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|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"...|
|7/26/2013 - A well-known mainstream media dinosaur has been caught yet again spreading lies about the supposed "benefits" of Obamacare, this time claiming that individual health insurance premiums will drop by up to half once the mandate comes into full effect. But the deceptive report, which appeared recently...|
|7/25/2013 - After being signed into law in 2010, the massive Affordable Care Act has set off massive domino effects. As the law gains speed, affordable health insurance is becoming a myth and higher premiums are the reality. Even as politicians like Obama lift the ACA on a pedestal, there is no denying the simple...|
|7/8/2013 - Even before it is fully implemented, Obamacare is already starting to self-destruct. The White House announced last week it will simply invent its own interpretation of the law and "delay the enforcement" of the employer Obamacare mandate for another year, to 2015. This, we are told, is to allow businesses...|
|7/2/2013 - According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current health insurance rates under Obamacare. Rates for those with chronic disease, however, will be reduced as all the healthy people subsidize their disease lifestyles.
The net effect...|
|7/1/2013 - Progressives claim to be the most sensitive to women's issues, yet they are the first ones to back policies that either harm or otherwise suppress women. Case in point: Obamacare.
Back in the day when the president and his congressional allies were selling this turkey to the American people, one...|
|6/20/2013 - In some places across the US, high-cost health insurance coverage is being discarded altogether. The looming Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate seems to be inspiring constructive disobedience. Yes, doctors are now "outsmarting" this government mandated health care system and moving towards...|
|6/17/2013 - "You can keep your current health insurance." "You can keep your doctor." "I will not sign a [health care reform] bill that adds one dime to the deficit." And this whopper: "Insurance rates will go down under health care reform."
All of these statements were made over and over again by President...|
|6/11/2013 - As angry tens of millions of us are at the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of groups politically opposed to President Obama, we are about to get a whole lot angrier at the IRS as it takes a major role in enforcing privacy-stealing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, famously known as...|
|6/5/2013 - The scramble is on to bring the logistical framework for Obamacare into full fruition before its inaugural arrival in 2014. But as legislators and program architects dig down into the nitty-gritty of what the "tax" will actually entail in practicality, it is becoming abundantly clear from basic economics...|
|6/4/2013 - A new poll conducted under the guidance of marketing research groups Anderson Robbins and Shaw & Company has found that a majority of Americans want nothing to do with the socialized medicine scheme more popularly known as Obamacare. Based on a random sampling of more than 1,000 registered voters, professional...|
|5/29/2013 - Seventeen of the nation's largest insurance companies are now reporting that insurance premiums are set to spike anywhere from 100 percent to 400 percent for many Americans in 2014. These insurance companies, including the likes of Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Kaiser Foundation have provided...|
|5/14/2013 - By now, everyone is aware that the IRS has been caught red-handed conducting politically-motivated audits of conservative non-profit groups. Non-profits that taught the Constitution or even mildly criticized the federal government were targeted for special scrutiny, and the IRS demanded they turn over...|
|5/8/2013 - An Obamacare insurance exchange scheme that was intended to give American small businesses the ability to choose from a variety of insurance options for their employees will not be ready until at least 2015, according to new reports. The program, which was supposed to go into effect this fall, will...|
|4/22/2013 - Throughout human history, most slavery has been enforced physically -- with whips and chains. You either did what you were told or they beat you into submission.
Most modern people mistakenly believe slavery has been largely eradicated across our world. They don't see people shackled in chains or...|
|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...|
|3/26/2013 - Writing on the blog of the Department of Health and Human Services on the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had this to say about the impact of the law on insurance rates:
As a former state insurance commissioner,...|
|3/17/2013 - Lawyers will tell you there is no such thing as an open-and-shut case, but when a company's insurance doesn't cover the very items the company is selling, it sure seems like open-and-shut to us. Unfortunately, so far, a court of law has not agreed.
