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By JGillman, Section News
One of the major reasons used for justifying medicaid expansion in Michigan was that too many were using the hospital emergency rooms, rather than using a regular doctor.
If fact, during the building expansion debate in 2013, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder claimed as much:
"Currently, Snyder says we are funding the Emergency room visits of those without coverage through our increased insurance fees. He believes it would save money to send them to doctors opposed to the Emergency room.Huh, I guess he was wrong.
At least as is being reported in the Detroit News (and in a million other [surprised] outlets) he was:
" A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor's office or an urgent care clinic."And there you go.
And it wasn't as if there was no warning. It wasn't as if there was no one talking about an increase in Medicaid use, coupled with a reduction of Doctors to handle such things.
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If this doesn't put an end to the Red Light Camera (RLC) nonsense ..
The North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University did an RLC study in 2004 that revealed some flaws in the arguments being used for the implementation of Red Light Cameras. The study demonstrated the opposite result of that which camera supporters claim:
"However, the intersections where RLCs were installed are not experiencing the same decrease. When analyzing total crashes, we find that RLCs have a statistically significant (p<0.001) and large (40% increase) effect on accident rates.I'll bet that LAST statistic is used to sell such systems.
Testimony for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 10:30 AM Room 521, House Office Building, Lansing, MI
By JGillman, Section News
Sometimes SOMEONE has to break the news.
From their own statistics, homosexuals-only comprise about 1.7% of the population in the US. Yet the CDC recording demonstrates that merely the MSM deviants were responsible for 70% of the new HIV cases in 2010.
Second hand infections are suspected to be as a result of the 1.8% who idenitfy as 'bi-sexual' and share relationships between same AND Opposite sexes. (Spreading the 'love')
The surgeon General's warnings on Cigarettes are clear.
Families, and our nation's health depends on it.
Next logical removals would be the 'funny gay' media presentations that act much in the same way as 'Joe Camel' cartoon tobacco advocacy did in the 80s and 90s.
Stay tuned for updates!
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By JGillman, Section News
By Stacy Swimp - (Originally posted on his blog here)
Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema, has been under relentless and vicious attack from advocates of same sex marriage, solely on the basis of having reposted an article which proposes a number of health risks and social consequences the writer claims are associated with same sex relationships.
The article: "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals`, by Frank Joseph, M.D, suggests that their are a number of negative consequences to the lifestyle of homosexuality.
The author of the article also addresses what he calls "The Homosexual Agenda", among other things.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the opinions of the article, it is clear that the author poses some compelling points that are worthy of civil debates.
Dave Agema simply offered the article for such as debate to occur.
Nevertheless, in an attempt to suppress Agema's constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech, even some so called Republicans have publicly come out against him, calling for his resignation, accusing him of being a "bigot", `hateful', etc.
Allegedly. the Libertarian Party of Michigan has also called for Agema's resignation, accusing him of actions that are "unacceptable, sickening and reprehensible."
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