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WHAT WILL TOM PRICE MEAN TO PATIENTS?

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

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“Who is Tom Price, Trump’s pick for HHS?

Washington (CNN) While some Republicans have signaled major changes to Obamacare are a long time in the making, President-elect Donald Trump has sent a strong signal that the law’s days are numbered, no matter what.

That signal is Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Georgia Republican and medical doctor is among the law’s most studied and determined opponents.” via

On ABORTION

  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

On DRUGS

  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a “hard-on-drugs” stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)

On ENVIRONMENT

  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing “critical habitat” for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

On HEALTH CARE

  • Republicans have offered ideas and solutions on healthcare. (Jan 2010)
  • Address lawsuit abuse; it doesn’t raise taxes by a penny. (Jan 2010)
  • More Medical Savings Accounts; less medical malpractice. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

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On HEALTH ISSUES
Benjamin says that Price’s record in public-health policy is particularly worrying. In 2008, for instance, Price voted against allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco as a drug.

Price has also pushed to repeal the Public Health and Prevention Fund (PHPF), a roughly $1 billion to $2 billion fund provided yearly to the CDC to support public-health programmes. Owing to past budget cuts, the agency has used this money to bolster spending on existing programmes, such as research on lead toxicity. Price has criticized the PHPF as a “slush fund”, but Benjamin says that it has been essential for the agency. “Should he be confirmed, we’d be working very hard to try and change his mind to convince him that prevention is an important issue he should champion,” he says.

And Price has also consistently opposed embryonic stem cell research, saying in 2009 that Obama’s executive order to permit such research would “force taxpayers to subsidize research that will destroy human embryos”.

He has also supported numerous efforts to defund the reproductive non-profit healthcare group Planned Parenthood” Via

 

“On STEM CELL RESEARCH

Price has been outspoken against research that involves embryonic stem cells.
In 2005, Price spoke with Georgia’s Athens Banner-Herald newspaper about the “ethical dilemma” of stem cell research. Embryonic stem cells, which have the potential to treat myriad medical conditions, are controversial because they derive from early embryos.
The cells are of interest for research because they have the potential to develop into many different cell types, and so scientists believe they can be used to generate cells and tissues that could be used for cell-based therapies.

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“There are people who believe any form of embryonic stem cell research necessitates the destruction of human life,” Price said. “I can’t overestimate the importance of that statement.” And for people who believe that, “stem cell scientists are threatening your fundamental principles,” he said.
According to the National Institutes of Health’s current guidelines on human stem cell research, embryonic stem cells are eligible for research with NIH funding if they were created using in vitro fertilization and are no longer needed or were donated by individuals seeking reproductive treatment.
Price has voted against expanding embryonic stem cell research. As HHS secretary he would oversee NIH grants to research on embryonic stem cells.” Via
On LGBT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, PERSONHOOD STATUS of EMBRYOS
Last year Price joined other Georgia Congressmen in signing a letter of support for fired Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who was terminated after not obtaining permission to use his official capacity to promote a book he wrote that disparages LGBT people under the cloak of religion. The letter falsely described both Cochran’s actions and the reason for his termination.Price, as On The Issues details, voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. He voted to constitutionally define marriage as one-man-one-woman and to amend the Constitution to define traditional marriage. He’s earned a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign and a 17% rating from the NAACP.

Rep. Price, 62, opposes a woman’s right to choose, he opposes stem cell research, and supports banning all federal funding of Planned Parenthood. He also supports granting embryos personhood status and thus equal protection under 14th Amendment.” Via 

 

What will Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services mean to you?  Please comment below.

STEM CELLS IN 2000 – The pope, Bill Clinton and stem cells (a look back)

In ALL ARTICLES, RELIGION & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS FROM THE PAST, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

STEM CELLS IN 2000 – The pope, Bill Clinton and stem cells (a look back)

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September 02, 2000 -By Gordon Prather

© 2009 WorldNetDaily.com

Well, you probably don’t expect Pope John Paul II and Bible-toting Bill to agree on abortion. So you were probably not surprised that, after Clinton announced the Final Federal Guidelines on Pluripotent Stem Cell research

last week, the pope immediately addressed in English an international congress being held in Rome of the Transplantation Society.

