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  • Cataracts? Just wear dark glasses, grandmother is told: Elderly patients being refused [tr]

    08/05/2016 5:49:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2016 | Sophie Borland and Emily Kent
    Elderly patients are being told by opticians to buy darker sunglasses as the NHS will not pay for life-changing cataract surgery Others have been informed they are not ‘entitled’ just because they had laser treatment on their eyes 16 years ago.
  • Mental health advocates question Kansas 'step therapy' bill

    05/16/2016 3:26:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Mental health advocates are raising concerns about a bill passed by Kansas lawmakers that would require doctors to try cheaper drugs before more expensive ones for Medicaid recipients, but the bill's backers say the concerns are overblown. The process, called step therapy, is common in many private and public health insurance plans. It was key to resolving budget issues because it would reduce the state's cost of providing health care for poor residents by nearly $11 million a year. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill Monday. Mental health advocates asked that drugs used to treat mental illnesses...
  • Venezuela to begin electricity rationing

    04/22/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuela's government has said it will turn off electricity supply in its 10 most populous states for four hours a day for at least 40 days to deal with a severe power shortage.(Snip)Recently, the country's main brewery Polar, which is part of Venezuela's largest cooperative Empresas Polar, announced that it would stop production as a result of financial difficulties. The company, which produces 80 percent of the country's beer, says thousands of workers will lose their jobs as a result of the stoppage.
  • Traveling Musician Sings for Venezuelans Stuck in Six-Hour Supermarket Lines

    03/10/2016 12:31:56 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | by Frances Martel
    Years of crippling socialist policies have left Venezuela so bereft of food, average Venezuelans must spent up to six hours waiting in line to received their allotted rations of basic goods like vegetable oil, flour, or milk. Musician Jonathan Acosta has offered to help ease the frustration by visiting supermarkets and performing for those waiting in line.
  • Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’

    02/13/2016 7:24:51 AM PST · by grimalkin · 91 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | ANATOLY KURMANAEV and MAOLIS CASTRO
    Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world's worst-performing economy CARACAS, Venezuela--In a hospital in the far west of this beleaguered country, the economic crisis took a grim toll in the past week: Six infants died because there wasn't enough medicine or functioning respirators. Here in the capital, the crisis has turned ordinary life into an ordeal for nearly everyone. Chronic power outages have prompted the government to begin rationing electricity, darkening shopping malls. Homes and apartments regularly suffer water shortages. Rosalba Castellano, 74 years old, spent hours this week in what has become a desperate routine...
  • Climate Alarmists Demand Wartime Austerity, Rationing, Controls

    11/11/2015 3:30:00 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | November 11, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    Global-warming alarmists are turning up the heated rhetoric as the UN's Paris "Climate Summit" approaches, claiming that the supposed "crisis" of global warming is “the equivalent of war,” even though there has been no measurable warming of the planet for the past nearly 19 years. "It is life on our planet itself which is at stake," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared on November 8 at a press conference in Paris, as foreign ministers and climate envoys from around the world met to prepare for the United Nations global summit on climate change
  • Health Care Rationing Academically

    10/29/2015 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s really dangerous, for patients anyway, when policy wonks decide what type of health care is necessary. “In popular understanding, rising health-care spending is often viewed as an inevitable consequence of advances in medical technology, increasing longevity, expanded access, and other mostly positive factors,” Johns Hopkins University lecturer Phillip Longman writes the Summer 2015 issue of The Family in American, a journal of public policy. “Many people also point to profiteering by health insurers, or to needless administrative costs, or to patients demanding treatments they do not need.” “Yet while all these factors play a role in driving up health-care...
  • The Living Nightmare of Socialized Medicine

    09/30/2015 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    There is no such thing as free care. Someone else must pay for it either through higher taxes, non-use of services, confiscatory premiums, writing-off costs, government subsidies, or denial of needed services, rationing When the government promises too much free medical care to too many people without making a significant investment in the medical infrastructure, its staff, and its professional delivery, innocent victims of a shortchanged, diluted, and inefficient service are likely to emerge. And the victims will suffer in silence physically or financially, paying for much reduced or unaffordable healthcare. Add to the poorly planned mix an enormously expensive...
  • Medical Expert: ‘The Power Of The Doctor Is Becoming Subsumed By The Government’

    06/15/2015 8:53:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 14, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    As America hears of more doctors leaving the profession, the head of a patient-centered national health care organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, sees both political parties in Washington making matters worse. “Huge things are happening under the surface that people don’t understand,” says Twila Brase, a public health nurse and the founder of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom in this 33 minute video interview with The Daily Caller. “The power of the doctor is becoming subsumed by the government.” America is moving, from Brase’s perspective, from the charitable human “mission of medicine” to a cold, sterile “business of...
  • Newest commodity to be rationed in boiling-hot Venezuela? Electricity

    05/08/2015 1:56:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 8, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Venezuelans are criticizing electricity rationing that government officials began carrying out this week after the country’s electrical system continued to overload because of an ongoing heat wave. Ministries and other public institutions will now work until 1:00 p.m., reducing their workday from 8 to 6 hours. Private companies have also been required to cut their electricity intake by 10 percent. The overall goal is to achieve a 20-percent reduction of country’s power consumption in order to prevent overloading the system. "We are in the presence of a significant increase in the temperature," said Jesse Chacón, the country's Energy Minister, according...
  • Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare

