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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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Oct 13, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WAPO: That's the number of Republican votes -- in the form of Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) -- that President Obama's health care bill received in the Senate Finance Committee today. Winning a single GOP vote is rarely a legislative victory but the White House should be heartened by Snowe's "yes" vote for two major reasons. First, the ...

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Oct 13, 2009 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: Health care reform cleared a momentous hurdle Tuesday, as the Senate Finance Committee voted to send its version of the legislation to the Senate floor after months of closely watched deliberations. The committee voted 14-9 in favor of the package. One Republican, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, broke with her party to support the bill. ...

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Oct 13, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) - Insurance companies aren't playing nice any more. Their dire message that health care legislation will drive up premiums for people who already have coverage comes as a warning shot at a crucial point in the debate, and threatens President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. Democrats and their allies scrambled on Monday to knock ...

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Oct 13, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Financial Times: The White House and the health insurance industry on Monday descended into open conflict on the eve of a critical Senate vote that could determine the fortunes of Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plans. Supporters of President Obama accused the health insurance industry of attempted “sabotage” after it issued a report by PwC, which estimated that ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

News Max: A respected medical specialist has carefully reviewed the healthcare reform bill in the U.S. House, and he declares that it would amount to a virtual "draft" of doctors into the government's "public option" health insurance program. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a renowned neurosurgeon, book author and editor of the Blaylock Wellness Report published by Newsmax, also ...

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Oct 12, 2009 34 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Monday Update: Continued due to weekend site shutdown for server migration. You'll need an Amazon.com account to log-in here, so if you have one, great, if not it's easy to set up, and if you'd rather use a different method, there is the snail mail, and at least one other system which will be set up ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Washington Post: It is a sign of our weird political moment that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama will probably hurt him among some of his fellow citizens. His opponents are describing the award as premature. The deeper problem is that the Nobel will underscore the extent to which Obama is a cosmopolitan ...

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Oct 12, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Washington Examiner: Some of the headlines in recent days are not worthy of belief. No, I'm not referring to the headlines that Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, however odd that many seem to many (including, it seems, Obama himself). I'm referring to the headlines earlier in the week to the effect that the ...

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Oct 12, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wapo: "Industry officials said they intend to circulate the report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers on Capitol Hill and promote it in new advertisements." Fox News: The White House fired back Monday at the health insurance industry for issuing a study that claims the health care reform bill working its way toward a key vote Tuesday will raise the ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Weekly Standard: The Washington Post reports on a new study commissioned by America's Health Insurance Providers: "The report makes clear that several major provisions in the current legislative proposal will cause health care costs to increase far faster and higher than they would under the current system," Karen Ignagni, AHIP's president and ...

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Oct 11, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Campaign For Liberty: Michael Connelly covers Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009 From Michael Connelly - Retired attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor, Carrollton , Texas Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis ...

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