Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Obamacare 07-20

Third O’Keefe video punks NYC Medicaid workers

Government Mandates Make Health Savings More Elusive

Liberal governor's request for Medicaid cuts puts Democrats in tough spot

Or how Obamacare will kill Medical R&D (Quote below from Pdf)
Using data from the National Science Foundation and other sources, the analysis reported below concludes that under conservative assumptions, R&D investment in new and improved pharmaceuticals and devices and equipment would be reduced by about $10 billion per year over the period 2014 through 2025, or about 10-12 percent. This reduction in the advance of medical technology would impose an expected loss of about 5 million life-years annually, with a conservative economic value of $500 billion, an amount substantially greater than the entire U.S. market for pharmaceuticals and devices and equipment.

Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives While I'm okay with contraceptives, I really don't want to pay for a stranger's sex life with my taxes. UPDATE: And I absolutely do not want to pay for some stranger's morning after pill - ‘Morning-after’ pill among panel’s recommendations

Big brouhaha over obscure Medicare board

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