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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from INFOWARS: An Iraq War veteran died in a gunfight with police this past weekend, a tragedy that could have been avoided, his parents say, if the Kansas City VA Medical Center had only admitted him for treatment. On Sunday, Sgt. Isaac Shawn Sims, 26, a third generation army veteran who served two tours of ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: A report released from the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs said veterans at a Phoenix clinic were made to wait an average of 115 days for a primary care appointment. The interim report confirmed recent allegations of delayed wait times for veterans seeking health care. Interim report

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A preliminary report released Wednesday found “serious conditions” at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs facility, including hundreds of veterans who were never placed on an official wait list and faulty scheduling practices that meant some veterans would never see a doctor. “We identified an additional 1,700 veterans who were waiting for a primary ...

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May 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: Skip Morrison sustained a back injury during the two years he served in the Army. Now the 55-year-old is classified as 100-percent disabled. But that doesn’t begin to describe the obstacles that the Poulsbo, Washington veteran faces. Morrison said he battles for months and months to get referrals from the local VA for ...

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May 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BUSINESS INSIDER: One of the major selling points of the Affordable Care Act was its theoretical potential to reduce costly emergency room visits, given the law's access to coverage. But a new survey shows that so far under the healthcare law, more people are going to the emergency room. The survey, conducted by ...

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May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) ...

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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Dr. Jose Mathews says he’s paying the price for being a whistle-blower at the VA hospital in St. Louis. He didn’t hold back as he told his story to KMOX. Mathews was head of psychiatry at the VA before he came forward to say that doctors were treating only half the mental health ...

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May 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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May 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA TODAY: A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say. The Ohio outbreak is part of a larger worrisome picture: As of Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had ...

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May 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The teen at the center of a custody battle triggered by differing diagnoses by two Massachusetts hospitals was transferred Monday from the Bay State to a facility in her home state of Connecticut, her family told FoxNews.com. The transfer of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier to a facility in Thompson, Conn., comes a day ...

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May 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange — the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law — and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an ...

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May 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. The man fell ill after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia where he was a health care worker. He is hospitalized in good condition in ...

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Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is having a “minor, unscheduled” medical procedure to address recurring back problems, spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday. Boehner, 64, was in the Capitol on Tuesday and not in any obvious discomfort when speaking to reporters. Steel would not provide further details on his procedure. Keep reading

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Apr 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WSJ: In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I've learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem ...

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Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from FOX NEWS/NEWSWER:  So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthesia? You may not want to know, according to a lawsuit picked up by Courthouse News Service. A colonoscopy patient in Virginia says he used his cellphone to record instructions given to him prior to his April 18, 2013, procedure, and accidentally ...

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Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Big Government: The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, ...

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Apr 16, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the ...

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Apr 7, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th ...

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Apr 7, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Apr 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from LA TIMES: Three men sickened during a meningitis outbreak in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday. The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county so far this year. Four cases occurred in men who have ...

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