We’ll wager that, unless you happen to be a practicing bioethicist, you’d never heard of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel six weeks ago. But now Emanuel, the director of the Department of [...]
Q: Does Ezekiel Emanuel advocate sacrificing medical care for senior citizens and disabled youths for the good of society?
A: No. Critics of health care legislation are distorting the meaning of Emanuel’s academic writings on medical ethics. And Emanuel tells us, "I am not advocating this."
So much for a slow news month. August feels like campaign season, with claims on health care coming at us daily. Does the House bill call for mandatory counseling on how to end seniors’ lives sooner? Absolutely not. Will the government be dictating to doctors how to treat their patients? No. Do the bills propose …
In 2008, 6.5 percent of the U.S. population failed to obtain needed medical care due to cost at some time during the year. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]
Q: Will the House’s proposed health care plan outlaw private insurance?
A: No. Those who are claiming that the plan would get rid of private insurance or make it illegal are misinterpreting the bill.
For 2009, there are a reported 1,544 pharmaceutical and health products company lobbyists. Source: Center for Responsive Politics
The Federal Employee Health Benefits program, which contracts with 111 health plans and offers 269 health plan options, covers approximately 8 million federal employees, retirees and their dependents. Source: Office [...]
At his town hall event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, President Obama went too far in claiming the support of AARP: Obama: We have the AARP on board because they know [...]
Playing off Discovery Channel’s much-watched Shark Week, MoveOn.org Political Action launched a video likening health insurance companies to these predators of the sea. ⬐ Click to expand/collapse the full transcript [...]
At a nationally televised "town hall meeting" in Portsmouth, N.H., today, President Obama repeated a claim about health care that we’ve disputed in the past. Obama: So we want – if I’m [...]