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  • Romney touts Massachusetts health plan

    08/24/2012 11:01:32 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    AP/AJC ^ | Aug 23 2012 | Nicholas Riccardi
    DENVER — Mitt Romney said in an interview Thursday that his plan to provide universal health insurance in Massachusetts was superior to President Obama's own health care plan. "My health care plan I put in place in my state has everyone insured, but we didn't go out and raise taxes on people and have a unelected board tell people what kind of health care they can have," Romney said in an interview with CBS' Denver affiliate, KCNC. Obama's plan was modeled on Romney's, which has made some conservatives wary of the former Massachusetts governor. Some GOP activists were angered when...
  • “Romney is hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns,” says Tampa foe

    08/16/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Equal Protection for Posterity | August 16, 2012
    Equal Protection for PosterityBaldwin: “Disclose your tax returns and everything else about Stericycle.” Bain investment “would make Herod blush” TAMPA, FL (Thursday, August 16, 2012) – Republican spokesmen for a rising “DUMP ROMNEY” rebellion today charged that Mitt Romney is “hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns” from investments that “would make Herod blush.”     Steve Baldwin, former Republican Whip of the California State Assembly, said recent journalism about the actual date of Romney’s departure from Bain Capital “has almost certainly revealed the real reason Romney refuses to release any more than two years of personal IRS data:  Bain’s craven...
  • Romney Pivots, Embraces Romneycare Again

    08/10/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT · by so_real · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | GREGORY J. KRIEG
    "At the top of my list of programs we don't need is one that costs $100 billion a year I'm going to get rid of and that's Obamacare," he said to cheers at a rally. But then, a telling pivot: "By the way, that doesn't mean that health care is perfect. We've got to do reforms in health care and I have some experience doing that, as you know. And I know how to make a better setting than the one we have in health care."
  • Oh, NOW Ann Coulter gets upset with Romney!!

    08/08/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn’t Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare? Answer: Yeah, but I’m not sure it’s Andrea Saul’s mention of RomneyCare that’s really bugging her. Mediaite’s transcript: “Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with...
  • Ann Coulter torches Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, says Romney must fire her

    08/08/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul thrust herself into the spotlight today by making a super lame argument against Burton’s outrageous “Romney killed my wife” ad by arguing that if the wife had been in Massachusetts, she would have had Romneycare for insurance. This has enraged Ann Coulter and she rips Saul to shreds, saying that Romney donors should demand Saul is fired or they won’t give another dime.
  • Romney spokesperson cites Massachusetts health law (as a plus)

    08/08/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. “To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s...
  • Obamacare falling short already

    07/26/2012 12:20:45 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7-26-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Board
    The unintended, convoluted and costly consequences of President Barack Obama's signature health care law are about to be realized. Obamacare was rushed through Congress in 2010 despite almost no one knowing what the 2,700-page law provided, apart from a vague promise to make health care more affordable and accessible. This week...
  • House GOP Leaders Indicate They Will Fund Implementation of Obamacare

    07/24/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT · by DFG · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/24/12 | Elizabeth Harrington and Jon Street
    When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30--when the current funding legislation runs out--House Speaker John Boehner responded that "our goal would be to make sure the government is funded," thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare past Sept. 30. Unless a special provision is put into the bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 that expressly prohibits funding specifically for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-care plans to cover, without cost-sharing, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and...
  • Is this real?

    07/18/2012 8:24:35 AM PDT · by thesaleboat · 19 replies
    Email | Unknown | Unknown
    At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment see page 272 What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "pass it and then read it!!." Here it is! ______________________________ Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200 Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 JUDGE KITHIL wrote:...
  • UK: Thousands could lose their sight as NHS cuts cataract surgery by a quarter

    07/17/2012 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Jean S · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/15/12 | James Chapman
    The eyesight of thousands of elderly people has been put in jeopardy as NHS trusts place harsh restrictions on cataract surgery. Last year the number of operations being carried out on the Health Service fell by more than a quarter in some areas. And more than half of the NHS trusts in England have imposed their own criteria for the surgery which are tougher than national guidelines, according to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People. MPs will hear today that, for many trusts, the number being treated for  cataracts fell dramatically despite an ageing population. Labour health...
  • Dehydrate dementia patients to death to save money: British Medical Journal editorial

