Tag Archives: Health Care

British Court Rules Against Parents Again: Socialized Medicine at its Finest

If you were paying attention to the news at all last year, you may have seen the high profile case between the parents of Charlie Gard and the British government. Charlie had an extremely rare condition and his parents wanted to try experimental treatment on him in the US. They’d even raised the funds, but the court system ruled against them, sparking outrage that the parents weren’t able to make medical decisions for their own child.

Charlie was taken off life support, passed away last July and was not allowed to die at home as the parents requested. A judge ordered him into hospice care, once again going against the parents’ wishes.

Sadly, it’s happening again.

This time to Alfie Evans, a two year old with a degenerative neurological condition that doctors haven’t been able to officially identify. His parents want to take him to Rome for treatment, but the court is saying no, siding with the hospital instead.

According to the BBC,  doctors at the hospital where Alfie is receiving treatment say “continued ventilator support is not in Alfie’s best interests and in the circumstances it is not lawful that such treatment continue”.

Judges have ruled that the hospital, not the parents, have the final say and the court denied the parents permission to appeal that decision. The Supreme Court also approved a plan for ending Alfie’s treatment and bringing his life to an end.

We Americans need to pay attention. This is what socialized medicine looks like. Parents are no longer able to make medical decisions for their children and the NHS is in charge. So what if you can afford it? The courts and the healthcare system have the final say.

Our country is not immune to these kinds of cases (see Terri Schiavo or Jahi McMath) but they’re rare and our courts normally side with the patients NOT the health care providers.

Health care may need reform in the US, but it certainly doesn’t need to morph into the British model of socialized medicine. If it does, you better pray you stay healthy or else the government might step in and take your right to life away.

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Dear Feminists: We’re Tired of Your War on Pro-Life Women

While the Comey hearing was going on yesterday, feminists were trying to re-direct people’s attention away from the former F.B.I. director’s testimony. They’re still screeching about the possibility that they’re actually going to have to pay for their own birth control and that access to abortions will be severely limited or, God forbid, taken away from them.

Just last week, the NY Times published a piece titled “Trump Rule Could Deny Birth Control Coverage to Hundreds of Thousands of Women.” The author warns that if the new health care law passes, women will not be able to get the free birth control that Obamacare provided to them and more employers, like The Little Sisters of the Poor, could deny insurance coverage for birth control based on religious objections.

SO WHAT? Pay for your own contraceptives! Birth control is not that expensive – around $9 per month for a pack of pills for those who are uninsured – and they can easily be obtained at health clinics all over the United States. And on a side note: insurance companies will cover birth control that’s being used for medical reasons – the only thing Christian run corporations objected to was birth control being used as abortifacient drugs.

Planned Parenthood also tried to use their scare tactics too, tweeting that de-funding the organization would leave women with nowhere else to turn. Fact check: there are 20 community health clinics for every 1 Planned Parenthood and most offer the same services, if not more, than the abortion giant.

Online news magazine Marie Claire recently tried to expose Evangelical Christians who they say want to de-fund Planned Parenthood, yet use their clinics. The article makes some pretty bold claims that young adults who grow up in the church aren’t getting “honest medical information” because their religion shies away from talking about sex or contraceptives. They even allude to the fact that young adults are “traumatized” from the religious teachings they received early in life.

And apparently 13% of all abortions are for Evangelical Christian women, although there’s no source or explanation of where that statistic came from.

Well known feminist writer Jessica Valenti also dropped an opinion piece yesterday, stating that “a law that bans abortion is a law that mandates pregnancy. And forcing women to be pregnant is a clear-cut denial of freedom.”

It’s humiliating to be put in the position of having to convince someone of your humanity. I’m tired of women having to explain themselves to people who will never know what it feels like to be pregnant when you don’t want to or cannot be. How many studies need to be done? How many articles do we have to write, or stories do we have to share, before people will accept that a woman’s ability to control what happens to her body is as necessary to her as oxygen? When will they realize that denying us this is deadly? An abortion protected my health and possibly my life.

WOW. That first sentence is so hypocritical and sad. How long have we pro-lifers been trying to convince liberals that the unborn are human too?  That a baby is a separate body within your own and they also have a Constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness just like the rest of us who walk this planet?

And as a side note: Valenti laments that an abortion protected her health and possibly her life. Funny, firearms do the very same thing for many people, yet she’s openly against anyone owning a gun.

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of abortion advocates whining about their rights being taken away when they themselves take away the rights of the most vulnerable in our society. It’s almost daily that some new piece pops up about how women are living out the Handmaid’s Tale right now.

