Archives: Medicine

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Reagan and Newtown

December 27, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Reagan and Newtown | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Guns, Kevin, Medicine.

Not much to disagree with here in Robert X. Cringley’s thoughtful piece on stopping the next Newtown/Aurora/Columnbine before it happens.  Today, thanks to the Internet and laws supporting victims’ rights, I can find where convicted sex offenders live in my neighborhood, but I can’t find my local Adam Lanza. And maybe that’s okay and my • Read More »

Spam is not halal.

November 16, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: computers, Humor, International, Kevin, Medicine, Military, MSM and New Media, Technology, War On Terror.

Whoops.  Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi was forwarding an email from another Taliban spokesperson last Saturday, but much like your grandmother, he seemed to have confused the BCC (blind carbon copy which keeps emails addresses private) and the CC functions, and published the entire mailing list to everyone on it. According to ABC News, about • Read 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 »

And believe me, if there’s one thing Harvard knows how to do, it’s tracking how money is wasted

December 1, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on And believe me, if there’s one thing Harvard knows how to do, it’s tracking how money is wasted | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Technology.

With a title like that, you’d think this post would be about Larry Summers, but it’s not. Harvard University has tracked the cost-saving benefits of computerized health-care records, and the results are bad news for Obamacare’s plans to save money via computerized health care. The recently released study evaluated data on 4,000 hospitals in the • Read More »

We are here and we are not silent

November 5, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on We are here and we are not silent | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Politics.

Pelosi wants a vote on health care ruination reform on Saturday, and I know that more than a few readers of our blog live within Harry Mitchell’s district. If he’s your Congressman, please take a moment to let him know his vote on this issue will be remembered when he comes up for re-election.

Canadians Against Health Care Reform

October 13, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine.

Dear Mr. President, You won the Nobel Peace Prize because you (allegedly) represent a new era in international politics where the U.S. listens to it’s allies and then acts. The people of Canada are talking to you. Please listen to them.

Quote of the Day, 09/22 Edition

September 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 6 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Politics, Quotes.

“Every time Obama appears on TV to deliver the same tired arguments that they’ve already rejected, the more he looks like an empty suit to Americans. ” – Ed Morrissey That’s exactly it. Years ago, there was a series of silly TV ads on Phoenix-area television for Sonoyta Motors, a used-car dealership up in Glendale. • Read More »

The moral equivalent of war

September 14, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Medicine, Politics.

Geraghty notes that support for health care ruination reform is polling way under support for the Iraq War was right before the invasion. I’m not sure it’s a valid comparison: One involved backroom machinations designed to strip a sovereign country of it’s wealth and resources created by a unpopular, controversial President as a way to • Read More »

Take a bite outta health care

September 3, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 10 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine.

Obviously, the time for finger-pointing is over. California authorities say a clash between opponents and supporters of health care reform ended with one man biting off another man’s finger. Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night on a street corner. One protester • Read More »

Just thinkin’

August 24, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Education, Kevin, Medicine.

If a “public option” that competes with private health insurance companies is a good thing, why aren’t private schools that compete for students with public schools also a good thing? Just thinkin’…

Sophie’s choice

August 19, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Sophie’s choice | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Politics, Religion.

Nope, no fascist overtones here. Nothing to worry about getting religion all mixed in with politics. Move along citizens, nothing to see here. President Barack Obama needs some outside help pushing health care reform, and he’s turning to rabbis to get it. In a morning conference call with about 1000 rabbis from across the nation, • Read More »