Archives: HEALTH

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government

October 17, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government | Filed in: Current Events, HEALTH, History, immigration, Kevin, Medicine.

Phillip Klein writes about something I’ve noticed as well, the outcry on right for increased intervention from the government in the Ebola crisis that is coming from people who usually treat bigger government like, well, Ebola.  Though there are fair criticisms of the CDC’s handling of Ebola, by giving into the temptation to point fingers • Read More »

The collapsing reality of modern progressivism

March 16, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, History, International, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The years of the Obama presidency have been challenging for America, but they’ve placed an even greater strain on American progressives. From the utter failure of Obama’s economic stimulus package to the own-goal • Read More »

Compare and contrast

December 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Compare and contrast | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Phil Robertson quotes the Bible in an interview with GQ and humbly emphasizes that it is God that judges man, not him.  He’s kicked off his own show, despite A&E’s history of forgiving controversial reality stars.  Ethan Krupp, Obamacare’s pajama-clad poster boy, was accused of racism and anti-Semitism and proudly describes himself as a “liberal • Read More »

Wired for failure

December 4, 2013 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Wired for failure | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Technology, techology.

Wired.com rips the Obamacare website a new one.  “In a story published yesterday, CNBC quotes an anonymous insurance industry source as saying that little more than 125,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance through Healthcare.gov through the end of November. By comparison, when Amazon filed for its IPO in 1997, it said that through the end of the • Read More »

Tomorrow’s news, today.

December 2, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Tomorrow’s news, today. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Law, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Technology, techology.

Reality be damned, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathryn Sebelius has pronounced the Obamacare website “mostly not dead.” Except, of course, it isn’t. Weeks of frantic technical work appear to have made the government’s health care website easier for consumers to use. But that does not mean everyone who signs up for insurance can enroll • Read More »

Good riddance to bad science

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Good riddance to bad science | Filed in: Environment, Food, HEALTH, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science, Technology, techology.

I was never on the “Genetically Modified Organisms are teh worst!!1!” bandwagon because I have more than a passing knowledge on how this sort of thing actually works. Good to see sanity catching up with fear-mongering.  An arresting but widely criticized study that stoked fears about genetically modified foods (GMOs) was retracted Thursday. The move • Read More »

The Fish Rots From The Brain Down

November 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Fish Rots From The Brain Down | Filed in: Business, Culture, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

Or, Two Unrelated, Related Stories.  Franklin Foer of the oh-so-liberal New Republic: Obamacare’s Failure Is A Threat to Liberalism. Liberalism has spent the better part of the past century attempting to prove that it could competently and responsibly extend the state into new reaches of American life. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, • Read More »

Quote Of The Day, 11/13/13 Edition

November 13, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote Of The Day, 11/13/13 Edition | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, GOP, HEALTH, Humor, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

“We have not just Obamacare unraveling, not just the Obama administration unraveling, not just the Democratic majority in the Senate,  but we could be looking at the collapse of American liberalism. Obamacare is the big thing for them, the biggest in 100 years. And this is a moment when we have to be calm. We • Read More »

Strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

October 23, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Strange game. The only winning move is not to play. | Filed in: Democrats, HEALTH, Humor, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

Your tax dollars paid for this: Obamacare, The Game!      From the “Learn More” section (I swear this isn’t a parody site). My comments are in italics.  Improving private market reforms including ending lifetime and most annual limits for health insurance coverage, increasing transparency about how insurers use consumer’s premium dollars and eliminating discrimination by • Read More »

And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care…

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care… | Filed in: Canada, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine.

Canadian clinic forced to apologize after using unsterilized surgical equipment on patients FOR FOURTEEN YEARS. Health officials in New Brunswick are contacting nearly 2,500 patients after discovering that unsterilized biopsy forceps were used at a hospital clinic for 14 years. The problem at a colposcopy clinic at the Miramichi Regional Hospital began in May 1999 • Read More »

Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, International, Kevin, Medicine.