    07/16/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 110 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 07/16/12 | Hilary White
    Dehydrate dementia patients to death to save money: British Medical Journal editorial by Hilary White, Rome CorrespondentMon Jul 16, 2012 15:38 EST July 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The courts should not interfere with doctors who want to dehydrate to death incapacitated patients who are a drain on scarce financial resources, according to an editorial in this week’s edition of the prestigious British Medical Journal. Raanan Gillon, emeritus professor of medical ethics and former chairman of the Institute of Medical Ethics governing body, wrote that a ruling last year by the High Court against dehydrating an incapacitated patient to death was...
  • Staggering Health Insurance Premiums Right Around the Corner (increase of 50 - 70 percent, WA state)

    07/16/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT · by epithermal · 19 replies
    Washington State Wire ^ | July 12, 2012 | Erik Smith
    OLYMPIA, July 12.—If you think the cost of health insurance is going to go down under health care reform, think again, says the CEO of Washington state’s largest individual-insurance health plan. Many purchasers of individual insurance plans may see premiums rise 50 to 70 percent.
  • ObamaCare; before it's passing, "Did They Tell You That"...

    07/11/2012 11:13:54 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 20 replies
    7/11/12 | me
    IDEA FOR ROMNEY CAMPAIGN Does a slow drip of negative news regarding ObamaCare change anybody's mind enough to change their vote? MAYBE, IF IT AFFECTS THEM BAD ENOUGH I went into a pain management center this morning hoping to be placed on disability due to my lower back pain, so I could collect disability from the government... Not really... I'm self employed, white, never been a union worker or employed by the government, so I likely could not qualify. But I really did see a pain specialist for my lower back problem... like I said, I am self employed, so...
  • Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

    07/09/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT · by MrChips · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/12 | Sally Nelson
    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law...
  • New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare

    07/06/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Jul 2012 07:54 PM
    For months, Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season. In recent weeks, however, Romney's tight ship has not looked so tight. Romney's missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare - and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week - have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans' chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election....
  • Child heart surgery units to learn fate (UK to close 40% if units)

    07/04/2012 6:01:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | July 4, 2012 | By Nick Triggle
    The hospitals that perform child heart surgery are due to learn which will have to stop performing operations. There are 10 units in England, but an official consultation has proposed up to four should cease doing surgery. The NHS review was carried out amid fears expertise was spread too thinly, and has already concluded surgery should be concentrated on fewer sites. Centres in Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Southampton, Bristol and London are under threat.
  • IRS Geared Up For Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax

    07/03/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacare’s individual mandate on Thursday — and in fact dubbed it a tax in spite of the Obama administration’s denials — no one was more jubilant this past weekend than the recently hired agents at the Internal Revenue Service who get to keep their jobs, according to a law enforcement official in Washington, D.C. Their jobs are now safe and secure. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama’s minions swarmed the Sunday morning news shows arguing that Americans were not going to be taxed to raise money for Obamacare, yet reporters failed...
  • Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care

    07/03/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Josh Kra
    It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any...
  • Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.

    07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 155 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • Obama, SCOTUS, Taxes and Your Freedoms

    07/03/2012 3:42:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate (indictment) to collect more taxes from you and me. President Barack Obama's taxation shell game, which flies in the face of the freedoms we celebrate this week, is just one more reason his presidency and Obamacare need to be overturned this November. Chief Justice John Roberts wasn't kidding when he offered the commentary about the court's ruling: "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." Obamacare is taxation unleashed! Despite the fact that in 2009, Obama repeatedly denied to ABC...
  • Senate minority leader McConnell: Odds long against lawmakers seeking to gut health care law