Please. The pro-choice movement is overwhelmingly controlling the narrative that there’s a “War on Women” when in fact, the war is really on conservative women. Those of us who speak up for the unborn are then demonized by their own gender for not conforming to feminist standards, even if we believe in equality in pay and work.

-K

New Miss USA Causes Controversy with Feminism, Health Care Remarks

A new Miss USA was crowned Sunday night and some of her answers during the pageant are causing quite a stir with the left. When asked if healthcare is a privilege or a right, Kara McCullough from the District of Colombia responded, “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted health care and I see first-hand that for one to have health care, you have to have jobs.”

She also caught some flak for her views on feminism, choosing instead to be labeled an equalist.

Liberals on Twitter responded with their usual hatred when someone who they think should be touting their narrative, doesn’t.

https://twitter.com/baesicblackbabe/status/864213406886359041

Such kind, tolerant people on the left. Major props to the new Miss USA for standing up for what she believes in, especially on a national stage.

-K

Protesting or just your everyday activity in Bloomington, Indiana

Protesting, speaking out against the government is a deeply held belief to most in the United States. It’s so ingrained in us as a people that we likely don’t think twice about calling up a congressional representative,voicing our displeasure with a particular vote or sending a critical tweet and tagging that same official in it.

Yes, protesting is important. But do you know what is even more important than making your differing opinion known to a member of Congress or even the President? How about expressing that opinion in a way that doesn’t make you look oh, I don’t know, like a crazy person.

For instance, last night people in Bloomington, Indiana (I know, big surprise.) gathered for a town hall with Indiana Congressman Trey Hollingsworth. Sounds simple enough, right? Concerned citizens get together to voice their opinions to their member of Congress. Alright, fine, cool, I can get behind that 100 percent.

However, Rep. Hollingsworth did not attend the event. Don’t know why he wasn’t there, but this is where things get weird, very, very weird. Instead, of packing it up and calling it a night, they talked to a mannequin.

You read that right. Hoosiers attached a picture of Trey Hollingsworth’s face to a mannequin with a jacket and talked to it.

Unfortunately, it didn’t stop there.

They held a “Die In” as well. What’s a “Die In?” Well, apparently it’s making tombstones out of construction paper, decorating them with phrases about the health care repeal bill and then laying on the floor, placing the paper tombstone on top of yourself and then acting as if you are dead.

Listen, I’m not saying their concerns aren’t real and don’t matter. However, in order to sway someone to your point of view, you’re probably gonna have to be rational and tempered in your approach. I don’t know about you, but laying on the floor, pretending to be dead with an art project on top of you and talking to a mannequin doesn’t exactly scream sanity.

But carry on Democrats, carry on.

-BZ

Ladies of the GOP, Start Leading

Now that the House has passed a new health care bill, the Senate is hard at work on their version. The left has already been quick to point out that there are no women working on the bill and that once again “old, white men” are making healthcare decisions for women.

While I completely disagree that the male members of the GOP are doing this purposefully to try to control and harm women, I do think they need to step back and see that they have a very serious image problem with women. The left is winning this narrative and women overwhelmingly vote Democrat.

The Republican Party has no shortage of smart, independent women in politics and they’d be wise to include them when working on legislature pertaining to health care, especially if it affects women.

Sure, women voted these men in office but when image is everything, having a little estrogen on your team will go a long way to prove to the feminist harpies that you’re not the party of old white men and sexist pigs. Trust me, the GOP really doesn’t want women dying in the streets because they can’t get the healthcare they need. But the liberals have crafted a very convincing perception that they do simply because it doesn’t appear that any women are giving input on legislation that pertains to them.

So here’s a little advice to the men of the GOP: there are twenty-one Republican women serving in Congress. Reach out to them. Get them on your team and then maybe then the narrative will start to change and bring new voters over to the right side.

-K

House Passes Obamacare Replacement Bill

You’ve probably heard by now but the House passed a bill to replace Obamacare today. However, it’s still not officially repealed or replaced – the next step is to get through the Senate where it will probably undergo quite a few changes before hitting the President’s desk. There’s also a possibility that it may not get enough votes in the Senate to pass. So it’s a bit pre-mature to celebrate or mourn the end of Obamacare as we know it.

The feminists are angry though. They’ve already taken to social media to scream about “old white men” making health care and reproductive decisions for them.

This meme very quickly sprung up on Facebook.

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Liberals just don’t get it, do they? Republicans don’t want anyone to die and no one is advocating that women not get the health care they need. Planned Parenthood makes billions of dollars off abortion each year, so I think they can probably afford to keep their doors open.

What Republicans hopefully will do is offer better and more affordable CHOICES for health care and not penalize people who decide they don’t need it at all. How can Democrats argue with that? After all, they are the pro-choice party.

-K