Gawker writer mocks Portland for rejecting fluoride in water supply. Because the residents of Potland have decided to give people a choice on their personal use of this chemical, apparently this guy thinks they are worth of mockery.Read more »
When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.Read more »
Medbox’s core product resembles a Redbox DVD dispenser, only it’s black, refrigerated, and armored.....Read more »
Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, StaggerRead more »
Fantastic article exposing one of the major reasons medical bills are so high [Hint: Government regulation forcing insurance companies and doctors to price services based on arbitrary Medicare prices].
[PDF Archive of Time magazine article, since original is behind paywall]Read more »
US birth rate hits historic low
The result of a recent study just released by the US Centers for Disease Control suggests that the number of births coming out of the United States is at an all-time low.Read more »
(CNSNews.com) – In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.Read more »
The series of events started after a patient at the hospital left without permission in mid December. Police were called to help locate the patient and several days later, a man with the same description of the escapee was brought back to Graylands by police where he was wrongly identified by hospital staff as the runaway patient. The man was subsequently given a batch of antipsychotic drugs but it caused an adverse reaction and he was treated overnight in hospital. The “real” missing patient eventually returned to Graylands.Read more »
Drug addiction in China is highly stigmatized. And now, some doctors are trying to cure it with a radical procedure known as as a "stereotactic ablation." More simply, it's the practice of destroying parts of the brain's "pleasure centers" (the nucleus accumbens) in heroin addicts and alcoholics as a way to stop drug cravings. At the same time, however, damage to this region could also impair a person's ability to experience natural longings and other emotions, including joy.Read more »
"Not everyone who supports universal healthcare supports government healthcare, and not everyone who opposes government healthcare opposes universal healthcare." | C4SS.orgRead more »
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