Monthly Archives November 2009

WARMISTS OFFER HEALTH POLICY ADVICE

No, I’m not kidding. Demonstrating a sense of timing nearly as perverse as their interpretation of scientific data, a newly formed group of warmists seeks to reduce the climactic impact of the average patient: The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organisations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the [...]

MAJORITY PANS OBAMA ON HEALTH CARE

According to Gallup, 53% of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling health care reform: And what of all the “Lincolnesque” oratory from the President? Nada. Even with the media and Congress behind him, Obama can’t make the sale: Despite the considerable efforts of Congress and the president to pass health insurance reform, the public [...]

THE ESSENCE OF DEM HEALTH “REFORM”

The following passage from National Review goes back to October 30, ancient by blogosphere standards, but it captures the essence of Obamacare far too well to pass over without comment. Writing about the House “reform” bill, the editors point out two things it has in common with all Democrat health care proposals: Like every other Democratic bill before Congress, this ‘comprehensive reform’ has [...]

ACTUAL OBAMACARE PRICE TAG: $6 TRILLION

Michael Cannon at Cato has estimated the real cost of Democrat health care “reform,” ignoring budgetary gimmicks,  and it will produce serious sticker shock: When we correct for both gimmicks, counting both on- and off-budget costs over the first 10 years of implementation, the total cost of ObamaCare reaches — I’m so sorry about this — $6.25 trillion.  That’s not [...]

SATISFACTION WITH U.S. HEALTH CARE RISING

Gallup reports that Americans are increasingly happy with the quality of our much-maligned medical system: Meanwhile, Rasmussen is showing a similar uptick in the public’s view of our current health care system: Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. That marks a steady increase from 44% at [...]

FIDDLING AS UNEMPLOYMENT METASTASIZES

The uninsured volume at my hospital, like most others around the country, is spiking because people are losing their insurance coverage along with their jobs. This video shows how far unemployment has been allowed to metastasize: If the President, congressional Democrats, and their increasingly delusional supporters REALLY want to reduce the number of people without insurance, they will focus [...]

DEAN OF HARVARD MEDICAL FLUNKS DEMCARE

Jeffrey S. Flier, Dean of the Harvard Medical School, gives the Democrat health care “reform” project a failing grade. Here’s what he says about its effect on costs: In discussions with dozens of health-care leaders and economists, I find near unanimity of opinion that … the final legislation that will emerge from Congress will markedly [...]

NOT RATIONING MAMMOS, EH?

As Dr. Marcy Zwelling points out in this video, the Senate health “reform” bill will destroy much of your autonomy as a patient. And, no matter how many whoppers the Democrats tell, she’s right. John Goodman points to a good example of how untrustworthy the Dems are on this point: Ever since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for [...]

OBAMACARE: A DOCTOR’S PLEA

Dr. Marcy Zwelling does a good job of spelling out what’s on the line here. The less-than-slick delivery enhances her credibility. This is a real person who is obviously worried: [HT John Goodman]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (II)

I know it’s a little early, but it’s a short week and I find it difficult to believe that this post by Ronald Brownstein can be topped for sheer cluelessness. How could anyone hope to surpass the childlike credulity required to believe that the Baucus “reform” bill set a “standard” for fiscal responsibility to which Congress [...]