Tagged: health insurance

The Killing of Obamacare

The Killing of Obamacare

As the Republicans in Congress launch yet another attack on Obamacare, I wonder what they think they would achieve. Why deliberately deprive millions of their health care? Why sabotage Medicaid? What do they think...

The Health Care Puzzle

The Health Care Puzzle

  I don’t suppose Bernie’s bill to make Medicare available to Americans of all ages will become law. Not as long as Republicans control Congress, anyway. But it would be a great boon to this...

A Time for Outrage

A Time for Outrage

  Is health care a “basic human right,” as some politicians contend? Or is it a privilege, as others insist? And why does it matter? To me, the real question is not about rights....

When People are Pawns

When People are Pawns

  America is losing its most precious asset – its humanity.  I used to think of Americans as generous, compassionate people. And I still see signs of these admirable traits. In the success of so...

It Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

It Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

As Trump and his Republican pals struggle with the mess they’ve made by promising to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, even they are beginning to see it isn’t going to be easy. In a meeting...

Medicare for All. Now.

Medicare for All. Now.

  The health insurance companies are making the prospect of government run competition look more appealing every day. For example, Aetna (which recently bought out my insurer, Coventry) is opting out of Obamacare in all...

The Health Care Dream

The Health Care Dream

  Americans might get single-payer health care after all, but it probably won’t come from Washington. Apparently, the health insurance lobby is too mighty and the public too gullible. Even President Obama at the peak of...

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

The government shutdown and debt ceiling brawl have taught a lot of people a lot of lessons. And I bet President Obama is among them. For much of his presidency, he has tried to walk...

Birth Control Fuss Shows Church’s Hypocrisy

Birth Control Fuss Shows Church’s Hypocrisy

  We’re hearing a lot about the First Amendment rights of religious groups in America. An innocuous regulation in the new health care reform legislation is prompting the most unctuous fulminations from Catholic politicians...

There May Be a Silver Lining in the Health Care Scare

There May Be a Silver Lining in the Health Care Scare

I am not a fan of Obamacare. I think the law that finally emerged from Congress is badly flawed. I see it as one more piece of sleight-of-hand that enriches the wealthy and penalizes...