According to London’s Daily Telegraph, British hospitals are euthanizing patients at ever-increasing rates — and raking in big bucks as a result. Documents obtained by the newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that nearly two-third of National Health Service (NHS) trusts, regional authorities that administer hospitals, “have received millions of pounds for hitting targets related to” the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a controversial end-of-life care program.
Protesting the Obama administration’s “nanny-state” approach to curbing U.S. obesity, House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) is demanding a government investigation of the contentious new school lunch standards implemented this fall. The rules promote healthy foods while establishing limits on calorie intake for school lunches as a component of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act — the first major overhaul of school lunches in 15 years — which authorizes funding and enacts policy for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) core child nutrition programs.
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld ObamaCare — the joint venture of the President and Congress to force every American, regardless of ability or desire, to purchase a qualifying health care insurance plan by 2014 or face a tax penalty for failure to comply.
Cost estimates for ObamaCare's insurance subsidies have risen nearly 25 percent in the last two years and are expected to rise even further, according to a new think-tank report.
The big news out of Sweden is that lunch lady Annika Eriksson has been shut down. Eriksson was an exceptionally creative and hardworking head cook at a school in central Sweden. Unfortunately, her lunches were all too good, too yummy, and too unequal for Sweden’s overstocked supply of bureaucrats, central planners, food monitors, and equity cops.
As the Obama administration spends tens of millions in taxpayer money on unconstitutional “public relations” contracts promoting its “ObamaCare” takeover of U.S. health care, lawmakers have been unsuccessfully demanding answers for months. If documents are not handed over soon, however, Congress may have to issue subpoenas.
A long-term study out of New Zealand has found that teens using marijuana on a regular basis may suffer from lowered intelligence as adults. Researchers followed 1,037 individuals, born between 1972 and 1973, for nearly four decades, analyzing them for the effects of persistent marijuana use on neuropsychological functioning. The participants, approximately five percent of which began using marijuana as teenagers, were given IQ tests at age 14, before any had begun using the drug, and again at 38, and were additionally surveyed at ages 18, 21, 26, and 38 about their drug use.
Several D.C. councilmembers, plus the district's mayor, recently expressed a willingness to consider a New York City-style ban on large-sized sugary drinks in the district.
In his book The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, Laurence Vance illustrates the absurdities and inconsistencies of the federal government’s drug war in America, and explains why, in his view, the war on drugs should be ended immediately.
The federal government has been paying certain welfare benefits to deceased individuals and denying Medicare benefits to those alive, thinking they were dead, according to a report from the Social Security Administration's Inspector General.