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Tag Archive for ‘Healthcare’

Hunger in America – Lessons Learned

In 2008, Los Angeles city council unanimously voted to ban fast food restaurants from selected low income areas for one year to battle obesity among school children. This banning was explained at the time by the NY Times as the reason governments were created:

It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are food deserts, bereft of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Flash forward to 2012, the Conservative Commune reports that this ‘article of faith’ was essentially bogus. Two concurrent studies revealed in their findings that low income areas were awash with available food as compared to higher income areas. One of the researchers dubbed it a ‘food swamp’, not a desert.

While obesity among children and adults is a serious problem, sticking with facts and evidence-based actions is always preferable than acting on an ‘article of faith’.



Obamacare Lawsuit Tracking Website

The Independent Women’s Forum has recently launched a new website tracking the numerous state challenges to Obamacare.

Called www.healthcarelawsuits.org, it is a one stop shop for information on lawsuits from around the country. This is a great place to track legal challenges in your home state.  I had no idea of how numerous were the legal challenges to Obamacare.

The IWF press release states:

“The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) announces the launch of its new website, www.healthcarelawsuits.org, to provide a comprehensive resource with up-to-the-minute information on the various stages of the lawsuits challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act across the country. This resource, geared toward journalists and the interested public, is a one-stop shop for hard to find documents, rulings, analysis, key issues and news on the legal challenges to the health care law. There is a clear explanation of the Constitutional challenges to the law. Additionally, site visitors will be able to find a timeline of past activities in the cases, a calendar to monitor upcoming events and an easy-to-use map to show which states are involved in which cases.”



The NHS Becomes More ‘American’

The British government is proposing to decentralize the NHS (National Health Service) into a  health system that is more physician and patient driven; while Obamacare is determined to drag America into the dark ages of medicine.

Practical details of the plan are still sketchy. But its aim is clear: to shift control of England’s $160 billion annual health budget from a centralized bureaucracy to doctors at the local level. Under the plan, $100 billion to $125 billion a year would be meted out to general practitioners, who would use the money to buy services from hospitals and other health care providers.

The plan would also shrink the bureaucratic apparatus, in keeping with the government’s goal to effect $30 billion in “efficiency savings” in the health budget by 2014 and to reduce administrative costs by 45 percent.

Well, the good news is that if these reforms do go through within the NHS, Americans will have a place to go for treatment when Obamacare fails them.

H/T: Fausta


Obamacare 100 Days On: The Best Way Forward..Is To End It.

The Heritage Foundation makes no bones about how unworkable, un-affordable and unsafe Obamacare really is now that we get to see what is in the bill (thank you, Nancy).

Exactly one hundred days ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The President promised that the law would extend access to high quality care to the millions of uninsured Americans, while at the same reducing costs and overall health spending.

Forget it. It’s not going to happen. It is clear that none of these promises will come true; instead, the legislation is likely, even certain in some cases, to make existing problems worse.

Senators Coborn and Barasson have released a report on the real impact of Obamacare – check it out HERE. Sorry, Virginia, Obamacare in NOT free.


Toldjah So..ObamaCare By The Numbers

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”  Nancy Pelosi

The progressive Democrat leadership promised America that their overhaul of healthcare, adding an additional 30 million individuals into a government controlled insurance plan would cut costs and not add additional taxation to the middle class.

Two reports released last week confirm what critics have been carefully explaining – the overhaul of healthcare will increase costs at a higher rate.

A report by economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department said the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million Americans to the coverage rolls. But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs. It also warned that Medicare cuts may be unrealistic and unsustainable, driving about 15% of hospitals into the red and “possibly jeopardizing access” to care for seniors.

CBO estimates 4 million Americans will face Health care fines:

A separate Congressional Budget Office analysis, also released Thursday, estimated that 4 million households would be hit with tax penalties under the law for failing to get insurance.


Calling Out Congressional Race Pimps: Rep John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Democrat congressman and unrepentant racebaiter, Rep John Lewis has backtracked on his spitting allegation in the most clumsiest of ways. It is way past time for Rep. Lewis to man up and apologize to America, then resign his seat. It is exactly what a man of character would do, then again such a man would not perpetuate racial discord with a lie.

“I haven’t talked about this incident on TV or anywhere, and I’ve been approached to talk about it on every national TV show,” said Rep. Cleaver in an interview with FOX 4 News. “I never, I never reported anything, never a single thing in Washington, not one thing. People assume I went somewhere, never done press conference, never done an interview on it and I’m not going to do it.”

