Sunday, August 16, 2009

Larwyn's Linx: A Disturbance In The Force

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President Thin-Skin Continues Assault on Insurers: GWP
You've had some good innings: Steyn
Facing oblivion, Left finally wonders: 'Who is he?': Greenroom

Obama's punctured gravitas: AT (Lifson)
Turning up the heat on ACORN: Examiner
A tale of two healthcare forums: JWF

A disturbance in the force: Instapundit
Between Scylla And Charybdis: BCB
Your Socialist Utopia Awaits: Dr. Sanity


Manufactured Health Care Crisis: AT (Simpson)
It’s a Health Care Overhaul, Not Reform: PJM (Clouthier)
Chicago: Closed on Monday: Surber

Barone on MI policies of business destruction: BlogProf
Brooks Brothers to Wal-Mart in Two Short Weeks: Ace
Healthcare: There is no plan: Fausta

Climate & Energy

Astronomers: 'Sun's output may decline significantly' and lead to ice age: Depot
Cap and trade won't work: Surber


Robert Reich on the health care debate: Instapundit
Bainbridge Takes Down Perlstein: LegalIns
2009’s Greatest TV Moment: a most unexpected denunciation of ObamaCare: El Campeador

Join the Counter Boycott in Defense of Glenn Beck: Macsmind
Boycott the Boycotters: STACLU
Ten Top Reasons I'm Happy About The Glenn Beck Boycott: LegalIns

NYT says Obama astroturf efforts are faltering: STACLU
The Woodstock Generation?: Kesler


Netroots "Move On": Ace
More Tyranny in Venezuela: Power Line
Nepotism at the UN... Again: PJM (Rosett)


Eric Schmidt on Where Google Is Headed: BizWk


Denver Sells Drugs and Revolution to Children in America : LatL
Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine: Bright & Early

...Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards made his millions suing doctors for procedures that are inherently risky, and greatly increased jury awards by also suing nurses, anesthesiologists, hospitals and anyone else he could think of. The following words are from one doctor:

"The John Edwards we know crushed [obstetrics, gynecology] and neurosurgery in North Carolina," said Dr. Craig VanDerVeer, a Charlotte neurosurgeon. "As a result, thousands of patients lost their health care."

Following are some statistics on medical malpractice liability from the PRI report:

• Approximately $124 billion dollars is spent annually by the health care profession to avoid medical liability.
• About $30 billion more is spent on direct liability lawsuit costs.
• Malpractice liability cost is 1 percent of GDP and increases the cost of healthcare by approximately 7 percent.
• These added costs deny health insurance coverage to between 2.4 and 4.3 million people, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

-- James Simpson, "Manufactured Health Care Crisis"

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