Healthcare Horse Race

    I’ve Joined a new Blogging effort centered on the upcoming healthcare debate:

    Obama’s Healthcare Deception — It’s Just a Giant Power Grab

    Obama’s plan will eliminate the private insurance industry, “its premised on doing so.” He intends to create a socialist, government controlled health care system regardless. Obama wants a single payer healthcare system. His deception offers a “choice” that is intended to disappear shortly whether people want their private insurance or not. …And consider this an open thread. (H/T

    Tea Party Americans Can Stop a Healthcare Hijack

     By J. Robert Smith Stop an arcane parliamentary maneuver – “reconciliation” – and the odds improve at stopping the Democrats march toward socialized medicine.  But Republicans can’t do it; not alone, anyway.  It’s up to the legions of Tea Party Americans to win the fight.    Reconciliation is aimed at dramatically restricting debate and banning filibuster on budget-related matters.  It allows for a simple up | Read More »

    Legislating Morality

    For as long as I can remember I’ve been hearing liberals tell me, “You can’t legislate morality”. Years ago I just believed they were naive, but sincere. Yet, at some point sincere naivete becomes promotion of evil. Some will say that statement is too harsh, but I find I no longer care. One of the primary functions of the Biblical prophets was to send a | Read More »

    The Truth About Obama’s Healthcare Plan

    Hat tip: Club for Growth This video should turn your blood to ice with fright: What really gets me is the Orwellian use of the term, “single-payer”.  Just who is this payer?  This is just the start.  If it is good for healthcare, why not other important industries like energy?  First they strangle private enterprise with regulations and then they come riding on their white-washed | Read More »

    “Sexual Aids” But Not Cancer Treatments

    Yeah, we have all heard it.  The horror story where a friend or family member had a serious medical issue and was turned down for care, not by the doctor, but by his insurance, or, worse, Medicare or Medicaid.  Or they received treatment but found out afterward that it wasn’t covered. A quick Google search gives us Thousands of links for “healthcare horror stories.”  One | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Health Care Model: EPIC FAIL

    Details here. The London Daily Mail: “Dehydrated patients were forced to drink out of flower vases, while others were left in soiled linen on filthy wards.”Ah, welcome again to the National Health Service in England, where not only is the 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer 74% (vs. 99% in the USA) but some of the hospitals are “Third World,” according to the London Daily | Read More »

    The Health Care Debate Begins

    This is great. It was only a matter of time before someone linked the AIG mess to healthcare. The ad, by Conservatives Patients Rights Action Fund puts in context what a Congressional healthcare overhaul would mean: Just how dangerous are these ads? The left has decided to totally ignore the message and focus on savaging Rick Scott, the head of the organization. They are deeply | Read More »

    The President Wants – Universal Health Savings Accounts

    President Obama is right about one thing.  Healthcare needs to be addressed.  He also called for universal savings accounts for Americans.  Let us give him a plan.  We have to answer this call from the American people.  The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 was a great accomplishment for the American people. For the first time we were given the opportunity to save on a tax-free | Read More »

    The Politics and Science of Healthcare. Yet Again Hoping Obama Fails.

    I’m having some trouble roping around all this stem cell and healthcare nonsense from Barry the Black Jesus. Obama says, “Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values.” “It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not | Read More »

    Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. What about Ted Kennedy?

    UPDATED: Hat tip to all the commenters and Caleb who suggest if the Dems are offended, we just call it the Mary Jo Kopechne Memorial Health Care Act. After all, she is already dead. — Erick We can objectively conclude this morning that the Democrats are trying to distract attention from their failures by pointing fingers at Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday afternoon, it reached a level | Read More »

    Healthcare…Obama Style!

    _While we were looking one way… While everyone was cheering or jeering about the monetary value of the “Alleged Stimulus Bill” some health care legislation was slipped in that may actually kill people in the end. You see our government, who half of this country seems to think actually cares about them and their financial and health well being, has seen fit to tell health | Read More »

    Heritage Foundation Wrong on Healthcare…Again

    On 12/02/08, the Heritage Foundation released a document entitled, “Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Insurance—A Memo to President-Elect Obama,” written by Stuart Butler and Nina Owcharenko. It’s a serious document, and one which Heritage hopes will serve as a keynote for conservative action on health care reform over the next four years.  Let’s take a look at what they have to say. Heritage has a | Read More »

    Reading Your Opposition’s Works

    From the diaries by Erick Case in point: Tom Daschle, former US Senator from SD, and Senate Majority/Minority leader in late 90s and early 2000s. Daschle, tapped by Mr. Obama to be Secretary of Health and Human Services next year, wrote a book that he likely now wishes no one would read. In fact, and have no copies in stock, so he has | Read More »

    Healthcare reform

    The free market is the answer to healthcare “reform” and reviled retail giant, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest employer, is leading the way. Wal-mart’s in store pharmacies have saved consumers over $1 billion with their $4.00 prescription drug service. Now the retail giant is offering inexpensive healthcare services with no insurance required. Additionally, prices are fixed, advertised, and generally around $45 a visit. From Wal-Mart’s website: | Read More »