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ObamaCare Allows Government to Confiscate Your Assets?

This isn’t a exactly a new thing, but it appears that ObamaCare doubles down on asset forfeiture.  That means that government get’s to claim your assets to compensate for your medical bills, as Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, found… She was shocked: If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. The way Prins saw it, that meant health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for Washington residents 55 or older. It’s a loan, one whose payback requirements aren’t well advertised. And it penalizes people who, despite having […]

Babies: There’s a Death Panel for That!

Sorry for the flippant title, but it’s so horrifying that I had to make a absurdity of it.  Sadly, the truth is far more disturbing.  It seems that that the NHS, the British National Health System, has set up a protocol, or death panel, to deal with the “less than desirable” babies born in the UK.  GateWay Pundit has more… The Daily Mail reported: Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. […]

Obama's Budget Speech Mentions the Death Panel?

That most depised, and derided, part of the ObamaCare legislation, the Death Panels, are again making waves on the blogs.  Erick Erickson of Redstate and Bunkerville have both taken a look at Obama’s speech, and have came to the conclusion that he had made thinly veiled references to the “death panels.” I happen to agree. Here is  a brief excerpt from Redstate… While everyone else was focused on Barack Obama bashing Paul Ryan, I noticed that he took full ownership of death panels yesterday. Naturally, Obama did not call them death panels. He called them “an independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical […]

Two Children, Two Countries: Who Lives and who Dies?

Every now and again, there is a story the really makes the consequences of policy decisions crystal clear.  Roxanne de Luca, at the Camp of the Saints, has published such a post. Take a look… Your ultimate feel-good story of the day: a little boy with no cerebellum is inexplicably normal.   When little Chase Britton was born, he was legally blind; when he was a year old, doctors did a MRI and said that it looked like he was a vegetable – except that Chase laughs, cries, sits up, crawls, is starting to learn how to walk, and colours. Read […]

Exploring the Intent of ObamaCare: Donald Berwick and Ezekiel Emanuel

Note from Matt: Since Donald Berwick has been re-nominated to his post, and the left is busily trying to discredit anyone who speaks out about ObamaCare, let’s tale a look at where the real “big lie” is being told.  Here is a post from last May. As regular readers are well aware, I’ve spent a great deal of time covering the death and abuse that are part of the British NHS.  We’ve covered that over 20,000 cancer victims die each year because the NHS won’t cover their medications.  We’ve covered the terrible conditions at some NHS facilities, and we’ve covered […]

ATTENTION: Discussing End of Life Care is NOT the Death Panels!

The blogosphere is all aflutter with talk of the Death Panels.  Since the Obama Administration has decided that the legislature is irrelevant and added reimbursement for discussions of “end of life care” to the Medicare regs, everyone is screaming “Death Panels.”  Here’s the problem: This has nothing to do with  the death panels. Here’s why I say that… 1.  Discussing end of life care is not at all unusual.  Doctors do it all the time.  In my profession, I have discussed advance directives, living wills, and “do not resuscitate orders.”  This is not devious, and the patient is in complete […]

Useful Idiot of the Year Poll 2010: UPDATED

Well, the response to the Useful Idiot of the Year Nomination Thread was beyond expectations.  I thank you for all of the fine suggestions, and here are your nominees, and the poll. Barak Obama: I don’t think that there’s any explanation required. Nancy Pelosi: “You have to pass it to see what’s in it.” Harry Reid: Again, no explanation required. MSNBC: I know that no one watches, but any network that has Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz on the payroll simply must be nominated. Janet Napalitano: AKA, Big Sis.  Whether she’s being a groper apologist, or […]

Paul Krugman Seems to Favor the Supposedly “Nonexistent” Death Panels UPDATED!

If you remember, we were discussing rationing throughout the ObamaCare debates.  Of course, we were called “fear mongers,” among other things.  Now that the law has been passed, and the other predictions we made are coming to pass, the entire rationing issue continues to brew under the surface.  However, every now and again, it rears its ugly head.  It started in the very early days of the Obama Administration… We must always remember that what the messiah and his minions cannot accomplish outright, they will accomplish incrementally.  For more, look at this. In testimony yesterday before the Senate Committee on Finance, […]

The Tale of Two Obama Minions: Donald Berwick and Ezekiel Emanuel

As regular readers are well aware, I’ve spent a great deal of time covering the death and abuse that are part of the British NHS.  We’ve covered that over 20,000 cancer victims die each year because the NHS won’t cover their medications.  We’ve covered the terrible conditions at some NHS facilities, and we’ve covered the lack of care and waiting periods that are part and parcel to any socialized medical system.  Needless to say, the NHS should be viewed as a cautionary warning against a single payer system. Here are some of the posts here that discuss the carnage that […]

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