Free healthcare, free education, free housing, water to the desert (which NATO destroyed) and much more…
Posted in Education, Healthcare, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged free education, free housing, libya, life under gaddafi, NATO invasion, universal healthcare
Last night, the Vermont House of Representatives debated and approved by a 92-49 a bill that would create a single payer system in the state. Shumlin praised the move as making Vermont the first state where health care will be a right and not a privilege:
“After hours of debate, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a bill that would create a single-payer health care system in Vermont. It passed 92-49. In a meeting right after the vote, the house speaker, the governor and others who worked on the bill called it a historic moment for Vermont.
“Become the first state in the country to make the first substantive step to deliver a health care system where health care will be a right and not a privilege,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin.”
By Jeffrey H. Anderson
The Weekly Standard
Testifying on Thursday before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that Obamacare is expected to reduce the number of jobs in the labor market by an estimated 800,000. Here are excerpts from the exchange:
From various sources
Health coverage is not health care, something that escapes corporate media’s take on ObamaCare which forces Americans to buy into the world’s most expensive and one of the least effective health care systems. This bailout for the insurance industry is but another example of the economic war being waged by elites on the American public. ObamaCare also forces people to seek medical care only from Western medicine, which has a dismal record when looking at the skyrocketing rates in the US of chronic diseases, diabetes, autism, heart disease, cancer, etc.
States are fighting back – 21 filed suit to overturn this anti-freedom, plutocratic scam, and voters in three states have rejected ObamaCare: Missouri, Oklahoma and Arizona. Four states have already legislated a ban on ObamaCare: Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia.
Posted in Big Pharma, Elections, Healthcare
Tagged arizona, class war, georgia, health freedom, Idaho, insurance bailout, Louisiana, medicare4all, missouri, obamacare, oklahoma, universal healthcare, Virginia
By James Ridgeway
THERE’S A CERTAIN AGE at which you cease to regard your own death as a distant hypothetical and start to view it as a coming event. For me, it was 67—the age at which my father died. For many Americans, I suspect it’s 70—the age that puts you within striking distance of our average national life expectancy of 78.1 years. Even if you still feel pretty spry, you suddenly find that your roster of doctor’s appointments has expanded, along with your collection of daily medications. You grow accustomed to hearing that yet another person you once knew has dropped off the twig. And you feel more and more like a walking ghost yourself, invisible to the younger people who push past you on the subway escalator. Like it or not, death becomes something you think about, often on a daily basis.
New York Democrat Louise Slaughter chairs the House Rules Committee
Wall Street Journal Opinion
Nancy Pelosi: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” [Vote first, read later?]
The (Louise) Slaughter House Rule is a procedural ruse to let each House vote on a different version of a bill, resulting in some arbitrary hybrid, defeating one of Madison’s core checks and balances.
We’re not sure American schools teach civics any more, but once upon a time they taught that under the U.S. Constitution a bill had to pass both the House and Senate to become law. Until this week, that is, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to merely “deem” that the House has passed the Senate health-care bill and then send it to President Obama to sign anyway.
By William Blum
What would it take for free health care to reach the shores of the world’s only superpower?
During his campaign for the presidency of Paraguay, former bishop Fernando Lugo promised to bring health care to the millions unable to afford it. A month after Lugo took office in August 2008, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) gradually began to make some public health services free, waiving fees for office, outpatient and emergency room visits. Later, hospital admission fees were eliminated, along with charges for intensive care, post-op incision care, treatment in an infant incubator, oxygen therapy, surgery and other services. In 2009, fees were removed for diagnostic tests in all specialties, and for dental and ophthalmological services. Almost all public health services in Paraguay are now free of charge.
