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UPDATE: Two years plus one, but…

The story of ‘Victory’…

The original version of this column was published June 18, 2015.

VICTORY_back_webBeing in the unique position to have been trained by Kelley and having worked with him for the last seven years of his life, I felt privileged to have been asked by his son John Kelley to take over the editing and publication of Dr. Kelley’s Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types in 2013. Did we do a rewrite? NO!… But there were editing issues that we felt needed to be corrected, a chart which badly needed updating – in addition to other pertinent information, which Kelley had always published separately in the past – and we chose to merge these publications into one.

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Reefer Madness and the Election

When it comes to medical use… the federal government should get out of the way and let people decide what works for them and the people they love.

Reefer Madness_1sht_webFor the first time since 1988, both major parties’ nominees — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump – say that they have never smoked or experimented with marijuana (without inhaling).

President Obama has been open about having used marijuana and other drugs in his youth, yet his administration has taken insufficient steps to inject some sanity into the federal government’s approach to marijuana policy. In 2008, the Obama campaign talked about keeping federal prosecutors from going after medical marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized medical use such as California. To the contrary, in his first term especially, Obama’s Department of Justice was merciless on medical marijuana providers, as well as users. If you hoped for big change, get over it. Wednesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would not change marijuana’s classification from the Schedule I drug status it has held since 1970. Continue reading

Clinton Destroys Medicare

death-of-medicareHillary Clinton is taking a sledgehammer to Medicare. In a move calculated to fire up the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledges to open Medicare to people 55 to 64, and make a “public option” insurance plan for all ages. The 65-and-overs are already having a hard time finding a doctor willing to accept Medicare’s stingy payments. Clinton’s proposals will suddenly invite in millions more patients competing for the same doctors. Seniors, brace yourselves for long waits to see a doctor.

Medicare is stretched so thin to meet the needs of today’s seniors that expanding enrollment is like inviting the neighborhood for dinner when you don’t have enough to feed your own kids. Continue reading

To Health With You!

DIRTY DEEDS: Leaked emails reveal how Clinton conspired with DNC to destroy Bernie Sanders, the only anti-Monsanto candidate
bernie_SThere was only one candidate for president who openly talked about labeling GMOs and dismantling powerful banks and corporations. That candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, was targeted for character assassination and reputation destruction by none other than the democratic establishment puppetmasters, new leaked emails show… (Continue to full article)

OUTRAGE as pharma-corrupted Google censors Alzheimer’s prevention summit, claiming disease is not ‘preventable’
We are living in an age of massive censorship, collusion and criminality by the internet’s top gatekeepers. Google, Facebook and Twitter are all deeply corrupt, compromised organizations, and they systematically censor everything they don’t want you to see. Now, Google has been caught shutting down the Adwords advertising campaign for an empowering online summit that teaches people how to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia… (Continue to full article)

Robert Kennedy, Jr. is right about vaccines: A medically induced ‘holocaust’ is now upon us
At a recent screening of the powerful new documentary film Trace Amounts, which exposes the scientific connection between mercury in vaccines and autism, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. warned an audience of supportive viewers that vaccines are essentially poison vials causing a “holocaust” in our country… (Continue to full article)

Fluoride is destroying your brain
fluorideFluoride is in just about everything. It’s frequently added to the water supply, so it’s probably in your drinking water. It’s in most conventional oral health products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. It is nearly impossible to avoid, even in spite of growing concern over the negative affects associated with fluoride… … (Continue to full article)

‘Removed’: A Photographer Captures the Isolation Effect of Cellphones
Eric Pickersgill’s eerie photo series serves as a reminder to put your devices away… (Continue to full article)

Essential Oils and Brain Injuries: What You Are Not Being Told!
When essential oils increase oxygen in the brain, the pineal and pituitary glands also benefit greatly. The extra oxygen promotes better memory and emotional releases… (Continue to full article)

