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Jan 16, 2019 ~ 'Alarming' burnout is driving doctors to despair - 44% thinking of leaving the profession - biggest cited problem is the amount of data entry since digital records requirements, 45 min per patient - 'most of their day is spent typing codes' [Health Care]
Jan 7, 2019 ~ WP gave four Pinocchios to AOC's claim that 'Pentagon accounting errors' could've paid for two-thirds of Medicare-for-all. She lamented that people care more about being 'factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right' [Fake News, Health Care, Economics, Entitlements, For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasionomics]
Dec 31, 2018 ~ Trump enacts the Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule - starting January 1, Hospitals will have to post the price of services - The much needed transparency allows customers to comparison-shop. Will start to shame hospitals out of excessive hidden costs. [Trump Win, Health Care]
Dec 27, 2018 ~ Betsy McCaughey, 'Trump is Making Health Insurance More Affordable. Allows 'short term plans' not allowed by Obamacare. 'These plans cost 80 percent less than Obamacare on average, according to eHealth, Inc.' Blue states like NY, NJ, CA outraged they can't take advantage. [California, Health Care, Obamacare, Regulations, Trump Win]
Dec 19, 2018 ~ Walter Williams article, 'FDA Policies Kill'. Professor Williams explains why each drug delayed or not approved by the FDA can cost 100,000+ lives but they'll never get in trouble for being too cautious. They will get in big if a drug gets through that kills far less people. [Walter Williams, Health Care, Regulations]
Dec 16, 2018 ~ Stupendously Ignorant Tweet From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the $21 Trillion that the DOD wasted in 'accounting errors' could have funded 66% of Single Payer Healthcare - The DOD hasn't received $21T total over all of US History. Her ignorance knows no bounds. [For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasionomics, Health Care]
Dec 16, 2018 ~ 143 left wing 'protesters' arrested outside of Pelosi's office - chanting, singing, acting like idiots - demanding we use 100% renewable energy, universal basic income and universal health care. 'gimme gimme'. Good to see these clowns harass their own side occasionally. [Loathsome Left, Climate Change, Health Care]
Nov 17, 2018 ~ Stossel analyzes the problems with 'Single Payer Health Care'. Its unaffordable, requires rationing, lines, inferior care. The longer life expectancy stats of other nations are not due to health care. They save money by freeloading off US innovation but no innovation without US. [Health Care, Economics, John Stossel]
Nov 8, 2018 ~ Hal Scherz, "The Fallacy of 'Pre-existing Conditions'" - most people have health issues that qualify as a pre-existing condition - almost all were already covered before Obamacare - there are far better options than Obamacare for those that weren't. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Oct 24, 2018 ~ Trump signs SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act - bi-partisan, passed Senate 98-1 - aimed at Opioid Epidemic - makes medical treatment for opioid addiction more widely available while also cracking down on illicit drugs. [Trump Win, Health Care]
Oct 21, 2018 ~ Dems keep pushing 'Medicare-for-All' - would be a fiscal disaster and create health care rationing - It's easy to be a democrat - just promise everything for free - doesn't matter if it is affordable or sustainable. [Health Care, Politics, Entitlements]
Oct 8, 2018 ~ Thanks to Obamacare, Health insurance deductibles have skyrocketed. Deductibles have grown by 212 percent since 2008 - eight times faster than wage growth, and 12 times faster than inflation - went from $300 to $1300 on average. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Sep 2, 2018 ~ Gavin Newsom campaigns for free health care for illegals, while Americans struggle with medical bills. Would cost CA additional $400 Million. Would bankrupt the state just like he left San Francisco deep in debt - Trump mocks, the whole world will illegally move to CA. [Illegal Immigration, Health Care]
Aug 25, 2018 ~ 2109 will be lowest increase in premiums since ObamaCare started due to Trump reforms - media predictably ignores this good news - Obamacare has already made healthcare unaffordable for many but at least the premium growth is slowing. [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Aug 19, 2018 ~ George Will, 'The Scourge of Domestic Protectionism' - North Carolina Doctor wants to offer low cost MRIs but NC 'certificate of need' law prevents him from getting his own machine - hospitals back those regulations so they can charge 4 TIMES as much. [Regulations, Health Care]
