Health care news, articles and information:
|4/1/2016 - To all the people wondering why hospital visits and prescription drugs are so expensive, the answer is far simpler than you might suppose: It's profitable for the medical system to keep people SICK!
In fact, I'm going on the record to state that unless we take the profit out of disease, we will never...|
|11/22/2015 - (Article by Natural News editors) When it comes to flu shots, "You have incompetent people injecting ignorant people who make a drug for crazy people," says Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, referring to the bizarre and tragically ironic case of the New Jersey nurse who injected 70 people with flu vaccine...|
|10/1/2015 3:42:54 PM - It didn't take long for the usual liberal opportunists to use the occasion of the latest campus shooting in Oregon to exploit it for personal gain. Indeed, the dead had not yet been fully accounted for, but that didn't stop former CNN host, longtime gun control advocate and current British citizen Piers...|
|7/30/2015 - The extent of the shameful neglect on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs toward sick veterans seeking health care is only now becoming apparent. A leaked document has revealed that more than 238,000 veterans died while their applications for treatment were pending.
That's nearly one-third...|
|6/15/2014 - More and more people are wondering today why systems of American government and corporate enterprise don't seem to be working. The education system fails to educate, the health care system fails to create good health, and the border patrol isn't even allowed to protect the border. Why are these systems...|
|6/1/2014 - One of the consequences of Obamacare is that health insurance company profitability is soaring, causing corporate CEOs of health insurance companies to pocket millions of dollars in annual salaries and bonuses. This is what happens when a government colludes with private industry to force the entire...|
|5/26/2014 - Recent revelations that VA hospitals kept veterans on secret "waiting lists" to deny them care are shocking, if not downright despicable. If the moral integrity of any government is measured by how well it treats its own veterans, the current U.S. government has almost no morality at all. We owe it...|
|11/20/2013 - Forget the name "Obamacare" for the next few minutes. Because it doesn't matter if you call our national health care system "BushCare" or "ReaganCare" or even "CarterCare" -- it has forever been based on allowing food, beverage and pharma companies to sicken the population while invoking costly "interventionist...|
|11/4/2013 - The primary tool of socialism is force, and while that force usually begins with good intentions codified into law, it inevitably ends up with the kind of force used by Mao Zedong to murder millions of his own citizens. "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun," he famously stated, and Obama-supporting...|
|10/30/2013 - The degree of betrayal found in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is finally coming to the surface... and it's intense. As a top Democrat admitted today, the Democrats knew all along that Obamacare would cause millions to lose health care coverage. Yet they continued to promote it with premeditated...|
|10/21/2013 - More than two weeks after the hoax launch of the fake "shell" website Healthcare.gov which did not function, the Obama administration has announced plans to bring in real programmers and attempt to build an online federal health exchange site that actually functions.
A widely publicized HHS blog...|
|10/13/2013 - Mercury, a rare element embedded in Earth's crust, is typically spewed into the atmosphere from volcanic action.
Today, it's extracted from Earth and shared globally for the creation of many modern day products including fluorescent bulbs, batteries, thermometers, thermostats and many medical products...|
|10/6/2013 - Published just this past Monday, U.S. News & World Report highlights two responses from aging Americans who took the Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey. First, two-thirds are anxious about long-term health care costs. Second, most are unaware of which costs are covered and how insurance (and Obamacare)...|
|9/26/2013 - America's health care system is crumbling. Costs are skyrocketing to the point where employers are now forced to simply fire people in order to avoid the enormous financial burden of paying for their health care. Obamacare was sold to the nation as a way to make health care "affordable," but the reality...|
|9/18/2013 - The closer we get to the "official" roll-out of Obamacare, the more we are finding out, in the words of Nancy Pelosi, what's in the law.
Some of the worst predictions about it have already come true. Premiums for millions of Americans will not go down, but will go up instead. Many won't be able to...|
|8/28/2013 - As the official start date for Obamacare draws ever closer, there is more evidence that the law simply won't perform as advertised and, in fact, will cause even greater harm to American society than without the "healthcare reform" it was supposedly crafted to deliver.
