The son of Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson recently claimed that his father will be denied Medicare by the Internal Revenue Service.
Ryan Dobson, an author and cohost of two nationally syndicated radio programs, made these remarks on the program TruNews last week. "The person that was targeting conservative groups now can have access to every single medical record that's ever been documented on every American. That is scary," said Dobson.
"My dad … works out every single day, he eats right, he exercises, he goes to his doctors and yet under Obamacare, if he has another stroke or if he's got medical complications he is now at an age where they would deny a lot of those claims assuming that he's not productive." more >>
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, one of the country's most well-known breast cancer research charities, recently announced that it will be canceling its trademark Washington, D.C., three-day "Race for the Cure" fundraiser, along with walks in six other cities in 2014.
The charity, which suffered public criticism last year for its decision to defund Planned Parenthood and for reversing that decision, has indicated that "economic uncertainty" is the reason the organization has chosen to cancel seven fundraiser walks.
"The difficult decision to exit these markets was not made lightly, as we know this bold and empowering event has touched the lives of thousands of participants like you," the Dallas-based group said in a statement. more >>
If you didn't think things could get worse under the Obama Administration, think again.
It appears we now have a Pimp-in-Chief, promoting through the Department of Health and Human Service's Office on Women's Health, a website, www.girlshealth.gov, which defines anal sex, mutual masturbation, gay sex, birth control, and emergency contraceptives to girls aged 10-16-as normal and healthy.
By clicking on the "Body" tab on the home page, and then clicking through a few more pages, girls learn that it's natural to be gay. more >>
Across the nation, Americans are starting to see what ObamaCare really means - and it's not pretty.
Californians who buy insurance on the new "Covered California" exchange better not expect care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the prestigous LA academic hospital: Their plans won't cover such top-drawer care. Indeed, many in the Golden State will have to give up doctors and hospitals they now use, if they want subsidized coverage.
That's one of many truths omitted amid the fanfare last week as Covered California unveiled the plans it will offer starting Oct. 1. The unveiling of what will be the country's largest exchange naturally attracted nationwide interest, with ObamaCare boosters declaring victory. more >>
Despite his strong opposition to the portion of the new health care law that requires employers, including those with religious affiliations to cover birth control in employee health plans, the Archdiocese headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has been quietly paying for birth control for more than a decade.
According to a report in The New York Times, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has "reluctantly and indirectly" been paying for health plans that cover birth control and "voluntary pregnancy termination" for thousands of its unionized employees for more than ten years – a position that could potentially weaken their legal argument on the national stage against complying with the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
"We provide the services under protest," Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York, told the Times. more >>
Charles Dickens' novel called A Tale of Two Cities (1859) depicted the plight of French peasants' civil conflict with its aristocracy in the years leading up to the French Revolution. Despite their linguistic differences, Dickens showed many parallels with the social atmosphere of London and Paris during that time period.
In contrast to Dickens' work, my commentary today explores the dramatic difference in the value of human life (versus the value of animal life) in privileged versus impoverished communities in the same city - Philadelphia. I am concerned that Philadelphians seem more committed to protecting the lives of animals than they seem to be committed to saving the innocent lives of unborn children and their young mothers. Let me explain.
Last month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was forced to cancel a planned book tour because of credible threats on his life. According to his publisher, "protests escalated into threats of violence." Threats were made to harm Vick himself and the employees of bookstores and other venues planning to host the athlete as he promoted his new book, Finally Free. Everyone concerned decided it was safer to keep the athlete out of the public eye for the off-season. The anger against Vick stems no doubt from his role in the death of between six and eight dogs in a dog fighting and gambling operation he owned. Vick pled guilty to felony charges in 2007 and has since been released from prison. more >>