Important reasons why Roundup should be banned forever
ban-roundup-250It has long been touted as a harmless chemical that has greatly expanded the world’s crop yields, but the fact is that Roundup herbicide, which is manufactured by Monsanto, is a very deadly compound that persists on and in the food crops we consume… (Continue to full article)

Top 10 natural supplements and herbs that can fight the toxicities emitted by chemtrails
chemtrailsIn June 2015, geochemist and nuclear chemist Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD. published an article about chemtrail effects in India entitled “Aluminum poisoning of humanity and Earth’s biota through clandestine geo engineering.” For a scientist to use the word “clandestine” was unusual. And while aluminum is found naturally in our environment, regular forced consumption of aluminum particulates, is linked with an increase in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease… (Continue to full article)

The extra curse of the Angelina gene
jolieWomen who have their ovaries removed to slash the risk of cancer ‘have a greater risk of dementia’. The operation, which triggers early menopause, results in a reduction in memory and thinking skills, scientists have found. Experts fear this may eventually lead to early-onset dementia for many women, and may even lead to Alzheimer’s… (Continue to full article)

Beets are the perfect detoxifying, brain boosting side dish

Beets are extremely distinctive vegetables. Their bright, red color, slight sweetness and soft, buttery texture either makes people fall in love with them, or turn the other way. Of course, if people knew how incredibly nutrient-rich beets were, perhaps more people would diligently try to include these precious root vegetables in their diet even if they didn’t like them… (Continue to full article)

Are cheap groceries making you FAT?
Government funds for processed foods, livestock and soft drinks are increasing risk of heart disease, study claims… (Continue to full article)

How Much Coffee Should I Drink Daily?
pouring_coffee_2I love coffee, I love tea
I love the java jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the java and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup (boy!)

I love java, sweet and hot
Whoops mr. moto, I’m a coffee pot
Shoot the pot and I’ll pour me a shot
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup

~ Coffee, believe it or not, may have more positive health benefits than you might think… (Continue to full article)

Top 15 foods that are so dangerous they’ve been banned from entering other countries, but are served in the U.S.

No wonder the US is suffering epidemic levels of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other nutrition-related conditions

A grapefruit being injected with four syringes containing colored fluids

A grapefruit being injected with four syringes containing colored fluids

Many savvy and health conscious shoppers analyze food labels to know exactly what’s concocted in that jar, can or box. Conversely, millions of Americans, brainwashed by trendy advertising and/or scientific propaganda, remain clueless about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other ubiquitous genetically engineered ingredients like MSG, maltodextrin, soy protein isolate, Food manufacturers spend lots of money concocting chemical additives to addict you. Some of these “foods” shoved down American throats are flat out banned in other nations. gives even the occasional junk eater fifteen reasons to just say no. (Read Full Story)

While you were distracted by BREXIT…

… Monsanto’s puppets in the U.S. Senate announced a ‘compromise’ to outlaw GMO labeling laws nationwide

Call your U.S. Senator NOW and tell them you strongly oppose this “DARK ACT” GMO labeling compromise. It’s all a biotech industry scam that’s designed to outlaw meaningful GMO labeling!

Monsantos-Genetically-Modified-FoodsWhile UK citizens were revolting en masse against bureaucratic rule in Europe, another cabal of prostituted lawmakers were busy plotting against American food consumers.

According to this announcement from the United States Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, committee leaders have reached a “bipartisan agriculture biotechnology compromise solution.”

What exactly is this so-called “compromise?”

The complete banning of all GMO labeling state laws across America.
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April 29, 2016: The Bathroom Chronicles ~ 102

I identify as a dog. Where is the nearest fire hydrant? Oh – I can get arrested for indecent exposure? Then why is it not equal treatment when a Perv goes into a women’s bathroom – and don’t kid yourself – they are stalking there. ~ J.B.