Oh, the heartless American hospital system and what it does to patients! Is it any wonder this sort of thing happens in such a mean, cruel country that doesn’t have single-payer, universal health care?  Wait, this happened in Canada? Nevermind. An inquest was told Tuesday that a man who died in a hospital emergency room • Read More »

An Update From Michael Bloomberg’s New York City

July 7, 2013 | By KevinC | Comments Off on An Update From Michael Bloomberg’s New York City | Filed in: Crime, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

New York City police detective used the FBI database to figure out which woman to kidnap. Prosecutors alleged that the officer used the database — sometimes accessing it while riding in a patrol car with his supervising sergeant — to help compile dossiers on women that listed their birthdates, addresses, heights and weights. None of • Read More »

Temper, temper, Jan Brewer

June 12, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Temper, temper, Jan Brewer | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, GOP, HEALTH, Humor, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Frustrated by her own party in her attempts to bring ObamaCare into Arizona, Jan Brewer has announced her next move.  The Governor released a press release today stating that “If they don’t pass my budget and do what I want, I’m going to sit in this corner and hold my breath until I turn blue.” • Read More »

Canaries in the coal mine

March 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Canaries in the coal mine | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, Money, politcs, Politics.

Katie Pavlich has a great article up on Townhall warning us not to get complacent about the Cyprus savings seizures.  As a reminder, the United States government has been eying and researching how Americans use their 401k plans for quite some time now. Recently we saw the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggest the government • Read More »

It’s a child, not a choice

March 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s a child, not a choice | Filed in: HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, Men, politcs, Politics, Religion.

The Art Of Manliness has some heart-wrenching words for men dealing with a miscarriage.  Hardship can either rip couples apart or bring them closer together. Decide early on that you and your wife are on the same team, at least as far as it depends on you, regardless of what difficulties you encounter.  It’s particularly • Read More »

Of Ends and Beginnings

November 7, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Of Ends and Beginnings | Filed in: Doug, HEALTH.

Just a short post after Election Day, right now I am pretty drained and a bit depressed over the outcome but that happens from time to time.  We have come to the end of Campaign 2012 and will begin a new terms for a host of elected leaders in January.  Its a cycle that will • Read More »

A Helluva Drug

October 20, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on A Helluva Drug | Filed in: Doug, HEALTH, politcs, Politics.

That’s what (the late) Rick James said about cocaine on the Chapelle Show. He spoke from experience… HillBuzz also suspects that the President is suffering from the affects of long-term drug (ab)use.  But one interesting post over at Bookworm Room goes a bit further and discusses the “coke nail” that a younger Barack Obama had • Read More »

“Richard Carmona should never be in the U.S. Senate”

October 11, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, GOP, HEALTH, Kevin, Politics.

Very, very effective ad from the Flake campaign.  Dr. Cristina V. Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Health and Human Services Department (2003-2005): “There was an angry pounding on the door, in the middle of the night. I’m a single mom. I feared for my kids and for myself. It was Richard Carmona and • Read More »

Backup to the backup

May 13, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Backup to the backup | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, HEALTH, Kevin, Politics.

While we wait around for the Supreme Court to put Donald Verilli out of our misery and announce that yes, (thankfully) there are limits to what the federal government can do, it’s important to remember there are still plenty of lawsuits against Obamacare to follow. Including one from Arizona’s own Goldwater Institute. The Goldwater Institute • Read More »

It’s Arizona’s turn in November

August 4, 2010 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s Arizona’s turn in November | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, Kevin, Law, Politics.

By an overwhelming majority , the “Show Me” state told Obama “Screw you” last night, at least when it comes to Government-mandated health care.  Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn • Read More »

The Dead Health Care Reform Sketch

January 21, 2010 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on The Dead Health Care Reform Sketch | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Entertainment, HEALTH, Humor, Jon, Television.

(OBAMA enters the House of Representatives with a large binder.) OBAMA: Hello, I wish to register a complaint. Hello, sweetie? PELOSI: What do you mean, “sweetie?” OBAMA: I’m sorry, it’s been a rough week. I wish to make a complaint! PELOSI: We’re closing for recess. OBAMA: Never mind that, honey. I wish to complain about • Read More »

What about a tax on unicorns?

December 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What about a tax on unicorns? | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Money.

A funny (and really, really sad) look at how the CBO calculates the (imaginary) cost savings of ObamaCare. Via ExurbanJon’s Twitter feed. More …

Parker Griffith Can’t Lose.

December 22, 2009 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on Parker Griffith Can’t Lose. | Filed in: Democrats, HEALTH, Jon, Medicine, Politics.

On the eve of the ObamaCare vote, a Democratic congressman/oncologist decides that he’s had enough: POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican. According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in • Read More »

Something’s wrong here

August 3, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Politics.

Dick Durban says that the people opposed to Obama’s health care plan are nothing but paid shills for the insurance company. I’m against it. I haven’t been paid one red cent. Where do I send my invoice to for all the work I’ve been doing? I want my fair share of these payoffs, and I • Read More »