Their shoulders and backs and knees were giving out. Pills and steroid injections hadn’t eased their pain. They were scared of surgery. So, one afternoon last October, two dozen men and women, many of them white-haired, some leaning on canes, shuffled into a meeting room at Robson Ranch, a luxury retirement community in Denton, Texas. Sipping iced tea and clutching brochures that promised a pain-free tomorrow, they checked off their ailments on a questionnaire.They were there to see a presentation by Dr. David Greene, who was introduced as a “retired orthopedic surgeon.” Atlas Medical Center, a local clinic that specializes in pain treatment, hosted the event. Greene, a short, trim man with his hair slicked up, ignored the stage and microphone and stood close to his audience. After warming up the crowd with a joke about his inept golf skills, Greene launched into his sales pitch. A tiny vial no larger than the palm of his hand, he told the group, contains roughly 10 … [Read more...] about The birth-tissue profiteers
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The Medicare for All bill unveiled by Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday would provide universal health care coverage, swallowing both the current public programs like Medicare and Obamacare, as well as private health insurance, into one new unified system. Progressives embrace the plan because the coverage is free, streamlined and fair. They believe it will save money by squeezing out the profit-driven model of care. Opponents counter that one-size-fits-all, government-run health care would balloon the country’s health spending and limit access to care — or both.Story Continued Below Medicare for All legislation in the House and Senate does more than cover people. The bills swiftly transform the entire $3.7 trillion health care system, touching on everything from building primary and rural health care capacity to addressing socioeconomic disparities to getting all health care providers to use the same electronic billing format. And they wade into some of the biggest … [Read more...] about From abortion to immigration, things you didn’t know were in Medicare for All
The following people have been sentenced during hearings at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court this month (Scarborough address unless stated). Benjamin Thomas Kay, aged 28, of Main Street, Flixton, was disqualified from driving for three years, fined £415 with £85 costs and a £41 victim surcharge, for drug-driving in Wykeham Street, Scarborough.Darren Bernard Nelson, aged 46, of Lonsdale Road, given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, with £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge for possessing four knives in public. There was no separate penalty for stealing footwear and a pair of gloves belonging to Age UK.Adrian Neil Smith, aged 27, of Wheatfields Court, Eastfield, given a 12-month conditional discharged and told to pay a £20 victim surcharge for being drunk and disorderly.Karen Josephine Stubbings, aged 52, of Lismore Road, given a 12-month community order and told to pay £50 compensation for assault by beating and theft of alcohol … [Read more...] about Who’s been at court in Scarborough so far this month?