LGBT Group Calls for Unconstitutional Federal Ban of Single-Sex Bathrooms in ALL Public Schools!
Sex crimes revolving around men in women’s facilities are becoming commonplace as liberals continue to push their anti-traditional values campaign onto the rest of us, but this fact doesn’t seem to be slowing the liberal march towards cultural insanity… (Continue to full article)

04-28_barstoolPedophiles: The Next Protected Minority Group
When liberals began targeting the sexual attitudes of our population through mass media and junk science such as Alfred Kinsey’s perverted sex studies, suddenly the worst thing one could be was a prude, and the accusation was thrown around almost as liberally (no pun intended) as “homophobe” has been in recent years. In retrospect, we can see that both were part of the same stratagem of shaming ideological opponents into acquiescence… (Continue to full article)

Judge, calling Hastert ‘serial child molester,’ gives former House speaker year in prison
hastertHastert would have LOVED the open bathrooms of today but he isn’t the ONLY politician guilty of molesting young boys and girls. This is the result of electing LIARS to public office. When they LIE about one thing they will lie about others and LIARS are NOT TO BE TRUSTED IN ANYTHING… (Continue to full article)

150 Students WALK OUT of high school after transgender allowed to use girls locker room
Everything about this makes me cringe. This ‘transgender girl’’who calls himself ‘Lila Perry’ and was born as a boy and, frankly, still looks very much like one, was recently allowed to use the girls locker room after P.E., BUT.. (Continue to full article)

More than 700,000 pledge to boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy
“We aim to please – you aim too – please…” (Continue to full article)

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NASA Confesses to Dosing Americans with Air-borne Lithium & Other Chemicals

nasaThere’s the official explanation for why NASA is spraying lithium, a pharmaceutical drug most often used to treat people with manic depression or bi-polar disorder, into our ionosphere, and then there is the probable reason(s). It would be easier to accept NASA’s official explanation if they were not so secretive about everything they study and do in space – but one thing is for certain – NASA’s own personnel have admitted that lithium, along with other chemicals, are intentionally being placed into our environment regularly. It is possible that many of NASA’s own employees aren’t even aware of the true motivations for carrying out such a project, ironically displaying the very behaviors that these chemicals/pharmaceuticals are meant to instill. (Read the Complete Expose’ and SEE the Video)

VAXXED: The Movie You Can’t See, The Truth You Can’t Know

vacci-liesTo all meddlers who know best and are keeping us from exploring “dangerous information” on our own:

Fuck off!

Is that clear enough?

Here’s what we don’t need; people who pretend to act like shepherds for our own good, while profiting from their version of the truth. (Continue to Full Article)

Hillary Advisers From Big Health, Big Pharma

Evita Clinton: And the money kept rolling in from every side. Hillary's pretty hands reached out and they reached wide.

Evita Clinton: And the money kept rolling in from every side. Hillary’s pretty hands reached out and they reached wide.

Hillary Clinton is campaigning as a guardian of President Barack Obama’s progressive policy accomplishments. In recent weeks, she has called the Affordable Care Act “one of the greatest accomplishments of President Obama, of the Democratic Party, and of our country,” and promised that she is “going to defend Dodd-Frank” and “defend President Obama for taking on Wall Street.”

Meanwhile, however, Clinton’s campaign has been relying on a team of strategists and fundraisers, many of whom spent much of the last seven years as consultants or lobbyists for business interests working to obstruct Obama’s agenda in those two areas. Continue reading

Why Are Many Diseases Back, Decades After Being Wiped Out in the U.S.?

Border-Patrol-Laredo-LM-Otero-Associated-Press-640x480An E. coli epidemic in Seattle and Kansas City and 19 other states? TB in New York and Manassas, Virginia? Leprosy in New Hampshire? Dengue Fever in Laredo? What’s going on here?

If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. If we survey the anecdotal and sporadic official data of the past fifteen years, there is no doubt we are being invaded daily by dangerous diseases. Continue reading

The Strange Laws That Dictate What Your Doctor Tells You

States are increasingly passing measures that force doctors to give patients incomplete or wrong information. Here’s how that happens.

