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  • 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
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 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...
  • Supporters of free universal health care can’t explain why U.K. citizen Mick Jagger...

    04/07/2019 3:26:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 7, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Supporters of free universal health care can’t explain why U.K. citizen Mick Jagger had his life saving heart surgery in the U.S. Supporters of free universal health care can’t explain why U.K. citizen Mick Jagger had his life saving heart surgery in the U.S.I’ll explain it.There is a tradeoff between time and money.When something is “free,” it often comes with the “cost” of having to wait in line.Mick Jagger knew that he could either get “free” heart surgery in the U.K. (where he is a citizen), at the cost of having to wait on a waiting list, or, he could get...
  • Trip to New York’s DMV Looks Much Like Medicare for All

    04/04/2019 7:26:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/19 | Daniel Wiseman
    Medicare for all? Great idea until you realize you’ll be attending something akin to the local DMV To appreciate health care under the Insane Left’s “Medicare for All,” just visit your local, dysfunctional government office. Let me relate what happened to me when I tried to acquire a driver’s license at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and a replacement Social Security card as I did recently in Manhattan, and extrapolate this to health care. Surmise how many hours I spent going from office to office, and returning home or online to get another piece of identification.
  • England Passes Bill Allowing Gov’t to Harvest Organs at Death Unless People Expressly Opt Out

    02/19/2019 4:32:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/14/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WESTMINSTER, United Kingdom, February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The House of Lords has passed a bill that will allow the English branch of the National Health Service to take the organs of anyone who dies without “opting out” of organ donation. On February 1, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill 2017-19 was passed by the House of Lords at the committee stage without alteration and will soon be signed into law. The new law will assume that residents of England have consented to the removal of their organs after death for transplant if they have not registered their objection to...
  • Democrats roll out bill to let Americans buy into Medicare at 50

    02/13/2019 10:43:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Key Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow people 50 and older to buy into Medicare, saying it’s an incremental step to universal coverage that’s stage-ready and easier to pass than more ambitious liberal plans. They also said it’s sorely needed, since Americans aged 50 to 64 tend to develop medical issues and get “knocked around” by private insurers. Some constituents are even putting off an early retirement because they must cling to their job-based insurance, according to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, who filed the bill with Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. “So many people say they’re holding their...
  • Obesity storm in a double-D cup: More than half bras sold... 36DD up... from 34B just 11 years ago

    02/13/2019 4:23:57 AM PST · by outofsalt · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 February 2019 | Zoie O'brien
    Full Title: Obesity storm in a double-D cup: More than half bras sold by Selfridges are 36DD or bigger up from 34B just 11 years ago "The British obesity crisis has been blamed for rapidly expanding busts across the country as the average bra size sold in Selfridges has gone from a B cup to Double D." "Department store will cater for women with K cups before the end of the year"
  • NHS will roll out electronic prescribing to curb 'global health emergency' of antibiotic resistance

    01/23/2019 11:58:10 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 24 Jan 2019 | Laura Donnelly
    Matt Hancock will on Thursday tell the World Economic Forum in Davos that “we are on the cusp of a world where a simple graze could be deadly”. Calling for it to be treated as a “global health emergency” he set out targets to cut use of the drugs across the country by 15 per cent within six years. Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, said much of the change would be achieved by the rollout electronic prescribing across the health service. The software means doctors are alerted to the most appropriate drugs for any condition, sparing them for when...