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  • 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 Franklins 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 didnt 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, theyre at it again....
  • Distorting Denial of Care Into a Virtue

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

    08/20/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, but a new story out of the United Kingdom should give Americans a hint as to what’s next.Nurses who are a part of in-home health care programs for the sick, elderly and disabled are coming forward to say they’ve been told to ask such patients not if they need medical help but if they need assistance in killing themselves.The nurses say patients are asked via a...
  • British Smokers Being Denied Treatment by State-Run Healthcare Service

    08/11/2014 3:20:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/11/2014 | David Atherton
    Scotland's second largest health board, NHS Lothian, will not be giving further treatment to smokers for non-urgent cases, with referrals from GPs being refused. Dr. Zahid Raza said: "In Edinburgh, we will not see patients at the clinic that are still smoking. Evidence shows that they would not do well with the treatment." He also went onto say: "We try to avoid intervention and, in around 80 percent of cases, a smokers condition will improve just simply by stopping smoking and smoking other lifestyle changes."Dr Jean Turner of the Scotland Patients Association said that she was "extremely disappointed", adding: "I'm...
  • How To Run Against ObamaCare. Draw attention to the ACA's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans.

    07/19/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    WSJ/Rove ^ | July 17, 2014 | Karl Rove
    But GOP candidates can't simply rely on attacking Democrats for having voted for ObamaCare or, in the case of nonincumbents, supporting it. They should draw attention to the law's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans. By humanizing ObamaCare's shortfalls through stories from ordinary people, Republicans will help explode the myth of liberal competence and compassion, keep this issue fresh through the fall and cause voters to hold Democrats accountable at the polls.
  • Need a Drug to Save Your Life? This Obamacare App May Prevent You From Getting It

    07/17/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Obamacares emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes.And the Medical Establishment is apparently playing along. From, The Cancer Death-Panel App, by Robert Goldberg in the NY Post: The latest innovation in cancer care isnt a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. Itll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients lives.That its being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the worlds leading oncology association, is a grim warning about...
  • Hospitals Now Use Consumers Personal Habits (from credit card purchases) To Predict Health Issues

    06/26/2014 3:36:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ashley Kieler
    By now we know that every purchase a consumer makes is added to a list detailing ones spending and life-style habit, which is used to target people for marketing campaigns and other services. But how would you feel if that information was used by your doctors to keep tabs on your health? A new report from Bloomberg details how hospitals are using our habits such as buying cigarettes or skipping the gym to create patient profiles in order to identify those who are most likely to get sick.
  • Comcast Is Testing A Program That Will Charge You Extra If You Use Too Much Data (Here it comes)

    06/18/2014 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 169 replies
    Busness Insider ^ | 6/17/2014 | Busness Insider
    Comcast is testing data caps for its broadband internet customers that would limit them to 300 GB of data per month, according to The Times Leader. Comcast has started open trials of its home broadband data caps in several large markets around the country. Here are all the regions affected: Mobile, Alabama Huntsville, Alabama Tuscon, Arizona Atlanta, Georgia Augusta, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Mississippi Charleston, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee All of central Kentucky The entire state of Maine
  • Just Like Vets Waited for Care at VA Hospitals, Obama and Democrats Want Your Health Care Rationed

    06/02/2014 7:00:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/30/14 | Carol Tobias
    The deadly rationing scandal at several Veterans Administration hospitals has many politicians running for cover, suddenly suggesting we offer veterans more private-pay options to the single-payer plan of the Veterans Health Care system.But not Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Theyd prefer the entire nation be forced into a single-payer system where the government replaces private insurance, a system that has inevitably led to rationing where its been tried.On Monday, Pelosi was interviewed by Time magazines Ezra Klein about changes or improvements shed like to see to Obamacare. Nancy Pelosi: I have some of my own suggestions that I...
  • HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to register in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? Thats exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on hoarding that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • Too old to get lifesaving drugs: Anger at plan to deny treatment if you've had a 'fair innings'

    02/17/2014 4:39:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 Feb 2014 | JENNY HOPE and DANIEL MARTIN
    Patients who have had a fair innings could be denied life-saving drugs under proposed health reforms. The plans would mean experts taking into account whether there is a wider societal benefit to giving a patient crucial medicines. The NHS rationing body, Nice, fears the Department of Health proposals could see younger people deemed a higher priority for drug treatments because they have more years ahead of them potentially contributing more to the economy than the elderly. Doctors, MPs and campaigners last night condemned the plans as barking mad. The move will also fuel fears that the elderly are...
  • An Oversold Weapon Against Breast Cancer

