Tagged: US health care reform

Why do Republicans Want to Punish the Poor?

Why do Republicans Want to Punish the Poor?

I have to confess that I would rather be rich than poor. Being poor is not much fun. You don’t get to collect antique cars and travel to exotic destinations. You don’t get to eat...

The “Public Option” Could Still be a Possibility

The “Public Option” Could Still be a Possibility

You are hearing a lot about the U.S. Constitution these days, and you probably know the Founding Fathers were skeptical of human nature so they set up a system of “checks and balances” to...

As the World Turns, My Head Spins and My Heart Sinks

As the World Turns, My Head Spins and My Heart Sinks

I get it. At least I think I get it. The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that provides “affordable” health insurance to 31 million people who are not now insured. After the lawmakers...

Protecting Americans from Those “Unsafe” Canadian Drugs

Protecting Americans from Those “Unsafe” Canadian Drugs

What a difference a year makes! On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to take on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry by allowing Americans to import cheaper prescription drugs.  As a U.S. senator, he even...

Surely, It Must Be Time to Get Rid of Joe Lieberman

Surely, It Must Be Time to Get Rid of Joe Lieberman

What does Joe know? Senator Lieberman, I mean. He must have some very damaging information on the Democratic Party’s top brass or he wouldn’t still be chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

U.S. Health Care Reform Battle: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

U.S. Health Care Reform Battle: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

I am one of the 10.2 million American seniors who benefit from a government initiative called Medicare Advantage. It was enacted by a Republican Congress in 2003 and it subsidizes managed care programs offered...

More Evidence that the Bank Bailout Was a Daring Daylight Robbery

More Evidence that the Bank Bailout Was a Daring Daylight Robbery

With the blood bath in Iran and the sabotage of health care reform in the U.S. dominating the news, the biggest bank robbery ever perpetrated has faded from the front pages. But a recent...

To a Young Nurse in Florida, President Obama is “a Nitwit”

To a Young Nurse in Florida, President Obama is “a Nitwit”

I didn’t write a blog yesterday because Sandra made me go to the foot doctor in the morning and I had an afternoon tee time. I am a 75-year-old diabetic with arthritis so my...