Particularly hard hit will be...|
|7/30/2013 - News reports of late have declared that, despite it being passed nearly three years ago, Americans are "still confused" over Obamacare and its myriad of regulations, requirements and provisions.
Confused yes, but increasingly angry as well.
Why? Because as the time draws near for most of the law's...|
|7/29/2013 - The Obamacare disaster continues to unfold, months before the entire law is even supposed to take effect, with everyone from insurance companies to firms and private individuals positioning themselves to best withstand the onslaught of job-killing, care-stealing bureaucracy.
One of the "Affordable"...|
|7/21/2013 - Last week, Detroit declared bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in U.S. history to take such drastic action in the face of financial insolvency. A declaration of bankruptcy isn't what most people think it is, though: it's not just a statement of "we're broke!" It's actually a way for the city to clear...|
|4/23/2013 - This fall, millions of already cash-strapped Americans will apply for taxpayer-funded government subsidies to help pay for their mandatory Obamacare coverage, which is set to begin next year. But according to new reports, individuals who incorrectly predict their future income on the subsidy forms,...|
|4/3/2013 - The American people are barely putting up a fight as they relinquish what little health freedoms they have left in exchange for Obamacare, the multi-billion dollar sick care travesty that will eliminate freedom of choice in health care. But the existing insurance-based health care system is hardly any...|
|3/3/2013 - Eight nurses who were fired by their hospital-employer for refusing flu vaccines got national attention earlier this year when ABC News reported on the event. This brought much needed national attention to a trend rapidly sweeping the nation, that of hospitals requiring their employees to get flu shots...|
|5/23/2012 - The bipartisan Congressional committee currently investigating the secret dealings between the Obama administration and Big Pharma prior to the passage of the massive health care overhaul is set to release pertinent new details as to what these dealings entailed. In a recent memorandum, the committee...|
|4/29/2012 - In a story akin to "the mouse that roared," a major report from the Swiss government has determined that the very small doses commonly used in homeopathic medicine are both effective and cost-effective. Despite the impressive technological prowess of conventional medicine today, the Swiss government...|
|1/11/2012 - In the US, most people, upon hearing that someone is a physician assume that person has a higher than average income. However, a recent article on the CNN Money website drew attention to a new trend -- doctors declaring bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy and practice closuresThe CNN article quotes Marc Lion,...|
|5/29/2011 - So what do we Americans really want when it comes to health care? Wouldn't it be nice to have health care reform that provided affordable health insurance for everyone and shifted the focus of the health care industry from managing diseases to promoting wellness and vitality? Sure, we were outraged...|
|5/29/2011 - Health care reform is considered by many Americans to be the most important domestic issue in America, but is it really? Indeed it is important, but is it more important than the loss of our democracy and the loss of the voice of the people? Is it more important than the pollution, poor quality food,...|
|5/29/2011 - When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency of the United States, many of us felt a sense of hope we hadn't experienced in decades. We were convinced that a new era of transparency was unfolding, and that America would finally resolve its most important social, economic, and political disparities....|
|5/18/2011 - President Barack Obama's signature health care law was supposed to accomplish a couple of things. First, it was supposed to ensure that all Americans had access to quality healthcare; and second, it was supposed to reduce overall healthcare expenditures.
In a word, the law - while admittedly not...|
|4/28/2011 - Health care is expensive. Costs continue to mount despite recent efforts at health care "reform."
