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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.

>Ann Coulter on government Health Care finance

>On the other hand, there’s Ann Coulter’s take. Give Ann a chance, here. She makes some very good points. Addendum — Including this one: Now the Democrats want to force us all into one gigantic national health insurance plan that will cover every real and mythical ailment that has a powerful lobby. But if you … Continue reading

>Governor Jindal reminds us how FEMA helped flood insurance

>You may not be aware that the only way to buy flood insurance is through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In fact, the Agency draws the lines for the Flood Plains and so, decides whether you need flood insurance. Executive Order 12127 President Carter’s 1979 executive order merged many of the separate disaster-related responsibilities … Continue reading

>Health Care Reform: Tax and Spend (and abortion on tax dollars)

>(Editorial correction: Sermo was not begun by the AMA. It is a private group, possibly funded originally by pharmaceutical companies. But, no one there knew the funding source.)(The vote is now nearly 11,000, and still against the new plan.) How about a simple solution to the rising government expenditures for health care: don’t “force Congress” … Continue reading

>$1 Trillion to cover 11 Million people

>According to the Associated Press, 37 Million people would remain uninsured under the legislation discussed in Kennedy’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. If there are 48 million uninsured, now (not, more below), then one trillion dollars to cover an additional 11 million people. Can you imagine? There’s no coverage at all for people … Continue reading

>Daschle/Dole/Baker! Health care on the fast track -along with the entire Nation’s finance

>Right after this Yellow Brick Award ceremony, I’m thinking that it may save my life for me to learn to use Twitter and Facebook. Now. While President Obama is planning to take over the entire finance world ASAP, ABC is planning their all-day infomercial for Obama and his push – there is no “plan,” yet … Continue reading

>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

>Downgrading American Medical Care

> That image above is from a report in the American Spectator by Betsy McCaughey (the former Lieutenant Governor of New York State) on the true cost of medical care in the United States. It demonstrates that Americans still pay approximately the same for combined food and medical care expenses. As food costs less of … Continue reading

Obama to push public health plan, forced physician participation

The New York Times is covering the opposition to a public health plan (government pre-paid health care) by the American Medical Association. Within that article is the news that the Democrat leadership intends to not only implement a government insurance plan that would compete with private insurance companies, but the legislation would force doctors who … Continue reading

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