Tagged: Obamacare

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...

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...

Boll Weevils Need to Go

Boll Weevils Need to Go

The Democratic Party will be doomed to failure if it tries to be a “big tent.” Big tents have no soul, no star to steer by. If you want my vote, stand for something and make...

Self Interest? Or Decency?

Self Interest? Or Decency?

  At a time when Senate Republicans are shamelessly trying to sneak through their toxic health care law, it is inconceivable that any decent human being would vote for such a party. Surely, the Republican agenda is obvious...

Conservative Healthcare? Divide and Rule!

Conservative Healthcare? Divide and Rule!

Would someone explain to me what “conservative” health care means?  Is it taking one aspirin instead of two and writing a note to your doctor in the morning (instead of phoning)? I would think...

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...