In the NYT’s, the Number One Health Reform Bill Killing Issue Gets One Sentence
The abortion issue, you may recall, was described by George Stephanopoulos as “the gravest threat” to the health reform bill. The largest concentration of Democratic NO votes on health care reform are because of the abortion issue. So, naturally, in an article about Speak Pelosi’s efforts to rally votes for ObamaCare, the New York Times actually talked about other issues besides the public option as | Read More »
California Medical Association Criticizes Senate Bill
Perhaps this is the first sign that the nation’s doctors will have the courage to stand up and oppose the latest version of ObamaCare. I mean, if even the deep-blue California Medical Association is criticizing it, then it really has to be bad for the Democrats. MedicalNewsToday reports: “Health care reform being drafted by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee fails to fix fundamental funding problems | Read More »
Where’s Waldo’s Vapor Bill?
The unsatisfied quenching of the Dem thirst for health care reform continued as the Senate Finance Committee received their vapor score for their vapor bill which had the net effect of discrediting the Congressional Budget Office. U.S. Rep. Shadegg renamed CBO the Cooked Books Office with a stinging post (as in, that’s gotta hurt): Could you make your family budget look good in a ten-year | Read More »
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Blanche Lincoln Votes In Favor of Illegal Aliens Using Medicaid
As Streiff noted yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee considered Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) amendment on the health care legislation that would require identification to take advantage of medicaid benefits.Senator Grassley’s position, and the logical position, is that if one is not asked to show identification before taking advantage of a taxpayer funded health care program like medicaid, the program can be accessed by anyone under | Read More »
It seems to me that the Democrats have been able to define themselves as the compassionate party because we have let them re-define compassion. What do I mean? They have convinced the American people (Democrats and Republicans) that voting for the government to take money from the many (or the rich) and giving it to the few (or the poor) is really what compassion is | Read More »
Medical/Retirement Savings Accounts
One of the frustrating things for me this year is watching Republicans going up against health care “reform” unarmed. Not that a single man can’t stop a tank every now and again, but let’s be serious, this is open warfare and the Republicans have fewer novel ideas than a Buick engineer. HSAs used to be a Republican trial battle cry, pre-9/11, but was | Read More »
ObamaCare gets one step closer to becoming reality
The hospitals have been bought off or, depending on your viewpoint, succumbed to the best deal they could hope for. The nation’s hospitals will give up $155 billion in future Medicare and Medicaid payments to help defray the cost of President Barack Obama’s health care plan, a concession the White House hopes will boost an overhaul effort that’s hit a roadblock in Congress. You need | Read More »
Health Care Reform as the Spending Canary in the Mineshaft
From the diaries, by Erick. As the health care industry collectively does a damage assessment of the Pelosi-Kennedy-Obama health care plans to their individual interests, one thing is clear: things have changed radically in the last week: hospitals will be facing cuts of billions from Medicare and Medicaid; big Pharma is facing a certain drug re-importation fight sooner than later, likely during the health care | Read More »
Medicaid for Millionaires
“We shouldn’t have to do that, because they should know better.” So said President Obama in explaining why the Treasury—quite rightly—forced Citigroup to cancel the purchase of a $50 million corporate jet after the banking firm accepted tens of billions in federal bailout dollars. But he could well have been talking about his Democratic colleagues in Congress, who seem perfectly willing to give the former | Read More »
Obama says WWII generation too old for healthcare.
Obama is running around demanding $1 trillion in a stimulus bill so he can save us from a depression. Well what’s more depressing than your own government tell you that you’re too old for medical treatment?
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The problem with Obama’s healthcare plans
Sen. Barack Obama’s healthcare plan cuts a wide path through the current road most Americans take. Besides hoping to expand Medicaid, in a series of recent speeches to Hispanic groups, he moved towards Sen. Hillary Clinton’s plan, hoping to provide a refundable credit of up to 50 percent on premiums paid by small businesses on behalf of their employees. ABC News says, “The Obama campaign | Read More »