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Oct 26, 2009 10 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Public option just sounds too socialist. Consumerism though... Now that sounds more akin to the spirit of capitalism! Don't be fooled by this wolf in wolves clothing. The Botox Bitch can call it whatever the hell she wants. In the end, it will only be known as a large nail in this administration's coffin. SUNRISE, Fla. ...

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Oct 26, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Washington Post: In the health-care debate, the "public plan" is all things to all people. For supporters, it would discipline greedy private insurers and make health-care coverage affordable. For detractors, it's a way station on the path to a single-payer insurance system of government-run health care. In reality, the public plan, also known as the public ...

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Oct 26, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Senate Democrats will include in the health care reform bill a government-backed health insurance program that allows states to opt out if they can come up with an alternative. "I think it's the fairest way to go," Reid said of the "opt out" proposal. The compromise measure ...

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Oct 24, 2009 77 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal guidelines at hospitals and speed up how infected people might receive treatment in a disaster. The declaration that Obama signed late Friday means Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules ...

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Oct 23, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNN: NEW YORK -- New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage. A statement from Gov. David Paterson announced the policy change on behalf of State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines. Daines had originally ...

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Oct 23, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: WASHINGTON -- The Senate has long been seen as opposed to the federal government selling health insurance in competition with private industry, but now senior Senate Democrats and White House officials are strongly considering including such a measure in health care overhaul legislation, officials say. The provision would permit individual states to drop out of ...

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Oct 22, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 21, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Michelle Malkin: It looked like the fix was in. The “Doc Fix,” that is. As the Heritage Foundation has been reporting, the White House and Dem leaders scurried today to try and pass a $247 billion payoff to doctors groups as an enticement to support Obamacare. Surprise: The fix failed. The cloture voted on S. 1776 failed ...

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Oct 21, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were “like paying taxes.” He added that Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the ...

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Oct 21, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 21, 2009 14 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 21, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Now I know no one is perfect, but don't you find it suitably hypocritical of this administration that the Health Secretary has health issues? WaPo's Federal Eye: Considering the name of this blog, we took great concern with the left Eye of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, which appeared puffy on Wednesday while she testified ...

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Oct 20, 2009 152 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 20, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday new estimates showed a healthcare overhaul drafted by Democrats would reduce the U.S. budget deficit over 10 years and cost less than $900 billion. The preliminary estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office moved Democratic leaders closer to finishing a merger of three separate ...

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Oct 19, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

DW-World: As Germany prepares for a mass-immunization against the swine flu, there are growing concerns about the existence of two different shots - one for a selected few and one for the rest of the population. In one week's time, Germany is scheduled to begin a mass immunization against the swine flu. But the type of ...

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Oct 18, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Enter ACTIVISTS

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Oct 18, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Daily Mail: British scientists have made a dramatic IVF breakthrough which could bring hope to thousands of women. They have developed an embryo screening technique which makes it far more likely a woman will give birth. A trial showed that it doubles the rate of conception, even for patients in their late thirties. The scientist who developed the ...

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Oct 18, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Obama still believes a government-run health care option would best meet his reform goals but is not demanding that it be part of overhaul legislation, White House advisers said Sunday. The White House and lawmakers are trying to blend five House and Senate committee versions of health care legislation into a bill ...

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Oct 18, 2009 22 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 18, 2009 21 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 17, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Slate: President Obama has said he will not sign a health care reform bill unless it's paid for. If it doesn't lower costs, he will suggest spending cuts to make sure the deficit doesn't grow. That's a promise he says he will keep. But what about future presidents and members of Congress? The question is not exactly ...

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Oct 16, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

FOX News: The last few weeks have seen a greater focus on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan -- both in terms of the current status of the conflict and the range of future policy options. President Obama has addressed the issue, as has the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Although support for sending additional troops ...

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