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Qualify for government subsidy: become a(n involuntary) unionized government employee

Next up: doctors, section 8 housing owners, ????? Grocery stores, drug stores??? A year ago in December, Ms. Berry and more than 40,000 other home-based day care providers statewide were suddenly informed they were members of Child Care Providers Together Michigan—a union created in 2006 by the United Auto Workers and the American Federation of … Continue reading

Aristotle ethics, RFK, and health care reform

The Wall Street Journal’s daily newsletter by James Taranto, The Best of the Web Today, debunks a quote floating around the Internet to support the “right” to health care paid for by government. The blurb has been attributed to a translation from the writings of Aristotle, a translation from the original Greek by Robert F. … Continue reading

Playing doctor with the White House

Who’s playing doctor with the White House: Another example of the lack of openness in the dealings of the Obama Administration (Informed consent blurb: Organizing for America, etc., along with all the White House websites, are collecting data including email and other information from everyone who visits or contacts their sites. I got a couple … Continue reading

ABC explains the Obama Administration

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper has written an article, “When Academic Words Become Political Ammunition,” that gives an anonymous “White House official’s” rebuttal to the many concerns expressed about President Obama’s choices for advisers and “czars” who will affect the shape of health care policies. He attempts to debunk criticisms of the … Continue reading

Myth: doctors take out tonsils needlessly

Then, there’s the charge that doctors will needlessly take tonsils out. First, it’s unlikely that your Family Physician or Pediatrician does surgery. Second, I don’t think the ENT’s are getting paid for these anymore, unless they jump through hoops to prove that they’re not over-doing it. AP: In trying to rally support for health care … Continue reading

>Obama Press Conference Transcript

>The transcript of the press conference is on line at the Washington Post. However, if you want an annotated version, try this blog.

>Force Medicare "reform" without proof that it will work?

>The Washington Post reports on the latest findings of the “Medicare Payment Advisory Commission” (MedPAC) today. According to the WaPo, this is a “commission that advises Congress on the federal medical program for older Americans.” In other reports, there is mention that President Obama plans – at the same time – to cut Medicare and … Continue reading

Senate defeats Republican SCHIP pro-life measure

Senator Martinez from Florida introduced an amendment to the Senate Bill concerning the children’s health insurance bill that would have prohibited tax money going to non-government organizations in other countries and used to promote abortion, lobbying foreign governments to change their laws to accept abortion, and which would give those organizations more money to perform … Continue reading

>Insurers, you go first

>You did know that due to the Social Security Act and the Patriot Act your medical records can be viewed and copied by anyone who claims to be an agent of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, didn’t you? Or that those same agents write their own subpoenas? (The best reference is this ACLU … Continue reading

Healthcare lottery

When you buy a lottery ticket, do you choose the cash option with its immediate payout of half the winnings or do you choose the payment of the full amount, doled out over 20 years? I’ve found this question to be a good way to help other people understand the difference between conservativism and those … Continue reading

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