Posts Tagged ‘Health care’

COULD PEOPLE LIKE THIS BE LIVING NEAR YOU: Pennsylvania Couple Hid 5 Children From Society

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Who are the people in YOUR neighborhood?

CREEPY.

They lived outside society, hidden from the world in a squalid row house with no heat, electricity or running water. They had no birth certificates, no schooling, no immunizations or evidence of medical care — nothing whatsoever to prove their existence.Police in this south-central Pennsylvania city are still piecing together how the parents of five children — ranging in age from 2 to 13 — managed to conceal them for so many years. And why.
Neighbors say they never saw them, not even once.
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The Healthcare Bill’s hidden BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Perhaps those members of Congress who passed this nightmare don’t care since they made sure that THEY WON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE SHOTS.

Dr. Elaina George @ BIG GOVERNMENT: “If Obamacare is completely implemented, doctors will no longer be practicing medicine. They will instead become the drones tasked with deciding who gets the meager healthcare crumbs doled out by the bureaucrats who have the ultimate power over patient life and death. Those who are deemed to have illnesses that require treatments which are not cost effective can expect a one way ticket to a hospice.”BUT WAIT … THERE’S MORE: “A second board created by the stimulus bill called The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology “will determine treatment at the time and place of care”. They are charged with deciding the course of treatment for the diagnosis given by the doctor. Now it becomes obvious why there has been a big push towards the implementation of universal electronic medical record use. It becomes a tool to completely control the physician and the patient.” 46% of physicians in a survey by The New England Journal of Medicine stated that they would leave the practice of medicine if Obamacare was implemented.
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One day our grandchildren may ask us this question: What Did You Do to Save the Country?

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The coming mid-term elections may well be the most important in our lifetime. America faces a crisis as profound as the Revolution and as divisive as the Civil War.
One day our grandchildren may ask us this question. Will we have an answer that will make us and them proud or will we have to sit silent knowing we stood silent when it was time to speak or remained passive when it was time for action? Now is the time for all believers in limited government to stand up and be counted. Now is the time for all who believe, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to remember “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”The coming mid-term elections may well be the most important in our lifetime. America faces a crisis as profound as the Revolution and as divisive as the Civil War. This has been brought on by the Progressives who seek to fundamentally transform America through evolutionary means. Incrementally, one entitlement program, one regulation, and one tax rate increase at a time, these Evolutionaries have used class warfare, activist judges, a politically-correct education system, and a complicit media to create a dependent constituency. They’ve constructed a matrix of sports addiction, celebrity worship, and recreational prescription medicine that makes the bread and circuses of Rome appear as crude as they were effective. Welcome to the Brave New World.

Ten reasons (just for openers) why “O” is a loser

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On the street, every car in front of Obama looks like this.

From Nile Gardiner @ The Telegraph: The Stunning Decline of Barack Obama (the list without commentary … visit the link for more): 1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people2. Most Americans don’t have confidence in the president’s leadership3. Obama fails to inspire4. The United States is drowning in debt5. Obama’s Big Government message is falling flat6. Obama’s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness Biting my lip to avoid personal commentary.

MISSOURI SAYS “NO” TO OBAMACARE

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Though Democrats may be tempted to dismiss last night’s result in Missouri, history has proven that they’ve ignored public opposition to national health care legislation at their own peril.

Missouri Says “No” to ObamaCare: …by an overwhelming 71 percent to 29 percent margin, voters in the bellwether state approved the resulting initiative known as Proposition C, which is aimed at protecting Missouri residents from the mandate that will force individuals to purchase health insurance policies approved by the government, or pay a penalty. From The American Spectator and AmSpecBlog by Philip Klein.

Health Care Is Not A Right … repeat for emphasis, HEALTH CARE IS NOT A RIGHT! For the intellectually honest ONLY

