Royal Pains: Can Concierge Medicine Coexist With Obama's Healthcare Plan?

Have you seen the new show Royal Pains? If so, you are probably now familiar with what a concierge doctor is. It's not a bad show, but is concierge (or boutique) healthcare bad for patients? From Doc Gurley... ...more

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All Your Healthcare are Belong to Us

Conservatives are reeling over the "gift" Tom Daschle stuck in the bailout package with the blessing of President Obama. The disgraced former nominee to the Health and Human Services Secretary post seeks to exponentially increase government via the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. (It's French for "Omnipotent Overlord of Your Healthcare.") ...more

As with much of the frantic effort to discredit Obama's efforts before he's been able to get any ...more

Dear President Obama - Women's Healthcare Priorities Are....

President Obama and his transition team have invited all of us to discuss health care. Planned Parenthood is leading a health care discussion group and is asking for your feedback. These are the questions Planned Parenthood is asking: ...more

when I should be headed for bed, or at least a bit of reiki.

I hope this post draws ...more

Ask President-elect Obama to make breastfeeding a priority

This morning President-elect Barack Obama reaffirmed his strong commitment to health care reform. The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) believes that breastfeeding is an "essential public health issue" and should be a high priority for the incoming administration. In light of this, the USBC has created a petition urging President-elect Obama to make breastfeeding a high priority. ...more

There are MANY more things that need to be brought up such as Childhood Cancer Research which ...more

Disability Versus Other Aid

I am on social security disability.  Because I have two underage children still at home I also receive SSI benefits for them.  Strangely enough, the amount of money I receive thas been deemed by the state of Nevada to disqualify me for medicaid and food stamps.  I find this ridiculous. Without medicaid I have to make payments of nearly $600 to carry my Cobra benefits from my previous employer.  They are well aware of that.  Therefore, by denying me medicaid and food stamps they have effectively left me with a negative balance. ...more

Palin-oscopy: Examining Why Sassy Sarah Hits All Our Hot Buttons

Dick Cheney was a self-serving Oilcon flunky. Dan Quayle was a lightweight imbecile. Despite what has preceded her,  Sarah Palin will still go down in history as the most ill-conceived veep nominee in history. And that’s a shame for women, and the rights they strive for: in regard to healthcare,  Social Security, civil, and of course reproductive. ...more

Universal Healthcare for Children in the US! Oh, no! It's over!

The state of Hawaii has discontinued a universal healthcare insurance program for children after only 7 months as reported here. From the AP report:  'Kenny Fink, administrator for Med-QUEST at the Hawaii Department of Human Services, said, "People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free." He added, "I don't believe that was the intent of the program" ' ...more

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GOVERNMENT or NO GOVERNMENT; that is the question

The healthcare issue, the banking issue, the investment issue...all of these issues have one thing in common – abuse of power. ...more

'accountability' AND to remember who these guys are working for....YOU.

Being President ...more

McCain is Moving in the Right Direction for Healthcare Reform

Let’s talk healthcare, shall we? I’m for it. I think we should have doctors and specialists and nurses and hospitals. What I am not for, and never will be no matter how you sugar-coat it, is nationalized or socialized or government-sponsored healthcare. Look at where we are today, folks. I’m hearing every side blame the government for the state of affairs. These are the people you want in charge of your healthcare? Not me, thanks. ...more

I'm a veteran nurse of 30 years...I've seen how inability to pay for medical care have ...more