Posts Tagged health care
The Federal government is now taking it upon itself to regulate how much salt you get in your food.
The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products. Read the rest of this entry »
Senator Tom Colburn, M.D., lays out the problems with the health care bill, and how it won’t do what it promises to do.
Robert M. Goldberg at the American Spectator also comments on the promises versus the reality of health care reform.
Previously I mentioned that the constitutionality of Obamacare has been under question for a while now, especially with regards to the individual mandate for insurance. The more significant question now seems to be the constitutionality of how it will be passed. Probably due to the unpopularity of the bill, it doesn’t seem likely that the bill will actually pass an up or down vote at this point. The House has passed one version, and the Senate has passed another, but the two proposals have to be reworked, agree with one another, and then be re-voted on. Since that doesn’t seem likely, especially given that the Senate Republicans can now filibuster the bill, the Democrats are resorting to thuggery to force the bill through.
Here’s how it’s working. The House doesn’t like the Senate bill, but they can still vote to pass it, which would allow it to be sent to the president. The Senate probably won’t be able to pass either version of the bill again, so it comes down to the House. So instead of actually voting on the Senate version — a vote that would likely fail — Pelosi wants to employ what is known as the Slaughter Rule, and simply vote for a resolution that says they already passed the Senate bill.
Only one small problem. That’s kind of in direct violation of the Constitution. Read the rest of this entry »
Reid spokesman Jon Summers said the Democratic senator’s wife was with her family and in good spirits. She’s able to walk short distances with assistance and will be staying in Washington, where the couple lives when Congress is in session, Summers said.
I’m sincerely glad that she’s doing okay.
And wow, she’s already walking? That’s amazing that some could sustain that kind of injury and be mobile so soon afterward — especially at her age. I can’t think of any other country in the world that can offer such great medical care.
And Reid wants to scrap it all …
California Representative Darrell Issa writes an editorial at Politico emphasizing the importance of including tort reform in any health care legislation, especially one that can even be remotely considered bipartisan. Many of my liberal friend like to pretend that tort reform won’t change health care costs, and some pretend that Democrats are actively supporting tort reform already. Neither of these are true, and tort reform is probably the only real issue that can lead to any amount of Republican support on Obamacare. Read the rest of this entry »
Richard Baehr at American Thinker analyzes what he regards at the big problem with health care, not access, but cost.