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The U.S. Pharmacy Of America

Your prescription is ready……….

H/T RedState and Right Condition

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Yet Another Obamacare Preview with Steven Crowder in Canada (PJTV)

(H/T Redstate)

Off to NYC for some vacay (yes, we country folk go to the big city to relax! It’s called room service.)

Enjoy Steven’s trip to Canada and a preview of Obamacare. It’s a little over 20 minutes, and very informative. You’ll be quizzed when I get back. Better yet, forward to your Representatives, Senators and favorite media!

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Let’s Visualize Obamacare…with Legos ! And some useful stuff too :)

Teaching tools for Dummies, like me!

(H/T iOwntheworld)

You can also use AARP’s Glossary about what’s going to happen to who and how. Believe me, no matter what your politics, trust these wise and understanding folks….oh, and since I found out the average age of a U.S. Senator is 112 now, do forward this information to them 🙂

Universal health insurance: The goal of ensuring that every American has access to health coverage, regardless of the specific system used to achieve it.

Group health insurance: The traditional system in which employers or unions offer subsidized private insurance to employees or members and their dependents at discounted group rates.

Individual health insurance: Private policies purchased by individuals or families who do not have access to group insurance. Applicants may be denied coverage or have to pay more because of age, gender or preexisting medical conditions.

Public health insurance: These include Medicare (for older or disabled people), Medicaid (for the poor), SCHIP (for children), the Veterans Affairs health system and some state programs. Care is subsidized by federal or state governments or both.

Single payer: A centralized system used by several Western nations in which the government pays for every resident’s health care as a basic social service, funded out of taxes.

Socialized medicine: A single-payer system in which the government owns and runs health care facilities and pays salaries to doctors. (In the U.S., only the VA health care program would fit into this category.)

You can also see more discussion about health care reform at these two great AARP articles:

Health Care for All
Is an affordable, bipartisan bill possible?

Six Critical Health Care Reform Issues
What’s being said and who’s saying it in the debate on available, affordable, health care coverage

Update: Nevermind :p

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Arlen’s Easy Way Out … and why politics before country sucks.

I saw this heartfelt post over at Redstate and almost cried. This is why I hate politics today, because power is more important than friendship. I learned that from Democratic sites during the primaries and general election. I hope Fred Malek doesn’t mind if I post the whole thing, it’s short and personal :

I have known and been friends with Arlen over 36 years and have always supported his important role as a moderate in our party.

He will continue to be a friend.

But leaving the party because you’re facing a tough electoral challenge doesn’t seem consistent with his record of courage and principle.

I have given to every one of Arlen’s statewide campaigns. While the passion with which I supported him may have been magnified by our friendship, the fact of my support was a consequence of our shared political values of limited government and strong national defense. In our country, parties are necessarily big, to accommodate a range of views and geographies. I have always viewed the GOP as a Big Tent Party, and appreciate the inclusion of moderates like Arlen.

However, in leaving the Republican Party, Arlen has abandoned people who have been his allies for another team. He has thrown in with people who have a fundamentally different vision for America, and one that I profoundly disagree with.

Why did he do this? It seems as if Arlen took the path of least resistance. He knew that his primary fight would be difficult. Arlen has never stepped down from a fight, but he did this time. Undoubtedly his Democratic primary campaign will be safe. Ed Rendell, Arlen’s former boss at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, will get his former Deputy Mayor out of the race now. So after a career of fighting for what he believed in, Arlen took the easy way out to keep his job.

So that’s why I will be supporting Pat Toomey for US Senate against my friend Arlen Specter. Right now, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are taking America in the wrong direction. And we need a strong voice in the Senate fighting for our party’s perspective against them.

I agree Fred, and I’m a Democrat-in-exile. Politics before country is not where my heart’s at either.

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