Topic: reform

5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Type 1 Diabetes

I spend a lot of my time wishing that I’d never been diagnosed with diabetes, and imagining that my life would be a lot better without the added stress and other annoying tasks diabetes adds to my d … more

Intellicure CMO, Caroline Fife, MD, Talks Health Care Reform at Annual…

Chief Medical Officer of Intellicure, Caroline Fife, MD, to discuss health care reform and quality measures at upcoming SAWC Conference in Las Vegas.(PRWeb October 08, 2014)Read the full story at h … more

FACTS are a funny thing

The wisest of the wise, The Rock Man, said – You see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear. In a lib world this Freaking News picture would depict a reality differently than was done h … more

In Healthcare Reform, Helping Patients Pick the Right Doctor is Key to…

One overlooked essential in healthcare reform is the need to help each patient pick the right doctor. In the just-published issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, a publication of The American Journal o … more

VIDEO: Hussein Obama destroying a Purple Heart with a blowtorch!

The rich, bored, white-trash first.

Forget that he has the “right” (for now anyway) to do what he pleases with his possessions because he is fortunate enough to be born American – I assume. But one … more

Flogging America – What government FEARS, and it is not – Illegal Immigrants

It fears you and me, the knowledge we possess and gain daily, the millions of guns we own and what might possibly happen should we become so enraged at its actions as to do something – rash?

Letting … more

Ted Cruz Releases Report Detailing 76 ‘Lawless’ Actions Obama Has Taken

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released his definitive list today of 76 “lawless” Obama administration actions and abuses of power. Besides detailing some of Obama’s relatively well known lawless actions, C … more

Rasmussen Poll: Only 27% of Americans Think Country Headed In Right Direction

Americans apparently realize, by a very large majority, that the incompetent far-left narcissist they elected not just once, but twice, to run our government … has failed miserably and that our nati … more

Changes for Jeff Hitchcock and Children with Diabetes

Jeff Hitchcock and his website, Children with Diabetes, have gone through some significant changes recently. These changes reflect how growth and success brings its own set of challenges, and also ref … more

Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?

Something has gone drastically wrong with the greatest experiment in human freedom the world has ever seen.

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens:

With what could be a wave election on the horizon in Nove … more

My brother the taxi driver

Brother in spirit, not in blood. He speaks for me. How much more clear-eyed can one get than when somewhere along in his rant he uses the Dennis Miller quote below? When he speaks of what he wanted … more

Poll: 57 Percent of Colorado Hispanics Disapprove of Obamacare

And it’s a Democrat polling firm!

Via The Daily Caller: Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics in the state of Colorado disapprove of Obamacare, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Democratic-lea … more

“Deporter-In-Chief” – Really?

In the Hispanic community Hussein Obama is known as the Deporter-In-Chief but is working diligently to remove that moniker!

From The Hill – Obama to Hispanics: We won’t deport relatives because you e … more

Is Even Obama Now Loosing Faith in Obamacare?

As Rick Newman notes over at Yahoo Finance, it’s beginning to appear that even Barack Obama is loosing faith in Obamacare … after all, seldom does a day go by that the WH doesn’t ‘illegally’ and unc … more

Obama Lie #? (so many-lost count) – ‘Businesses will NOT suffer under health reform’. Fact – Obamacare WILL RAISE PREMIUMS for 2/3 of small businesses!

Obamacare lies just keep on racking up … so many it’s hard to keep track.

From the White House Website, there’s this claim: “Health insurance reform lowers costs for American businesses – especiall … more

Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Explains How ‘Obamacare is a Job Killer’ (Video)

Holtz-Eakin has previously spelled it out in simple terms … it ain’t rocket science – it’s basically Economics 101 and common sense, and one would think that even progressives and the progressive-sh … more

“I think it’s important to remember this president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression.”

I bloodied my own brother’s nose with this for the first two years of Obama and his mouth pieces coming up with the Bush excuse. I finally asked him – when can we stop laying the blame on Bush? His … more

Another Woman’s Cancer Treatment Halted Due to Obamacare

News of yet another woman whose health and life have been put at risk because of Obamacare. She’s not the first (there are many others), and she certainly won’t be the last.

Via Fox News: [...] … more

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Wants To Create New Definition For ‘Welfare’

. Maybe the word welfare should be changed, said Sheila Jackson Lee. What's next? http://t.co/BPkBHF1VyQ #Fiscal pic.twitter.com/TWnpM3iVoE— Less Gov. More Fun. (@LessGovMoreFun) January 9, … more

That nagging question about YOU and the NSA

The question of the legality of NSA spying will go back and forth in the courts because Hussein Obama will see to it that it does.

WND – 12/27/13 NSA slayer blasts new opinion on secrecy The attorne … more

Barack Hussein Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013

Forbes’ Ilya Shapiro presents his choice of Barack Hussein Obama’s top 10 constitutional violations of 2013:1. Delay of Obamacare’s out-of-pocket caps. The Labor Department announced in February that … more

Yes Mr. Obama, Republicans have indeed offered Obamacare alternatives

Yet again Obama repeated his lie in a speech Tuesday that Republicans in Congress have offered no alternatives to his signature health reform legislation. But Obama’s often repeated claim that Republ … more

Obama’s IRS Now Targeting Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against Obamacare (Video)

Appearing on the Kelly File in early November, Bill Elliot’s heart-rending response to having his health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare tugged at America’s heart strings ear … more

Harry Reid in 2005: “Filibuster Reform ‘Illegal’ and ‘Un-American’

Dingy Harry Reid back in 2005:”For people to suggest that you can break the rules to change the rules is un-American,” said Reid in 2005, in response to Republicans wanting to change the rules. “The … more

