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Canadian Goes Into Early Labor While On Vacation In U.S., Gets $1M Hospital Bill As Souvenir

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The difference between the two sides of an imaginary line separating Canada and the US is about $1 million in hospital costs.

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Study: People Who Have Obamacare Overwhelmingly Like It; Republicans Vow To Repeal Anyway

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Even though Republicans are trying their best to repeal Obamacare, the numbers show that people who actually use it overwhelmingly like it just fine.

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Fully-Insured Woman Gets $50,000 Bill After Being Taken To ‘Out Of Network’ Hospital While In Coma

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Two hospitals just three blocks apart meant a world of difference. One took her insurance, the other didn’t. Now she’s left with a $50,000 bill and no way to pay it.

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Boehner And McConnell Declare Intention To Resume Effort To Repeal ObamaCare

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Millions of Americans across the country currently have health insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but if Republicans have their way, every last one of those citizens will lose it.

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Americans Whose Lives Were Saved By Obamacare Fight Lawsuit That Threatens To Strip Them Of Health Insurance

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If this lawsuit swings the wrong way, it will not only affect how Americans live, but whether they live at all.

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Nursing Home Aides Caught Abusing 76-Year-Old Alzheimer’s Patient On Hidden Camera (VIDEO)

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You truly cannot trust anyone. This footage sickens me.

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Debunking Right Wing Bullsh!t: Obamacare Causes 78 Percent Premium Hikes!!!

Debunking Right Wing Bullsh!t: Obamacare Causes 78 Percent Premium Hikes!!!

Just in time for the midterms, a suspiciously convenient story about massive rate hikes is flying around the right wing alternate reality.

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Joni Ernst: Repeal Obamacare And Cut Food Stamps And Force People To Rely On The Church For Help

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The Iowa Senate race is one of the closest in the nation so it stands to reason that insulting and attacking a large portion of the population would be a stupid move.

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Singer Chris Brown Slammed For Bizarre Ebola Tweet: ‘It’s Population Control’ (IMAGE)

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Currently, the Ebola virus has killed over 4,000 people in West Africa and one person in the United States.

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Conservative Columnist Accuses President Obama Of Orchestrating Ebola In Scheme To Take Guns Away

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In yet another example of conservative lunacy about the Ebola virus, a right-wing columnist wrote that President Obama “orchestrated” bringing Ebola to America so that he can declare martial law and take everyone’s guns away.

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GOP Tells Obamacare Haters To Harass Democrat’s 91-Year-Old Bedridden Mother (IMAGE)

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Iden has since issued a statement that denies any involvement with the mailer and has not apologized for his party’s wrongdoing.

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‘Political Extortion': Louisiana Rape Victims Charged Up To $4000 For Emergency Care

‘Political Extortion': Louisiana Rape Victims Charged Up To $4000 For Emergency Care

How do you get women to not report their rape? Charge them a few thousand for the “privilege”, of course!

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RI Candidate Smokes Weed In Ad, Accuses Government Of Spreading Lies About Pot (VIDEO)

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Medical marijuana has just gotten some very public backing from a Rhode Island candidate. In her campaign video, Compassion Party candidate Anne Armstrong not only expressed her support of medical cannabis, but she also admitted that she herself used it- and proved just how genuine her statements were by smoking pot […]

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Wealthy Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse Claims He Will Go Broke, And Guess Who He’s Blaming

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If you guessed President Obama, then- BAM!-you were right on the money.

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Doctor Confesses To Misdiagnosing Cancer, Giving Patients Unneeded Chemo To Make Money

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A Michigan doctor is now facing a death sentence after he confessed to purposefully misdiagnosing his patients with cancer and ordering dying patients to undergo chemotherapy.

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UCLA Med Student Arrested For Stealing Dying Cancer Patient’s iPad (VIDEO)

UCLA Med Student Arrested For Stealing Dying Cancer Patient’s iPad (VIDEO)

Natalie Packer was a patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, having been diagnosed with breast cancer. During her treatment at the hospital, Packer would keep her iPad beside her bed. When Packer went into cardiac arrest, her iPad had mysteriously disappeared while medics tried to revive her. It […]

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US Hospital Bill Goes Viral: This Is What Childbirth Costs Without A National Health Service

US Hospital Bill Goes Viral: This Is What Childbirth Costs Without A National Health Service

In March this year, twitter user @YumiYoko became a mum following a caesarean section.  Medical staff at Philadelphia’s Abington Memorial Hospital handed her a child, while administrators handed her a bill for over $42,000.  Such is life under the US profit-making private healthcare system. British actor Stephen McGann (who plays […]

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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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