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Real healthcare reform or sneaky government backdoor? New legislation would allow health savings accounts to cover nutritional supplements

7/19/2013 - Two new pieces of legislation have been introduced before Congress that, if passed, will expand coverage options for individuals with either Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). According to a recent Action Alert issued by the Alliance for Natural Health - USA (ANH-USA),...

2012-13 Healthcare worker flu vaccine review: A concern for us all

3/6/2013 - This past fall, I worked with about 150 healthcare workers in 26 states who were required to get a flu shot to keep their job. I'm happy to report that the vast majority were successful. But I gained some disturbing insights from this national perspective regarding flu shots that have implications for...

State Senator chooses hospital over constitution and parental rights

2/24/2013 - Every state legislator in the U.S. takes an oath to uphold their state and federal Constitutions. However, in the real world, those oaths can apparently be meaningless. Last year, I wrote about state laws that allow children to consent to vaccines and other medical treatments.[1] These laws clearly...

Healthcare spending and Social Security to hit over $3 trillion a year

2/20/2013 - A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office paints a bleak economic picture for the country in the near-term: Spending on Social Security and government-provided healthcare will consume a staggering $3.2 trillion a year by 2023, or just slightly less than all federal outlays in fiscal...

U.S. ranks first in healthcare spending but last in life expectancy

2/18/2013 - If you think pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, and various other instruments of modern Western medicine are responsible for improving quality of life and increasing the average lifespan in America, think again. A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine...

Free healthcare - A warning from the UK

1/18/2013 - The NHS (National Health Service) in the UK has often been lauded as a shining beacon of healthcare to the world. However, the practices and attitudes in the NHS are a stark warning for citizens of countries who are being asked to part with their hard earned money to fund such schemes. The NHS was...

Widespread hospital infections by antibiotic-resistant CRE bacteria prove the danger of U.S. healthcare facilities

1/4/2013 - A clever opponent attacks precisely where its enemy is most vulnerable, but don't expect it to just stop there. In what may soon become the newest, most fatal consequence in the marriage of conventional medicine and irresponsible, narcissistic technology, an emerging family of drug-resistant bacteria,...

Strokes on the rise among younger people as healthcare system fails to prevent disease

10/22/2012 - An increasing number of younger people are experiencing strokes these days, according to a new study published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). And while the overall stroke incidence rate has somewhat declined among all age groups based on the figures, the average age of stroke...

Colorado healthcare workers to be fired if they refuse mandatory flu shots

10/15/2012 - The noose is rapidly closing in on the collective neck of health freedom in America, as illustrated by a new state mandate in Colorado that unconstitutionally forces hospital employees to submit to flu vaccinations or else lose their jobs. As reported by CBS 4 News in Denver, workers at hospitals across...

British Columbia to require flu vaccines for ALL healthcare workers

9/7/2012 - The Canadian province of British Columbia has become the first in that nation to mandate that all healthcare workers get vaccinated yearly for influenza, or else be forced to wear face masks every time they work, according to CBC News. Despite the fact that flu vaccines have never even been proven to...

The need for maternity healthcare reform worldwide

8/30/2012 - The rising rate of Cesarean births has become a serious problem with the C-section rate over 32 percent in the United States, which is more than double the rate recommended by the World Health Organization. The rise can be attributed to the willingness of doctors to perform the surgery as well as the...

Greek healthcare system collapses, hospital workers now working without pay

6/22/2012 - The economic situation in Greece is only continuing to worsen, as reports indicate that hospitals and care centers throughout the nation are running completely out of medicines, and many healthcare workers are now voluntarily providing care services without pay. Strapped with spiraling debt, the...

The IRS is now policing healthcare

4/17/2012 - Before the U.S. Supreme Court even decides whether or not the administration's healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, is even constitutional, the White House is already gearing up the enforcement apparatus: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Are you obese? Do you smoke? Your company could soon penalize you with higher healthcare premiums

11/20/2011 - The US healthcare system is a mess, as both health insurance and medical treatment costs continue to soar exponentially year after year. But one way some companies are helping to address this dire situation is to begin penalizing workers that represent the biggest drain on the system (smokers and the...