Breitbart’s List of 10 Senate Democrats Who Should Apologize For Obamacare

Breitbart News has compiled a list of the Top 10 Senate Democrats who should follow Obama’s lead and apologize to the American public for fudging the truth, most of who repeated the untruths in meetin … more

Tomorrow – Dr. to Dr. Webinar: Healthcare Reform Planning Strategies…

Eric Beier, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer for MediGain presents the planning strategies he has shared with hundreds of physicians across the country. Learn the strategies to prepare for all the… … more

Doctors: Venezuela Healthcare Collapsing (Perils of Government-Run Health Care)

The Associated Press takes scathing look at the current state of health care in Venezuela, In a word, the whole system, and especially the parts run by the government as part of a 1999 constitutional … more

WaPo fact checker awards ‘Four Pinocchios’ to Obama’s promise that ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’

We’re talkin’ 4 Pinocchios … and it wasn’t even a close call: [...] The administration is defending this pledge with a rather slim reed — that there is nothing in the law that makes insurance comp … more

“It’s SUPPOSED to fail!”

From Kaiser Health News – Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it thro … more

ASweetLife Turns 4: The Best Diabetes Blogs of the Year

Four years ago this month my husband, Michael Aviad, and I launched ASweetLife with the goal of helping people with diabetes live better.  Through our experience (we both have diabetes) we had learne … more

$3.7 Trillion

$3.7 trillion is the amount that the U.S. has spent on welfare – just since Obama took office.

t, showing that spending versus transportation, education, and NASA spending:

Via The Weekly Standar … more

Obamacare To Travel Similar Road Medicare Traveled To Popularity?

Liberal reader and enthusiastic Obama supporter ‘Horowitz’ emails in the below link, along with the sarcastic message to “share this with all your doomsday advocates” (I assume that he’s referring t … more

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Video: Mother forced to choose between ObamaCare and feeding her family: ‘Affordable Care ACt is not affordable’

Pennsylvania’s WFMZ reports on a mother whose family saw its monthly premiums skyrocket for 2014 to $765 dollars a month more than she currently pays – forcing them to choose between getting the mand … more

Poll Shows Majority Support Delay of Obamacare Mandate

As reported by The Hill, a new survey of 18 congressional districts found that 55 percent support GOP efforts to delay the individual mandate in the battle over how to fund the government … 52 perce … more

Obamacare and Diabetes: Will the Affordable Care Act Live Up to Its Promises?

Perhaps you are one of the millions of Americans currently wondering what is going to happen on October  1st, the day when the Health Insurance Marketplace of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamaca … more

IRS Unable To Account For $67 Million Missing From Obamacare Slush Fund, Has No Clue What It Was Spent On

No surprise here, they make your life miserable, fine you, put you in jail, etc… if you don’t keep up with where you spent every dime of your money, but $67 million is lost/spent/mismanaged/missing … more

Obama’s Speech on Debt Ceiling – The Scariest (and Dumbest) Words We Heard All Week

So, is our president (or ‘Stoner-in-Chief’) and/or his speechwriter stoned, purposefully making sh*t up, or just effing dumb? Or, all three?

VodkaPundit on Barack Obama (who he rather appropriately … more

Obama: Everybody is wrong to doubt ObamaCare

To say we have a smug, pompous, a** for a president would be an understatement. According to Obama he’s right and a majority of Americans are all wrong. After all, he knows best what’s good for the r … more

Affordable Care Act, Part 1 of 3

This we begin a terrific series of Homerun Slides for you on the Afforable Care Act. This first set will cover the Primary Drivers of Healthcare Reform, and then give a brief overview of the goals of … more

It Doesn’t Make Sense

Our leaders aren’t stupid. They may be foolish, they may be corrupt, but they aren’t stupid.

This isn’t just a Democrat phenomenon. It didn’t start with President Obama’s occupation of the White Hous … more

Reuters: Obamacare is hurting economy and creating nation of part-time, mostly low paid, workers

To be clear, Obamacare does have some good points. On the other hand, its bad points far outway the good points.

ve even Reuters beginning to tell the truth: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust r … more

Report: ‘Obama Admin Has Missed Over 60 Percent of Dodd-Frank Deadlines’

A Congressional Research Service report this week revealed that the Obama administration has missed precisely 50 percent of its deadlines in implementing Obamacare, but that’s not all. It turns out th … more

The End of China’s One-Child Policy

When money is involved, forget about ethics.

China sees its population aging with no likely replacements, no social security or medicare so its time for this communist totalitarian regime To rethin … more

Will China Take Over The United States?

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Dick Morris, was the architect for President Clinton’s two term is a well-educated individual when it comes to the political scene and foreign affairs.

For the most part I find him to … more

The Ongoing … and Growing, Train Wreck Called Obamacare

Andrew Stiles reminds us at NRO that the implementation continues to hit hurdle after hurdle — then counts the ways (emphasis mine):The White House plans to delay yet another provision of Obamacare … more

Another nail in their coffin

Surprise-Surprise, of course we knew this would happen.

de for a moment that Obama committed another Unconstitutional act by setting back the day of doom until 2015

This piece of legislation should … more

Report: ‘Homeland Security Has Lost Track of 1 Million Foreign Visitors Potentially Overstaying in the U.S.’

That number bears repeating: More than 1 MILLION foreign visitors have overstayed their temporary permission to be here and Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland (In)Security has no clue as to where t … more

Hospital Layoffs Pick Up As ObamaCare Era Starts

When Obama’s minions designed what we refer to as ObamaCare and must more accurately be referred to as Obama’s Health Care and Rationing system, they knew what they were doing.

The entire sham had n … more

Scathing Fact-Check: ‘Another Year, Another Round of Exaggeration from President Barack Obama…

Let’s get serious here for a moment. Has Obama ever told the truth other than we he said, “With my energy program, your utility bills will necessarily skyrocket?

