'Big Pharma' and Alzheimer's

'Big Pharma' and Alzheimer's

There are 2 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 28, 2009, titled 'Big Pharma' and Alzheimer's. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Hold it. Wait a minute. Did they really write that? In a Sept. 21 column , Newt Gingrich and Michelle Stein assert that "We don't even have a way to slow the beast" in reference to Alzheimer's. If their assertion is true, then an awful lot of people are spending an awful lot of money for an awful lot of placebos.

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Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 28, 2009
No abortion coverage in the health care "reform," says Planned Parenthood MN CEO? Fat chance.

1. Democrats have killed in committee every amendment (even by Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak) that would expressly prohibit coverage of abortion.

2. The chance that Planned Parenthood would benignly accept a "reform" that DIDN'T pay for abortion are substantially less the odds of hell freezing over.

3. "As a matter of law, and in the terminology used throughout the government, all of the funds that would be spent by the public plan would be federal funds, public funds. Rep. Capps and the others who are exerting themselves in the ludicrous exercise of attempting to label government agency spending as "private" are doing so for a transparently political purpose: To conceal the reality that H.R. 3200 would establish direct federal government funding of elective abortion by the government insurance plan, and would also result in large-scale federal subsidies for private health plans that pay for elective abortions. Both of those effects would be sharp departures from longstanding federal policy.

"The Capps-Waxman Amendment explicitly authorizes the Secretary of HHS to pay for elective abortions, any abortions, under the government plan. The public plan would be a program within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), part of the federal Executive Branch, headed by the Secretary of HHS. Under the Capps-Waxman Amendment, abortion providers would send their bills to DHHS. They would receive in payment checks drawn on a federal Treasury account, which are federal funds, public funds. This would be direct federal government funding of elective abortion.
This is not a matter of opinion. It is a matter of law.

"With few exceptions, funds under the control of and expended by an agency of the federal government cannot accurately be described as "private funds." For example, the funds in a citizen's bank account are private, but once he or she writes a check to the IRS to pay income taxes, the funds become federal government funds, public funds, deposited in a U.S. Treasury account. The same is true here. Once a public plan enrollee makes a "premium" payment to DHHS, the funds are no longer "private" -- they are federal government funds, as truly and completely as the funds that the government gathers from income taxes, user fees, fines, and other sources.

"NRLC has issued a memorandum proving that all of the funds that would be expended by the "public option," and also all of the funds that would flow to the premium-subsidy program, would be in fact "federal funds," both as a matter of law, and in the usage of those terms by and about federal agencies across the board. The memorandum contains links to primary documents from the CBO, GAO, and the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.) It is here:

#2 Sep 24, 2013
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