Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up.”
Sebelius took questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health about President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal.
Obama’s Solution To Rising Gas
The president watches a t.v commercial and writes his speech. And the crowd is buying it, just incredible.
Shit makes a good fuel and there is plenty of that in D.C. believe it or not.
I found this today on my reader, Its a amusing piece we all can relate to.
Household gadgets we’d like to see from The Guardian World News by Tom Meltzer
Few of us have ever questioned the idea that washing machines are a good thing, but there has always been a curious flaw in the idea of a machine that takes something dirty and transforms it into something wet. As anyone who’s ever fallen in a pond knows, wet clothes are even less useful than dirty ones. Daring to address this (and the more pressing and less glib problem of water scarcity), scientists at the University of Leeds have created a washing machine that uses just a cupful of water. The secret is thousands of tiny re-usable plastic beads that absorb dirt when in the presence of water vapour and then vanish back into the machine. It’s a step towards an easier and drier life for all of us, but there are plenty of household inventions that science still hasn’t delivered. For example:
The folding wok For people who want the culinary kudos of wok-ownership without having to build a cupboard just to store one.
The talking spice rack Warns you not to when you try to put an entire pot of oregano in some pasta as “an experiment”.
The non-collapsing ironing board The same as a normal one except it doesn’t suddenly collapse mid-ironing for no discernible reason.
The targeted champagne opener Not only pops the cork for you but fires it with perfect accuracy at the unwanted ornament or guest of your choice.
The silent blender For people who love smoothies but hate excruciatingly loud noise.
The homing remote No more demolishing the sofa trying to find it. Just shout “Accio Remotus” and stick your lazy little hand out.
The long-distance onion chopper A remote-controlled system of knives and clamps that chops onions from a safe distance. No more tears.
The water-free kettle Boiling kettles wastes water and energy but what about one that uses no water and no energy? How would it work? You tell me, science. You tell me
There is something about a pooper scooper here to I think.