What in the world would make u … more

Black and White but Gray Conveniently Missing

PumaBydesign001 has compiled information directly from the FBI with regard to violent crime statistics in the United States. Demographics missing (Hispanics) for decades point to an agenda designed, … more

Eye Glasses and Contact Lens Stores in The US Industry Market Research…

Healthcare reform, which will give more people access to vision care, and the aging US population will continue to drive demand for prescription eyewear, especially as consumers continue to work at … more

New PCC Issue Brief Indicates Health Care Reform Can Boost Colorectal…

Preventing Colorectal Cancer's Issue Brief #5, The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Colorectal Cancer, examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands Americans … more

Re: ‘Watching Obamacare unravel’

Via Michael Barone at The Examiner: That’s the title of New York University Law Professor Richard Epstein’s blogpost on the difficulty of implementing Obamacare. It’s as good a summary as I’ve seen of … more

The Big, News-Breaking Benghazi Hearings … And The Jaw-Dropping Facts

Bryan Preston’s excellent assessment of the House Benghazi hearings (via Jim Geraghty at NRO’s The Morning Jolt) is well worth reading in its entirety, but his summary of the big headlines does an e … more

Illegal Border Crossings Triple Due to Amnesty Talk

As Moonbattery so aptly suggests, it appears that the “Democrat -”RINO ‘Axis of Treason’” doesn’t need to ram through amnesty to crush the economy and demographically transform America into a Third Wo … more

Politico: ‘Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems’

Like this is suppose to be some kind of a newsflash?The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 mill … more

Gang of Eight’s Immigration Reform Proposal Will Make Obamacare Costs Soar Astronomically

It’s not rocket science. You double the number of legal immigrants pouring into our country … and cover them under Obamacare … and you get what common sense dictates what you should expect: a coup … more

Convicted Terrorist/Obama BFF Bill Ayers Confirms What Obama Has Long Denied

Weatherman domestic terrorist/Obama BFF Bill Ayers is now confirming what the White House has previously denied — that he held a fundraiser in his living room for Barack Obama back in 1995 … a mee … more

When the compass points south

My navigation through life is based on a five-pointed compass: The five cardinal things that make up 90% of my life. They are:My family.My diabetes.My clinical work.My writing.My university work.Norma … more

Are Communists in the Thick of the Immigration “Reform” Movement?

Not such a tough question to answer … just ask the Communist Party USA, which says “the struggle for immigrant rights is a key component of the struggle for working class unity in our country toda … more

Yet More Unexpected Obamacare Consequences

It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t learn of more unexpected negative consequences from Obamacare … all of which represent the exact opposite of what was promised. These are just the lates … more

Philip Klein: Immigration reform could boost cost of Obamacare by hundreds of billions

Over at The Examiner today, Phillip Klein points out another reason why passing an immigration bill this year is unlikely: immigration reform could represent a massive expansion of Obamacare, potentia … more

Obamanation Update: Federal Welfare Spending to Skyrocket 80% in Next Decade

Welcome to Obamanation, where welfare spending has increased thirty percent in the last four years as the number living in poverty has gone up, not down … and individual financial responsibility is … more

(Video) WaPo’s Charles Krauthammer : Obama Admin Illegally “Enacting Legislation On Its Own Through Regulation” Shows “Arrogance”

During Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News’ “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed the Obama administration for something even Obama himself has admitted could be an obs … more

A Merry Tandem Christmas

Have you ever noticed how much the Tandem Diabetes logo looks like a Christmas tree? No? Huh. I guess that’s because it really doesn’t look much like a Christmas tree at all. But the blue T under … more

Consequences

It was a pleasant, if cold, night. Pleasant, that is, right up to the very moment Frederick Fleet screamed “Iceberg, right ahead!” From that point on, things really went downhill for the passenger … more

Obamacare Forcing Insurance Rates Up! Up! Up!

Surely no one but the most naive and clueless among us is surprised by the fact that Obamacare is forcing Aetna to raise its rates by 100% … and Blue Cross of California to raise its rates by 20%.
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Media Purposefully Blind To Democratic Campaign’s Finance Hypocrisy

If a campaign finance story isn’t about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, liberals couldn’t care less … they see nothing, hear nothing, and they’re damn sure not going to write or say anything about … more

‘Socialists Outline Democrat’s Agenda for Next Two Years’

Trevor Loudon has a piece today that points out that contrary to popular opinion, the US Democratic Party does not set much of its own policy, it’s actually dictated by the labor unions and radical th … more

Re: ‘Does Obama Doom America?’

Quin Hillyer asks the question at American Spectator today, “Does Obama doom America?,” a question that many non-Obamanists are now and have been asking for some time now. They are genuinely worried a … more

The Full Story of the Corrupting Impact of Government Dependency in Just 3-1/2 Minutes (Video)

In “A Nation of Takers,” author Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute draws on an impressive array of data to detail the exponential growth in America’s entitlement spending, which t … more

Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality

Elections do indeed have consequences, and one of the many disastrous consequences of Obama’s reelection is the increasing number of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of Obamacar … more

Vote Today Like Your Nation’s Survival Depends On It

Because it indeed does.