Sally C. Pipes, the president, CEO and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, argues in Forbes Magazine this week that the best way to lower costs is through expensive...|
|4/12/2011 - For a good number of years now, there has been a lot of talk and debate concerning the effects of our political, financial and social situations. The world economy, environment, wars and health issues are all jockeying for the top positions of importance to all of us as residents of the planet Earth....|
|3/4/2011 - At a recent meeting with US state governors in Washington, DC, President Obama made clear his intent to force the individual states to comply with his unconstitutional health care overhaul. Twenty-six states have already filed federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill -- and some...|
|2/21/2011 - What we're really seeing today with the union worker protests in Madison, Wisconsin is the collision of money desires with fiscal reality. Everywhere across the country, union workers want to take home more money. Across the board, from teachers and firemen to law enforcement officers and government...|
|2/7/2011 - Political agendas often make the government say some pretty strange and illogical statements at times, including a recent announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the U.S. health care system, not a poor diet and lack of exercise, is responsible for causing heart...|
|2/2/2011 - If Obamacare is everything the administration claims it to be, then why are government officials secretly handing out exemption waivers to friends and insiders? A Washington Times report explains that since the health care bill was passed last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...|
|1/27/2011 - America's Founding Fathers understood that the encroachment of federal power over the states was a threat to free society, so they carefully framed the U.S. Constitution as a protection for the People. And the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution specifically states that powers not specifically...|
|1/20/2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a repeal of Obama's health care reform, voting largely along party lines at 245 to 189 (three Democrats supported the vote). The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promises to block it from ever coming to a vote there.
|1/8/2011 - New York State, along with its cities and counties, have promised $200 billion worth of retirement health care benefits to their employees, and no one knows where that money is going to come from, according to a study conducted by the Empire Center for New York State Policy.
Unless the governments...|
|1/5/2011 - As a strong proponent of free market economics, I have long wondered why free markets don't seem to be operating in the health care industry. Today, it finally hit me with great clarity, and I'll share that with you here. But first, a primer on free market economics:
As the free market theory says,...|
|12/14/2010 - Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that a key provision in Obama's health care plan violates the US Constitution. The "minimum essential coverage provision," Judge Hudson ruled, would force American consumers to buy a government-mandated insurance product whether they wish to buy it or...|
|12/13/2010 - U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson dealt a severe blow to Obamacare today, ruling that the government's attempt to force citizens to buy health insurance violates the U.S. Constitution. This decision puts the enforceability of Obama's health care system in doubt.
Obama's health plan was designed around...|
|12/12/2010 - A new report published in the journal Health Affairs says the U.S. has dropped to 49th place in overall life expectancy among the nations of the world. The report blames the nation's failing health care system and lack of universal health coverage as the culprit. But the true causes of America's poor...|
|12/6/2010 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency in California today, then immediately called for $9.9 billion in spending cuts; mostly from health benefits and health-related services. Gov. Schwarzenegger has come to realize what NaturalNews has been warning readers for years: Our current...|
|11/21/2010 - In recent months, many states have been scrambling to develop "opt-out" legislation for the Obama Administration's massive health care overhaul. But rather than simply be a partisan issue, many politicians from both sides of the aisle have decided to join forces and work to exempt their states from...|
|11/5/2010 - Ever since the massive health care overhaul, also known as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", was signed into law on March 23, 2010, many individual states have been fighting to either repeal portions of it or challenge its constitutionality in federal courts. But The Tenth Amendment...|
|11/4/2010 - Dr Joel Fuhrman speaks out about the root cause of food addictions, why "enriched" processed foods actually lack the nutrients we need, and how to remove metabolic waste products from your body more easily. It's all part of an exclusive new video released by the Raw for Thirty group about the healing...|
|11/3/2010 - In what appears to be a broad backlash against Obama-era policies, U.S. voters swept Republicans into office in record numbers in last night's election. As of this writing, Republicans had clearly taken the House but failed to win a majority in the Senate. This effectively ends the Democratic super-majority...|
|11/3/2010 - The massive U.S. health care overhaul may undergo some substantial rollbacks following election day. Industry groups are hoping to work with a potential GOP majority in Congress to strike key portions from the health care bill that increase their taxes, tighten restrictions on insurance premiums, and...|
