A novel legislative concept may be gaining some traction. Action Alert! Here’s the gist of it. Rather than develop an alternative federal system, just turn health insurance over to the states. If California wants to create a single-payer system, allow it to do so. If another state likes Obamacare, let it keep it. If another… Continue reading New Healthcare Bill?
These are from John Goodman, a top healthcare analyst now at Goodman Institute. Goodman has proposed a number of reforms that we think should be considered in any effort to improve or replace Obamacare. Offer tax credits to employees. Tax credits are offered to individuals purchasing health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. If tax credits… Continue reading More Health Care Reform Ideas
The European Union has restricted the use of MRI contrasting agents. Why hasn’t the FDA? Action Alert! European health authorities have suspended the use of gadolinium contrasting agents in MRI scans due to concern that these acids can accumulate in the brain. A European review committee found convincing evidence of gadolinium accumulating in brain tissue… Continue reading MRIs: FDA Asleep at the Wheel
Hospital prices are not determined by supply and demand but are purely administrative decisions. These decisions are made by the institution’s Chargemaster. Hospitals are not required to make their Chargemaster public. Read Full Article.
The horror stories are legion. A 64-year-old woman had chest pains and was taken by ambulance to a non-profit hospital. After three hours of tests, she was told she had indigestion and sent home. She did not have insurance. Her bill was $21,000. Another patient was told he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He went to MD… Continue reading Hospitals: Crony Capitalist Mess
If sperm counts continue declining at the current rate, humans could become extinct. Analyzing nearly 200 studies, researchers have found that the sperm counts in men across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have halved in less than forty years. The study found that the decline in men’s sperm counts may also be accelerating.… Continue reading The Emerging Sperm Count Crisis
Courts reprimand agency for giving big companies a pass on animal waste. Following a recent court case, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) – more commonly known as factory farms or animal feeding lots – will have to report their air pollution emissions. Earlier this year, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declared illegal a 2008… Continue reading EPA Generates its Own Pollution
Are you suffering with chronic pain or pressure over your bladder? Do you feel like you have to pee frequently, usually in small amounts? Do you feel like you have a urinary tract infection, but when you get tested, it’s negative? Painful intercourse? More than 4 million women suffer with these symptoms of interstitial cystitis,… Continue reading Dr. Rebecca Boyd- Relieve Bladder Pain Now!
Are we vastly undercounting the girls? A government study carried out in 2015 claims the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be as high as 1 in 45 children between the ages of 3 and 17. Rates of autism and other developmental disabilities have ballooned as much as 78% in recent years, with no… Continue reading More Autism Than Previously Thought?
Even mainstream science is realizing the importance of the gut microbiome to autism and healthy child development. Dr. Stephanie Seneff’s autism research has focused on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most ubiquitous herbicide in the world. The side effects of autism, she found, closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity. The steadily rising use… Continue reading A Gut Check for Autism