A federal judge in the Northern District of California...|
|3/3/2013 - I warned Natural News readers about this years ago: those grocery store "loyalty cards" that they push on you to enjoy discounts on groceries are actually a behavior surveillance technology that's used to capture and profile your grocery purchasing patterns. This data is then sold off to insurance companies...|
|2/1/2013 - Under Obamacare, American families are forced to buy conventional health insurance that primarily benefits the pharmaceutical industry. By 2016 -- just three years from now -- the cheapest health insurance plan available will cost a typical American family $20,000 a year, the IRS has now announced.
|1/10/2013 - One of the primary drivers behind President Obama's quest for Uncle Sam to take over one-seventh of the U.S. economy by engulfing the healthcare industry was that such a huge usurpation of the private sector would at least lead to lower insurance premiums for Americans.
Like so many other aspects...|
|7/31/2012 - One of the elements of Obamacare critics have been most vocal about is the so-called government-sponsored "insurance pools" the law creates. Now that it's largely been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, these pools will soon become a reality.
So what? That's the basis of the law, to provide insurance...|
|7/16/2012 - There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter.
Families of four veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are charging Prudential Insurance...|
|5/23/2012 2:05:45 PM - We all know that medical doctors are in fantasyland when they wear their white coats always hoping they would somehow sprout a halo or radiate some transcendental effulgence to make the process complete.
Unfortunately, we also know that when they come out of medical school, where Big Pharma funds...|
|4/26/2012 - Every five years the Farm Bill is reviewed by Congress to decide how government funding should be allocated to different aspects of agriculture. Depending on what source you explore, there are mixed signals emanating from the Senate's 2012 Farm Bill proposal.
According to the Environmental Working...|
|3/28/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week about Obama's health care law, which has been challenged by twenty-six states. The crux of the legal arguments center around whether the federal government can mandate private citizens to purchase a product or service they may not even want or need....|
|12/31/2011 - A Kansas-based wellness clinic was surprised to learn recently that its employee insurance premiums would be decreasing by 25 percent next year, rather than increasing eight percent-or-so like they would be for most other companies, thanks to its integrative nutrition and wellness approach to employee...|
|6/23/2011 - Many NaturalNews readers have likely experienced, if even just once, the hassle of having their health insurance company improperly file a insurance claim, which can result in filing disputes, delayed payments, and other administrative problems. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), as...|
|6/15/2011 - Doctors are refusing to help sick kids -- or delaying their treatment for weeks to months -- if the children don't have private insurance. That's because private insurance pays docs bigger bucks in reimbursements than the public kind of insurance like Medicaid. What makes this startling finding especially...|
|12/10/2010 - Millions of U.S. women are apparently ignoring government recommendations and taking breast health into their own hands. A new report presented at the 33rd annual Cancer Therapy & Research Center / American Association for Cancer Research (CTRC-AACR) San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has found that...|
|11/5/2010 - Nonprofit health insurance companies have been stockpiling billions of dollars in surpluses while raising members' rates, according to an analysis conducted by the nonprofit Consumers Union.
"Consumers are struggling to afford health coverage," report author Sondra Roberto said. "Those funds could...|
|7/29/2010 - Qliance Medical Management, a three-year-old, Seattle-based health care startup company, now has a new funding contributor onboard. Drew Carey, the host of The Price is Right, recently contributed a sizable amount of money to the company, whose aim is to replace the costly, inefficient health insurance...|
|7/25/2010 - California state Assemblyman Dave Jones, a Democrat, has proposed a bill that, if passed, will reform the way pet insurance companies operate. Most pet insurance companies do not explain policy details to policyholders because the industry is largely under-regulated. But the terms of the new bill require...|
|4/17/2010 - Did you ever wonder how health insurance companies drum up future business? It's easy: Just invest in companies whose products cause chronic degenerative disease, driving people towards more health care needs and therefore more health insurance.
And that's exactly what the health insurance industry...|
|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...|
|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...|
|9/15/2009 - While Washington, drug companies, insurance companies, doctors, and many Americans believe not having medical insurance negatively impacts your health, there are actually a number of reasons not having medical insurance can actually improve your health. In truth, it should also be noted that medical...|
|8/18/2009 - As many as half of workers in the United States may be trapped in jobs that they would like to leave, out of fear of losing their health insurance. Experts say that this phenomenon, known as "job lock," is not only making people unhappier, but also stifling the innovation that could emerge if more people...|
|7/31/2009 - The American Medical Association and a number of state medical associations have filed class action lawsuits against a number of health insurance companies, accusing them of engaging in price fixing in order to underpay doctors and increase the charges paid by patients.
