Tagged: U.S. health care

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...

No, It’s Not Ebola

No, It’s Not Ebola

  Your head is throbbing, you’ve got chills, your muscles ache, you feel weak and wobbly… OMG! Could it be? Relax. It’s probably not Ebola. You’re far more likely to have the flu. Didn’t...

Medicare for All!

Medicare for All!

  Enough fooling around. It’s time to go for a single-payer health insurance system in the US. I know, Republicans will freak out. But so what? They’re freaking out over Obamacare. Not just freaking...

When Facts Fight Back

When Facts Fight Back

Funny thing about facts: they just won’t go away. You can twist and distort them. You can concoct competing data and present them as facts. You can bluff and swagger and bluster and bully....

Young’s Legacy Lives on

Young’s Legacy Lives on

You will no doubt be hearing a lot of pontificating about last night’s special election over in Pinellas County. And some pundits will tell you it was a referendum on Obamacare. I have no...

Warning: Your Home May be Hazardous to Your Health

Warning: Your Home May be Hazardous to Your Health

I had one of those sneezing fits this morning, the kind Sandra and I usually blame on the cats, and my eyes are smarting and teary… Not a pretty picture. So I was more...

Confusing News for Codgers

Confusing News for Codgers

Not surprisingly, those troubling reports Americans have been hearing about Obamacare undermining the nation’s health insurance are mostly baloney. The political saboteurs and greedy insurers are doing their best to create shock and awe as part of a right-wing crusade...

Time for a Single-Payer System?

Time for a Single-Payer System?

The local newspaper delightedly proclaimed this morning that insurance companies are issuing a “wave” of policy cancellations (because of Obamacare, of course!). That’s the conventional wisdom among “conservatives.” They insist that bad Obama and his...

The Curse of Economic Ignorance

The Curse of Economic Ignorance

The Bible thumping zealots who dedicate their lives to fighting progress should read their Bibles once in a while. They might come across the Parable of the Talents. I’m sure you know the story...

Technology to Blame for Obamacare Problems

Technology to Blame for Obamacare Problems

It could be my age but I don’t subscribe to the belief that the Internet is the answer to everything. It can be convenient, that’s for sure. It would have been a great blessing when I...