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    The Royal Baby and Class-Based Health Care

    On Monday, Duchess Kate gave birth to royal baby Prince George in a private suite in the posh Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital for a cool $9,600 a night. And while we’re sure the duchess received excellent (private) health care, for ordinary Britons enrolled in the public National Health … More

    United Nations Defends North Korean Health Care System

    North Korea came under criticism from Amnesty International last week for the dismal state of the country’s health care system. While North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) has a well-earned reputation for disregarding the interests of its people – malnutrition is common and many of the … More

    Morning Bell: The Rationer-in-Chief

    When Linda O’Boyle was diagnosed with bowel cancer, her doctors told her she could boost her chances of survival by adding the drug cetuximab to her regimen. But the rationing body for Britain’s National Health Service, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), had previously ruled that the … More

    Video: Undercover in Canadian Health Care

    This Pajamas TV video is on the longer side, but it’s a must-see for those following the health care debate. Watch as Steven Crowder goes undercover deep inside the Canadian socialized health care bureaucracy. He comes out relatively unscathed, though completely untreated for what he went in for. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw[/youtube]

    Obama Walks Back Promise On Keeping Your Private Insurance

    Less than 24 hours after Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner questioned the veracity of President Obama’s persistent claim that, under his health care proposals, “if you like your insurance package you can keep it”, the White House has begun to walk the President’s claim back. Turns out he didn’t really … More

    The Crushing Costs of Addressing the Crushing Cost of Health Care

    President Obama vows to “address the crushing cost of health care” by, among other things, “invest[ing] in electronic health records and new technology that will reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy, and save lives.” Sounds great. Let’s take a quick trip across the Atlantic to see how that’s worked … More

    There's Socialized Medicine Buried in Obama's Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

    Dr. Steven West, president of the Florida Medical Association, notes that the economic stimulus bill contains a down payment on President Barack Obama’s plans for socialized medicine: As Congress rushes its economic stimulus plan to the desk of President Obama, its grand vision of health reform has been secretly buried … More

    Medicaid Surprises in Stimulus

    The Senateneeds to take its time with Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan. There are jut too many permanent government expansions tucked away inside this bill, especially on the health care front, including these four: Surprise #1—Congress as a predatory lender. Surprise #2—Former C.E.O.s and out of work politicians could Qualify … More

    Morning Bell: The Pelosi-Obama-Reid Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

    Last Friday we warned you about some family planning provisions tucked away in the House stimulus bill.  Some conservative lawmakers then took up the issue on the Sunday shows, and the provisions quickly became a symbol of how completely unrelated to “economic stimulus” the House bill really is.  Being the … More

    The Magical Properties of Socialized Medicine

    Blogging for the AFL-CIO, Mike Hall extols the benefits of socialized medicine, including: (1) lower heath care costs, and (2) higher health care costs. Here’s how he puts it: The incoming Obama administration is developing a comprehensive plan to address a broad range of health care concerns. The AFL-CIO has … More