A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for a man with zero business and zero management skills with a total inability to lead America on the global stage, and a failed liberal-prog … more

Return of the Death Panel

Sarah Palin was right. Wow. Never in my worst nightmares did I think I’d write those words. But she was. Death panels have been set up. But it’s not Grandma they’re after. It’s me. Me and my k … more

Healthper’s David Lenihan to Co-Present for AIS, Health Reform Week’s…

Healthper’s Chairman and CEO, David Lenihan will co-present on October 23, 2012 at the online webinar sponsored by Atlantic Information Services, Inc. entitled Gamification Strategies for Health. … more

Romney’s Awesome Pitch To The Middle Class

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each had some good moments in last night’s debate, but this was Romney’s best moment of the entire 90-minutes. Until Romney took up this argument, the issue of the middle … more

Survey shows most small businesses think Obama has made economy worse

Surely this comes as a surprise to no one but Obamabots:
More than half of small business owners and small manufacturers think the economy is in worse shape now than it was three years ago.

to a surv … more

Two New Government Reports Show Obama Doesn’t Just Gut Welfare Reform, He Turns It Upside Down

Via The Foundry: The controversy over the Obama Administration’s gutting of welfare reform continues to grow. Two new government reports show the move’s illegality and effects on taxpayers. And the Ho … more

Analyzing the Clinton-Obama ‘Arithmetic’ (Exposing More Clinton/Obama Falsehoods)

Douglas Holtz-Eakin acknowledges that President Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night got rave reviews in some circles. However, he takes strong issue with one particular a … more

Fact-Checking Bill Clinton’s Lies On Medicare and Welfare Reform

It’s important to separate fact from fiction on the Medicare and Welfare reform portions of Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC convention in Charlotte last night, because those are the parts that have t … more

Mitt Romney’sWSJ Op-ed: ‘What I Learned at Bain Capital’

Today at The Wall Street Journal: “My business experience taught me how to help companies grow — and what to do when trouble arises. When you see a problem, run toward it before the problem gets wors … more

Obama’s Mediscare Attacks Not Workin’ Out So Well

In fact, not at all: Barack Obama’s talking point that Paul Ryan will “end Medicare as we know it” is failing, according to a new poll.

found that a majority of registered voters did not buy the Oba … more

Romney ‘Fochs’ Obama

In a surprising piece at Politico (surprising only because the pro-DNC hacks at Politico allowed it), Rich Lowry praises Romney’s ad attacking Obama on Medicare and points out how it gels with the str … more

Mission Possible

The email read, “Good morning, Mr. Dubois, your mission… should you choose to accept it… is to simplify healthcare reform. This email will self-destruct in five seconds…” What? You never wat … more

Guest Post: You Can Do Whatever You Want, So Long as You Have Health Insurance.

Healthcare, and the debate about its \”reform,\” is a topic I think about a lot, especially as a patient with a chronic illness.  Today, Sara Wili has offered to share her thoughts on this import … more

So, you think Paul Ryan’s plan is somehow ‘radical,’ right?

If you’ve been taking-in the liberal Mediscare-Kool-Aid and believe that Paul Ryan’s plan is somehow “radical,” perhaps you might want to rethink that craziness and get a reality check:We’re hearing a … more

Re: Don’t fear the fiscal cliff — fear the welfare cliff

Like Doug Ross in his must-read piece today, I too dream of a day when vintage media covers the important issues, such as how the president’s policies are permanently condemning the nation’s poor to … more

Specialist Doctors in the US Industry Market Research Report Now…

A number of positive factors will benefit the industry over the next five years, as demand strengthens in line with the aging population and healthcare reform. Senior citizens with chronic diseases … more

Mitt Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you ‘in almost every way’

Mitt Romney delivered an aggressive speech to a somewhat hostile audience today before the NAACP and made the case for his candidacy to the tune of a few rounds of ‘boos’ mixed with a bit more round … more

DPMA Report: Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

Uh oh … , another unintended but should have been expected consequence of Obamacare: Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obamaà … more

It Is High Time For Judicial Reform In America

The recent unconscionable ruling of the Supreme Court by non other than Chief Justice John Roberts, imposing upon us all by his judicial fiat the yoke of Obama’s onerous taxation to pay for his Obamac … more

CBS News: Roberts Switched Vote On ObamaCare

CBS News says Chief Justice John Roberts switched his views to save ObamaCare: Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court’s four conservative justices to strike down the heart o … more

CBO: SCOTUS Ruling Could Add $500 Billion To Obamacare Cost

The Washington Free Beacon is aptly referring to Obamacare as a ‘Leviathan on Steroieds’: The Supreme Court’s ruling on the president’s controversial health care law could end up costing taxpayers up … more

Obama’s Classless Gloat on TWITTER: “Still a BFD”

Team Obama’s version of ‘staying classy’:

Via The NYDaily News: President Obama’s campaign wants you to know it thinks the Supreme Court’s landmark health care decision is a BFD: a big f—ing deal … more

SurveyUSA Florida Survey on Supreme Court Obamacare Decision

Results of SurveyUSA Florida Poll on Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare: The Supreme Court has ruled that the key provisions of the health care reform law are constitutional. Do you agree with the … more

A few Thoughts On Obamacare, Entiltements … And Greece

Greece is already broke and going through an austerity crisis, thanks to entitlements and universal healthcare. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., we have three entitlement programs that are part of the fed … more

Mitt Romney’s Response To Obamacare Ruling

Transcript: As you might imagine, I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and I agree with the dissent.

d not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of … more

New Romney Ad: ‘Obama Out Of Touch With Small Business’

The ad begins with an interview Barack Obama gave this week to a local TV station in Iowa, in which Obama dismissed the idea that small businesses have any worries over the costs of ObamaCare:

Vi … more

Is Barack Obama Killing the Democratic Party?

