Kingston Upon Hull -
Saturday news that UK Health Minister Jeremy Hunt is to announce jail terms of up to five years for doctors, nurses and NHS managers who are found to have willfully neglected or mistreated patients paints a terrible picture of the NHS.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that all legislation scheduled for consideration next week are postponed in light of the shooting that left six people dead and 12 injured including Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Pre-existing conditions have been the reason many in America do not qualify for life-saving health care. That is the case for a baby born last month in Texas; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas say the infant's heart problems are pre-existing.
The Gang of Six, a group of Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, apparently has been working on their own piece of healthcare legislation, which according to reports will not have a public option.
This weekend during the Netroots Nation Convention, Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) stated that he would "vote adamantly against the interests of my district," when discussing the healthcare reform debate.
President Obama will be holding his second town hall meeting this week tomorrow in Bozeman, Montana. Many believe that this town hall event will be much rowdier than Tuesday's meeting in New Hampshire.
Late Wednesday night, Sarah Palin posted another Facebook posting defending her controversial comments about health care reform containing provisions for "death panels" and further slams President Obama.
There is no doubt that legitimate differences in public opinion exists over President Obama’s proposal for universal health care. It should be expected when there is a public policy issue of such critical importance discussed on Capitol Hill.