    02/16/2014 12:50:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done." She also quoted a friend, columnist Marlyn Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in a doctor's office with a lump in your breast trying to remember when you last had a mammogram, I can tell you. You feel like a fool." Ivins' breast cancer killed her in 2007. She didn't say whether she had gotten regular mammograms before her diagnosis. If so, she was spared something many a dying...
  • U.S. hospitals hit with shortage of intravenous saline

    01/29/2014 2:38:39 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Susan Kelly
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is working with the three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions commonly used to hydrate hospital patients to address a shortage caused by a spike in demand. To cope with the shortage, healthcare providers are using substitute products such as oral hydration fluids or smaller IV saline bags with slower drip rates when appropriate, said Bona Benjamin, director of medication use quality improvement for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. "We have heard from our members all over the country that the shortage is serious," Benjamin said. "People are able...
  • Fears for the elderly under new NHS drugs policy (Coming Across the Pond)

    01/10/2014 6:18:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    New drugs would only be licensed for the NHS if they help those judged to be a benefit to wider society under proposals from the health watchdog. Pharmaceutical firms on Thursday night warned that the move could lead to new medicines being denied to the elderly. A senior professor also said that the plans could threaten the well-being of older people and were deeply suspect, while charities questioned the ethics of the policy.
  • ObamaCares latest whopper (Here come the Deathpanels)

    01/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by Innovative · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    In 2013, the American people learned what whoppers the key promises of ObamaCare turned out to be. But the biggest whopper about the Affordable Care Act is yet to be exposed: the tightening grip the federal government will have over your doctor even if youre paying with private insurance. Section 1311(h)(1)(B) of the health law gives the secretary of Health and Human Services blanket authority to dictate how doctors treat patients. Not just patients in government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, but patients with private plans they pay for themselves. On Dec. 2, 2013, we learned from the Federal...
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • Manias, Panics and ObamaCare Crashes

    11/23/2013 9:44:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | WSJ Editorial
    More cancelled health plans. Millions and perhaps tens of millions more Americans will lose their coverage, despite the White House's one-year suspension of the mandates that force insurers to liquidate their old products. The problem is backloaded. The exchanges don't offer what most people expect from normal commercial insurance and instead feature tighter administrative oversight of smaller groups of physicians akin to Medicaid. Clinton-era HMO-style plans are coming back, and doctor-patient relationships will be the next political casualty. In the 1990s Americans rebelled against cost containment pressure, such as the "drive through" rules that told women to leave hospitals a...
  • 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 physicians duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patients needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.
  • The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

    11/16/2013 7:43:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/16/2013 | Jim Powell
    Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who dont have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors offices. But these people especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to finance everybody elses subsidies have stayed away. They know a bad deal when they see one. Although the young and healthy arent going for Obamacare, the doctor shortage is intensifying, because government intervention generally is making it more expensive and difficult for doctors to...
  • Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation

    10/29/2013 7:08:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I remember our daily food always coming from a long, long line at the end of which was a loaf of bread, a liter of milk, a stick of butter, a bottle of murky cooking oil, or a kilo of bones with traces of meat and fat on them. The interminable lines looked like this bread line pictured above. We never knew what was sold at the end of a line we happened to come upon, but we knew we needed whatever people lined up to buy, so we joined the line. If we wanted to eat, we learned at...
  • Why Opponents Wont Accept Obamacare: History tells us why it won't happen

    10/01/2013 6:56:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2013 | Michael Barone
    Many Democrats are genuinely puzzled about Republicans continuing opposition to Obamacare. It is the law of the land, these Democrats say. Critics should accept it, as critics accepted Medicare. They should work constructively and across the aisle with Democrats to repair any flaws and make the law work to help people. Historical analogies are often useful, but they can be misleading. The Medicare analogy is certainly misleading: Republicans, like it or not, are behaving differently from the way they behaved after the passage of Medicare in 1965. To understand why there is continued resistance to Obamacare and why majorities of...
  • Obama Inc. to Deny Cancer Treatments by Redefining What Cancer Is

