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Category Archive for 'The Best Healthcare in the World'

From the Mena Star in Polk County, Arkansas, an announcement about the closing of a free clinic: It was announced last week that 9th Street Ministries will be concluding their medical clinic mission, which had been ongoing monthly to offer free medical services to those in need since first starting in 1998. The final day […]

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Isn’t this a hoot? Like they’re ever going to propose something people want – like single payer: House Republicans are delaying the rollout of their alternative proposal to Obamacare, according to lawmakers and aides involved in the process. The issue is one of “policy, trying to get it all together,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy […]

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Imagine how this must feel to these men who are paralyzed: Bookmark It

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Oh yeah, I know about this. I had surgery on my sinuses back in the 90s and I couldn’t read a book for years. (Considering that I’d normally rip through at least four a week, it was a BIG change.) I could read magazine articles, but I couldn’t sustain the attention, focus and memory needed […]

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I have the perfect solution. When you calculate our per-capita income, exclude the top 1%! (NEWSER) – The FDA only approved Sovaldi in December, but the hepatitis C treatment is already setting records, with as much as $10 billion in sales expected in the first year alone. And why not? It has few side effects, cures […]

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Good to know: Ever since Cindy Hasz opened her geriatric care management business in San Diego 13 years ago, she has been fighting a losing battle for clients unable to get Medicare coverage for physical therapy because they “plateaued” and were not getting better. “It has been standard operating procedure that patients will be discontinued […]

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If every Democrat actually came out and voted, we wouldn’t have these sad, sad stories: Born in Pennsylvania to a warm family, Charlene moved to Florida when she was 18 years old. She worked at fast food joints and Disney, cleaned houses and babysat, but through the years found herself as a single mother with […]

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The older I get, the more strongly I believe that conservatism is not a coherent ideology, but an actual mental illness. How else do you explain a Republican representative who is truly grateful to have benefited from Obamacare — but will probably still end up supporting Scott Brown, who just told him how awful it […]

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Seems like soldiers have been treating themselves for decades: The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy. The Department of Health and Human Services’ decision surprised marijuana […]

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I remember when this happened. Joaquin Rivera, musician and activist, a wonderful, hard-working man who was loved and respected by his community, died of a heart attack in the ER waiting room and his lifeless body was then was robbed by junkies. This, by the way, is the same hospital to which I was taken […]

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