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|4/1/2016 - The health insurance industry that exists today is a failing business model, mainly because it compensates an often vicious, deadly model of healthcare. Check out Pharma Death Clock to get an idea of the full scope of the problem.
The system also detaches people from true health responsibility, allowing...|
|12/9/2015 - When Obamacare was first imposed on the American public, it was touted as a plan that would make quality healthcare available to everyone. The reality has proven to be another story ...
Take for instance the case of Cindy Jacobson, a Houston woman being treated for renal cell carcinoma. Her cancer...|
|12/4/2015 - CEOs of private health insurance companies didn't know what to expect after the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010. Some insurance CEOs feared the new government rules would restrict their ability to stay in business, ultimately bankrupting the private health insurance sector, to usher in an all-out...|
|9/8/2015 - A growing number of people are rejecting the idea of health insurance payment plans that take away their money each month, even when they don't use the medical system. People are learning that it is better to save their own money for a medical emergency than allowing a health insurance company to suck...|
|9/8/2015 - Whether someone has an acute illness like appendicitis or a more long-term condition like diabetes, prescription drugs of some form or another are bound to be a part of the plan of care in modern medicine. There are some people, particularly the elderly or those with very serious conditions, who are...|
|9/6/2015 - Fewer natural substances get more positive press from newspapers, magazines and social media sites than apple cider vinegar and honey. Even taken alone, each brings some amazing health benefits to the body. Apple cider vinegar is great for digestive health, for instance, and can be used topically to...|
|8/21/2015 - Cancer remains one of the most-researched diseases all around the world, as international scientists work on research to broaden the understanding of every aspect of this disease – why and how it develops, grows and spreads within the human body. This knowledge hopefully then translates into medical...|
|8/20/2015 - If any reason was needed to go out for curry on Friday night – this is it! Turmeric, the deep golden spice which lends its distinctive color, aroma and taste to curries and other Indian dishes, is not just a delicious flavoring for favorite foods! It is, in fact, probably one of the most studied...|
|8/19/2015 - Magnesium has gained a lot of attention on blogs, social media sites and e-magazines dedicated to improving health. This is because research in the last several years has begun to uncover more and more information about all the amazing things that magnesium does for the body. To date, it has been found...|
|8/19/2015 - Let's face it – unless they are a big fan of Thai or Indonesian cuisine, chances are most Americans have not even heard of tamarind! Tamarind is a small tree that is actually native to the African continent but is now cultivated all over India and other parts of the Asian continent. It has long...|
|8/18/2015 - High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is a very common problem here in America. It has also been nicknamed the "silent killer" because, although it very rarely has any signs or symptoms associated with it, it is a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Because it is...|
|8/17/2015 - There are all sort of reasons that people come down with a cough. This symptom can be caused by respiratory infections like bronchitis or pneumonia, a particularly bad allergic reaction, or viral infections like a cold or the flu. It can also be caused by certain medications, such as those which help...|
|8/13/2015 - Most people who are health-conscious - even if they are living a fit lifestyle - worry at least a little bit about the possibility of a heart attack. Heart disease in general is a big problem. As a matter of fact, it is the number one killer in America and in several other developed nations as well....|
|8/12/2015 - Skin cancer, in all its forms, is one of the most frequently diagnosed kinds of cancer both in the United States and abroad. And while some forms of this condition are easily treatable and have a good prognosis, others like melanoma can prove deadly, mostly due to the fact that they can spread easily...|
|8/11/2015 - Chamomile, the attractive, daisy-like flower that is native to many parts of Europe, has a long history of medicinal use that stretches back to the time of ancient Rome. It is most popularly known for its ability to promote relaxation, stress relief and a good night's sleep and even today is used in...|
|8/11/2015 - With very few exceptions, almost no medical issue in recent times has been more controversial in the United States than that of medical marijuana. Proponents of this issue believe that the bioactive ingredients in marijuana should be used as or in medications due to its many health benefits - and indeed,...|
|8/10/2015 - Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in...|
|8/7/2015 - While caffeine has become more acceptable in the healthcare community as further evidence is uncovered about the antioxidant properties of caffeine-rich beverages like tea or coffee, it can still be a problem for many patients. Certain heart conditions or anxiety problems can be exacerbated by too much...|
|8/6/2015 - Kidneys are not a part of the body that many people think about – until something goes wrong with them! But if a kidney infection or kidney stone develops, it quickly becomes apparent that these small organs located in the lower back are incredibly important for the health of the whole body. Their...|
