The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust announced that it has net assets of $58.8 billion and total benefit obligations of $79 billion--putting it $20.2 billion in the hole. Trust officials anticipate that will result in higher costs for UAW retirees. I smell another Obama bailout!
Friday, April 8, Noon - 1:15 pm, Health Education Building on the Health Science Campus
In observance of National Public Health Week The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the Medical Mission Hall of Fame present a free Open Forum for alumni, faculty, staff, students and the community:
"Global Public Health Dynamic in a Transitioning World"
S. Amjad Hussain, MD
Professor Emeritus and Board of Trustee Member
The University of Toledo
Glenn Geelhoed, MD
Professor of Surgery & International Medical Education
BIGEN HAIR DYE HOSPITALIZED 19 YEAR OLD BRAD MCGLOWN of TOLEDO, OH
TOLEDO, OH (Tyme Management PR GROUP) Brad McGlown 19, of Toledo feared for his life, and in currently in the Hospital after going to his barber shop and getting his hair dyed by using the product Bigen Hair Dye. Shortly after Brad got his hair cut and colored with Bigen Hair Dye at an area barber shop, his head started itching which quickly turned into pain and swelling the next day he then had to check into the nearest hospital "St. Vincent Hospital"
Health industry growth slows, hospital tax costs jobs
Although one of the key features of the health care industry is its ability to withstand economic cycles, Ohio’s public policy agenda must make investments in health care to keep the state’s economy growing. Ohio’s health care industry is one of the few sectors with strong growth potential for the future.
Ohio Economy Depends on Health
This in via email from Tom Obst:
Ohio’s Health Deteriorates Under Democrat Charge Democrat Mandates of 2009 Hinder Healthcare in Ohio
COLUMBUS— One year to the day the House Democrats took the majority, State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) and Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) have maintained a staunch commitment to keeping Ohio’s health care sector strong, successful and affordable.
I am a bit late on posting this but this is Sherrod Brown's response to my request for him to vote no on the healthcare reform proposal.
Dear Mr. Myers:
Thank you for sharing your views on health reform.
Could it be? Is it possible? Did I hear that right?
I couldn't believe my ears when I tuned into 60 minutes last night and was actually hearing the advocating for limited health care for the terminally ill patients in the ICU. After all they are just going to die anyway. It's a "natural progression".
From the Toledo Blade Letters to the Editor: November 22, 2009
Headline: Let sick workers stay home
As a nation and a region, we are battling uniquely difficult circumstances created by a harsh economic recession and a national health emergency — the spread of the H1N1 flu.
Call it a request or a suggestion, but to avoid having one problem compound the other here in Lucas County, we’d like all workers to be able to stay home when they’re sick with the flu.
The health care reform bill is being debated in the House right now, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is holding the bill hostage with her support of the Stupak amendment. The Stupak amendment would restrict women's rights regarding abortion.
Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake points out an amendment inserted into the House health care reform bill that would extend monopolies for drug companies, and keep breast cancer patients paying out of the nose.
This government does not work for Americans. We are a fascist country that works for big corporations.
This story from the New England Journal Of Medicine surveyed doctors to get their opinions about health care reform.
Nothing is wrong with Canadian and British health care - just be quiet and let us force this through
Residents demand she resign if she supports reform bill.
Marcy just plain sucks. She will look you in the face and just tell you what you want to hear. And still just do what she wants to do. No matter how we feel about it. I thought they were to represent us. Not just vote the way they want. It's all just a big pile XXXX - admin edit.
A SwampBubbles public service announcement:
I decided to call all the Moderates in the Senate to voice my opinion of the Kennedy-Dodd HC bill, Cap and Trade, and the current fiscal responsibility. Here's my call list, in case you've got some free time and want to take a stab at swaying the vote your way.
Evan Bayh, Indiana(202) 224-5623
Kent Conrad, North Dakota(202) 224-2043
Mary Landrieu, Louisiana(202) 224-5824
Joe Lieberman, Connecticut (Independent, but caucuses as a Democrat)(202) 224-4041
Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas(202) 224-4843
Ben Nelson, Nebraska(202) 224-6551
We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.
Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.
Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.