Monthly Archives: November 2014

Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action – The Washington Post

Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.

via Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action – The Washington Post.

Rural hospitals in critical condition

“The stand-alone, community hospital is going the way of the dinosaur,” says Angela Mattie, chairwoman of the health care management and organizational leadership department at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University, known for its public opinion surveys on issues including public health.

The closings threaten to decimate a network of rural hospitals the federal government first established beginning in the late 1940s to ensure that no one would be without health care. It was a theme that resonated during the push for the new health law. But rural hospital officials and others say that federal regulators — along with state governments — are now starving the hospitals they created with policies and reimbursement rates that make it nearly impossible for them to stay afloat.

via Rural hospitals in critical condition.

Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says – LA Times

Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didnt want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a key node in the brains reward, motivation, decision-making and addictive behaviors network.

via Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says – LA Times.

UNPRECEDENTED: Obama Forces Insurance Industry to Withhold 2015 Prices Until After Election | The Gateway Pundit

Barack Obama is again playing political games with our health insurance industry and has turned in another underhanded move against it by forcing insurance carriers, brokers and agents to withhold their 2015 prices until after the 2014 midterm elections are over all so that the news of higher prices won’t hurt Democrats on Election Day.

via UNPRECEDENTED: Obama Forces Insurance Industry to Withhold 2015 Prices Until After Election | The Gateway Pundit.

Michelle Obama gives everyone who votes permission to eat fried chicken

In the full audio of the interview, Michelle Obama gives everyone who votes permission to eat fried chicken.Martin asked at 7:15, “So can we, if we go out to the polls, can we, say, we have a souls to polls on Sunday, can we do soul food after we vote?”Obama responded, “Absolutely. I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote.

via Michelle Obama To Black Voters: Don’t Think, Vote For Dems | The Daily Caller.