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French Hospital Opens Wine Bar For Dying Patients. Socialized Healthcare Rocks!

French Hospital Opens Wine Bar For Dying Patients. Socialized Healthcare Rocks!

Being terminally ill is not just terrifying and painful – it can be truly boring. Imagine your time left on earth is limited to weeks and days, yet being forced to whittle away that meager time stuck in bed.  Well, this French hospital is revolutionizing its approach to palliative care […]

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WATCH: Man With 100 Pound Scrotum Will Finally Get Help After A Decade Of Misdiagnosis

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  Earlier this month the US Senate held an important hearing on the third leading cause of death in the United States, medical error. For this Michigan man, misdiagnosis has cost him a decade of pain, suffering and embarrassment. Dan Maurer began noticing what he thought was unusual growth in […]

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More Than 11,000 People Injured Or Killed Every Day In The US Because Of Medical Mistakes (Video)

More Than 11,000 People Injured Or Killed Every Day In The US Because Of Medical Mistakes (Video)

  With all of the political showmanship and game playing going on in Washington of late, there’s a good chance you missed some important information that came out of Thursdays Senate Hearing on healthcare mistakes. A key revelation that came out of the hearing is the fact that medical mistakes […]

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Remote Controlled Contraceptive Implant Could Be Available In Just Four Years

Remote Controlled Contraceptive Implant Could Be Available In Just Four Years

A new exciting development in the world of contraceptives has just been announced – a remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip has been developed by Massachusetts startup MicroCHIPS. This chip, which can be implanted under a woman’s skin, will release small doses of the hormone levonorgestrel every day for 16 years. Sixteen years might […]

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Study Finds An Overwhelming Number Of Republicans Are Happy With Their Obamacare Plans

Study Finds An Overwhelming Number Of Republicans Are Happy With Their Obamacare Plans

The “idea” of Obamacare remains a political minefield, but Obamacare itself – that is to say, the actual health insurance Americans are now receiving – is popular with just about everybody. That is the takeaway from a new poll from the Commonwealth Fund which sought to disentangle the political opposition […]

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New Study Shows Link Between Female Economic Dependence And Right Wing Sexual Morality

New Study Shows Link Between Female Economic Dependence And Right Wing Sexual Morality

It may not come as a surprise to find out that strict sexual purity morality coincides with with economic dependence for women, but a new national study has clearly established the connection. The study, which is titled “Female Economic Dependence and the Morality of Promiscuity” was conducted by Michael E. […]

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Tennessee GOP Refusal To Expand Medicaid Forced Married Couple To Separate After 33 Years So Wife Can Keep Insurance (VIDEO)

Tennessee GOP Refusal To Expand Medicaid Forced Married Couple To Separate After 33 Years So Wife Can Keep Insurance (VIDEO)

Many poor Tennessee residents do not have health insurance, but for at least one married couple, no Medicaid expansion forced them to make a heartbreaking decision.

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The Obamacare Effect: More Than Half Of Privately Insured Women Can Now Get Free Birth Control

The Obamacare Effect: More Than Half Of Privately Insured Women Can Now Get Free Birth Control

While the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision was upsetting, we shouldn’t lose sight of the larger picture: Thanks to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, millions more women are being given access to free birth control. What’s more, health care experts say that trend is likely to become even more […]

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Republicans FINALLY Stop Lying About Why They Hate Obamacare

Republicans FINALLY Stop Lying About Why They Hate Obamacare

Have at it, GOP! Start complaining how much you hate the idea of paying a little extra so the sick and poor can see a doctor. See how that works out for you!

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Bad News For Republicans: Obamacare Still NOT A Job Killer As 217,000 Jobs Added In May, Healthcare Adds The Most

Bad News For Republicans: Obamacare Still NOT A Job Killer As 217,000 Jobs Added In May, Healthcare Adds The Most

Obamacare has not only strengthened America’s healthcare system, it has strengthened the economy as well.

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Virginia Politicians Could Give Healthcare To The Poor, But Are Building Themselves An Office Instead

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Virginia’s lawmakers authorized $430 million for a new building to replace their crumbling one. That’s the same amount they could have had for Medicaid.

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Wisconsin Republican Flip Flops On Mandatory Coverage Of Chemotherapy Pills After Getting Cancer

Wisconsin Republican Flip Flops On Mandatory Coverage Of Chemotherapy Pills After Getting Cancer

Wouldn’t we all like some compassion when confronted with a life-threatening illness? Wisconsin state representative Mary Czaja, R-Irma, just found some — for herself. Czaja opposed a healthcare bill that would require insurance companies to cover chemotherapy pills, just as they cover the intravenous treatment. Then she had a conversion experience. […]

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WATCH: If The Poor Want Good Healthcare, They Should Just ‘Stop Being Poor,’ Says Fox News Guy

WATCH: If The Poor Want Good Healthcare, They Should Just ‘Stop Being Poor,’ Says Fox News Guy

Fox News contributor Todd Wilemon told ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Aasif Mandvi that ‘the poor should just stop being poor’ if they want good healthcare.

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WATCH: Evil Obamacare Will Destroy Families And Silence Churches, Warns Right Wing Activist

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Ken Blackwell came out railing against the ACA at this year’s CPAC. He believes it’s designed to destroy American families and silence churches.

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Christians Actually Don’t Have To Pay For Anything They Find Morally Wrong In Their Insurance

Health care sharing ministries are an alternative to the ACA's individual mandate. Hopefully the religious right won't see these as a viable replacement.

Health care sharing ministries are an alternative to the ACA’s individual mandate. Hopefully the religious right won’t see these as a viable replacement.

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The Party Of No Hates Obamacare So Much That They Make Their Point By Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Red states like South Carolina are facing a political dilemma over expanding Medicaid. Some see it as cold and heartless, and are getting that message out.

Red states like South Carolina are facing a political dilemma over expanding Medicaid. Some see it as cold and heartless, and are getting that message out.

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Latest In GOP Hypocrisy: New Plan Against The ACA Would Kick 1 Million Off Their Insurance

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The GOP has introduced a bill that would kick 1 million people off their insurance, while still crying about people kicked off their plans under the ACA.

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Four ‘Mad Men’ Era Relics We Need To Ditch – And Four We Wish We Still Had

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In many ways, the U.S. hasn’t progressed past the Mad Men era. And in some, we’ve gotten worse, not better. It’s 2014. Why are we still stuck where we are?

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Senator Ted Cruz Wants Obama To Apologize For ACA, But Forgets That He Already Did

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Ted Cruz wants Obama to apologize for breaking his promise about keeping insurance. What Senator Cruz forgets is that Obama already did apologize.

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Another Obamacare Success Story That The Republicans Don’t Want You To Hear About

Another Obamacare Success Story That The Republicans Don’t Want You To Hear About

A small business owner in Ohio is getting significant benefits through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sean Recchi was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, forcing his family to go deep into debt to pay for his treatments after finding out their insurance was worthless. Last fall, Sean’s wife, Stephanie, told […]

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