Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Running Down a Few Stories

The schedule today in our working vacation doesn't allow time for blogging...but I'm going to squeeze in a little bit anyhow by passing along a quick catalog of news items you shouldn't miss. Here they are:

* Bobby Schindler's article at CNS News reflects on how the Democrats' approach to "cost containment" (though they stubbornly insist otherwise) inevitably results in "care containment."

As a country whose laws show little respect for life at its most vulnerable stages, from the unborn to the elderly and disabled, it should come as no surprise that the government, in efforts to control costs, will begin to limit hospital stays for those covered by Medicaid.

Indeed, with Medicaid increasing its roll significantly with the economic downturn, anyone should be able to see that this is merely the beginning of Obamacare.

Under the new healthcare law, competition for health insurance will be finite as the government takes control of the market. Private insurance companies will be forced to cap premiums, hamstringing their potential to make any kind of profit while covering government-mandated services for “free.” As the proponents of Obamacare want, Americans will be forced into a government exchange where the people who need care will have to fight for limited resources and doctors...

Read the rest here. 

* From World Magazine comes more details about Planned Parenthood's likely escape from covering up statutory rape cases in Kansas -- an escape made possible because Kansas health officials (let's use that term loosely) destroyed the evidence that had been gathered against Planned Parenthood.

Some Kansas pro-lifers believe that the agency under Sebelius deliberately destroyed evidence that supported allegations that Planned Parenthood, one of the former governor’s staunchest political allies, was failing to report child rape. The health department failed to disclose that fact for six years, until it was forced to do so in the current felony case over whether Planned Parenthood manufactured client records.

“Not even we anticipated Sebelius and her administration could stoop this low to protect abortion industry criminality,” said Kansans for Life executive director Mary Kay Culp. “Sebelius wanted to ensure that evidence of illegal abortions was removed before [Phill] Kline could use it to convict her abortion industry campaign supporters.”

* It's bad news to the ever over-optimistic green movement AND to the ever miscalculating wiseguys of Team Obama that yet another federal company that had received a $43 million Energy Department loan guarantee last year has now filed for bankruptcy.

* For many of the Occupying protesters, it's been Woodstock sexual frolics all over again. But with the same old results after the thrill is gone: unintended pregnancies and sexually-transmitted diseases. Here's the New York Post report. 

t’s the Autumn of Love! Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on in ’60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post yesterday. “Last week was free love,” said a medical professional at a clinic located a short walk from Zuccotti Park, referring to the number of people who organizers have referred for sexually transmitted disease testing.

A volunteer at the park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. “We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs,” said the volunteer, who identified himself only as “Captain” and added that pregnancy tests are also a hot item. “Like anything else, it happens. People ask, and we do the best we can for them.” Volunteers at the medical tent hand out cash, usually $15 or $20, so the randy radicals can visit clinics that cater to a low-income clientele, the source said.