Thursday, August 2, 2012

Obama's Contraception Mandate Suffers Defeat in Federal Court

I am pleased to report that a federal judge in Colorado issued a preliminary injunction against the Obama's regime's contraception mandate because of the threat it poses to religious libertyObama's new medical devices tax forced Cook Medical Inc. to cancel plans to open 5 manufacturing plantsThe House of Representatives uncovered more evidence of how the Obama regime pandered to the pharmaceuticals industry for support of its health insurance law:
A House Energy and Commerce Committee report out Tuesday is stocked with emails sent from private addresses and meetings scheduled away from the building to avoid official record. Among these are several sent to a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist by Messina, then President Barack Obama’s then-deputy White House chief of staff, making promises about language for the health care reforms despite the resistance of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the measure.

“I will roll [P]elosi to get the 4 billion,” Messina wrote Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) lobbyist Jeffrey Forbes from his personal account just days before the Affordable Care Act cleared Congress in March 2010. “As you may have heard I am literally rolling over the house. But there just isn’t 8-10 billion.”
Somebody needs to ask Pelosi whether she likes being "rolled."

Meanwhile in Britain, the land of the death panels, the NHS plans to issue the ghoulish guideline of allowing hospitals to "keep patients with massive brain injuries alive solely to harvest their organs".  One hardly knows where to begin with this.  First, does this mean that before this directive, patients with significant brain injuries were routinely murdered by British hospitals?  Second, the idea, that the only thing worthwhile about such patients is their organs is the kind of thing previously confined to science fiction horror movies.  Now it is the reigning orthodoxy of the NHS.

A government health service's capability to destroy anything resembling basic decency can be seen in that a former health minister had to ask families to take care of their elderly.  That is to say, instead of dumping them on the State, like unwanted garbage.  The British government is also planning to sell millions of patient records to pharmaceutical companies.  This is the completely foreseeable result of handing over one's health to the care of the State.  A British patient's cancer was left untreated by her doctors for 4 yearsNew study shows that "nearly two-thirds of Britons earning more than $78,700 a year have taken out private health insurance because they don’t trust the NHS."  Whatever happened to the liberal avowed desire for government health insurance to level the playing field between rich and poor in terms of health care?  In contrast, the first NHS hospital to be placed under private management saw substantial improvements not just in its finances, but also in improving health care.

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