This post in the National Review is a relevant observation about how any and every incident can be twisted into an arbitrary political symbol. Why did “Bob” die? Pick your enemy and construct a chain of causality for your new martyr!
This list is identical to the one detailing the reasons no one was allowed to see the contents of this bill before it was passed.
Many in the Tammy Army are sure to gain a new respect for the new kid on the New Jersey Congressional contingent. In spite of intense pressure and misinformation from the Leftist trolls and their naive pawns Rep. Tom McArthur of New Jersey's 3rd Congressional district. Personally, I kind of have NJ GOP Rep envy as sadly my congressman Leonard Lance caved to the bullying he got at town halls and was one of the 20 GOP to vote against it. McArthur's story of what his family went through is the perfect counterpoint to Jimmy Kimmel's narrative.
After Trump's election, this Episcopal Church found a swastika, “Heil Trump”, and “Fag Church” painted on the building. A 6-month extensive investigation revealed…the vandalism was done by the church organist, a gay man who said the election of Trump scared him.
By the way, this church is apparently infected by the modern cult of victimhood, in that they left the graffiti up for weeks in order to “start a conversation”.
The organist has been charged with a misdemeanor. That'll show him.
As the world waited for an announcement from Buckingham Palace this morning, I found this long, but very interesting, article of what will happen when the Queen completes her earthly duties.
OK, I will be that guy. I am not heartless, although some may accuse me of that. I have compassion, although some may disagree after this. I am familiar with accessing the California medical system, although I could be wrong. I just don’t think I’m wrong this time.
Conflation is defined as the process or result of fusing items into one entity. Jimmy Kimmel has conflated the issue. He claims that millions in the past had no access to health insurance, babies with congenital heart disease may never get health insurance with that preexisting condition if they lived long enough and asks can we all agree that if your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.
I appreciate Jimmy Kimmel’s situation. No parent should have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. No parent should have to pick between allowing life saving heart surgery for a newborn or allowing the child to die. Having health insurance or not having health insurance should not enter into that decision. However, that choice doesn’t exist in California. That choice doesn’t exist for the Kimmels or any other family living in Los Angeles or East Los Angeles. This type of emergency health care crisis is treated, regardless of ability to pay.
I was privileged to treat pediatric cardiac clients when I was still in California. I recall treating one elementary school aged girl who had a stroke that was eventually attributed to a congenital heart disease. She was able to get physical therapy through California Children’s Services that provided not only physical therapy, but provided access to orthopedic and pediatric medical care, occupational therapy and vendors to provide bracing for her legs, regardless of ability to pay. The genetic nature of this problem was caught early enough that her older sister and younger toddler sister would get on-going cardiac evaluations and eventually heart transplants that would save their lives. I was lucky enough to still be treating my client when her older sister got her transplant. This was all done, regardless of ability to pay. They certainly received better care than they would have received in Central America.
Situations like Jimmy Kimmel’s break my heart. These are the kids I used to treat. With the robust health insurance that I hope he has, he can pick which pediatric specialist he wishes. Even if he has no insurance, his child could still access Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles or UCLA’s pediatric cardiac care services, still be eligible for possible cardiac surgeries in the future and still get on-going California Children’s Services therapies, regardless of ability to pay.
In this instance, any child in California will get health care related to this preexisting condition until he is 21 years old, regardless of health insurance status and regardless of ability to pay. The State of California, in conjunction with federal Medicare funds, has decided to cover this high cost because of the low incidence of this diagnosis.
Tammy is correct in saying that possessing health insurance is not the same as having access to health care. She is also correct in saying that if many of today’s medical issues are a result of lifestyle choices, single payer insurance is a gateway for allowing that single payer, the government, to dictate human behavior or deny coverage. An example would be obesity related diabetes and government mandated diet changes. This has already been tried with school breakfast and lunch diet regulations mandates. Both Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman warned us against socialized medicine. This is the real debate before us.
CNN/YouTube debate, on July 24th, 2007. Obama was asked, “Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?” Obama responded, “I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous.”
Chinese company has offered to buy MoneyGram, a major U.S. electronic funds transfer company. Military personnel use often. Could result in easy theft of U.S. military & civilian information. Purchase has to be approved by feds. Now pending.
Meanwhile back in our solar system one of the great explorations of our generation is coming to an end…
Words fail me. And we had to import this from Portugal?