Dying on the Home Front

November 10th, 2009

By Jan Barry An estimated 2,200 U.S. military veterans died last year because they lacked private health insurance or access to VA health care, a study by a Harvard Medical School research team found. In contrast, there were 155 combat deaths among U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, the researchers noted. “On this Veterans Day […]


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Health Care and Sausage

November 7th, 2009

By Tom Carter They say you shouldn’t watch sausage being made if you ever want to eat it again.  The same applies to the legislative process in Congress, especially where the issues are as complex and controversial as health care.  These particular sausage makers disagree on what the ingredients should be, how much of what […]


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There Is No Free Lunch

November 3rd, 2009

By Tom Carter It wouldn’t be accurate to say that the cost of health care reform keeps creeping up.  Seems with every passing day, it’s jumping up.  According to an AP report, the House bill is now tagged at $1.2 trillion dollars. Today I read a column by Thomas Sowell, one of the most astute […]


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Who Are the Uninsured?

June 21st, 2009

From The Stealth Single-Payer Agenda by George F. Will in The Washington Post: Although 70 percent of insured Americans rate their health-care arrangements good or excellent, radical reform of health care is supposedly necessary because there are 45.7 million uninsured. That number is, however, a “snapshot” of a nation in which more than 20 million […]


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Health Care Reform This Year?

June 20th, 2009

In How Obama could lose health fight at Politico.com, Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei state: President Obama’s campaign for health care reform by this fall, once considered highly likely to succeed, suddenly appears in real jeopardy. Top White House advisers, especially chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, are still privately predicting massive changes to the health care system […]


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