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NHS in Crisis: A Warning from Across the Pond

November 10, 2013

The UK Daily Mail ran a commentary on the UK’s health system being on the verge of real crisis.  The culprit?  Bureaucratic ineptitude:  bad doctors get promotions; too many sick, not enough beds; massive waste, fraud, and abuse within the system; and more people are dying because of it.  While any system has its problems, [...]

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HHS Wants to Know How Fat You Are

July 16, 2010

So, when they agreed to make health records electronic (which I think on the surface is a great idea), who knew that these records would necessarily include your BMI (body mass index) which describes one’s level of obesity? HHS knew, but don’t think this is another Obama Care “oops there it is.”  This change was [...]

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Why Covering Pre-existing Conditions Doesn’t Work

April 6, 2010

As a resident of Massachusetts, we’ve seen a preview of what ObamaCare has to offer carried out right here in our own state – it’s one of the reasons that Scott Brown was elected to the Senate, as we know here that government-run medicine is a disaster.  One of the major selling points of ObamaCare [...]

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Are House Democrats 100 Votes Short of Passing ObamaCare?

February 16, 2010

So says Michael Barone, who is one statistician that I am prone to trust.  His analysis rings true.  The Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts had the effect that many of us predicted.  Democrats in Republican-leaning districts (and there are many of them, that is how the Dems captured the House in 2006) are nervous about [...]

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They Come From Canada For Treatment

February 2, 2010

In yet another example of the lack of faith those who have socialized medicine have in socialized medicine, Danny Williams, the Premier of the Province of Newfoundland, Canada, is coming to the United States to undergo heart surgery.  If socialized medicine is so good, and our system of medicine is so bad and horrible that [...]

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ObamaCare – Dead?

January 27, 2010

So what’s the deal with ObamaCare?  Yesterday, the news was out that the Democrat leadership was going to attempt to pass the Senate bill along with a reconciliation ‘fix’.  The rank-and-file had not yet lined up around it, however.  Now, it seems that it may very well be dead.  It appears that Reid will have [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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Revised Obamacare Bill Would Squeeze the Middle Class

December 15, 2009

Middle class families are always the hardest hit by government-run schemes.  That’s because need-based programs tend to give the largest subsidies to those with the lowest incomes while gradually phasing out the subsidy as a person’s income gradually increases.  Lower income people have it easier because they get something for nothing.  Wealthy people have it [...]

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The Catholic Bishop’s Complicity in Pushing ObamaCare

November 9, 2009

Every time I write a post that is critical of the Catholic Church, a part of me feels uneasy.  After all, I am a committed Catholic who believes in and follows the teachings of the Universal Church, and usually defer to the authority of the Bishops in most matters.  However, after serious consideration and reflection, [...]

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Democrats Don’t Have the Votes for ObamaCare

October 27, 2009

It’s starting to look like the Democrats don’t have the votes for the public option.  An internal Democrat memo today shows that the Democrats in the House of Representatives have less than 200 of the 218 votes needed to pass Health Care Reform with a public option.  Similarly, in the Senate, Joe Lieberman announced today [...]

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1,502 Pages

October 20, 2009

1,502 pages.  That’s the size of the Baucus Bill monstrosity that has finally been published by the Senate finance committee.  That is one massive piece of legislation.  Republicans and Conservative bloggers are scrambling to read the bill, to determine exactly what it is that the government is going to be passing.  Yet the Senate wants [...]

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What The ObamaCare Insurance Mandate Means

October 11, 2009

Wake up America.  The individual insurance mandate that will be imposed by ObamaCare means not only a lack of choice in how you spend your money, but also means that unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. will get to change the rules whenever it suits their whim.  This type of bad policy is already on display [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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Shady Practices In Promoting ObamaCare

September 23, 2009

This has been the week of exposing shady practices in the Obama Administration’s promotion of its proposed ObamaCare legislation.  First, the ever-compelling blog network run by Andrew Breitbart (who exposed the ACORN scandal), has uncovered tapes of a high-ranking Obama staffer offering grant money to artists through the National Endowment of the Arts, if only [...]

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GOP Doctors Against ObamaCare

August 23, 2009

The House and Senate GOP has been making use of the doctors in its caucus.  The GOP boasts among its membership 9 doctors in the House of Representatives, and the only two doctors in the Senate.  This has led to some great anti-ObamaCare PR from the GOP, from the Senate Doctor’s Show, to some addresses [...]

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Milk Carton Politicians

August 17, 2009

The term “Milk Carton Politician” was coined yesterday by Ed Morrissey to identify politicians who refuse to hold town hall meetings in August to discuss health care.  He has compiled a comprehensive list of the Senators and Representatives who have yet to hold a town hall meeting.  The idea is now taking off, as protesters [...]

