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Category Archives: Health Care Reform

No One Is Safe


Elizabeth Warren is awesome and very nearly touches on a tin foil beanie idea that I’ve been considering for quite some time. The idea: The reason there’s so much income inequity in these Untied States of America, the reason there was (and is) such a successful, forceful opposition to health care reform and the reason […]

Never Say Never


Until today, I have had not much use for the phenomena known as Justin Bieber. Until today. “You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s […]

Out In the Truck. Where Do You Want Them?


Shingles sounds like a bitch of a disease. Also known as herpes zoster, it is a “blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.” You are likely to get it (and one in three are at risk) if you had chickenpox at a young age. The virus has remained dormant […]

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise


At the very same time that the House Republigoats are trying to pass legislation titled “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act and Barack Obama Is A Stinkypants So There,” this is what Forbes (the magazine) is writing about health care reform: More Small Businesses Offering Health Care To Employees Thanks To Obamacare The first […]

Good Idea, Republigoats. Run Against THAT.


From September 17, 2010 — Healthcare reform, officially called the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law by President Obama last March. But this September 23, it picks up steam. Six major provisions will be enacted to set reform on its way. Here’s a quick look at the provisions: Extending Coverage for Young Adults: […]

No. HE'S the Assman.


“He’s using his opinions to try to deny care to other people. Think about it. He says that he’s concerned that the Obama plan is going to end up denying care to his patients, so he’s gonna deny care to his patients.” Rep. Alan Grayson, regarding the palsied logic of Dr. Jackass Cassell of Florida, […]

Attention Tea Partiers: The Sequel


Symbolically, many of you are complaining that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid themselves are exempt from health care reform. I have news for you regarding this symbolism. Today is Nancy Pelosi’s birthday. She is 70. (I know, right?) Harry Reid’s birthday is Dec. 2. He will be 71. Both of them have been eligible for […]

Attention Tea-Partiers:


Ahem. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO EXEMPT ITSELF FROM LEGISLATION. Congress has exempted itself from FOIA, from OSHA, from anti-discriminatory statutes, from minimum wage laws, honoraria, and probably a buncha more. Exempting itself and the executive from health care legislation is NOT an aberration. I didn’t say it’s RIGHT. I […]

Toles Nails It, The Post Eddy Board Fumbles


Toles just nailed it. Meanwhile, the Post editorial board kind of stumbles, though I think they accidentally said something correct: But we also believe that neither party has a monopoly on good ideas. When it came to health care, the Democrats were right to emphasize the morality and efficiency of universal coverage. But the bill […]

Red Stripe


Here’s a fun little fact for you. Jamaica has universal health care. Jamaica.