Insurance goons are working with Big Pharma, for whom the White House pimps a “health insurance reform” agenda that corporate media deceptively tells the US is “healthcare reform.” Center for Public Integrity advises that 3/4 of a billion lobby dollars were spent in 2009 alone. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) adds that progressives plan to rally and protest for the next six years until the insurance bailout becomes law. Obama’s plan will legally mandate health insurance for poor people who can’t afford it. Meanwhile, I got my ambulance bill – for driving me three miles and refusing me oxygen or anything for pain, $750. ~ Ed.
It’s too early to say how the messy, protracted health care debate will end. But one thing is already clear: It’s generated record lobbying expenditures. And like health care itself, the lobbying battle over health reform just keeps costing more.
Health-care-related lobbying and TV advertising have easily cleared the half-billion mark, topping $700 million in 2009, according to political money and ad tracking experts. Much of that went to pay for an army of lobbyists that numbered 4,525 last year, reports the Center for Public Integrity — eight for every member of Congress.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, MSM Shills, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged Big Pharma, corpogov, Healthcare, international security through universal healthcare, medicare for all, obama con, universal healthcare
By BrassCheck TV
Did you think it was strange that the weasels in Washington came up with MANDATORY private insurance as a solution to the health crisis?
I did. So I did some digging. Here’s a guy who was talking about mandatory insurance years ago and what’s really behind it. (6-min video)
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged class war, healthcare for all, insurance bailout, insurance scam, obamacare, single payer, universal healthcare
By Mike Adams
Even if Obama’s health care reform bill becomes law, mandating that all Americans buy health insurance policies for a failed system of “sick care”, I will refuse to comply. I’ve read the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and nowhere in that document do I find that the federal government has the power to force consumers to purchase for-profit insurance products from private companies.
The very basis of the health care reform bill is, at its core, unconstitutional.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged Big Pharma, class war, corpogov, healthcare for all, insurance bailout, obamacare, single payer, universal healthcare
By Michael Collins
Time Magazine’s Joe Klein is having an allergic reaction to free speech and public debate. The title of his latest column says it all: The Left’s Idiocy on Health Reform. It’s an ex cathedra pronouncement from a made man at one of the nation’s oldest media properties.
What’s got Joe so worked up?
Posted in 4th Estate, Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged bailout, banksters, class war, corporate media disinformation, Healthcare, insurance bailout, insurance scam, joe klein corporate shill, medicare for all, MSM Shills, single payer, universal healthcare
By John Ervin
Senators, Presidents, Money-Mongers ( and other “Health” Pimps ):~~
This is the most gerrymandered piece of legislative crap, as Joe Bageant said, “No health care debate….Mob negotiations to see which Mob will get the biggest chunk of change.” You legislators that are supporting this HELLth KKKare Heist are as culpable as the Mobs that are running you.
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged class war, Healthcare, insurance scam, medicare for all, single payer, universal healthcare
By Jack Lewis
A friend received her emergency room bill in this week’s mail. She opened it with trepidation, scanning down the complicated billing data to the bottom line. It came to $1.90.
Welcome to the Public Option.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Healthcare, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company
Tagged AIG, class war, eat the rich, goldman sachs, Healthcare, insurance bailout, insurance scam, medicare for all, public option, universal healthcare
WASHINGTON – October 29 – Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the latest House health care plan (and see 4-min video below on Ed Schultz Show):
“Is this the best we can do? Forcing people to buy private health insurance, guaranteeing at least $50 billion in new business for the insurance companies?
I thought this piece by Ron Paul exceedingly good. It makes one think twice about ‘mandates’ in the health insurance reform:
Healthcare Reform Is More Corporate Welfare
by Ron Paul – September 14, 2009
Last Wednesday (September 9, 2009) the nation was riveted to the President’s speech on healthcare reform before Congress. While the President’s concern for the uninsured is no doubt sincere, his plan amounts to a magnanimous gift to the health insurance industry, despite any implications to the contrary.
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Slavery
Tagged class war, Healthcare, healthcare for all, industry bailout, insurance industry bailout, Neoliberalism, New World Order, obamacare, ron paul, single payer, universal healthcare