Jennifer Rubin believes so, and she offers up some good points to support her argument: President Obama, I have frequently argued, has been fabulous for the conservative movement. He spurred the creat … more

Thinking about the Supreme Court

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Romney at the Chamber of Commerce: ‘More School Choices, More State Control”

Mitt Romney spoke at the Latino Coalition’s 2012 Small Business Summit Luncheon at the US Chamber of Commerce today. After making a few comments about jobs and and the business climate — he got right … more

(Video) Romney Ad: ‘Day 1′

This new ad vows change on day one of a Mitt Romney presidency: “Day one, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked,” he will introduce … more

Barack Obama’s Former Doctor Claims That The President Is Incompetent, Lacks Passion, Feeling and Humanity

Barack Obama’s former long-time physician, a man that should certainly know Obama better than most, describes the president as having an academic detachment, lacking passion and feeling, lacking a sen … more

Two Charts that Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Social Security Reform

In his column at Townhall Finance today, Cato’s Daniel J. Mitchell uses these two must-see charts to illustrate the fact that there are two serious problems with America’s Social Security system — th … more

Creighton University Announces Master of Public Health Degree

In an uncertain era of health care reform, and with a nation facing a rapidly growing population of underserved, marginalized and vulnerable citizens, Creighton University is launching an innovativ … more

Speaker at Michelle Obama’s Rally Lied About Her Coverage, Praised President

Just another case of Team Obama not caring about the truth, so long as what someone says supports Obama’s agenda:A Des Moines woman who publicly thanked President Barack Obama on Tuesday for helping h … more

About Today’s Social Security, Medicare Reports

Damian Paletta gives us an idea of what to look for in the release later today of the annual snapshot of the fiscal footing for Social Security and Medicare: … The programs are two of the country’ … more

Social Security and Medicare Trustee Decisively Refutes the Fiscal Case For Obamacare

In his discussion on Social Security and Medicare Trustee Charles Blahous’ new decisive refutation of the fiscal case for Obamacare, Yuval Levin writes:Over the past two years, Obamacare’s champions h … more

Canada Does What U.S. Democrats Refuse To Do: Raise Retirement Age And Take Steps To Balance Books By 2016

Here in the U.S., as the GOP-controlled House takes steps to sharply cut federal health care spending and bring our Obama-driven trillion-dollar-plus deficits under control, steps that our left-of-cen … more

White House Retreats From Claim Of Obamacare As Positive For Economy

This is what happens when fairy tales and pixy dust are confronted with reality:White House Press Secretary Jay Carney implicitly retreated from President Obama’s argument that Obamacare was a crucial … more

Medicaid, Medical Liability Reform at Forefront of 27th Annual…

Several hundred state and national leaders in podiatric medicine will meet with key legislators in the nation’s capital to discuss Medicaid, medical liability reform, and other priority health-ca … more

David Limbaugh: ‘Obama’s Health Care Duplicity No Longer Debatable’

In his new column today, David Limbaugh perfectly nails Barack Obama’s scandalous duplicity and outright lies about Obamacare: President Obama said, “The package we’ve put together” will “start bendin … more

Looks Like We’re Facing $2 Trillion (Plus) For a Decade of Expanded Health Coverage Under ObamaCare

That’s $2 Trillion … not the $900 billion promised by Obama, and more likely than not — given all the health reform budget gimmicks President Obama signed off on … the number will keep growing!

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‘Saint Obama the Pious’

Judi McLeod, on how the man launched to an unsuspecting world from stage prop Greek columns in the summer of 2008 as The Messiah who could walk on water, revealed today at the National Prayer Breakfas … more

Obama’s ‘Buffett Ruse,’ What It Means To The Economy And What’s Obama’s Real Purpose For Pushing It?

The Wall Street Journal is on to the ruse of Barack Obama’s “Buffett Rule” that translates into the highest capital gains tax rate since 1978, a worsening economy, and a major decrease in revenues … … more

Why Romney’s Tax Rate Is Unfair, To Romney

Daniel J. Mitchell of the Cato Institute has an interesting piece out today in which he explains that the brouhaha last week over Romney’s 15% tax rate (he actually paid 13.9% in 2010 and is estimated … more

Can Churches Reform Health in America? With The Daniel Plan, They Are…

Daniel G. Amen, MD, co-authored The Daniel Plan for Saddleback Church so church communities can experience better physical and spiritual health. He is a guest speaker at Saturday's rally,…(PR … more

‘What We Were Told Is true About Obama, Never Had Much Basis In Fact — A Fact Now Increasingly Clear As Hype Gives Way To Reality’

In his must-read piece on Friday at Pajamas Media, Victor Davis Hanson sums up what is realized by more and more Americans with each passing day … what we were told is true about Barack Obama, never … more

Obamacare Support Tanks To Record Low

As we approach the two year anniversary of Obamacare, a new AP poll finds support for Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment has tanked to a new low of just 29 percent, with 49 percent opposing … more

Video: Chris Mathews’ Thrill Is Gone: Turns On Obama; ‘I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe’

Apparently, MSNBC’s Chris Mathews is no longer thrilled with Obama. This was posted at YouTube on November 20.

Mathews is still a progressive, and would surely like to see more Obama Super-Socialis … more

Romney Lays Out His Attack In Open Letter to Obama

Mitt Romney sent President Obama a humdinger of an open letter today laying out how he plans to criticize the president if he wins the Republican nomination. The letter comes the same day Obama visits … more

Re: Obama and the Supercommittee: Unleash the Demogague

If ever there was a perfect poster boy for a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power, it’s Barack Obama. And as Andrew Stiles makes perfectly cl … more

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey’s Terrific Free Market Plan For Creating Jobs

Whole Foods founder John Mackey’s terrific, common sense (to conservatives, liberals only see big government as an answer) has a terrific op/ed at the Wall Street Journal that outlines what needs to b … more

The Solid Economic Case Against President Barack Obama

Two Southern California attorneys who previously served on Capitol Hill and in the White House, respectively, and who now write on national legal and political issues while seeking to maintain their a … more

Big Ugh oh: White House used Mitt Romney health-care law as blueprint for Obamacare

As bad as the title makes it sound for Romney, the details of the story are actually worse: It turns out that records show three Romney advisers met a dozen times with senior Obama officials on Obamac … more

Behavioral and Educational Interventions Appear to be Effective for Patients with Poorly Controlled Diabetes

