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wHOTrying to rank and grade health care systems across the globe is a very complex and difficult task. There are so many variables and no easy way to uniformly grade them. The World Health Organization was the last group to try this daunting task. Their reports have also been the weapon used against America’s health care system. There are two glaring deficiencies in Americas treatment according to WHO; Infant Mortality Rates and Life Expectancy. How is it possible that America ranks so low compared to the rest of the world in these categories? (more…)

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 Jake Tapper is arguably the best White House correspondent and inquirer in the business today. During last Thursday’s Health Care (and calling a police officer “stupid”) Press Conference, he asked the most direct and common question being asked around dinner tables across America.  In an apparent momentary slippage from the transparency Obama loves to preach, he deflected like a Pro Bowl cornerback.  (more…)

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By now you have probably heard of the fiasco involving Henry Louis Gates Jr., the distinguished Professor at Harvard University.  On July 16th, Cambridge Massachusetts police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a potential breaking and entering.  This simple call has now led to a firestorm of media coverage over the past several days invoking emotions and heightening racial tensions.  (more…)

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obamaPresident Obama held his fourth nationally televised news conference yesterday — that is the same amount as President Bush held in his eight year term. That is the type of access that makes Obama so likable. He is also extremely well-coached in evoking emotion into the debate. If you were unfamiliar with any of the health care data then certainly last night you would think Obama is trying to do the noble thing and help Americans and fix a broken program. (more…)

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HECHY22_PH1Take at look at the latest Q and A with Nancy Pelosi. The Speaker is ready to have health care reform pushed through no matter what the stakes are.

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Every so often I will likely post data from recent polls.  Numbers are sometimes skewed to fit a designated storyline, however when broken down correctly they can be informative. Plus…I am giant stat geek whether its athletics, professionally or in politics. So indulge me as we look at a few: (more…)

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With growing animosity towards a government health insurance company, President Obama is planning a news conference to help the stalling H.R. 3200. We have heard some criticism about the bill from the CBO and Michael Steele.

Let’s take a good look at the argument for Health Care Reform. (more…)

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