Dems say talk of Gov. Shumlin Medicare takeover a ‘scare tactic’

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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It’s OK for Gov. Peter Shumlin to talk with feds about a possible state takeover of Medicare in Vermont, but it’s “a scare tactic” if the public talks about those talks.

That’s the insinuation by supporters of single-payer health care as a hot debate rages over the governor’s recent meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to discuss the future of Medicare in Vermont.

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Monday INN Radio, October 27

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Government Waste, Health Care, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Greg Bishop’s full read of the latest from Illinois News Network Radio (3 minutes and 53 seconds): https://www.dropbox.com/s/gut425vydtaryrd/INN-102714-GABFULL3m53s.mp3?dl=0 Quinn Orders […]

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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Obamacare puts 400,000 Ohioans on Medicaid

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion enrollment reached 401,307 in September according to the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s latest caseload report.

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Maryland health care exchange keeps documents secret

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Health Care, Maryland, Open Records, Politics, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The state health care exchange is using the disclosure clause the Maryland Public Information Act to justify its own secrecy regarding its documents.

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Updated: After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Here’s a lesson about how government works: Public officials think they should always have a larger pot of taxpayer money, no matter how badly they have misspent, misprioritized and misused the taxpayer money they already have.
That’s pretty much the only logical explanation for comments made last week by the head of the […]

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