The Pope said, “Attempts at human cloning with a view to obtaining organs for transplants … insofar as they involve the manipulation and destruction of human embryos, are not morally acceptable.”

Now some newsies reported that the pope had come out against “cloning” humans, which he hadn’t. And from some news accounts you may have supposed that Bill Clinton had completely reversed his position of only three years ago, prohibiting the cloning of humans, which he hadn’t.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=20079

Obama, pope meet at Vatican- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on August 9, 2010 at 12:49 am

Obama, pope meet at Vatican – Published: Saturday, July 11, 2009

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…The president, who isn’t a member of any church, has had a sometimes-controversial relationship with some prominent Catholics, thanks in large part to his support for abortion rights and medical research using embryonic stem cells, both of which the church opposes.

His recent graduation speech at Notre Dame University drew protests. However, Obama won a majority of the Catholic vote, has had cordial relations with many church leaders and lauds the church’s teachings on social justice and help for the poor.

While opposing the president’s stand on abortion rights and stem cell research, the pope and the Vatican have been open to him.

The pope called Obama shortly after he was elected. The daily Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, ran a front-page editorial marking the president’s first 100 days in office with positive words and a statement that he hadn’t turned out as “radical” as feared on ethical questions.

via Obama, pope meet at Vatican- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research

In CATCH UP! on January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research

By Joe Palca, NPR – December 28, 2009

Some say they hold the potential for medical miracles. Others claim they are a moral abomination. Either way, human embryonic stem cells captured headlines during the past decade in a way few areas of scientific research have before…

via Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research | KPBS.org.

The focus of this article is all wrong.  While Embryonic Stem Cells may have potential for unknown results from research 20-50 years in future (as established by some of the top embryonic, stem cell and cloning researchers…and the director of NIH)…in fact, researchers still haven’t even mitigated the basic scientific problems inherent in the utilization of Embryonic Stem Cells in treatments…mainly tumors and rejection.

Meanwhile, around the world, the potential for treatment has ALREADY BEEN REALIZED in Adult or Repair Stem Cells.  Over 100 diseases in hundreds if not thousands of patients have already been treated successfully including HEART DISEASE, CEREBRAL PALSY, DIABETES, PAD/AMPUTATION, STROKE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and more. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/do-stem-cell-treatments-work/

As for Max’s statement: “America once paved the way for such innovations but now we are lacking in almost every field; sustainable energy, data infrastructure, public transport. Do not let stem cells be the next failure of our time”…

Max, I share your position 100% but I’m afraid that ship has sailed long ago.  The US, already years behind most of the world in regard to Stem Cell research FOR TREATMENTS of our millions of ill patients, is still losing ground.  https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/screw-the-embryos-they%e2%80%99re-irrelevant/

Imagine this scenario.  A patient comes back from Repair Stem Cell treatment oversees and is already seeing improvements when she and her spouse got off of the plane.  Her husband says: “I’m so glad we’re back and you’re feeling better.”  She responds:  “Yeah, I love America! It’s a great place to live…it’s just a bad place to get sick.”

Huckabee Beats Palin

In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on October 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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As for the issues that were most important in determining which candidate to support, abortion ranked No.1 by 40% of those voting (virtually the same as last year’s straw poll). Protection of religious liberty came in second, with 18%, and same-sex marriage a distant third, with 7.3%. Other very low ranking issues included public display of the Ten Commandments, prayer in schools, embryonic stem cell research and enforcement of obscenity laws.

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Top 10 Signs You Might Not Be A Libertarian – #4

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on August 31, 2009 at 11:26 am

Aug 30, 2009 at 06:00:45 AM PDT

Notice a propensity of newly minted Libertarians showing up lately? Perhaps it’s just coincidence their ranks swelled in inverse proportion to George Bush’s approval rating, ditto that so many are mouthing traditional conservative talking points. But what about the everyday gun toting townhall screamers and taxcutters and deficit hawks we see on cable news: are they really libertarian as so many claim, or just conservatives in glibertarian clothes? Here’s a few warning signs.