Aug 13, 2018 ~ Justin Haskins, 'Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans' get off of the sinking ship of Obamacare - dems want to try to patch the leaks but it's destined to go down anyway, the best that can be done is get as many as possible off the ship [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Aug 13, 2018 ~ Charles Blahous, 'The Fiscal Implausibility of Medicare for All' - Total annual federal health spending under M4A would be $4.2 trillion in 2022 and rise to $6.9 trillion by 2031 but even that is an underestimate - article explains reasons why [Health Care, Politics, Entitlements]
Jun 9, 2018 ~ President Trump passes 'right to try' legislation whereby terminal patients can try experimental treatments that might save their lives. Unreal that this was not already allowed. Embarrassing that liberals and democrats are against it because Trump is for it. [Trump Win, Health Care]
Jun 9, 2018 ~ 6 ways Obamacare has made things worse - premiums have more than doubled, deductibles have skyrocketed also, health care costs have risen dramatically, fewer choices, 30 million still uninsured, Medicaid rolls exploding [Entitlements, Health Care, Obamacare]
May 6, 2018 ~ Emmett Tyrrell, 'The Health Care Mountain' - Milton Friedman called it decades ago - knew health care was 'elastic' - If money and time for it are available, patients will keep going to the doctor - no wonder its become unaffordable to the country. [Health Care, Economics]
Feb 21, 2018 ~ Trump administration to allow sale of cheaper, more flexible alternatives to Obamacare - little by little keeping his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Feb 18, 2018 ~ Foreign Freeloading To Blame For High Drug Prices - Betsy McCaughey explains that many foreign countries put price caps on drug prices meaning drug companies can only recoup their costs from the US Market making US prices much higher than they should be. Trump says 'very unfair' [Economics, Health Care]
Dec 27, 2017 ~ The GOP Tax Bill Repeals the unpopular Obamacare's Individual Mandate [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Dec 10, 2017 ~ Obamacare continues to implode - A wave of hospital and other medical company bankruptcies have already begun with many more to come - more than triple the previous rate - democrats celebrate stopping Republicans from fixing. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Nov 20, 2017 ~ Medicaid is unsustainable and at its breaking point - enrollment has doubled since 2000, number of able bodied adults has quadrupled - spending on able bodied adults up 700% - work requirement could help [Health Care]
Oct 23, 2017 ~ Trump signs a Rand Paul authored Executive Order legalizing the sale of health insurance across state lines. Allows for the creation of 'Health Associations'. Huge for people stuck in bad exchanges. Step by step Trump is keeping his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Oct 21, 2017 ~ Trump signs executive order allowing cheaper, shorter term health care plans instead as options to the one size fits all Obamacare plans that no one can afford. [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Oct 21, 2017 ~ Trump upholds the Constitution; Media, Democrats Go Nuts. He was right to end unconstitutional CSR subsidies to insurance companies that were found to be unlawful by the courts. Trump is correctly rolling back Obama's unlawful power grab. Payments not authorized by the law. [Trump Win, Health Care]
Oct 14, 2017 ~ National Review, 'A Win for Freedom of Conscience' - Trump EO broadens exceptions of conscience for Obamacare birth control mandate - does not go far enough because government never had the right to mandate 'free birth control' in the first place [Health Care, Obamacare, Trump Win]
Oct 14, 2017 ~ Obama Lied. My FOURTH Health Plan Died - Michelle Malkin takes us through how many health care plans she has lost since Obama promised if she liked her plan she could keep it - each one was worse than the last and more expensive [Health Care]
Sep 28, 2017 ~ Kevin Williamson 'McHealthcare Deluxe. The Affordable Care Act is a failed political product' Did not deliver on any of its promises. Dems can't admit. Why conservatives like federalism. No central structure can get it right. States are 50 labs to experiment to find best ways. [Kevin Williamson, Health Care, Politics]
Sep 23, 2017 ~ George W. Bush to Honor Bono with Medal for Distinguished Leadership. 'He uses his celebrity not for personal gain'. Bono said of Bush, 'More than 11 million people are alive today thanks to this man's creation of PEPFAR, the U.S. AIDS program' [Health Care, Politics]
