Cecile’s Legacy

The Twitterverse murmured #ThankYouCecile the other day to mark the end of Cecile Richards's tenure leading the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Hats off to the Babylon Bee for skewering that bit of social media hashtagging: "Woman Celebrated for Killing 3.5 Million People." That satirical bull's eye came just a few days after another one from … Continue reading Cecile’s Legacy

Acknowledge the GOP promotes big government policies and we can still be friends

The House just sent the American Health Care Act to the Senate. From there, it'll face a tougher fight through Senate revisions before reaching the President's desk. For the the first time in seven years, the prospects of repealing Obamacare are actually pretty high. Republicans around the nation are cheering. Democrats are spinning it as a call to retake … Continue reading Acknowledge the GOP promotes big government policies and we can still be friends

Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

There are plenty of plans to repeal, replace, tweak, fix, improve, dismantle, and otherwise make changes to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. I'm going to keep this short for the sake of simplicity because the answer isn't hard. Repeal it. What you do after that will work out just fine. Some will … Continue reading Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

Screwtape Applauds Sr Jane Marie Klein

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. Matthew 10:32-33 You know there are very few things more depressing when on a pilgrimage to the grave of a nun who built an organization proclaiming the truth of … Continue reading Screwtape Applauds Sr Jane Marie Klein

Natural Maintenance

by baldilocks Being blessed with great health and energy for almost all of my life, I found it disconcerting when I began to get tired at strange times in the day—like 1PM. The cure? Vitamin C and lots of it. An orange, a half of a grapefruit, the juice of a small lemon and a … Continue reading Natural Maintenance

We are autism parents, and there is hope

By Timothy & Jean Imholt   We are autism parents. Autism itself was the subject of television commercials until our son, Emmit, was diagnosed at two years old. The mere mention of the word brought on fear, doubt, distress, anger, guilt, and denial all at the same time! In retrospect this was understandable given that … Continue reading We are autism parents, and there is hope

The still broken Healthcare Exchange – More Bugs than an NSA target

by Timothy Imholt For anyone who has read my blog posts you know I have opinions that really don’t fit with either of the two major political parties. I sit in a zone that is forgotten about largely called the common sense zone, and there is no place for that in government. I have the … Continue reading The still broken Healthcare Exchange – More Bugs than an NSA target

Democrats reject Obamacare repeal SEIU cheers from Waverland

The Hill notices that the SEIU is saying one thing The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is lobbying hard against the amendment offered by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to repeal the healthcare reform law. SEIU has sent e-mails to Senate offices urging lawmakers to vote against the proposal to unwind President Obama’s signature … Continue reading Democrats reject Obamacare repeal SEIU cheers from Waverland

One can debate the rights and wrongs of various things…

...but the one thing you don't do is mess with the blood supply: A government health committee Friday recommended not changing the ban on gay men donating blood but also called for new research on alternative policies, citing flaws in the current rules. Gay men have been prohibited from giving blood since 1985. But momentum … Continue reading One can debate the rights and wrongs of various things…

One more thought on rationing of services…

...for those who are so keen to do so for the elderly, a quick question: There is a story about how a sixteen year old sailor who is trying to sail around the world. There was a scare that she might be lost at sea: A 16-year-old US sailor who went missing while sailing solo … Continue reading One more thought on rationing of services…

If you wonder why pro-life forces fight so hard…

...it is because of stories like this: A fifth of nurses interviewed by researchers admitted that they had been involved in the euthanasia of a patient based on the "assumption" they would want to die. Nearly half of the nurses - 120 of 248 - admitted they had taken part in "terminations without request or … Continue reading If you wonder why pro-life forces fight so hard…

My healthcare Plan

As you might guess my primary plan is to of course do nothing, but if that idea is to be rejected then there are two very easy plans: B and C. Plan B: Expand Medicare to the uninsured. All people without insurance are given Medicare coverage via a checkbox on their tax forms. The advantage … Continue reading My healthcare Plan