    07/02/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 105 replies
    Washington Pots ^ | July 2, 2012 | AP
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — It’s on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The Kentucky Republican said Monday it’s hard to unravel something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law, WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/LSUtqX ) reports. “If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”
  • Romney breaks with GOP, says mandate is a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/02/12 02: | the hill
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign broke with congressional Republicans on Monday by arguing that the individual mandate upheld by the Supreme Court last week is a penalty, not a tax. http://thehill.com/video/campaign/235855-romney-team-agrees-with-obama-mandate-not-a-tax Duck duck who's got the Duck ?
  • Romney adviser: Health care not a tax ("Etch a Sketch" Adviser is back)

    07/02/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/02/2012 | David Sherfinski
    While Congressional Republicans have seized on the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s health care overhaul is constitutional as a tax, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist undercut that line of argument Monday, saying that the governor agrees with Mr. Obama that the law is not a tax. “The governor has consistently described the mandate in Massachusetts as a penalty,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Mr. Romney’s strategist, said on MSNBC. “The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court; he agreed with the dissent that was written by Justice Scalia, which clearly states the mandate was not a tax.”
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • Supreme Court’s ObamaCare Decision Prompts Obama-ectomy

    07/02/2012 3:32:44 AM PDT · by Freestar · 5 replies
    Freestar Media ^ | July 2, 2012 | Logan Darrow Clements
    How can Americans who are opposed to the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision vent their anger? Get an Obama-ectomy or sponsor one for someone else. A Los Angeles film maker is offering the “Obama-ectomy Screening Package” allowing ordinary citizens to screen his anti-ObamaCare movie “SICK AND SICKER” in their city and make money doing it. Getting an Obama-ectomy or sponsoring one doesn’t require a trip to the hospital. It’s automated through the movie's website at http://www.sickandsickermovie.com The producer, Logan Darrow Clements, last made headlines when he tried to seize the home of Supreme Court Justice David Souter in response to Souter’s...
  • White House says health care debate is over: Fee for uninsured is a penalty, not a tax (LIARS!)

    07/02/2012 3:35:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/1/2012 | staff
    The White House insisted Sunday the consequence for Americans not having health insurance is a penalty fee, despite the Supreme Court ruling that it is a tax, and said the debate on the Affordable Care Act should finally end. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said on "Fox News Sunday" that “when the Supreme Court rules” the country “has a final decision” and that the presidential campaigns should focus on the economy and jobs. “What we need to do is go forward with the implementation” of the law, Lew said. He also argued the health care law will not...
  • If not Mitt....

    07/01/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 60 replies
    Andrew McCarthy | Vanity
    Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election now that Mitt has won the GOP race, “…I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: 1.. Justice Scalia just turned 78 2.. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year 3.. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August 4.. Justice Ginsburg just turned 81. We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is...
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • I'm a Tea Party Nose Holder

    07/01/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 27 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    (Sketch of the Supreme Court justices hearing the health care reform case in March by Bill Hennessy.)By Mr. CurmudgeonRecently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.This ruling positions the Tea Party as the only alternative to our broken two-party system.At the center of the controversy, stands...
  • Wealthy Conservatives Working to Unseat Obama, Take Back Senate

    06/30/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intention on Friday to give $10 million to political action committees controlled by Charles and David Koch who in turn are themselves giving substantial sums to unseat President Obama and turn control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. Adelson's intentions are to give upwards of $100 million in support of conservative causes. He explained: What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we've been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the...
  • Sarah Palin: Repealing Obamacare should be Romney's first priority as president

    06/30/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | July 1, 2012 | The Capitol Column
    During her appearance on Fox News, Palin added that she expects presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make good on his promise to repeal Obamacare if he elected in November. "First on the list of priorities must be repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that makes more sense," she said. Earlier that day Romney had slammed the Supreme Court ruling, re-affirming his promise to help repeal the health care law as president. "Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare - cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and...
  • Santorum: Romneycare 'hasn't worked in Mass'- 'voting for Romney over Obama a clear choice for me'

    06/30/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 200 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee /
    Santorum, however, noted that Romney has vowed to repeal Obama's health care law. He said voting for Romney over Obama is a "clear choice for me."
  • NHS (UK) Facing 'Colossal' Care Bill Unless System is Overhauled Urgently

    06/30/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2012 | By John Bingham
    They say that unless “brave and radical decisions” are taken now, the NHS will be flooded with tens of thousands of elderly people who could be cared for elsewhere, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds a year. Almost a million older people in need of some form of care do not receive it because their needs are not considered severe enough need or do not qualify for financial support, it has been estimated.
  • Sarah Palin Thank you, SCOTUS.

