My brother Brian did a courageous thing several years ago. He didn’t like selling insurance and decided to change his career path. He went back to school and got a degree in nursing, which fits his personality much better than selling insurance. He is good with people, he doesn’t mind blood and he has a scientific mind.
The Hill's Briefing Room blog included a story about an important poll that shows 60 percent of Americans, including 57 percent of independents and even 33 percent of Republicans, back the public option.
This is an important poll. It was conducted by Thompson Reuters, a highly reputable and nonpartisan media organization. It included a sample of 2,999 people, much larger than average, with a margin of error of only 1.8 percent, much smaller than average.
The Hill's A.B. Stoddard answers a viewer question about cutting costs in the healthcare bill and the potential for rationed care if the bill is passed.
President Obama's national healthcare bill mandates that employers must provide health coverage to all employees. This proposal would seemingly include coverage for tens of millions of illegal immigrants.
This is an outrage. There are close to 60 million illegal immigrants in this country. Effectively forcing Americans to subsidize cradle-to-grave healthcare costs for these people would cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars annually, while further incentivizing illegal immigration.
By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Previously, we reported to you that our national polling showed that the under-30 voters were the strongest supporters of the Obama healthcare initiative. While seniors opposed it by almost 2-to-1 and voters 30-64 opposed it by five- to 10-point margins, the under-30 voters backed his program by 58-30.
With all the reports coming out that recommend we scale back on life-saving medical exams there is one we might soon see from still another group of experts.
This one concerns depression. It concludes that diagnosis, medication and counseling won’t work anyway, so why bother trying? After all, the best we can expect from dealing with negative feelings are false positives.
The recent decision of the federal government to recommend that women abstain from annual mammograms illustrates well exactly how ObamaCare would force a deterioration in the quality of medical care, particularly for the elderly.
The panel evaluating the effectiveness of mammograms did not find that they don’t work or that they do not save lives. Rather, it found that the lives they save are not “worth” the cost of annual testing. This bureaucratic balancing of human life and financial cost lies at the core of the government-managed healthcare in the Obama bill.
The Hill's A.B. Stoddard answers viewer queries about some of the unanswered questions regarding healthcare reform and looks at how, in some districts, lobbyists are taking the place of congressmen.