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NHS Doppleganger: Obamacare Targets Cancer Screenings

“What’s wrong with this picture?,” exclaimed Eryn, who had a cancer scare several years ago. “When I received my rider for this year's policy on my Advantage Plan, which I pay for completely, the rates went up, and I was told that I can't have my regular exams every year now, only every other year unless there is a sign of more lumps.” For Eryn and her husband, this new direction in healthcare is quite unsettling as they’ve watched their family in the United Kingdom undergo the atrocities of a failed, government-run healthcare system. “My husband's parents were victims of the NHS (National Health Services). Both were retirees, who ...

Obama’s new “grand bargain” avoids real tax reform and increases spending

From the Associated Press, reporting on the President’s speech yesterday: Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs. The offer was immediately panned by GOP lawmakers, who accused the president of repacking proposals he already supports and making no concessions to the opposing party. The Associated Press reports Senator John McCain (R-AZ) shot down the idea, as did Speaker Boehner and numerous other Republicans. What’s so bad about the President’s idea? First, his speech ...

Obamacare Impact

In a country where the Hippocratic Oath is honored, it’s hard to imagine the rationing of care. Yet, it is a sad reality for those counties like England, who utilize QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Year), a measure index used to assess the quality / duration of survival in comparison to cost / outcome of medical procedure performed. Eryn and her husband experienced firsthand how a system that embodies this measure could have such little regard for life as both of her husband’s parents contracted cancer. “My husband's parents were victims of the NHS (National Health Services). Both were retirees, who contracted cancer, and both were not ...