Health Care

by Sean Higgins | Jun 25, 2017, 10:37 AM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., one of five Republicans who has said he would vote against the the Senate healthcare reform bill, said Sunday he would change his stance if the White House and GOP leadership changed its approach.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 13, 2017) – Today, a new West Virginia law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom without government regulation goes into effect in West Virginia. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) sponsored House Bill 2301 (HB2301). The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (June 5, 2017) – Late last month, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state, and set the stage to nullify federal control over the healthcare industry in practice. Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) sponsored Senate Bill 94 (SB94). The new law specifies that…

AUGUSTA, Maine (May 31, 2017) – Today, the Maine House passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. Sen. Rod Whittemore (R-Somerset) introduced Senate Bill 1385 (LD1385)  on April 11. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and…

May 18, 2017 by Dr. Eowyn |

Yesterday, on the Internet chat forum 4chan, an individual who goes by the alias of Anonymous (ID: rhotYJAg) claimed to be a surgery resident at Washington Hospital Center who had attended to Seth Rich — the 27-year-0ld Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer who leaked thousands of damaging DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

read more at https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/18/surgeon-at-seth-richs-hospital-says-his-wounds-were-not-fatal/comment-page-1/

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By Andrew P. Napolitano

May 11, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed and reinforced the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This was done notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Donald Trump and the House Republican leadership, who want us to believe that this bill, if it becomes law, will effectively repeal and replace Obamacare.

Obamacare is a stool with four problematic legs. The constitutional leg is the premise that the federal government has the lawful power to regulate the delivery of health care. The legal leg is the premise that the federal government is obliged to provide health insurance to everyone in America. The economic leg commands that everyone in the U.S. purchase and maintain health insurance. And the Orwellian leg says that every physician in the U.S. shall retain all patient records digitally and that federal bureaucrats shall have access to all those records.

None of that is changed in the House-passed bill. Here is the back story.

read further at https://lewrockwell.com/2017/05/andrew-p-napolitano/gop-loves-obamacare/

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AUGUSTA, Maine (May 11, 2017) – On Tuesday, an important Maine committee passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. Sen. Rod Whittemore (R-Somerset) introduced Senate Bill 1385 (LD1385)  on April 11. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing…

By Joel Achenbach May 8

Eight counties with the largest decreases in life expectancy since 1980 are in Kentucky. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Life expectancy is greatest in the high country of central Colorado, but in many pockets of the United States, life expectancy is more than 20 years lower, according to the report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

read further at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/08/u-s-life-expectancy-varies-by-more-than-20-years-from-county-to-county/?utm_term=.1a1933f12656

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 28, 2017) – Last Friday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify national healthcare in practice in the state Sen. Eric Koch (R) sponsored Senate Bill 303 (SB303). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called…

DENVER, Colo. (April 27, 2017) – On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two senators sponsored House Bill 1115 (HB1115). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

RICHMOND, Va. (April 27, 2017) – Yesterday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. Del. R. Steven Landes (R-Verona) sponsored House Bill 2053 (HB2053). Sen. William Stanley Jr. (R-Moneta) sponsored the Senate companion bill (SB800). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called…