Los Angeles STD Boom

Los Angeles STD BoomLos Angeles STD Boom — Sexually transmitted diseases are booming in Los Angeles County reports the Los Angeles Times and the blame is being placed on dating apps allowing those so inclined to connect for a quickie.

Rather than encouraging a little restraint, however, the local public health hipsters are pushing “technology” namely STD tests that can be ordered online.

You think those with the diseases really care about not spreading the joy?

In a totally unrelated matter, unhip health officials are reporting that we are on the verge of an “antibiotic apocalypse”. A new class of antibiotics has not been discovered since the 1980s and the existing stuff is rapidly losing its effectiveness due to overuse.

When antibiotics no longer work, things we take as routine such as appendectomies and hip replacements become rather dangerous.

Los Angeles STD Boom

Honest Medical Bill

This off the internet image of an honest medical bill comes courtesy of Cathy Martin who appears to have gotten it from Mint Press News. Our critique would be that the advertising costs are inflated while the lobbying, campaign gifts and CEO bonus are drastically deflated.This off the internet image of an honest medical bill comes courtesy of Cathy Martin who appears to have gotten it from Mint Press News.

Our critique would be that the advertising costs are inflated while the lobbying, campaign gifts and CEO bonus are drastically deflated.

An Honest Medical Bill is this morning’s Off the internet.

Obamacare Law? LOL

So the Supreme Court, yesterday, June 25, found by a 6-3 vote that when Congress said that  Obamacare subsidies could only be obtained via state exchanges they were just goofing. Forget the turmoil and compromises (and blatant dishonesty) when the law was passed– something that should  be everybody’s memory,  Congress put in  that clause because they were goofing. Obamacare Law? LOL

At least in the view of six Supreme Court judges — including “conservatives” John Roberts and  Anthony Kennedy.

Americans have to wake up to the reality that the nation’s political division is not between Democrats Republicans but between those who want power and wealth and those who want to live in peace with their neighbor.

Let’s not forget that corporate America was and remains a strong supporter of Obamacare.

Obamacare Law? LOL

Rand Paul Subpoena Vote

The details are in concerning Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky) visit to Philly.  It’s 11 a.m. May 18, at Independence Seaport Museum. It’s part of the WPHT Speaker Series and it will be hosted by Dom Giordano. The cost is $45. Rand Paul Subpoena Vote

Paul is seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 2016 and the topic is his book  Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America.

Hopefully, however, he will be queried on the allegations made by National Review that he stifled a subpoena for the application Congress made to the District of Columbia’s health exchange to beat the Obamacare penalties.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) insisted during the debate over Obamacare that lawmakers and staff join one of the health-care exchanges set up under the bill. This meant giving up government subsidies of between $5,000 and $10,000 per person.

Did it happen? LOL. After a secret meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, President Obama agreed to allow Congress to file as a small business. The law defines a small business as having no more than 50 employees. Congress employes tens of thousands.

An application was made declaring Congress to be a small business employing just 45 people and our public servants got to keep their Cadillac health-care plans.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who chairs the Senate Small Business Committee,  wanted to find out who in Congress pushed this claim and sought to file a subpoena against the D.C. health exchange for the full application.

All nine Dems on the Small Business Committee were against it, hence Vitter needed the support of all 10 Republicans.

Only five did and none of them was Paul. The other guilty parties were Mike Enzi (R-Wy), James Risch, (R-ID),  Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska).

Just one of those things that should make one go hmmm. Paul has said that his vote was because he wants a Constitutional amendment to prohibit Congress from passing laws that exempts themselves, according to N.R.

So what’s that got to do with opposing the subpoena? And that’s another thing that makes one go hmmm. Hopefully, that lame answer does not let Paul off the hook.

Rand Paul Subpoena Vote

Determinators To Air Tonight

‘The Determinators’, a chilling film that reveals the dark side of a fully implemented Obamacare will be aired 7 tonight by the West Chester Tea Party on the second floor of the East Goshen Township Building, 1580, Paoli Pike, West Chester, Pa., 19380.