|10/18/2010 - Ah, election season is upon us again, and the nation -- ever in dire need of some new disorder to treat with drugs -- is suffering from electile dysfunction. Nobody seems to know which political party or congressional candidates might lead us out of the national mess we're in today, with debt spiraling...|
|9/25/2010 - The news about Obama's health care reform just keeps getting worse -- and we only find these things long after the bill has passed, of course. The newest revelation concerns a 3.8% tax on income from home sales and home rentals which will go into effect in 2013. (Note: This story has been updated to...|
|8/12/2010 - Corruption in Washington is nothing new. Lobbyists for special interests have been padding the pockets of amoral politicians for longer than most of us have been alive, and they've been doing so with the help of a controlled media that rarely presents the facts without shrouding them in terms of "left"...|
|8/9/2010 - Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) have put together a new visual chart that helps illustrate the complexity of the recently-passed U.S. health care "reform" bill. The highly-complex organizational chart, which is blanketed in bubbles and lines branching from the Secretary...|
|5/24/2010 - According to a recent report from CNNMoney.com, the massive U.S. health care system overhaul includes more than just a transition to government-run medicine. A small section hidden away in the 2,409-page bill requires all businesses to send 1099 tax forms to every company or individual from which they...|
|5/12/2010 - The President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Billy Tauzin, recently announced that he will be resigning from the organization on June 30, 2010. The organization, which represents top drug companies like Pfizer and Merck, has been one of the primary backers of...|
|4/27/2010 - Now that the U.S. government has achieved its monopoly over health care, new technologies are in the works that will allow the government to remotely monitor and track whether ordinary citizens are complying with taking medications prescribed by conventional doctors. One new technology described at...|
|4/21/2010 - Mainstream health care isn't based on "health" or "caring." It's actually based on an ingrained system of medical mythology that's practiced -- and defended -- by those who profit from the continuation of sickness and disease. This system of medical mythology might also simply be called "lies", and...|
|3/23/2010 - It's amazing that the day before the health care "reform" bill is passed in America, the FDA announces that one of the most popular statin drugs sold in America causes so much kidney damage that it might kill you. And then the day after this health care bill passes, the FDA announces that a popular...|
|3/22/2010 - Today the medical mafia struck another devastating blow to the health and freedom of all Americans. With the support of an inarguably corrupt Congress that has simply abandoned the real needs of the American people, the sick-care industry has locked in a high-profit scheme of disease and monopoly-priced...|
|1/15/2010 - Health care reform in the United States is impossible without tackling the country's obesity epidemic, author and food activist Michael Pollan has warned.
"Even the most efficient health care system that the administration could hope to devise would still confront a rising tide of chronic disease...|
|1/4/2010 - 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...|
|1/4/2010 - An analysis of projected health care costs has revealed that by the year 2018, obesity-related medical expenses will top $344 billion. Current estimates suggest that in just ten years 43 percent of Americans will be obese if obesity continues to rise at the current rate.
According to Reed Tuckson...|
|11/24/2009 - Businesses in the United States are expected to spend 9 percent more on health care in 2010 than they did in 2009, according to an annual survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
According to previous surveys, the cost of health care increased by 9.9 percent between 2007 and 2008, then another...|
|11/8/2009 - The health care reform bill just passed by the US House of Representatives is a walloping 1,990 pages weighing 19.6 pounds. As NaturalNews previously reported (http://www.naturalnews.com/027427_health_care_paper.html), it required the destruction of 319 trees just to print the 1,335 copies produced...|
|11/8/2009 - If you want to save the world's forests, don't print out the health care legislation just passed by the US House of Representatives: It's 1,990 pages long and weighs 19.6 pounds, reports the Wall Street Journal, making it longer than the King James Bible.
The U.S. Government Printing Office, has...|
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|10/23/2009 - New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines announced today that public health workers will no longer be required to receive swine flu vaccinations. The state had been sued by the Public Employees Federation to stop the vaccine mandate, and a state judge had granted the group a temporary restraining...|
|10/16/2009 - Amid growing discontent among New York health care workers who are being forced to receive swine flu vaccine injections, the Public Employees Federation sued in state court to halt the mandate. Friday, a state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order granting a temporary halt to the mandate until...|
|10/5/2009 - When it comes to affordable, effective health care reform in America, there's only one question that really needs to be asked right now: What works?
