Tag Archives: health care reform

The question is, can we kill the Senate health care bill before the Senate health care bill can kill us?

I’m not one to underestimate the political cunning Mitch McConnell, but it certainly looks like the Senate version of Trumpcare may be destined to go down in flames. [Which isn’t to say, of course, that we should stop fighting. If anything, it means that we should redouble our efforts.] Not only has it been slammed […]

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Obama declares the Senate health care bill, “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America,” and he’s right

Well, after weeks and weeks of secret discussions, Senate Republicans today shared a draft of their their health care bill, which, if passed, would replace Obamacare. Knowing the bill would be unpopular, the White House barred the news media from airing the press conference live. And, in hopes of diverting attention, Trump, at roughly the […]

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It looks like the Republicans are going to try for a third time to kill Obamacare, rob 26 million Americans of their health insurance, eliminate the protections afforded people with preexisting conditions, defund Planned Parenthood, and give the resulting $600 billion to the rich

It looks as though self-proclaimed master dealmaker Donald Trump, who just last year apparently told bestselling author Jon Meacham that, had he been President at the time of Lincoln, he would have been able to strike a deal to prevent the Civil War from happening, is going to try once again to repeal Obamacare and […]

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We can do better for our children suffering from mental illness

Over the past year or so, a friend of mine in Ann Arbor has had to spend quite a bit of time in the emergency room with her son due to various physical and mental issues he’s had to deal with, and the experience has given her some insight into how differently we treat children […]

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EMT: “It’s unofficially our job to try and figure out what hospital won’t bankrupt you, and it’s bullshit.”

As it’s been a while since I’ve used this site to whip up righteous indignation over the state of health care in this country, I wanted to share the following story, ripped from the pages of Reddit today, about people who are forced into bankruptcy when ambulances take them to hospitals that don’t accept their […]

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