October 10, 2011 (Journal of the American Medical Association) Three randomized controlled trials published Online First today in Archives of Internal Medicine examine the effectiveness of behavioral … more

The Chart That ‘Should’ Get Obama Fired

From over at Business Insider, here’s a chart that Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, says will ‘get Obama fired.’ I’m not so optimistic as Blodget, there’s simply too many r … more

CFP Video Shows the War on Poverty Is a Failure

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity has released another “Economics 101″ video; this one has a very powerful message about the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty … the various income re … more

Doctors Leaving AMA In Droves Over Obamacare

The American Medical Association has long served as the self-appointed chief lobbying group for doctors, however the AMA now only counts about 17% of doctors as members. And one of the main reasons is … more

Transformation

       We have fought with the enemy for as long as we can remember – millennia or perhaps eons. The war is as old as we are; older in fact. But, it does not define us. Indeed we do not th … more

David Brooks Admits He’s A Sap For Believing in Obama

David Brooks, the NYT’s ‘token-conservative’ columnist that is in fact far more a liberal-progressive than a conservative, admitted in his column yesterday that he’s a sap for believing in Obamaism (b … more

Real Hope for a Change

The solution to our current malaise is not more of the same. It isn’t spreading the wealth around in a step-by-step slide into socialism.
Hope and change were the magic words that swept a relatively u … more

Re: Economic Emetics

Alternative title: News not to wake up to.

Having taken much of the weekend off from blogging and news, I woke up this morning feeling a bit refreshed and looking forward with ‘hope’ that the economi … more

Otherwise Aloof Obama Overly Concerned About Hurricane Irene’s Impact. Really?

Not that a hurricane is something to be taken lightly, but if there is something that can be ascribed to president Obama all during his presidency is his being aloof; being AWOL when it came to rollin … more

Freedom is as Freedom Does

Is there any one political or economic system that God wants everyone to follow? I do not believe God has ordained any one type of government or economy as the divinely ordained path.

The only gover … more

What Does the ADA Actually Do?

It recently struck me that I don’t really know what the American Diabetes Association does other than fundraising. So last week, I reached out with other diabetes advocates to start a conversation abo … more

What Does the ADA Actually Do?

It recently struck me that I don’t really know what the American Diabetes Association does other than fundraising. So last week, I reached out with other diabetes advocates to start a conversation abo … more

Romney to hecklers: ‘It’s my turn to speak’

Tina Korbe writes at Hot Air: Angry chants of “Wall Street greed” interrupted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s opening speech at the Iowa State Fair today. During the question-and-answer portio … more

The Obama Downgrade of America, Alphabetically

As Bret Stephens shows at the WSJ – alphabetically … 923 days into his administration President Obama’s efforts to improve America’s standing in the world haven’t worked out so well.
A is for the A … more

2012: The End of (America) As We Know It

Peter Ferrara’s must-read, 2012: The End of the World As We Know It, offers a sobering perspective on the deterioration of our nation into two distinct separate cultures, one with a vision of a boomin … more

The times they are a-changin’

The gestation time of a baby mouse is 19 days.The gestation time of a rabbit is 33 days.Lions take 108 days.Beavers 122.It takes 187 days to make a baboon, and 245 days for a moose. That’s the real … more

What’s Driving Our Debt?

At the time of this writing, we are $14.482 trillion (and counting) in debt. And despite what Barack Obama and his fellow leftists would like you to believe, our debt is definitely NOT being driven by … more

National Education Association Backs Obama … As For Good Education, Not So Much

The NEA is a powerful teachers union that, to no one’s surprise, just announced that it would be backing Obama in the 2012 election. The Democrats and the NEA have gone hand in hand for years. However … more

Video: Neil Whitman’s Story And The Negative Impact The Obama Administration Has On Job Creation

How does the Obama administration’s top-down economics planning and out-of-control regulations impact job creation?

Meet Neil Whitman, president of Dunhill Staffing Services in South Carolina, as he … more

We Can Do This Unless We Don’t

Four more years of managed decline without a re-election to restrain him and President Obama’s transformational vision of America as just another country may become more than just the content o … more

From Abby: My First TCOYD.

Over the weekend, the TCOYD conference team visited Albany, NY.  I was hoping to make it to this conference, but ended up all tangled in life stuff.  (Like a Sparling spiderweb.  Ew.&nb … more

Quirky Michigan Republican Congressman, Thad McCotter, Calls Romney and Obama: ” Not Rivals, But Running Mates”

On June 6th last, in response to a comment by a reader on a Mitt Romney thread here at Hyscience, who observed that: “Perhaps if Romney was [more] generate some enthusiasm within the GOP rather than b … more

Survey: 30% of Employers to Drop Health Coverage Because of Obamacare

The results of a survey released yesterday shows that once provisions of Obamacare start to kick in during 2014, at least three of every 10 employers will probably stop offering health coverage.

From … more

No Real Evidence to Back Claim that Ryan’s Medicare Reform Will Be Unpopular

The truth is all about asking the right questions – slant them pro-Democrat and completely distort the truth and the pro-Democrat polls get the answers they want. But as Jeffrey Anderson points out, n … more

Video: Marco Rubio: America Needs Medicare And We Have to Save It – Not Just Delay It’s Bankruptcy

Senator Marco Rubio penned an op-ed in Thursday’s Miami Herald titled “Looking for Medicare solutions, not politics as usual.” In this video, Senator Rubio details that op-ed further and elaborates on … more

Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan on the same page on Medicare Reform

It’s not exactly what the leadership of his party wants to hear, but it looks like the predictably unpredictable Bill Clinton is on the same page with Paul Ryan on medicare reform, and may be willing … more

Video: Paul Ryan Explains Medicare Reform

No one better explains House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare Reform, then Paul Ryan:

“We can no longer let politicians in Washington deny the danger to Medicare – the danger … more

Ryan and Rivlin vs. Obama and Gingrich: Who’s right on Medicare Reform?

