Archive for category Health Care
Kerrie at the Liberal Heretic (no relation) has an observation about the obesity epidemic:
In an honest post on Facebook, my partner Sharon pointed out that the generation of I’m Special, has caused a severe epidemic here in America.
We’re fat, ladies.
Not just a little bit. We aren’t thick, big and beautiful, or “curvy”. We’re huge.
What most amazes me, perhaps because of my age, is how people who’re morbidly obese still manage to have an incredibly high self esteem. The reason I say this, is because when I was a child, being fat wasn’t an acceptable state in which to be. It was seen as a lack of self control, or laziness.
Now I’m not saying people aren’t genetically predisposed to obesity, and there are certainly medical conditions that exacerbate the problem. But most of us are fat because we’re more sedentary, we eat crappy food, and we have this new PC form of acceptance for obesity. Such as the titles above. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Peter Suderman at Reason Magazine gives us a peek at the future of Obamacare by way of the current state of “market chaos” in the Massachusetts health insurance industry caused by government interference regulation.
Want a preview of ObamaCare in action? Check out the Massachusetts insurance market—which earlier this week entered a state of “market chaos” after Governor Deval Patrick denied a host of health insurance rate increases. Read the rest of this entry »
David Fredosso at the Washington Examiner highlights five wonderful things about Obamacare that, as Nancy Pelosi said, we had to wait for the bill to pass to find out about.
One: No sooner had Obamacare passed than the White House discovered that someone goofed. Despite all of Obama’s promises and talking points, Obamacare as passed by Congress does not require insurers to cover children with expensive pre-existing medical conditions.
Immediately, the White House got an assurance from the insurers. After demonizing them for months as callous profiteers on others’ misery (in fact, the entire industry is barely profitable), Obama now tells Americans that they can trust health insurance companies to do the right thing out of the goodness of their hearts.
Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is demonstrating what is either willful ignorance of the health care bill she helped to pass, or a willingness to continue to misrepresent that legislation to the people. Take your pick.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) is insisting that the new health care law she voted for last month does not mandate that individuals buy health insurance, despite language in the law that plainly says otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »