Tag Archives: US Medical System

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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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 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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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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American medical facilities are spreading more dangerous runs of infectious diarrhea into the community

Mom, your kid has just come down with the Runs-from-Hell and you are without medical insurance, so what do you do? He needs hospitalization, but incredibly enough, it was probably hospitalization of Junior’s aunt that gave him what he has … Continue reading

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The Business of Medicine

Does ‘your’ doctor care? Of course he doesn’t! It’s simply a business relationship and his ‘care’ is quantified by money. Don’t look to a doctor for understanding Got more money? Then you will get more ‘care’, though not necessarily care. … 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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For our children’s sake, ban food dyes

Food dyes are a completely unnecessary product from a consumerist point of view. They add no value other than to hide away the bad visual effects of artificial food and badly handled food, so as such, they have value only … Continue reading

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Your Salud

‘Salud’ is a new film about the Cuban medical system, and since Sicko, the film by Michael Moore, contrasted the US medical system to that of Cuba’s, the film ‘Salud’ should be of interest to many Americans fed up with … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C and the US recipe for disaster

How incompetent is the US medical system? Take a look at Hepatitis C to find out. Over 1,000,000 US prisoners have acquired it and most are unaware and not getting treatment for it. Meanwhile, prison and medical authorities sleep on. … Continue reading

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Sicko government goes after Michael Moore

Amidst reports that the US medical debacle rivals the US occupation of Iraq as being the biggest boondoggle in the history of the universe, the film Sicko is being displayed at the Cannes Film Festival. And amidst reports that the … Continue reading

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Vets have to battle nasty US medical system like the rest of us

The bad conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has brought many US soldiers from killing Iraqis into a new battle with their own US government. Now they and their families are not waving US flags so much as they … Continue reading

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I need a joint

I need a joint, but religious people won’t let me have one. I need a joint at times because I suffer from the itch (pruritus, caused by mild pedal edema and skin allergies). No seriously, I do, really and it … Continue reading

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Iraq- the nursing shortage in Hell

Somehow it’s not too surprising that Iraq, too, has a nursing shortage like in the US. Management would like to hire foreign Philippine or perhaps Palestinian nurses I bet, instead of treating Iraq nurses with a little more dignity. But … Continue reading

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