President Barack Obama granted himself more broad powers late last week when he declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, announcing the decision over the weekend to a chorus of ridicule and fiery criticism.
A major healthcare study by Thomson-Reuters has concluded that the United States wastes between $600 billion and $850 billion on healthcare annually, a third of all healthcare costs. Perhaps more importantly, the study essentially concluded that President Obama is looking in the wrong directions for eliminating major sources of waste in his reform efforts.
President Barack Obama had been in office for less than two weeks prior to the arrival of a fateful day: February 1, 2009. That day held little of historic note for most Americans save that they needed to turn the page on their calendars.
A rule that would have forced half of a million healthcare workers in the state of New York to be vaccinated for seasonal and swine influenzas was suspended on October 22 following a series of protests, lawsuits, a restraining order, and an alleged shortage of supplies.
Oath Keepers is a nationwide association of currently serving members of the armed forces, national guard units, police officers, and veterans of the same that have recently united with the declared purpose of unequivocally and without fear or favor staying true to the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America "against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
Public health officials in Florida are silently drawing up guidelines that call for “rationed” medical care, admission denials, and even withdrawing essential care from certain patients in the event of a serious spread of influenza, documents show.
A Cure Worse Than the Disease: Obama Care Won’t Cut Costs, But May Cut Quality is the title of an October 22 report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The report spots several flaws in the Senate Finance Committee’s version of healthcare reform legislation.
The refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal by the state of Virginia may result in more deaths caused by drunk drivers, Chief Justice John Roberts warned on October 20. Roberts, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, issued a strongly worded dissent from the court's decision not to hear an appeal of a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that Roberts said gives drunk drivers "one free swerve" before a police officer may make an investigative stop.