Category Archives: Health
At an LGBT fundraiser on Friday Hillary said, “you can put half of Trump’s supporters in a basket of deplorables.” Then she went on to say that those in the basket are sexist, Islamophobic, racist, homophobes who jaywalk. I made up the jaywalk part.
She also smeared Trump in the same way a couple weeks ago with a rant about the alt right. And her campaign ran an ad with a guy in robes saying Trump believes what he believes.
This from a gal who called Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan Wizard as well as U.S. Senator from West Virginia, her friend and mentor. (Wonder how her mentor would feel about the way she treats his coal miners.)
Anyway, all that got under Ben Stein‘s skin:
This woman, who just uttered the most vile slanders against men and women whose only sin is supporting a candidate who dares to oppose her, who dares to oppose the media/Wall Street/White House buddy system, says that only she is “temperamentally fit” to be President. Really? Temperamentally fit to work for the KGB is more like it.
Donald Trump wished her a speedy recovery.
Until now, Clintonians considered it a deplorable conspiracy to question Hillary’s health.
Now her health has become a deplorable issue.
Reuters reports that Mylan will produce “the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen.” The generic version will sell for $300. That’s half the price of the “branded product.”
This will be the first generic EpiPen because the FDA has dragged its feet approving any other generic version. So Mylan has a near monopoly on a life saving product. Now it also has a monopoly on the generic version.
That monopoly enabled Mylan to increase the list price of an EpiPen two pack from $100 in 2008 to $600 today. The company is offering the generic version in response to criticism of its price hikes.
Here’s a WSJ editorial blaming the FDA for the Mylan monopoly.
What initially looked like a great deal for them – customers federally mandated to buy their product – doesn’t seem to be working out as they had hoped. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that insurers are loosing hundreds of millions of dollars on Obamacare.
Aetna Says Bye Bye
So Aetna now says bye bye to ObamaCare by way of pulling out of exchanges in 11 of the 15 states it serves. UnitedHealth and Humana are following suit. UnitedHealth is ditching 31 of its 34 states, and Humana is leaving 9 of 19 states.
In July the Justice Department blocked a proposed merger between Aetna and UnitedHealth. At the time Aetna wrote that without the cost savings of the merger it would leave the exchanges.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton supports a government funded public option to compete on the exchanges with the remaining private insurers.
Let the Ri0 Olympic games begin.
Here’s Jonathan Turley in USA Today:
Rio is the IOC’s most signature moment: games held in a lethally polluted area with some athletes who are viewed as equally dirty. Dirty air, dirty water, dirty games.
Rory Mcllroy quit the Rio Olympics over fear of the Zika virus. Other golfers, March Leishman of Australia and South African Charl Schwartzel, had already done the same. As had American cyclist Tejay van Garderen.
Last week the Russian track and field team took the easy way out – doping.
However, there were worse things than the Zika virus for olympic mascot Juma the jaguar. Juma got off her leash at an Olympic torch ceremony and was shot dead.