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  • SCOTUS To Dems: Your ObamaCare Problem Is Not Our Emergency

    01/21/2020 7:13:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for the Spring Showdown. Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court appeared ready to jump into the middle of a 2020 election debate over ObamaCare, telling both sides of an appear to submit briefs over the possibility of an expedited review of a case where the law was ruled unconstitutional. There was just enough time to add this to the calendar for this session — if the court wanted to stick their fingers into a political and electoral maelstrom.To quote Emily Litella … never mind: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Democrats’ plea to consider a high-stakes legal...
  • Still Feeling the Bern?

    01/14/2020 5:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 14, 2020 | Bill Murchison
    The best thing about Bernie -- need I explain, in the year of grace 2020, which Bernie? -- is how a frosty-haired old coot, old enough to have been a high school classmate of mine, fires up kids who never heard of our era's icons: Leo Durocher, say, or Robert Q. Lewis. This happens, coincidentally, to be the worst thing about Bernie. A youthful constituency for socialist measures and methods in the Bernie manner is a scary thing to behold. In a less mixed-up political environment than ours, candidate Sanders might rise, with some exertion, to the level of Marianne...
  • What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us

    11/14/2019 1:42:52 AM PST · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 08/21/2009 | Yuri N. Maltsev
    What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us 08/21/2009 Yuri N. Maltsev In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal "cradle-to-grave" healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. The "right to health" became a "constitutional right" of Soviet citizens. The proclaimed advantages of this system were that it would "reduce costs" and eliminate the "waste" that stemmed from "unnecessary duplication and parallelism" — i.e., competition. These goals were similar to the ones declared by Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi — attractive and humane goals of universal coverage and low costs. What's not to like? The...
  • UK National Health Service to Deny Treatment to ‘Racists’ and ‘Sexists’

    11/07/2019 9:06:00 AM PST · by gattaca · 43 replies
    Summit News ^ | November 6, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    What could possibly go wrong? A National Health Service (NHS) trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. No, this is not the Onion. The North Bristol NHS Trust said that “threatening and offensive language,” as well as “racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour” and “malicious allegations” would all be punishable offenses. Patients who commit such an infraction will be subject to a “sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.” “We have staff from many...
  • Warren’s $52T 'Medicare-for-all' plan

    11/01/2019 6:03:49 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/01/2019 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s long-awaited "Medicare-for-all" funding plan projects the government-run health care system would cost a staggering sum of "just under $52 trillion" over the next decade, with the campaign proposing a host of new tax increases to pay for it while still claiming the middle class would not face any additional burden. “We don’t need to raise taxes on the middle class by one penny to finance Medicare for All,” Sen. Warren, D-Mass., said in her plan — a copy of which was obtained by Fox News. FUNDING MEDICARE-FOR-ALL WITH TAXES ONLY ON RICH IS 'IMPOSSIBLE,'...
  • Manchin: ‘Bernie Is Damn Wrong’ That I Would Vote for Medicare for All

    10/31/2019 4:10:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2019 | Andrew Kugle
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) rejected presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders's claim that he could pressure the West Virginia senator and other moderate Democrats to vote in favor of Medicare for All. "Bernie is damn wrong on that one," Manchin said Wednesday when asked by NBC News about Sanders saying his health care plan would have support from moderate Democratic senators. Sanders said in a CNBC interview that moderate senators, including Manchin and Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.), would rally behind his agenda and deliver the votes to implement a government-run healthcare system. "Damn right they will," Sanders said when asked...
  • Awkward: Colbert Corners Warren on Middle Tax Class Increases, Calls Her Out When She Dodges

    09/19/2019 8:38:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/19/2019 | Guy Benson
    On Stephen Colbert's CBS late night show, the host challenged Elizabeth Warren on the issue of single-payer healthcare, which she unequivocally supports. He attempted to nail the leftist Senator down on the question of whether or not middle class Americans' taxes would have to go up (they would, a lot) in order to fund the program she and Bernie Sanders have proposed. She ducked, he drilled down further, then she ducked again -- prompting the comedian to call her out on it, seemingly to her surprise: “You keep being asked in the debates, how are you going to pay...
  • FBI Insider: El Paso Shooter Told Officials It was the Democrat Debate on Free Healthcare to Ille

    08/06/2019 6:50:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/6/2019 | Jim Hoft
    This morning at 7:30 AM (Phoenix time) former FBI Agent Steve Hooper joined radio host Mike Broomhead on the Mike Broomhead Show on KFYI 550 AM 6-10AM). Steve Hooper is a 30 year veteran of the FBI. Hooper said the El Paso shooter, during interviews, says he was triggered after watching the DNC debate where all the candidates raised their hands to provide “health insurance” to illegal immigrants. It was the insanity at the Democrat Presidential debates that triggered the shooter, not Trump’s language. Here is the audio from the Mike Broomhead Show this morning. Steve Hooper: When the most...
  • Trump administration is drafting plan to allow US consumers to import drugs from Canada

    07/31/2019 4:01:46 PM PDT · by Poison Pill · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/30/2019 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Trump is working on a proposal that would allow the U.S. to import drugs from Canada, HHS Secretary Alex Azar says.“Working on a plan on how we can import drugs safely and effectively from Canada so the American people get the benefit of the deals that pharma themselves are striking with other countries,” he says.
  • Medically unnecessary ambulance rides soar after ACA expansion

    06/30/2019 7:04:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2019 | University of Colorado Denver
    By 2016, two years into the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17.6 million previously uninsured people around the U.S. had gained health insurance coverage. But with the expansion, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Kentucky found that ambulance dispatches for minor injuries like abrasions, minor burns and muscle sprains rose by a staggering 37% in New York City. The authors analyzed data from all of the 911 ambulance dispatches in New York City between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2016. In New York City, 911 calls are routed through a central dispatch...
  • Outbreak of rare bacterial infection kills 12 in the UK, officials say

