Monthly Archives June 2011

VIDEO: WARMISM DEBUNKED … HARD

As I pointed out a few months ago,  the Church of Warmism is gaining converts even in once respected organizations like the AMA, which has declared global climate change a major threat to public health. These true believers are not big on objective data, of course, so they will not be moved by the following video. [...]

UNEXPECTEDLY SHOVEL-READY

Doctors Paul Hsieh and Milton Wolf have a couple of good columns that compliment one another well. The latter points out the inconvenient reality that the President’s economic policies are shovel ready: In 1932, President Hoover received a letter from a man in Illinois that read simply, “Vote for Roosevelt and make it unanimous.? Based [...]

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVELATION?

Not about health care, of course, but too sweet to ignore: John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death – according to the tragic Beatles star’s last personal assistant. Predictably, this has already brought down a tsunami of personal attacks (from The [...]

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS OCARE MANDATE

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the individual mandate against a Commerce Clause challenge by the Thomas More Law Center. This is the first time an appeals court has ruled on the mandate, but the logic is just as Orwellian as some of the lower court rulings. Two of the three judges bought the argument that NOT [...]

VIDEO: THE SENATE SPEECH THAT KILLED OBAMACARE’S “SECRET SHOPPER” PROGRAM

This afternoon, HHS announced it would kill the secret shopper program. The apparatchiks claim that the decision was the result of careful review of “feedback received during the comment period,” but the obvious reason was the uproar caused the NYT piece noted in this post and this floor speech by Republican Senator Mark Kirk:

OBAMACARE’S SECRET SHOPPERS

Another day, another intimidation tactic. This time the “most transparent administration in history” will deploy government snoops who will call the doctor’s office and pretend to be patients: Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of ‘mystery shoppers’ to pose as patients, call doctors’ offices and request appointments to see how difficult it is for people to [...]

AMA STILL SUPPORTS OBAMACARE AS ITS MEMBERSHIP SHRINKS

As has been discussed here often, the AMA pursued a collaboration strategy on ObamaCare in exchange for an empty promise from the Democrats to fix the broken Medicare payment system. The AMA leadership was played for chumps. The Dems, as I and many others predicted, failed to keep their side of the bargain. Nonetheless, the quislings who run [...]

WOLF ON THE FDA’S RATIONING MAN

Milton Wolf’s latest column at the Washington Times discusses a guy you have probably never heard of—Richard Pazdur. Whether you have heard of him or not, this Beltway bureaucrat has serious power over your life: In 2009, our bureaucratic ruling class suddenly declared that women in their 40s no longer needed mammography screening. This came [...]

HSIEH ON ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Paul Hsieh points out at Town Hall, that ObamaCare is essentially a Soviet-style central planning scheme based on the notion that a group of Beltway apparatchiks can outsmart the market: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represent the latest attempt to control escalating health costs by government central planning. Through financial carrots and sticks, doctors and hospitals [...]

A NEW TURD IN THE OBAMACARE PUNCH BOWL

Ya gotta give it to Nancy Pelosi. She is a woman of her word. When she said we had to pass it to see what’s in it, she became the only Democrat to tell the truth about this idiotic law. Here’s the latest stinky surprise: President Barack Obama’s health care law would let several million middle-class [...]