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.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following
statement after House Republicans introduced their health care plan
"The House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, under the leadership
of Congressman Roy Blunt, have produced a common-sense plan to reduce
costs, expand access, and increase the quality of care in a way that
America can afford. As the Obama Administration and Democrat
Congressional leadership continue to hint at nothing short of big
government medicine for the United States, this plan ensures private
"In a national Commonwealth Fund survey, elderly Medicare beneficiaries reported greater overall satisfaction with their health coverage, better access to care, and fewer problems paying medical bills than people covered by employer-sponsored plans. The findings bolster the argument that offering a public insurance plan similar to Medicare to the under-65 population has the potential to improve access and reduce costs."
State Auditor Mary Taylor visits Tuesday at 7:30 to talk about the State of Ohio budget which is now in the Senate.
Taylor also will talk about a recent audit of the Medicaid program in the state and her report which shows how we could save $122.2 million. The state reps refused to include the savings in the budget passed on to the senate.
Taylor also has some strong thoughts on the huge deficit we will be facing in three years because of Strikland's spending this year.
It is no wonder America has some of the highest obesity rates in the world. Caterers at a sportsground have unveiled an artery-busting burger that packs in 4,800 calories - more than twice the recommended daily amount.
The "snack" contains five beef patties, five slices of cheese, fries, chilli, salsa, sour cream and a bun made from a pound of dough. But heath concerns haven't been completely ignored - the monster meal is topped off with a few leaves on lettuce and a couple of tomato slices.
In more news that has steak-lovers feeling deflated, a study published in this week's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that people who indulge in high amounts of red meat and processed meats, including steak, bacon, sausage and cold cuts, have an increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease. The findings add power to the growing push — by health officials, environmentalists and even some chefs — to cool America's love affair with meat.