    06/28/2019 4:39:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Paulina Dedaj |
    Officials with the Mid Essex National Health Service Department issued a warning this month after 32 cases of invasive Group A streptococcus (IGAS) were reported in the Braintree and Maldon District as well as in Chelmsford City. Of those reported cases, 12 people have died. Public health officials say each case involved elderly patients who were treated for wounds in either “care homes” or house calls. Rachel Hearn, director of Nursing and Quality, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group offered her condolences in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the families of those patients who have died," she said. “The NHS...
  • Holt Asks 2020 Dems to Raise Their Hands For Government-Run Health Care. The Result Was Lopsided

    06/27/2019 2:40:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/26/19 | Caleb Howe
    The “by a show of hands” challenge has a controversial past in American presidential debates. Republicans chafed and objected in 2007. Trump stood alone in 2016. And on Wednesday at the NBC Democratic Debate, the first primary debate of the 2020 season, the show of hands-on health care got big applause from the crowd, but only two hands up on stage. **SNIP** “Who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, just a show of hands,” said Holt. Only Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio raised their hands, as the crowd timidly at first and...
  • The Marxist Roots of ‘Medicare for All’

    06/15/2019 8:45:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 14, 2019 | Trevor Loudon, the Epoch Times
    When Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced the launch of H.R.1384, “Medicare for All,” on the Capitol steps on Feb. 27, 2019, it was a major step toward a socialist America. Jayapal was surrounded by more than 100 supporters, many from groups such as National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer. Appropriately, all of the organizations represented are controlled, or at least heavily influenced, by America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which can quite rightly claim credit for the socialist single-payer movement...
  • ‘Socialist’ Nordic Countries Are Actually Moving Toward Private Health Care

    06/14/2019 8:51:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 13, 2019 | Kevin Pham
    Rising support for socialism in the United States comes at a time when politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., promise a great many “free” services, to be provided or guaranteed by the government. Supporters often point to nations with large social programs, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Scandinavian states, particularly when it comes to health care. Never mind that these are not true socialist countries, but highly taxed market economies with large welfare states. That aside, they do offer a government-guaranteed health service that many in America wish to emulate. The problem for their argument is that,...
  • Bernie Sanders: Americans 'will be delighted to pay more in taxes' for free health care, education

    06/12/2019 11:14:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, continued to defend Democratic socialism and argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more in taxes" if his policies are carried out. On Wednesday, Sanders attempted to sway voters into the ideology of Democratic socialism and argued in favor for what he called an "Economic Bill of Rights," where every American would have a right for items like free health care and education. He also insisted that President Trump is a "corporate socialist" for providing billions in subsidies and tax breaks for corporations. During an appearance on CNN, the Democratic candidate was asked how he...
  • Allen West: Socialism Is Philosophy of Control Freaks

    05/20/2019 1:09:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 20, 2019 | Allen West
    Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Allen West (Screenshot) “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” —House of Commons, 22 October 1945. Above are two respective quotes of Sir Winston Churchill regarding that collectivist economic model of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels we call socialism. Just last week, Fox Business...
  • Warren: Let’s Have The Federal Government Pay For Abortions — Through Medicare For All

    05/17/2019 9:41:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Democrats learn a lesson about attacking the Hyde Amendment in 2016? A new press from conservative states to restrict abortion has led at least one Democratic presidential candidate to repeat that strategy. Elizabeth Warren declared today that abortions should get direct federal funding and that Congress should pass “federal statutory rights” to abortion on demand.You know what would come in handy for that? Medicare for all: “These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is — but they don’t care,” Warren wrote. “They want to turn back the clock, outlaw abortion and deny women access to reproductive health...
  • This New Democratic Plan Would Ban Private Medicine

    05/13/2019 5:18:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2019 | Chris Jacobs
    A few months ago, Sen. Kamala Harris raised eyebrows when she nonchalantly proclaimed her desire to abolish private health insurance: “Let’s move on.” Today, Ms. Harris’s quip seems quaint. The latest liberal policy idea would effectively end all private health care for many Americans. The proposal, the Medicare for America Act, first appeared as a 2018 paper by the Center for American Progress. It was a plan to expand government-run health care. It’s been called “the Democratic establishment’s alternative” to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s single-payer scheme. In March, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke endorsed Medicare for America in lieu of the...
  • Economist Breaks It Down for Democrats, Explains Sheer Impossibility of ‘Medicare for All’

    05/03/2019 6:42:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | MAY 2, 2019 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” That quote is attributed to satirist P.J. O’Rourke, but it just might end up being disturbingly prescient. Not satisfied with already turning healthcare on its head through Obamacare, liberals are now floating their next plan for America: universal healthcare. A more accurate term is probably socialized medicine, but the left is trying to sell the idea to voters by dubbing it “Medicare for All.” The idea is simple, at least at a glance. Take taxpayer-funded health coverage such as Medicare and just...
  • Fourth GOP senator opposes Trump Fed pick Herman Cain, effectively ending his path to confirmation

    04/11/2019 2:21:57 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 11, 2019 | Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer, N.D., on Thursday became the fourth member of his party’s caucus to tell reporters he would vote against a nomination for former pizza executive Herman Cain to join the board of the Federal Reserve. “If I had to [vote] today, I would vote no” on Cain, Cramer told reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill. Cain has yet to be formally nominated by President Donald Trump, but last week Trump announced that Cain was his pick to fill one of two open seats on the central bank’s board. Trump intends to nominate conservative economist and author...