    10/01/2013 5:22:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Inc. to Deny Cancer Treatments by Redefining What “Cancer” IsPosted By Daniel Greenfield On September 30, 2013 @ 11:42 am In The Point | 24 Comments The death panels aren’t going to come through the front door. They’re going to sneak up on you from behind with piano wire. On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing...
  • Obamacare is about RATIONING and DENYING ( Dr David Janda Interview)

    09/25/2013 2:06:42 PM PDT · by taildragger · 23 replies
    Folks, go here and watch the video, this needs to go VIRAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqXI919xn_E
  • Govt mulling proposal to shut petrol pumps at night (India)

    09/01/2013 11:26:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | 9-1-13 | unattributed
    The government is considering various proposals including shutting petrol pumps in the night to taper fuel demand as it looks at ways to cut the massive oil import bill, oil minister M Veerappa Moily said on Sunday, drawing a sharp reaction from BJP. "There are various options and ideas that have been floated. Shutting petrol pumps during night is one of them. But we have not decided. It is just a proposal," Moily told from Bangalore. His ministry plans to launch a massive fuel conservation drive from September 16 to cut fuel demand by 3 per cent and save an...
  • UK Targets Disabled for Euthanasia as a Cost-Saving Measure

    06/02/2013 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Bobby Schindler
    In a chilling story by Rebekah Maxwell, people with disabilities in the UK are being targeted to be euthanized based on what she claims is the almighty dollar. From Do No Harm: Doctors Killing Disabled People?: But a much more practical motivation also exists, and it goes ka-ching. In a land of nationalized health care, every worker pays into the system, so everybody can access the system. But some people are too weak, too old, too disabled to work. Yet they still need medical treatment, draining the system of resources without contributing to the pot. No longer does the UK...
  • Obamacare Raises Costs & Paperwork

    04/01/2013 9:43:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2013 | John Semmens
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dismissed criticism that Obamacare is leading to higher costs and more paperwork as misplaced. Since the vast majority of visits to doctors are unnecessary and often result in more harm than good, if costs for medical care rise we should expect overall health to improve, Sebelius projected. I mean, unless you are a trauma victim, the chances of medical intervention helping you are slim. Higher costs for treatment of other alleged ailments will deter people from exposing themselves to the risk iatrogenic complications. As for the estimated 111 million hours of increased paperwork...
  • Obama Rationing Plan Revealed in Lawsuit

    02/27/2013 4:01:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    A federal lawsuit has revealed one of Obama's rationing plans. The Administration says states can cut Medicaid payments to doctors and other providers to hold down costs -- until they decide not to and states are stuck with the bill. This is a breathtaking statement. President Obama's signature law, Obamacare, adds 16 million people to Medicaid. It offers states the "opportunity" to expand Medicaid at no cost for the first two years, and then offers to pay 90% of the cost in perpetuity of all individuals eligible under the expansion. The law also increases payment to primary care doctors for...
  • Reduce the Regimes Leverage Over You: Get Off The Healthcare Grid

    02/23/2013 10:16:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    New Rhodesia Dispatch ^ | 2/20/13 | John deWitt
    A major element of surviving and thriving for an American Rhodie is identifying: in what ways and how strongly can the Regime exercise leverage over me and my Tribe? If the Regime can hurt you, thats leverage. If you need the Regime, thats also leverage. To that end, briefly consider the following facts: 1. In ObamaCare, the Regime created impossible-to-refuse incentives for all health care providers to acquire and deploy electronic health care record-keeping systems. 2. The Regime has built and deployed a gigantic server farm for the NSA in Utah capable of storing and searching virtually infinite quantities of...
  • NHS scandal: Up to 1,200 patients died needlessly at British hospital

    01/08/2013 9:07:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Guy Benson
    Since Ed and I have each written about the latest round of Obamacare-exacerbated premium hikes, let’s check in on Britain’s single-payer system, which many American liberals fetishize: An official inquiry into failings at [Stafford] hospital, where between 400 and 1,200 patients died needlessly due to a catalogue of failings and appalling standards of care, is due to be published later this month. The report is expected to blame managers who cut costs and reduced staffing levels in an attempt to hit "efficiency" targets and win foundation status. Before taking control of the health service, Sir David ran the health authority...
  • Obamacare and My Daughter: In two years, the surgery will cease to be available for the insured"