|8/5/2015 - Life is busy, and it feels like sometimes it is way too busy to get into habits that keep the body healthy. Eating right, exercising regularly or getting enough sleep can all feel like they just take too much time out of the day. The good news is, however, that there are some simple, easy things to...|
|8/4/2015 - Even with all the progress that has been made in cancer detection and treatment in the last few decades, there is still a long way to go. Even with all the money that gets poured into cancer research, this disease remains the fourth leading cause of death in the United States – and numbers are...|
|8/3/2015 - Most people have seen signs in Chinese and other restaurants proclaiming that their food is "MSG free" or a note on the menu letting diners know that is it possible to have their food prepared without monosodium glutamate. One of the big reasons that consumers became aware of this artificial ingredient...|
|8/1/2015 - Of all the vitamins, vitamin C is perhaps the best-known and most familiar to the general public. What most people know is that this vitamin can help to strengthen the immune system. There are dozens of over-the-counter products for taming the flu and or colds which contain high amounts of vitamin C...|
|7/31/2015 - The cruciferous family of vegetables, which contains vegetables like broccoli, kale and cauliflower, get a lot of attention in the media. The health benefits of these veggies are immense. They are full of fiber to help with weight loss and digestion. They are packed with vitamins and minerals to help...|
|7/30/2015 - With nearly two out of every three Americans now considered to be either overweight or obese, it is no wonder that so much research and effort has gone into finding ways to help people who struggle with their weight to shed those unwanted pounds and restore their bodies to health. And it is well-known...|
|7/29/2015 - The history of herbal medicine is pretty amazing. All around the world, for thousands of years, herbalists and natural practitioners have developed an impressive body of knowledge about the healing properties of thousands of different plants and herbs to help treat virtually every malady known to man....|
|7/29/2015 - President Obama's supporters are quick to tout his record as one of tremendous success, especially his "reform" of health care, but that is largely because they like him personally - not because Obamacare has been a rousing success.
By any measure the law, which has routinely been upheld by the U.S....|
|7/28/2015 - The tiny, daisy-like flowers from the chamomile plant have long been valued for their medicinal properties. At least as far back as Roman times, chamomile was used in teas and extracts to promote relaxation and restful sleep as well as to support the health of the digestive system. Topically, it was...|
|7/28/2015 - While type 1 diabetes is not as common as type 2 diabetes, it can be just as devastating. Unlike type 2, which is largely caused by weight gain, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and other controllable risk factors, type 1 diabetes is considered to be an autoimmune disorder and a person is born with...|
|7/27/2015 - One of the persistent myths about eating healthy is that food that is good for the body doesn't necessarily taste good. People are encouraged to eat certain foods because they are "good for them" but not because they are delicious. The fact of the matter is, however, that there are many healthy foods...|
|7/27/2015 - Prostate problems are a major concern for men as they grow older. It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of all men over 50 will have some degree of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH, or prostate enlargement), and a smaller percentage of men will develop prostate cancer. This cancer is serious, because...|
|7/27/2015 - Diabetes is a growing problem both here in the United States and all around the world. In America alone, it is estimated that nearly 30 million people have this condition which is caused by the pancreas either not producing insulin at all (type 1 diabetes) or not producing enough of it to keep up with...|
|7/26/2015 - One of the best ways to have a successful, fulfilled older adulthood is to pay attention to the health and strength of the bones. While men and women both can fall prey to brittle bones, it is a particular problem for women due to the hormonal changes their bodies go through during menopause, when low...|
|7/25/2015 - Avocados have gotten massive amounts of attention in the press in recent years. In the news, on social media sites and health food blogs, people all over the country have been talking about how good avocados are for the body. For one thing, they are loaded with monounsaturated fats (also known as MUFAs)...|
|7/23/2015 - Americans have always been in love with corn. Popped corn is now an essential part of going to a movie and nothing says "summertime" like fresh corn on the cob. As a matter of fact, most Americans get more corn in the their diet than they even realize: It is in dishes like hushpuppies, the batter in...|
|7/21/2015 - Diabetes is a serious public health problem, not only in the United States but all around the world. In America alone, the number of diabetics is estimated to be around 30 million and those numbers are expected to rise in the coming decades. Diabetes can not only be difficult to manage from day to day,...|
|7/20/2015 - Most people who watch the news or read the paper are aware that there are a lot of health problems inherent in eating a typical American diet. Our "fast food nation" today faces an ever-growing epidemic of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. This problem is largely due to the...|
|7/19/2015 - Kidney stones are one of the most common urinary problems in the United States and are responsible for thousands of visits to the emergency room every year. This condition comes about when minerals and other substances in the kidneys come to together to form small clumps, or stones. If the stones remain...|