In other words, what works to keep people healthy? What's affordable, safe and supports the long-term health of the population? What's available right...|
|9/30/2009 - When people ask why I oppose Obama's health care reform proposals, I point out what a consumer (and employer) rip-off the current system of pharmaceutical medicine really is. Americans are victims in a monopoly medical scam that's enforced by the FDA and FTC with lots of propaganda support from the...|
|9/29/2009 - Today's article on health care reform has stirred up an unexpectedly vocal debate among NaturalNews readers about health care reform. Some have expressed confusion over the NaturalNews position on health care reform: Are we for it? Against it? Do we support Obama? Do we support socialized medicine?
|9/28/2009 - There's a popular video circulating on the 'net right now about how to escape handcuffs without using a key. Americans are watching the video to bone up on essential skills that will soon be needed for health care reform, it seems, since the new laws that are about to be put in place call for Americans...|
|9/2/2009 - For the last several years, I've referred to drug companies as "criminal" operations. They have engaged in price fixing, marketing fraud, science fraud and many other criminal activities that we've written about here on NaturalNews. And yet, until today, they always managed to avoid the criminal charges...|
|8/28/2009 - Health care reform is the hottest debate around, but unfortunately, Washington has it all wrong. Health care reform shouldn't be about who is going to pay for more drugs for people; health care reform should be about how to create and keep healthy people, so that symptoms of disease aren't apparent...|
|8/28/2009 - The United States of America is devolving into medical fascism and Massachusetts is leading the way with the passage of a new bill, the "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028, reportedly just passed by the MA state Senate and now awaiting approval in the House. This bill suspends virtually all Constitutional...|
|8/26/2009 - It's emblazoned across the front page of USA Today, just underneath a subhead declaring Michael Jackson was, indeed, killed by a drug overdose: "Flu could infect half of USA." The article goes on to describe the predicted number of deaths expected in the U.S. (30,000 - 90,000 Americans) as well as the...|
|8/20/2009 - You can't fix one broken system by replacing it with another broken system. Sure, the current health care system of "that's a pre-existing condition" insurance companies, employer-funded health insurance and miserable Medicaid is a public health disaster, but if we're going to fix the system, we have...|
|8/4/2009 - There once was a Big Pharma zealot
More offensive than insect repellant.
He just couldn't see
What's in vitamin D,
"It's not useful unless we can sell it."
- by the Health Ranger
It's official: Vitamin D deficiency is so widespread in U.S. children that it poses a huge threat to the future health...|
|7/30/2009 - Mrs. Bouchard seemed upset.
"I can't afford health care as yet."
The new health reform bill
Made her sickly and ill
"But I'd rather have cancer than debt!"
What's really in Obama's health care reform bill? Almost no one knows, and here's why: It's 1,017 pages long and written in an alien form...|
|7/28/2009 - This has been in the works for a long time, and you'll love this news: Boku Superfood, makers of my top-recommended superfood powder product, has announced an exclusive Boku Super Food giveaway that gets you a 10-day supply of this remarkable superfood at (virtually) no cost.
It's exclusive to NaturalNews,...|
|7/17/2009 - If you want to know why U.S. businesses increasingly outsource jobs to other countries, just add up the cost of doing business in America: As an employer, you have to pay not only higher wages than most other countries, but you also have to pay for the lost productivity and missed days due to the astonishingly...|
|7/15/2009 - The great lumbering health care reform gears are in motion in Washington D.C., and the Big Government machine is spitting out a new recipe for the bankruptcy of America: A "health care reform" bill that pleases all the special interest groups and pharmaceutical companies but does nothing to improve...|
|6/11/2009 - It would cost between $1.5 trillion and $1.7 trillion over the next 10 years to provide health insurance to everyone in the United States, according to an estimate by the consulting and policy analysis company the Lewin Group.