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Is The Public Option Dead?

August 17, 2009

Is the Public Option dead in regards to health care?  It seems it may be, but the jury is still out.  Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Katleen Sebelius told CNN that the public option was not an essential part of health reform. This had the duel effect of confusing the administration’s message and [...]

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Is ObamaCare Doomed for Failure?

August 13, 2009

There are increasing signs that ObamaCare is doomed for failure.  The left is getting more and more desperate, as they try to counter the growing insurgency that is rising in this country among Conservatives, Independents, and normal, conservative/moderate Democrats.  People don’t want their health care touched, and they are making their voices heard.  People oppose [...]

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AARP Betrays Its Members

August 7, 2009

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been making a serious push for ObamaCare in recent days, marking a major betrayal of its membership in order to support its political ally in Obama.  Conservatives have always contended that organizations like the AARP and AFL-CIO were more servants of the Democrat party than organizations supporting [...]

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Smears And Intimidation: How Chicago Thugs Take Out The Opposition

August 6, 2009

Much of Obama still remains a mystery to me.  Yes, he is a far-left radical who is a thug from the Chicago Political Machine.  Yes, he wants to remake America in his own image.  Yes, he is an egotistical maniac who wants nothing but adoration from throngs of followers.  Yet I keep vacillating back and [...]

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Barack Obama: A Failed Experiment In Just 200 Days

August 5, 2009

This RNC ad which just came out highlights the first 200 days and the accomplishments of the Obama Presidency — 2.5 million dollars lost, trillions in additional deficits, bailout after bailout — and declares the Obama Presidency a failed experiment.  Then, it asks if America is ready to try another Obama experiment in regards to [...]

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They Are Even Protesting ObamaCare In Massachusetts

August 5, 2009

The Tea Parties have had quite an impact at the health care town hall meetings in the last week.  One expects Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Texas.  One can even understand Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Pennsylvania.  What one does not expect is for tea party protests to dominate [...]

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Paul Krugman Gets a Dose of Reality on Health Care

August 4, 2009

Blowhard and supposed-economist Paul Krugman participated in a debate on Nationalized Health Care this week.  In an attempt to prove that the Canadian system of health care isn’t so bad, he asked Canadian members of the audience about their feelings on Canadian Health Care.  The response is priceless. H/T: Blogs for Victory

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Benedict Arlen Squirms At Health Care Town Hall

August 3, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter has now dropped all pretenses that he ever was a Republican, and even a moderate, at a town hall event in Philadelphia yesterday on the Democrats’ proposed health care plan.  Specter hosted the event with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and they were met by quite a few angry [...]

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Democrats Admits That Public Option Will Lead to Single Payers

August 2, 2009

One of the talking points of the Democrats in the health care debate has been that the plan is not a single-payer socialized plan, only a “public option” to help the uninsured.  Yet in this video (H/T Moonbattery), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) admits that a public option will lead to a single-payer health care plan, [...]

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The Horrors Of Socialized Medicine

August 2, 2009

John Stossel had a segment on this past Friday’s 20/20 dealing with the topic of government-run health care.  In it, he took a specific look at Canada, and what it’s like to have a serious disease in Canada.  The stories recounted are horrifying, and a taste of what is to come here if we go [...]

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Steven Crowder Goes to Canada

July 20, 2009

As a Steven Crowder fan, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when he announced he was teaming up with PJTV.  I was even less enthused when I saw the first couple of videos produced with PJTV because they had a certain sellout feel to them.  Hopefully, Crowder’s latest video is a sign that he turned the corner.  [...]

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The $1 Trillion Health Care Debacle

July 15, 2009

The Democrats in the House of Representatives released their version of health care reform yesterday, and the CBO clocked it in at a cool $1 trillion over 10 years.  As Michelle points out, it’s even worse than that.  To keep the numbers down, most of the plan doesn’t go into effect until 2015, back loading [...]

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Mediocre Health Care for All in Massachusetts

May 7, 2009

Massachusetts is the home to some of the best health care in the world.  The hospitals of Mass General, Dana-Farber, Brigham and Woman’s, and Children’s Hospital among others are some of the most advanced hospitals with medicine and procedures available that draw patients from all over the world.  Yet now, the Massachusetts State legislature is [...]

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Socialized Medicine Will Make Us Sick

February 24, 2009

Tonight’s speech made it clear that President Obama is going to do everything in his power to drastically increase the role of government in health care.  This is disappointing seeing as that approach hasn’t exactly worked well in other countries.  Whether it’s rationing in Canada or utilitarian cost concerns squeezing the respect for life out [...]

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