|7/17/2015 - Most people in the medical profession agree that the current approach towards diabetes treatment is simply not working. This is evidenced by the fact that the number of type 2 diabetics in the United States - and around the world - has been steadily growing in recent years. It is estimated that there...|
|7/16/2015 - The numbers, quite frankly, are grim: Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America and the fourth leading cause of cancer death globally. And even if the colon cancer is not fatal, it can lead to radiation or chemotherapy as well as surgical removal of the colon and the placement...|
|7/15/2015 - Green tea has held the equivalent of rock star status in the world of natural health and nutrition for years now. This is largely because new research seems to be coming out all the time that finds yet more ways in which the regular consumption of green tea can benefit the body. So far, science has...|
|7/13/2015 - One of the worst things about the low-fat craze - which gripped America and other parts of the West for decades and is only now slowly eroding as people realize that fat can be healthy after all - was the fact that so many people avoided nuts in their diet. While it is true that nuts are what is considered...|
|7/11/2015 - Sometimes foods that are healthy don't always appeal to a large number of people. Blueberries are an exception, however - they are both delicious and nutritious. Blueberries are truly one of the great superfoods for so many reasons. Although they can satisfy a sweet tooth, they are low in sugar and...|
|7/11/2015 - While people who have grown up in the city might not be aware of what exactly rose hips are, for people who garden or have grown up in more rural areas, rose hips are a familiar sight in the autumn. Rose hips are essentially the berry of the rose plant. They are the small, reddish round bulbs which...|
|7/10/2015 - In the United States and throughout the world, rates of diabetic patients continue to rise. In America alone, it is estimated that there are between 26 and 30 million diabetics, about a quarter of them undiagnosed and untreated. This constitutes a major challenge to the healthcare system since this...|
|7/10/2015 - Avocados have received enormous attention in the press and on social media in recent years. Once shunned as being too "high fat", dieticians, researchers and others in the healthcare community are beginning to realize just how healthy these amazing fruits really are. It is arguable, in fact, that avocados...|
|7/9/2015 9:35:38 AM - Colon cancer is a serious issue in the United States, particularly for those over 50. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of this disease. Even if it is not fatal, it can often have serious consequences. One common treatment for colon cancer is colon re-sectioning, which is the surgical...|
|7/9/2015 - When antibiotics first became widely used in the early half of the 20th century, they were hailed as a miracle cure. Many common infections which used to have a high mortality rate, such as pneumonia or infections from wounds or surgery, suddenly become very treatable, to the point where many people...|
|7/8/2015 - There is a reason why essential oils have stayed popular, both in the United States and abroad, for such a long time: They really work. Whether it is for health reasons (such as using eucalyptus oil to relieve sinus congestion) or for household care (like spritzing a room with oil of rosemary to disinfect...|
|7/2/2015 10:16:47 AM - Let's face it: Between crazy working hours, childcare responsibilities and just a generally hectic schedule, most adults simply do not get enough shut-eye from day to day and this in turn can lead to a chronic feeling of tiredness. There is a good reason why coffee shops and energy drink manufacturers...|
|6/5/2015 - For years, anyone who suggested that the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, was mistitled because the law would actually increase out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, was dismissed as a political hack or Obama hater. But now, five years after Obamacare became the law of the land, new data is, once...|
|4/24/2015 - The massive Affordable Care Act continues to shock consumers with the costs it has forced upon the health insurance industry. In addition, the law will cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars more per new Medicaid enrollee by doing less to expand coverage than previously stated.
|3/30/2015 6:00:12 PM - According to the site stopsmartmeters.org, thousands of people have complained of tinnitus, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, heart arrhythmia, and other symptoms after a 'smart' meter was installed. The ongoing research results and evidence of the health hazards of wireless technology is growing right...|
|3/24/2015 - Not all physicians are unethical, but the growing trend of fraud being committed by the conventional medical industry in the United States makes it imperative that patients remain vigilant, ask questions and refrain from putting blind trust in anyone charging you a fee.
A report from Courthouse News...|
|11/26/2014 - House Republicans have filed suit against the administration in D.C. Circuit Court, alleging unilateral actions taken regarding the implementation of provisions tied to the Affordable Care Act by President Obama are outside of his constitutional authority.
The suit, which had been threatened by GOP...|
|11/17/2014 - The true "affordability" of Obamacare has been called into question by a new study, which found that average premium costs across the board have skyrocketed from what they were before the unconstitutional tax dubbed "healthcare reform" became law in 2010.