This is significantly greater than the $1.2 trillion that the group estimates...|
|4/26/2009 - After living in Ecuador for some time, I recently traveled to Taiwan, where Truth Publishing is headquartered. Returning to the United States after spending time in Taiwan has allowed me the perspective to make some observations about the differences between the USA and Taiwan.
The bottom line on...|
|4/24/2009 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is considered America`s preeminent body of physicians, scientists, and academicians interested in health and medical issues. It is a part of the United States National Academies, which also includes the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute of Medicine produces...|
|2/24/2009 - A new petition calling for revolutionary health care reforms and health freedoms was launched today at www.HealthRevolutionPetition.org
The petition -- which is endorsed by NaturalNews, the Organic Consumers Association, the Life Extension Foundation, the American Association for Health Freedom and...|
|2/21/2009 - The Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group that represents the interests of health insurance companies, has proposed a sweeping new program that -- surprise! -- would require all Americans to buy health insurance.
The new program would mandate that Americans buy health insurance, even...|
|2/12/2009 - If passed, the Minnesota Health Care Act would eliminate insurance companies and for-profit administrators from the state`s health care system. It would also be the first truly universal no-strings-attached health care system in the United States.
The bill received its first hearing Jan. 26 in the...|
|2/11/2009 - The "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" is about to be passed and signed by President Obama. And yet, as of today, almost no one has read the bill! American citizens, journalists and stakeholder haven't had time yet to even read the bill, much less actually discuss or debate it. This is...|
|2/10/2009 - The new $800 billion economic stimulus bill contains some striking new "Big Brother" health care language that should give pause to all freedom-loving Americans. For starters, the bill requires the electronic tracking of the medical records of all Americans. All your private medical data will be stored...|
|1/20/2009 - The average couple that does not have its health care subsidized by former employers will need to pay $376,000 for adequate health care after retirement, according to a report released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Researchers calculated the estimated post-retirement Medicare expenses...|
|1/14/2009 - The average couple retiring in 2008 will need $225,000 just to cover its health care costs, according to a report published by Fidelity Investments.
"Health-care costs have the potential to significantly erode an individual's retirement savings," said Brad Kimler, senior vice president of Fidelity...|
|11/5/2008 - In an astonishing turn of events for a nation that seemed headed for certain economic destruction just weeks ago, Americans overwhelmingly chose Democratic candidates in yesterday's elections, selecting Obama as the next U.S. President and securing Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate....|
|9/9/2008 - The most recent numbers on life expectancy around the world show that life expectancy numbers in the United States are worsening, both in absolute and relative terms - a trend that has been blamed on the large proportion of the population with inadequate health insurance.
"There should no longer...|
|9/5/2008 - Counties and cities across Florida are increasingly refusing to hire smokers, in an effort to reign in rising health care costs.
Employers' right to discriminate against smokers in hiring was upheld by the Florida Supreme Court in 1995, when a woman sued the city of North Miami for violating her...|
|8/24/2008 - Health care spending in the United States is expected to double by 2017 to an unprecedented $4.3 trillion, according to a report written by economists from the U.S. government Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and published in the journal Health Affairs.
Already accounting for 16.3...|
|7/31/2008 - The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of...|
|7/3/2008 - The following is a transcript of Health Ranger Report #16, entitled The Politics of National Health Care Reform, which is available free of charge as an MP3 download at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
Have you ever wondered who is going to win the presidency in the United States and...|
|5/23/2008 - Latinos residing in the United States illegally are 50 percent less likely to use emergency room facilities than Latinos with legal migration or citizenship status, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the Archives of...|
|5/23/2008 - Americans need to be aware of what Senator John McCain's health care plan entails. Under the guise of fighting health care inflation, he is targeting the employer-provided system that currently covers over 60 percent of the non-elderly population. This would effectively force people who now have health...|
|2/7/2008 - As candidates for U.S. President continue to battle for their respective parties' nominations, details are beginning to emerge about their (disastrous) health care plans. The New York Times is now reporting that Hillary Clinton's universal health care plan will be accomplished through "enforcement measures"...|
|1/24/2008 - Chiropractors have, for the past 112 years, treated sickness and infirmity without the use of drugs and with the goal of avoiding surgical removal or repair of any of the body's organs or structures. Chiropractic's message is that the proactive care of one's body and wise lifestyle choices are necessary...|
|9/7/2007 - These days it seems that everybody wants to chime in on health care reform. Presidential candidates are unveiling ideas on health care like a group of Apple executives unveiling the next iPod. Two advocacy groups from California are joining the chorus of voices that want change.