Right up front, let’s be clear: Obama, Gingrich, and their ilk have it all wrong!

Daniel J. Mitchell of the Cato Institute narrates this video discussing a proposal to solve Medicare’s bankrupt finan … more

Krauthammer on the El Paso speech: ‘Breathtaking invention and statistical sleight of hand’

Charles Krauthammer has much to say about Obama’s recent immigration speech, and manages to succinctly and appropriately define it as one that perfectly illustrates Obama’s political style: “Professo … more

Increase in Uninsured Highlights Need for Health Reform

Since the economic downturn in 2008 the rise in uninsured rates in the United States has been unprecedented. Today, more than 50 million Americans are living without health insurance while the num … more

Thanks to Obamacare

You can thank Obamacare for the coming doctor shortage: The health reform bill signed into law last year is expected to significantly increase the number of Americans with health insurance or particip … more

Three Truisms on Medicare Reform All Americans Need to Know and Accept

In his piece titled Obama, Ryan and You, John C. Goodman points out the fact that both parties are being disingenuous about Medicare reform and reveals three unpleasant, undeniable, truths about Medic … more

Re: ‘Gas prices fueling spring of discontent with Obama?’

Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey points to a Washington Post piece that draws a little more data out of their most recent survey — the one with the ten-point edge to Democrats in the sample — and uns … more

Americans Still Support Repeal of Obamacare

By a margin of 13 percentage points (53 to 40 percent), Americans support the repeal of Obamacare. And as striking as this spread is, the details provide a complete rejection of everything Obama and t … more

Stanley Kurtz on the IPAB, Obama, and Socialism

Stanley Kurtz writes at NRO: They’re back. Rationing, death panels, socialism, all those nasty old words that helped bring Republicans victory in 2010, and that came to seem so impolite after Novembe … more

Test strip wars

A quick note about this story: Amy T, over and D’Mine asked me a few weeks ago to look into the “test strip thing” in Washington state, and to write up an investigative piece on it.So I did. But … more

New Book Focuses on How Wellness and DM Programs Are Helped — or…

The health reform law created major opportunities for disease management and wellness programs. 'Disease Management and Wellness in the Post-Reform Era,' the newest book from the publisher … more

Tony Blankley On Obama’s Pretend Budget Cuts

In his piece at The Washington Times titled Obama’s pretend budget cuts, in which he offers a broad assessment of the fast-emerging debt- and deficit-reduction fight strategies, he begins by stating t … more

Rep Paul Ryan: Debt on Track to Hit 800 Percent of GDP; ‘CBO Can’t Conceive of Any Way’ Economy Can Continue Past 2037

Contrary to what the Democrats’ are doing to save the economy and resolve the debt crisis (their only plan involves scare-mongering and political rhetoric attacking the GOP’s effort to reduce spending … more

Ryan Verses Obama, The Numbers

As Ace suggests, the difference is essentially a plan vs. a punchline. One plan includes broad changes to the tax system and $6.2 trillion In Federal spending, the other essentially ignores the most i … more

Re: ‘More On Koran Burning’

In his response to Jonah Goldberg’s comments on the Koran burning, Andrew McCarthy makes interesting observations, and, rather appropriately I believe,says that he doesn’t find the burning of a Koran … more

Video: Paul Ryan Unveils His Budget

Paul Ryan rolls out his budget at the Wall Street Journal as well as YouTube today in a powerful message.”Washington has not been telling you the truth,” … “If we don’t reform spending on government … more

CNN: Obamacare’s Hidden Costs – $363 billion (But That Barely Scratches the Surface of the Real Cost)

CNNMoney.com on the “hidden” out-of-pocket costs to consumers: reports: A year after the passing of health reform, a new industry report revealed that consumers may be paying billions of dollars more … more

Andrew Klavan Video: Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work

Via PJM, everywhere you turn these days, your public sector union is hard at work, protesting cutbacks to public sector unions. Andrew Klavan exposes the charming charm of your unionized public servan … more

Not Just Deadly, Diabetes Is Costly as Well

The average, annual healthcare cost for people without diabetes is approximately $4,400. But for people with diabetes, the cost is $11,700. And for diabetes patients with complications, the average an … more

Pick of the Bits this morning

A few of my favorite picks to get the day started …

From Jennifer Rubin’s “Morning Bits” today:President Obama continues to root for public employees. I thought the White House said this was a loca … more

Breaking: Florida judge declares Obamacare unconstitutional

5 minutes ago on Twitter: “U.S. District Court Roger Vinson rules Obamacare unconstitutional.”

Update: The Yeshiva World News: 3:00PM EST: A federal judge in Florida has struck down as unconstitution … more

Obamacare Waivers for Favors: Big Labor’s Obamacare escape hatch

Michelle Malkin’s syndicated column today takes another thwack at Obamacare waiver-mania, with more analysis of the 182 union beneficiaries who’ve obtained safe harbor from the costly mandate pushed b … more

‘Spitting mad” Alan Simpson to AARP and NCPSSM: You’re a bunch of phonies! Social Security sinking fast(er); AARP is just a bunch of marketers. “They sell stuff”

Alan Simpson, co-chair of President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Debt Commission), is really really p**sed off at the AARP (which spent $240 million ito supp … more

The Speech

Barack Obama’s 2011 SOTU speech is now over, thank God, and as Erick Erickson notes over at Redstate, the speech isn’t playing well really anywhere. Leftwing sites don’t like it. Rightwing sites don’t … more

Say What, Nancy?

