Ebola Patients to the U.S. @ $500k Each?

2014 October 29
by bc3b

With his approval ratings at all-time lows, Barack Obama is grasping at any straw to build his legacy. One of those straws is Ebola. Apparently Obama is planning to bring foreigners with Ebola to the United States for treatment (at a cost of $500,000 each) while any members of the military who are diagnosed with Ebola while serving in West Africa will be treated in Africa

This is yet another example of Obama’s contempt for the American people and particularly the U.S. military. Apparently Obama feels he hasn’t done enough to expose U.S. citizens to Ebola. As he has done throughout his presidency, Barack Obama wants to spread the misery across the country.

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.

Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed by The Washington Times.

“The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis,” says the four-page memo, which lists as its author Robert Sorenson, deputy director of the office of international health and biodefense.

More than 10,000 people have become infected with Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and the U.S. has taken a lead role in arguing that the outbreak must be stopped in West Africa. President Obama has committed thousands of U.S. troops and has deployed American medical personnel, but other countries have been slow to follow.

In the memo, officials say their preference is for patients go to Europe, but there are some cases in which the U.S. is “the logical treatment destination for non-citizens.”

The document has been shared with Congress, where lawmakers already are nervous about the administration’s handling of the Ebola outbreak. The memo even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000

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Hat tip: Washington Times

18 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 October 29 11:50 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Gee, perfect timing — http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/barbara-boland/over-214000-doctors-opt-out-obamacare-exchanges?utm_source=facebook — 214k doctors dropping out of ACA for the 2015 cycle.

    Then of course — http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/29/obamacare-year-one-78-percent-premium-hikes/ — Obamacare rates to increase up to 78% for a 23yo male enrollee.

    We don’t have the resources to take care of our own citizens and yet that damn clown in the WH wants to treat foreigners. Sigh… The only legacy he will have is `King`.

  2. 2014 October 29 12:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Did the early vote today. Observations —

    * Yet again, very few contended state judgeships and all the uncontested positions had GOPers.
    * Fewer Libertarian choices this time around than in 2012.
    * Was approached by a candidate’s wife to vote for hubby. I asked if he we a GOPer, I won’t vote Dim. The Dim person next to her was a little huffy. The guy behind me started laughing.
    * Plenty of machines, no wait. The two poll watch ladies must belong to the same quilting club, that is what they were working on.
    * There is a petition drive to eliminate red light cameras in Arlington, Tx.

    That is all.

  3. 2014 October 29 12:11 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    SpaceX building a floating recovery pad for rocket reuse/recovery. Musk keeps driving, he will get launch costs down and be the only player in town soon after — http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532066/spacex-plans-to-start-reusing-rockets-next-year/

  4. 2014 October 29 12:51 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    #3. When does Boeing get in. Did they not just get a contract?

  5. 2014 October 29 1:16 pm
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    mulletover permalink

  6. 2014 October 29 3:41 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    I’d like to know what Boeing spends annually on lobbying (both Congress and the military). Remember a few years back when they built the $1 billion plus virtual border fence that was a total bomb?

  7. 2014 October 29 3:53 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    According to Open Secrets, Boeing spent $15.2 million on lobbying last year. That’s up about 50% from 2007:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000100&year=2013

  8. 2014 October 29 6:36 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Buy on the rumor. Sell on the news.” Once again, the old slogan has worked.

    Lockheed announced a breakthrough in fusion power. It plans to have small reactors available in a decade. One will fit on the back of a truck.

    In response to this announcement of a new energy order, Lockheed’s shares fell 0.6%.

    What’s this? Private enterprise beat the U.S. government’s decades-long fusion research to the punch? Billions of federal dollars down the drain. And what about the 10 billion euros spent by the EU? Nothing to show for it, you say? Will wonders never cease?

    If this pans out, then the #1 economic problem facing the world will be solved.

    It will be bad news for OPEC. OPEC is a government-run cartel. This will bust its near-monopoly.

    It will take decades to replace oil in cars. It always takes decades — as many as five — to replace old energy sources. But the stakes are high. The profits will be high. There is an incentive to shift.

    Think of India and China with cheap energy and cheap telecommunications. Think of online education offered free to a billion Indians and a billion Chinese — all outside of the state-run government school systems. Think of the world taught by Salman Khan instead of public school teachers.

    Let’s hope Lockheed has made a commercially viable breakthrough. Let’s hope that others will imitate Lockheed.

    Next step: cheap, safe water. Desalination, here we come.

    Decentralization, here we come.”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/gary-north/cheap-energy-cheap-water/

  9. 2014 October 29 8:31 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #1 When is open enrollment? Before or after the election?

  10. 2014 October 29 9:21 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    10,

    After, natch. And of course that is when the 20somethings will see the sticker shock of their life.

  11. 2014 October 29 9:23 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    9,

    Problem is what Lockheed has is a functional prototype that has not reached break even yet. I do have some faith in the Lockheed team, its the Skunkworks after all. But this is a new arena for them, their rep is in aviation.

  12. 2014 October 30 5:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  13. 2014 October 30 5:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog the Maryland fraud is indicative of why the Dems are as worried as they would otherwise be…they KNOW they will steal millions of votes

    Unclear if even that will be enough

    P.s. To all…I’m still bedridden, but on the mend. Should be back to my normal (obnoxious) self soon! 🙂

  14. 2014 October 30 6:08 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    JR, best wishes you get back on your feet soon.

    My angle on the voting fraud would be something quite different. I would go after something much different that would force the politicians to act — loss of the ability to tax. Were I the VVA I would start a drive that an amendment was placed on the maryland state constitution of no taxation without representation in a proven untainted election. Have it so written that the Sec of State must prove that the election was untainted by fraud.

    An attack like that would put the Demorats in a double bind. They can’t have the money to spend without an untainted election. They can’t win elections without the fraud. And it would be quite a hard sell to stand up in front of the public and support that tainted elections are what is `fair`.

  15. 2014 October 30 6:32 am
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    #10 – after… by dear leader’s specific fiat

    As already long chronicled by LWJ but with some recent updates:

    “As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees released within the last two to three years are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned.


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/30/sources-former-guantanamo-detainees-suspected-joining-isis-other-groups-in/

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