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Across the country, states are passing laws that determine what doctors can and cannot discuss with their patients, according to a new report from a coalition of four nonprofit organizations. Doctors might be prevented from asking patients about politically sensitive topics, like guns or fracking, or they might be forced to give patients medically inaccurate information, in the case of abortion. [Read complete article]

Anti-malaria drug given to soldiers linked to depression, killing veterans while boosting Big Pharma’s psych drug profits

Hand-Holding-Medication-Prescription-Pills-CapsulesA pharmaceutical drug developed by the United States Army as a supposed treatment and preventive agent for malaria is instead proving to be an ineffective, deadly, psychotropic poison. The drug, known as mefloquine (or Lariam under its brand name), is reportedly causing British soldiers to develop severe depression and mental illness, and some political leaders are now calling for its removal from the official military drugging schedule. Continue reading

“The 21st Century Cures Act” Is On Its Way – Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard About It

money-pillsThe 21st Century Cures Act is going through the U.S. Congress right now, and it will likely pass into law unless some opposition materializes (it passed through the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee with a vote of 51 to 0). The Act is a give-away to the pharmaceutical industry, removing many of the safety mechanisms in place that are supposed to keep the public protected from unsafe drugs and medical devices.

The 21st Century Cures Act allows drugs to be rushed to the market, removes phase 3 testing as a requirement for drug approval, bases drug approval on biomarkers rather than actual health outcomes, and encourages the production of new antibiotics at a time when microbiome destruction is increasingly being linked to chronic diseases. (Read More)

Ebola’s Other Contagious Threat: Hysteria

panic-in-the-streetsAs health officials scramble to explain how two nurses in Dallas became infected with Ebola, psychologists are increasingly concerned about another kind of contagion, whose symptoms range from heightened anxiety to avoidance of public places to full-blown hysteria.

So far, emergency rooms have not been overwhelmed with people afraid that they have caught the Ebola virus, and no one is hiding in the basement and hoarding food. But there is little doubt that the events of the past week have left the public increasingly worried, particularly the admission by Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director the of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that the initial response to the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States was inadequate. Continue reading

Big Ground Beef E. Coli Recall Expands Nationwide

A recall of nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef potentially tainted with dangerous E. coli bacteria has expanded to include distributors to restaurants nationwide — but don’t expect to know which ones.

burgerFederal officials aren’t required to say which restaurants served the tainted hamburger linked to the largest recall of its kind in six years. And they don’t have to tell consumers what type of restaurant dished up meat recalled by Detroit’s Wolverine Packing Co., either — whether it was a sit-down diner or a fast-food joint, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Continue reading

Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

the_twilight_zone_2Doctors are leaving private practice to become employees of hospitals, according to this story in the New York Times. The decline in private practice physicians actually began a few years ago when changes to Medicare forced many physicians who practiced individually or in small group offices to make the move to a salaried position in a hospital.

But there is no doubt that Obamacare has exacerbated the problem. The onerous recordkeeping is one big reason why private practice physicians are becoming extinct. Private physicians can’t afford the extra employees to meet the demands of Obamacare paperwork.

Dr. Paul Hsieh explained on the rollout of Obamacare:

The second component of Big Medicine is the shift of doctors away from independent private practice and towards becoming hospital employees. Doctors face many of the same pressures as hospitals. As eWeek reported, “Doctors are abandoning their private practices to join large health organizations so they can lower their costs and meet government mandates on electronic health records.”

By becoming hospital employees, doctors lose autonomy, but enjoy more regular hours and a more predictable salary. In return, hospitals gain access to a guaranteed supply of patients from their employee-physicians. Last year the Washington Post reported, “[T]he number of physicians who own their firms dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 43 percent in 2009, and it’s projected to continue falling to 33 percent by 2013.” As oncologist Patrick Cobb recently told CNN, “We have a joke that there are two kinds of private practices left in America. Those that sold to hospitals and those that are about to be sold.” […] READ MORE

Arrhythmia: stroke, heart attack and choices

health_watch__thumbMy father died of a heart attack at 46 years of age. His death changed the course of my life. His passing changed the itinerary of our entire family. To know such pain in your teens, your father’s death, (even your mother’s) creates a hole in your heart that aches for a lifetime. You learn at a very young age the ephemeral aspect of life and you learn to cherish every day, every moment and, every year of living.

