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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tax dollars could be spent to “nudge” older people to agree to premature death under Senate bill

By Burke J. Balch, J.D., director, Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee Last week, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) introduced S. 1549, the Care Planning Act of 2015, to....MORE

Monday, May 18, 2015

Obamacare Rationing “Excess Benefits” tax threatens health care plans of state and city workers

by Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Most state and city government health care plans, as well as many other plans, are soon to be undermined by one of the most serious of the multiple rationing....MORE

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Study shows preemies can survive at earlier ages, but hospital attitude can mean life or death

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to....MORE

Friday, April 17, 2015

Serious Obamacare Rationing Provision Again Under Fire

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A renewed pushback is underway against one of the most serious of the multiple rationing provisions of the five-year old Obama Health Care law — the “excess benefits tax.” .....MORE

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Report Examines Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning

WASHINGTON – In advance of a Friday Institute of Medicine conference in Washington, DC involving policymakers in implementation of its September 2014 report that urged promotion of “advance care planning,” the Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right...MORE

Monday, January 19, 2015

In Obamacare Omen, British Hospitals Report Drastic Delays in Emergency Care

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics As Obamacare apologists continue to defend the law’s constraints on health care spending with claims that European health care systems provide better health care with less spending than the....MORE

Monday, December 15, 2014

Disappointing government report shows declining health care spending; Obamacare partly to blame

By Jennifer Popik, JD The resources being devoted to life-saving and health-preserving health care in the United States are at a near-record low, according to a newly issued annual spending report from the federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...MORE.