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Category Archives: Health care

$150,000 medical bill for snakebite

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the $150,000 medical bill that one “adventurer” incurred when he attempted to take a “selfie” with a rattlesnake. Over half the bill, almost $84,000, was for “pharmaceuticals” — i.e. the antivenin plus other drugs which would’ve included painkillers, saline fluids for hydration, antibiotics, and whatever else was administered […]

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An exchange established by the state

In the currently-pending case of King v. Burwell before the Supreme Court of the United States, many keep misconstruing the portion of the bill that is up for debate: “an exchange established by the state”. Here’s the full sentence of the section in question — 26 USC ยง 36B(2)(A) [emphasis mine]: The premium assistance amount […]

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Codifying child care

When you send your kids to a public school or private school, you have to abide by the rules of the game. It’s as plain as that. Public schools are owned and operated by the local or state government. As such, the government sets rules about attendance and those who attend. An obvious example of […]

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Give credit where it belongs

Being on Facebook, occasionally you see people post things that catch your attention, such as this little number: Here’s an update on my wonderful son-in-law, GOD has been working his healing hands on him!!!! Everyday since Sunday 3-18 [redacted] has been showing improvement. This has taken ALL of us to our knees. GOD is good […]

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Miracles

The answer you receive to any question regarding miracles will depend greatly on the person you are asking. Some will say that miracles occur all the time while others will say that everything has a rational and reasonable explanation, even if finding that explanation is difficult or even impossible depending on the circumstances of the […]

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Kent Schaible’s parents found guilty

The right to practice religion freely does not include the right to expose the community or the child to communicable disease or the latter to ill-health or death… Parents may be free to become martyrs themselves. But it does not follow they are free, in identical circumstances, to make martyrs of their children before they […]

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Saving a woman’s life

A woman who has progressed about 11 weeks into a pregnancy presents in the emergency room with pulmonary hypertension, a potentially life-threatening condition, the risk of which is only exacerbated by her pregnancy. Attempts are made to address the condition while avoiding harming the pregnancy, but those attempts fail. Attending physicians determine that if the […]

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Freedom of Conscience

On his show Tuesday night, Glenn Beck talked about a plan by the Obama administration to repeal the "Freedom of Conscience Act", which gives health care workers the option of refusing to participate in medical care they find objectionable. Known formally as the "Provider Refusal Rule", sometimes referred to improperly as the "abortion rule", it […]

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Independent health insurance

One thing in this health care debate that has frustrated me to no end is how both Republicans and Democrats make it seem like unless you have a job you cannot have health insurance at all. Well this is kind of true as without the job you can’t pay for insurance, but they make it […]

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A family practice in Oregon

On March 2, 2008, a 15-month old infant named Ava Pauline Worthington succumbed to bacterial pneumonia. Ava’s parents are Carl and Raylene Worthington. Raylene’s maiden name is Beagley. Her parents are Jeffrey and Marci Beagley. Raylene, her husband and parents are all members of the Followers of Christ church in Oregon. They are famous for […]

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