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Category: health care reform / Obamacare

The devil we don’t know

The topic has been thoroughly thrashed over the last year. Health care reform, of course. Now it’s the law of the land. Or about to be. I share the hope […]

Civility and America’s dying values

The continuing coarsening of America has taken a new and very ugly turn today. At least ten Washington lawmakers have requested extra security due to threats to their safety and […]

The loneliest man in Michigan

Did you hear the one about Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) selling out his pro-life friends for $726,409 in airport grants? Heh. And you thought he rolled over on just the […]

‘Demon pass’ should doom Dems

The much cussed and discussed “deem and pass” procedure that Nancy Pelosi is threatening to employ for the health care reform bill, if actually used, should mean the ouster of […]

Best reason for health care reform

Regarding health care reform: “I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. […]

In the soup: Starbucks, Bing, Congress, et al

Education funding cuts Cutting funding to education? No wonder students are protesting today. The resulting tuition hikes in many cases will be so large that students already on tight budgets […]

Half a loaf is better than none

A recent Zogby poll shows the majority of respondents (57%) think Congress should start over on health care reform and 56.4% think the approach should be step-by-step instead of comprehensive. […]

Mass-ive headache looms for Dems

Tomorrow is the special election in Massachusetts to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. “The Kennedy Seat” has been Democratic for so long, it’s almost unthinkable it might […]

How to change the modus operandi in DC

I have to laugh at Republicans who are questioning the legality of the Medicaid deal Sen. Ben Nelson got for his state of Nebraska. Ten of them, apparently all attorneys-general […]

I wouldn’t feed it to my dog

They say lawmaking in Washington is like sausage making; we’re better off not seeing what goes on behind the scenes. We should just ignore the process and enjoy the end […]

Health care reform: for men only

First came the Stupak Amendment.  Now come the new mammogram recommendations. Suddenly I’m feeling like the goal here is doing away with health care for women, period. Women do cost […]

Stupak: canary in the coal mine

On the Chris Matthews Show this morning,the panelists seemed to think the Stupak Amendment is not a big deal because a relatively small number of women have abortions every year […]

Health reform: Big Pharma escaping again

I’ve written before about the evils of Big Pharma and expressed my outrage at President Obama’s behind-the-scenes deal to leave Big Pharma’s big profits out of the planning for health […]

Late amendment strips abortion coverage

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, an eleventh-hour addition to the health care reform bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House, prevents any plans in the proposed health insurance exchange from receiving federal […]