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|9/12/2014 - As West Africa's Ebola epidemic continues to worsen, local healthcare systems are being completely overwhelmed. In Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there is not a single bed available for any more patients.
The WHO reports that more than 4,200 cases of Ebola have been confirmed...|
|8/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2020" initiative states a goal of vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine annually by 2020, a goal well underway. A separate DHHS goal aims to vaccinate 80% of all U.S. employees annually with...|
|7/10/2014 - The price of centralized healthcare extends far beyond just the costs of providing medical services, as a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reveals outrageous levels of fraud and corruption that are costing taxpayers billions of dollars. According to data compiled as part of a...|
|7/5/2014 - A recently released report by a noted think tank has ranked the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system as compared to 10 other Western, industrialized countries, which the group says is the same place the U.S. has occupied in four previous studies.
According to the report...|
|7/4/2014 - Our founding fathers gave their lives for independence. The reason the world loves and hates us is because of our independence. Today, we have a rogue president passing unconstitutional laws in order to force us to be dependent upon a medical system that is as faulty as his insurance website.
|7/3/2014 - After spending more than $250 million on a healthcare exchange website that has since been abandoned due to systematic failure, the state of Oregon is now handing out cash bonuses to the employees responsible for the debacle. According to OregonLive.com, government contractors who agree to stick around...|
|6/24/2014 - According to the Los Angeles Times, a recent analysis of cost data projections by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding government expenditures related to Obamacare found that initial costs for the program were billions of dollars higher than projected.
It should be noted that, within...|
|6/16/2014 - A just-released report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revealed that the dearth of patient care for our nation's veterans is more widespread -- and shocking -- than initially thought.
The report, which was based on an audit of nearly half of the VA's 1,700 medical centers, clinics and...|
|3/15/2014 - Step one: Tell the American people that they will all enjoy affordable healthcare coverage, regardless of pre-existing conditions or whether or not they work for a corporation, big government or themselves.
Step two: Promise the American people that you will end a senseless, dragged-out war that...|
|3/7/2014 - Thirty-year-old John Verrier died in a NYC emergency waiting room on January 19 after waiting eight hours for hospital care due to a rash, reported ABC News. Reports confirm that his named was called at least three times over the facility's PA system since his 10 p.m. arrival, yet hospital staff failed...|
|3/2/2014 - If the failings of Obamacare haven't been bad enough, especially in terms of losing more of your privacy, now healthcare organizations are increasingly coming under hack attacks that phish for, and steal, personal information.
A new study recently published found that networks and medical devices...|
|2/24/2014 - The Obama administration has told the country repeatedly that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making progress in fixing the myriad of problems with the federal Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, but despite those assurances, a number of problems and glitches remain.
|2/6/2014 - One of Obamacare's "selling points" - and yes, there were many - was that the cost of healthcare would come down. That is, the cost of actual care that Americans would have to pay out-of-pocket, as well as the prices that people pay for healthcare delivery.
As you are aware, especially if you're...|
|2/5/2014 11:05:48 AM - Despite the Affordable Care Act's promise of controlling healthcare costs, the prices of many drugs are quietly skyrocketing - doubling, tripling and, in some cases, even quadrupling in price - but for some reason, no one seems to know why.
There has been some speculation as to why Big Pharma is...|
|1/16/2014 - There are so many details packed into the government's takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy - otherwise known as Obamacare - that nary a week goes by when Americans don't learn something new about the massive, 2,700-page law.
What's more, because of the law's expansive regulations, President...|
|11/12/2013 - If you want to see where the American healthcare system is headed under the Marxist Obama, cast your eyes to South America.
At one time, Venezuela's healthcare system was fully functional and more than able to meet the needs of the country. But thanks to heavy-handed, top-down authoritarianism of...|
|10/25/2013 - The pieces of the puzzle on Obamacare are finally coming together. Yesterday it was revealed during congressional testimony that the Healthcare.gov website contains a hidden disclaimer which reads, "You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transmitting or stored...|
|10/23/2013 - When HHS launched Healthcare.gov, it disastrously crashed. When Obama gave out the 800 number to call because the website didn't work, it also crashed. The Spanish language version of Healthcare.gov has completely crashed, too, and according to reports, ZERO people have successfully enrolled in the...|
|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...|
|10/16/2013 - The mainstream media loves Obamacare. They love it so much that when the disastrous launch of the healthcare.gov system was evident to anyone with an IQ above room temperature, the media tried to cover it up for over a week, repeating the ridiculous White House spin that claimed the site was only crashing...|
|10/13/2013 - Alex Jones posed a question to me during an appearance on his live radio show Friday. The question was whether those of us opposed to Obamacare should stop trying to politically defund the project and simply stand back and let the thing self-destruct on its own. Now that Healthcare.gov has been exposed...|
|10/11/2013 - The mainstream media is reluctantly coming around to the reality that the Healthcare.gov Obamacare exchange is fatally broken. At the same time, the media is also pushing a new story that claims mid-November is the "new deadline" for fixing what they call "Obamacare glitches." See Reuters for an example.
|10/10/2013 - If I had told you one month ago that ten days into the launch of Obamacare not a single person could be confirmed to have successfully enrolled, you would have called me a lunatic. And yet, here we are, tens days into the launch, and guess what? The White House cannot produce a single person who has...|
|10/9/2013 - The online Obamacare exchange system has just performed a system-wide password reset. This is a sign that a critical failure has occurred behind the scenes: either a security breach has stolen passwords, or passwords have been lost. So now everyone is being required to create a new password, reports...|
|9/15/2013 8:25:29 PM - A recent article in USA Today tells the story of a local, independent medical practitioner who, after 27 years of private practice, was forced to accept a buy-out by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in South Carolina. "I didn't want to be bought. I wanted my independence," Dr. Carolyn Fields told...|
|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),...|
|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...|
|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. These laws clearly...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
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|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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