Sep 23, 2017 ~ Matthew Continetti, 'Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff' - endorse Single Payer, Medicare for All - So absurdly unaffordable that even ultra liberal Vermont and California had to reject it - reasons why it would be a disaster [Sanders, Health Care, Entitlements]
Sep 18, 2017 ~ Jay Cost, 'Why Medicare for All Would Damage our Republic'. Single Payer Health Care has the same flaw that all public. Private partnerships have. The govt guarantees a profit to the private entities, which then uses those profits to lobby for more and more. Problem needs govt. [Health Care]
Aug 14, 2017 ~ Chris Pope, 'On Health-Care Reform, George W. Bush Was Misunderestimated - Medicare Part D did more to rein in health care costs than Obamacare ever could' - but price controls on drugs would ruin the success of Medicare Part D [Health Care, Obamacare]
Aug 13, 2017 ~ Doug Badger, 'Obamacare Is Uninsuring the Insured' - Not only are the Obamacare Exchanges collapsing, The number of people with individual health-insurance coverage is shrinking. They had insurance but now they don't have insurance or soon won't. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Aug 12, 2017 ~ Aetna, Humana Blue Cross confirm Obamacare is in a death spiral - losing hundreds of millions of dollars - Humana Completely Abandoning Obamacare Marketplaces After 2017 - Now Aetna is out - Blue Cross pulling out - Now Anthem [Health Care, Obamacare]
Jul 30, 2017 ~ Derek Hunter, 'The Murder Of Charlie Gard' - It is unlikely he could have been saved but Socialized Medicine could not let him try - no one must be permitted to get exceptional care or others might want it even if money is raised [Derek Hunter, Health Care, Socialism]
Jul 29, 2017 ~ No, repealing Obamacare will not kill 1000s - as many unhinged liberals are claiming - because it is primarily an expansion of Medicaid expanding which has been shown to have no effect - mortality rates have not changed since Obamacare which is evidence that its saved 0 lives. [Fake News, Health Care, Obamacare]
Jun 27, 2017 ~ No, 16 Million People won't be kicked off health insurance with the BCA - CBO shows 15 million of those people only got insurance to avoid the Obamacare fine and didn't want it in the first place. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Jun 27, 2017 ~ Dems demonizing the opposition calling them killers instead of debating policy - Hillary- GOP is 'The Death Party' if they pass their health care bill. Warren- 'These cuts are blood money. People will die' - Sanders- 'Barbaric'. This is not a serious political party anymore. [Health Care, Sanders, Hillary]
Jun 11, 2017 ~ There are now 45 counties in the U.S. with no Obamacare insurer - the death spiral implosion continues. [Health Care, Obamacare]
Jun 1, 2017 ~ Why using life expectancy is not useful for comparing health care systems as Bernie Sanders and other dems do - If you eliminate murders and car accidents, the United States has the world's best life expectancy numbers. [Health Care, Sanders, Socialism]
May 30, 2017 ~ Stephen Moore, 'No, Trump Didn't Cause Obamacare to Fail' - new ridiculous argument from the left trying to explain Obamacare's long predicted implosion as now Blue Cross follows other major carriers by pulling out of markets - lost $100 million [Health Care, Obamacare, TDS]
May 28, 2017 ~ Sean Moran, 'Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Under Obamacare according to HHS Report' [Budget, Health Care, Obamacare]
May 28, 2017 ~ National Review, 'A Grain of Salt on CBO' - The many many reasons why the CBO scoring of the AHCA is very inaccurate and overly pessimistic - CBO was also very inaccurate regarding Obamacare. [Budget, Health Care, Obamacare]
May 19, 2017 ~ Deranged Democrat Wendi Wright runs Republican Congressman David Kustoff off the road with her car and hits his car because he voted for the AHCA. She was charged with felony reckless endangerment. [Violent Left, Health Care]
May 16, 2017 ~ Republican Health Care Plan AHCA passes house - Liberals are apocalyptic - lie about it not covering pre-existing conditions and declare 'being raped is a pre-existing condition' - pregnancy too - Jimmy Kimmel also misrepresents it [Health Care]
May 16, 2017 ~ Stephen Moore, 'Obamacare Taxes Are Dangerous to Your Health and Wallet' Repeal of Obamacare Taxes help everyone by allowing hiring and the economy to grow - they are not tax cuts for the rich. 'every one of the taxes was counterproductive' [Economics, Health Care, Obamacare, Taxes]
Apr 2, 2017 ~ Guy Benson, 'Death Spiral Disaster, Last Major Insurer Reportedly Plans to Abandon Most Obamacare Markets Next Year'. The much predicted death spiral is happening. 'Humana Inc, Aetna Inc, and UnitedHealth' pulled out after 100s of millions in losses. Anthem leaning toward exit. [Health Care, Obamacare]

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