If you can’t make it you can watch it here:

Determinators To Air Tonight
 Determinators To Air Tonight

Hat tip Delaware County Patriots

Turkey Takes Obamacare Credit

Matthew Smith has sent us a link to this article in which jihadist Turkish President  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan takes credit for Obamacare.  Turkey Takes Obamacare Credit

He said advised Barack Obama to undertake healthcare reforms in the United States following a request by American tourists but Obama “could only solve the issue partly” due to “a negative reflex.”

We can believe it. Jihadist aren’t known for their love of America.

Obama did call Erdoğan to congratulate him upon his re-election. He does that sort of thing for his friends.

Turkey Takes Obamacare Credit. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says it was his idea

Colorado Cancels 190K Insurance Policies

Bridget Johnson of PJMedia.com reports that the Colorado Division of Insurance is cancelling 190,000 health plans that don’t comply with Obamacare regulations. Colorado Cancels 190K Insurance Policies

Colorado voted for Obama twice. It was the hip thing to do.

Remember “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan”?

Hey Colorado, you want to buy the Eiffel Tower?

Colorado Cancels 190K Insurance Policies

Anti-Vaxxer Not Here

By Bill Lawrence

To eliminate all confusion, I’ll spell it out that I’m not an anti-vaxxer. Anti-Vaxxer Not Here

I think vaccinations are a good thing. I have been vaccinated up the kazoo all my life. I’ve never worried about polio or smallpox or the whooping cough. If I cut myself on a rusty car part, I hope my tetanus shot is up to date.

Anti-vaxxers, mull this around: What’s preferable, a foreign substance entering your body via the broken end of a rusty muffler  or  via a sterile needle?

Just the same, if a family wants to live a vaccine-free lifestyle, I support and defend their right to do so. The catch is that I also support and defend the rights of organizations to require vaccinations to participate in them. In fact, I think public schools should require vaccinations. Certain businesses  such as medical facilities where contact with at-risk populations is to be expected should require vaccinations.

The way to make everybody happy is to provide alternatives to those who want independent lifestyles. Examples would be cyber-schools and subsidized homeschooling for anti-vaxxer families.

Regarding conspiracies, I live in Lyme disease ground zero. A while back, I asked my doctor for the since-discontinued vaccine. He talked me out of it saying he was only recommending it for those doing outdoor labor. In other words, the risk/benefit health issues was being taken seriously by the professionals. There was no push to get me to take this substance. There is no conspiracy.

Anti-Vaxxer Not Here

 

Telemedicine Common And Growing

Telemedicine, which is defined by the American Telemedicine Association as the use of medical information exchanged . . . via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status  was practiced by 33 percent of US healthcare practitioners according to an October survey with another 29 percent planning on doing so, according to eMarketer.com. Telemedicine Common And Growing
The ATA estimates that 500,000 patients saw a doctor via webcam in 2014.
Telemedicine Common And Growing

Anti-Vaxxers Take Issue

Chris Freind’s column Vaccination Mandates Are Necessary is getting  negative feedback on Twitter.  Young robot redhead trying to be creative?  That’s cold.  Anti-Vaxxers Take Issue

Anyway, a friend has sent us the other side regarding why vaccinations should not be mandated.

Many may  think something calling itself Off The Grid News should be an object of mirth rather than be taken seriously but it is a huge mistake to dismiss it and similar sites, and fail to discount their influence.

The anti-vaxxer movement should be proof enough of that.

Regarding vaccinations, the principles that should be followed are freedom, honesty and information not force, intimidation and mocking.

It is quite appropriate for a hospital to require its workers to be vaccinated. If one wishes not to be vaccinated one has the freedom not to work there.

It is also appropriate for a public school to require its pupils be vaccinated — providing opportunities are provided for children whose parents wish them not to be. Cyber-charter schools — and they exist in Pennsylvania — would be one example. Property tax exemptions for parents who home school their children works as well. And funding via vouchers for like-minded parents who want to have communal schools without a vaccination mandate also solves the problem.

It should be noted that not mandating vaccinations is not banning them. If people trust the information they get they will act on it. The Amish are noted for their suspicions of modern ways. Did you know that most of the Amish population –63 percent — is vaccinated?

Anti-Vaxxers Take Issue