    04/21/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 4/19/15
    In a radio interview Sunday, Princeton University ethics professor Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies.Singer contended the health-care system under Obamacare should be more overt about rationing and that the country should acknowledge the necessity of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”Throughout the interview, Singer repeatedly referred to a disabled infant as “it.”Singer was speaking on the “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.The Princeton professor is known for his controversial views on abortion and...
  • Obama: Base Health Care Payments on Quality, Not Quantity

    03/25/2015 6:53:01 AM PDT · by evets · 13 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Mar 25, 2015 | AP
    President Barack Obama wants to cut health care costs by reducing inefficiencies like unnecessarily long hospital stays and excessive paperwork for doctors that rack up big bills. Obama on Wednesday will launch what the White House calls a Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network... snip .... The goal is to tie more payments for health care services to the quality — not quantity — of services rendered. Earlier this year the administration set a goal to tie 30 percent of Medicare payments to quality and value, but Obama wants to go further....
  • Nestle chairman: Time to turn off the water taps

    03/24/2015 10:41:42 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 61 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-24-2015
    The world will run out of fresh water long before it runs out of oil, with the potential for major deficits by 2030, the chairman of bottled water giant Nestle said. "We have a major water management crisis," Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told CNBC on the sidelines of the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference on Tuesday. "We are destroying 20 percent more water for human consumption than there is available." Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation, according to data from the United Nations....
  • California Announces $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Package

    03/19/2015 5:03:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | March 19, 2015 | by Kate Pickert
    As if Californians needed another reminder that their state is dangerously hot and dry, they got it on March 15 when more than 30 runners at the Los Angeles marathon were hospitalized due to record high temperatures. The late winter heat wave — the mercury climbed above 90 in the city and surrounding areas — offered stark notice that, four years into a severe drought, the Golden State remains desperately parched with little relief in sight. “This is a struggle,” Brown reportedly said during a press conference announcing the package. “Something we’re going to have to live with. For how...
  • Health Care Rationing: ‘Secret’ British NHS Policy Won’t Send Ambulances to Terminally Ill Patients

    01/14/2015 7:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Playing God to save a buck. More than 50 patients have died after an NHS trust introduced a secret policy to downgrade 999 calls and not to send ambulances to terminally ill patients. Managers at East of England ambulance trust were accused of “the most cruel form of rationing imaginable” after admitting that 8,000 patients had been affected by the changes.An internal NHS report discloses that 57 patients died after their calls were downgraded following a decision not to send ambulances to the terminally ill and to those who had given instructions not to resuscitate.It meant that, instead of...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel: Go Ration Yourself

    01/12/2015 5:21:37 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    The reason your insurance premiums have skyrocketed during the past year is that Obamacare requires all health plans to provide “free” annual wellness visits and 15 associated preventive services for which they cannot charge the patient a copayment. According to a key architect of PPACA, however, “the annual physical exam is basically worthless.” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, last heard from claiming that he wants to die at 75 in order to avoid becoming a burden on society, writes in the New York Times that “screening healthy people who have no complaints is a pretty ineffective way to improve people’s health.” The...
  • Daily water allocation could be the next California drought strategy

    09/29/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | September 27, 2014 | Steve Scauzillo
    You probably know your Social Security number, your driver’s license number and perhaps the latest wrinkle in mattress marketing, your sleep number. But do you know your drought number? The latter represents the amount of water you are allowed to use per day. If you don’t know it, you probably should. Not knowing could cost you money. As California’s severe drought moves into a fourth year, state and local water agencies are working on something called “allocation-based rate structures,” a kind of precursor to water rationing that’s all the rage in Sacramento and in some areas such as Santa Cruz,...
  • Obamacare Architect Finds Cure for Old Age

    09/22/2014 4:34:44 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 9/22/2014 | David Catron
    If George Washington was the father of our country, Benjamin Franklin was its grandfather. While the former was fighting the British at home, the latter was on the other side of the Atlantic securing the money and arms that kept the revolution alive. It is no exaggeration to say that, without Franklin’s indefatigable diplomatic efforts in Europe, the American Revolution would have failed. What has this to do with Obamacare? When that conflict was officially ended by the Treaty of Paris, Franklin was 77 — well past the age when key ACA architect Ezekiel Emanuel says we should all embrace...
  • Greenfield: The Rationing Society

    09/21/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 The Rationing Society Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two types of societies, production societies and rationing societies. The production society is concerned with taking more territory, exploiting that territory to the best of its ability and then discovering new techniques for producing even more. The rationing society is concerned with consolidating control over all existing resources and rationing them out to the people. The production society values innovation because it is the only means of sustaining its forward momentum. If the production society ceases to be innovative, it will collapse...
  • Bureaucrats Have Revived End-of-Life Counseling

    09/02/2014 4:33:24 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    Remember the controversial provision of Obamacare that would have paid physicians extra money to provide “end-of-life counseling” to seniors whose conditions required expensive medical care? That feature of “reform” caused such a public outcry that the Democrats had to drop it from the final legislation. But the government apparatchiks didn’t give up. On Christmas Day, 2010, it came to light that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) planned to implement the program anyway. Within a week, however, vehement objections by clinicians and citizens alike forced the CMS bureaucrats to back off once more. Well, they’re at it again....