    06/28/2012 11:19:15 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 245 replies
    Facebook ^ | 19 minutes ago | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • Romney campaign reports $4.2M raised off healthcare ruling in 20hrs.

    06/29/2012 4:30:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 167 replies
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled the healthcare reform legislation constitutional, his press secretary reported in a tweet on Friday morning. Romney responded to the ruling by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as "Obamacare." He wrote in a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday: "Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over." The Supreme Court's ruling was...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare: What It Means, What Happens Next

    06/28/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 26 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 6/28/2012 | Daniel Fisher
    The U.S. Supreme Court today voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, refusing to overturn the unpopular law and sending the issue back to voters to decide in the upcoming presidential election. The 5-4 decision found the individual mandate at the heart of the law was a tax and therefore allowable under Congress’ constitutional power to levy taxes. Roberts joined the conservative wing in finding the law otherwise would have violated the Commerce Clause, however, by exceeding the power of Congress. The decision is a victory for liberals who for decades had been pushing for a federal law to provide...
  • ObamaCare Upheld as a Tax, But It's Not the End of the World

    06/28/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Sark · 19 replies
    This morning, the United States Supreme Court released its ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that the individual mandate is constitutional, but only as a tax. Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor in this majority opinion. Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas dissented, arguing that the entirety of the law was unconstitutional. To put it bluntly, this is a very complicated ruling that few expected in its given form.
  • Ginsburg opinion cites (Mitt's) Massachusetts law

    06/28/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | June 28, 2012 | Alexander Burns
    With all eyes on the individual mandate Thursday, Mitt Romney got a shout-out from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her opinion on the Affordable Care Act.Writing on the subject of providing affordable insurance to those with preexisting conditions, Ginsburg noted that Massachusetts “cracked [the] adverse selection problem.” and highlighted briefs explaining “the success of Massachusetts’ reforms.”Under the Massachusetts health system, most residents were required to buy insurance so that insurance companies wouldn’t be left only with sick customers – and thus skyrocketing premiums.“As a result, federal lawmakers observed, Massachusetts succeeded where other States had failed,” Ginsburg wrote.
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • Organ transplants could be in illegal immigrants' future

    06/24/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Danna
    Two illegal immigrants initially denied potentially lifesaving organ transplants could eventually receive the procedures at two area hospitals, according to a source close to the men. The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center last week agreed to begin evaluating Lorenzo Arroyo, 36, for a liver transplant, while Loyola University Medical Center agreed to evaluate Jorge Mariscal, 23, for a kidney transplant, said the Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Mission in Little Village. The two men have been previously treated for their conditions at those respective institutions. In a statement, UIC confirmed a transplant evaluation...
  • GOP promises to rid nation of healthcare law (Commiecare™)

    06/24/2012 2:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/12
    GOP promises to rid nation of healthcare lawBy Ian Swanson - 06/23/12 06:00 AM ET Republicans are using their weekly radio address to reiterate their promise to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law. The address is timed for this week’s decision by the Supreme Court, which is set to announce its ruling on the controversial law as early as Monday. The justices could uphold the law, they could throw it out, or they could throw out the mandate that consumers buy health insurance but leave the rest of the law standing. Many expect the ruling to at least go against the...
  • Maddow Melts Down on HBO's Real Time: 'Leave Me Alone About RomneyCare, All of You'