The latest proposal...|
|9/4/2007 - What happens when the Bush Administration negotiates drug prices with private industry using public money? To answer the question, just consider the situation with U.S. government "negotiations" over the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare: The Bush Administration not only agreed to pay monopoly...|
|7/7/2007 - Independence Day is a wonderful holiday. It's a time to remember the great success America's forefathers (and mothers) achieved in gaining freedom from tyrannical rule. This July 4th, whether you live in America or not, I encourage you to continue the great tradition of rejecting tyranny and embracing...|
|7/2/2007 - Starting June 29th, the launch day of the SiCKO documentary, nurses, doctors and other health care practitioners are launching a national campaign to urge support for a shift to a universal health care system. They'll be handing out flyers and recruiting people to support a campaign to shift America...|
|6/19/2007 - America's disastrous health care system is heaving the country head-first into near-certain economic collapse. Just about everybody's either financially strained or going broke due to spiraling health care costs: the people, the employers, state governments and even the federal government. Multinational...|
|3/18/2007 - A new study reveals how much doctors, drug companies, hospitals and insurance companies are profiting from the fact that the health-care system in the United States is the most expensive in the industrialized world. The study, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, calculated that the United States...|
|3/8/2007 - The amount of money people spend on health care in the United States is likely to double over the next 10 years - from $2.1 trillion to $4 trillion - according to a new report published in an online edition of Health Affairs. The report was authored by a team of economists, statisticians and actuaries...|
|2/15/2007 - All of a sudden, everyone's talking about health care reform in the United States. From corporations like Wal-Mart to the newly-elected Democratic majority in the House, it seems that everyone -- business, government and the public -- recognizes our health care system is broken. And it is widely recognized...|
|1/20/2007 - According to a recent study, the economic strain levied on employers in the U.S. from employee healthcare costs is growing exponentially, leaving many employers scrambling to find alternatives to their present healthcare models.
The study, entitled “Reducing Corporate Healthcare Costs,” released...|
|1/15/2007 - The biggest threat to American's health is the U.S. health care system, according to an editorial by three cancer experts and campaigners against medical excess.
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, author of "Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why," and Drs. Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin are...|
|12/22/2006 - The concept of universal health care that would cover every American citizen is again being proposed in the U.S. Senate, after a similar request was voted away over a decade ago.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., brought his vision for health care coverage that would leave no man, woman or child in America...|
|10/31/2006 - The Health Undersecretary of the Philippines -- Jade del Mundo -- recently stated that the bustling medical tourism program of the Philippines is allowing new doors to open in the nursing field, adding that the current multi-million dollar medical tourism program would be expanding in the provinces...|
|10/27/2006 - Americans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the health insurance costs of the employer-sponsored health care system, according to the annual Health Confidence Survey.
The survey found that overall dissatisfaction with health insurance costs increased from 33 percent last year to 52 percent,...|
|10/25/2006 - In 2001, the Institute of Medicine challenged the U.S. health care system to make a change and provide equal care for people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status, but two recent studies have found that this challenge has not been met.
The first study, appearing in the most...|
|10/11/2006 - Patients, who experience the health care system on a first-hand basis, find much that could be improved. According to a new survey from The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, a surprisingly high proportion of Americans--42 percent--reported experiencing poorly coordinated,...|
|9/29/2006 - A report by Families USA -- prepared for the Campaign for Children's Health Care -- found that most of the United States' 9 million children without health insurance live in two-parent families with at least one working parent.