Wow, not only a racebaiter, but liar. Yes, Rep John Lewis – YOU LIE:

This afternoon, the Congressman was walking into the Capitol to vote, when one protester spat on him. The Congressman would like to thank the US Capitol Police officer who quickly escorted the others Members and him into the Capitol, and defused the tense situation with professionalism and care. After all the Members were safe, a full report was taken and the matter was handled by the US Capitol Police. The man who spat on the Congressman was arrested, but the Congressman has chosen not to press charges. He has left the matter with the Capitol Police.

UPDATE: Via Twitter – @andrewbreitbart UPPING THE STAKES: $100K to UnitedNegroScholarshipFund if Rep Lewis shows evidence N-Word yelled at protest.

UPDATE: Dan Riehl provides additional video evidence refuting Rep Emanuel Cleaver allegation of being spit upon by a patriotic American.  Jesse Jackson, Jr has been identified as a black caucus member who videotaped the entire incident. Apparently he got nothing on tape.

UPDATE: It didn’t take long before the MSM picked up the story – LMAO has the rundown on the posts from the MSM. I believe there is a need for Retraco the Correction Alpaca to go after the misleading MSM.

UPDATE: A black female conservative gives her account of the alleged slurs hurled at members of the Black Caucus.

Marooned in Marin provides video evidence refuting allegations of a racial slurs being shouted by Teapartiers as members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked through the crowd:

If anyone of them can provide solid evidence that this did occur – lets see it.

UPDATE: At the 48 second mark you can see a member of the black caucus video taping as he walks by, it would be interesting to see the unedited video from his recording device.

If not,  they have two choices – resign or apologize to the Republican leadership and TeaParty patriots.

Contact John Lewis , Andre Carson, Emanuel Cleaver and let them know what you think of their race baiting tactics.


Announcing Healthcare 218: Educating the American Public about the need to Repeal and Replace

Best to read Rep Peter Roskam’s website daily!

Washington, Mar 29 – Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Deputy Whip and Ways and Means Committee member, announced open registration for a new educational course called Healthcare 218: Intro to the Democrat Health Plan. With 218 days between now and November 2, 2010, Healthcare 218 will daily chronicle the massive new costs, delays, hidden problems and bureaucratic hurdles the recently passed healthcare legislation will impose on American families.

Speaking about the ‘Replace’ part of ‘Repeal & Replace’ – the GOP has alternatives for healthcare reform than don’t include massive taxation and job killing mandates.  Don’t forget to check Obamacare Flatlines for all the latests polls and statistics regarding healthcare reform.


Obamacare By The Numbers

Several corporations last week have shed light on how Obamacare is stripping them of  job creating capital. The Wall Street Journal reports:

Democrats decided to raise taxes on companies that do the public service of offering prescription drug benefits to their retirees instead of dumping them into Medicare

  • AT&T’s $1 billion,
  • Deere & Co., $150 million;
  • Caterpillar, $100 million;
  • AK Steel, $31 million;
  • 3M,$90 million
  • Alero Energy, up to $20 million
  • ZERO – Number of Congressmen/women, Senators or Presidents required to use Obamacare.

Read more of the coming redistribution of capital at GOP Leader Board


America’s Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

John Ruberry shared with me a blog post which highlights a salient point on the defamation of the Tea Party by the Main (Lame) Stream Media and Democrat congressmen this past week – heck -  this past year.

For the record, tea partiers don’t wear masks, don’t chant obscenities, and when the police tell them to do something–they do it. They’re quite different from the chlamydia-cluster I wrote about in two years ago.
Yes, there is a police presence at tea parties–but they concentrate on traffic control.

John and I were part of a contingent of credentialed bloggers covering – at our own expense – the 2008 RNC Convention and counter demonstrations in St. Paul.  It wasn’t unusual to see protesters wearing Che t shirts and bandannas obscuring their face. Real sons of liberty ready to accommodate the wishes of the MSP police gathered at the 12 Street Bridge in St.Paul:

Of course I have video of the angry mob in action:

Doesn’t look like any TeaParty I’ve attended, perhaps it is closer in tone to recent CoffeeParty events.  Note the chant ‘resist, resist with your fucking fist’ intermixed with the 60′s standard ‘The Whole World is Watching”. This was back in 2008, when Obama was encouraging his supporters to “argue with your neighbors and get in their faces” and bonding with Philly natives by observing how he would bring a gun to a knife fight – because folks in Philly like a good brawl. In 2008 and 2009, promoting violence was an effective political tool of the Democrat party, now the chickens have come home to roost.

March 2010, a wildly unpopular health care reform bill is passed despite vigorous bipartisan disapproval of the bill. Democrats now shirk from the ‘bring a gun to a knife fight’ bravado of the past two years and cry victim. Interestingly, every instance they’ve brought up as proof of right wing extremism and racism as motivators for unrest over the passage of this disastrous bill has been shown to be blatantly false.



Stupak’s 30 Pieces of Silver

Corrected for 2010 inflation: $726,409

Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare.

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