The lawsuits, targeting insurance...|
|4/30/2009 - Insurance companies have already begun using genetic tests as a basis for discrimination, researchers have revealed, in the first study providing conclusive evidence of genetic discrimination.
"Previous to this paper, only anecdotal reports of genetic discrimination have been available, with some...|
|3/6/2009 - Economic times are tough and many are facing layoffs. Even more are being told that their employer will be eliminating or reducing health benefits. As a result many people are losing their health insurance coverage. Legislation is currently being proposed that can help those without health insurance...|
|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...|
|2/3/2009 - The Senate has approved legislation to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children. For the first time ever, this bill will spend federal money to insure children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. The House approved this legislation on January 14 and President Obama will most...|
|2/2/2009 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorizes approximately $544 billion in new spending and $275 billion in tax cuts. The purpose of this legislation is to stimulate the economy by preserving and creating jobs, helping the unemployed and uninsured, and assisting states with budget relief measures....|
|1/21/2009 - For those people looking for one more reason to stick to their health resolutions for the New Year, The Washington Post reports that health and life insurance companies use a type of consumer health "credit report" that is derived from databases containing the prescription medication records on over...|
|12/28/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Jason Deitch shares on taking responsibility for our own health and understanding the health care account option.
Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Jason...|
|11/27/2008 - Maggot therapy for helping wounds to heal is increasingly finding a role in modern medical procedures thanks in part to mankind's all-too-clever profit-centered approach to health care, which has created monstrous new bacterial villains such as MRSA. The growing recognition of the efficacy of using...|
|9/24/2008 - A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that millions of working-age persons in the United States who suffer from chronic health conditions do not have insurance coverage and have poorer access to medical care as compared to their insured counterparts.
Details of Study
|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...|
|5/28/2008 - Health insurance company Health Net Inc. rewarded employees for finding ways to drop customer policies and not pay for their medical expenses, according to an investigation by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).
Since 2005, the DMHC has been investigating five of the seven insurance...|
|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...|
|5/15/2008 - Health insurance companies are currently revising their pricing systems for very expensive drugs and they are now requiring patients to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for prescriptions for drugs that may save their lives or slow the progress of serious diseases.
With the new pricing...|
|3/13/2008 - A precedent-setting ruling was handed down recently in which a large California insurance company was ordered to pay more than $9 million to a breast cancer patient it dropped during chemotherapy treatment. California's Health Net has since stopped its questionable practice of cancelling sick policy...|
|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"...|
|9/24/2007 - Most of the time when we think of our health, we think in terms of quality of life – being able to play with our kids, do the things we want to do, live a long life with our loved ones. Another important aspect of our quality of life depends on our financial resources, and our physical health plays...|
|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...|
|5/24/2006 - If you work for a drug company, federal regulator, health insurance company, hospital, junk food manufacturer or any other organization related to health, a new opportunity has surfaced for you to make a lasting difference. Truth Publishing is now connected with key organizations (that shall go unnamed)...|
|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...|
|2/23/2005 - Most consumers don't understand how to intelligently shop for car insurance. And this is well demonstrated by the fact that there are still low deductibles available in the industry. Some people buy car insurance with a $50 deductible or a $100 deductible; and this is a terrible financial decision on...|
|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...|
|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...|
|8/6/2004 - A new study from the Washington, D.C. based Center for Studying Health System Change has revealed that 9 million Americans no longer have health insurance coverage through their employers compared to those who received coverage in 2001. In other words, employers' ability to provide health insurance...|
|11/19/2003 3:28:40 PM - Health insurance costs for employers continue to climb at an outrageous pace. We all know that. But what's the cause? Although almost nobody will admit it, there are really three primary causes of spiraling health care costs. 1. Drug company profiteering. They're doing everything they can to squeeze...|
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|10/7/2003 2:04:50 PM - As current headlines show, even when a group of politicians promise their best (and actually mean it!), the result can still be disastrous. Two years later, Shawn Hegdal still has no health insurance.
Neither do 44 million other Americans, and the problem is getting much, much worse. The current...|
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