One parent or both parents either have jobs that do not offer health...|
|9/27/2006 - According to the annual "Survey of Employer Health Benefits," a report released Tuesday by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, health care costs in the United States have risen 7.7 percent between spring 2005 and spring 2006.
While this increase is...|
|9/26/2006 - Health care workers can now take a page out of Superman's book with a new technology that can give them a type of X-ray vision, helping them find well-hidden veins in patients.
The device, known as the VeinViewer, was invented by Tennessee-based company Luminetx Technology Corp., and costs about...|
|9/25/2006 - Medication errors are among the most common medical errors, harming at least 1.5 million people every year, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The extra medical costs of treating drug-related injuries occurring in hospitals alone conservatively amount to $3.5...|
|7/19/2006 - A plan to expand the San Francisco health care plan to cover uninsured residents received initial approval Tuesday from the city's Board of Supervisors. Under the plan, the city's physicians and clinics currently serving the state's public health insurance program for low-income residents, Medi-Cal,...|
|7/6/2006 - Staggering variations in how hospitals care for chronically-ill elderly patients indicate serious problems with quality of care and point toward unnecessary spending by Medicare. Lower utilization of acute-care hospitals and physician visits could actually lead to better results for patients and prolong...|
|6/30/2006 - -- A new Medicaid rule set to take effect July 1 would require each of the 50 million Americans who receive Medicaid to show proof of citizenship or lose medical benefits.
"Proof of citizenship" includes a passport or birth certificate, as well as other forms of identification, such as a driver's...|
|6/27/2006 - There's something seriously wrong with our modern system of healthcare in the United States and in Western countries, but this article's not what you might think -- it's not about the obvious things that are wrong. This is about something much larger. Let's take a look from a large, top-down view. In...|
|2/27/2006 - What's wrong in America? Interestingly enough, many of our nation's problems can be summed up in one unlucky number: $100 billion. Sure, sometimes the government's $100 billion expenses signify a positive, worthwhile expense, such as the $100 billion that the federal and local governments spend on elementary...|
|10/14/2005 - In the months and years ahead, you're going to hear a whole lot of talk about health care reform, but most of what you're going to hear is about reform, not health. You see, there's this great lie out there, this huge misconception, this big shell game, where all these politicians and power-hungry people...|
|7/31/2005 - A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...|
|7/1/2005 - On the heels of frightening statistics about how diseased the U.S. population has become in the last three decades, there's a lot of talk these days about health care reform. The uninsured need coverage. Senior citizens on fixed incomes need to be able to afford their medications. The mentally disturbed...|
|3/6/2005 - Is it time to ban cigarettes yet? In this essay, I'm going to give you three different perspectives on the issue. From one perspective, the public health view that says cigarettes are a deadly product that causes untold pain, suffering and death in the American population. From another view, I'll talk...|
|2/2/2005 - When people start talking about health insurance reform and how to bring health insurance to the American people, they inevitably end up in a ridiculous discussion about how to negotiate the cost of drugs, how to provide drug discounts to senior citizens, or how to engage in a system of managed care...|
|12/5/2004 - Want a real solution to skyrocketing health care costs? Forget about all the so-called "cost saving" schemes dreamed up by politicians, drug companies and HMOs. All they do is create new levels of bureaucracy that don't address the real problems of why health care costs are so high in the first place....|
|8/19/2004 - U.S. pharmaceutical companies are finding clever ways to avoid the consequences of a 1996 law that mandates their exclusion from federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid if they are convicted of felony health care fraud. According to news reports, since 2001 at least four major drug...|
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|8/8/2004 - Skyrocketing health insurance costs are heavily impacting employers in the United States. Now, for the first time, medical benefits to employees has become the most expensive benefit paid by employers, according to a new report issued by the Employment Policy Foundation. The cost of health care for...|
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