The Obama administration made a deal with a private company to develop and police federal health insurance exchanges, then helped cover up the fact that the company was bought by a major player in the healthcare industry, the Weekly Standard reports.

A recent study out of Denmark appears to show a higher incidence of premature death among women who have had an abortion than for women who give birth. The study tracked a group of Danish women over a 25-year period, finding that those who had undergone a single abortion had a 45 percent higher mortality rate over that time period than those who had carried babies to full term. The death rate among women rose dramatically for subsequent abortions, with women who had two abortions having a 114 percent greater likelihood of mortality during the study period, and women with three or more abortions facing a 192 percent chance of premature death.

Most political talk is now focused on the “fiscal cliff,” but usually the talk avoids probing the depth of the problem. And the problem won’t be addressed until it is first acknowledged.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for December 3 - 9, 2012. 

Despite the reelection this month of a president whose primary legislative achievement has been the enactment of a national healthcare program, a majority of Americans now believe it is not the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, according to a new Gallup poll.

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia to hear an appeal the lower court had previously rejected in a suit filed by Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia against the health insurance mandate on employers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly referred to as ObamaCare.

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."

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