Update II: ZMT has learned Gia Allemand hung herself... or someone else did it to make it look like she hung herself.
Update: Gia Allemand, who starred on season 14 of "The Bachelor," has died E! News reports.
Allemand, 29, was taken to University Hospital "following a serious emergency medical event" on Monday night, ABC said in a statement.
Allemand's mother and boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were with her when she passed away today. "On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time," the family said in a statement. Allemand is reportedly on life support.
There is still no word on the medical emergency that caused her death.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Fox contributor Dick Morris both seem to think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just biding her time until she can run against Barack Obama for president in 2012.
On 60 Minutes earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that the American economy is making it more difficult for her to do her job because other nations are telling her that “we always look to you because you have this great economy, and now you’re in the ditch.” Bill O’Reilly saw “a little jab” at the President in those comments, blaming the White House for her job troubles, but guest Dick Morris took that premise a bit further, suggesting the remarks, coupled with her silence on health care reform, were a deliberate attempt to undermine the President building up to 2012.“I think there is a subtle distancing going on, and it began over health care,” Morris noted, pointing out that Clinton was not vocal about supporting health care reform. Read More...
She sure wasn't. We heard nary a peep from Hillary when it came time to support Obama's health care reform initiative. She pretty much stayed out of it.
Will Hillary make a run for president in 2012 and thereby oust her boss from the White House? You bet 'cha!
You just know Hillary is sitting back collecting all types of intel to use against Obama in 2012!
For decades, full time workers have depended on health insurance provided by their employers to cover their family's health care needs.
Then along came Barack Obama and the Democrats who decided that changing history was more important than simply shoring up the financially strapped Medicare and Medicaid system, and changing the rules to allow more Americans to apply.
Now that the health care bill has passed, 4 major corporations (AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar and Deere) plan to drop health coverage altogether for their employees -- and pay a penalty to the government instead.
This action will instantly terminate insurance coverage for millions of Americans who will be forced to negotiate with ruthless insurance companies on their own.
Internal documents recently reviewed by Fortune, originally requested by Congress, show what the bill’s critics predicted, and what its champions dreaded: many large companies are examining a course that was heretofore unthinkable, dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government. [link]
I read about this sad case last week and I honestly thought the surgical outcome would be different. Is this really an improvement over how he used to look? And why do patients who receive face transplants feel the need to go public with their new faces?
A young man whose face had been disfigured by tumors proudly stood before the media this week.
"I am full of joy and happiness," the man, identified only as Rafael, told the press. "I want to thank the family of the donor and the medical team."
With him was his mother, Juana, and sister, Belen, as well as members of the surgical team. Doctors replaced the bottom two-thirds of Rafael's face in January because of a congenital disease that left it deformed with benign tumors.
He appeared happy to answer questions from the press, but had a special request: Leave him alone.
"Please, after this press conference I want you to leave me, my family and my friends in peace," he said.
If he really wants his family to be in peace, why go public?
Dr. Brian Day, the former President of the Canadian Medical Association, appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Thursday to give Americans a better understanding of Canada's free health system that includes rationed medical care.
Dr. Day explained why there aren't enough doctors for Canadian citizens:
We rank 26 out of 28 in the developed countries as far as doctors to population. It's part of the mechanism of rationing that has to happen when you promise to deliver everything and don't have enough resources.
And here's what he said about those long lines of patients waiting for medical care in Canada, which explains why so many well-to-do Canadians come to the U.S. to seek treatment.:
We have over a million people waiting for surgery and probably another million waiting to see their specialist before they get to wait for the surgery.