Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Rasmussen: In Massachusetts, only 26% Consider State’s “Universal” Health Care Reform a Success

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Twenty-six percent (26%) of Massachusetts voters say their state’s health care reform effort has been a success. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that 37% say the reform effort has been a failure, while another 37% are not sure. (more…)

Video: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an upfront socialist on universal health care

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Open socialist Bernie Sanders:

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Wal-Mart, CVS: Consumer tech meets medicine

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Computer World:

One of President Obama’s big initiatives is the get the cost of health care under control. His administration is spending billions to, among other tasks, digitize medical records. Controlling health care costs is a noble goal, but consumer tech may beat him to it.

Wal-Mart has announced they will start selling health care record systems to doctors. CVS has found great success in opening mini-medical clinics in its stores.

You can tie in your vacation to India with required medical treatment.

Technology advances allow doctors to remotely monitor your health.

It all adds up to healthcare becoming virtualized.

Sebelius did not reform Kansas health care; Kansas governor expanded welfare to middle class

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The media is repeating the lines of Sebelius being “bi-partisan” and “reforming Kansas health care” — but this does not make it true.

Bloomberg writes:

Sebelius is a two-term Democratic governor who successfully pushed to expand subsidized health-care for children in her largely Republican state. If confirmed by the Senate, Sebelius, 60, will take over a department whose Medicare health plan for the elderly and disabled and Medicaid health program for the poor insures about one in three people.

What Sebelius did was expand the eligibility of the S-Chip program to those in the middle class: it expands eligibility to 250% of the federal poverty level.  For a family of four, that means families can make $52,000 and sign on to government-funded health care.  When the legislature voted to approve this massive expansion of government welfare, at least one financially secure Kansas lawmaker openly told his colleagues, “I qualify for this.”

Hawaii recently reversed course, undoing similar welfare expansion after finally recognizing that their legislation resulted in citizens taking advantage of the system.  Hawaiians who could afford private health insurance did what made short-term economic sense:  they signed up for “free” government medical care.

Related links:

- NCSL, state children’s health care legislation
- Press release, American Dental Association