Years later, I wrote a teen novel about my father’s death: Strike Three! Take Your Base, which depicts a 17-year-old teen who loses his father to a heart attack. In the story, he befriends a cheerleader who suffers a divorce of her father who lives far away, so she suffers the loss of her father even though he didn’t die. The book offers teens a positive path with the early loss of a parent through death or divorce. Heart wrenching? You betcha! Continue reading

Family fights to get drug for dying boy

jack_fowlerShould a dying child receive an unproven experimental drug even if the patient doesn’t fit within a carefully designed clinical trial?

More than 53,000 people who have signed an online petition on behalf of a Mundelein (Illinois) boy say yes, absolutely. But Shire, the Ireland-based pharmaceutical company that owns the drug, says it’s a complicated matter and has refused to make the drug available to the child.

At the heart of this moral and ethical dilemma is 6-year-old Jack Fowler. Jack has a rare disorder called Hunter syndrome, or MPS II, that is expected to kill him because he lacks the enzyme needed to break down cellular waste in his body. Ten to 20 years is the usual life expectancy of someone with the disease, but Jack’s more severe type means he may have less time. Continue reading

Immigration and Disease

jp-CLINIC-1-articleLargeAs the immigration debate continues, I can’t help but be reminded of a several-month project I worked on in a community health center which served the Vietnamese population of a major U.S. city. The project involved “Abstracting” data from the paper medical records to the electronic record, so that all of the information was transferred with the ultimate goal of “retiring” the volumes of paper, to be replaced by the electronic medical record. Continue reading

Lewis: The Dirty No Good SOBing Traitors

chemtrails(2)If one cannot search for and see the light of truth, one is either dumber than a box of rocks, ignorant and fearful of the truth, indoctrinated to the max unwilling to accept facts, or a willing participant in the destruction of America. Regardless of which it is, you, your family, and your future descendents will pay the highest price –servitude to evil or death.

It is likely that most think I am talking about the US Government, Inc. After all, the people in it apply the so-called “laws” way out of its jurisdiction. What does this mean? Well, if one cares to check Article I, Sections 17 and 18 of the Constitution for the united States of America, one is sure to find that Congress has no authority within or between the many states of the united States of America. Nor does any other manufactured part of the government.

Ah, the heck with all the technical crap that hardly anyone believes anyway due to extreme and effective brainwashing by government, etc. Continue reading

Thousands of Doctors Dropped from Medicare Advantage

obama_seniors_APThe Wall Street Journal reports that private insurance provider United Health is dropping thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage networks.

Medicare Advantage is very popular with senior citizens, but United Health says that “government cuts” will “leave many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors.” Continue reading

Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes

cancellation notice 300Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Continue reading

Why is Obamacare so unaffordable?

Because it was conceived as a political weapon of mass economic destruction

Mike_AdamsRight now, all across America, employees are receiving notices that their insurance coverage is being dropped because it isn’t “compliant” with Obamacare. Simultaneously, employers everywhere are slashing jobs, cutting hours and downsizing their operations just to stay afloat by avoiding the most punishing requirements of Obamacare. Across the economy, Obamacare is devastating American workers and casting tens of millions of people into a state of despair.

Why is Obamacare — the “Affordable Care Act” — so unaffordable? Why is it causing jobs, hours and insurance policies to be gutted all across America? Because it was designed as a political weapon to destroy private sector jobs so that more people would become dependent on government entitlements, food stamps and welfare programs.

Mass victimization is a political strategy, and Obamacare is the weapon.

