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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

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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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Oct 16, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

National Review Online: If only the laws of the universe didn’t make it impossible to conjure something out of nothing. In a magical world free of such encumbrances, Democrats would be spared the bother of hiding the inevitable costs of Obamacare. The latest gambit of Democrats in the Senate and perhaps in the House is to take ...

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Oct 16, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 15, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the case is growing stronger for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies, contending recent attacks from the industry should dispel any doubts. "The need for a public option is very clear," the California Democrat told reporters at her weekly news ...

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Oct 15, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 15, 2009 71 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 15, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 15, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — As the White House and Congressional leaders turned in earnest on Wednesday to working out big differences in the five health care bills, perhaps no issue loomed as a greater obstacle than whether to establish a government-run competitor to the insurance industry. One day after the Senate Finance Committee approved a measure ...

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Oct 14, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 14, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

"I've been to hell they spell it, they spell it D-M-V. Everyone who's been there knows precisely what I mean. I sat there and I waited, fought back the urge to scream..." - Les Claypool CNS News: The most revelatory passage in the so-called “plain English” version of the health care bill that the Senate Finance Committee ...

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Oct 14, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

NewsBusters: England can't afford to help Alzheimer's patients pay for their medicine, but it can offer free shooting galleries to heroin addicts. On Oct. 14 CNN's "American Morning" aired a segment about the controversial program that "gives heroin to heroin addicts at the taxpayers' expense." Correspondent Paula Newton declared, "A safe, steady supply of heroin is apparently ...

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Oct 14, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

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Oct 14, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

(AP) The vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur says tests of its swine flu vaccine suggest that children under 10 may need two doses to be fully protected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Wednesday's news is not surprising. This age group needs two doses of regular seasonal vaccine for full immunity to develop. Federal ...

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Oct 14, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health care talks slip back behind closed doors Wednesday as Senate leaders start trying to merge two very different bills into a new version that can get the 60 votes needed to guarantee its passage. All eyes are on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who has said he wants to complete ...

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Oct 13, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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