The health insurance aggregate site HealthPocket...|
|11/4/2014 - For anyone who still believes that the Obama Administration -- the president in particular -- is not still playing politics with the Affordable Care Act, this story ought to dismiss those doubts once and for all.
According to reports by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and others, the president,...|
|9/18/2014 - Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, allow for millions of Americans to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies so they can purchase health insurance coverage. Americans with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty rate are eligible for this new entitlement.
But that still...|
|9/15/2014 - A scathing new survey from Bankrate.com shows that a majority of Americans are more worried than ever about their healthcare and finances. The poll of 1,006 participants revealed a shocking trend of ballooning medical debts and dwindling personal savings. What's shocking is that most of this problem...|
|7/26/2014 - Donating a kidney to someone in need is an issue for insurers, especially life insurance providers. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare forbids discriminating against kidney donors, other health insurers and especially life insurance providers use it to forbid insurance or provide it...|
|7/9/2014 - Most Americans are aware that the Texas border is being overrun with illegal immigrants, but they don't have firsthand experience in what it really means for law-abiding citizens. Right now, those who advocate this wave of human migrants are living in a fairytale, denying the very real costs on society...|
|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...|
|5/15/2014 - The Affordable Care Act is gutting the US economy, inadvertently knifing out chunks of multiple millions of dollars from the private sector, as the unintended consequences of crony government intervention take hold. As the new system is set up, wasted energy and wasted money is funneled into propping...|
|4/25/2014 - A recent investigation by a local news team uncovered evidence that a growing number of California physicians have been charging patients with extra health insurance fees that go to cover everyday office expenses, a practice that is illegal under most healthcare policies.
|4/18/2014 - Thanks to the train wreck of the government's Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, large regional sick care providers and hospitals are sniffing the air for solutions that cut out insurance providers completely.
The complexity of Obamacare appears to be more of an insurance company...|
|3/19/2014 2:02:58 PM - Modern day health insurance policies are payment plans intended to cover high cost emergency medical procedures. Somewhere along the way, consumers started to believe that these payment plans protect their own health. These payment plans set the mind's sail on a course of reliance on a medical industry...|
|3/10/2014 - Disclosure: This writer is not for or against Obamacare or any politician. He considers the whole for-profit medical industry to be an obscene racket, and the term Medical Mafia is appropriate for this deathly monopoly.
And the insurance racket is part of the Medical Mafia, because it won't cover...|
|2/12/2014 - The Obama administration has issued yet another delay to a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a move that has thrown further confusion into an already complex - and deteriorating - healthcare situation.
The Treasury Department said on Monday that it was further delaying an Obamacare mandate...|
|1/28/2014 - A large number of uninsured citizens continue to refuse health insurance plans designated by the Affordable Care Act. People just aren't signing up as big government intended. As a matter of fact, only 15 percent of those expected to sign up actually have.
The Obamacare individual mandate just isn't...|
|1/15/2014 - The president promised repeatedly for years that his signature legislation would not cause anyone to lose their health insurance. That has now been proven to be a lie.
He also promised that his law would lower health insurance premiums for all Americans as well. However, as millions are now discovering,...|
|1/13/2014 - Some Republicans in Congress have suggested that, rather than focusing on repealing Obamacare, the GOP should just stand back and allow the law to "collapse on its own."
Well, I've never really heard of a law doing that. But no matter, because support for Obamacare is collapsing, in essence, and...|
|1/8/2014 - One of the many promises made by President Obama and his supporters regarding the Affordable Care Act was that, finally, all Americans would have health insurance.
Well, like most of the other promises regarding the law, this one has been broken as well. In fact, the data is in: More people have...|
|1/7/2014 - We hate to tell you we told you so, but we did. Or, more specifically, our editor, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, did.
In a column published Oct. 6 - just five days after the official epic fail launch of Obamacare's federal and state online insurance exchanges - Mike made this bold and, as it turns...|
|12/31/2013 - As reported by The New York Times, the Democrats are going to try to get the public's mind off of the costly disaster of Obamacare this coming election year by supporting large increases in the minimum wage.
"Democratic Party leaders, bruised by months of attacks on the new health care program, have...|
|12/11/2013 - One of the reasons why U.S. healthcare is expensive is because some of the world's best hospitals are based in our country. That's not the only reason why, mind you, but let's face it: things of higher quality tend to cost more.
But there will be none of that "best quality care" available for most...|
|12/3/2013 - Older Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill likely supported their bosses' decisions to back the president on Obamacare because they, like tens of millions of others, believed all of Obama's BS promises about the law.