  1. You’re probably not a Libertarian if you believe the federal government should remove safety standards and clinical barriers for prescription and OTC medications while banning all embryonic stem cell research, somatic nuclear transfer, RU 486, HPV and cervical cancer vaccination, work on human/non human DNA combos, or Plan B emergency contraception.

SOUTH PARK TACKLES THE ISSUE OF STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, RELIGION & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VIDEOS on February 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Stem cells and South Park.

The appearance of stem cells in main stream media.

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WARNING!

The South Park TV Series is at best:

an animated American television comedy series famous for its off-color humor, pop culture parody, and biting satire covering a wide range of topics. -wiki

At worst, others have said that it is extremely distasteful, morally bankrupt, offensive and vile.  When they tackle the issue of Embryonic Stem Cells they show absolutely zero restraint and tact.

This is not for the faint of heart or sensitive viewer. In these episodes are scenes of abortion, eating fetuses, etc.  Honestly, if you are pro-life, do not watch these!  You will be disgusted! You have been warned!

(Consider this…a pro adult stem cell post)

Another Shakeys Pizza -Season 5 -Kenny Dies: Eric goes to the research lab to learn more about stem cells and how they might save Kenny’s life. Now he must find a way to persuade the government to revoke the ban.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153150/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

Worst Friend Ever -Season 5 -Kenny Dies: Stan finally musters up the courage to go see Kenny, but he’s too late. Cartman used up all the baby fetuses to replicate his own Shakey’s Pizzeria.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153164/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

Superman Arrives -Season 7 -Krazy Kripples: Christopher Reeve comes to South Park to promote stem cell research. Jimmy is not a fan.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153882/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

Larry King Show -Season 7 -Krazy Kripples: Christopher Reeve demonstrates the unique healing properties of stem cells during an interview with Larry King.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153890/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

Unplanned Pregnancy -Season 5 -Kenny Dies: Ms. Anders agrees to donate her aborted child to stem-cell research. But the truck carrying the fetuses crashes through a guardrail, and Cartman discovers the wreckage in the snow.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104363/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

What an Inspiration -Season 7 -Krazy Kripples: After Jimmy gets a ride home from his new friends, Christopher Reeve gives a public demonstration of how fetus ingestion can make him walk.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153901/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

Legion Of Doom -Season 7 -Krazy Kripples: Christopher Reeve is about to attempt world domination when Gene Hackman thwarts him by passing a ban on stem cell research.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153924/?tag=Stem+Cell+Research

International Committee Meets In Amsterdam to Plan World Congress of Families V

In ALL ARTICLES, RELIGION & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 18, 2009 at 12:55 am
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International Committee Meets In Amsterdam to Plan World Congress of Families V

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Planning Committee for World Congress of Families V met in Amsterdam last week to put together a program for the Congress. Meetings took place at Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre, also the site of WCF V (August 10-12, 2009).

Sessions were co-chaired by Larry Jacobs (WCF Managing Director) and Simon Polinder (head of the Local Organizing Committee). Dr. Patrick Fagan of The Family Research Council acted as moderator.

The Congress will include keynote speeches such as: “How Traditional Are Modern Families In The Netherlands?,” “The Family As The Fundamental Unit of Society,” “The Value of Marriage As The Basis of Family Life,” “The Family as The Foundation of Social and Economic Development,” “The Future Depends on Human Life,” “Effects of Government Policymaking on the Family,” and “The Influence of International Law on the Family.”

Break-out sessions include titles such as: “The Role of The Family In Overcoming Addiction (Drugs, Gambling and Pornography),” “Demography and Declining Birthrates Worldwide,” “Sexuality: Faith, Family and Freedom of Speech,” “Barriers to Adoption: National and International,” “Human Trafficking,” “How Biotechnology Affects The Family (Abortion, Euthanasia and Embryonic Stem-Cell Research),” and “The Family And The Future of Nations.”

via International Committee Meets In Amsterdam to Plan World Congress of Families V.

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