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Excerpted from Capitalist Magazine: Health Care Is Not A Right, by Leonard Peikoff (January 23, 1998)Just before we begin, here’s a quote that should bring us up-to-date with a little history … “The advocates of Medicaid and Medicare under LBJ did not claim that the poor or old in the ’60′s got bad care; they claimed that it was an affront for anyone to have to depend on charity.” O.K. – let’s jump right in, shall we?
Most people who oppose socialized medicine do so on the grounds that it is moral and well-intentioned, but impractical; i.e., it is a noble idea — which just somehow does not work. I do not agree that socialized medicine is moral and well-intentioned, but impractical. Of course, it is impractical — it does not work — but I hold that it is impractical because it is immoral. This is not a case of noble in theory but a failure in practice; it is a case of vicious in theory and therefore a disaster in practice. So I’m going to leave it to other speakers to concentrate on the practical flaws in the Clinton health plan. I want to focus on the moral issue at stake. So long as people believe that socialized medicine is a noble plan, there is no way to fight it. You cannot stop a noble plan — not if it really is noble. The only way you can defeat it is to unmask it — to show that it is the very opposite of noble. Then at least you have a fighting chance.
This is a very long article, so let’s hasten to a wonderful illustration that makes the point … assuming that haircuts are a “right:”
Haircuts are free, like the air we breathe, so some people show up every day for an expensive new styling, the government pays out more and more, barbers revel in their huge new incomes, and the profession starts to grow ravenously, bald men start to come in droves for free hair implantations, a school of fancy, specialized eyebrow pluckers develops — it’s all free, the government pays. The dishonest barbers are having a field day, of course — but so are the honest ones; they are working and spending like mad, trying to give every customer his heart’s desire, which is a millionaire’s worth of special hair care and services — the government starts to scream, the budget is out of control. Suddenly directives erupt: we must limit the number of barbers, we must limit the time spent on haircuts, we must limit the permissible type of hair styles; bureaucrats begin to split hairs about how many hairs a barber should be allowed to split. A new computerized office of records filled with inspectors and red tape shoots up; some barbers, it seems, are still getting too rich, they must be getting more than their fair share of the national hair, so barbers have to start applying for Certificates of Need in order to buy razors, while peer review boards are established to assess every stylist’s work, both the dishonest and the overly honest alike, to make sure that no one is too bad or too good or too busy or too unbusy. Etc. In the end, there are lines of wretched customers waiting for their chance to be routinely scalped by bored, hog-tied haircutters some of whom remember dreamily the old days when somehow everything was so much better.Do you think the situation would be improved by having hair-care cooperatives organized by the government? — having them engage in managed competition, managed by the government, in order to buy haircut insurance from companies controlled by the government?If this is what would happen under government-managed hair care, what else can possibly happen — it is already starting to happen — under the idea of health care as a right? Health care in the modern world is a complex, scientific, technological service. How can anybody be born with a right to such a thing?
You owe it to yourself to visit the link for MORE! Dr. Peikoff was associate editor, with Ayn Rand, of The Objectivist and The Ayn Rand Letter (1971-76). He is author of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. He is founder of the Ayn Rand Institute.Copies of this address in pamphlet form are available from: Americans for Free Choice in Medicine. Almost ten years ago, Leonard Peikoff predicted that our medical system would be dismantled.Continue reading this story HERE

Sultan of State Obama challenges lobbyists to legislative duel

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ENSultan of State Obama challenges lobbyists to legislative duel
This metaphorical "Wardrobe Malfunction" is not setting well with Conservative interests. He is being called the Robin Hood of this century ... we, at The News Factor, sort of like Sultan of State. It's got a nice ring to it ... (CLICK IMAGE FOR HOPEY CHANGEY ENLARGEMENT).

Barack Obama shown wearing the ultimate metaphorical wardrobe malfunction. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama challenged the nation’s vested interests to a legislative duel Saturday, saying he will fight to change health care, energy and education in dramatic ways that will upset the status quo.“The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long,” Obama said in his weekly radio and video address. “But I don’t. I work for the American people.”He said the ambitious budget plan he presented Thursday will help millions of people, but only if Congress overcomes resistance from deep-pocket lobbies.“I know these steps won’t sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they’re gearing up for a fight,” Obama said, using tough-guy language reminiscent of his predecessor, George W. Bush. “My message to them is this: So am I.”
And the hits just keep on comin … MORE AFTER THE BREAK:

THE ECONOMY: Past the point of no return

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With unemployment rising, a healthcare crisis and the planet on the brink of incineration, the stimulus bill is only the first step in fixing the nation’s problems.By David Sirota – SalonWhat the heck?
Gee, maybe they're right ... maybe we ARE near the end!

Gee, maybe they're right ... maybe we ARE near the END!

The road called “reform” that cuts through this craggy political landscape is littered with legislative corpses, as these interests have done — and will do — everything possible to protect their bottom line. Obama seems to know this reality, saying the stimulus bill is only “the beginning of the end” of the economic emergency. He is carefully plotting his next tactical decisions — when to stage particular climbs, which passes to traverse, what cliffs to avoid. But with the stakes so high — with unemployment rising, the healthcare crisis worsening, and the planet on the brink of incineration — one decision must be a foregone conclusion: the decision about whether to proceed.Turning back now, or staying here in Denver for fear the ascent is too tough, is no longer an option. We’re past the point of no return.
I was drawn to this article at Salon by the catchy headline in my news reader. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE BELOW THE JUMP, SO …