    12/16/2012 6:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/16/2012 | JUSTIN BINIK-THOMAS
    Elections have consequences. The president signed a law which forces citizens to purchase a product simply on the virtue that they are alive. Our Supreme Court upheld the law, giving the government the power to tax inactivity. When the law is fully implemented, we may see a shift from our role as citizens to subjects. Instead of pay for play, it will become pay, if you play our way. We are moving slowly down this path, and can begin to see the cliff before us. Still, there is time to slow the process and change course. Knowing the risk and...
  • History of Socialist Progression: From Healthcare to the Holocaust

    11/24/2012 2:35:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 November 2012 | Michael Tennant
    Children with "hereditary defects" such as Down syndrome were among the first victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, which killed those deemed "unworthy of life." From Healthcare to Holocaust The New American 24 November 2012 It all started modestly enough. Hoping to stem the rising tide of socialism in the late 19th century, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck decided to institute a welfare state, the theory being that finding a middle ground between laissez-faire capitalism and full-blown socialism would blunt the popularity of the latter without unduly interfering with the former. Bismarck convinced the Reichstag to create four programs:...
  • Odd/Even Gasoline Rationing Runs into Trouble

    11/12/2012 11:05:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Borrowing an idea left over from the Carter Administration, New York City announced an odd/even gasoline rationing scheme. It was hoped that the scheme would cut four-hour wait times at gasoline pumps in half. However, a substantial portion of drivers are unable to determine whether the numbers on their license plates are odd or even. My plate has four numbers on it, one driver observed. Which one should I use? Another driver pointed out that I have a vanity plate. All of the writing on my plate is letters. Do I go on an odd day because it is odd...
  • Gasoline Rationing Comes To New York

    11/08/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/2012 | Tyler Durden
    From the mayor who made owning an 18oz+ container of coke a summary offense, comes this: Effective 6 am 11/9: drivers in NYC whose license plates end in an even number or zero will be able to buy gas only on even-numbered days Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012 Drivers in NYC whose license plates end with a letter will be classified as odd and may only buy gas on odd-numbered days Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012 In case anyone gets any ideas, the NYPD will be there to enforce counting skills: NYPD officers will be deployed at...
  • Gov. Christie signs order to ration gas in 12 N.J. counties

    11/02/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    nj.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Tomas Dinges
    Saturday at noon there will be gas rationing for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order today instituting gas rationing for the purchase of fuel by motorists in 12 counties. Calling the fuel supply a "shortage" that could endanger public health, safety and welfare, the rationing will take place in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The order restricts the sale of fuel for use in passenger cars depending upon whether their license ends in an even or odd number, the order said.
  • Tyranny of the Healthy

    11/01/2012 8:56:20 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 18 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Joseph Hippolito
    As he begins his commentary in the New York Times, a former Obama administration official offers a breathtaking suggestion for American health care. We need death panels. Having arrested his readers attention, Steven Rattner explains. Well, not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently rationing, by its proper name the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget. Rattner, a former Treasury Department counselor who helped design the $82 billion bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, has extensive experience on Wall Street and in journalism but none in medical practice...
  • Death Panels are HERE

    10/20/2012 8:51:52 PM PDT · by LucyT · 54 replies
    The Grouch at Right Truths ^ | October 18, 2012 | Dr. Grouch
    Today while working my shift in the emergency room, an old lady was brought in very sick and in fact near death. I did my usual workup and evaluation and attempted to administer life saving treatment. It was my plan to admit this woman to the hospital. I found out a little later that this same woman had been a patient here just slightly more than 2 weeks ago with a DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. I was told that if this woman was admitted, the hospital would not be paid. The new Medicare rule now is that if the same Medicare patient...
  • The Silent Exodus(Obamacare docs quitting)

    Patients should expect increasing difficulty accessing medical care, according to a survey of 13,575 physicians. The survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation estimates that "44,250...physicians will be lost from the workforce in the next four years. The survey also found that over the next one to three years, more than 50 percent of physicians will cut back on patients seen, work part-time, switch to concierge medicine, retire, or take other steps likely to reduce patient access. In addition, should 100,000 physicians transition from practice-owner to employed status over the next four years (such as working in a hospital setting), the...
  • Change: ObamaCare To Cause DC Hospitals To Lose Millions In Medicare

