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Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

May 16th, 2017 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

How Norway Pays for Healthcare

Knut Robert Knutsen Healthcare (in Norway) is nationalized, but the details are a bit nuanced. Well, a portion of our paycheck goes to the “welfare fund”, and there’s an employer portion on top of that. It’s based primarily on the Bismarck Socialism model where the employee c[...]

May 5th, 2017 - 7:36 am § in Misc.

The GOP: “What we need is more Jesus care”

GOP tries to  make Jesus proud by kicking poor and sick people off health insurance. No hearings, no expert analysis, no CBO scoring, just more poverty and death. They’re ‘pro life’ in the same way I’m ‘too thin’.   Looking forward to 2018 Democratic ads with t[...]

August 22nd, 2014 - 2:11 am § in Hypocrisy

How To Sell Drugs Without FDA Approval

What is a drug?                    a natural or artificial substance given to treat or prevent illness or to lessen pain Unless someone calls it “natural” and sells  it in a health food store. Read this story of  a high school student  who suffered severe liver dama[...]

June 14th, 2014 - 3:52 am § in Misc.

Healthcare in Cuba

4.2! Lowest infant mortality ever in Cuba As an expression of the Revolution’s commitment to the health of mothers and children, in 2013 Cuba reached the lowest rate of infant mortality in its history, 4.2 per thousand live births, placing us among the top nations with low averages. This rate ref[...]

January 16th, 2014 - 5:16 pm § in America, Science

BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy Carter Announces Near Wipe Out of a Disease

Guinea Worm Disease[...]

January 13th, 2014 - 12:25 pm § in The Ave Scene

Why is the UW closing clinics at Harborview?

CROSSCUT: Harborview clinic closures: Can officials be serious? By                        Abe Bergman, M.D.                  There is still no clear word on whether the shocking plans for shutting down and moving Harborview’s primary care clinics — women[...]

November 11th, 2013 - 8:00 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Diabetes: A Business Opportunity for Enterpreneurs

From a Website Devoted to Making Money Off Of Folks With Diabetes The interesting thing about the site is the lack of any mention of expertise!  What it does mention is a bit sanctimonious, “Yet despite the potential for profitmaking in a diabetes clinic startup, the field has no tolerance fo[...]

October 12th, 2013 - 2:53 pm § in America

BREAKING NEWS: Lets Fire The Docs

While the Republicans qvell over Obamacare, liberals worry that Obamacare may be too dependent on what passes for an American free market in medical care. The liberals concerns may be correct.  While Obamacare depends on the notion that increasing the numbers of privately insured people will cause [...]

October 1st, 2013 - 2:24 pm § in America, Science

BREAKING NEWS: Blood Pressue

The BBC reports that tiny adrenal tumors ’cause high blood pressure’ Hypertension, “high blood pressure” is far mre dangerous than most people understand.  The disease afflicts humans as we get older … destroying our kidneys, causing strokes and heart attacks.  The ri[...]

October 9th, 2012 - 12:28 pm § in America, Politics

Health Care Irony: English Health Service Buys Care in America that Americans Can Not Afford

From The Guardian   The NHS– often derided in the US as “socialised medicine” – sprang into action for Ethan Fidler and there is every likelihood he will be cured. His doctor at the University of Florida institute of proton therapy in Jacksonville, Danny Indelicato, is delighte[...]