, Miss Vinson, 29, may have had...
  • Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

    10/16/2014 9:02:53 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    wcai ^ | 10-16-2014
    Day 1: How to draw blood from a suspected Ebola patient so you can test for the disease. Make sure you have all the materials you'll need before you put on your protective suit. Always work in pairs. Assess the patient's ability to sit still. Dispose of the syringe immediately. Wash your gloved hands under 0.5% chlorine solution. Label and spray. Drop the tube in a bag. Bag it again, spray it again. Spray the outside of the second bag. Walk to the laboratory area of the hospital. Just before you hand off the bag, spray it one more time....
  • Healthcare Workers Worldwide Revolt As Ebola Zeroes In

    10/16/2014 7:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Francis Martel
    The news that health workers fighting against the Ebola outbreak in Liberia are threatening to strike over long hours and unsanitary conditions should come as no surprise, given the high toll the healthcare community has had to pay for this virus.
  • New York Giants getting briefed on Ebola before trip to Dallas

    10/15/2014 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014
    The Giants are heading to Dallas this weekend and have taken steps to ensure their traveling party is briefed on the deadly Ebola virus that has been contracted by two female health care workers in the Dallas hospital where one man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the virus on Oct. 8. The Giants face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • Ebola air scare in the US: Infected nurse flew on Frontier Airlines HOURS she was hospitalized ...

    10/15/2014 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 93 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Complete Headline: Ebola air scare in the US: Infected nurse flew on Frontier Airlines HOURS she was hospitalized ...and now the CDC trying to track down all 132 passengers aboard her planeAmber Jay Vinson, the second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola, was on a flight from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas just hours before she was hospitalized with the deadly disease. Now, the Centers for Disease Control are trying to track down all 132 passengers who were aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on Monday with Ms Vinson over fears they could all have been exposed to the virus. Everyone who...
  • Ebola Health Care Workers in Liberia Defy Call to Strike

    10/15/2014 10:44:56 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Liberian health care workers largely ignored a call to strike Monday, despite claims that an estimated 80% of them are being forced to go without adequate supplies to fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in west Africa. The government had asked health care workers to be reasonable, arguing a strike would have negative consequences on the containment of the outbreak, BBC reports. Liberia’s National Health Workers Association had called the strike demanding an increase in hazard pay Liberia is one of countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, with 3,924 cases of the more than...
  • Dr. Manny Alvarez: Did the CDC put Dallas nurse Nina Pham at risk? (Calls for Frieden's resignation)

    10/15/2014 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    When I recently called for the resignation of CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden, some of you may have thought I went too far. And yet here we are, facing startling claims that the Dallas medical staff who responded to the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States – including a nurse who is now hospitalized with the virus – had limited protocols in place. America, if you weren’t worried by Frieden’s inadequacy before, you should be now.
  • Giggling nurse with a throat infection who breathed on critically ill baby.......

    10/14/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    mailonline ^ | Emma Glanfield for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Giggling nurse with a throat infection who breathed on critically ill baby and said it was 'better off dead' faces being struck off A nurse who breathed on a critically ill baby while she was suffering from a throat infection and said the newborn was ‘better off dead’ faces being struck off. Claire Orton giggled after exhaling onto the 'extremely poorly' child while it was being treated at University Hospital in Coventry, Warwickshire, a tribunal heard. She had told colleagues she had been ill with a throat infection before she deliberately breathed on the infant’s face as if...
  • ObamaCare Does Not Have You Covered

    10/14/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    In the end, we are cutting our throats with government-run health care, as well as asking the federal government into our lives Covered California is the name for the Obamacare exchange in the Golden State. With the large State on the West Coast being dominated by hard left liberal progressive politics, most of the politicians tout the wondrous utopia our country is going to be once the few little bugs that seem to infest the Affordable Care Act are ironed out. We are told the problems with the healthcare law is not the fault of our historical president, mind you....
  • Report: Officials Haven't Tested Whether Coughing, Sneezing Can Spread Ebola

    10/14/2014 7:50:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 13, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Experts have reportedly not tested whether Ebola patients can infect others by coughing or sneezing even as one of the top experts on the particular strain of Ebola that has ravaged West Africa believes the virus is "primed" to go airborne.
  • CDC: 'Relatively large' number of health workers at risk for Ebola

    10/13/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday said it "would not be surprised" if other healthcare workers at a Dallas hospital are diagnosed with Ebola. CDC Director Tom Frieden said he did not know how many workers might have been exposed to the virus, but estimated it was a "relatively large number." "We’re concerned, and unfortunately would not be surprised if we did see additional cases in healthcare workers who also provided care to the index patient," Frieden said. A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was found to have Ebola over the weekend. Her case is the first-ever...
  • Hispanics want Obamacare for illegal immigrant ‘dreamers’ [Photos]

    10/13/2014 7:50:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    White House vows executive action on immigration reform after election Youth from United We Dream chant slogans calling for an end to deportations outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in downtown Phoenix. Top Hispanic leaders asked President Obama last week to grant some illegal immigrants access to Obamacare Top Hispanic leaders asked President Obama last week to grant some illegal immigrants access to Obamacare, saying the “dreamers” to whom the White House has given tentative work permits are already paying taxes, so they deserve government benefits. The request is yet another complication stemming from the legal limbo Mr....
  • Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

    10/12/2014 3:00:30 AM PDT · by ChowChowFace · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/12/14 | Joe Sutton and Holly Yan
    A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The employee helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan died on Wednesday.
  • Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

    10/09/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | Oct 09, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections ... Americans will not be able to find out if their health insurance premiums are going up "until the second week of November," which conveniently falls after Americans will go to the polls November 4th.
  • Study: Obamacare to shrink labor market more than previously thought

