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  • McConnell: 'America is not going to default'

    08/21/2017 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2017 4:23 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It was one of McConnell’s first public appearances since President Donald Trump publicly criticized him for failing to pass a repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. McConnell did not mention Trump in his remarks, and he did not take questions from reporters after the event. But in...
  • McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

    08/05/2017 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is “still a chance” the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” but he acknowledged the window for that is rapidly closing. The Kentucky senator noted Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is working on “some kind of bipartisan approach” that would involve subsidies for insurance companies. Alexander recently said he will work with the...
  • New Account Claims McCain’s Obamacare Vote Intended As Payback For Trump

    08/02/2017 11:14:58 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 78 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/1/2017 | Jack Davis
    Posobiec said that after the vote, a staffer near McCain’s office heard McCain say, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
  • McCain in Senate election debate says Obamacare has to be scrapped and Congress needs to start over

    07/30/2017 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 32 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 10/10/16 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Incumbent John McCain found himself on the defensive Monday over the fact it took months for him to conclude that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. http://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/much-of-mccain-kirkpatrick-debate-is-about-trump-clinton-obama/article_3071ba38-490d-570d-9a8f-9756ab117b75.html
  • Flake: Republicans who don't call Trump out are complicit (Barf)

    07/30/2017 5:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    4 Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said that Republican leaders who do not call President Trump out are complicit. “I do think so,” Flake told CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked if GOP leaders are complicit if they fail to call out Trump. “I think that you know, obviously the last thing you want to do is wake up every morning and see a tweet and think, ‘I just---‘ you know, it’s tough not to just say ‘I’m not going to respond.’ And we can’t respond to everything. But there are times when you have to stand up...
  • Hollywood Rejoices after Obamacare Repeal Defeated: ‘John McCain Put Country Over Party’

    07/28/2017 10:18:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars took to social media to celebrate and express their gratitude for the Republican senators who voted Friday morning against the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. “Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party,” comedian and actor Billy Crystal tweeted, thanking Senator McCain for putting “country over party” and voting against repeal.
  • Boehner Says He Used to ‘Sneak Into’ White House to See Obama

    07/25/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 145 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press”.... ...Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio...
  • PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE

    07/24/2017 8:13:57 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 81 replies
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    PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE In early May my wife and I returned from a short vacation in Peru. Two weeks later I came down with severe diarrhea that has now continued unabated for six weeks. The cause has been identified as a parasite—Blastasytis Species. This parasite is believed to be present in 23% of the American population and 100% of people in “less developed countries” (Wikipedia). Albendazole is the first line of treatment for this infection. Albendazole tablets are sold throughout the world (outside of the US) for 1 penny to six cents each and are usually available as...
  • GOP voters blame Congress, not Trump, for lack of progress

    07/05/2017 10:48:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2017 3:28 AM ET | Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont
    In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. But in New York’s Trump Tower café, the Gentry family blames Congress, not the president. Like many Trump voters across America, the Alabama couple, vacationing last week with their three children, says they are deeply frustrated with the president’s GOP allies, faulting them for derailing Trump’s plans. As the family of five lunched in Trump Tower, Sheila Gentry offered a pointed message to those concerned with the GOP’s ability to...
  • 74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

    06/23/2017 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 23, 2017 | 11:09 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    As of April, there were 74,531,002 people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program as of April, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That is up 16,705,235 in the 49 states that reported their Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for both the July-to-September period of 2013 (the last quarter before the Obamacare exchanges opened) and this April. The 74,531,002 enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP as of April includes the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the 49 states that reported both before the Obamacare exchanges opened in 2013 and...
  • No, White Friend — You Weren't "Embarrassed" by Barack Obama (keep barf bag close at hand)

    06/20/2017 8:45:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | June 20 2017 | by John Pavlovitz
    I remember the day after the 2016 Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he "finally wasn't embarrassed of America and our President." I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered. Since then I've heard this sentiment echoed by more white folks than I can count, especially in recent months; supposed relief at once again having a leader who instills pride. I don't have the time to ask each of the individually, I'll ask here: So, you were embarrassed for the past 8 years, huh? Really? What exactly...
  • Insurer Anthem opens another hole in ACA exchange blanket

