File: health care

Foreseen consequences are NOT unintended. Public health officials and regulators who have battled for years against smoking may be inadvertently bolstering the tobacco market with their strong stand against e-cigarettes, some financial analysts say. While certain experts view the products as a potentially game-changing safe alternative to smoking, many health organizations have warned of their […]

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2014-01-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care + Obamacare
That Eeeeeeeeeeevul Walmart

How dare Walmart offer more comprehensive insurance plans at a lower price than Obamacare! Richard Pollock at the Washington Examiner: New Obamacare health insurance enrollees may feel a pang of envy when they eye the coverage plans offered by Walmart to its employees. For many years, the giant discount retailer has been the target of […]

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2011-04-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + health care

TPM on Ryan’s medicare overhaul proposal: In trying to dismantle Medicare, Republicans are seeing to rollback a successful example of single payer toward freer market. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

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2011-04-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + health care + Regulation
Nanny of The Day

If you don’t like McDonalds, don’t go there, but STOP trying to punish me and my children for wanting to go there as a treat, you fat motherfucker.

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2011-04-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + health care + Journalism + Taxation

Here in America, we have principles. Principles like a free media, unbiased by not receiving funding from the government. Oh, wait. No we don’t. Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, […]

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2011-04-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care
Brave New World

This shit is so fucking Huxleyan that I don’t have anything whatsoever to add to it: Genetic testing for newborns started in the 1960s with testing for diseases and conditions that, if undetected, could kill a child or cause severe problems, such as mental retardation. Since then, the screening has helped save countless newborns. Over […]

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Via The Weekly Standard concerning a new report from The Government Accountability Office (tell me that isn’t a fucking oxymoron) and Medicare fraud: In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s […]

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2010-11-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + health care + War on Drugs
A Crossroads

One idea that I’ve espoused since the beginning of the newfound limited government movement from the right is that so-called conservatives will come to a crossroads; a point at which they must decide what is more important: small government and individual liberty, or the enforcement of their moral agenda. Fortunately, it seems that some conservatives […]

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2010-10-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + health care + War on Drugs
Question of the Day

How is it that liberals can demand that the federal government stay out of health care decision-making when it concerns medical marijuana, yet fully support Obamacare which co-opts individual health care decisions?

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2010-10-02 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + health care
Ain’t Government Grand?

Ain’t government grand? Los Times de Nueva York: From 1946 to 1948, American public health doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans — prison inmates, mental patients and soldiers — with venereal diseases in what was meant as an effort to test the effectiveness of penicillin. American tax dollars, through the National Institutes of Health, even […]

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2010-09-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + health care + Legislation
Dude Kinda Has a Point

Though his rhetoric is the decisively pro-Republitard bullshit that keeps getting those fuckers elected, this dude kinda has a a point when discussing the Demotarded “blame it on Bush” meme it has hatched and nurtured over the past two years: So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for… […]

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2010-09-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care + Legislation
A Note Worth Remembering

From The American Spectator: While ObamaCare supporters may be on the defensive right now, it’s important to remember that advocates of government-run health care will use any angle to build on their gains — even if it means exploiting the failures of government health care. We should look at Obamacare as the first step towards […]

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2010-09-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + health care + Journalism
Asking the Right Questions

The American Spectator on polling Obamacare popularity: ObamaCare booster Jonathan Cohn [. . .] notes that “While 40 percent of respondents said they supported repealing the Affordable Care Act, more than half changed their minds (leaving just 19 percent in favor of repeal) when pollsters mentioned that it’d mean letting insurance companies exclude people with […]

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Delaware Online concerning the nomination of Christine O’Donnell over the Republican establishment favorite Mike Castle: Castle said parts of the health care law make strides in improving access to medical care in a more cost-efficient manner. He said he would support repeal, but only if the bill was replaced with a Republican version that cuts […]

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I love it when people insist that we should go to a socialized health care system because of how well it works in England. The New York Times: Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain’s socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments […]

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Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute: That didn’t take long at all.  Left-wing congresscritters have (re-)introduced legislation to create a “public option” in ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office scores the bill as reducing federal deficits by $53 billion by 2019.  How?  Paying doctors and hospitals less!  Put that on a bumper […]

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2010-07-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + health care + POTUS
More Obamacare Abomination

And I thought Obamacare was so great because it will make health care both more affordable, and be more compassionate (it is part of the fucking name, you know). Robert Pear via The New York Times on that “free” health care: The rules stipulate that no co-payments can be charged for tests and screenings recommended […]

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