As Fox News puts it: In Stunning Fashion, Pelosi Totally Mangles Health Care Debate:

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com“When people say that they are opposed to the bill, some of it i … more

A Political Appeal

This is the post where I push my socialist, liberal agenda on everyone!Okay, maybe not quite, but tomorrow, the House of Representatives is going to take action to attempt to repeal the Healthcare Ref … more

A Political Appeal

This is the post where I push my socialist, liberal agenda on everyone!Okay, maybe not quite, but tomorrow, the House of Representatives is going to take action to attempt to repeal the Healthcare Ref … more

Charles Krauthammer: ‘The origins of Jared Loughner’s delusions are clear: mental illness. What are the origins of Paul Krugman’s?’

Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician, Charles Krauthammer, so often a voice of sanity and reason (he is, after all, a psychiatrist) … says today exactly … more

The Coming Battle Over Public Sector Unions … A Case of ‘Tax Payer Vs. Tax Eaters’

Interesting editorial at The Economist on the city, state, and federal governments’ looming battle with public-sector unions … a case of “tax eaters” vs. the tax payers … and clearly a case of the … more

The Ryan-Rivlin Plan To Reform Medicare And Medicaid

Veronique de Rugy has a piece at The American magazine this morning that looks at the plan to reform Medicare and Medicaid proposed by bipartisan plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R- … more

Nancy Pelosi Knows Best: ‘If Every American Loved Their Healthcare … Democrats Would Still Take It Over, Repeal Is ‘Violence’

Nanny state nonsense from outgoing Speaker Nancy “We have to pass the Health Care bill in to know what is in it” Pelosi (via The Blaze):

Related:
Speaker Pelosi’s Final Presser: Health … more

John Fund at WSJ: Net Neutrality Was Manufactured and Astroturfed Into Law

A thorough and lengthy report today by John Fund describes how Barack Obama planned and illegally passed net neutrality into law According to Fund, the net neutrality movement was manufactured and th … more

Here Comes the Judge

After years of activist judges stretching our tortured Constitution from limiting the government to limiting the citizen it’s refreshing to see an American jurist proclaiming that the corruption of ou … more

Ismaili Muslim in Pakistan jailed under blasphemy law for throwing away the business card of a salesman named “Muhammad”

As the saying goes, you really can’t make this stuff up.

Robert Spencer writes: What can one expect of a law that is inherently abusive, except more abuse? The Islamic supremacist spirit underlying … more

Breaking: VA Judge Declares Individual Mandate In ObamaCare ‘Unconstitutional’

Just now, breaking on Fox News. Bret Baier calls it a “big deal.” (Joe Biden would probably call this a “big effing deal”)

The ruling says Congress “exceeded its authority” by requiring individuals … more

Rasmussen: Support For Repeal of Obamacare Reaches Highest Point Since September

The Dems passed the new healthcare law so we could find out what’s in it, and in time we were suppose to grow to like it.

Well, Obamacare passed, we found out what’s in it, time has passed, and as R … more

Yet Another Obama Payoff to Big Labor

News of yet another Obama political payoff to Big Labor: The latest bloated price tag for a federal project is that of the Lafayette Federal Building in Washington D.C., a project that has seen costs … more

My Spin On The Diabetes Civil War – I Say Unite & Fight Against The Real Enemies

So, I’ve gotten a lot emails asking me my thoughts on the Diabetes Civil War and name change – So, to paraphrase an old Toyota commercial from the early 90’s: You asked for it, you got it, Toyo … more

Deficit commission: Obamacare’s cost savings are bogus

AOL Opinons editor John Merline notes that the deficit commission titled its proposal “The Moment of Truth,” and actually delivers on its advertising. The report exposes six truths about the federal … more

Half of Americans Will Suffer from Diabetes or Prediabetes by 2020 at a Cost of $3.35 Trillion

A new report by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization estimates that more than 50 percent of Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by 2020 at a cost of $3.35 trillio … more

How Bad Is McDonald’s Food?

Just how bad is McDonald’s food?
Morgan Spurlock sought to find out in his 2004 documentary Super Size Me. In his film, I was interviewed and spoke about the role McDonald’s food is play … more

FDA: It Will Take Vending Machine Owners an Extra 14 Million Hours a Year to Comply with Obamacare Calorie Mandate

More unintended consequences from Obamacare, as we continue to “find out what’s in it.” [...] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that it will take the food service industry 14 million ad … more

Memo to Obama and the Dems in Congress: ‘It’s about the ideology, stupid’

While President Obama and his friends on the Left try to spin away the midterm election results as having to do with conservative voter turnout, a missing youth vote, or American voters being too stup … more

CBO Director: ObamaCare Will Drive People From the Workforce

Obama’s liberal-progressive agenda of wealth redistribution continues to have unintended consequences …

CNSNews.com (Emphasis added): Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf said the … more

Re: Decoupling the Muslim Church from the Muslim State

In his article titled “Islam’s Invasion Ideology,” Martel Sobieskey argues that the core literature and bloody track record of Islam proves it to be an “invasion ideology,” and as such should not qual … more

American Drug Costs Continue to Climb and Americans Turn to Canadian…

Despite the recent debate over health care reform, prices for many prescription medications continue to be unaffordable for average Americans. Many are turning to online Canadian pharmacies like… … more

American Drug Costs Continue to Climb and Americans Turn to Canadian…

Despite the recent debate over health care reform, prices for many prescription medications continue to be unaffordable for average Americans. Many are turning to online Canadian pharmacies like… … more

Federal Judge Upholds Individual Mandate in Healthcare Reform Law

US District Judge George Steeh, in Detroit, Michigan, ruled that the nation’s constitution permits the federal government to require individuals to obtain health insurance coverage as part of the hist … more

Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Fund Birth Control Via ObamaCare

You had to know this was coming – it was a concern when the Murkowski amendment was added to Obamacare and the baby killing industry was certain to exploit it…

From LifeNews.com: Washington, DC (Li … more