    10/01/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com ^ | october 1, 2012 | Duane Lester
    The readmission penalty, authorized by the 2010 health-care law, is one of the first examples of the incentives Medicare, the single largest payer of hospital services, is using to try to lower costs and improve care. Some of the hardest-hit facilities are inner-city hospitals that tend to treat sicker, poorer patients. These patients sometimes end up being readmitted because they have a harder time getting medication and follow-up doctors appointments, often because they lack transportation, hospital officials said. Not only do we have the very sick patients, they also have very significant social needs, said Kamaljit Sethi, who heads quality...
  • Beyond Obamacare [former Obama official says we NEED death panels]

    09/26/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Steven Rattner
    WE need death panels. Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently rationing, by its proper name the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget. But in the pantheon of toxic issues the famous third rails of American politics none stands taller than overtly acknowledging that elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical. Most notably, President Obamas estimable Affordable Care Act regrettably includes severe restrictions on any reduction in Medicare services or increase in fees to beneficiaries. In 2009, Sarah Palins...
  • Age could become a factor in kidney transplants(death panels in motion)

    09/23/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 37 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 9/20/12 | Teresa Woodard
    "The new system would take 20 percent of the 'best' kidneys or kidneys that have the potential to last the longest, and give them to the 20 percent of patients that could last the longest," Cutler explained. "So, a simple example would be a young donor going into a young patient." And the reverse would be true, too. "Older kidneys would go to older patients," he said. He said the current system of matching donors and recipients is based on how long someone has been waiting, how close the match is, and how likely it is another match could be...
  • Obama ex-advisers want to put $2.8T health care industry on a budget (RATIONING!)

    09/02/2012 4:43:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | AP
    Some of President Barack Obama's former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law. Call it Health Care Overhaul, Version 2.0. Their biggest idea is a first-ever budget for the nation's $2.8-trillion health care system, through negotiated limits on public and private spending in each state. It could become the Democratic counterpoint to private market strategies favored by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan. Under the proposal, the major public and private players in each state would negotiate payment rates with service providers such as...
  • Starving Amidst Plenty

    08/27/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    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 and default to a rationing society. The rationing society however is threatened by innovation because innovation...
  • Doctor secretly denied 12-year-old trauma victim food and water

    08/20/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT · by AstralisLux · 69 replies
    Spero News ^ | 8/20/12 | Martin Barillas
    A doctor at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas denied a 12-year-old gun-shot victim food and water and slipped a "do not resuscitate" order in the patient's chart, without the parents' knowledge. In Texas, the doctors' actions are protected by law. Now the patient is facing a so-called death panel where the doctor and hospital will give the patient and patient's family ten days to find another healthcare facility or they will stop treating the patient. Read more at Spero News...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Obamacares Monster and the Rationing Future

    07/22/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 7/21/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    Obamacares Independent Payment Advisory Board is authoritarian. It does not advise, it imposes on cost cutting for Medicareeven over a presidential veto. Moreover, itsimposed adviceis also immune from judicial review. Frankly, I think it is blatantlyunconstitutional because it tells Congress what to do instead of the other way around. But with the courts we have these days, nothing is certain. As currently existing, the IPAB cannot ration care.But that is preciselythe destination toward which the monster is lurching.It isnt even up and running yet, and already President Obama and the New England Journal of Medicine have called for expanding its...
  • Let's (Not) Get Physicals [Obamugabe Healthcare Rationing Continues with Media Help]

    06/04/2012 5:27:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/3/12 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    FOR decades, scientific research has shown that annual physical exams - and many of the screening tests that routinely accompany them - are in many ways pointless or (worse) dangerous, because they can lead to unneeded procedures... So why do Americans, nearly alone on the planet, remain so devoted to the ritual physical exam and to all of these tests, and why do so many doctors continue to provide them?Indeed, the last decade has seen a boom in what hospitals and health care companies call "executive physicals" - batteries of screening exams for apparently healthy people, purporting to ferret out...
  • Health Care rationing IS A FACT!

    06/01/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 7 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Spring 2012 | Dr. David Janda in video
    If you never watch another 6 MINUTE VIDEO - WATCH THIS ONE! DR. DAVID JANDA from Ann Arbor , a nationally known health care expert spoke on on behalf of candidate Rob Steele on Sunday Oct 10 2011 in Saline, WI. His comments here are repeats of his testimony before congress - the one you never heard about in Obama's media. THIS WILL SEND CHILLS DOWN YOUR SPINE - GUARANTEED.