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Hospitals are changing the way they operate — no pun intended — and it’s putting some patients’ health at risk.

It used to be common practice for hospitals and other medical facilities to calculate costs and send bills to patients after they’d completed the important part, i.e. treating the patient.

That’s less true today than it used to be, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Collecting payment in advance is more and more common at medical centers, and while that saves hospitals time and money collecting on bills later, it means that some patients don’t get the care they need when they need it, because they can’t come up with the cash up front.

“Those who can’t come up with the sums have been forced to put off procedures,” the Journal reported Thursday in an article titled “Hospitals Are Refusing to Do Surgeries Unless You Pay In Full First.”

Webmaster addition: It's all about the Benjamins!

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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New Jersey Democrat Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill posted on X that President Trump should “go back to court” in response to Trump’s massive Wildwood, New Jersey rally on Saturday, which was attended by over 80K people. Rep. Sherrill’s choice of words “go back to court” is vital because Sherrill is a client of Judge Merchan’s daughter’s firm, Authentic Campaigns, whose website describes its services as “a comprehensive provider, we pride ourselves on being your ultimate destination for all things digital. With a proven track record of collaborating with numerous partners.”  Given Sherrill’s post and Authentic’s services, it looks exceptionally likely that Loren Merchan is using her father’s trial to write attack posts on Trump for her clients. This takes Judge Merchan’s conflict of interest to a whole new level. Laura Loomer exclusively reported that Judge Merchan’s daughter, Loren, is the partner and part-owner of Authentic Campaigns, a firm whose “featured client “is the Biden-Harris Campaign. The Left’s lawlessness in the name of “getting Trump” is reaching a crisis level. 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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U.S. military aid is reaching Ukraine as that nation's military strives to blunt Russian attacks in the Kharkiv region, said Sabrina Singh, deputy Pentagon press secretary. 

The Russian attacks on Kharkiv — Ukraine's second-largest city — were not unexpected, Singh said today, and Ukrainian service members are fighting furiously to blunt the Russian incursions. 

U.S. systems are again reaching Ukrainian service members after Congress approved a budget supplemental aid package on April 24. President Joe Biden announced a $1 billion assistance package at that time to meet Ukraine's critical security needs. On Friday, the United States announced another tranche of $400 million in aid.  

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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After the head of the United Nation’s atomic watchdog agency warned that Iran has enough uranium to produce "several" nuclear bombs, a firebrand Iranian lawmaker declared on Friday that the Islamic Republic of Iran possesses atomic weapons.

"In my opinion, we have achieved nuclear weapons, but we do not announce it. It means our policy is to possess nuclear bombs, but our declared policy is currently within the framework of the JCPOA," Ahmad Bakhshayesh Ardestani told the Iran-based outlet Rouydad 24 on Friday, according to an article published by the independent news organization Iran International in London.

The JCPOA is an abbreviation for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name for the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the JCPOA in 2018 because, his administration argued, the accord did not stop Iran’s drive to build atomic weapons.

 The JCPOA provides massive economic sanctions relief to Iran in exchange for assurances it will not, within a limited time period, build a nuclear weapon.

Tags: IRAN, WMD
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In a telling slip of the tongue earlier this week, Joe Biden referred to the unprecedented rise in illegal immigrants entering the US as an “influx” of “Hispanic voters.”

During an interview with a Spanish radio show, Biden was talking about the border crisis, and stated “It’s even a bigger influx now in terms of Hispanic voters, or Hispanic – Hispanic citizens, who want to become citizens.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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China has warned “relevant countries” against creating further obstacles for Palestine’s membership to the United Nations after the General Assembly voted by a wide margin to grant new “rights and privileges” to Palestine.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday that Beijing calls on “relevant countries not to continue to stand in opposition to the international community's moral and human conscience.”

China urges countries “not to further obstruct resolutions on Palestine's accession to the UN,” the official said.

"The Chinese representative has already comprehensively elaborated our position in the interpretative speech following the voting."

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, PALESTINE, UN
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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In a jaw-dropping display of regulatory spending, the Biden administration allocated a staggering $875.3 billion in just one week, coming dangerously close to surpassing President Obama’s total regulatory expenditure over two terms. This unprecedented surge in spending, driven primarily by climate change initiatives, has sparked concerns about fiscal responsibility and government overreach. Despite creating fewer rules, the Biden administration’s regulatory agenda comes with an exorbitant price tag, raising questions about its long-term impact on taxpayers and the economy.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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