At the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Global Grand Challenges Summit in London last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said malaria research “gets virtually no funding” because of flawed capitalism.
An investigative report released last week helped to shed some light on an issue that is plaguing America's veterans. According to the report, 1,700 veterans waiting to see a doctor at a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital were in fact missing from an official waiting last. The report also revealed that the Veterans Affiars Department is short by 400 doctors. But the National Journal reported that the shortage of doctors is not merely limited to the VA.
A new IRS rule prohibits large employers from canceling their plans and dumping their employees onto the ObamaCare exchanges.
The May 28 release of a scathing Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General report on dishonest scheduling practices at the VA clinics in the Phoenix, Arizona, area has produced calls for — and reports of — investigations for criminal prosecution of the rogue officials who wrote the fraudulent reports.
While Americans are already experiencing a rise in their health insurance premiums because of ObamaCare, it seems taxpayers may also see an increase in their taxes as a result of the costliness of Medicaid — also attributable to the new healthcare law.
The emerging cover-up of long waiting periods for care at Veterans Administration hospitals has burgeoned into national news in recent weeks, with “secret waiting lists” being exposed in half a dozen or more locations and President Obama calling for an inspector-general inquiry into the matter.
Most Americans drink fluoride every day as part of what critics refer to as an involuntary mass-medication program. Organized dentistry argues that it is good for children’s teeth. However, according to a recent report in The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the industrial chemical added to water supplies across much of the United States is actually a dangerous developmental neurotoxicant.
On Friday, the Obama administration issued a new rule that will likely lead the government to give billions of taxpayer dollars to health insurance companies involved in the ObamaCare health exchanges. The rule is part of an effort by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address fears that under ObamaCare, insurance companies will suffer huge losses because the cost for care of the high numbers of sick enrollees will not be offset by payments from healthy enrollees — because not enough healthy enrollees are signing up for ObamaCare.
Several state ObamaCare websites, which have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, are in trouble and may be scrapped.
If the healthcare system in England is any indication of what the American healthcare system will become, then the American people should brace themselves. According to an analysis of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 47 million GP appointments in 2013 involved a wait of at least one week. That is an increase of seven million from 2012, indicating a trend that would mean that by 2015, 57 million appointments will involve an extended wait.