    10/09/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-9-14 | Sean Riley
    In a new working paper from the Mercatus Center, University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan projects that the Affordable Care Act will reduce weekly employment per person by 3 percent, or roughly 4 million full-time-equivalent workers. These new estimates are significantly higher than the 2.5 million reduction in labor supply estimated by the Congressional Budget Office earlier this year. To be clear, a reduction in labor supply differs from a reduction in labor demand—a distinction many failed to recognize when the CBO first released estimates. It is not the case that the ACA will necessarily forces employees out; rather, the...
  • Barack Obama: the end of a love affair

    10/09/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT · by obama-facts · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/09/2014 | Peter Foster
    Six years after offering hope and change, polls show the American public has fallen out of love with their president – so where did it all go wrong? Barack Obama romped to the presidency of the United States in 2008 on a tidal wave of ‘hope and change’. Back then, the financial crisis was raging and US troops were still engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but a fresh-faced Mr Obama brimmed with confidence. He predicted that future generations would look back on his election and see the moment “when the rise of the oceans began to slow and...
  • Dems in Race Against Reality on Economy, History and Healthcare

    10/09/2014 6:02:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Hot news: The Dems are in a race against reality. Which Dems and which reality will win are the only questions. Unfortunately this is a multiple-choice question and all of the answers are correct. A, B, C, or all of the above work just as well. Let’s start with the question (A) about the Federal Reserve Bank (Dem), interest rates and the economy. Yesterday was a great day in the market because easy money is here to stay…and least for a little while. And as long as interest rates stay low, the market goes up…at least for a little while.There...
  • Hospital bill for deceased Texas Ebola patient nearly $1,000 an hour ($500,000 total)

    10/09/2014 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | October 8, 2014 | Alex Wayne
    Bloomberg News Source: Link only as per their excerpting requirements, however the headline pretty much sums up the entire article.
  • (Dallas County Commissioner) John Wiley Price Suggests Race A Factor In Dallas Ebola Case

    10/08/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jack Fink
    Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was blunt. He said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital originally sent Thomas Duncan home three days before ‎he was diagnosed with Ebola because he’s African and uninsured. “It is historical what has happened in this community,” Price said. “If a person who looks like me shows up without any insurance, they don’t get the same treatment.”
  • Even Walmart Can't Escape ObamaCare's Always High Prices

    10/08/2014 9:34:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/7/2014 | IBD Staff
    Wal-Mart says it's cutting health benefits to part-timers and boosting worker premiums. If a retail empire built on low prices can't find a way around ObamaCare's added costs, we are all doomed.
  • Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare

    10/08/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct 7, 2014
    Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. Oct. 7, 2014 7:25 p.m. ET Wal-Mart endorsed ObamaCare in 2009 and helped drag the bill through Congress, and so far it hasn’t recanted. By holding back economic growth and incomes, perhaps the law is expanding the retailer’s customer base. Another plus—at least for management—is that Wal-Mart can jettison its employees into the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the largest U.S. private employer is dropping health benefits for some 30,000 workers, or about 5% of its part-time workforce. Earlier health-plan eligibility triage in 2011 had...
  • More say O-Care has hurt families than helped

    10/08/2014 5:06:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    ObamaCare remains unpopular with more Americans saying that it has hurt rather than helped their families, according to a new poll. More than a quarter of Americans, 27 percent, said ObamaCare has been harmful, while 16 percent said it has helped, a Gallup survey released Wednesday found. The majority of Americans, 54 percent, said it has had no effect on them, down from around 70 percent the last two years. Slightly more Democrats than Republicans, 56 percent to 55 percent, said it has not affected them. Only 4 percent of Republicans said the law has helped them, compared to 27...
  • Dallas County Judge Jenkins Not Ebola Risk: Health Officials

    10/08/2014 2:33:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | October 7, 2014 | Ken Kalthoff
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released letters from health experts Tuesday night that support his unprotected contact with four people under observation for Ebola. Last week, Jenkins helped those people move from the Dallas apartment where patient Thomas Duncan was staying. He said he did so to show the community that the disease could not be contracted through contact with people who are not showing symptoms of the disease. Jenkins said he has confronted fear of Ebola from parents at his daughter's elementary school who were concerned their children might contract the disease from his daughter because of Jenkins' contact...
  • Judy Faulkner Likely Has Your Medical Records (Meet the Billionaire Obama Crony in charge of it)

    05/25/2013 7:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 05/23/2013
    Ms. Faulkner is worth two billion dollars. More than 40% of the U.S. population will have its medical information stored in an Epic digital medical record by 2013. Clients include many of the country’s top hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Cedars-Sinai. Faulkner largely shuns the press and leads a modest lifestyle.” From Real Clear Politics: Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don’t know her — but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which will soon store...
  • A vexing mystery in Spain: How did a nurse contract Ebola?

    10/07/2014 7:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's To Your Health ^ | October 7, 2014 | Abby Phillip and Roberto A. Ferdman
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  • Virginia Dem Refuses To Address 250,000 Taxpayers Who Lost Healthcare Due To Obamacare

    10/07/2014 7:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/7/14 | staff
    Democratic Senator Mark Warner (D., Va.) refused to elaborate on the 250,000 Virginians who are losing their healthcare plans due to Obamacare during Tuesday’s Senate debate against Republican Ed Gillespie. Moderator Karen Tumulty asked Warner to respond to taxpayers who are losing their plans, but Warner did not acknowledge the cancellations. Rather, he touted the elements of Obamacare that he believes Virginians support. “Virginians want us to fix healthcare,” Warner said.