    06/23/2012 5:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 23, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's supposedly most intelligent "news" anchor almost had a total meltdown on HBO's Real Time Friday. When repeatedly asked by host Bill Maher and guest Nick Gillespie for her opinion of Massachusetts' healthcare program, Maddow whined like a little girl, "Leave me alone about RomneyCare, all of you" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Maddow Almost Melts Down on HBO's Real Time: 'Leave Me Alone About RomneyCare, All of You' BILL MAHER, HOST: Mitt Romney said on the campaign trail last week, he said, “We're going to get rid of ObamaCare and return to personal responsibility.” This is the return...
  • Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

    06/20/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT · by roughman · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail | 20 June 2012 | Steve Doughty
    NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly. He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country. It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to...
  • Elderly patients 'helped to die to free up beds', warns doctor

    06/20/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/20/12 | Donna Bowater
    Professor Patrick Pullicino has claimed that doctors are using a care pathway designed to help make people's final days more comfortable as an equivalent to euthanasia. The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is used in hospitals for patients who are terminally ill or are expected to die imminently. Under the pathway, doctors can withdraw treatment, food and water while patients are heavily sedated. Almost a third of patients - 130,000 - who die in hospital or under NHS care a year are on the LCP. Professor Pullicino said he believed the LCP was being used as an "assisted death pathway" with...
  • Joint Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Pro-Family Leaders

    06/16/2012 10:52:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2006 | Many
    Joint Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Pro-Family Leaders (This letter was hand-delivered to the Governor’s staff on Dec. 20, 2006.) December 20, 2006 The Honorable W. Mitt Romney Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts The State House Boston, MA 02133 Dear Governor Romney: You have a few weeks left in your term to take action on the issue of marriage. Contrary to opinions offered up by liberal commentators, liberal legal authorities, and perhaps even your own staff, you have the authority as Governor to reverse the damage that has been done to the sacred institution of marriage. The signatories below urge...
  • If Republicans Are Smart...

    06/17/2012 3:57:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    It seems as though the last month has been a gift to Republicans, particularly the Romney campaign. President Obama has committed gaffe after gaffe, and every new economic indicator is yet another pebble on the scale now fully tipped against him. Now he’s decided the key to stimulating the economy isn’t to lower the burden of government but to grant proxy amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens, thereby adding them to the ever-growing list of job seekers. That means more people looking for jobs that aren’t there. It’s as though he watched the Republican primary, felt badly the party...
  • Romney Says He’ll Win Pennsylvania in November

    06/16/2012 9:37:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/16/2012 | Emily Friedman
    CORNWALL, Pa. — Finishing the second day of his bus tour in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, an impassioned Mitt Romney declared that he would carry the Keystone State this fall. Referencing remarks made during a warm-up speech by Rep. Jim Gerlach, in which he suggested the crowd would have to “convince” Romney that he can win Pennsylvania this fall, Romney came bounding off his bus to tweak the representative’s remarks. “He said that you guys need to convince me that I’m going to win Pennsylvania,” Romney said. “I’ve got news for you, congressman, I am going to win Pennsylvania.”
  • Romney woos Christian conservatives, gets Santorum support

    06/16/2012 9:17:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 16, 2012 | NBC News
    Republican Mitt Romney paused Saturday during a campaign bus stop in Pennsylvania to touch base with Christian conservatives. Obama's health care plan "attacks freedoms" and "raising taxes attacks freedoms," Romney said. The Obama administration's decision on contraceptive coverage "attacks our first freedom - religious freedom," he said. He credited former rival Rick Santorum with touting three "best predictors" for happiness and good finances: be married, graduate from high school and get a job. Santorum, a return visitor to the Coalition conference, said he has "no doubt" Romney understands the "centrality of family." The former Pennsylvania senator urged the audience to...
  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 06/16/2012 | Andrew McMurphy
    On the surface, the title of this article seems paradoxical. How can any conservative in the USA even contemplate the concept of the government creating a single-payer health insurance system covering all Americans and, in effect, ending private major medical health insurance? In this post I hope to make the conservative case for a single payer incontrovertible for those occupying the centre-right politically. Conservatives are supposed to be the defenders of business. Yet our current health care system works as an albatross around the neck of American business. Likewise, the piecemeal reforms of ObamaCare seem only to make some problems...