JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for November 26 - December 2, 2012.
In the 1880s, Germany initiated government provision of healthcare. It was not long before doctors stopped serving patients and began serving the state — to the death.
Another governor is adding his name to the list of state executives opposing the ObamaCare mandates. This past week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that he will recommend that his state legislature refuse to create a health insurance exchange as required by ObamaCare. Bentley also called for the rejection of federal grant money earmarked for the expansion of Medicaid in the states.
The Congressional Budget Office's latest offering of suggestions on how to cut the deficit falls far short of what is needed and admits that making adequate spending cuts will be a "formidable task."
ObamaCare’s employer mandate is supposed to guarantee that every working American is able to obtain health insurance through his employer. But according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an organization representing 350,000 small-business owners, the mandate may end up being the ruin of employer-sponsored health insurance and will almost certainly be detrimental to employers and employees alike.
America's Catholic leaders have made it clear that they will defy the federal government on its contraception mandate and the legalization of same-sex marriage.
The Danish government repealed a year-old tax on fatty foods because it wasn't keeping Danes from eating them and was causing job losses.
The city of San Francisco has announced that it plans to cover the cost of sex-change procedures for uninsured “transgender” residents, making it the first community in the United States to offer such a service. The Associated Press reported that the city's Health Commission voted November 6 “to create a comprehensive program for treating transgender people experiencing mental distress because of the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identities.”
The American people reelected a president (barely) without a full airing of how he spent his first term. This does not bode well for the next four years and beyond.
Take the coverage of the 2012 elections carried on the three biggest 24-hour news channels (Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN) and you get a very conservative calculation of 72 hours in one day spent talking about the races in the 50 states.