It’s time you learned the truth about Obamacare and how victimization is a political “weapon of mass destruction.” The Democratic party thrives primarily on victimization. The more destitute workers become, the more they demand handouts from politicians, and no party is more willing to widely distribute handouts than the Democratic party. Ensnaring people in a cycle of poverty and dependence is the democrats’ long-term re-election strategy. The more people who live in poverty, in other words, the more powerful the Democrats become. Continue reading

Obamacare’s winners and losers in Bay Area

“I was laughing at Boehner – until the mail came today…”

obamacare_weblogCindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.

Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.

Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.

Welcome to the club,” said Robert Laszewksi, a prominent health care consultant and president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates in Virginia. Continue reading

Over 1100 First Responders Contracted Cancer After the WTC Attacks

It makes you wonder why Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials told everyone in New York after the World Trade Center attacks that “the air is safe to breathe”, when 1,140 first responders have now been diagnosed with cancer 12 years later.

NEW YORK – Emergency responders proceed into the PATH train station during an emergency drill staged at the World Trade Center site on May 17, 2009 in New York City. The drill simulated an explosion involving a PATH commuter train in an underground tunnel between New York and New Jersey and involved more than 800 emergency services’ first responders. (Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Emergency responders proceed into the PATH train station during an emergency drill staged at the World Trade Center site on May 17, 2009 in New York City. The drill simulated an explosion involving a PATH commuter train in an underground tunnel between New York and New Jersey and involved more than 800 emergency services’ first responders. (Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)

Recently a study was conducted by the Mount Sinai Medical Center revealing that first responders and people close to “Ground Zero” during and after the September, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), are 15% more likely to contract cancers than people who were out of the area. Continue reading

Bombshell: Syria’s ‘chemical weapons’ turn out to be sodium fluoride used in the U.S. water supply and sold at Wal-Mart

nuke_bomb__test_kelleyEditor’s NOTE: Today, September 4, 2013, in preparation for Life, Liberty and Your Good Health, I had made decisions to go in an entirely different direction for the program. During the opening music for the program, due to the current situation in Syria, I made an instant switch in the direction of my commentary; first to share the following from Mike Adams at Natural News, and subsequently to give a bit of a history lesson; one which I have shared many times over the past nearly 14 years. After reading this commentary, we invite you to read Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb. These are the ties that bind.

For further information and commentary on the issue of fluoridation, we invite you to peruse all of our current offerings on the topic, by visiting Water, Water, Everywhere… (Ed.)

Natural News can now reveal that the Syria chemical weapons narrative being pushed by the White House is an outlandish hoax.

To understand why, you have to start with the story published in The Independent entitled Revealed: Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria.

Sounds scary, right? As The Independent reports:

The Government was accused of “breathtaking laxity” in its arms controls last night after it emerged that officials authorised the export to Syria of two chemicals capable of being used to make a nerve agent such as sarin a year ago.

What, exactly, are those two dangerous chemicals that need to be controlled via “arms control” regulations? You won’t believe me when I tell you. They are:

  • sodium fluoride
  • potassium fluoride

You can see this yourself in the screen capture of The Independent breaking news story. Note the headline and the subhead. The headline describes “nerve gas chemicals” and the subhead explains them as “sodium fluoride” and “potassium fluoride.” Continue reading

An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One

obamacare_weblogThe ‘death panel’ is a new beast, with god-like powers. Congress should repeal it or test its constitutionality.

Signs of ObamaCare’s failings mount daily, including soaring insurance costs, looming provider shortages and inadequate insurance exchanges. Yet the law’s most disturbing feature may be the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB, sometimes called a “death panel,” threatens both the Medicare program and the Constitution’s separation of powers. At a time when many Americans have been unsettled by abuses at the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department, the introduction of a powerful and largely unaccountable board into health care merits special scrutiny.

For a vivid illustration of the extent to which life-and-death medical decisions have already been usurped by government bureaucrats, consider the recent refusal by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to waive the rules barring access by 10-year old Sarah Murnaghan to the adult lung-transplant list. A judge ultimately intervened and Sarah received a lifesaving transplant June 12. But the grip of the bureaucracy will clamp much harder once the Independent Payment Advisory Board gets going in the next two years. Continue reading