Healthcare

WSJ Report: Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

WSJ Report: Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google is facing a federal investigation after a report that revealed the tech giant was working on a project to collect health data on millions of Americans. Google partnered with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., in an effort to create software using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze patient information and give people recommendations to improve their health as part of a not-so-secret project titled ...
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Federal judge strikes down rule allowing clinicians to object to abortions for moral or religious reasons

Federal judge strikes down rule allowing clinicians to object to abortions for moral or religious reasons

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that would have allowed health care clinicians to refuse to provide abortions for moral or religious reasons. U.S. District Judge of the Southern District of New York rejected the federal rule after women's groups, health organizations and multiple states sued the Department of Health and Human Services, arguing the exemptions were ...
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Report: New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

Report: New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

Big Pharma’s business model is working great…for them.  They are racking in billions getting people hooked on their drugs and then hiking the prices up 667% in some cases. According to ARS Technica, new drug-pricing data is showing massive and stunning hikes. One drug’s price has risen by a whopping 667%. This price hike is well over the cost of inflation.  By law, drug makers are ...
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A New Study Discovers Two-Thirds Of All Bankruptcies In The United States Are Primarily Caused By Medical Bills

A New Study Discovers Two-Thirds Of All Bankruptcies In The United States Are Primarily Caused By Medical Bills

Our health insurance system is theoretically supposed to prevent Americans from going bankrupt when they are hit by huge medical bills.  But in case after case, that is simply not happening. Even though more Americans are “covered by health insurance” than ever before, a new study has found that “about 530,000 families each year are financially ruined by medical bills and sicknesses”, and most of those ...
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President Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech

President Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech

Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we ...
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U.S. Office of Management and Budget Report: In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government

U.S. Office of Management and Budget Report: In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government

(by Veronique de Rugy via The American Institute for Economic Research) In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government, according to a recent report. That number sums all the improper payments by what the government calls high-priority programs. They are programs with improper-payments estimates exceeding $2 billion annually. If it makes your head spin, it should. Always the optimist, I have tried hard to ...
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President Trump Chooses Brett Kavanaugh for Next Supreme Court Justice

President Trump Chooses Brett Kavanaugh for Next Supreme Court Justice

President Trump announced he’s nominating appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, as Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to step down. Kavanaugh, 53, who serves on the DC court of appeals, was high up on the list of possible choices for the president, and has been criticized from both sides of the aisle. Kavanaugh worked for both Bush presidents, and former Virginia attorney ...
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Trump Signs Executive Order to Loosen Obamacare Grip

Trump Signs Executive Order to Loosen Obamacare Grip

President Donald Trump announced executive changes to Obamacare, signing an executive order to open up the health insurance market. The president said he wanted to increase healthcare options for Americans to experience Obamacare relief — even after Senate Republicans failed to deliver on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. “This will cost the United States government virtually nothing and will provide people great, great health care,” Trump ...
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Medical Tyranny: New CDC Rule to Detain and Forcefully Vaccinate or Medicate Anyone

Medical Tyranny: New CDC Rule to Detain and Forcefully Vaccinate or Medicate Anyone

—Understand the implications of new CDC rules, if you want to know where the medical dictatorship is heading. Arbitrary apprehension of citizens, detainment, forced medical treatment, vaccination. Let me paint a scenario: You live in a polluted city, so you have a low-level cough. On your flight to another state, the cough becomes worse because the air in the plane cabin is foul. Unknown to you, ...
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Supreme Court Once Again Saves ObamaCare by Rewriting It

Supreme Court Once Again Saves ObamaCare by Rewriting It

“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, using the acronym for the court, declared Thursday as a majority of his colleagues once more rewrote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to save it. In the case of King v. Burwell, the court ruled 6-3 that the plain language of the ACA means something entirely different. Although the law specifically states that refundable tax ...
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