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The epidemic of ‘prediabetes’ in Middle Age Americans shows failure of the US corporatized medical system to treat

Did you know that 79 MILLION Americans are classified as having ‘prediabetes’ (early stage Type 2 diabetes)? And most of those are between the ages of 45 to 60, making it more common than not to have early stage diabetes … Continue reading

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Americans don’t get treatment because they lack the money for medical care

Here is the real state of medical ‘care’ in the US: ‘Americans are skimping on their healthcare needs even more than last year, the result of a struggling economy that’s forcing people to continue to cut back on prescription drugs, … Continue reading

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When ‘health care’ is pure corporate corruption – Afghanistan as case study

Much of US health care is really a form of corporate corruption and government welfare for corporate interests, and plain medical dysfunction. So it is certainly to be expected that Pentagon-occupied Afghanistan would face the very same MESS us Americans … Continue reading

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All Venezuelans have access to medical care while we in US don’t! Why is this?

‘The right to health care is guaranteed in the Venezuelan Constitution, which was written and ratified by the people in 1999. Through implementing a state-funded social program called Barrio Adentro, or inside the barrio, free comprehensive health care is available … Continue reading

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About Republican idiocy on health care policies? -Texas politician Rick Perry leads the way

‘Gov. Rick Perry, who is vocally opposed to the (Obama health care) law, says the state can “deliver health care more efficiently, more effectively and cheaper than the federal government can.” That’s great, Rick, but you are a liar, now … Continue reading

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Doug Bruce on video mouthing off about “illiterate peasants”

When Rivera shot off his own foot saying something similar, at least he wasn't running for Mayor (can't, term limits) To be fair, the “Illiterate Peasants” he was referencing weren’t the Bus Riding Public who incidentally are the Working Class … Continue reading

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Healthcare reformist TR Reid visits COS to say universal coverage not possible

COLORADO SPRINGS– [UPDATED] My question to TR Reid, who speaks tonight at CC’s Palmer Hall, is how can voices for health care rights get past the corporate media editors? As Washington Post Denver bureau chief and NPR reporter, Reid’s answer … Continue reading

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Joe Stack’s Piper Cherokee Manifesto

It’s getting so you can’t fly a plane into a federal office building and hope somebody will finally find your website. Though engineer Joseph Stack left an online statement to explain his last act of desperation against the IRS, it … Continue reading

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US health industry tells Vic to snuff it

Vic Chesnutt took his own life on Christmas Day. By coincidence, he’d just given an upbeat interview to NPR’s Fresh Air in spite of an ongoing battle with his health care providers. The segment seemed to pierce the celebrity veil … Continue reading

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The face of the health insurance lobby

Nurse Ratched, to my imagination, was the most despised movie villainess of all time. She didn’t murder anyone, but by the sheer frigidity of her indifference, Nurse Ratched caused debilitating anxiety and heart-break. She’s my nominee for the face of … Continue reading

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Big Insurance greed? COS is Sick Of It!

KRDO‘s Eric Singer called today’s health care reform rally “very one sided,” so much so, seeing it, “you might have done a double-take.” Because it wasn’t our backwater’s customary Teabag Pity Party where agitated ignorants throw their own hopes for … Continue reading

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Ding-Dong, the Liberal Lizard of the Senate is dead… Sing along, Democrats!

As I was heading for work this morning, the imperialist faux liberal, faux public radio, ‘National Public Radio’ was informing the whole world that ‘The Liberal Lion of the Senate’ was no more. In Heaven, no doubt… But… if I … Continue reading

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The Doug Lamborn health care town hall

I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.           –the words of 19th century robber baron Jay Gould were on my mind as I contemplated the loud mob at Congressman … Continue reading

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Kenneth Lewis’s Bank of America!

You know until this week, I don’t think I had ever known about the US government’s ‘stress test’. You probably have never heard of such a thing either, and might have a picture in your head of Alan Greenspan, shirt … Continue reading

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Diabetic care in America is a total mess

Diabetics skimp on lifesaving care in recession *Note, too, that how diabetes is treated in the US is a key indicator of how the Medical System as a whole is doing since diabetes is now such a common disease of … Continue reading

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America’s biggest entitlement program is the Pentagon and Obama will cut Social Security before he will ever cut the military budget down to size

Obama is primed to carry his con game forward. Obama turns to budget, health care, entitlements …Notice how the military is missing? Why is that? The Pentagon simply is America’s biggest entitlement program and the biggest welfare program in the … Continue reading

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The Democrats ‘stimulus’ package aggravates the economic disaster instead of fixing it

……. It really is too much to see all those liberals getting on the Republicans’ case for their opposition to the Democratic Party’s economic ‘bailout’ plans. Barack’s giveaways to the rich corporate sectors do not alleviate the economic collapse but … Continue reading

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Obama restores Federal funding to family planning clinics

Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy Now let’s see what he has in hand to help deal with the current catastrophic mess called the US Medical System? As the layoffs build up, there is not much time left to ‘reform’ the … Continue reading

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Dr Sanjay Gupta the US Quack General?

CNN is leaking inside information that its own TV health care pundit Sanjay Gupta is being tapped for US Surgeon General. What do you suppose Barack Obama would have in mind, to chose a Big Pharma / medical industry / … Continue reading

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The US depression torpedoes the US medically sick ‘Health Care’ System

Today, Wall Street broke 8,000 going the wrong way… DOWN. Tomorrow will it be 7,500 on the road to national bankruptcy? Who knows. But one thing is for sure, the already sick US Medical System is going down alongside the … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader gets it right about the SEIU versus CNA battle

It is rare for a presidential candidate to even notice the tactics and strategy of the labor unions in America, except to perhaps go after their endorsement. But Ralph Nader recently wrote a commentary about the struggle to get decent … Continue reading

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The for-profit medical system of the DRC

The US is not the only country with a for-profit, corporate run medical system. Most of the world unfortunately has this sort of system where life and death medical decisions are strictly made on the basis of the patient’s ability … Continue reading

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Medical Care in the US

Video shows death of US patient The video is pretty self explanatory and shows what can happen with a medical system that makes people wait 24 hours or more in the ER.

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We will miss you Elizabeth

If there is a heaven, I have no doubt that you have already spoken to Jesus and have begun to argue politics with him right as I write. Give him Hell, Elizabeth! Somebody needs to hold him and his dad accountable, and you are the one with the spirit to do it, too. Continue reading

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The Stiles Unit of Beaumont

The Stiles Unit of Beaumont… I actually worked there once… That’s where I saw torture being done on prisoners INSIDE THE US first hand. “Cadarell Freeman was to leave prison in September 2000. He had walked into prison, but now … Continue reading

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