Today, Dr. Donnica Moore was on The View and the topic was preventing bone loss in women.  One of the ladies asked her about the recommendation that women should get a bone scan at age 30 as a baseline, since bone loss can start that early.
She replied that she agrees with that recommendation, but with [...]

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No, I did not watch the infomercial for Obama’s health care reform, but I have been wanting to say this.
According to President Obama,
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period.”
Last night, [...]

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Charity on June 12th, 2009

Green Mountain Daily has a post this morning about the upcoming health care reform battles.  It, of course, misrepresents the opposition to the “public option” because how else can the left win a debate on any issue other than mischaracterizing the opposition?  (You’ve gotta give them credit for being proactive, though.)
A “public option” would be [...]

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Charity on May 7th, 2009

I haven’t been blogging much the past week because I have some kind of weird joint flare-up in my right hand and it hurts a lot after I have been on the computer for any length of time, even a few minutes.
It’s kind of freeing to be out of the loop on political news, though.  [...]

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According to an article in the Business section of the Burlington Free Press today, members of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility called on the legislature to shift the cost of health care to the government and away from them (the business).
The article opens with the sob story moving account of one factory in Northfield that [...]

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Charity on October 12th, 2007

Now JD wants to know, “how is a system that puts profits over health somehow a better choice?”
Okay, I am no economist, but here is a simplified explanation of why a for-profit entity is better than a government subsidized entity.
Where do profits come from? Profits are made when consumers purchase your product or service. [...]

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Charity on October 11th, 2007

Five Before Chaos blogger (and GMD front pager) JD Ryan wants to know: Where is this compelling evidence that somehow the private sector (motivated by nothing by profit) always does things better than the public sector?
While looking up some information on a completely unrelated topic, I happened across this article (link opens a PDF) written [...]

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Charity on October 9th, 2007

I have been meaning to do a post about the SCHIP veto. I even have one in draft, but I have been hit with a second cold and this one has kept me off the computer most of the day lately.
I did, however, get a chance to stop by Green Mountain Daily to see [...]

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Charity on September 18th, 2007

I finally got a chance to sit down and read Hillary Clinton’s new health care plan. I have a lot to say about it, so let’s get right down to it.
As evidenced by the statement I quoted yesterday, Sen. Clinton is still recovering from the wounds she received the first time she unveiled her [...]

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Charity on September 17th, 2007

So, today Hillary Clinton unveiled her health care plan. I can’t wait to get into this, but right now I have a date to watch Curious George on PBS with the cutest and smartest 4-year-old in the world, so I’ll leave you with this:
“I know my Republican opponents will try to equate health care [...]

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