As we experience more of the unpleasant realities of the Affordable Care Act, Americans are questioning, finally, the forthrightness and honesty of their president in his selling of this law.
As millions of individual health insurance policies are cancelled, it is transparent that the president distorted the truth when he told Americans, " if you like your plan you can keep it."
But misrepresentation goes beyond how a particular feature of the law was sold. It also applies to the selling of what this whole law was supposed to be about. more >>
Gabriel Granados, 53, suffered a massive electric shock while working at a construction site in 2011 that left him so badly burned doctors were forced to cut off both his hands below the elbow. Thanks to the marvel of modern medicine, however, Granados is sporting a new pair of arms and hands he got last May.
"This is wonderful that after being without hands for some time, all of a sudden I see new hands," said Granados, an agent in the financial unit of Mexico City's prosecutors' office in a MailOnline report.
At the time of the accident in January 2011, Granados was instructing a group of construction workers who were building a fence and he had no idea what danger was waiting for him in the area. more >>
A recently released poll regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' "Preventive Services" mandate has found that nearly 60 percent of likely American voters oppose the measure.
In a survey of 801 likely American voters conducted November 18-20, WPA Opinion Research found that 51 percent of respondents "strongly oppose" the HHS mandate, while 8 percent "somewhat oppose" it.
On the other end, 28 percent of respondents "strongly support" the HHS mandate, 7 percent "somewhat support" it, and 6 percent were undecided. more >>
Organizing for Action, President Barack Obama's campaign organization, has begun a social media campaign encouraging its supporters to talk about the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The campaign mostly seems designed to encourage parents to get their adult children without employer-provided health insurance to sign up for health insurance on the ACA's exchanges. At BarackObama.com, OFA's website, supporters can watch a video and learn about the suggested four steps for encouraging family members to sign up.
Step one is to "send a packing list" so that their children will bring what they need to sign up for health insurance on the ACA website, healthcare.gov, such as their social security number and pay stubs or W-2, when they arrive for Thanksgiving. more >>
Benjamin Scot Miller filmed his son's first year, and this touching story has gone viral on YouTube. Born prematurely, Ward Miles was too small for his mother to hold, and even when she could hold him, he needed a complex medical apparatus to stay alive.
"He was born way too early, and the obstacles he had to overcome were really big, but not bigger than our God," Miller wrote about the video. He posted it last Friday, on his wife, Lyndsey's, birthday, "as a gift to her." The video has since found more than 4.7 million views, with nearly 37,000 "likes."
"This is a story of a mother's love for her baby," Miller wrote. The video opens on July 20, 2012, four days after Ward's birth, when Lyndsey finally got to hold him. Born over three months premature, Ward weighed just under 1.5 pounds four days after birth. more >>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now considering whether or not to start requiring local makers of emergency contraceptive pills to add weight warnings to product labels after a French maker of a pill similar to Plan B revealed that the drug doesn't work at all for women heavier that 176lbs, and begins to lose effectiveness for those weighing more than 165lbs.
HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer of the emergency contraceptive Norlevo, is currently changing its packaging to warn women of the weight limits after European pharmaceutical regulators approved amendments to the labels on Nov. 10 based on scientific data highlighting the weight problem, according to a report in Mother Jones.
And with the average American woman weighing 166lbs, according to the CDC, this could spell trouble for American women using popular emergency contraceptive pills like 'Plan B One Step', 'Next Choice One Dose', 'My Way' and other generic brands with doses of the drug containing a similar chemical makeup to Norlevo. more >>