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  • H1N1 and Health Care Reform

    04/08/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 509+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 08, 2010 | Arie Friedman, MD
    The government that mismanaged the H1N1 vaccine is stepping up to do an even worse job on ObamaCare. As a general pediatrician and medical practice owner, I have been surprised at our inability as a society to apply the lessons of the recent past to our current health care debate. Those who know me will recall that I was especially aggravated over the H1N1 debacle of late last year. Unlike seasonal flu vaccines, the entire H1N1 vaccine distribution process was taken over by the federal government in the form of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the...
  • Health Care Reform

    04/06/2010 12:06:17 PM PDT · by MisterOg · 4 replies · 324+ views
    04/06/2010 | Richard Kops
    I’ve been seIf-employed as a health insurance broker / agent for the last 20 years. I have laid out my own vision for health care reform. Although most of my ideas are not original, I know I have not seen this entire spectrum of comprehensive reform promoted anywhere else. I’d like to share it with you, and would appreciate your opinions and feedback. It has taken 45 years of “entitlement mentality” to arrive at today’s “tipping point”. When it comes to “health care,” it is such a personal issue to each one of us. Even people with a good degree...
  • Blueprint for "Real" Change

    04/02/2010 2:35:46 PM PDT · by MisterOg · 9 replies · 433+ views
    Richard Kops | 04/02/10 | MisterOg
    I’ve been seIf-employed as a health insurance broker / agent for the last 20 years. I have laid out my own vision for health care reform. Although most of my ideas are not original, I know I have not seen this entire spectrum of comprehensive reform promoted anywhere else. I’d like to share it with you, and would appreciate your opinions and feedback. It has taken 45 years of “entitlement mentality” to arrive at today’s “tipping point”. When it comes to “health care,” it is such a personal issue to each one of us. Even people with a good degree...
  • Why do Democrats Plan on Euthanizing between 180,000 and 405,000 Americans?

    04/02/2010 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jim byrd · 5 replies · 626+ views ^ | 04/02/2010 | Jim Byrd
    I would challenge anyone to produce a death certificate stating that the cause of death was "uninsured." This health care bill is not about health insurance or health care, as neither were improved, but, two weeks after the bill was signed into law, the more defective aspects of each industry have been amplified. If this bill was a legitimate fix for health care via insurance, then the ensuing macabre conclusions hold true about the Democratic Party.
  • Scott Brown still fighting against Obamacare

    04/01/2010 9:24:57 AM PDT · by usalady · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 1, 2010 | Martha
    Although Obamacare was pushed through by the Democrats, Senator Scott Brown continues to work against it in what he describes as a "broken Washington."
  • ‘Capitol Hill Conspiracy’: Filmmaker Dissects ‘Agitprop’ of Congressman’s ‘Spitting’ Incident

    03/31/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 8 replies · 968+ views
    Jack Cashill: The early Soviets coined the word “agitprop” as a blend between the Russian agitatsiya (agitation) and “propaganda.” Although the Soviet Union may have passed away, its communication techniques are alive and well, nowhere more demonstrably than in the media firestorm ignited on March 20 at the nation’s Capitol.
  • Doctors sue to overturn healthcare

    03/30/2010 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 524+ views ^ | 03/30/2010 | Staff
    Tucson, Arizona. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.). “If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it,” observed Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS. “Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients.” “There will be a dire...
  • On Safari in the Healthcare Jungle

    03/30/2010 9:36:29 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 221+ views
    The New American ^ | March 29, 2010 | Joe Wolverton, II
    There are many frightening aspects of the new healthcare law hidden around every corner of its legislative labyrinth, camouflaged behind dense impenetrable briars of legalese. But, like the purloined letter of literature, there plenty of the law’s detestable provisions hiding in plain sight. Any document that runs over 2,000 pages (unless it is a young adult book about angst-ridden vampires) discourages even the most cursory of readings. Even skimming such a tome would likely precipitate carpal tunnel syndrome. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law last week by President Obama is no exception. As House Minority Leader...
  • Louisiana Attorney General (a Democrat) defends state's anti-Obamacare lawsuit

    03/30/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 12 replies · 701+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | James D. “Buddy” Caldwell
    As Louisiana’s attorney general, I am duty-bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate lawsuit regarding the federal health-care legislation, it was my decision to sign-on to Florida’s well-drafted action at minimal cost to Louisiana and accomplish the same legal purpose. According to state Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine, a substantial financial burden is imposed on Louisiana by this legislation. According to Secretary Levine, there is...
  • As Sore Winners, Democrats Act 'Unhealthy'

    03/30/2010 12:50:34 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 8 replies · 1,142+ views
    MSMB ^ | March 30, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Since the amoral passage of the controversial Health Care bill on March 21st, 2010, Democrats who voted for the measure are really feeling the heat as the American people are outraged. This has led liberal Democrats and folks in the media to retreat, and actively do all they can to convince you that this bill is going to be good for you. But yet, there are some other components at work as well, and they are political, and morally and psychologically unhealthy, as well as dangerous. Expect these things to surface on your major news outlets. -Demonization -Mockery -Image-Creation -Provoking...

