Tagged: Medicare

There’s No Free Lunch

There’s No Free Lunch

  I saw an estimate in the trillions for “Medicare for All,” and it got me thinking about the humbug that passes for political discourse these days. I don’t care whether you’re a diehard...

Finding the Right Bush

Finding the Right Bush

As a young reporter, I traveled across Canada with the late, great Tommy Douglas, and I can still remember how stirring his speeches were. His rhetoric was richly illustrated by anecdotes, and one of...

What the Rich Really Want

What the Rich Really Want

  As the Republicans who control Congress prepare to launch yet another attack on the less fortunate in America, you might be asking yourself what drives them. Now that they’ve looted our  nation’s Treasury to...

Shredding the Safety Net

Shredding the Safety Net

  Bernie Sanders (and others) are sounding the alarm. They see the Republican tax “reform” as the first step in attacking the social safety net. Here’s how it works. First, Congress gives the rich and corporations...

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...

Perils of Privatization 3

Perils of Privatization 3

My privatized health care adventure continues to befuddle me. One Home Care Solutions told me (at the last minute) on Friday evening they were not coming to administer my IV infusion, and referred me to Integrated...

Perils of Privatization 2

Perils of Privatization 2

  You probably won’t believe this but my adventures with privatized health care just got weirder. CarePlus, my new health insurance provider, had told me they used a company named One Home Care Solutions to...

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...

Bernie is Right – Again

Bernie is Right – Again

I wonder why Bernie Sanders needs to point out the glaring aberrations in American society. They seem so self evident to me. And evidently to the thousands who flock to his political rallies. So why...

Bernie’s 12-Point Plan

Bernie’s 12-Point Plan

On the Senate floor last week, Bernie Sanders spelled out a 12-point plan to cure America’s economic and social ills. Needless to say the common-sense solutions fell on stony ground. The plan sounds so sensible...