The blanket chant—“thank you for your service; thank you for fighting for our freedoms”—is the hallmark of a propagandized people in the grip of fanatical militarisms.
Praying To The Military Moloch
For the past few weeks, the country’s distinct national navel-gazing has shifted to the military.
It began with horror stories about the treatment of veterans at Veterans Affairs facilities across the country and has reached a crescendo in the curious case of Taliban hostage Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, exchanged for five fierce-looking Muhammadans from Afghanistan’s Jihad Central.As to the first: Backlogs, limited services, fewer service providers, substandard treatment, filthy facilities and the ensuing fatalities—these have been features of the VA system for a long time.
Townhall.com ^ | 1/27/2014 | Morgan Brittany
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 11:25:49 AM by rktman
This was not in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act (that no one read), and there was nothing in it that changed the existing law from 1993.
The ACA however, did expand the number of people who are eligible for Medicaid, so now there are more people from the ages of 55 to 65 whose estates could be on the hook for Medicaid expenses after the beneficiary dies.
By Arnold Ahlert Monday, January 20, 2014
In October of 2012, the Daily Mail exposed the highly disturbing realities of the Liverpool
Pathway (LCP), the series of guidelines for treating terminally ill patients developed for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).
The most egregious of those realities concerned cash incentives paid to hospitals to ensure a certain percentage of hospital patients would be put on the regime. As healthcare expert Besty McCaughey reveals, a similar
horror show is occurring on this side of the Atlantic, courtesy of ObamaCare. Beginning the the same time the LCP scandal was being exposed, the Obama administration began awarding hospitals bonus points for spending the least amount of money on elderly patients. Even worse, the idea was sold to the elderly as a good thing during the 2012 presidential election campaign.
(Before It\’s News)
Rick Badman * The Western Center for Journalism
One of the latest fads young people are involved with is called the Knockout Game. A group or a single person is walking down the street of some city and sees an unsuspecting person coming their way.
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2103 | IBD StaffPosted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:42:43 AM by IBD editorial writerCost-Shifting:
Looks like Detroit might get a federal bailout after all, by offloading its retiree health costs onto federal taxpayers via ObamaCare. It’s a window into why Obama-Care costs will quickly spiral out of control.
On Sunday, the New York Times noted that Detroit hopes to push its younger retirees who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare into the ObamaCare exchanges, where many will be eligible for subsidized insurance. Federal tax payers will pick up the tab, rather than those in Detroit…