    03/29/2010 10:46:56 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 34 replies · 1,217+ views ^ | 03/29/2010 | Gary P
    We like Ted Nugent. Besides being an incredible guitarist, entertainer, sportsman, and conservationist, he is a true patriot. Like most Americans, Ted loves this country and is deeply angered by what is going on, and he ain’t pulling any punches! Appearing on Your World With Neil Cavuto, Ted discusses the communists who have wrested power from the people and usurped the Constitution as part of their ongoing coup d’état against the American people and the Republic.
  • The Healthcare Fantasy by US Rep Niki Tsongas (D)

    03/27/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT · by eRtwngr · 3 replies · 246+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 3/27/2010 | eRtwngr
    Ms. Tsongas talks about how forcing healthy people to buy insurance will lower premiums for everyone. But in Massachusetts, where such a program is in effect, premiums rose faster than any other state.
  • The Healthcare Fantasy by Niki Tsongas

    03/26/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT · by eRtwngr · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 3/26/2010 | eRtwngr
    If you want to peek into the world of make believe that today's left wing Congressman lives in, then read the letter below from US Representative Nik Tsongas, Massachusetts 5th Congressional District. The first thing you will notice is it's a form letter that in no way addresses whatever concern the constituent had. You can't tell if she's writing to a supporter or detractor of the bill.
  • DNC to Republicans: 'Hands off our health care'

    03/26/2010 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 876+ views
    DNC to Republicans: 'Hands off our health care' Posted: March 26th, 2010 10:47 AM ET Democrats have finally passed the top issue on their legislative agenda - health care - but with Republicans already pushing for a repeal, it's time to sell it. The Democratic National Committee will run ads condemning ten Republicans who voted against the health care bill and touting the merits of twenty-five Democrats who supported it, the organization announced Friday The radio ad campaign, called "Hands off our Health Care" targets several Republicans who support the bill's repeal, including Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao - the lone...
  • Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers' YouTube video passes 7 Million Views

    03/26/2010 6:22:16 AM PDT · by lawyerchik1 · 19 replies · 1,255+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7/16/2009 | Mike Rogers
    This is a GREAT video! Apologies if you've already seen it, but in light of the recent health care debacle, this is a much-needed shot in the arm.
  • Obamacare repeal wanted by most American voters

    03/25/2010 3:05:34 PM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies · 335+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | Martha
    A majority of American voters want Obamacare repealed and will vote for candidates who promise to do that if elected.
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Budget 'will freeze' NHS spending (UK's Obamacare in trouble, resorting to rationing)

    03/25/2010 7:38:48 AM PDT · by TSgt · 6 replies · 349+ views
    InPharm ^ | 25/03/10 at 01:12pm | InPharm
    Frontline NHS funding will only rise with inflation and the Department of Health must make substantial cost savings under the government’s latest Budget. Savings of £4.35 billion must be found from healthcare spending and unnecessary prescribing is one area that will be under scrutiny. The Department of Health already has a £15-20bn “quality and productivity challenge” to meet, and the budget announced a number of specific areas the government believes are achievable to meet that challenge. They included saving an estimated £1.5bn by reducing unnecessary prescribing and referrals, more effective commissioning of services and improving mental health services. Health think...
  • FREEP This Poll - Fox News - Is Health Care Bill A Victory for America?

    03/24/2010 6:17:26 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 49 replies · 1,403+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 |
    Is health care bill a victory for America? Yes. It's not perfect, but it's a giant step in the right direction. 50% (282,649 votes) Unsure. I agree that the health insurance industry needs reform, but is this the answer? 3% (17,297 votes) No. This is just a giant tax package wrapped in 2,700 pages stamped "health care reform." 46% (259,265 votes) Other (post a comment) 1% (5,614 votes) Total Votes: 564,825
  • Health Care is NOT a "Right"

    03/24/2010 3:17:24 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | March 22, 2010 | David E. Smith
    by David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute -- Like many Americans across the nation, I watched intensely as Congress debate and ultimately pass the onerous health care "reform" bill Sunday evening. One main point of contention is the idea -- affirmed by some radically "progressive" lawmakers -- that health care is a "right." This is nothing short of socialistic propaganda. The implicit claim in the assertion that health care is a "right" is that it is a constitutionally protected right. All experts agree that health care is neither a constitutional nor a legal right. In America we...