Healthcare Ruling: President Obama’s Response

Healthcare Ruling: President Obama’s Response

Transcript is here. Favorite line: “And by this August, nearly 13 million of you will receive a rebate from your insurance company because it spent too much on things like administrative costs and CEO bonuses, and not enough on your health care.” Boom....

Health Care Ruling Roundup : Early Responses

As many long time readers know, I’ve been a proponent of healthcare reform for many years. Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that the majority of the Affordable Care Act is constitutional means that my daughters will have more options for...

This is why I voted Democrat in 2008

You can find a “Patient’s Bill of Rights” here. Here it is in its entirety: “Starting in September, some of the worst abuses will be banned forever. No more discriminating against children with pre-existing conditions. No more retroactively dropping...

Reason #7,345,987 Why Health Insurance Reform is a Good Thing

This makes me sick: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients Disgusting: The women all paid their premiums on time. Before they fell ill, none had any problems with their insurance. Initially, they believed their policies had been canceled by mistake. They...

Fear Strikes Out

This editorial from Paul Krugman underscores the difference in what Obama aspires to and what the GOP aspires: Fear Strikes Out Instead, I want you to consider the contrast: on one side, the closing argument was an appeal to our better angels, urging politicians to do...

Rove v Plouffe on ABC

Rove’s desperation is apparent: Also: Rove has a history of getting math wrong. Link to ABC story is here. Via: TPM Share...
Final Stretch Bullshit

Final Stretch Bullshit

As the Republicans continue to weasel as hard as they can to stop healthcare reform from passing, they are once again showing their lack of morality and their belief in lying: Via: Think Progress & Markos’ tweet. GOP has railroaded tons of legislation...

The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care

Republicans are stalling. And if their tactics prevail, it will cost the U.S. This is typical Republican theater; argue that they’re the party of fiscal responsibility while at the same time acting entirely opposite. Under the last president, with Republicans in...

The Cost of Dying

Honesty around medical costs in the coming months and years is going to be hard to come by. This report from 60 Minutes hit home, particularly given our recent loss (Granny Boone): Granny specified how she wanted to go. She did not want heroic measures and she died on...