    06/06/2017 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2017 5:56 PM EDT | Tom Murphy
    One of the nation’s biggest health insurers says it will not return to Ohio’s public insurance exchanges next year, a decision that could open more holes in the Affordable Care Act’s increasingly thin system for helping people buy coverage. The move announced Tuesday by Anthem Inc. could leave shoppers in 20 counties without an option for buying individual coverage on the exchange unless another insurer steps in, according to data compiled by The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere. The exchanges are the only place where people can use an income-based tax credit to help cover the cost of...
  • Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’

    05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    observer.com ^ | 05/20/17 | Michael Sainato
    <p>The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.</p>
  • Raucous, angry crowd grills Virginia Rep. Brat at town hall

    05/10/2017 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2017 11:00 PM EDT | Sarah Rankin
    Critics of Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and the House health care bill he voted for packed a raucous town hall meeting in his Virginia district Tuesday night, booing and shouting down the congressman from start to finish. Brat is the latest in a series of lawmakers across the country who have gotten an earful from constituents at town hall meetings since last week’s passage of the House health care bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. […] A former economics professor who defeated then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a historic 2014 upset, Brat briefly discussed...
  • Elizabeth Warren: "Troubled" By Obama's Upcoming $400,000 Speech To Wall Street

    04/27/2017 10:41:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 27, 2017
    In an interview Thursday with Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) weighed in on former President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Obama is expected to receive at least $400,000 for the speaking engagement. TOMMY ALTER: Senator Warren, what do you think about President Obama accepting $400,000 from Wall Street? SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Well, I was troubled by that. One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. And that it shows up in so many different ways...
  • State officials ask Congress to secure 'Obamacare' subsidies [NAIC]

    04/19/2017 5:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2017 5:27 PM EDT
    State officials are asking Congress to guarantee billions of dollars in health insurance subsidies under a legal cloud as a result of Republican opposition to “Obamacare.” In a letter Wednesday to congressional leaders, the nonpartisan National Association of Insurance Commissioners said the so-called cost-sharing reductions are essential for keeping insurance markets stable next year. Insurers use the money to reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. …
  • GPs 'bribed' to NOT send patients for cancer tests: NHS pays millions for rationing hip ops…[UK]

    04/16/2017 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 20:08 EDT, 16 April 2017 | Sophie Borland and Rosie Taylor
    GPs are being paid millions by the NHS to ration referrals for operations, scans and even cancer tests, an investigation reveals today. Family doctors are being offered the financial incentives in a bid to slash the number of patients they send to hospital for a variety of procedures. The incentives mostly cover non-urgent referrals for hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, hearing tests and abdomen scans. But two health trusts have included urgent cancer scans in their schemes, and another two covered heart tests. Patient groups said the payments were ‘profoundly wrong’, while one MP likened them to ‘bribes’. Doctors’...
  • Sanders: ‘I'm Going to Introduce a Medicare-for-All, Single-Payer Program’

    03/27/2017 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 27, 2017 | 7:29 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Republican repeal and replace bill was a “disastrous piece of legislation” designed to give tax breaks to the wealthy, and it deserved to die in the House, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont socialist, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. He also admitted that the Democrats’ Obamacare has “serious problems,” including premiums and deductibles that are too high and areas of the country where people don’t have a choice of insurance plans. “Ideally, where we should going is to join the rest of the industrialized the world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. And...
  • Did Rand Paul Have an Alternative to the Failed AHCA?

    03/26/2017 8:53:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    From the birth of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was vehemently against it. In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Paul noted the problematic rising premiums that Obamacare engenders in the individual market. He elaborately explained the much needed demand to eradicate Obamacare’s insurance mandates and high prices. The AHCA would have earned popularity among conservatives if Rand Paul was involved with the crafting of the bill. Speaker Ryan remained woefully out of touch with the AHCA’s dismal unfavorability; his determination to persist with the proposal serves as evidence of such. Senator Paul was one...
  • Ryan: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

    03/24/2017 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 24, 2017 | Madeline Conway
    After withdrawing his health care bill from the House floor in an embarrassing defeat, Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that “Obamacare is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” “I don't know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land,” Ryan told reporters shortly after House Republicans canceled a planned afternoon vote on their alternative to Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law. “It's gonna remain the law of the land until it's replaced,” Ryan continued. “We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And, so,...