Health and financial security
According to an editorial published on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal Dec. 5, 2009: “The reality is that all health-care costs are ultimately borne by consumers, whether through more expensive premiums, lower wages or higher taxes”.
The editorial stresses that the Democrats’ plan to reform healthcare “can’t change the laws of economics.” A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study found that the Obama administration’s plan to reform healthcare will result in health insurance premiums’ rising on average by 54 percent, but the media seem to have ignored the fact that it is we, the consumers, who will ultimately bear the cost of healthcare. An average increase of 54 percent in health insurance premiums affects the financial security of every American, already mired in a time of unemployment, rising taxes and a wobbly dollar.
Consider this: Congress and the Senate have declined to be covered under the same system contemplated for ordinary U.S. consumers. What’s wrong with this picture?
Health and financial security
Jan 18, 2011 51
In addition to this exciting announcement, we have some troubling news to report: more conflicts of interest over the Institute of Medicine’s vitamin D report, and more evidence from a top Harvard expert that the IOM recommendations fly in the face of good science. What is really going on here? (...
Oct 28, 2008 0
In 2006, AAHF took a stand against the proposed Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection legislation, now law, because we felt the bill was not in the public’s best interest. The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act had already been amended to require reporting of serious adverse e...
Nov 22, 2011 34
“Vitamin D Warning!” says MSNBC. “High Vitamin D Levels Linked to Serious Heart Condition” says Fox. What could be behind these terrifying headlines? (more…)...
Mar 30, 2010 89
Take Action Today. Help Us Gain Cosponsors for the Free Speech About Science Act, H.R. 4913! Consumers are largely kept in the dark about the potential health benefits of foods and supplements. Why? Because current law makes it illegal for food and supplement producers to share this information....
Apr 29, 2014 76
Vermont consumers will be the first in the nation to have a clear choice. (more…)...
Jul 25, 2017 14
Raising the drinking age in the United States has been a total public policy failure. It has been doing for 18-21 year olds what national prohibition did for the whole country in the 1920’s—promoting rather than restraining binge drinking. In 1984, President Reagan signed the National Mini...
Feb 15, 2011 81
This is yet another example of the US medical-industrial complex run amok. Lyme is one of the most serious epidemics of our time. Yet the opinions of 2% of the medical community are dominating the beliefs and practices of the mass majority of practicing Lyme physicians! (more…)...
Oct 20, 2015 2
No, of course not. But it is true you shouldn’t take them alone. A new British Medical Journal study has created more headlines in the mainstream media. One article opened with this: “A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good ...
Apr 2, 2013 35
It couldn’t be because it brings in over $1 billion in sales each year, could it? (more…)...
May 28, 2019 7
A message from Dr. Jonathan Wright. Action Alert! Last month Green Medicine Newsletter reported about the latest FDA-financed attack1 on bio-identical hormones (“BHRT”). When people hear the initials “BHRT”, they think of hormone replacement for women, which include estrogens...