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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us [Time Magazine]

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]

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How Vaccines Have Changed Our World In One Graphic

Posted February 19th, 2013 by iamodd999
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Here is a graphic that shows positive side of vaccines, just to keep the argument balanced. Often times the rare negative reactions seem to overshadow what good is done.
The data in this graphic come from the web site of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, but a graphic designer in Purchase, N.Y., named Leon Farrant has created a graphic that drives home what the data mean.

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Universal health care does not mean government health care.

Posted December 23rd, 2012 by LibertarianSoup
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"Not everyone who supports universal healthcare supports government healthcare, and not everyone who opposes government healthcare opposes universal healthcare." | C4SS.org

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Insurance Abuse? Anti-Venom Cost ER Patient $40k in US, $100 in Mexico

Posted September 5th, 2012 by TaxedOut
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Arizona Hospital Charges Woman $83,000 To Treat Scorpion Sting which includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose that is sold for $100 per dose in Mexican pharmacies. Now explain to me again that why health care costs are rising?

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Scott Olsen Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit

Scott Olsen, U.S. Vet Who Nearly Lost Life at Occupy Protest, Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit - We’re joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last year. Olsen returned four of his medals at Sunday’s antiwar march.

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Sewer Taxes

Posted March 21st, 2012 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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If you flush it....we will tax you....even if you have a septic system.

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Abortion Causes Breast Cancer

Posted March 15th, 2012 by clayt0njknight
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The URL says it all. lawmakers have made law that "abortion causes breast cancer, doctors must warn all patients of this and make them wait 24 hours to get an abortion." I am firmly against abortion, but THIS somehow seems just as bad.

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Debtor's Prison?

Posted December 15th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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A woman is pulled over in a traffic stop only to find out there is a warrant for her arrest because she is unable to pay a medical bill....Read more here:

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How Many More of these Unsafe Drugs Will Become Mandatory?

Posted November 5th, 2011 by Dstewart
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How Many More of these "Unavoidably Unsafe" Drugs Will Become Mandatory?

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Surgery with a butter knife

Posted July 27th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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A California man attempts hernia surgery with a butter knife.

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