Category Archives: Healthcare

Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital

A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation – at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.

Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust – the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.

He said: ‘I don’t really know why she died. I did not get a reason from the hospital. We all want to know for closure. She got weaker and weaker as she waited and operations were put off.’

Mr Hutchon, of Great Baddow, Essex, said his wife, 72, had initially undergone major stomach surgery last June but the follow up procedures were repeatedly abandoned.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371861/NHS-director-dies-operation-cancelled-times-hospital.html

CBO Misses Its Obamacare Projection by 24 Million People

Three years ago, on the eve of Obamacare’s implementation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that President Obama’s centerpiece legislation would result in an average of 201 million people having private health insurance in any given month of 2016. Now that 2016 is here, the CBO says that just 177 million people, on average, will have private health insurance in any given month of this year—a shortfall of 24 million people.

Indeed, based on the CBO’s own numbers, it seems possible that Obamacare has actually reduced the number of people with private health insurance. In 2013, the CBO projected that, without Obamacare, 186 million people would be covered by private health insurance in 2016—160 million on employer-based plans, 26 million on individually purchased plans. The CBO now says that, with Obamacare, 177 million people will be covered by private health insurance in 2016—155 million on employer-based plans, 12 million on plans bought through Obamacare’s government-run exchanges, and 9 million on other individually purchased plans (plus a rounding error of 1 million).

In other words, it would appear that a net 9 million people have lost their private health plans, thanks to Obamacare—with a net 5 million people having lost employer-based plans and a net 4 million people having lost individually purchased plans.

None of this is to say that fewer people have “coverage” under Obamacare—it’s just not private coverage. In 2013, the CBO projected that 34 million people would be on Medicaid or CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) in 2016. The CBO now says that 68 million people will be on Medicaid or CHIP in 2016—double its earlier estimate. It turns out that Obamacare is pretty much a giant Medicaid expansion.

To be clear, the CBO—which has very generously labeled Obamacare’s direct subsidies to insurance companies as “tax credits,” even though sending money to insurers doesn’t lower anyone’s taxes—isn’t openly declaring that Obamacare has reduced the number of people with private health insurance or that it has doubled the number of people on Medicaid or CHIP. Rather, the CBO maintains that Obamacare has actually increased the number of people with private health insurance by 9 million and has increased the number of people on Medicaid or CHIP by (just) 13 million. But it would seem that the only reason the CBO can make these claims is that it has moved the goalposts.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/2001732

flu CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year’s vaccine doesn’t work!

The following video from Gary Franchi of NextNewsNetwork reveals the shocking admission by the CDC that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t work.

As this story has gone extremely viral, I’ve also added these additional links to other news stories that report on the CDC’s admission that this year’s flu shot contains the wrong strain:

Huffington Post: “Flu Vaccine Doesn’t Protect Against This Season’s Most Dominant Strain”

The Seattle Times: “Vaccine problems may signal rocky flu season” – “New evidence shows that FluMist and seasonal shots likely won’t protect very well against this year’s flu viruses…”

ABC News: “Flu vaccine may not be effective for this year’s strains, CDC says”

Freedom Outpost: “CDC Health Advisory: Get Your Flu Shot. It “Might” Work This Year. Sort Of”

Also see this astonishing video from Dr. Mark Geier, former scientist at the NIH, a PhD in genetics, a professor at John Hopkins University and more:

http://www.naturalnews.com/047890_flu_vaccines_CDC_apology_medical_fraud.html#

Rep. Trey Gowdy questions Jonathan Gruber about Obamacare

I want to show this to all my liberal friends from Iowa who elevated the moral righteousness of Obamacare to religious level. Now they’re busy doing the same with environmentalism and white privilege.

In the words of post-modernist philosopher Richard Rorty: “I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn’t care much about our past sins.”

http://www.c-span.org/video/?323115-1/hearing-jonathan-gruber-marilyn-tavenner-health-care-enrollment

We need to punish lying with organized violence.