Well, they too are finding out, like the rest of us, that what was promised and what...|
|11/19/2013 - What if the actual intent of the Obama regime's massive healthcare overhaul had nothing to do with expanding coverage to more people and everything to do with intentionally crashing the private insurance market in order to replace it with a government-run, single-payer socialist system? This is what...|
|11/17/2013 - Long-time opponents of Obamacare are finding delight in one fact about the law - that Obamacare supporters are getting hammered by it as well.
Could it be that the president lied to these folks too? It could. And he has.
As reported by CBS Denver:
President Barack Obama is apologizing to Americans...|
|11/15/2013 - In a desperate bid to save the rapidly collapsing Obamacare socialized medicine program, President Obama announced a "fix" yesterday that would "allow" health insurance companies to avoid cancelling whatever plans haven't already been cancelled due to Obamacare itself.
In doing so, Obama effectively...|
|11/13/2013 - President Obama's repeated lie that Americans who liked their insurance plans could keep them under Obamacare is turning out to not be the biggest lie of all regarding the law.
We now not only know that Obama lied about coverage but have also learned that the president and his staff knew in 2010...|
|11/12/2013 - The media is already at fault for failing to report years ago a disturbing truth about Obamacare that was published in the Federal Register: That the law was going to cause 93 million people to lose their coverage.
Now the corporate press is culpable for trying to cover up for their beloved Obama...|
|11/11/2013 - Just how cynical and oppressive is the administration of President Barack Obama? Just ask the CEOs of some of the nation's health insurance companies.
According to one CNN reporter, they will tell you that the current regime is so adamant about controlling the narrative surrounding the Obamacare...|
|11/10/2013 - The disaster known as Obamacare continues to wreak havoc on America by the day, as millions discover that their president repeatedly lied to them about what the law would and would not do.
Obama, during his 2008 campaign and during his "campaign" to sell his signature health plan to the country,...|
|11/8/2013 - As if the millions of Americans set to lose their existing health insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare was not bad enough, a recent survey by Watchdog.org has found that many top hospitals across the nation will no longer be accessible to the average person with a new "eligible" plan. In fact,...|
|11/8/2013 - One of the intended - yes, you read that right, intended - consequences of Obamacare was to destroy the private health insurance industry. Just weeks after the law's official health exchange roll-out, it is well on its way to accomplishing that goal.
At first, it was just a trickle, but now it has...|
|11/7/2013 - Have you ever played the board game Monopoly, and another player has a bunch of hotels stacked up on "Boardwalk and Park Place," the two most expensive properties, and you land on them? What happens to your bank account with all that pretend money in front of you, and what happens to your "winning"...|
|11/7/2013 - Do you remember recent government budget talks? The Obama administration, including the president himself, complained that his political opponents' budgetary demands (less government spending) were hurting regular folks and those who protect us, like police and firefighters.
That was then. Before...|
|11/5/2013 - "If you like your plan, you can keep it." These famous words, which were literally stated by Usurper Obama dozens of times during his Affordable Care Act hawking days, have proven to be a blatantly bald-faced lie. As reported by SFGate, some 900,000 Californians are expected to lose their existing healthcare...|
|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...|
|10/29/2013 - It is crucial for the White House that the Healthcare.gov website continue to fail, because once the site actually starts functioning, Americans are going to be hit with such devastating rate shock that the Obama administration may never recover.
Obamacare is named the "Affordable Care Act," after...|
|10/25/2013 - Yesterday Reuters reported that 700,000 Americans had applied for health insurance through Obamacare websites, including Healthcare.gov. Huh? Everybody knows the Healthcare.gov website barely even functions. Some of the state exchanges are working, but participation in those has been dismal. Where is...|
|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...|
|10/4/2013 - Obama once said upon the unfolding complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." And later, "... nothing in this plan will require your or your employer to change the coverage of the doctor you...|
|9/18/2013 - Serial violations of Americans' Fourth Amendment protections under the Bill of Rights are occurring so frequently these days, you'd think it was part of the hiring process for the federal government: If you can't invade everyone's privacy with impunity, you can't work for Uncle Sam. This is especially...|
|8/14/2013 - More and more health insurance companies are bailing out of Obamacare, fearing - correctly - that they will lose massive amounts of money if they participate in the state-run "exchanges" called for under the law.
Not that the Obama administration wants to discuss the bailouts, other than to dismiss...|
|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...|
|6/17/2013 - "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...|
|6/15/2013 12:40:57 PM - 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...|
|6/11/2013 - 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...|
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|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...|
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