Category Archives: Healthcare Reform

Semantics Today

Shorter Buddy Carter: “We want to take away your healthcare in a stable way.” Longer version: STEVE INSKEEP: First, will the 20 million or so people who’ve have gained insurance over the last few years under Obamacare, the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Rep. Shimkus Is At Your Cervix, Ladies!

Think Progress: “What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” [Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA)] asked. “Certainly not with pre-existing conditions, or caps on benefits or letting your child stay on the policy until 26, so I’m curious what … Continue reading

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The Summary

I read the news today, oh boy! In an alpha order:   AP: “Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill” … HuffPost banner: “REPUBLICANS COME APART AT THE SEAMS.” Axios:  “The Obamacare repeal is a mess” … Axios: … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ACA REPEAL BILL (UPDATED)

I cannot find the full bill, so here’s a quick what’s in/out analysis from Axios: In: Pre-existing condition coverage Continuous coverage — 30 percent penalty if people don’t keep themselves insured Special fund to help states set up “high-risk” pools, … Continue reading

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Turn Your Head and Cough, Mr, Akins

Let’s listen as Bill Akins, secretary of the Pasco county Republican executive committee, gets an impromptu colonoscopy from his constituents when he goes full Palin and invokes Death Panels at a town hall: All that’s missing is the snap of … Continue reading

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Here’s Some Stupid For Your Coffee

Brainiac McBrain, from the planet Brain (Sen. Mike Lee, R-Dimwit) said in an interview: The Republican Party, faced with the catastrophic real-world consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act, is divided over how to proceed. Some nervous Republicans want to … Continue reading

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About Last Night

So in the dark of night, figuratively under a full moon, the Republicans voted to start the process of taking away healthcare from the entire nation without having any plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act: “The Senate voted 51 … Continue reading

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What the HELL is the matter with these people?

Someone should call Child Protective Services on U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga: He’s a bottom line kinda guy, and so if his own son is going to suffer all night, then you can too. And remember he’s a member of Congress, … Continue reading

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Whatever Robert Frank Is Smoking, I’d Like Some

No More Mister Nice Blog looked at the NYTimes Opinion Page (why, Why, WHY?) and found an astonishing bit of nincompoopery (emphasis his): Bad times are looming for health insurance. If Mr. Trump wants to avoid a political buzz saw, … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This at Home, Kids…

In which Paul Ryan takes first place in Lying for Speed. Continue reading

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