(NaturalNews) According to live tweets and images sent from ophthalmologist Dr. Kris Held, nearly all doctors had walked out in protest and disgust of Obamacare implementation talks at a prominent national health care meeting. Typically, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Government Relations session is a well attended, formal business conference where brilliant minds in medicine convene. This year was a different story. With talks of Obamacare implementation [...]
by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,
Lowering interest rate and making credit abundant doesn’t make employers hire more workers.
The Federal Reserve’s policy of targeting unemployment is based on a curious faith that low interest rates and lots of liquidity sloshing around the bank system with magically lead employers to hire more workers. I say this is a curious faith because it makes no sense. In effect, the Fed policy is based on the [...]
Against a deflationary environment of austerity-driven wage and pension cuts combined with rising unemployment; food, commodity, and fuel prices continue to surge in Greece. The government has taken an unusual step – allowing the sale of expired food at lower prices. As Voz Populi reports, this act means the government has ‘virtually admitted their inability to control prices” as the worst aspects of stagflation crush the Hellenic Republic. The regulation (allowing [...]
A new federal investigation into Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances alleges the Illinois congressman misused campaign funds to redecorate the inside of his Washington D.C. home.
Three weeks before the election, the feds also are looking into whether Jackson Jr. used money from his House spending account to pay for the home decor, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Jackson family briefly put the D.C. home on the market last month [...]
The UK government must make deeper cuts or raise more money in the future to keep public finances in check, the Office for Budget Responsibility says.
In its annual look at the government’s finances, the OBR says in 2017-18 public spending needs to be cut by another £17bn or the same amount raised in taxes to stop debt ballooning.
The OBR says this change would bring total debt back to 40% [...]
By Farid Khavari
Healthcare costs are skyrocketing out of control, outpacing inflation at an ever-accelerating rate. Unless this trend is reversed, our obsolete healthcare system will destroy our economy and make healthcare less available in the bargain.
In other words, no healthcare system of any kind can survive unless we can control the rising cost. To bring cost under control, we must take a series of precision and effective, cost-cutting steps to [...]
A controversial plan that would put smokers out of work in Fort Worth, Texas, has been officially snuffed out.
The City Council has decided against the proposal to require all hires to leave their cigarettes behind.
Instead, they’re now looking to curb the city’s habit by creating smoke-free perimeters and increasing health insurance premiums.
The suggestion to not hire smokers came from Mayor Betsy Price’s Big Idea Challenge, which encouraged city employees to [...]
In a wonderfully succinct clip, Professor Antony Davies addresses the oft-cited perspective that Government has a debt problem. While correct in fact, he examines the data and summarily notes that debt is caused by deficits leaving the question of what’s to blame - too much spending or too little tax revenues? The dramatic rise in spending per-capita by the government is exponentially larger than the rise in price levels over the last [...]
(Reuters) – More than half of local and state employees continue to work under pay freezes, while others are accelerating theirretirements or facing the prospects of layoffs as the effects of the recession linger on the public sector, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
The survey of members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Personnel Executives, found public employees also worry about their image.
Some 73 percent of [...]
The True Cost of Healthcare
A View of Healthcare Costs from the Inside
By David belk MD
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-Almost all prices in health care are hidden from both doctors and patients. Any cost that’s hidden or confusing is easy to inflate.
2. Medications: What Your Pharmacist Won’t Tell You
-Most generic prescription medications aren’t 50% or 75% less expensive that their brand named equivalents, they are [...]