Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shea-Porter will vote ‘no’ on health bill without public option, blog reports

January 6, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

Influential liberal blog Fire Dog Lake is reporting that Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea- Porter (NH-01) has “vowed to vote against any bill that does not have a public option.” If Shea-Porter’s vow stands it will symbolize a major break with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with whom Shea-Porter has voted over 95-percent of the time. Pelosi even [...]

Shea-Porter: “When you can pay for insurance, you must”

November 14, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

New Hampshire Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) had stern words for her audience in Alton on Friday. “I think when you can pay for insurance, you must,” Shea-Porter said to a small crowd of mostly skeptical constituents, according to the Laconia Citizen. Shea-Porter has become an increasingly influential player in the health care reform debate. [...]

Did the Democratic Party attempt to silence critics of Pelosi’s health care reform plan?

November 8, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

The below excerpt is from the Concord Monitor’s story on yesterday’s Organizing for America rally, which attracted a group of counter-protesters who oppose Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s health reform measure (which passed the U.S. House on Saturday night at 11:00 PM). We have contacted Democratic Chair Ray Buckley to see if the account is accurate and [...]

Hi-Tech Help for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

October 14, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

The fight against breast cancer continues to rage on.  According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,000 women throughout New Hampshire alone will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009; across the nation, one in 50 women are currently at high risk for developing the disease.  Breast MRI is recommended for these patients, as [...]

New Hampshirites Say “Yes” to Health Reform

October 8, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health, News & Politics

The health care debate continues to rage down in Washington, but with senators and representatives back in our nation’s capitol from their August recess, the conversation back in their home states remains relatively quiet. There are some local people, however, that hope to change all that by participating in a new web video campaign from [...]

New Hampshire fifth healthiest state

October 8, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

A new “scorecard” lists “shockingly wide variations” among the states when it comes to the health of their residents, says the president of the Commonwealth Fund, which compared such factors as access to care, insurance coverage and avoidable hospital admissions. “The differences we see among the states translate to real lives and real dollars,” Karen [...]

Swine Flu: businesses prepare…

September 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Doug Bates, president of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, has a precautionary suggestion for business people and employees if the contagious swine flu virus does begin to spread this fall and winter — keep face-to-face greetings verbal. “People ought to stop shaking hands for a while,” said Bates, whose small organization has plans in [...]

Nashua hospitals want reform, reduced costs

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Nashua’s two hospitals endorse health care reform, but warn that any public insurance plan must decrease costs, otherwise they won’t have the funding to provide the same level of services. The top executives of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital welcome federal legislation that would provide coverage to thousands of Americans who [...]

Celebrate Pink on the Memorial Bridge

September 16, 2009 by Tom  
Filed under Health

By: Guest Contributor Connie Eppich Wendy McCoole has audacity. Planning a road race over a lift bridge that could go up in the middle of the race?  No experienced race director would even consider it.  Wendy has not only considered it; she is going to make it happen. On Saturday, September 19, participants in the [...]

Maternity ward bans kids due to flu

September 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

If you’re visiting a pregnant woman or a new mother at the Concord Hospital Family Place, please leave your children at home. Because of concerns about the high rate of complications among pregnant women who catch the H1N1 flu, hospital officials are trying to limit their exposure. So far, most flu cases have been in [...]

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