Doctors speak out: healthcare has been reduced to a making money factory

10/16/2011 - Two doctors from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard's teaching hospital, have taken an unusual step for the medical profession. These courageous physicians are speaking out about today's healthcare system which emphasizes money over individualized patient care. In an article just published...

Another adverse side effect of Obamacare rears its ugly head - government rationing

9/29/2011 - To anyone who naively thought that President Barack Obama was being genuine and honest when he defended his so-called health reform measure against criticism, and that it would eventually lead to government rationing, take comfort in knowing that at least you weren't alone. But you were wrong. Increasingly,...

How hospitals violate healthcare worker vaccine rights - with impunity

9/22/2011 - Following swine flu emergency declarations in 11 states, Washington D.C., American Samoa and the entire U.S. in 2009, hospitals around the country began implementing new flu vaccine mandates for their employees. Healthcare workers who worked for decades without getting vaccinated were suddenly faced...

You can keep your money: Kansas joins Oklahoma in rejecting federal healthcare exchange grant

8/11/2011 - The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has dispensed more than $240 million in taxpayer-funded grants to six states and a multi-state consortium to facilitate the creation of "Obamacare" health insurance exchanges. However two states and counting -- Oklahoma and, more recently, Kansas...

Reform the American healthcare system by acknowledging the uniqueness of individual health

7/23/2011 - The Greek philosopher, Socrates, famously said, "Know thyself." These two words could be the starting point on a road rarely traveled in the American healthcare system - replacing collective application of science with one that embraces the uniqueness of individual health. If we have learned anything...

Natural Healthcare Solutions on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

6/2/2011 - Clearly, conventional medicine has failed to provide adequate healthcare for its customers. But what choices do we have? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Integrative Medicine - Discover Natural Healthcare Solutions with our special guest Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. Free yourself from dis-ease - naturally. "I...

Healthcare workers to be fired if they refuse flu shots, medical group demands (opinion)

9/10/2010 - Forget the U.S. Constitution. Forget basic human rights. Forget the fact that research shows flu shots don't work most of the time (http://www.naturalnews.com/029641_vaccines_junk_science.html). A group of the nation's leading infectious disease experts are demanding forced vaccinations for all healthcare...

Normal human problems are turned into medical conditions, spiking healthcare costs

5/28/2010 - Mainstream medicine has a huge new growth industry underway -- the "medicalization" of the human condition. That's the conclusion of a study headed by Brandeis University sociologist Peter Conrad that was just published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. The report, the first study of its kind,...

US Healthcare System Wastes $800 Billion a Year

3/14/2010 - The U.S. healthcare system loses between $505 and $850 billion a year to mistakes, inefficiency and fraud, according to a report by Thomson Reuters. This amounts to one-third of all national healthcare spending. "America's healthcare system is indeed hemorrhaging billions of dollars," the report...

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky joins NaturalNews Talk Hour: Holistic healthcare for children

2/18/2010 - This week's NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Dr. Lawrence Palevsky. board certified pediatrician specializing in children's health and illness. This show will be discussing "Holistic Healthcare for Children The ABC's of Safe and Sound Medicine". This will be special evening focused on dissolving unnecessary...

What's Really in Obama's Health Care Reform Bill - A Plain English Translation

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...

Integrative Medicine on Capitol Hill

3/20/2009 - The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, or DSHEA, is a decent law. It says supplements are to be treated as food, not drugs, which only makes sense. Supplements are safe and natural food substances. As such, they can't be patented. This, of course, really irritates the pharmaceutical...

The Politics of National Health Care Reform: Why no Popular Presidential Candidate can Solve Our Health Care Crisis (transcript)

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...

UK Healthcare Commission: Mental health patients overdosed with prescription psychotropic drugs

1/22/2007 - Mental health patients in UK trusts are routinely prescribed medications in excess of the highest recommended dose, and most patients are not granted proper access to consultations with pharmacy staff, according to a new report by the Healthcare Commission. The Commission -- a healthcare system watchdog...

U.S. healthcare system "dangerous" compared with two dozen industrialized nations

9/21/2006 - A new study by The Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System shows that the U.S. healthcare system ranks far below those of nearly two dozen other industrialized nations. The study examined 37 national indicators of health outcomes, access, equity, quality and efficiency,...

Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system

4/21/2005 - Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don't think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I...

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