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Warren Relies on Rationing in Medicare for All Plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) Medicare for All plan has been widely criticized for taking what many consider an unrealistic approach to raising revenue, but one expert told the Washington Free Beacon the bigger problem is that it pushes health care rationing to keep costs low. Warren, a Democratic presidential frontrunner, relies on aggressive cost-cutting measures, including tightly restricted reimbursements and global budgeting. Health care policy expert Christopher Pope said her approach would effectively amount to a rationing scheme. This, in turn, would likely curtail Americans’ access to care, replacing a “fee for service” system with long wait times and mandatory caps on spending. Recent Stories in Issues Warren Relies on Rationing in Medicare for All Plan Democrats Push California-Style Gun Control in Aftermath of California Shooting Pro-Life Activist Will Appeal Planned Parenthood Undercover Video Verdict “The more radical part of [Warren’s plan] is the very, very bold rationing scheme for health care,” Pope, a scholar at the right-leaning Manhattan Institute, told the Free Beacon. “A big part of how she tries to make the numbers work is really very tightly restricting access to care and funding of health care services.” Warren’s campaign, which did not respond to request for comment, has avoided using the word “rationing,” likely because it believes the idea would be unpopular. But, as the Massachusetts senator pushes towards the presidency, other Democratic contenders and the public...

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Is This Boeing Blowback Or Anger At Lack Of Support For Aramco?

Is This Boeing Blowback Or Anger At Lack Of Support For Aramco? On the second day of the Dubai Airshow, also the same day Saudi Aramco canceled an IPO tour across the US, several Saudi airline carriers made a surprising move to order less Boeing planes, and in one case, even opted to buy Airbus planes instead.  Saudi Aramco canceled an IPO roadshow across the US over the lack of institutional support for the deal. Bankers wanted comprehensive reports on oil reserves, something that Aramco has hidden from institutional investors. This made it very hard for bankers to value the deal, which created too many uncertainties about valuation. As a result, numerous Wall Street banks moved to the sidelines, something that has undoubtedly upset Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) and has likely resulted in a blowback as Saudi airline carriers have just said they will order fewer Boeing planes.  The world’s eyes are on Dubai once again this week as we host the biggest @DubaiAirshow in terms of volume of deals and international participation, with more than 1,300 exhibitors. pic.twitter.com/iegveG2YAN — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 17, 2019 When it came time for Saudi airline flynas on Monday to order Boeing 787-8 jets at the airshow, the carrier instead chose to exercise its option to purchase 40 Airbus A320neo, reported Reuters. Coincidence, or is this a blowback for Wall...

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Leftist Bill Maher: “Learn To Live With Each Other Or There Will Be Blood!”

Leftist Bill Maher: “Learn To Live With Each Other Or There Will Be Blood!” Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Left-leaning HBO host Bill Maher said that he believes the divisiveness among Americans could potentially spark another civil war. The comedian and staunch critic of President Trump made the declaration on his latest HBO show Friday. “Lately we’ve been hearing more and more about a second Civil War, which sounds impossible in this modern affluent country. It is not,” said the “Real Time with Bill Maher”. Maher is not the first person to predict a civil war due to the political discourse in American culture. President Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser Pastor Robert Jeffress earlier rebuked by liberal critics for an eerily similar prediction. ….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019 The liberal outrage from this Tweet was massive. Maher seems to have faced no such backlash for his comments. However, the 63-year-old has been among the president’s most vocal critics on cable television since before Trump even entered the White House. He has regularly compared him to authoritarian dictators, and he has argued repeatedly that he does not believe  Trump will...

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“I Was Wrong. And I Am Sorry”: Bloomberg Apologizes To Black Megachurch For ‘Stop And Frisk’

“I Was Wrong. And I Am Sorry”: Bloomberg Apologizes To Black Megachurch For ‘Stop And Frisk’ As Michael Bloomberg weighs a bid for the White House next year, the former New York mayor told the congregation at a ‘black megachurch’ on Sunday that he’s sorry for his support of the city’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” program which targeted a disproportionate number of blacks and Latinos. “I was wrong. And I am sorry,” Bloomberg said at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, pandering to the black vote. In 2013, a federal judge who declared the program unconstitutional found that nearly 90% of those stopped hadn’t done anything illegal, while a 2018 Equal Justice Initiative report revealed that the city’s abandonment of the tactic had no influence on crime rates, according to Rolling Stone. Bloomberg notably supported the practice after the ruling. “Over time [i.e. the last few years, or weeks], I’ve come to understand something that I long struggled to admit to myself: I got something important wrong. I got something important really wrong. I didn’t understand back then the full impact that stops were having on the black and Latino communities. I was totally focused on saving lives, but as we know, good intentions aren’t good enough,” he added. In 2011, the year with the most stop-and-frisks, 685,724 NYPD stops were recorded. Of those, 88% were innocent, while 87% were black...

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Mauldin: China’s Grand Plan To Take Over The World

Mauldin: China’s Grand Plan To Take Over The World Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, When the US and ultimately the rest of the Western world began to engage China, resulting in China finally being allowed into the World Trade Organization in the early 2000s, no one really expected the outcomes we see today. There is no simple disengagement path, given the scope of economic and legal entanglements. This isn’t a “trade” we can simply walk away from. But it is also one that, if allowed to continue in its current form, could lead to a loss of personal freedom for Western civilization. It really is that much of an existential question. Doing nothing isn’t an especially good option because, like it or not, the world is becoming something quite different than we expected just a few years ago – not just technologically, but geopolitically and socially. China and the West Let’s begin with how we got here. My generation came of age during the Cold War. China was a huge, impoverished odd duck in those years. In the late 1970s, China began slowly opening to the West. Change unfolded gradually but by the 1990s, serious people wanted to bring China into the modern world, and China wanted to join it. Understand that China’s total GDP in 1980 was under $90 billion in current dollars. Today, it is over...

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