Health Care
The Left believes universal healthcare is a right. They support President Obama's passage of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka ObamaCare. The middle are afraid of ObamaCare because they don't know what's in it, it means more taxation and higher federal debt, but they are equally afraid of skyrocketing healthcare costs. The Right believes that healthcare is an individual choice just like buying a home and the individual should control their personal healthcare decisions. Therefore, the Right believes PPACA (ObamaCare) is a misguided attempt at Socialism and should be repealed. The Right also believes the US cannot afford such a program when other countries are trying to relieve themselves of their previously instituted universal healthcare programs, and, under its current design more people will just opt out so it does not help access. Because ObamaCare is a federal program, costs will certainly rise in the form of both taxes to pay for it and the services it provides. The individual mandate was believed to violate the Constitution, but on June 28, 2012, SCOTUS issued an opinion which affirmed ObamaCare as a tax and as such was allowable under the Constitution. The fight now returns to the political arena. A very good healthcare blog where you can follow Healthcare and ACA issues can be found here. Below, and in the associated sub-categories, you can follow the arguments on both sides.

How Sugar Is Both ‘Brain Saver’ and Toxin: The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

from EPOCH TV,

When does sugar work for the brain, and when does it work against it? What’s needed for the optimal use of sugar in the body? Dr. Russell Blaylock knows what it takes to keep a brain in top condition. He was a neurosurgeon for 25 years, alongside which he had a nutritional practice. Sugar, he says, isn’t always nutritionally bad for the brain. “And we found that people’s memory improves if you give them glucose,” he says. “For instance, you can take Alzheimer’s patients and give them a drink with [glucose] and their memory gets better temporarily,” he adds. Of course, eating too much of the “wrong” sugar has its risks. It’s clearly connected to obesity, and with that comes higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and other diseases. But whether sugar is helpful or harmful to the body depends on the form it’s in—for example, whether it’s a simple sugar or complex sugar, and whether the right nutrients are there to help metabolize it. “It requires enzymes to slowly break the sugar down to produce these different elements that are used during [cellular processes], like the Krebs cycle and electron transport,” Dr. Blaylock explains. Today, Dr. Blaylock joins Vital Signs with Brendon Fallon to reveal sugar in both its harmful and healthy forms, and to explain how we make it work best for our bodies.

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